MISSOURIAN ROUNDUP: Area swimmers prep for state meet, set marks

Notre Dame's Brock Hulshof dives into the pool while warming up during the Cape Rock Swim Invitational Saturday at Central Municipal Pool.
Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian

The Cape Girardeau Central and Notre Dame boys swimming teams made quite a splash at Saturday’s Cape Rock Invitational at the Central Municipal Pool.

The Tigers set eight state-qualifying times while the Bulldogs had six state cuts as both teams finished in the Top Five at the 20-team meet.

Central’s Jacob Bening, Jack Maxton and Daniel Seabaugh all collected a pair of state cuts for the Tigers, who as a team finished three points behind meet champion Parkway West. Bening’s state qualifiers came with his first-place finishes in the 100 butterfly (47.30 seconds) and 100 backstroke (52.96 seconds). Maxton collected his state qualifiers with his second-place time of 52.94 seconds in the 100 butterfly and a fourth-place time of 1 minute, 2.95 seconds in the 100 breaststroke. Seabaugh finished first in the 100 breaststroke for one of his state cuts while his other came in the 50 freestyle with his first-place time of 21.85 seconds. All three joined teammate Truman Vines for Central’s other two state qualifiers in the 200 medley relay, which the Tigers won with a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds, and 400 freestyle relay, which the Tigers also won in 3 minutes, 15.91 seconds.

Notre Dame senior Nicholas Hux accounted for two of Notre Dame’s state cuts with his fifth-place times of 1 minute, 49.80 seconds in the 200 freestyle and 4 minutes, 56.89 seconds in the 500 freestyle. Junior Drew Barber posted a state cut with his second-place time of 48.80 seconds in the 100 freestyle as well. The Bulldogs also notched state qualifiers in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays as Notre Dame finished 13 points behind Parkway South in fifth place as team.

Team Scores — 1. Parkway West 279; 2. Cape Central 276; 3. Parkway Central 250; 4. Parkway South 240; 5. Notre Dame 227; 6. Lindbergh 219; 7. John Burroughs School 156; 8. Rock Bridge 130; 9. Logan-Rogersville 91; 10. Emil E. Holt 86; 11. David H. Hickman 80; 12. Webster Groves 76; 13. Camdenton 61; 14. Rockwood Summit 44; 15. Webb City 38; 16. Central (Springfield) 34; 17. Jackson 22; 18. Marshfield 12; 19. (tie) Hillcrest (Springfield), Poplar Bluff 2

Local top three results

200 medley relay — 1. Cape Central (Daniel Seabaugh, Jack Maxton, Jacob Bening, Truman Vines) 1:39.22; 4. Notre Dame (Drew Barber, Joey LeGrand, Noel Keran, Caleb LeGrand) 1:44.99; 18. Jackson (Jake Shelton, Trent Paullus, Brayden Walters, Kelton Harrell) 2:09.28

200 freestyle — 5. Nicholas Hux (ND) 1:49.80; 8. Noel Keran (ND) 1:53.30; 12. Brayden Walters (J) 1:54.60

200 individual medley — 5. Nick Landewe (ND) 2:10.02; 8. Josh Glenn (CC) 2:10.97; 9. Joey LeGrand (ND) 2:12.30

50 freestyle — 1. Daniel Seabaugh (CC) 21.85; 7. Truman Vines (CC) 23.53; 13. Liam Arnzen (ND) 24.19

Diving — 14. Hunter Keefer (CC) 285.60; 16. Eli Kyle (J) 261.20; 19. Dylan Jordan (CC) 176.00

100 butterfly — 2. Jack Maxton (CC) 52.94; 8. Josh Glenn (CC) 56.99; 11. Toby Lin (CC) 58.74

100 freestyle — 1. Jacob Bening (CC) 47.30; 2. Drew Barber (ND) 48.80; 10. Nick Landewe (ND) 53.03

500 freestyle — 5. Nicholas Hux (ND) 4:56.89; 8. Noel Keran (ND) 5:15.42; 13. Elias Theall (CC) 5:21.35

