PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston soccer team fell to 0-2 on the season with a 3-0 loss to Perryville on Tuesday.
With the game tied 0-0 at the half, Perryville broke through with three unanswered goals.
Perryville out-shot Sikeston 35-11. Lady Bulldog goalkeeper Audra Wooley had 32 saves.
"This team just dismantled us right from the beginning," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We played an all right first half, but they just wore us down. They've got a lot of quick girls that move around a lot. It seems like we were playing eight on 11 out there. We just had a letdown tonight. We got beat in every aspect of the game, even though the score doesn't show it."
Sikeston will host Anna-Jonesboro on Thursday at 5 p.m.
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston golf team was defeated by Poplar Bluff 171
E.C. Atchison led the Bulldogs with a two over par 37 while teammates Martin Schaefer 42, Zed Hagen and Darris Butler shot a 46 apiece.
The Junior varsity was led by Trey Oetting and Joseph Bowman with 50 followed by Jared Kruger 52 and Dee Bizzell 60.
The Bulldogs will return to action Monday by hosting Cape Central at the Bootheel Golf Course.
CHARLESTON -- The Dexter Bearcats relied upon the bottom of their lineup to post a 6-3 victory over Charleston to improve to 2-0 on the year.
With the top two Bearcats suffering 8-1 and 8-3 losses, respectively, Dexter swept the final four matches and claimed the victory.
"Their two top players were very good," Dexter coach Leanne Dooley said of the Bluejays. "They are both juniors, so they'll be around next year.
"All the boys played well, even the two that lost. They were just outplayed [Tuesday]."
Gabe Smith started the winning streak with an 8-3 victory over Danny White before Derek Clark, Aaron Lavender and Scott Admire all posted 8-0 wins for the 'Cats.
Smith and Clark teamed up for an 8-0 win in doubles, as did Lavender and Admire, for Dexter's win.
"I've got a strong varsity all the way through," Dooley said. "So teams are going to have to be good down to their sixth player."
The Bearcats will be in action Thursday as they host the Sikeston Bulldogs in the home opener.
No. 1 Derek Hoppe (CHS) def. Jake Smith (DX), 8-1
No. 2 Blake Brannum (CHS) def. Derek Roberts (DX), 8-3
No. 3 Gabe Smith (DX) def. Danny White (CHS), 8-1
No. 4 Derek Clark (DX) def. Corey Newton (CHS), 8-0
No. 5 Aaron Lavender (DX) def. Josh Patrick (CHS), 8-0
No. 6 Scott Admire (DX) def. Jeff Groves (CHS), 8-0
No. 1 Hoppe/Brannum (CHS) def. J. Smith/Roberts (DX), 8-2 Hoppe/Brannum
No. 2 G. Smith/Clark (DX) def. White/Newton (CHS), 8-0
No. 3 Lavender/Admire (DX) def. Patrick/Groves (CHS), 8-0
Charleston 13, Chaffee 12 Chaffee gained a 10-0 lead after three innings, but six errors got the best of the Red Devils in a nine-inning road loss.
Only two of Charleston's 13 runs were earned.
Freshman Steven Dooley, who suffered his first loss of the season, pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out nine and allowing no earned runs for Chaffee (0
-3). Dooley pitched the first four innings and left with a high pitch count and a 10-2 lead.
Freshman Josh Stegar pitched through the seventh, and Dooley returned to the mound for the extra innings. Charleston scored an unearned run with one out in the bottom of the ninth to win.
"Steven showed tremendous character, and he deserved to win," Chaffee coach Brian Horrell said. "He did a great job of going back out and bailing his teammates out.
"Charleston kept playing, and we didn't. The wheels fell off the bus."
Jesse Gettings, Augi Orr, Brad Daugherty and Jeff Daugherty had two hits apiece for the Red Devils.
Leopold 11, Scott County Central 10
Stacy Peters hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Leopold a season-opening win at home.
Scott County Central led 10-8 before the bottom half of the seventh.
Matt Stoverink had two hits for Leopold (1-0) and was on the mound for the win.
Leopold 16, Scott County Central 2
Leopold scored eight runs in the fifth inning to finish out a victory against Scott County Central in the season-opening game for both teams.
Sam Bueter and Cathie Seiler each drove in three runs for Leopold, while Lori Vandermierden and Amber Nenninger each drove in two.
Mary Beth Bohnsack scattered five hits to earn the pitching victory for Leopold, which hosts Oran today.
Some information provided by the SEMO News Service.