CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston boys tennis team was edged 5-4 by Cape Central on Tuesday.
Sikeston (4-2) had singles wins from Marc Leible and Andrew Powell while the doubles teams of Leible-Chris Matthews and Clay Matthews-Charlie Jones won its matches.
"I thought Cape would hammer us in doubles play, then we'd have to scramble in singles," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "It was kind of the other way around today. We won two of three doubles matches, then needed just three singles wins, but came up one short.
"The match came down to a tiebreaker in the last singles match of the day."
James singled out the No. 3 doubles team of Clay Matthews and Jones.
"I'm getting a pretty consistent effort out of the No. 3 doubles team of freshmen Clayton Matthews and Charlie Jones," he said. "They've been playing pretty well together as of late."
Sikeston host Kennett on Thursday.
1. Marc Leible def. Kevin Rohatgi, 8-5.
2. Chris Matthews lost to Carson Kelley, 3-8.
3. Grant Ingram lost to David Deisher, 6-8.
4. Logan Hampton lost to Drew Kiel, 8-9 (6-8 tiebreaker).
5. Clayton Matthews lost to Alex Kies, 4-8.
6. Andrew Powell def. Josiah Johnson, 8-4.
1. Leible/Chris Matthews def. Kelley/Deisher, 8-4.
2. Ingram/Powell lost to Rohatgi/Kies, 3-8.
3. Clay Matthews/Charlie Jones def. Kiel/Johnson, 8-2.
JV winners Singles: Charlie Jones, Ross Bucher, Justin Deere, Seth Colwick. Doubles: Bucher/Deere.
KENNETT -- The Sikeston golf team slipped past a solid Kennett squad 165
-167 in a tri-meet on Tuesday.
Doniphan finished third with a 192 score.
"It's always nice to beat a good team like Kennett on their home turf," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting.
No. 1 player E.C. Atchison led the Bulldogs with a 1-over-par 37 and No. 2 Martin Schaefer was one stroke back with a 38.
Darris Butler and Zed Hagen rounded out the team scores with 43 and 47, respectively.
Said Oetting, whose Bulldogs improved to 5-3 with their fourth straight win, "We have been on a two-week streak of winning in some tough competition in duel matches. I see this as a move in the right direction for the team."
The Sikeston junior varsity lost 217-201 to Kennett.
Sikeston tees it up at Malden on Thursday.
East Prairie 6, Hayti 0
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles blanked Hayti 6-0 to improve to 9-1 with a 6-0 shutout win over Hayti on Tuesday.
Starter Ben Walters and reliever Caleb Hatton combined on the three-hit shutout.
Walters (4-1)started and went four innings for the win, allowing two hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Hatton relieved in the fifth and allowed one hit with five strikeouts and two walks.
Coming off a weekend tournament and a regular-season game yesterday, East Prairie coach Jason Aycock said he challenged his pitching staff and they delivered.
"I asked them to show me a lot of heart and reach down and grab some guts," he said. "Both of them did a good job of keeping the Hayti hitters off balance."
Hunter Jones, Preston Shoemaker and Walters led the eight-hit Eagle offense with two hits apiece.
On Monday, the Eagles battled Class 2's fourth-ranked South Pemiscot into extra innings at East Prairie.
South Pemiscot scored three runs in the top of the ninth to hand the Eagles their first loss.
Shoemaker started and went six innings with a no decision, while Walters finished and took the loss.
East Prairie tied it at 4 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh, then threatened with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth to no avail.
East Prairie visits Scott City on Thursday at 4 p.m.
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils recorded a 10-0 mercy run-rule win over Woodland on Tuesday.
Chris Hanback handcuffed the Cardinals on one hit in five innings with nine strikeouts and five walks.
Chaffee (4-6) got two hits apiece from Brad Daugherty, Augie Orr and Korey Chapman.
In a schedule quirk to accommodate a previously rained out junior varsity game, the Scott City and Chaffee varsity will meet at Chaffee today, with Scott City as the home team.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston girls soccer team fell 1-0 in overtime to Cape Central on Tuesday.
Two minutes into the overtime period, Central's Lauren Thompson split two defenders and netted a shot into the upper right corner off an assist from Meghan Orr to lift the Tigers to victory.
Sikeston (3-8-1) has one victory and one tie against three losses in overtime games.
"It was a well-played game by both teams," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "It was probably the best game we've played all year, as far as total team effort."
Sikeston nearly matched Central in shots on goal with 17 to 21.
"We had about three quality shots that their keeper made good saves on," said Long.
Sikeston goalie Audra Wooley recorded 20 saves.
The Bulldog junior varsity (0-3) suffered a 5-0 loss to Central.
Sikeston's varsity meets Notre Dame on Saturday at noon for the rain-delayed third-place game of the Cape Central Soccer Tournament, which began on April 7. Central and St. Vincent vie for the championship at 2 p.m.