MISSOURIAN ROUNDUP: Cape Girardeau swimmers make presence felt at statewide meet

The Cape Girardeau Central boys swimming team finished third Saturday at the CoMo Invitational at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.
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The Cape Girardeau Central boys swimming team placed first in five events to claim third place at the CoMo Invitational on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo.

Jacob Bening and Daniel Seabaugh shared a pair of those first-place finishes for the Tigers, who landed two points ahead of Lee’s Summit West in the final team scores. Bening won the 100 freestyle (46.73 seconds) and 100 backstroke (49.67 seconds) for the Tigers while Seabaugh claimed his first-place victories in the 200 freestyle (1:41.10) and 500 freestyle (4:32.94). Both were also a part of Central’s first-place 200 medley relay team, along with teammates Jack Maxton and Atticus Vines, which won the event in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 37.08 seconds. Bening also shattered the meet record in the 100 backstroke, which he had originally set a year earlier (50.87 seconds).

Notre Dame was also present at the event and tied Nevada for 12th place in the finals. Drew Barber paced the Bulldogs with his third-place time of 48.85 seconds in the 100 freestyle.

Team Scores — 1. St. Louis University High 288; 2. Park Hill South 183; 3. Cape Central 161; 4. Lee’s Summit West 159; 5. Chaminade College Preparatory 145; 6. Lee’s Summit North 142; 7. Rock Bridge 140; 8. Parkway Central 132; 9. Rockhurst 119; 10. Liberty (Kansas City) 114; 11. Christian Brothers College Preparatory 102; 12. (tie) Notre Dame, Nevada 64; 14. Staley 61; 15. Blue Springs 57; 16. David H. Hickman 49; 17. (tie) Joplin, Oak Park 48; 19. Smithville 35; 20. Liberty North 33; 21. Muriel W. Battle 31; 22. Blue Spring South 25; 23. (tie) Camdenton, Raymore-Peculiar 24; 25. Ladue Horton Watkins 21; 26. Grain Valley 15; 27. Platte County 14; 28. DeSmet Jesuit 6; 29. (tie) Lee’s Summit, Smith-Cotton 4

Local results

200 medley relay — 1. Central (Jacob Bening, Daniel Seabaugh, Jack Maxton, Atticus Vines) 1:37.08; 17. Notre Dame (Nick Landewe, Joey LeGrand, Connor Hux, Caleb LeGrand) 1:47.88

200 freestyle — 1. Daniel Seabaugh (C) 1:41.10; 12. Nicholas Hux (ND) 1:49.11; 20. Noel Keran (ND) 1:53.82

200 individual medley — 20. Nick Landewe (ND) 2:09.45; 24. Ben Steelman (C) 2:14.84

50 freestyle — 11. Drew Barber (ND) 22.75

100 butterfly — 10. Jack Maxton (C) 52.87; 24. Connor Hux (ND) 59.01

100 freestyle — 1. Jacob Bening (C) 46.73; 3. Drew Barber (ND) 48.85

500 freestyle — 1. Daniel Seabaugh (C) 4:32.94; 14. Nicholas Hux (ND) 5:03.69; 17. Nick Landewe (ND) 5:08.58; 20. Noel Keran (ND) 5:13.83; 24. Elias Theall (C) 5:18.39; 37. Toby Lin (C) 5:36.52

200 freestyle relay — 2. Central (Daniel Seabaugh, Jack Maxton, Truman Vines, Jacob Bening) 1:28.49; 7. Notre Dame (Drew Barber, Nick Landewe, Caleb LeGrand, Nicholas Hux) 1:33.39

100 backstroke — 1. Jacob Bening (C) 49.67

100 breaststroke — 17. Ben Steelman (C) 1:04.85; 20. Joey LeGrand (ND) 1:05.95

400 freestyle relay — 12. Notre Dame (Drew Barber, Noel Keran, Liam Arnzen, Nicholas Hux) 3:28.22; 20. Central (Josh Glenn, Toby Lin, Elias Theall, Ben Steelman) 3:37.63


Fort Zumwalt West 6, Notre Dame 3

Riley Burger belted a triple but it was ultimately not enough as the Notre Dame softball team could not stop a late-game rally from Fort Zumwalt West to fall to the Jaguars 6-3 in the championship game of the Jackson Invitational Tournament on Saturday at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex in Cape Girardeau.

