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A broadcast veteran of 40 years, including radio stints in Waverly, Circleville, West Union, Chillicothe and Columbus, Dan returned to Chillicothe as host of “Dan & Mike in the Morning” for nearly 25 years. Dan was known as “The Voice of the Chillicothe Cavaliers” for 35 seasons and in 2013 was inducted into the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

Cavaliers Tame Tigers 42-12

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In a high school football match-up that had not been played in 80 years, the Chillicothe Cavaliers and Waverly Tigers squared-off Friday night, with the Cavs coming away with a 42-12 victory.

Jase Hurd makes history with his 1 yard run on fourth and goal. Waverly had not scored on Chillicothe in their seven previous meeting. The two schools hadn’t met on the gridiron since an 80-0 win by Chillicothe in 1935. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Chillicothe got the scoring started at 7:59 of the opening quarter, with Oscar Morgan scoring a TD from one yard out to cap-off a 9 play/69 yard drive. The PAT frm Mason Siberell put the Cavs up 7-0.

The Cavs made it 14-0 on a 1 yard run from Max Lee to cap a 6 play/39 yard drive at the the 4:55 mark of the first quarter. A couple of minutes later, that lead grew to 21-0 when Max Lee scored on a 12 yard run at 2:31 left in the opening period. That drive covered 63 yards in 3 plays.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard with 10:01 to play in the second quarter as Jase Hurd ran 1 yard for the TD. The PAT failed, leaving Chillicothe with a 21-6 lead.

Chillicothe extended their lead to 28-6 when Coen Butler caught an 84 yard TD pass from Cadin Eblinon a 3 play drive.

Waverly cut the margin to 28-12 at 6:10 remaining in the half with a Jase Hurd 1 yard run to cap a 10 play/69 yard drive.

The Cavs made it 35-12 at 2:18 left in the half, when Tayvion Galloway caught a 4 yard scoring pass from Mason Doughty to complete an 8 play/65 yard drive to complete the score at halftime.

Chillicothe gets the final margin of 42-12 at 5:55 to play in the third quarter when Max Lee ran 17 yards to cap a 10 play/48 yard drive.

The Cavs rolled up 377 yards in total offense, with 199 in the air on 12/18 passing, while gaining 178 on the ground. Oscar Morgan rushed 11 times for 128 yards for 1 TD, and Max Lee had 110 yards on 12 carries and 3 TD’s.

Waverly had 165 total yards, with 90 on the ground and 75 passing. Jase Hurd led the rushing with 92 yards on 23 carries, scoring twice.

Chillicothe’s Mason Doughty was named McDonald’s Player of the Game.

Chillicothe improves to (3-1) while the Tigers dropped to (2-2).

Watch the highlights, along with coach and player interviews on the Litter Media Postgame Show. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW:

Big Brothers-Big Sisters’ Dance For Kids Sake is October 15, 2022

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Big Brothers-Big Sisters of South Central Ohio has announced the participants for the 2022 Dance For Kids’ Sake fundraiser.

Those competing are Chance Woods of Herrnstein Auto Group; Trey Tompkins, United Way of Fayette County; Marie Wilbanks, Pickaway Board of Developmental Disabilities; Sarah Myers of High Five Cakes and her son Hendrix; Corrie Johnson of Dwell Real Estate and husband Johnnie Johnson, President of the Ross County Humane Society; Billie Barnes of Chillicothe City Schools with Pastor Mike Maughmer representing the faith community; Sarah and Kory Lambert of Adena Health System and Ashley Wertman & Logan Green of Kenworth.

Dance For Kids’ Sake will take place at the Ross County Fairgrounds on Saturday October 15th. The 2021 event raised over $76,000.

The dance competition has become the largest fundraiser of the year for the mentoring agency. You can show your support well before the date of the event by visiting the online donation sites for the dancers listed below.

Chance Woods: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Chancewoods
Trey Tompkins: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Rgcawf
Marie Wilbanks: https://www.mightycause.com/story/I62u8g
Sarah & Hendrix Myers: https://www.mightycause.com/story/K7rtye
Corrie & Johnnie Johnson: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Ves34g
Billie Barnes & Mike Maughmer: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Billiemike
Sarah & Kory Lambert: https://www.mightycause.com/story/8pm59f
Ashley Wertman & Logan Green: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Tgnxif

Litter Media’s Dan Ramey and Debbie Bettendorf return as co-hosts of Dance For Kids’ Sake.

