SD ROUNDUP: Sikeston volleyball drops match to Malden; soccer suffers 11th defeat in 2-1 loss to North County

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Sikeston's Zaria Blissett hits the ball past Malden's Madi Saulsberry in a high school volleyball game Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Sikeston Field House. (David Jenkins/Standard Democrat)

SIKESTON — Two days after losing a tough, three-set match to Portageville, the Sikeston volleyball team returned to the court, at the Sikeston Field House, for senior night on Thursday against Malden.

The Bulldogs lost both sets, as the Green Wave exposed Sikeston’s weakness, at the setter position.

After losing a key player, Bulldogs head coach Steve Beydler said that he had to make some significant adjustments to their rotations. He added that he had to change the dynamic of the team, but proved to be a struggle against a gritty Malden team that improved to a 14-4-1 record.

Sikeston's Jade Davis sets the ball against Malden in a high school volleyball game Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Sikeston Field House. (David Jenkins/Standard Democrat)

The Green Wave finished with 11 kills for the match, led by Gracie Thomas — who finished with five.

Zaria Blissett struggled to get things rolling, on the Bulldogs side, as she finished with just nine kills.

New players inserted into the lineup also didn’t help her that much either, as assists were few and far between for Sikeston (6-13). The Bulldogs only managed 12 assists for the match.

Oran 25 25, Richland 18 6

ORAN, Mo. — Sam Welter had three aces, and Kennedi McVay provided 21 assists, as the Oran volleyball cruised to a win over Richland on Thursday, at Oran High School.

Offensively, Kaylee Payne added six kills, while Katelyn Streeter had four. Payne was also productive on the defensive side of the floor for the Eagles— with 10 digs.

Oran (7-10) faces Meadow Heights on Friday.

BOYS SOCCER

North County 2, Sikeston 1

BONNE TERRE, Mo. — Senior Jeffrey Thornbrough scored the lone goal of the evening on Thursday night against North County but was not enough for Sikeston to come away with a victory.

The Bulldogs lost 2-1 to the Raiders, to push their record to 9-11 on the season.

Sikeston travels to Farmington on Monday, for a matchup with the Knights. The match will be at 5 p.m.

GIRLS TENNIS

Kennett 5, Dexter 0

KENNETT, Mo. — The Dexter Bearcats finished second in the Class 1 District 1 girls tennis tournament, losing 5-0 to undefeated Kennett in the championship match Wednesday at Kennett.

The Bearcats finished the season 10-4.

DOUBLES

Sydni McAtee/Darcy Campbell (K) def. Jadyn Northcutt/Malia Cook (D) 8-3

Emma Phillips/Alexa Blankenship (K) def. Abby Dorton/Hannah Bollinger (D) 8-6

Anelle Harris/ Taylor Hufford (K) def. Maci McBride/Courtney Northcutt (D) 8-2

SINGLES

Emma Phillips (K) def. Abby Dorton (D) 6-1 6-0

Anelle Harris (K) def. Hannah Bollinger (D) 6-0 6-1

SOFTBALL

Jackson 14, Sikeston 6

JACKSON, Mo. — After a tie game at the end of the first inning, it looked liked the Sikeston softball team may have been on the verge of an upset over Jackson, on Thursday.

The Bulldogs even took its second lead of the game in the top of the third, as Emma Drury tripled and Lydia Hodgkiss drove her in on a single to give Sikeston a 5-4 advantage at the time.

Jackson (13-8), though, responded in a big way in the bottom half of the inning, breaking the game open by scoring five runs of its own.

Hailey Farmer ended the onslaught with a two-run home run to give the Indians a 9-5 lead, which they would never relinquish.

On the mound, Drury struggled, giving up 13 hits and 13 earned runs — including a pair of home runs.

Sikeston (4-10) plays next in the TRCC Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The Bulldogs open up district tournament action against Perryville next Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., at Notre Dame Regional High School, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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WP — Karli Johnson. LP — Emma Drury. 2B — Morgan Conklin (J), Ashlyn Prince (J), Jayna Cutsinger (J), Abby Gates (J). 3B — Naudia Lazcano (S), Emma Drury (S). HR — Hailey Farmer (J), Jayna Cutsinger (J). Multiple hitters: Jackson — Ashlyn Prince 2-3, Jayna Cutsinger 3-3, Sierra Burch 2-4; Sikeston — Emma Drury 2-4.

Notre Dame 2, Kelly 1

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Halle Heuring had two hits for the Notre Dame softball team, on Thursday, with none more significant than her last at-bat in the seventh inning, which gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 walk-off win over Kelly.

Huering went 2-for-3 in the game, with a team-high two RBI.

For the Hawks, Lilly Jones had another great performance from the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4 with one double and the only run scored for Kelly (13-7).

It was also a pitchers duel, as both Alyssa Tidwell and Notre Dame’s Allison Lynch pitched gems. Tidwell went 6 1/3 innings, giving up six hits on two earned runs while Lynch went the distance, giving up seven hits on one earned run and striking out three Hawks.

Kelly hosts Jackson on Monday, at 4 p.m.

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WP — Allison Lynch. LP — Alyssa Tidwell. 2B — Kristen Barwick (ND), Caroline Lochmann (ND), Lilly Jones (K), Kelly Ivy (K). Multiple hitters: Notre Dame — Halle Heuring 2-3; Kelly — Lilly Jones 2-4, Kelly Ivy 2-2.

Chaffee 9, Cape Central 2

CHAFFEE, Mo. — Sydney Walker pitched a complete game, while also driving in two runs, on Thursday, as Chaffee defeated Cape Central, at Chaffee High School.

On the mound, Walker gave up only two hits on two earned runs, while striking out six and allowing five walks.

At the dish, she also proved to be productive. Walker went 1-for-4, with two RBI.

Madeline Hendrix led the team in RBI, with three for the game. She also scored three runs herself and had the lone extra-base hit of the contest — with a double in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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WP — Sydney Walker. LP — Kylie Lossing. 2B — Madeline Hendrix. Multiple hitters: Chaffee — Madeline Hendrix 3-4.

Kelly 14, East Prairie 0

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. — Elly Pattengill had a home run and four RBIs as the Hawks blistered the winless Eagles in four innings on the road, Wednesday afternoon.

Winning pitcher Kelly Ivy went the distance in the circle for Kelly (13-6). She gave up two hits and recorded five strikeouts.

Kenna Wheatley was the losing and also doubled for East Prairie (0-12). Eight of the runs were earned and she walked five batters.

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WP — Kelly Ivy. LP — Kenna Wheatley. HR — Rylee Crumley (K), Elly Pattengill (K). 2B — Wheatley (EP). Multiple hits — Kelly: Tabi Buchanan 2-3, Pattengill 2-2.

CROSS COUNTRY

JACKSON, Mo - With four runners finishing in the top 15, the Bloomfield Wildcat cross country team took first place Thursday in the junior varsity division at the Chaffee/Saxony Meet.

It’s the first title in the high school program’s history.

Jeffery Jarrell led the way with a first-place finish, followed by Dawson Hill taking sixth and Colton Hyslop 10th. Stephen Sherfield was the team’s fourth medalist with a 13th place finish.

At the varsity level, both of the Wildcat’s runners medaled. Josh Reynolds took ninth-place, and Nic Carter earned 12th.

Bloomfield will be back in action Monday when they host the Stoddard County Activities Association Meet in Bloomfield at 4 p.m.

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