(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
DEXTER -- Sikeston's tennis team defeated Dexter on Wednesday afternoon, 7-2. The Bulldogs lost two singles matches, but swept the doubles events to improve to 7-2 on the season.
In singles play, No. 1 Peter Jones was defeated by Dexter's Drew Wethington 8-9 with a 7-5 tiebreaker.
Ryne Vickery won in the second spot over Dexter's Jake Smith 8-6, and Marc Leible beat Dexter's James Ford 8-2 at No. 3
In the fourth spot, Chris Robey defeated Dexter's Ben Smith 8-3. At No. 5, Kyle Weeks cruised past Dexter's Derek Roberts 8-1, then Logan Wagoner lost to Dexter's Nathan Long 3-8 in the sixth position.
In Wednesday's junior varsity match, Sikeston singles winners were Matt Strom, Kyle Howard and Ryan Beaird. Doubles wins came from teams of Admire and Clark, Smith and Beaird, Pippins and Young, and Haley and Shelton.
Sikeston's tennis team will be back in action today, traveling to Cape Central.
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team fired another solid round on Wednesday, beating New Madrid County Central 154-179.
"The greens were slower today and the wind was strong," explained Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "After walking 18 holes on Monday, it was good to see a 154."
Matt Bain led the Bulldogs with an even-par 35.
"Matt has made medalist in several duals now," said Oetting. "I think this shows his ability to concentrate on his game."
Bain was followed by E.C. Atchison with a 37. Tanner Fritz and Martin Schaefer both checked in with 41s.
NMCC was led by Sam Coppage with a 43. Other scores came from Jonathan Krebs at 44, Trey Edwards at 47 and Chris White at 47.
In Wednesday's junior varsity match, Sikeston's scores came from Jacob Marsh at 45, Wayne Guthrie at 47, Derris Butler at 49 and Clint Bohannon at 50.
The Bulldogs will be tested today when they travel to Cape Girardeau to face the red-hot Cape Central Tigers at 4 p.m.
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee hosted Scott City in a doubleheader on Wednesday, beating the Lady Rams in both games, 7-3, 14-6.
The first game was a make-up from earlier in the season and counted towards the Scott-Mississippi Conference record.
Abby Walter picked up the win in seven innings, allowing the three runs on eight hits and three walks. She recorded nine strikeouts.
Offensively, Casey Guzman hit a triple and Sarah Dooley provided a double. Other hits came from Mallory Kiefer, Kegan Orr, Walter, Molly Fowler and Brittany Bennett.
Scott City's Megan Gresham was charged with the loss. At the plate, the Lady Rams were led by Kristen Schaeffer who was 3-for-4 and Brittany Amick who was 3-for-4.
Chaffee won the second game of the doubleheader 14-6. Shannon Hampton pitched the first 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs, four hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
Freshman Whitney Horrell came on in relief and picked up the win, improving her personal record to 4-0. She allowed no runs, three hits and two walks with one strikeout.
At the plate, Orr was 2-for-3, Walter was 3-for-3 with five RBIs and Mindy Hendricks was 2-for-4.
Scott City's Ashton Phillips was charged with the loss. She also led the Lady Rams' offense, batting 2-for-3.
"Both games were very important to us," said Chaffee coach Debbie Lewis. "The girls came out and played hard from the beginning."
Chaffee (8-2, 4-0 in Scott Miss) will host Leopold on Friday at 4 p.m.
DEXTER -- Dexter's softball team split a doubleheader with Bloomfield on Wednesday, winning the first game 21-12 and losing the second 11-9.
In the first game, Jessie McClendon picked up the win. She also aided her own cause at the plate, batting 3-for-3. For Bloomfield, M. Hicks was charged with the loss. B. Jackson batted 2-for-4.
Dexter lost the second game 11-9. McClendon was charged with the loss. At the plate, Mindy Jones was 3-for-5 and Brittney Greer was 3-for-5.
Bloomfield's Hicks got the win.
"The first game was conference game, made up from the first of the season, and we won that one," explained Dexter coach Don Goodwin. "Our pitcher (Nikki Kitchens) got hurt last night and will be out the rest of the season with an ankle injury. (McClendon) pitched Monday, Tuesday and both games today. She just wore out there in the second game. We're going to have to find somebody to come in and give her a little relief."
Dexter now stands with an overall record of 8-6 and a mark of 5-1 in the Stoddard County Conference.