WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2017, Chillicothe High roundup: Spikers roll in two at Higginsville, Brobst paces solid golf showing in Platte County Tournament. Unconfirmed report of girls' tennis win at Kirksville
Chillicothe High School’s 2017 fall sports teams continued their successful, still-early seasons Wednesday, Sept. 6, with, unofficially, a pair of wins and another strong showing by the young golf Lady Hornets.
Confirmed was another straight-games, non-conference triumph for the volleyball squad at Higginsville and, paced by Riley Brobst’s eighth-place individual finish, the golfers’ fourth-place team showing among 11 squads in the Platte County Invitational tourney.
Although a direct report from head coach Amanda Marsh might not be received until around school time Thursday, an unofficial tweet online reported Chillicothe’s tennis girls nipped Kirksville 5-4 on the road Wednesday. No details were available at the time of this posting.
Thursday’s Chillicothe High sports slate includes 4:30 p.m. home softball play against Savannah, the volleyball team hosting St. Joseph: Bishop LeBlond in Midland Empire Conference play at 5 p.m., the tennis Lady Hornets visiting MEC foe St. Joseph: Benton at 4 p.m., and the soccer Hornets also playing at St. Joseph against Benton at 5 p.m.
Victory No. 4 for volleyball squad
HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. — Devin Dowell and Ruthie Vinson each served nine winning points – Vinson having three by ace and Dowell two, Kylee Larson and Kennedie Kieffer led the net attack with six “kills” apiece, and Elli Ross assisted on 14 winning shots as the CHS volleyball team improved to 4-1 on the year with a 25-22, 25-10 triumph over the host Lady Huskers.
Kieffer was Chillicothe’s most-efficient hitter, knocking six of her 11 spike attempts. Larson was six of 18.
According to team statistics, CHS won nine of the 11 points Vinson started and nine of 12 Dowell served.
After Thursday’s league match, CHS’ annual tournament will occur Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Brobst’s top-10 95 paces golf Lady Hornets
PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Junior Riley Brobst carded a personal season-best round of 95 Wednesday to lead the Chillicothe golf Lady Hornets to fourth place in the 11-teams Platte County Invitational Tournament.
Parring holes No. 4, 12, and 14, according to head coach Bob Long, Brobst went 50-45 to show the way for CHS. Her 95 total was 14 and 10 strokes behind the top two individuals – Platte County twins Kasydie and Jaselyn Shipp, respectively, Long relates.
“Riley is playing and hitting great,” the coach saluted.
With Harlie Jones also breaking 100 – by one swing, Chillicothe put together a 409 low-4 team score. That was 18 strokes behind the third-place hosts. Park Hill South was the team champion with a 368 and Smithville took second at 386.
CHS’ team total was 32 strokes lower than its 2016 total in the event at the Shiloh Springs Country Club course.
Jones’ 54-45 put her 16th, individually, among the 57 players. She had three pars (Nos. 3, 13, and 14), reports the CHS coach.
Lexi Hargrave’s 55-50–105 was one of her best days thus far this fall and included parring the first hole she played – the over-the-water 18th – and the 13th, according to Long.
Rounding out the scoring group was Maddie Lamp with a 58-52–110. She also earned a pair of pars, on Nos. 8 and 14.
The fifth CHS player was Hannah Haakonstad, who carded a 60-55–115.
Next for Chillicothe’s golfers will be a tournament at Sedalia Monday.