Photo by Dana Cousins\wbex.com
Head Coach: Shawn Blue
Tip Off times are approximately 7:30pm unless noted otherwise.
* Denotes SEOAL game
|12-19||at Portsmouth *||42||54||2||4|
|12-22||at Warren *||35||80||2||5|
|1-3||at Washington CH||50||54||3||6|
|1-5||Gallia Academy *||55||44||4||6|
|1-12||at Logan *||34||62||4||8|
|1-19||at Jackson *||38||58||4||10|
|2-9||at Gallia Academy * OT||46||52||6||14|
|2-20||at Olentangy Orange||36||76||6||16|
|End of Season|
Head Coach: Pam Allen
|12-8||at Athens Invitational||PPD|
|12-11||vs McClain, Hillsboro & Miami Trace||4th||3rd|
|12-19||at Washington CH||3rd||2nd|
|1-5||at Greenfield McClain||2nd||3rd|
|1-9||vs Ports. Notre Dame at Shawnee State||2nd||2nd|
|1-10||at Greenfield McClain||1st||2nd|
|1-12||at Wilmington Invitational||2nd||2nd|
|1-19||Cavs Quad Meet at YMCA||3rd||2nd|
|1-26||at Rio Grande Univ.||2nd||1st|
|2-2||Teays Valley Canceled|
|2-9||Sectionals at OU|
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Head Coach: Mike Peck
|12-1||at Circleville Kiwanis||5th|
|12-12||at Paint Valley Tri||5:00pm|
|vs Westfall||W 43-40|
|vs Paint Valley||W 57-17|
|12-15||at Jackson Invitational||4th|
|12-19||at Warren||L 39-27|
|vs Williamstown||W 48-36|
|12-22||Ross Co. Invite at SE|
|vs Paint Valley||W 46-28|
|vs Zane Trace||W 43-19|
|vs Southeastern||W 48-27|
|vs Unioto||W 45-27|
|vs Adena||W 63-12|
|12-27||Coaches Corner Classic||3rd|
|1-15||at Nelsonville-York Tri|
|vs Warren||W 43-30|
|vs Nelsonville-York||W 47-29|
|1-19||Jeff Arndt Invitational||3rd|
|1-23||vs Hamilton Twp *||W 48-33|
|1-26||at McDonald's Classic||8th|
|1-30||at Circleville *||L 44-27|
|(* State Dual Meets)|
|2-9||SEOAL Meet at CHS||4th|
|2-15 & 2-16||Sectionals @ Alexander High School||5:30p & 9:30a|
Boys Head Coach: Keith Proehl
Girls Head Coach: Becky Crawford
Home matches played at Shawnee Lanes
|12-10||at New Lexington||W||W|
|12-13||at Miami Trace||W||W|
|12-15||Beast of East
||Girls Only|| 4th
|12-17||at Fisher Cath.||W||W|
|12-22||First Capital Baker Bash||6th||1st|
|2-18||SCOC Coaches Challenge at Shawnee Lanes|
Head Coach: Nancy Arledge
Chillicothe Boys and Girls Basketball have swapped levels of divisions.
The OHSAA released the divisional breakdowns matched with the enrollment figures for the coming school year.
The Cavalier Boys slipped into DII in 2006 following many seasons in DI. They'll head back to Columbus for post season play beginning this Winter.
New Cavs Coach Eric Huffer welcomes the challenge. "We look forward to the opportunity and challenge.", speaking via text. The first year coach added "I expect our guys to compete and look to do those fundamental things that will make us a good basketball team. If we can do those things each night then I will be satisfied no matter what division we are playing in."
Chillicothe's enrollment for Boys in grades 9, 10 and 11 is 381, eleven above the cut off for DII.
Meanwhile, after four seasons at DI, the Lady Cavs drop to DII.
For the new Division breakdown and enrollment figures: Click Here
The Chillicothe Athletic Department acted quickly to fill the vacancy created by Shawn Blue’s resignation from the Girls Basketball head coaching position, hiring Patrick Beard as his replacement.
Beard served as part of the Chillicothe Boys basketball coaching staff under then head coach Gary Kellough. The 1993 Zane Trace graduate played for Coach K and then joined the CHS staff during the Cavs state title run.
Beard says it’s a challenge he’s ready to embrace “(I’m) looking forward on building what Coach Blue has done over the past four years… taking it to the next level, wanting to instill hard work, dedication and passion for the game into the young ladies.”
2013-14 will be Beard’s first year as a head coach.
That will also be the case for Chelsey Jones as the new Volleyball coach for the upcoming fall season. Jones, who was an assistant for Bret Wrightsel last season, served as the JV head coach for Shawn Blue in the basketball program. Wrightsel handed in his resignation in November following Chillicothe’s SEOAL championship season.
