DELTA -- The Sikeston softball team finished the regular season with a 10-1 loss to Delta on Thursday.
Sikeston (2-19) is the No. 7 seed in the upcoming district tournament at Perryville. They will play No. 2 Herculaneum on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Sikeston fell behind 6-0 in the second and 10-0 in the fourth, but the Lady Bulldogs posted a single run in the fifth to avoid getting beaten by the 10-run rule.
Sikeston's Kelsey Cooper scored Sikeston's run on a fielder's choice RBI by Katie DeLaRosa.
Kaycie Williams had Sikeston's lone hit.
Mara Krokstrom was the losing pitcher, allowing seven walks, two hit batters with two strikeouts.
"We had two bad innings, but I was proud of the girls with the way they came back in the fifth to keep the game going," said Sikeston coach Tiffany King.
"They could've ended the game early by the 10-run rule, but we played better defense in the last couple innings."
MARION -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team shut out Marion, Ill., 4-0, on Thursday at Marion.
The Bulldogs' Blake Taylor posted a hat trick with three goals.
Taylor, assisted by Mike Botkin, opened the scoring with a goal seven minutes into the contest.
Botkin tallied two minutes later, off an assist by Chris Carnell, to send the Bulldogs up 2-0 at the half.
Taylor added his second and third goals in the second half. The first was assisted by Carnell, the second by Adam Gillean.
Keeper Scott Droddy recorded his second shutout of the season with 15 saves.
Sikeston (4-9-1) outshot Marion 17-15.
The Sikeston junior varsity lost 2-0.
Next up for Sikeston are varsity and junior varsity matches at Fredericktown on Monday.
KENNETT -- Sikeston's girls tennis team lost a dual match to Kennett, 3-6, on Thursday.
Jenni DeWitt and Magan Underhill won singles matches and DeWitt and Tess Marshall prevailed in doubles.
"Megan fought hard the whole match to get her win," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt.
Sikeston's junior varsity also lost, 0-3.
1. DeWitt (S) def. Christina Dewrock, 8-2.
2. Brook Burcham (K) def. Marshall, 8-3.
3. Hanna Lack (K) def. Danielle Ahlfield, 8-5.
4. Underhill (S) def. Susan Shetley, 8-4.
5. Christy Daughten (K) def. Hannah Moore, 8-6.
6. Samantha Brown (K) def. Caroline Murray, 8-2.
1. DeWitt/Marshall (S) def. Burcham/Shetley, 8-1.
2. Dewrock/Daughten (K) def. Ahlfield/Underhill, 8-3.
3. Lack/Brown (K) def. Moore/Murray, 8-4.
Junior varsity results
1. Samanta Geary (K) def. Lindsey Mercer, 6-0.
2. Mileah Baker (K) def. Mallorie Collins, 6-0.
1. Walker/Snipes (K) def. Mercer/Collins, 6-0.
JACKSON -- The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade football teams were swept by Jackson on Thursday at Jackson High School.
Sikeston's freshman team lost 33-20 to the bigger, stronger Indian team.
Sikeston trailed 19-14 at the half but a fumble on the 1-yard line kept the Bulldogs from taking the lead at halftime.
Sikeston opened the scoring with Juqualin Wiggins returning the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown.
In the second quarter, Wiggins scored on a 60-yard touchdown run. Wiggins added a 30-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring for Sikeston.
Sikeston (3-1) racked up 349 yards of offense on 31 plays and committed just one five-yard penalty. But three fumbles hurt the Bulldog cause.
Eli Jackson led Sikeston's ground attack with 136 yards on 12 carries.
Wiggins had 115 yards on six carries and completed his only pass attempt for 65 yards.
Jarian Wims had three carries for 10 yards and caught one pass for 65 yards.
Dwayne Harris had five carries for 30 yards.
"I thought our kids played their guts out," said Sikeston coach Steve Bays. "We came out, flew around and did it the whole ballgame. We kind of had a poor preparation week. We had some mental things this week that we've got to clean up.
"We lost some key players this week and that hurt us on the line. But I will say that the kids that came in and filled the spots did a great job. Our word of the week was 'flawless,' but we weren't quite flawless because of the fumbles."
Sikeston's 8th grade team lost to Jackson 30-14 to fall to 2-2 on the season.
Sikeston trailed 8-0 at the half but was able to get back in the game with an 84-yard touchdown run by Jerry Andrews. Darryl Howard returned a kick for an 80-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Sam Erwin scored a two-point conversion on a run.
Sikeston's 8th and 9th grade teams will be back in action next Thursday when they host Poplar Bluff starting at 5 p.m.
The New Madrid County Central 8th Grade football team marched another game closer to perfection with an impressive 60-0 win over Charleston Tuesday afternoon.
The Eagles scored on their first possession, as G'Darius Stevenson galloped into the end zone from 31 yards out, and never looked back. Stevenson also had an extra point conversion and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
NMCC led at halftime 54-0 and used the second half to play second and third string players to gain experience as they push for two more wins and a season of perfection.
Other players finding a way to the end zone were Datrae Hicks with an extra point conversion, Jamariea Jones with fumble recoveries of 12 and 10 yards and an extra point, Carlandas Thornton with an 11-yard touchdown, Mark Coger with a 1-yard score and extra point, Zack Rucker with a 20-yard touchdown run, Brandon Johnson with an extra point, Jonathon Conner with a 1-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Conner's score was set up by a powerful hit from Brandon Evans. Quarterback Lance Chamberlain, who does a great job running this potent offense, also got into the end zone for an extra point conversion.