(Photo by Chris Pobst, Staff)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team won their 13th game of the season Monday 3-1 in Fredericktown.
The Bulldogs held a 1-0 lead at halftime, but it quickly turned into a 1-1 game two minutes after the break. Sikeston added two more goals in the second half to ensure the victory.
"It wasn't our best effort or the prettiest game," Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe said. "We had a lot of shots that didn't go. We just couldn't find the scoring tonight."
Chase Baron punched in Sikeston's first goal in the 25th minute. Steven Baker provided the assist.
After Fredericktown tied it at 1-1, Brandon Goodwin scored Sikeston's go-ahead goal in the 60th minute with the assist from Adam Johnson. Five minute later, Johnson scored the Bulldogs' third goal after an assist by Baron.
Sikeston (13-4) hosts Marion, Ill., today at 5 p.m. at the Sikeston Sports Complex.
The Sikeston junior varsity also pulled out a win over the Black Cats, 3-0.
Layton Jones scored two goals while Kenya Marshall added the third. Chase Gaines had two assists in the win.
NAYLOR -- In their last regular season game, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs let a close one slip away on the road.
The Lady Bulldogs lost a slim 3-2 game against Naylor Monday bringing their regular season to a 10-9 close.
The Class 4, District 1 tournament begins Wednesday at Jackson City Park in Jackson.
Paige Sailors received the loss in the circle after throwing all six innings.
Sikeston scored both their runs in the top of the sixth inning while Naylor gained the early advantage with two in the third and one in the fifth.
"Even though we lost, I'm proud that we battled back," Sikeston head coach Tiffany Morgan said.
Senior Bayleah James went 2 for 4 with both a single and double. Annie Ramey also had two hits, including a triple. Kayla Fodge contributed a triple as well.
Sikeston will play Poplar Bluff in the first round of the district tournament.
The Sikeston freshman football team defeated Jackson 20-16 Monday in Jackson.
Dominique Dyes scored all three touchdowns for Sikeston while Earnest Fobbs converted 1 of 2 2-point conversions.
"This was a big win over a good team," Sikeston coach Matt Johnson said. "Our defense played great and our playmakers made a few plays on offense. Very proud of our boys as a team."
Sikeston (2-2) will play Cape Central Monday in Cape Girardeau for their fifth game of the season.
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks junior varsity team defeated East Prairie 7-6 Monday.
Aaron Graham scored Kelly's lone score as well as kicked the extra point for the go-ahead point.
Kelly is now 3-1 on the season.