200 freestyle relay — 2. Notre Dame (Caleb LeGrand, Joey LeGrand, Nick Landewe, Nicholas Hux) 1:33.41; 6. Cape Central (Truman Vines, Josh Glenn, Ben Steelman, Toby Lin) 1:37.44; 18. Jackson (Trent Paullus, Brayden Walters, Lucas Kincy, Caleb Farmer) 1:54.50

100 backstroke — 1. Jacob Bening (CC) 52.92; 6. Drew Barber (ND) 58.50; 10. Brayden Walters (J) 1:00.93

100 breaststroke — 1. Daniel Seabaugh (CC) 58.53; 4. Jack Maxton (CC) 1:02.95; 9. Trent Paullus (J) 1:05.72

400 freestyle relay — 1. Cape Central (Truman Vines, Jack Maxton, Daniel Seabaugh, Jacob Bening) 3:15.91; 5. Notre Dame (Drew Barber, Noel Keran, Nick Landewe, Nicholas Hux) 3:25.59


Notre Dame 11, Festus 2

Kirstan Barwick smacked a home run and drove in four runs as the host Bulldogs clobbered the Tigers in six innings during the first game of the gold bracket at the Notre Dame Softballfest on Saturday.

Hailey Kutz pitched a full game to grab the win for Notre Dame. Both runs were earned and she recorded six strikeouts and one walk.

Riley Burger also blasted a home run for the Bulldogs while Grace Lemons added a double and two RBIs.

Hunter Ellsworth went the distance in the circle to sustain the loss for Festus (1-4). Nine of the 11 runs she allowed were earned and she had one strikeout and one walk.

Notre Dame later went on to defeat Kelly 8-1 but then fell to Magnolia Heights (Senatobia, Miss.) 6-5 in extra innings during the championship game. No additional information for those two games, however, was provided.

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WP — Hailey Kutz. LP — Hunter Ellsworth. HR — Kirstan Barwick (ND), Riley Burger (ND). 2B — McKenzie McJunkins (F), McKenna Templeton (F), Grace Lemons (ND). Multiple hits — Festus: McJunkins 2-2; Notre Dame: Barwick 2-4, Burger 2-3, Kalie Compas 2-3, Halle Heuring 3-3, Lemons 2-3.

East Carter 9, Chaffee 0

Lilly Wessel went 2-for-3 in the Red Devils’ loss to the Redbirds in their first game of the bronze bracket at the Notre Dame Softballfest at the Kelso City Park.

Jayden Welch pitched a complete game to sustain the loss for Chaffee. She allowed eight earned runs and had four strikeouts and one walk.

Makenna Moore also went the distance in the circle and doubled with two RBIs to help propel East Carter to victory. She recorded 11 strikeouts and one walk.

Elizabeth Crowley blasted a home run, a double and finished with three RBIs for the Redbirds.

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WP — Makenna Moore. LP — Jayden Welch. HR — Elizabeth Crowley (EC). 2B — E. Crowley (EC), Naomi Crowley (EC), Rylee O’Dell (EC), Moore (EC). Multiple hits — East Carter: Audrey Carter 2-3, E. Crowley 3-4, N. Crowley 3-4, Moore 2-4, O’Dell 2-3.

East Carter 5, Cape Central 3

Olivia Koch went 2-for-3 as the Tigers attempted a late-game rally after a sluggish start but were unable to catch up to the Redbirds in the second game of the bronze bracket at the Notre Dame Softballfest.

Valerie Greenley pitched two innings to be tagged with the loss for Cape Girardeau Central. She gave up five earned runs on three hits and walked two batters.

Makenna Moore tossed a complete game to earn the win for East Carter (5-2). She allowed two earned runs with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Rylee O’Dell doubled with two RBIs to lift the Redbirds to their bronze-bracket championship.

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WP — Makenna Moore. LP — Valerie Greenley. 2B — Rylee O’Dell (EC), Kennedy Theis (EC). Multiple hits — Central: Olivia Koch 2-3; East Carter: Moore 2-3, O’Dell 2-3.

Cape Central 11, Chaffee 2

Valerie Greenley hit a triple and a double among her successful four times at the plate as the Tigers used a strong fifth inning to trounce the Red Devils in the final game of the bronze bracket at the Notre Dame Softballfest.