Hailey Kutz went the distance in the circle to sustain the loss for the Bulldogs. She allowed five earned runs, struck out three batters and walked one.

Lexi Barnes tossed a complete game to get the win for the Jaguars (19-3), who did not lose a game all day to hoist the championship. She gave up two earned runs and recorded five strikeouts and two walks.

Notre Dame (19-4) advanced to the championship game following a 5-4 win over Windsor (Imperial) in the semifinals with Kutz again pitching a complete game. The Bulldogs trounced crosstown conference rival Cape Girardeau Central 11-1 in the quarterfinals after downing Festus 10-4 in their first game of the day. Burger blasted a grand slam in the Bulldogs’ rout of Central.

Notre Dame will have a rematch with Central on Tuesday on the Tigers’ home field.

Fort Zumwalt West 6, Notre Dame 3 (Championship)

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WP — Lexi Barnes. LP — Hailey Kutz. HR — Lydia Feiste (FZW). 3B — Tatum Gerwitz (FZW), Riley Burger (ND). Multiple hits — Ft. Zumwalt West: Julia Crenshaw 2-4, Gerwitz 2-4, Mackenzie Riggle 3-3; Notre Dame: Kalie Compas 2-3.

Notre Dame 5, Windsor (Imperial) 4 (Semifinal)

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WP — Hailey Kutz. LP — Delana Mentel. 2B — Piper Montgomery (W). Multiple hits — Notre Dame: Kadi Dohogne 2-3, Halle Heuring 2-4; Windsor (Imperial): Payton Irwin 2-2.

Notre Dame 11, Cape Central 1 (Quarterfinal)

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WP — Brittany Porter. LP — Keri Williams. GS — Riley Burger (ND). Multiple hits — Notre Dame: Kalie Compas 2-3, Halle Heuring 3-4.

Notre Dame 10, Festus 4 (First Round)


WP — Hailey Kutz. LP — McKenzie McJunkins. HR — Morgan Green (F). 3B — Abby Rickermann (F), Caroline Lochmann (ND). 2B — Riley Burger (ND), Kadi Dohogne (ND). Multiple hits — Festus: McJunkins 2-3, Rickermann 2-3; Notre Dame: Burger 3-4, Ainsley Burnett 3-3, Dohogne 2-2, Halle Heuring 2-2, Grace Lemons 2-4.

Windsor (Imperial) 10, Jackson 9

Miranda Carnell smacked a home run, a double and drove in four runs but the Indians suffered defeat at the hands of the Owls in a walk-off during the third-place match of the Jackson Invitational.

Carnell also tossed three innings to suffer the loss for Jackson (10-8). She allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits with one strikeout and one walk.

Sierra Burch added a double and three RBIs for the Indians, who were sent to the third-place game following a tough 11-10 loss to eventual tournament champion Fort Zumwalt West in the semifinals. Jackson opened the day with a 13-0 trouncing of Twin Rivers followed by a 6-3 win over conference foe Sikeston.

Reagan Poe was the winning pitcher for Windsor (10-9). She threw four innings and gave up two earned runs on five hits, walked three batters and struck out one.

Piper Montgomery belted three doubles and batted in three runs to propel the Owls at the plate.

