C’Mon and Join the Convoy

Join the convoy headed to Clinton this Wednesday night to cheer on the Rich Hill Tigers in their game against the Skyline Tigers.  There will be a group leaving from the school following the buses or you can take the route of your choice.  Coach Rapp would like for the bus to be on the road by 5:00 pm.  Fans who plan on lining up to follow the bus should make plans to be at the school between 4:30 and 4:45 to line up for the convoy.

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The game will be played at Clinton High School at 7:45.  The “theme” for the evening will be red, white and blue.  Wear your district championship shirt if you purchased one or another item featuring red, white and blue.


If for some reason you are unable to attend, you don’t have to miss out on the action.  Follow the link below to keep up with the action on Prepcasts.

Rich Hill vs. Skyline

Headed to State!

Several students here at Rich Hill are headed to state competition and it doesn’t involve a basketball.  Rich Hill B and C teams got up early on Saturday morning to board the bus to Warrensburg to compete in the Regional Science Olympiad.

The C team is made up of students in grades 10-12.  As a team they came out in 4th place and are eligible to compete as a team at the state competition in Columbia.  There were 5 gold medals in this group.

1st – Air Trajectory / Lucas Breckenridge and Jason Courter

1st – Forensics / Lucas Breckenridge and Matt Starks

1st – Game On / Lucas Breckenridge and Ryan Brown

1st – Write It Do It / Ryan Brown and Daniel Brown

1st – Robot Arm / Lucas Breckenridge and Matt Starks

2nd – Electric Vehicle / Lucas Breckenrdige

3rd –  Astronomy / KJ Wright and Jamie Coppage

3rd – Wright Stuff / Sabin Bolser and Nate Kithcart

4th – Green Generation / Nate Kithcart and Serena Duncan

4th – Wind Power / Ryan Brown

5th – Dynamic Planet / Daniel Brown and Cedric Clark

5th – GeoLogic Mapping / Jason Courter and Jamison Ogburn

 While the B team did not come out high enough as a team with their 7th place finish to move on to state there are several members who will be able to compete as a result of their gold place finish.

1st – Bottle Rocket / Rand Rebman and Matthew Ritter

1st – Mission Possible / Sydney Bell and Katie Tourtillott

1st – Write It Do It / Abby Gayman and Miranda Petty

2nd – Reach for the Stars

3rd – Bridge

3rd – Picture This / Sydney Bell and Katie Tourtillott

3rd – Picture This

4th – Scrambler

5th – Air Trajectory

B Team – Not Pictured/6th graders- watch for their photo tomorrow!

Post-Season Honors

The all district and all conference teams have been released and both the girls’ and boys’ teams found representations on both lists.

On the girls side Allie Taylor was voted onto the all-district team by the district coaches. Three member of the boy’s team were voted to the all district team and they were Bryant Courter, Blaine Robb and Cole Heckadon. Congratulations to those Players.

In the all conference balloting on Sunday the Tigers again found good representation on both teams. On the boys side those who received the 1st team all-conference honor  were Bryant Courter and Blaine Robb. Making second team was Cole Heckadon and Jacob Mumma was voted to all-conference honorable mention. On the girls’ side Allie Taylor was voted all conference 1st team and freshman Taylor Coonce was voted all conference honorable mention. Congratulation to all those who made the team and to their teammates who help them achieve these honors.

Cole Heckadon


Allison Taylor


Bryant Courter


Taylor Coonce


Jacob Mumma


Blaine Robb

District Champs! 28-0

The Finals of District 13 Basketball Tournament played before one of the largest crowds in Rich Hill History.The new Tiger Dome was filled to capacity with standing room only. Many fans had decided to come almost an hour and half early just to make sure they got a seat and they were not disappointed.  The Rich Hill High School Chamber Choir led by Katie Curtwright opened the evening with the National Anthem.

The first basketball match of the evening was the girls’ championship contest between Adrian and Jasper. What made this an unusual contest is that the Blackhawks and Rich Hill Tigers student cheering sections joined forces to support both WEMO conference teams in their quest for championships. In an upset the Lady Blackhawks defeated the Jasper Eagles to make their way to the sectionals at Clinton on Wednesday night.

In the second game of the evening the Rich Hill Tigers met the Lockwood Tigers for the boys championship. This was a rematch of last year’s double overtime game which the Rich Hill boys won. In the first quarter both teams came out strong offensively showing little signs of nerves and Rich Hill led 20-17 after the first quarter. In the second quarter  both offenses stayed in tune and at the half Rich Hill led 38-33. In the second half Rich Hill  was able to strengthen their defense and keep the offensive pace high and led 56-45. The fourth quarter saw the boys  stretching their lead and and hitting free throws to win the game with a score of 75-57.

The noise in the Tiger Dome was deafening when the final horn sounded. The boys completed their home record undefeated with this final win at home. They will now head to Clinton on Wednesday night at 7:45 to meet Skyline in the sectional round of the playoffs.

Scoring for the Tigers: Blaine Robb 26, Bryant Courter 20, Cole Heckadon 13, Jacob Mumma 9, Aadin Humble 4 and Alec Gray 3. The Rich Hill boy’s record now stands at 28-0.

Silly Socks to Show They Care

Students at Rich Hill sported some silly socks today to show their support to school superintendent, Mr. Jeff Blackford and his family.  Mr. Blackford’s granddaughter is fighting cancer at St. Jude’s at this time.  Students wearing silly socks made a donation to the family in her honor.  The family plans to purchase a rocking chair to leave as a donation for other families to use at St. Jude’s.  Donations totaled $545 from caring students and staff.

Winners were selected from each grade level in the elementary and they were:


K = Abby M & Kia P

1 = Bella, LeeAnna B, Gayvn, & Wyatt

2 = Remington T, Preston T, & Lilly S

3 = Abby M

4 = Sydney R & Kirsten H

5 = Clare K & Taygan C

6 = Katie T & Tisha M