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Sikeston golfers show up late; leave with Kennett quad trophy

Friday, April 11, 2003

KENNETT -- Sikeston's golf team won a quadrangular meet at Kennett on Thursday, beating out Malden, Greenville and Kennett.

Due to a major accident on the diversion channel bridge outside of Kennett, Sikeston's team bus arrived at the meet 45 minutes later than planned.

When they finally got to the course, the team had to get off the bus and start competing without any warm-ups.

The Bulldogs didn't set the world on fire, shooting a 166, and it was just good enough to win.

"I'm glad we won after rushing to the course," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "We've had a long layoff without a match. We had a couple of good scores and then several we know would have been strong if we'd had the opportunity to practice some putts."

Sikeston checked in with a 166, followed by Kennett at 168, Malden at 176 and Greenville at 217.

E.C. Atchison was the low medalist with a one-over 37. Matt Bain scored a 39, Matt Hon checked in with a 44 and Jason Deere scored a 46.

"The good news is we will be having matches on a regular basis from now on," said Oetting. "Rhythm is important to a golfer. Over the next two weeks, we should develop into the team we expect to be. I know these guys can play. Now, I want to see them play all at the same time."

For Kennett Wilconson and Collins both scored a 40, while Gardner and Pruett each scored a 44. Malden was led by Blake and Black with 42s. McLeod and Ng both checked in at 46.

For Greenville, Gau led the way with a 52. Hovis scored a 55, Crutchfield scored a 57 and Hicks contributed a 53.

"The number four through six positions may be like a revolving door over the next few weeks," said Oetting. "I've got a lot of golfers fighting it out for those positions. This should be a good thing for the team and I'm excited about seeing who ends up earning the top spots for districts."

Wednesday's match against Notre Dame and Jackson was canceled due to inclement weather. The match has been rescheduled for next week at the Bootheel Golf Club. Sikeston also won the junior varsity meet over Kennett, 197-199.

Sikeston was led by Clint Bohannon with a 42. Other scores came from Marsh (50), Ed Pike (52), and Eberhard (53). Kennett's scores came from Jamison (47), Beaten (49), Jordan (51) and McLewayne (52).

VARSITY SOFTBALL

CHAFFEE -- Freshman Whitney Horrell threw another gem on Thursday afternoon, leading Chaffee to a 17-0 three-inning win over Scott County Central.

Horrell faced 11 batters, allowing no runs, no hits and two walks with four strikeouts. In two outings this season, she has thrown two no-hitters.

"The girls came out and played a really hard ball game," said Chaffee head coach Debbie Lewis. "It was our first home game of the season, so it was nice to win."

At the plate for the Lady Red Devils, Mallory Kiefer, Brandie Snider and Brittany Bennett all went 3-for-3.

Snider also had a double. Casey Guzman was 2-for-3 with a double. Kegan Orr and Abby Walter also had doubles in the convincing win.

Scott Central's Lorell was charged with the loss. Chaffee (3-1) will host Advance today at 4 p.m.

BELL CITY -- Dexter's softball team lost to Stoddard County rival Bell City on Thursday afternoon, 13-7.

The Lady Bearcats had three home runs, but it wasn't enough to offset Bell City's potent offense.

"The top part of the lineup hit the ball pretty well," said Dexter coach Don Goodwin. "The bottom part of the lineup just need to get more aggressive at the plate. We got caught looking about five different times."

Carrie Home paced Dexter, going 3-for-4 with two home runs. Mindy Jones also had a homer and Nikki Kitchens went 2-for-4 with a triple.

For Bell City, Birch picked up the win. She also helped her own cause at the plate, going 3-for-3. Miemczyk was 3-for-4. Dexter (3-3) will travel to NMCC today for a 4 p.m. game.

EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie's softball team suffered its second loss of the season on Thursday, dropping an 8-7 heartbreaker to Naylor.

The Lady Eagles rallied from a 5-1 deficit at led 7-5 heading into the final inning.

Naylor was able to plate three runs in the top of the seventh though to pull out the victory.

Jade Marcum led East Prairie's offense, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Brittany Woodward was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Molly Triplett provided a double.

Other hits came from Lydia Thomure, Summer Holdiness, LeAnne Hedges and Talia Thurman.

Naylor's Young got the win.

East Prairie (3-2) will host Neelyville today at 4 p.m.

CARUTHERSVILLE -- Portageville's softball team experienced a bit of a letdown on Thursday, losing 10-0 to Caruthersville.

"They had two pitchers that were out, and they pitched a player that was really slow," explained Portageville coach Michelle Goodbread. "We've been getting ready for New Madrid and have been hitting at 60 all week. We just couldn't hit the slower pitches today."

Portageville had just two hits in the loss, from Rebecca Cayton and Beth St. Mary. Caruthersville's Clayton picked up the win. Portageville (1-3) will play Holcomb on Monday.

VARSITY TRACK

DEXTER -- East Prairie's track team was back in action on Thursday, participating in the Dexter Invitational.

The boys meet was won by Malden with 125 points, followed by Charleston with 68 and Dexter with 53. East Prairie and Caruthersville tied for fourth with 50 points each.

For the Eagles, Brent Harland won the 110 high hurdles with a time of 17.4. He also won the 300 meter high hurdles at 43.89, and took third in the long jump at 18-feet, 5-inches.

In the shot put, Benji Miller took third with a throw of 35-11. Zach Scott took fifth at 34-4. In the discus, Brian Rayburn took fifth with a throw of 102-10.

Aaron Harland took second in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:04 and first in the 3200 meter run at 11:22. Dean Hedge placed third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.

On the girls side, Dexter took first place with 122 points, Malden came in second with 78, followed by Caruthersville with 68, Charleston with 39 and East Prairie with 20.

Wiebke Bartscher took fifth place in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 21.13. She also placed third in the 300 meter hurdles at 1:00.

Jolita Paro placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 65-7. Michelle Redman came on strong to finish second in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:31. Redman also placed second in the 3200 at 14:42.

East Prairie's track team will be back in action on Tuesday at Scott City.