Windsor (Imperial) 10, Jackson 9 (Third Place)


WP — Reagan Poe. LP — Miranda Carnell. HR — Carnell (J). 2B — Sierra Burch (J), Carnell (J), Morgan Conklin (J), Ainsley Watson (J), Piper Montgomery (W) 3, Emma Pouvaranukoah (W). Multiple hits — Jackson: Burch 2-4, Carnell 2-4, Conklin 2-3, Alli Gartman 2-4; Windsor: Montgomery 3-4.

Fort Zumwalt West 11, Jackson 10 (Semifinal)


WP — Lydia Feiste. LP — Karli Johnson. 2B — Lexi Barnes (FZW), Feiste (FZW), Morgan Conklin (J), Abby Gates (J). Multiple hits — Ft. Zumwalt West: Danielle Blackstun 2-4, Julia Crenshaw 2-4, Feiste 2-2, Abby Robertson 2-4; Jackson: Miranda Carnell 2-4, Gates 2-4, Ashlyn Prince 2-5.

Jackson 6, Sikeston 3 (Quarterfinal)


WP — Katelyn Carter. LP — Emma Drury. 2B — Miranda Carnell (J), Alli Gartman (J), Miranda Ladson (J), Ainsley Watson (J). Multiple hits — Jackson: Ladson 2-3, Watson 2-2; Sikeston: Sydney Burton 2-2, Nayla Bonner 2-3.

Jackson 13, Twin Rivers 0 (First Round)

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WP — Karli Johnson. LP — Allie Kacynski. 2B — Miranda Carnell (J), Ashlyn Prince (J), Whitney Williams (TR). Multiple hits — Jackson: Sierra Burch 2-4, Carnell 2-2, Prince 2-4.

Cape Central 5, Sikeston 2

The Tigers came alive in the third inning to post a vengeful victory over the Bulldogs to claim seventh place at the Jackson Invitational.

Valerie Greenley went the distance in the circle to earn the win for Cape Girardeau Central (6-12). She gave up two unearned runs with three strikeouts and one walk.

Sydney Burton hurled four innings to be charged with the loss for Sikeston (6-7). She surrendered five runs (three earned) on six hits and walked one batter with no strikeouts. The Bulldogs had defeated the Tigers 8-5 on Sept. 17.

Central opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over Incarnate Word Academy before its loss to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals, which sent the Tigers to the fifth-place bracket where they dropped a close 9-8 game to Farmington on a walk-off in eight innings.

Cape Central 5, Sikeston 2 (Seventh Place)


WP — Valerie Greenley. LP — Sydney Burton. Multiple hits — Central: Catie Davis 2-3, Elizabeth Turk 2-3.

Farmington 9, Cape Central 8 (Fifth-Place Semifinal)

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WP — Jocelyn Cunningham. LP — Valerie Greenley. HR — Courtney Swink (F) 2. 2B — Keri Williams (C), Makaila Leask (F). Multiple hits — Central: Erica Goodin 3-4, Olivia Koch 2-2, Kayleigh Turk 2-4; Farmington: Makenna Lachance 2-3, Jayden Neubauer 2-4, Swink 3-4.

Cape Central 3, Incarnate Word Academy 2 (First Round)

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WP — Keri Williams. LP — Mia Boyd. 2B — Williams (C). Multiple hits — Central: Ki Bogan 2-3; Incarnate Word Academy: Brielle DiMemmo 2-3.


Gans Creek Classic

Notre Dame senior Blake Morris had another impressive showing, posting a second-place finish time of 15 minutes, 51.40 seconds at the First Annual Gans Creek Cross Country Classic on Saturday in Columbia, Mo.

Morris finished just behind Rockhurst senior Wesley Porter (15:44.70) in the Gold Division. Jackson senior Luke Wendel wasn’t too far behind with his 21st–place time of 16 minutes, 37.90 seconds. Senior teammate Ethan Walz followed in 49th place (17:05.70) to finish in the Top 50. The Indians placed 14th as a team while the Bulldogs, despite Morris’s strong finish, landed in 32nd place overall.

