PERRYVILLE -- Sikeston suffered a heartbreaking loss to Perryville on a late goal in a district soccer semifinal at Perryville on Monday.
No. 2-seed Perryville, on an unassisted goal from Ava Johnson at the 77-
minute mark, trimmed No. 3 Sikeston 2-1. The game-winning goal scored on a tap-in off a poor Lady Bulldog clearout.
Sikeston's Alli Blurton, off an assist from Abbi Keefer, tied the score at 1-1 at the 48-minute mark after Perryville had opened the scoring on a goal from Alyssa Bauwens from Johnson 22 minutes into the game.
Jennifer Millington, in goal, recorded 13 saves as the Bulldogs outshot the Lady Pirates 22-14, including a dominating 14-3 in the second half.
The Bulldogs finished the season with a 10-13 record, the first double-digit win total in the six-year history of the program.
"We lose two seniors, Alli Blurton and Paige Silverthorn, who we're really going to miss," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "They gave us a lot the last four years, so we've got some big shoes for somebody to fill next year. I think we're going in the right direction. Things didn't go our way tonight but, hopefully, we'll build on it."
In the other semifinal, No. 1-seed Notre Dame was eliminated by No. 4 St. Vincent 1-0.
In an all-Perryville final, Perryville High School meets St. Vincent for the district championship today at 5 p.m.
ORAN -- Three of the top four seeds advanced with mercy-rule wins in the Class 1, District 1 baseball tournament at Oran on Monday.
No. 1-seed Oran defeated No. 8 Richland 12-0, No. 2 Advance rolled over No. 7 Scott County Central 16-2 and No. 3 Chaffee crushed No. 6 Delta 20-2.
In the day's only close decision, No. 5 Bernie eliminated No. 4 Bell City 6-5.
Chase Seyer went 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs and Joey Williams went 1-2 with two RBIs to lead Oran's offense.
Alex Chasteen tossed a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts to pick up the win.
Oran (21-4) meets Bernie today at 2:30 p.m.
Nick Niemcyzk and Clay Dover had two hits and a home run apiece in Bell City's losing effort.
Cody Bailey took the loss.
Defending district champion Advance, behind Rusty Hendricks two-hitter, reached the semifinals.
Daryl Wade ignited the Hornets' offense with three hits in three trips including a double and two triples. Josh Bailey and Hendricks collected two hits each.
Caleb Johnson and Seth Strunk split Scott Central's two hits.
Pitcher Alex Orr no-hit Delta to highlight Chaffee's victory.
Leading the Red Devils' 13-hit offense, Andy Hendrix went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs while Kory Chapman went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Brad Daugherty clubbed a homer and a triple with three RBIs and Jerod Steger stroked a triple and a double with three RBIs.
Chris Hanback also chipped in with two hits.
Advance meets Chaffee today at 4:30 p.m.
Class 2, District 2 PERRYVILLE -- In a slight upset, No. 4 Charleston was eliminated on a 12-11 loss to No. 5 Crystal City at the Perryville City Park on Monday.
Trailing 9-6 heading into the top of the seventh, Crystal City rallied for six runs in the inning to dispatch the Bluejays. To start the inning, Crystal City batted the lower end of their lineup but still found a way to make the comeback.
Charleston left 12 men on base in the contest and committed four errors.
Senior Josh Marshall had a nice game going 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the sixth. Paul Johnson went 4-4 with a walk and Nick Johnson had 3 RBIs in the game.
Charleston ends its season at 9-12.
Crystal City 12, Charleston 11
WP - Scott Johnson
LP - Billy Butler
HR - Josh Marshall (C)
2B - Marshall (C)
Multiple hitters - Charleston: Paul Johnson 4-4, Josh Marshall 2-3.
Records - Charleston 9-12.
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kelly qualified two individual athletes, one boy and one girl, and Charleston returned its 1600-meter relay team to the Class 2 state track meet.
On Saturday at the Class 2, District 1 meet at East Prairie, Kelly freshman Tara Johnson placed second in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs to earn spots at state.
Kelly junior Spencer Ayers punched his ticket with a second-place in the shot put.
Charleston's relay team of Joseph Watts, Marquez Ware, Walter Jackson and Markale Kent qualified with a winning effort in the 4 x 400. Ronson Beard and Shane Ott are team alternates.
East Prairie had no state qualifiers.