Jones says Wrightsel is serving as her mentor “Being around him last year, I kinda got use to his coaching style and a sense of what he’s all about… I’m excited to follow in his steps.”
Coaching teenagers is nothing new to Jones “I currently coach Spiketown Club Volleyball (17 year olds) right now and I think the ages I’ve coached in the past will help me build a strong program because I know how each level needs to be coached.”
Like Beard, Jones was a recognized Scioto Valley Conference athlete during her high school days, (as Chelsey Eblin) at Huntington.
Citing "It's time to move on", Chillicothe's Shawn Blue resigned as the Lady Cavs Girls Basketball coach.
Blue came to the Cavaliers in June of 2009 and led them to a 12-9.
The Cavs followed up with youth and inexperience and failed to win a game in 2010-11, but posted a 9-12 mark in 2011-12.
Using a team consisting of just one upper classman and the rest freshmen and sophomores, Chillicothe was 6-16 in 2012-13 before having the season cut short by eventual Division 2 state runner up Olentangy Orange.
Chillicothe's Robbie Vest is the latest Cavalier athlete to sign a national letter of intent. Vest will bowl for the University of Pikeville in Kentucky.
The Cavalier senior was honored as the South Central Ohio Conference Player of the Year, the first Chillicothe Bowler to receive the honor. He was in junior high school when the Cavs Bowling program became recognized by the
In a couple of years, he made the SCOC All-Freshmen Team and became a staple All-Conference player his final three seasons.
When asked about what the ride has been like, Vest said “I feel so honored to be the first one to set a building block for what’s to come for people around here.”
During Vest’s career, he helped pave the way for an undefeated season in 2010-11, three consecutive conference championships, five different high school tournament victories and a handful of Top 4 finishes, including taking 3rd place in the State Kick-off Tournament last
Vest also became the first Cavalier to reach the State Tournament during the 2011-12 season.
He says it wasn’t a lock that he was going to UPike, which has a Men’s teamed ranked 8th in the NAIA Coaches Poll. Their Women’s team is ranked 4th nationally.
“I think I was choosing between five at one point, when I found out I could get some scholarship money for bowling from the University of Pikeville, I made up my mind because they had what I wanted (Bowling and Computer Science) that’s where I was gonna go…”
Among his future plans Vest hopes to work with either Microsoft or Apple and build computers, “… with hopes of building my own third company at some point.”
Vest carried an SCOC career average of 213 and has had
While the computer route may be where his vocational pathway leads, but who knows, Vest may turn pro someday and have Microsoft or Apple as a sponsor on the PBA circuit… or maybe his own company.
Hear Dan Ramey's interview with Robbie Vest
Chillicothe’s Hannah Day was named to the First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference.
The Otterbein senior leads the Cardinals in scoring with 16.7 points per game this season, rebounding 6.9 per game and 3-point shooting percentage (41.5%). Day is listed as 15th on the Cardinals All-Time Scorer’s List and 16th on the All-Time Rebounder’s List.
Otterbein (21-6) will face Maryville College at 5:00pm Friday in the First Round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament, with the winner advancing to the Second Round Saturday.
Chillicothe’s Zach Johnson and Bri Dawes earned All-SEOAL First Team honors in a polling of league coaches.
Cavaliers on the Honorable Mention list, Tommy Bolte and Jenna Holton.
Johnson averaged 19.2ppg and crossed the career 1,000 point plateau this season for Drew Meister’s Cavaliers. Bolte averaged 7.5ppg.
The Lady Cavs one-two sophomore punch for Shawn Blue, Dawes scored 14.2ppg and Holton added 9.8ppg.
Player of the Year honors went to Warren’s Evan French and Jackson’s Madison Ridout. Their respective coaches, Blane Maddox (Warren) and Matt Wallburn (Jackson) are Coaches of the Year.
2012-2013 ALL-SEOAL BOYS BASKETBALL
Player, school Ht Gr Pos
Zach Johnson*#, Chillicothe 6-4 12 G
Justin Bailey, Gallipolis 6-1 12 G
Anthony McNeal, Logan 6-3 12 G/F
Tristan Myers, Logan 6-2 12 G/F
Ky're Allison, Portsmouth 6-1 9 G
Jayllen Carter, Portsmouth 6-2 12 G
Evan French*, Warren 6-3 11 G
Michael Hall, Warren 6-5 10 F
Dylan Leffingwell, Warren 6-2 12 C
Reece Patton, Warren 6-3 11 F
Tommy Bolte, Chillicothe; Cody Call, Gallipolis; Tyler Neal, Jackson;
Josh Mutzner, Logan; Alex Dickerson, Portsmouth; Evan Yabs,
Player of the Year:
Evan French, Warren
Coach of the Year:
Blane Maddox, Warren
*—indicates previous All-SEOAL team honors. #—Johnson was honorable mention in 2010-11.