Keri Williams pitched a whole game to earn the win for Cape Girardeau Central (3-3). She allowed one earned run and had three strikeouts and no walks.

Lauren Wagoner also tossed a complete game to endure the loss for Chaffee (0-5). She surrendered three earned runs and had three strikeouts.

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WP — Keri Williams. LP — Lauren Wagoner. 3B — Valerie Greenley (Cent), Kayleigh Turk (Cent). 2B — Greenley (Cent), Kaya Carroll (Chaf) 2. Multiple hits — Central: Greenley 4-4; Chaffee: Carroll 3-3, Ashtyn Rains 2-3.

Perryville 6, Affton 1

Ann-Marie Simpson hit a double to produce the only extra-base hit of the game and drove in two runs as the Pirates came alive in the sixth inning and put up five runs to overwhelm the Cougars in their final game of pool play at the 26th Annual Union Tournament.

Makayla Brown went the distance in the circle for Perryville. She allowed one unearned run and recorded nine strikeouts and no walks.

Emelie Mandernach also tossed a complete game to sustain the loss for Affton (0-3). She surrendered five earned runs with two strikeouts and one walk.

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WP — Makayla Brown. LP — Emelie Mandernach. 2B — Ann-Marie Simpson (P). Multiple hits — Affton: Emma Lanz 2-3; Perryville: Simpson 2-4.

Perryville 4, Rolla 0

Ann-Marie Simpson did it all for the Pirates, blasting a triple with two RBIs and pitching a complete game with five strikeouts and one walk as the Pirates blanked the Bulldogs to capture third place in the 26th Annual Union Tournament.

Anna Korando got on base both of her times at bat and also had a triple for Perryville (4-2).

Lauren Moersch went the distance in the circle to suffer the loss for Rolla (3-3). She gave up three earned runs with one strikeout and one walk.

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WP — Ann-Marie Simpson. LP — Lauren Moersch. 3B — Anna Korando (P), Simpson (P). 2B — Makayla Burns (P). Multiple hits — Perryville: Burns 2-3, Korando 2-2, Simpson 2-4.


Cape Central 5, Poplar Bluff 1

Kaya Newkirk netted four goals to lead the Tigers to victory over the Mules in their final game of the Notre Dame Soccerfest.

Dalton Upchurch scored the other goal for Cape Girardeau Central. Nate Albertson, T.K. Ayers and Zac Mattison contributed one assist apiece for the Tigers.

Carbondale (Ill.) 3, Notre Dame 0

The Bulldogs were unable to find the back of the net and suffered their first loss of the season to the undefeated Terriers in the championship game of the Notre Dame Soccerfest.

James Oberg scored all three goals for Carbondale (8-0). Sajad Nasser and Tanner Burke each had an assist for the Terriers. Goalkeeper Nathaniel Pimentel had five saves to get the shutout.

Notre Dame (2-1) will have a chance for revenge on Wednesday when the Bulldogs travel across the river to meet Carbondale once again on the Terriers’ home turf.

Jackson 6, Fredericktown 0

The Indians walloped the Black Cats in their final game of the Notre Dame Soccerfest.

No additional information was provided.

Jackson will host Northwest (Cedar Hill) on Tuesday in its first home game of the season.


Woodland Invitational

Second-seeded host Woodland toppled top-seeded and defending tournament champion Leopold 25-17, 25-23 to reclaim the championship of the Woodland Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Marble Hill, Mo.

The Cardinals (5-0-1) advanced to the championship game following a 25-22, 25-14 sweep of third-seeded Saxony Lutheran in the semifinals. Leopold (4-1-1) downed fourth-seeded Meadow Heights 25-10, 25-18 to move into the championship game.

The Panthers also posted an upset in the third-place game over the Crusaders (2-4) in a 25-15, 25-13 victory. Gracie Cook recorded five kills and served two aces to help the Panthers pull off the upset while Kambri Erzfeld served five aces and had three kills. Josey Wahlers contributed four kills and four assists for Meadow Heights (3-4).

