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Top 25 Countdown No. 25: Beighley, Orton Set School Career Scoring Marks

Chase Beighley (left) and Levi Orton (right) with their parents after setting school scoring records is counting down what we believe are the Top 25 moments/games/performances of the 2020-21 high school sports season in District 9 and District 10.

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No. 25: Orton, Beighley Set School Scoring Mark

It’s a rare achievement when a school’s career scoring mark in any sport is broken. It’s even rarer to have two neighboring school districts watch their school marks in boys’ basketball set in the same season.

That’s exactly what happened at A-C Valley and Karns City when Levi Orton became the all-time leading scorer fo the Falcons and Chase Beighley became the all-time leading scorer for the Gremlins.

Orton’s record-setting moment came March 3 in a 66-32 win over visiting Sheffield.

The school mark fell on a second-quarter layup pushing Orton past Sean Foust (2006) for the school mark. Foust scored 1,632 career points. Orton, who finished with 32 points in the record-setting game, ended his career with 1,703 career points, the 19th most in District 9 history. He was also the leading scorer in District 9 on the year averaging 27.6 points per game while being named a first-team All-District 9 member powered by All American Awards & Engraving.

Beighley’s school record came a couple of weeks earlier on Feb. 23, against A-C Valley of all teams, when he hit a 3-pointer early in the second quarter.

That triple pushed Beighley past Tyler Callihan (2005), who finished his career with 1,554.

Beighley, who ended his record-setting night with 20 points, seven assists, six steals, and two rebounds, ended his career with 1,697 career tallies while helping Karns City to the District 9 Class 2A championship in 2021. Beighley averaged 19.1 points per game on the season and was a first-team All-District 9 selection powered by All American Awards & Engraving.


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