DEXTER - The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team fell to 8-6 on the season as they lost to Dexter on the road, 6-3.
"I think we compete pretty well with them, we just fall a little short in too many of the matches," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We did not have a good day with our doubles. I was disappointed with that, but in singles I thought we played much better. Logan Hampton continues to improve as much as anybody. He's become a pretty consistent player for me this year and has gotten better as the year has progressed."
Here are the results from Tuesday's matches with Sikeston players listed first.
1. Marc Leible def. Jake Smith, 6-2, 6-3
2. Chris Matthews def. Derek Roberts, 6-4, 1-0 (def)
3. Grant Ingram lost to Gabe Smith, 4-6, 4-6
4. Logan Hampton def. Aaron Lavender, 6-2, 0-6, 11-9 (tiebreaker)
5. Clayton Matthews lost to Scott Admire, 2-6, 4-6
6. Craig Millington lost to Derek Clark, 2-6, 1-6
Leible/Chris Matthews lost to Roberts/J Smith, 3-6, 4-6
Clay Matthews/Jones lost to Clark/G Smith, 3-6, 3-6
Ingram/Millington lost to Admire/Lavender, 3-6, 3-6
The Sikeston girls soccer team salvaged a tie with Farmington on Tuesday, 2
Sikeston led 2-1 at the half only to see Farmington tie things up at the 68:00 mark. Neither team could score in either overtime.
Sikeston (3-14-2) is now 1-5-2 in overtime games this year.
"I thought we played great," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We controlled the whole game and were up 2-1. They got the late goal to tie it. We had a shot off the crossbar but couldn't get it to go. We just haven't gotten the bounces in overtime. Maybe we'll get some things to go our way in district play."
Sikeston gave Farmington its first goal when they inadvertently headed in a shot in their own goal.
Sikeston came back to tie the game on an goal by Allison Blurton with an assist from Jenni DeWitt at the 17:00 mark.
Jennifer Millington knocked in a header on a corner kick from Paige Silverthorn at the 22:00 mark to give the Lady Bulldogs the lead.
Farmington tied the game on Lauren Scism's goal on an assist from Emily Mell.
Sikeston out-shot Farmington 16-to-14. Audra Wooley recorded 13 saves for Sikeston.
Sikeston's junior varsity lost 1-0 to fall to 1-5 on the season.
Sikeston will host St. Vincent on Friday with junior varsity action starting at 5 p.m.
The New Madrid County Central Eagles defeated Chaffee in eight innings on Tuesday at Harmon Field.
Chaffee got a clutch two-out pinch hit single by Andy Hendrix in the bottom of the six to plate two runs to tie the score at 5-5.
But NMCC was able to get a two-run single by Harris in the top of the eighth to plate the winning runs.
Alex Orr was the losing pitcher in 7 1/3 innings pitched. He allowed 12 hits and seven runs (three earned) with four walks and six strikeouts. Adam Crowe struck out the only two batters he faced.
Chaffee (4-10, 1-7 SEMO Conference) got two hits apiece from Chris Hanback and Jeff Daugherty, who also had three RBIs.
NMCC's Ryan Lawrence was the winning pitcher in two innings of relief. Morlan started and threw 5 2/3 innings.
NMCC's offense was led by Morlan (2-5), Thomas Higgerson (2-4), Harris (2
-5, 2 RBIs) and Ben Eakins (2-4).
"I was really impressed with the way the kids battled back today," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell. "We had the two-out rally in the sixth to tie things up. Alex Orr has been working on his mechanics and he went seven-
plus today. Five errors cost us and that's something that's haunted us all year -- our defense."
Chaffee will play at Oak Ridge on Thursday.
Advance remained undefeated with a five-inning victory against Charleston.
The Bluejays committed nine errors which led to 10 unearned runs for the Hornets.
Charleston (7-12) was led in hitting by Phillip Wise's two hits. Tyler McCann and John Robert Goodin also had one hit apiece.
Billy Butler was the losing pitcher in three innings of work. He allowed four earned runs off nine hits and four walks. Colin Gilooly threw one inning of relief.
The Hornets are now 12-0.
Charleston will host Oran today at 5 p.m.
East Prairie continued its hot season with home victory against Portageville.
Ben Walters was the winning pitcher with six innings of work. He allowed three earned runs off seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Preston Shoemaker allowed two runs in one inning of relief.
Walters was 3-4 with three RBIs including a home run. Others were Hunter Jones (1-3), Shoemaker (2-3, RBI), Danny Bright (RBI), Zach Secoy (1-3), Caleb Hatton (1-3) and Tyler Branum (2-3, 2 RBIs).
Casey Ash was the losing pitcher with six innings pitched. He allowed six earned runs off 10 hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
He also went 2-3 with an RBI. Deere was 1-3 with an RBI and Rhodes was 2-3 with two RBIs.
East Prairie (13-1) will play at Caruthersville on Friday at 4 p.m.
The NMCC softball team improved to 10-6 on the season behind Karah Tanner's seven strikeout performance.
She allowed five hits and five walks in getting the win.
Amelia Porter and Heather Redd each had three hits.
NMCC will play at Oran on Thursday at 4 p.m.
The New Madrid County Central Boys track team won the Kelly Invitational on Monday. NMCC scored a season-high 149 points. Jeffrey McFarland won four gold medals and remained undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters.
Other gold medalists were Alandis Maxwell in the triple jump, the 4 x 200 relay team of McFarland, Bruce Howard, James Bell and T.J. Bevly, and the 4 x 100 relay team of Bevly, Howard, Bell and Sherman Newsome.
Silver medalists were Dremon Wade in the 110 high hurdles, Delanio Taylor in the 300 intermediate hurdles, Darrence Perkins in the 200 and long jump, Printice Willis in the shot put and discus, Sherman Newsome in the high jump, and the 4 x 400 relay team of Bell, Newsome, Deionte Farr and David Craft. Bronze medalists were Alandis Maxwell in the long jump and Sherman Newsome in the triple jump.
New Madrid's next meet is the conference track meet at Dexter on Friday.