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Roundup: Sikeston netters beat Dexter for tenth time

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

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Sikeston's Logan Hampton defeated Dexter's Matt Myers 8-0.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team improved to 10-2 on the season with a 7-2 victory against Dexter on Tuesday at Sikeston High School.

"I was proud of the way Logan Hampton played today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "He lost to the same kid a week ago, came back today and played about as well as I've seen him play. Overall, we've improved so much since the beginning of the season. Guys like Clayton (Matthews) and Sam (Zhao) have taken their games to another level and some of these other guys have followed suit with that. I've got one week to figure out a district lineup that hopefully will give us the best chance to win."

Here are the results from Tuesday's matches.

Singles

1. Chris Matthews lost to Thomas Fowler, 8-9 (8-6)

2. Logan Hampton def. Matt Myers, 8-0

3. Clayton Matthews def. Paul Mahan, 8-4

4. Sam Zhao def. Gary Corse, 8-1

5. Justin Deere def. Stewart Barney, 8-5

6. Andrew Powell def. Michael Britton, 8-0

Doubles:

Clay Matthews/Zhao def. Mahan/Barney, 8-1

Charlie Jones/Powell lost to Fowler/Myers, 7-9

Deere/Craig Millington def. Corse/Britton, 8-5

CHARLESTON -- Charleston won its third straight with a 3-2 upset of Advance on Tuesday.

The win over Advance, the fourth-ranked team in Class 1, boosted Charleston's won-lost record to 8-11.

The Bluejays' Brink Naile outdueled Advance's Jeremy Limbaugh to pick up the victory.

Naile went the distance, giving up two runs -- one earned -- on three hits with four strikeouts and five walks while Limbaugh also went the distance, allowing three runs -- one earned -- on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

John Robert Goodin drove home the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Leading Charleston's six-hit offense were Naile (2-3), Goodin (2-3, RBI) and Tommy Starr (1-3, RBI).

Charleston hosts Hayti on Thursday at 4 p.m.

PORTAGEVILLE -- East Prairie defeated district opponent Portageville 7-4 on Tuesday.

Zach Secoy, in a route-going effort, picked up the win. He gave up three earned runs on six hits with 11 strikeouts and five walks.

Caleb Hatton (3-4, two RBIs) Taylor White (2-2) and William O'Guin (2-4, two RBIs) led the Eagles' offense.

East Prairie (10-8 overall, 3-2 district) hosts Bell City today at 4 p.m.

FARMINGTON -- Sikeston girls soccer team avenged an early-season loss with a 3-0 blanking of Farmington on Tuesday.

Alli Blurton scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Abbi Keefer recorded one goal and an assist and Ashley Angle had an assist.

Sikeston (9-12) led 2-0 at halftime with early goals at the 4- and 6-minute marks.

Goalkeeper Paige Silverthorn recorded the shutout with five saves. Sikeston outshot Farmington 19-5.

The Bulldogs junior varsity also shut out Farmington with a 2-0 win.

The JV improved to 4-3-1.

Megan Underhill and Brittany Jenkins netted goals with assists from Emily Taylor and Kaitlin Austin.

Next up for Sikeston is Cape Central on Tuesday.

PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville softball team defeated Oran 8-0 on Tuesday at Portageville.

Portageville broke out on top in the bottom of the first inning when DeAnna Deere drove in Katlyn Underwood, who had singled, for the first run. With Deere on second, Kellye Penn delivered a RBI double to left center, to increase the Bulldog's lead to 2-0. Oran was again held scoreless after a double to left field by Kielhofner.

Portageville added an additional run in the second, by Brittany Walker getting a leadoff double and Lauren Kellams picking up the RBI to score Walker.

Portageville added four runs in the fifth inning and a single run in the sixth to make the score 8-0.

On the mound for Portageville, Deere, allowed two hits, struck out 15, and walked one.

Portageville's record is now 12-1 on the season, and they will play their final game of regular season Thursday in Bootheel Conference action at Senath.