All-tournament honors were bestowed upon Leopold’s Kyla Beel and Paige Davis; Meadow Heights’s Wahlers and Cook; Woodland’s Addie Johnson, Emma Brown, Maddison Altenthal and Ally Whitener; Saxony’s Olivia Spanley; and Oak Ridge’s Paige Glueck.


Arcadia Valley Invitational

Woodland sophomore Emily Stewart finished in the Top 10 with a seventh-place time of 23 minutes, 0.94 seconds as the Cardinals landed in fifth place as a team in the girls’ division at the Arcadia Valley Invitational on Saturday in Ironton, Mo.

Delta sophomore Kendall Holweg placed 20th (24 minutes, 22.33 seconds) and Meadow Heights senior Haley Hernandez followed in 27th (24:49.91). Saxony Lutheran placed ninth as team, paced by sophomore Anna Thomason’s 32nd-place time of 25 minutes, 14.37 seconds.

On the boys’ side, Woodland senior Carter Mayfield crossed the finish line in 14th place with a time of 19 minutes, 8.18 seconds to fare the best among local athletes. Delta freshman Trevor Stoffregen followed in 18th place with a time of 19 minutes, 23.34 seconds as the Bobcats placed 10th as a team in the final standings.

Poplar Bluff junior Jaden Deaton won the boys’ race with a time of 17 minutes, 5.90 seconds and Dexter senior Margo Nea was the first girl to cross the finish line with a time of 20 minutes, 33.93 seconds.

Potosi captured both the boys and girls team championships.


Team Scores — 1. Potosi 65; 2. North County 109; 3. Arcadia Valley 126; 4. Poplar Bluff 143; 5. Kennett 155; 6. Dexter 162; 7. West County 167; 8. St. Clair 169; 9. Windsor (Imperial) 181; 10. Delta 195; 11. Bloomfield 256; 12. Puxico 293; 13. Grandview (Hillsboro) 309

Local results

BELL CITY — 35. Kennett Rampley (20:03.36)

DELTA — 18. Trevor Stoffregen (19:23.34); 45. Kyle Rogers (20:41.69); 64. Gunner Lesch (21:30.10); 72. Austin Sides (21:45.65); 75. Isaiah Thomas (21:59.33); 85. Lanson Cox (22:30.52)

KELLY — 21. Kameron Mayberry (19:30.67)

MARQUAND-ZION — 89. Timothy Clippard (22:36.46); 104. Wyatt Simpson (25:07.66)

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 20. Nathan Shrum (19:29.35); 103. Corey Bollinger (24:16.48)

SAXONY LUTHERAN — 25. Sam Varnon (19:41.66)

WOODLAND — 14. Carter Mayfield (19:08.18); 23. Toby Sloan (19:34.16)


Team Scores — 1. Potosi 32; 2. St. Clair 76; 3. St. Pius X (Festus) 108; 4. Poplar Bluff 113; 5. Woodland 116; 6. Arcadia Valley 143; 7. Dexter 147; 8. North County 147; 9. Saxony Lutheran 212

Local results

BELL CITY — 79. Claire Nichols (33:05.73)

CHAFFEE — 68. Mackenzie Jackson (29:54.09); 72. Rayney Held (30:27.29)

DELTA — 20. Kendall Holweg (24:22.33); 49. Harmony Cash (26:23.74); 52. Emily Landewee (26:40.59)

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 27. Haley Hernandez (24:49.91)

SAXONY LUTHERAN — 32. Anna Thomason (25:14.37); 39. Stacie Bangert (25:47.40); 73. Eden Dehne (30:35.41); 81. Jillian Majors (35:22.56); 82. Olivia Majors (36:37.04)

WOODLAND — 7. Emily Stewart (23:00.94); 28. Hailee Green (24:51.26); 30. Emilee Rouggly (25:00.34); 38. Harley Green (25:44.79); 60. Ava Arnzen (28:09.14)

Fort Zumwalt North Twilight Invitational

The Jackson boys placed sixth and the girls received eighth place at Saturday’s Fort Zumwalt North Twilight Invitational at the Pheasant Run Golf Course in O’Fallon, Mo.

