(Photo by Chris Pobst, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs trumped the visiting Charleston Lady Bluejays, 9-0, Monday at Sikeston High School.
"We played a very solid match in our win today," Sikeston tennis coach Russ Dial said. "Due to the approaching district tournaments we had to do some juggling with our doubles teams, however, it all worked out in our favor."
Sikeston will travel to Dexter Wednesday.
Kelsey Dial (S) def. Dazique Gillespie (C), 8-2
Martha Neel (S) def. Catherine Small (C), 8-2
Jordan Powell (S) def. Gabbi Brewer (C), 8-3
Geena Hooper (S) def. Samantha Risius (C), 8-2
Emma Ferrell (S) def. Lexi Jones (C), 8-1
Ali Price (S) def. Madelyn Nally (C), 8-0
Powell/Price (S) def. Gillespie/Small (C), 8-2
Hooper/Ferrell (S) def. Brewer/Jones (C), 8-2
Janai Ivory/Ashli Vaught (S) def. Risius/Nally (C), 8-1
Ivory (S) def. J. Kent (C), 6-0
Alana Ellis (S) def. S. Wilkerson (C), 6-1
Julie Braden/Ellis (S) def. Kent/Wilkerson (C), 6-1
DEXTER - The Dexter Lady Bearcats fell 7-2 to Kennett on the road Monday afternoon.
Dexter defeated Kennett, 3-1 in the junior varsity match.
Baylee Cooper (D) def. Anna Kay Hilburn (K), 9-8 (7-5)
Darby Sparks (K) def. Alison Jarrell (D), 8-5
Kate White (K) def. Makayla Waldner (D), 8-5
Kelsey Washburn (K) def. Kendra Stevenson (D), 8-3
Kara Heeb (K) def. Erica Morgan (D), 8-6
Alexa McPherson (K) def. Katelyn Frazier (D), 9-8 (7-5)
Hilburn/Sparks (K) def. Cooper/Morgan (D), 8-2
White/Washburn (K) def. Jarrell/Stevenson (D), 8-5
Waldner/Frazier (D) def. Heeb/McPherson (K), 8-3
Taylor Owens (D) def. Alli Mowrer (K), 6-2
Carissa Oliver (K) def. Kalee Howard (D), 6-4
Owens/Miller (D) def. Taylor Decker/Maddie Wood (K), 7-6 (7-5)
Howard/Owens (D) def. Sydney Davis/Karah Brandt (K), 6-0
FARMINGTON -- Leaving them just one shutout shy of the school record they set last year, the Sikeston Bulldogs blanked the Farmington Knights 1-0 on Monday for their 11th win of the season.
"We possessed the ball a little bit," Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe said. "We didn't finish a lot of goals and actually missed a penalty kick. We had a few chances early, but our defense really stepped up and didn't give Farmington a lot of chances on our end.
"That's kind of what they've been doing all year long."
The eventual, game-winning goal came at the 41st minute of the contest when Patrick Smith found the net on a pass from Tyler McClinton.
"It was right out of halftime," Noe said. "Patrick was playing midfield and he just made a run through. Tyler settled the ball and Patrick just basically took off down the middle.
"It was a slotted pass through the defenders. Patrick touched it once, was in space on the breakaway and buried it for the game winner."
Sikeston now stands at 11-4 on the season, including 10 shutouts. They'll try to tie the school record of 11 tonight when they head to Jackson to play the Indians at 5:30 p.m.
In Monday's junior varsity contest, Sikeston pulled off another shutout, beating Farmington 4-0.
Jared Boyd led the way with a pair of goals while Hunter Taylor and Conner Merideth also found the net.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Kelly Lady Hawks pounded out 12 hits in a 5-3 win against Notre Dame Monday.
"We played awesome," Kelly head coach Rhonda Ratledge said. "It's been a long time since we've beaten Notre Dame, but they didn't quit. They kept fighting. It was just a great game from start to finish."
The Lady Hawks (16-4) held a 4-0 lead until the sixth inning, when Notre Dame hung all three of their runs on the board to cut their deficit to one run. Kelly added an insurance run in the seventh.
Kelly's Alexis Dock threw the complete game win allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks. She also struck out four.
Dock, Samantha Ratledge, Jessica Worth and Katie Brucker each had two hits apiece. Dock, Ratledge and Worth all had doubles while Dock and Worth drove in two runs apiece.
ADVANCE -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats lost a tough three-set match on the road to Advance Monday, 25-22, 17-25 and 25-17.
Hannah Noe led Dexter with 12 kills and also had 10 assists. Alyssa Spear and Shyann Jines added six kills while Paige Patterson had five kills and 10 digs in the loss.
Jines also had 18 digs while Ashley Brown tallied 12.
HOLCOMB -- The Risco Tigers advanced to the championship game of the Fall Baseball Championship Tournament Monday by defeating both Senath-Hornersville and Holcomb.
Risco's Caleb McCord earned both wins on the mound throwing a complete game, no-hitter against the top-seeded Hornets in a 3-0, semifinal win.
McCord, who also went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI in the first game against Senath, struck out 14 and threw 106 pitches.
In all, McCord hurled 146 pitches in 10 innings of scoreless baseball.
In their first game, the Tigers escaped Senath 6-4 in nine innings thanks in large part to McCord, who drove in the game-winning run in the ninth inning.
Against Senath, Jordan Pavy and Austin White each had two hits. White had two doubles, while Pavy hit one.
Matt Cumins put the Tigers (9-6) up quickly against Holcomb with a 2-run home run in the first inning. Josh Earnheart drove in their third run with a double while McCord drove them home.
Risco, the fifth seed of the tournament, will play in the championship game Thursday against second-seeded South Pemiscot at 4 p.m.