Pennies for Patients

The culminating event for Pennies for Patients week at the Rich Hill Elementary was the donation of some lovely locks to help make wigs for patients suffering from hair loss.  Second grade teacher Kelly Gayman even volunteered to let a student do the snipping for her donation, and Ben was very happy to have the opportunity.


Pictured below are the elementary students who sacrificed several inches of hair for a good cause.

Thanks also to a few of the local professionals who donated their time to assist with the haircuts.

Tough Game for Lady Tigers

The Lady Tigers met the Lady Black Hawks in the semi finals of the Archie Tournament last night for the rights to go to the Championship game on Saturday night against the Lady Bobcats of Drexel. Early in the game the final was never in doubt as the Lady Tigers committed numerous turnovers and Adrian was hitting shots at will,.at the end of one it was Adrian 26 Rich Hill 4. The second quarter wasn’t any better and at half time the Tiger trailed 10-37. The second half the girls showed some signs of life and were able out score Adrian, 22-17 but it was too little too late. The final was Adrian 54  Rich Hill 32. The Lady Tiger will now move on to play Holden in the 3rd Place game of the tournament at 2:30 on Saturday.

Leading scorers for the Lady Tigers Allie Taylor with 13,Jen Doty 6, Delta Johnson 4, Robin Schapeler, Kassi Austin, Serena Duncan and Taylor Brooks with 2 points and Taylor Brooks with 1 Leading Rebounders Taylor Coonce and Taylor Brooks with 5 each.

JH Honor Band

The West Central Jr. High Honor Band was on January 16th in Sedelia, MO. Four junior high band students were chosen to participate in the event. Miranda Dougherty, Madison Klinksick, Christina Corriston, and Destiney Burris got to spend an entire day playing with 120 7th graders from the district. This group then performed a concert in the afternoon.

The students thought that it was a great experience and they loved getting to play in a band that size. Here is a video of one of the pieces they performed called “Snakebite”.

groupjh stage shot

1st Round Wins

The Rich Hill Lady Tigers met the Midway Vikings in the first round of the Archie Tournament. This would be the second meeting of these conference opponents. The Lady Tigers came out very sluggish and seemed to have trouble getting their offense going but held a 12-4 lead after one quarter. In the second frame things didn’t improve much and the Lady Vikings were able to catch up and tie the score at half time 18-18. The second half started with  much more energy and the offense finally got going the defense turned it up a notch and after three quarter the Lady Tiger led 35-24. The two squads played evenly in the final quarter and the Lady Tigers won the game 48-37.

The girls advance to the semi-finals on Thursday night at 7:30 against the number one seed Adrian Blackhawks. The leading scorers for the Lady Tigers were Allie Taylor with 19, Taylor Brooks 8, Robin Schapeler and Taylor Coonce with 6 each, and Jen Doty with 5. Leading rebounder were Allie Taylor with 11 , Taylor Brooks with 8, Serena Duncan with 7. Leading Steals, was Taylor Coonce with 6 and Robin and Serena had 5 each. Taylor Coonce also had 6 assist.

The Varsity Boys also won their first round game of the Archie Tournament last night with a 76-22 win over the Hume Hornets. The Tigers proved to be too much for the Hornets early on in the contest as they got out to a quick 10 point lead. During the second quarter the Tigers put away the Hornets by scoring 30 points in the quarter while only allowing 6. More balanced scoring and good team defense helped the Tigers finish off the Hornets in the second half. The boys record on the season is now 17-0.

The Tigers will play the Adrian Blackhawks on Thursday in the semifinal round of the tournament. Game time will be 9:00 P.M.

Outstanding Scholastic Team – 2015 Volleyball Team

The Missouri State High School Activities Association is awarding the 2015 Varsity Volleyball team with the Outstanding Team Scholastic Award.  This award is based on the team’s average GPA.  The girls team average GPA for 1st semester was a 3.82.  The requirement to receive outstanding is a GPA of 3.25-4.0.

Pictured Front row (left to right):  Mackenzie Wheatley and Taylor Coonce.

Back row (left to right):  Serena Ducan, Allie Schmitt, Robin Schapeler, Breanna Buesing, Allison Taylor, Erica Diehl, Kylann Tourtillott, and Katie MaloneVolleyball Team