Luke Wendel led the way for the boys with a sixth-place time of 15 minutes, 56.55 seconds as the Indians finished nine points behind Herculaneum in the final team scores. For the girls, freshman Mallorie Metzger crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 26.42 seconds for a 42nd-place finish as the Indians edged Ladue Horton Watkins by one point in the final team standings to settle for eighth as a team.

Webster Groves senior Charlie Teeter won the boys’ race with a time of 15 minutes, 39.27 seconds. Lee’s Summit West senior Madison Hulsey won the girls’ race with a time of 18 minutes, 29.16 seconds as the Titans clinched the team championship in both divisions.


Team Scores — 1. Lee’s Summit West 94; 2. Lafayette (Wildwood) 97; 3. Webster Groves 99; 4. Lindbergh 137; 5. Herculaneum 143; 6. Jackson 152; 7. Parkway Central 171; 8. Francis Howell 172; 9. Farmington 241; 10. Eureka 286; 11. Rockwood Summit 307; 12. Fort Zumwalt North 333; 13. John Burroughs School 365; 14. Maplewood-Richmond Heights 367; 15. Francis Howell Central 410; 16. Fort Zumwalt South 423; 17. Living Word (O’Fallon) Christian 437

Local results

JACKSON — 6. Luke Wendel (15:56.55); 17. Evan Stephens (16:31.71); 35. Clayton Greenlee (16:54.42); 45. Cade McCadams (17:02.42); 59. Ethan Walz (17:18.45); 60. Jake Eastin (17:19.03); 94. Tyler Alsdorf (18:24.43)


Team Scores — 1. Lee’s Summit West 33; 2. Nerinx Hall 76; 3. Eureka 94; 4. Francis Howell 145; 5. Lafayette (Wildwood) 157; 6. Farmington 164; 7. Lindbergh 186; 8. Jackson 238; 9. Ladue Horton Watkins 239; 10. Fort Zumwalt South 255; 11. Herculaneum 273; 12. John Burroughs School 299; 13. Parkway Central 316; 14. Francis Howell Central 329; 15. Rockwood Summit 373; 16. Warrenton 443; 17. Fort Zumwalt East 495

Local results

JACKSON — 42. Mallorie Metzger (20:26.42); 46. Maite Mendez (20:39.03); 51. Elizabeth Steele (20:44.74); 61. Addie Heisserer (20:55.65); 65. Layla Fliege (21:01.41); 94. Kayden Fisher (22:24.59); 106. Taylor Goodson (23:39.58)


Oran 5, West County 1

Dawson Menz got on base all of his three times at bat, including a double and two RBIs as the Eagles sank the Bulldogs in six innings in their second game of the Bank of Grandin Fall Classic in Carter County.

Ty Johnson was the winning pitcher for Oran. He threw five innings and allowed one earned run on three hits. He had six strikeouts and walked two batters.

Dakota Dowd went three innings on the mound to be tagged with the loss for West County. He surrendered five runs (four earned) on nine hits and recorded nine strikeouts and two walks.

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WP — Ty Johnson. LP — Dakota Dowd. HR — Mason Simily (WC). 2B — Dawson Menz (O), Lukas Gaia (WC). Multiple hits — Oran: Johnson 2-4, Menz 3-3.

Oran 11, Van Buren 2

Kole Simms blasted a home run and batted in three runs among his successful three times at bat as the Eagles only needed five innings to dispose of the host Bulldogs to post a flawless 3-0 record at the Bank of Grandin Fall Classic.

Kaden Hargrove pitched four innings to earn the win for Oran (5-0). He gave up no runs on two hits, struck out five batters and walked one.

Dawson Menz added a double and three RBIs for the Eagles.

Corbin Dougherty went two innings on the mound to be tagged with the loss for Van Buren (2-2). He relinquished five runs (four earned) on four hits, walked three and struck out one.

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WP — Kaden Hargrove. LP — Corbin Dougherty. HR — Kole Simms (O). 2B — Dawson Menz (O), Lane Peterson (O). Multiple hits — Oran: Carter Heuring 2-3, Menz 2-2, Peterson 2-3, Todd Priggel 2-4, Simms 3-3.

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