Golf Lady Hornets stayed spotless in duals Monday

CHS Monday recap: Tennis falls 8-1 to Pius

As reported to C-T

Chillicothe High School’s golf Lady Hornets preserved their undefeated record in dual matches this past Monday, while the shorthanded tennis girls absorbed the expected drubbing from a top league opponent.

The girls’ golf squad ended up with a double-dual match at Cameron, raising their match record to 5-0, as St. Joseph: Lafayette sent only one player over. The links Lady Hornets’ 201 bested both the 209 from match-medalist-led St. Joseph: Benton and the host Lady Dragons’ 219.

At Kansas City, St. Pius X shut out the tennis Lady Hornets 8-1, leveling CHS’ overall record at 5-5 and sinking its Midland Empire Conference mark to 1-3.

GOLF

At Cameron, while Benton’s Jaida Cox was the easy individual medalist among the 16 varsity players with a 40, Chillicothe’s Lady Hornets were the only one of the three team with three participants to break 50 for the nine holes.

Junior Skyler Powers’ 46 was the second-best round overall behind Cox, leading CHS teammate Izzie Montgomery by a stroke. Also under 50 by a shot was Abbey Hayen, heavily tipping the results scale Chillicothe’s way.

Rounding out the scoring foursome for the Lady Hornets was Clara Leamer, even though she rounded the course in 59 strokes.

Aside from Cox’s 40, Benton’s lowest score was a 50. Host Cameron’s best score was a 50. Lafayette’s only participant finished in 72 shots.

Chillicothe’s golfers played at home Thursday against players from Hamilton and Princeton and next are due to be in Monday's Smith-Cotton Invittational at Sedalia. CHS will host its annual invitational tournament at Green Hills Golf Course next Thursday, weather permititng..

TENNIS

At the SPX courts in north Kansas City, Chillicothe again was minus senior No. 1 doubles team member and No. 3 singles player Leah Lourenco. While having her hale and hearty might not have impacted the overall outcome, it could have tightened the team score and made CHS more competitive in more sets.

The Lady Hornets’ lone position win came from its fill-in player, Bryton BeVelle. She claimed the No. 6 singles 8-4.

CHS’ No. 3 doubles combo Olivia Anderson and Audrey Snider came close to claiming their set, which wasn’t settled until the final game concluded with their St. Pius X opponents on top, 8-6.

In the top singles and doubles action, Chillicothe’s Cami Carpenter lost 2-8 in singles to Dunn (first name not reported) and, with BeVelle in place of Lourenco, 4-8 in doubles to Dunn and Pernice (first name not reported).

The other doubles set was taken by the Kansas City team 8-2 over CHS’ Rylee Washburn and Izzy Garr. Washburn fell in No. 2 singles by the same score, while Garr lost No. 5 singles 3-8.

Each elevated a spot in the lineup, due to Lourenco’s absence for a third-consecutive outing, Anderson at No. 3 singles and Snider at No. 4 dropped their sets without winning a game.

Next for the tennis Lady Hornets, who traveled to St. Joseph: Benton road MEC play Thursday, is to be another league dual at St. Joe Monday, this time against Bishop LeBlond.

The Lady Hornets are ticketed for the Excelsior Springs Tournament Wednesday, May 22.