"I thought we played well today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We are kind of hitting our stride right now. We played well over the weekend and again today. We've got Dexter tomorrow as a tune-up to the districts next week."
Here are the results from Monday's matches.
1. Sam Zhao def. David Holley, 8-2
2. Clay Matthews def. Daniel Barnes, 8-4
3. Logan Hampton def. Corey Newton, 8-0
4. Charlie Jones def. Nathan Peters, 8-0
5. Justin Deere def. Todd Rogers, 8-0
6. Stuart Strom def. Clint Hess, 8-0
Zhao/Matthews def. Holley/Barnes, 8-2
Hampton/Jones def. Newton/Hess, 8-0
Deere/Strom def. Peters/Rogers, 8-1
JV winners: Seth Colwick, Adam Martin, Colwick/Martin in doubles.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston eighth grade girls track team was nipped by Jackson in the SEMO Conference Track Meet held at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Jackson totaled 65.5 points to barely out-point Sikeston with 64 points. Poplar Bluff followed closely with 61.5 points while Cape Central had 37 points.
Keyonna Blissett captured first place in the 75 meter hurdles and also ran a leg on Sikeston's first place 4 x 200 meter relay, which also included Alante Oglesby, Kelsey Jenkins and Vonteria Applewhite.
The same group also took first place in the 4 x 100 meter relay.
Applewhite won the 100 meter dash and took second in the long jump.
Betsy Borgsmiller broke her own school record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:04.5 to take first place. She also won the high jump at 5-feet to finish undefeated in the event on the season.
In the boys division, Sikeston scored 38 points to take fourth place in the conference meet.
Trey Lewis had Sikeston's lone first place finish as he won the triple jump with a leap of 37' 1 1/2".
Sikeston's Ray Clark had two second places marks in the 100 meter dash and the long jump. He also ran the anchor leg on the team's second place 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relays, which included Michael Sherrod, Brandon Blissett and Dale Winters.
On Saturday, Sikeston's junior high teams competed in the Jackson Relays. The Sikeston girls took second in the 11-team event with 101 points, behind first place Jackson with 111.5 points.
On that day, Blissett set a school record in the 75 meter hurdles with a time of 12.81. She also won the long jump.
Applewhite captured first in the 100 meter dash and ran anchor legs on the first place 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relays, which also featured Jenkins, Blissett and Oglesby.
Borgsmiller broke her own school record in the high jump with a leap of 5'2", also setting a new Jackson Relays record. She also set a school record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:04.95, until she broke the record in Monday's SEMO Conference meet.
Borgsmiller also ran the anchor leg of the 4 x 400 meter relay, which set a school record with a time of 4:44.59. The team included Mary Eifert, R. Bryant and Te'Kora Williams.
In the seventh grade division, Sikeston's boys finished fourth with 54 points. Isaac Engram took first in the discus. Even Deere placed first place in the pole vault.
In the eighth grade boys division, Sikeston placed fourth with 80 points.
Eldridge Sumlin took first place in the 100 meter hurdles for Sikeston's lone individual winner.