Cavs Open Season with 29-19 Win at Teays Valley

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Scott Bartholomew talks to his Cavaliers following a 29-19 victory at Teays Valley to open the 2022 season. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

It wasn’t a perfect night by any means, but the Scott Bartholomew era of Chillicothe Football began with a 29-19 victory at Teays Valley.

Bartholomew had been away from head coaching for several years, spending that time as an assistant to his son Wade at Bloom-Carroll. While the 2022 campaign’s start was filled with the usual first game miscues and penalties, he took it all in stride.

“I’m not sure they (Teays Valley) weren’t the better football team early on, but we made the plays that we needed to make to put points on the board” said Bartholomew. And when the Vikings scored, Chillicothe answered with a score of their own. “We did some of the things that you have to do, even when things weren’t going well, and I thought that was so important for our kids.”   

After forcing a Chillicothe punt, a muffed kick return was fumbled away, setting the Cavaliers up for the first score of the night. Mason Doughty connected with Tre King on a 28-yard pass and followed it up with a 10-yard strike to Tayvion Galloway for a TD at 9:42 in the first quarter. Mason Siberell’s point after was good for a 7-0 lead. The Vikings answered nearly 8 minutes later when Matthew Farmer hit Harrison Payne on a 49-yard strike and Cale Clifton tied the game at seven with the PAT.

Tayvion Galloway catches a 10-yard pass to give Chillicothe the early 7-0 lead. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Chillicothe’s Max Lee found a hole and raced 64-yards 16 seconds before the opening quarter came to a close for the 14-7 lead. To start the second quarter, Doughty hit Galloway again, this time for a 53-yard touchdown and Teays Valley was facing a 21-7 deficit heading into the intermission.  

Teays Valley’s Harrison Payne gets behind the Cavs defense to put the Vikings on the board. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Teays Valley had the upper hand in offense, tallying 480 yards offense to Chillicothe’s 289. The Viking’s Gavin Karshner (147 yards on 19 carries and a TD) and Richard Odum (131 yards on 15 carries). However, turnovers proved costly for Teays Valley. The Vikings lost two fumbles and had two passes snagged.

Chillicothe’s Max Lee finishes a 64 run for a touchdown to put the Cavaliers ahead 14-7. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Out of the break, TV ground out an 85-yard drive capped by a 2-yard run by Karshner and the Vikings closed the gap to 21-14. While Mark Weber was pleased with the running game, he knows creativity makes a team more effective. “We’ve gotta find ways to be creative and appeal to some of our speed guys and we’ll continue to do that. It’s just gonna take time and it’s gonna take effort.”

Multiple players suffered from leg cramping throughout the game, including Chillicothe’s Doughty. Back up Caden Eblin came on in relief and delivered a pass to the corner of the end zone finding Tre King. The A two-point conversion by Lee put Chillicothe ahead 29-13.

Karshner would finish the scoring with an 11-yard run two-minutes later for the 29-19 final.

“Obviously there’s things out there we need to get better at” Bartholomew said of his Cavaliers. One is maintaining ball control to give his defense time to rest. “There were some issues. Defensively, I think some of it was just the fact of fatigue as much as anything because we couldn’t get first downs. We’ll work on all that and we’ll get better at it.”

Chillicothe will host London August 26th in the first meeting between the scores. Meanwhile, The Vikings hit the road to Logan.  

Coach Todd Seymour and Cavaliers celebrate their season opening win. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Working to Prevent Suicide Among Our Veterans

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Dustin Hartley with Operation Untiltheresnone talks about the group’s efforts to help those with combat related PTSD and to lower the suicide rate within the ranks of our veterans.

Hartley says the mission is to re-establish the brotherhood within the communities. “So, that if an issue were to arise with one of our vets, they’re more apt to reach out (for help).”

Hartley was part of the Pike County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Color 5k Run August 13th, 2022 and spoke with Litter Media’s Dan Ramey.

In the interview, Hartley explains Operation Untiltheresnone was instituted after having lost a friend to suicide.

The group will host its 6th annual UTN Golf Outing 2022 August 27, 2022 at the Chillicothe Jaycees Golf Course. Those wishing to sign up can do so at www.utngolf.com. All proceeds go to Untiltheresnone to help stop Veteran Suicide.

Learn more at www.untiltheresnone.com.