Student Council Christmas Assembly

Each year as school winds down for the semester the Rich Hill Student Council hosts a Christmas Assembly that provides some entertainment on the last day before Christmas vacation begins.  As part of this assembly students make donations towards the Community Food Basket project to have their names entered in the drawing for prizes.  The senior class won the prize for the highest percentage of donations but most importantly $400 was raised to be donated to help provide food for families in the community.

Many students and staff provided entertainment during the assembly.  Senior Desiree Ferguson was declared the winner.  She provided the student body with a comedy routine featuring situations from her life.  Second place was Shonasea Cowhick and Kassi Austin with a musical number and runner-up was a wild comedy routine by McCrae Klinksick and friends that featured the elusive albino giraffe.


RH vs. Greenfield

Thursday evening was a busy night for Tiger fans.  The FFA Boosters hosted a chili supper, project prom parents were selling candy, Tiger fans were dressed in their Christmas gear for Silent Night, and of course there was a whole lot of basketball being played.

JV Girls started the evening with a win and were followed by the junior varsity boys.  Both teams played one half of basketball.  The girls pulled off a win but the boys fell short.

The Varsity Lady Tigers finished the first semester schedule with a game with the Lady Wildcats of Greenfield. After a frustrating lost to Butler earlier in the week the Tigers came ready to play. In the first quarter the Lady Tigers put on a hard press causing several turnover and converting them into scoring opportunities and at the end of one is was Rich Hill 13-3. Second quarter the pressure remained constant and at half it was The Lady Tigers 27-11. The defense was good and the offense came to life and in the third quarter the Tigers pushed the lead to 39-15. The fourth quarter the Tigers used their bench and ended the game 52-34. The game never really had a flow to it due to a large amount of fouls and there was a total of a combined 61 free throws shot during the game. Leading scorers for Rich Hill was Allie Taylor with 16 and Taylor Coonce with 10. Allie also lead the team with 10 rebounds. The next game for the Tigers will be Dec. 29 in Sedalia against Cole Camp.


The Varsity boys extended their winning streak to 8 games with a 71-52 win over the Greenfield Wildcats. The Tigers started off quick in the first quarter and ran to a 20-12 lead over the Wildcats. Foul trouble and numerous turnovers slowed the Tigers down in the second quarter but the Tigers were still able to extend their lead by 3 more points during the quarter. The score at the half was Rich Hill 35 Greenfield 24. The Tigers came out hot in the 3rd quarter putting up 27 points and extending their lead to 30. Greenfield was able to cut into the lead during the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers won the game 71-52. The Varsity Tigers will play in the WK Shootout at State Fair Community College on December 29th at 7:30 P.M.

Scoring: Bryant Courter 25, Blaine Robb 17, Jacob Mumma 14, Aadin Humble 8, Cole Heckadon 7

Music Department Provides Christmas Spirit

The Rich Hill music students provided parents, friends and family with a little holiday music last night.  Mrs. Katie Haines and her band students in grades 5-12 started the evening followed by Mrs. Curtwright and her junior high and high school choral groups.  The evening closed with the performance of the Hallelujah Chorus in which alumni were invited to join the students on stage.







Don’t Make Dinner Tonight!

Make plans to come up to the school this evening for a variety of activities.

First of all you can have dinner with the FFA Booster who will be having a chili supper.  All funds raised by this organization goes to provide scholarships for graduating Rich Hill seniors.

For dessert you can help out the Project Prom parents and save yourself some Christmas candy making.  This group is hosting a “Candy Land” where you can choose from a variety of delicious candy.

While these events are taking place there will also be basketball going on in the gym.  Cheer on the Tigers as they take on Lockwood in their last game before Christmas break.  The junior varsity game begins at 5:30 pm.


Tigers vs. Bears

The Rich Hill varsity basketball teams traveled to Butler  last night for two matches against the Butler Bears.

The evening started with varsity girls action.  The girls came out slowly with several turnovers and cold shooting and found themselves behind 15-6 at the end of open quarter. In the second quarter the girls found their offense,scoring 16 points but poor rebounding allowed the Bears to score 17 in this frame and at half time the Lady Tigers trailed 32-22. Starting the second half the Tigers shooting once again went cold and Butler took commanding lead 45-29 going into the fourth quarter. At the start of the quarter the offense came to life and suddenly the Bears lead had dwindled to 4 points. The Lady Tiger were back in the game and looking to take the lead. After a couple of trips down the floor with neither team scoring the Bears forced several turnovers and the Lady Tigers were once again down by double digits. The Lady Bears won the game 55-41. The Lady Tigers Turned the ball over 25 times and shot 14 of 58 from the floor.

Leading Scorers for the Tigers were Allie Taylor with 12, Robin Schapeler 10, Taylor Coonce 9
Rebounds Allie Taylor with 16, Taylor Brooks with 7
The varsity boys took the court following the girl’s game and came away with a 51-49 victory to improve their record to 7-0 on the season. The game consisted of several lead changes throughout the evening which led to some very exciting basketball. The Tigers jumped out early and led by as many as 7 points in the first quarter. However, Butler came back and put together a strong 2nd quarter outscoring the Tigers 17-7 to take a 28-21 lead at the half. The Tigers began to chip away at the Bears lead in the second half, led by an aggressive trapping defense the Tigers tied the game at the end of the 3rd quarter. In the fourth the lead changed again several times with Butler taking a 3 point lead with less than 2 minutes left. The Tigers hit 3 free-throws to tie the game at 49 with only 12 seconds remaining. Out of a timeout the Tigers executed one of their plays perfectly which led to two points by Bryant Courter. Butler had one last chance but a 3 was off the mark at the buzzer. The Tigers next game will be Thursday night at home vs. the Greenfield Wildcats.
Scoring: Bryant Courter 21, Blaine Robb 10, Cole Heckadon 6, Aadin Humble 6, Jacob Mumma 6, Kyle George 2