2012-2013 ALL-SEOAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Player, school Ht Gr Pos
Bri Dawes*, Chillicothe 5-6 10 G
Kendra Barnes, Gallipolis 5-2 10 G
Kari Jenkins, Jackson 5-10 12 F
Lydia Poe#, Jackson 6-2 11 C
Madison Ridout**, Jackson 5-9 11 G/F
Ashley Frasure*, Logan 6-1 11 F
Peighton Williams#, Portsmouth 5-8 10 G
Jordanna Rauch**, Warren 5-7 12 G
Emma Ryan, Warren 5-11 12 F
Mackenzie Ullman, Warren 5-7 12 G
Jenna Holton, Chillicothe; Chelsy Slone, Gallipolis; Whitney Wills,
Jackson; Paige Davis, Logan; Dasia Kennedy, Portsmouth; Victoria Buzzard,
Player of the Year: Madison Ridout, Jackson
Coach of the Year: Matt Walburn, Jackson
*—indicates previous All-SEOAL team honors. Ridout was co-Player of the Year in 2011-12. Williams and Poe were honorable mention in 2011-12.
Teams are selected via a vote of league coaches. Each team was accorded one automatic honorable mention selection.
The remaining Chillicothe Wrestlers all suffered 2nd round consolation defeats Saturday morning to end their seasons.
132 Pounds: Zach Carpenter (Sheridan) by pin Caleb Price 4:16. Carpenter scored an early take to take a 2-0 advantage and entering the 3rd period with the match at 2-1. Cavs coach Mike Peck said “Price made a key mistake when riding in the top position and reversed to his back, for the pin.” Carpenter and Price had split on the season. Carpenter won at the Miami Trace Tournament and Price winning at the Alexander Sectionals
last weekend. Price, a sophomore finished the season 33-10.
145 Pounds: Tyler Sowards (Kenton Ridge) by pin Jacob Price 4:51. Jacob Price was unable to get things going in his second round consolation match against Sowards, the Milton Union Sectional Champ from Kenton Ridge. Jacob’s Junior season record ends at 31-8.
160 Pounds: Nate Marmol (Taylor) over Christian Collins by decision,
8-5. Down 2-1 in the second period, Collins gave up a 5 point move to Marmol. Peck said “Collins scored some points late, however was unable
to recover enough points in time.” Collins’ sophomore season record ends at 43-7.
Chillicothe’s Summer Finley is headed to the State Bowling Tournament next Friday.
Finley rolled a 633 series to be the lone individual state qualifier from Friday’s Southeast District Bowling Tournament at Shawnee Lanes.
Ross County was represented by Zane Trace Boys and Girls teams, Chillicothe Girls Team, and the Cavaliers’ Jarred Zeisler who was an individual District qualifier last weekend.
Only the top teams and top individuals advanced to the next round.
Maysville’s Boys and Zanesville’s Girls qualified as teams.
Chillicothe Girls ended up in 4th place, with Zane Trace ending up in 6th place.
It’s Finley’s first trip to the State Tourney.
Three Cavalier Wrestlers have reached the Saturday round of the Division II District Wrestling Tournament at Goshen High School.
Caleb Price (132) won his first match 6-2 but lost his second to retuning two-time state champ from Micky Jordan of St. Paris Graham.
Jacob Price (145) lost his first match 11-4 but bounced back to win 16-3 in the first round of consolations.
Christian Collins (160) won his first match 9-1. But fell to Bo Jordan of St. Parris Graham in the quarters round. Jordan is a returning three-time state champ.
For Nick Lawhorn (113), the season came to an end.
Olentangy Orange's size and strength proved to be too much for Chillicothe, as the Lady Pioneers posted a 76-36 sectional finals win, Wednesday.
Olentangy Orange finished the first quarter at 19-6 and never looked back to advance to the district tournament. Three Lady Pioneers scored into double figures: Taylor Agler and Mya Walker had 18 each, while Sarah Sargerer chipped in 16. Offensively, they were 31/67 for 46% from the field and 9/11 from the charity stripe.
From the field, Chillicothe shot 15/58 for 26% and was 3/8 from the foul line for 37.5%. Bri Dawes led Chillicothe's offense with 13 points. Haylee Large added 7.
The Lady Cavaliers wrapped up the season (6-16) and graduate one senior, Kayla Keener.
Olentangy will face Zanesville, a 51-40 winner over Teays Valley Wednesday, in the district semis on February 28th at Hilliard Davidson.