It’s official, Chariton has repeated as South Central Conference AcademicMeet champions!
The Chariton Red Team won the 2918-19 SCC Academic meet at the United Methodist Church in Osceola April 5. Chariton Red defeated Clarke Maroon in the championship match to repeat as SCC champions.
The members of Chariton Red were Shelby Dobberthein, Stan Kutsel, Garret Roach, Aaron Sullenger and Trae Hall.
Chariton had another team competing as well, Chariton White, which also did very well placing fifth overall. The members of Chariton White were Logan Caudill, Chantel Hixson, Fidel Reyes, Savannah Williams and Mark Pyatek.
Chariton also had three SCC Academic All-Conference recipients in Stan Kutsel, Logan Caudill and Trae Hall.
There were 12 teams at the meet including two conference schools. Centerville did not participate at the meet.
The tournament consisted of pool play of five matches in the morning. Then in the afternoon the top eight teams advanced to a single elimination bracket.
Chariton Red went 5-0 in morning pool play and was the top seed in the bracket. Chariton White finished the morning pool play with a 3-2 record, and was the fifth seed in the afternoon rounds.
In the first match of the day, Chariton Red dominated Albia Blue by a score of 230-25. Chariton Red came out red-hot and ran up a halftime lead of 145-5. Chariton Red was led in scoring by Kutsel who had 50 points. Hall tallied 30 points and Roach added 10.
Read the April 11, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.