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Sikeston boys win five-team Dexter meet; girls take third

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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Sikeston's Felante Larry prepares to hand the baton to Brandon Williams.
DEXTER - Cape Girardeau Notre Dame's 124 points was good enough for first place in the girls division and Sikeston's 119 points was tops in the boys division as Dexter hosted a quad track meet Tuesday afternoon at Charles Bland Stadium.

Dexter's Lady Bearcat tracksters continued to build on an impressive showing this season as they earned 100 points to finish second in front of Sikeston (57), Charleston (24) and Saxony Lutheran (9).

Senior Jessica Freeman captured two of the Lady Bearcats' five first place honors, winning the mile (6:05) and two mile (13:07).

Freeman was also a member of the 4x800 relay team that earned a second place finish with a time of 11:31.0. Other members of that team were Ashley Baugus, Brooke Thrower and Sammy Waldner.

Juniors Mallory Kennedy and Natalie Hayes also had strong showings. Kennedy finished first in the high jump (4'8"), second in both the triple jump (33'6 1/4") and long jump (15'11 1/2") and was a member of the first place 4x100 relay team (51.80).

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Dexter's Mallory Kennedy lands during the long jump.
Hayes, along with Kennedy, Whitney Becker and Amanda Pixley on the winning 4x100 relay team, also posted a first in the 400m with a time of 1.01. She also added a second in the 200m (26.90).

The Lady 'Cats also took second in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:40.0. Team members were Molly Burleson, Natalie Jackson, Bailey Stanley and Waldner.

Stanley also earned a second place finish in the 300m hurdles with a time of 50.60.

On the boys side, coach Jill Propst's 'Cats didn't fair as well as a team, but did have some good individual performances.

Senior Levi Rawson won the triple jump (40'9 1/4") and took third in the long jump (19'1/2").

Chad Ventura earned a third in the 100m dash (11.53) and a fourth in the 200m (23.78).

The boys 4x800 relay team of Kevin Anderson, Matt Overall, Adam Eagle and Logan Carwile scored points for Dexter with a third place finish in a time of 9:

58.0.

Other Dexter girls results: 4x200 relay, 2nd, Pixley, Becker, Brooke Thrower and Jackson (1:55.23); 300m hurdles, 4th, Waldner (50.60); 800m, 4th, Thrower (2:44.), 5th, Burleson (2:46.); 200m, 4th, Becker (27.90); discus, 4th, Elisa Hester (68'6"); shot put, 5th, Jera Wilburn (25'3"); triple jump, 3rd, Pixley (32'3 3/4"), 4th, Finch (31'4 1/4").

Sikeston's 4 x 100 meter relay team captured first place while Olajuwon Lane took first in the long jump and Apollo Patterson took third in the event.

BASEBALL

BELL CITY -- The Bell City Cubs improved to 6-2 on the year as freshman Nick Niemczyk tossed a complete game, allowing only one earned run while striking out five in a 7-4 victory over the Bloomfield Wildcats.

"It was a pretty good effort for a freshman in his second start," Bell City coach Matt Asher said. "He threw a complete game and besides one hanging curve ball, he had a really good game."

That one pitch was sent over the wall by John Monroe to lead off the fifth inning and pull the Wildcats within three runs, but it would be the last score of the contest.

The Cubs pounded out nine hits led by Niemczyk and another freshman Toby Heeb with a pair of hits each. Heeb had two RBIs.

"I was really pleased with the work of the freshmen today," Asher said. "Toby was filling in because (freshman D.D.) Gillespie was sick. The freshmen made contact and put the ball in play."

Bell City hosts Woodland Thursday at 4 p.m. as the Cubs look to go 3-0 in Stoddard County Activities Association play.

The Wildcats play at Bernie Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.

NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central fell behind 10-0 early in a 13-3 loss to Cape Central on Tuesday.

Cape Central's Matt Hester led the Tiger offense with two hits and four RBIs, while Brandon Cooper chipped in with two hits and two RBIs.

Tyler Bruce, the winning pitcher, held the Eagles to five hits.

Thomas Higgerson took the loss for NMCC.

Cape Central defeated NMCC 12-5 in the junior varsity game.

SOFTBALL

NEW MADRID -- Scott City pitcher Emily Essner picked up her ninth straight victory against no losses, as the Rams won on the road.

Lauren Schaefer had three hits and Kelley Hicks added two for Scott City (9

-1).

Karrah Tanner suffered the loss for NMCC.