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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Golfers take third in tourney

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

CARUTHERSVILLE -- Sikeston's golf team showed marked improvement on Monday, taking third at the Farms Tournament, sponsored by Caruthersville.

The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 332, finishing behind Jackson at 312 and Poplar Bluff at 317.

"It's a shot-makers course," explained Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "Today, we seemed to do that well."

Tanner Fritz led the Bulldogs with an eight over par 80, finishing in eighth place overall. Other scores came from E.C. Atchison at 83, Martin Schaefer at 84 and Matt Hon at 85.

"We hoped for a little stronger score, but this was our first time to see the course and it played tougher than we expected," said Oetting. "There weren't too many low scores."

Behind Jackson, Bluff and Sikeston, Cape Central came in fourth place with 335 points. They were followed by Jackson Black, Doniphan, NMCC, Notre Dame, Kennett, Clearwater, Caruthersville, Bloomfield, Malden, Cape Central Orange and Greenville.

Poplar Bluff's Josh Dowdy was the low medalist with a 73. He was followed by Jackson's Eric Fraley at 75 and Cape's Blake Driskell at 77.

Sikeston's golf team will be back in action today, hosting Kennett at 4 p.m.

VARSITY SOFTBALL

PORTAGEVILLE -- Chaffee's softball team cruised past Portageville in four innings on Monday afternoon, 24-1.

"I thought the girls played a really good game," said Chaffee coach Debbie Lewis. "We're starting to play solid softball."

Abby Walter picked up the win, allowing the one run on two hits and two walks. She recorded five strikeouts.

Kegan Orr paced Chaffee's offense, batting 3-for-5 with a double. Walter was 2-for-5 with a homer in the second inning. Casey Guzman and Mallory Kiefer were also both 2-for-5.

Chaffee scored two runs in the first inning, seven in the second, five in the third and 10 in the fourth.

For Portageville, Crafton and Stafford both pitched in the loss. Cayton and Brasher had the team's only hits.

Chaffee (4-2) will host Woodland today at 4 p.m.

NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central kept its unbeaten streak alive on Monday, blanking Gideon 5-0.

The game was originally scheduled for Gideon, but was moved to New Madrid due to field conditions.

Heather Robey pitched another gem for the Lady Eagles, allowing one hit and three walks over seven innings. She took 16 Gideon batters down via strikeout.

NMCC led 2-0 going into the sixth inning, then Jenni Glenn provided a two-run triple to give the Lady Eagles a comfortable lead.

Other hits came from Robey, Megan Rinehart, Heather Redd and Ashley Brittain.

NMCC (10-0) will host Scott City today at 4 p.m.

"It was another well-pitched game," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "The girls fielded the ball well behind (Robey) and we had some timely hitting. Hopefully we can get the offense going again (today) against Scott City."