Meadow Heights senior Nathan Shrum led the way for the Panthers with his 18th-place time of 18 minutes, 24.60 seconds in the White Division. The Panthers took 24th place as a team out of 26 that qualified as teams.

On the girls’ side, Notre Dame junior Paige Beussink had the best showing among local athletes with a 70th-place time of 21 minutes, 7.70 seconds. Jackson sophomore Maite Mendez followed in 72nd place with a time of 21 minutes, 8.80 seconds.



Local results

JACKSON — 21. Luke Wendel (16:37.90); 49. Ethan Walz (17:05.70); 81. Evan Stephens (17:26.40); 83. Cade McCadams (17:27.60); 185. Hunter Wendel (18:34.30); 216. Cole Puls (19:04.10); 220. Clayton Greenlee (19:07.10); 245. Tyler Alsdorf (20:05.30)

NOTRE DAME — 2. Blake Morris (15:51.40); 178. Clayton Eftink (18:28.80); 202. Malcolm Patton (18:47.50); 229. Mason Morris (19:14.00); 238. Robbie Criddle (19:29.90); 241. Cade Scobey (19:33.60)


Local results

JACKSON — 72. Maite Mendez (21:08.80); 132. Mallorie Metzger (21:57.70); 139. Addie Heisserer (22:03.80); 184. Elizabeth Steele (22:47.60); 188. Kayden Fisher (22:48.20); 191. Sophie McCadams (22:51.50); 201. Taylor Goodson (23:10.60); 227. Layla Fliege (23:53.80)

NOTRE DAME — 70. Paige Beussink (21:07.70); 141. Katie Taylor (22:06.30); 164. Haley Smith (22:28.30); 167. Molly Turner (22:32.30); 235. Selena Priggel (24:03.70); 242. Abigail Brandon (24:25.70); 257. Celia Keran (26:31.30)



Local results

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 18. Nathan Shrum (18:24.60); 133. Gavin Umfleet (21:27.00): 169. Ben Lincoln (22:45.20); 173. David Thompson (22:52.50); 176. Chase Conrad (23:03.40); 190. Corey Bollinger (24:10.40); 191. Morgan Darnell (24:10.90)


Local results

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 37. Haley Hernandez (23:20.80)


Gateway Matchup Tournament

The Jackson volleyball team resumed tournament action at the Gateway City Matchup Tournament on Saturday morning and went 2-2 on the day at Oakville High School in the suburban St. Louis area.

The Indians got off on the wrong foot and fell to Timberland (25-15, 25-21) in the first round of the Gold Division bracket. The loss sent them to the Silver Bracket, where they rebounded and swept Rosati-Kain (25-17, 25-18). The Indians then went on to knock off Villa Duchesne (25-19, 25-18) to make it to the Silver Division semifinals where they were pitted up against Washington, a team that they had split with on Thursday in pool play. The Indians dropped the first set 25-20 to the Blue Jays but bounced back to take the second set 25-15 to force a third set that did not end in the Indians’ favor as the Blue Jays prevailed in a 34-32 dramatic victory to oust the Indians from the tournament. Washington went on to fall to Francis Howell 25-11, 25-23 for the Silver Bracket championship.

Jackson (11-3-3) returns home and is back in action on Monday when it hosts crosstown rival Saxony Lutheran.


Henry Clay (Ky.) 4, Notre Dame 0

The Bulldogs opened Day 2 of the River Region Rumble with a loss to the Blue Devils from Lexington, Ky.

Keenan Wilson, Eli Hopper, Hunter Crone and Charlie Boone sank the goals for Henry Clay (15-1-2).

Notre Dame 1, Marist Catholic (Chicago, Ill.) 0

The Bulldogs ended the River Region Rumble with a win over the Redhawks from Chicago, Ill.

Notre Dame (7-3-1) will have another week off before it is back on the field on Saturday, Oct. 5 for a home match with district nemesis Perryville.

--From staff reports

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