MISSOURIAN ROUNDUP: Jackson runs to invite titles

The Jackson cross country team won both gender divisions by a long mile at the Cape Girardeau Central Invitational on Saturday at Central High School.

Four Indians finished in the Top 10 in the girls’ division and three accomplished the same feat for the boys. Mallorie Metzger led the way for Jackson in the girls’ race with her second-place time of 21 minutes, 55.93 seconds. The Jackson freshman finished behind race winner Margo Nea, a senior from Dexter, in 20 minutes, 57.02 seconds. The Indians finished 39 points ahead of St. Vincent in the final team standings for the girls and landed 36 points in front of Northwest (Cedar Hill) in the boys’ race. Senior Ethan Walz posted a third-place time of 17 minutes, 50.25 seconds to help lead the Indians to the title. He finished behind Northwest senior Cody Poskin (17:20.50) in second place. Poplar Bluff junior Jaden Deaton won the boys’ race in 17 minutes, 3.03 seconds.


Team Scores — 1. Jackson 34; 2. Northwest (Cedar Hill) 70; 3. St. Vincent 126; 4. Dexter 139; 5. Poplar Bluff 140; 6. Oak Ridge 158; 7. Cape Central 170; 8. Arcadia Valley 194; 9. Fredericktown 194; 10. Delta 219; 11. Puxico 288; 12. Charleston 315

Local top five finishers

CAPE CENTRAL — 5. Nathan Caldwell (17:51.78); 39. Gage Moore (20:29.18); 41. Garrison Cabral (20:30.72); 53. Ryan Seabaugh (21:21.46); 64. Marcus Gibson (21:48.91)

DELTA — 15. Trevor Stoffregen (19:15.13); 43. Kyle Rogers (20:41.96); 60. Isaiah Thomas (21:33.95); 68. Gunner Lesch (22:04.66); 70. Grant Coomer (22:14.33)

JACKSON — 3. Ethan Walz (17:50.25); 4. Luke Wendel (17:50.46); 6. Cade McCadams (17:54.89); 11. Evan Stephens (19:06.26); 12. Hunter Wendel (19:08.03)

KELLY — 69. Kameron Mayberry (22:05.83)

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 31. Nathan Shrum (20:20.15); 81. Corey Bollinger (23:37.78)

OAK RIDGE — 16. Tanner Schamburg (19:21.31); 27. Mason Keith (20:09.00); 42. Philip Marshall (20:36.10); 47. Justin Ward (20:52.59); 55. Eli Sachse (21:27.50)

SAXONY LUTHERAN — 34. Sam Varnon (20:24.51); 66. Ty Seabaugh (22:02.42); 82. Jonathan Myer (23:46.53)

ST. VINCENT — 17. Jack Baer (19:26.54); 24. Caleb Roth (19:52.88); 26. Gabriel Anders (20:07.93); 38. Isaac Hotop (20:28.99); 44. Ethan Leible (20:46.35)


Team Scores — 1. Jackson 23; 2. St. Vincent 62; 3. Poplar Bluff 70; 4. Dexter 76; 5. Saxony Lutheran 120

Local top five finishers

CAPE CENTRAL — 5. Esperanza Zalite (23:11.19); 7. Lindsey Caldwell (23:24.04)

CHAFFEE — 41. Rayney Held (31:16.19); 44. Maddy Glueck (33:36.80)

DELTA — 20. Kendall Holweg (25:51.16); 21. Harmony Cash (25:54.05); 25. Emily Landewee (26:33.36)

JACKSON — 2. Mallorie Metzger (21:55.93); 3. Maite Mendez (22:20.29); 4. Addie Heisserer (22:40.71); 8. Kayden Fisher (23:36.06); 11. Taylor Goodson (24:13.49)

LEOPOLD — 42. Kyla Beel (32:36.94)

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 13. Haley Hernandez (24:26.44)

SAXONY LUTHERAN — 24. Anna Thomason (26:10.43); 33. Stacie Bangert (27:52.38); 39. Megan Casasola (30:26.25); 40. Eden Dehne (30:37.47); 45. Jillian Majors (35:04.51)

ST. VINCENT — 9. Anna Schwartz (23:36.73); 15. Gabrielle Gremaud (24:41.72); 18. Sophia Martin (25:25.16); 19. Katelyn Sutterer (25:42.20); 26. Lacci Gibbar (26:45.50)


Notre Dame senior Blake Morris finished in third place with a time of 15 minutes, 26.10 seconds out of 151 runners in the Green Division of the Missouri Southern Stampede on Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

Morris was the only male member of the Bulldogs’ cross country team present at the event. He finished behind junior Reuben Reina of Har-Ber (Springdale, Ark.) at 15:13.90. Junior Daniel Harkin of Manhattan, Kan., won the race in 15 minutes, 11.50 seconds.

On the girls’ side, Haley Smith crossed the finish line at 20 minutes, 48.30 seconds (78th) to pace the Bulldogs, who landed in 26th place in the final team standings.


NOTRE DAME — 78. Haley Smith (20:48.30); 135. Katie Taylor (21:40.10); 141. Molly Turner (21:43.10); 143. Paige Beussink (21:45.90); 216. Selena Priggel (23:14.40)



The Jackson volleyball team managed to do something that no other team has been able to do so far this season: they beat defending Class 1 state champion Advance (30-28, 17-25, 25-18, 25-17) on Saturday in the final game of the Second Annual Jackson Spike Fest.

Mackenzie Stoner nailed 20 kills to lead the Indians to victory in the best-of-five match. Hannah Shinn nailed 13 kills and Olivia Ward put down 11 kills for Jackson (6-1). Haylee Quatmann chipped in five kills for the Indians, who got 20 assists from Madelyn Bourner and 13 assists from Alaina Jackson en route to victory.

It was the first loss of the season for the Hornets (7-1), who swept Perryville (25-19, 25-21) earlier in Game 3. The Pirates (8-3-1) also went 1-1 at the event following their opening (21-25, 25-15, 25-11) win over Bloomfield. Arcadia Valley (12-4) defeated the Wildcats (3-8-1) 25-15, 25-16 in Game 4 after trouncing Malden 25-06, 25-11 in Game 2.

Jackson could likely be tested again in its next match on Monday when the Indians travel to Park Hills to take on a strong Class 3 team in Central (10-1-2). The Rebels took second place in the Red Division Gold Bracket at last weekend’s Dig for Life Challenge.


Blair Oaks 1, Notre Dame 0

The Bulldogs got off on the wrong foot in their first game of the day on Saturday, falling to the Falcons in the low-scoring affair during the fifth-place semifinals of the 38th Annual Jefferson City Lady Jays Classic.

Hailey Kutz went the distance in the circle to suffer the loss for Notre Dame. The one run she allowed was unearned. She walked two batters and had no strikeouts.

Andi Siebeneck also pitched a complete game to earn the win for Blair Oaks (6-2). She recorded four strikeouts and two walks.

Notre Dame was sent to the fifth-place semifinals following its 3-2 loss to Lee’s Summit North in Friday’s quarterfinals. The Bulldogs opened tournament action on Friday with a 10-0 shutout of Fatima in the first round.

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WP — Andi Siebeneck. LP — Hailey Kutz. Multiple hits — Notre Dame: Riley Burger 2-4.

Notre Dame 10, East Carter 7

Grace Lemons went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs as the Bulldogs reversed course and found their momentum to sink the Redbirds to claim seventh place at the Jefferson City Lady Jays Classic.

Freshman Hailey Burnett collected her first pitching win and also doubled for Notre Dame (13-3). She threw four innings and gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Makenna Moore also tossed a whole game to suffer the loss for East Carter (12-5). She surrendered nine earned runs and walked three batters with no strikeouts.

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WP — Hailey Burnett. LP — Makenna Moore. 3B — Moore (EC). 2B — Anna Willis (EC), Kristen Barwick (ND), Ainsley Burnett (ND), Hailey Burnett (ND), Harley Ressel (ND). Multiple hits — East Carter: Elizabeth Crowley 2-4, P.J. Gholson 2-3, Moore 3-3, Willis 2-3; Notre Dame: Riley Burger 2-4, H. Burnett 2-3, Ashley Carrow 2-4, Grace Lemons 3-4, Ressel 2-3.

St. Vincent 8, Fredericktown 6

Elizabeth Blessing went 2-for-4 and batted in two runs as the Indians edged the Black Cats in their second game of the Barb Charboneau (St. Pius X) Tournament in Festus, Mo.

Grace Heberlie was the winning pitcher and also doubled with two RBIs for St. Vincent. She allowed five earned runs and recorded six strikeouts and two walks.

Trista Wagganer also tossed a complete game to sustain the loss for Fredericktown (5-5). She gave up six earned runs with three strikeouts and two walks.

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WP — Grace Heberlie. LP — Trista Wagganer. 2B — Brezlyn Boswell (F), Chloe Thomas (F), Heberlie (SV). Multiple hits — Fredericktown: Boswell 2-4, Kiley Elders 3-4, Alex Sikes 3-4, Thomas 2-4; St. Vincent: Elizabeth Blessing 2-4, Heberlie 3-4, Genevieve Lipe 2-4.

St. Pius X (Festus) 10, St. Vincent 0

The Indians were unable to find home plate and failed to carry their momentum over into their final game of the Barb Charboneau Tournament in their five-inning defeat to host Lancers.

Alaina Hotop went the distance in the circle to suffer the loss for St. Vincent (2-6-1). She allowed seven earned runs, walked eight batters and struck out six.

A.J. Agers was the winning pitcher and also doubled twice for St. Pius X (6-3). She struck out seven batters and walked one.

The Lancers did not lose a single game in the four-team round-robin tournament to claim first place.

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WP — A.J. Agers. LP — Alaina Hotop. 2B — Agers (SPX) 2. Multiple hits — St. Pius X (Festus): Agers 2-2, Lilly Ott 3-3.


Cape Central 2, Marion (Ill.) 1

T.K. Ayers netted the game-winning goal for the Tigers in their victory at home over the Wildcats.

Kaya Newkirk sank the first goal for Cape Girardeau Central (7-2-1) in its fourth consecutive win.

The Tigers will have a long hiatus from the field and aren’t scheduled to be back in action until Tuesday, October 1 when they host Poplar Bluff.


Oran 11, Bernie 1

Carter Heuring blasted a triple and drove in four runs as the Eagles trounced the Mules in six innings on the road.

Ty Johnson went four innings on the mound to get the win for Oran (8-2). He gave up no runs on two hits with four strikeouts and no walks.

Kolten Payne added a double and three RBIs for the Eagles.

John Nimmo was the losing pitcher for Bernie (3-8). He threw three innings and allowed eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks.


WP — Ty Johnson. LP — John Nimmo. 3B — Carter Heuring (O). 2B — Kolten Payne (O). Multiple hits — Bernie: Tyler Suiter 2-2; Oran: Kaden Hargrove 2-3, Heuring 2-3, Johnson 2-3, Dawson Menz 2-3, Todd Priggel 2-4.

--From staff reports

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