MISSOURIAN ROUNDUP: Advance volleyball team claims vengeful victory at Jackson Tournament

The Advance volleyball team avenged its only loss thus far before it sustained its second defeat of the season in a 25-21, 18-25, 21-25 loss to Lindbergh in the championship game of the Second Annual Jackson Tournament on Saturday at Jackson High School.

It was the only loss of the day for the Hornets, who advanced to the championship game after picking up a vengeful 25-13, 27-25 victory over the host Indians in the semifinals. Jackson had handed the defending Class 1 state champion Hornets their first loss of the season on Sept. 21 at the Lady Indians Showcase. Advance (25-2) downed Class 2 state runner-up Arcadia Valley 25-18, 25-08 in the first round of the Gold Bracket. The Hornets did not drop a single set and posted a flawless 8-0 record in pool play to proceed to the Gold Bracket.

The host Indians posted a 6-2 record to come out second in their pool behind the eventual tournament champion Flyers. Jackson (17-7-3) knocked off defending tournament champion Mehlville 25-18, 25-23 in the first round of the Gold Bracket before falling to Advance in the semifinals.

Perryville finished 7-1 in its pool with its only blemish coming in its last game with Mehlville, which was a dead split (25-13 both sets). The Pirates (20-6-2) came out second in Pool A behind Advance and went on to fall in the first round of the Gold Bracket to Nerinx Hall (25-20, 26-24).

View complete pool-play scores and bracket results below.


Jackson def. Lesterville 25-20, 25-19

Lindbergh def. North County 25-16, 25-15

Nerinx Hall def. Arcadia Valley 25-15, 25-18

Jackson def. Nerinx Hall 25-20, 25-18

Arcadia Valley def. North County 25-16, 25-15

Lindbergh def. Lesterville 25-20, 25-17

Lindbergh def. Jackson 25-19, 25-21

Arcadia Valley split Lesterville 22-25, 25-21

Nerinx Hall def. North County 25-16, 25-17

Jackson def. North County 25-19, 25-21

Nerinx Hall split Lesterville 24-26, 25-21

Lindbergh def. Arcadia Valley 25-18, 25-18


Advance def. Ste. Genevieve 25-16, 25-16

Perryville def. Sikeston 25-10, 25-12

Mehlville def. Poplar Bluff 25-15, 25-13

Advance def. Mehlville 25-19, 25-17

Perryville def. Poplar Bluff 26-24, 25-20

Ste. Genevieve def. Sikeston 25-19, 25-13

Advance def. Poplar Bluff 25-18, 25-11

Mehlville def. Sikeston 25-16, 25-12

Perryville def. Ste. Genevieve 25-23, 25-19

Ste. Genevieve split Poplar Bluff 25-18, 20-25

Perryville split Mehlville 13-25, 25-13

Advance def. Sikeston 25-16, 25-06


Quarterfinal: Lindbergh def. Ste. Genevieve 25-10, 25-11

Quarterfinal: Nerinx Hall def. Perryville 25-20, 26-24

Quarterfinal: Advance def. Arcadia Valley 25-18, 25-08

Quarterfinal: Jackson def. Mehlville 25-18, 25-23

Semifinal: Lindbergh def. Nerinx Hall 25-20, 25-23

Semifinal: Advance def. Jackson 25-13, 27-25

Championship: Lindbergh def. Advance 21-25, 25-18, 25-21


Semifinal: Lesterville def. Sikeston 25-09, 25-10

Semifinal: Poplar Bluff def. North County 22-25, 25-23, 25-20

Championship: Lesterville def. Poplar Bluff 25-19, 25-18


Class 1 District 2 Individuals Tournament

Notre Dame had four of its members advance to the championship in the doubles at the Class 1 District 2 Individuals Tournament on Saturday at Notre Dame Regional High School.

Claire Southard and Megan Gullette downed teammates Claire Bruenderman and Anna Grace Stroup 7-5, 7-6 (3) for the doubles title. All four of the Bulldogs’ members will now advance to the next round of sectionals on Tuesday at Kennett.


Round 1 — Sydney Turner (Saxony Lutheran) def. Emma Marshall (Notre Dame) 6-0, 6-1

Round 1 — Kennedy Coleman (Potosi) def. Kate Jones (North County) 6-3, 6-3

Round 1 — Sidney Tyndall (Arcadia Valley) def. Emily Pruneau (NC) 6-1, 6-0

Round 1 — Skylar Hennen (Fredericktown) def. Amina Hussein (ND) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Round 2 — Hannah Helvey (AV) def. Turner (SL) 6-2, 6-3

Round 2 — Liz Hinkle (F) def. Coleman (P) 6-7 (3), 6-0, 6-3

Round 2 — Michelle Whittaker (P) def. Tyndall (AV) 6-0, 7-6 (4)

Round 2 — Hennen (F) def. Maddox Murphy (SL) 6-2, 6-3

Semifinal — Helvey (AV) def. Hinkle (F) 7-6 (2), 6-4

Semifinal — Whittaker (P) def. Hennen (F) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0

Third Place — Hinkle (F) def. Hennen (F) 8-5

Championship — Whittaker (P) def. Helvey (AV) 6-4, 6-1


Round 1 — Sophia Rehkop/Madelyn McClellan (F) def. Claire Hadler/Sydney Turner (SL) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Round 1 — Sarah Hornsey/Molly Hamby (P) def. Kalia Keith/Abigail Misselhorn (AV) 6-3, 6-4

Round 1 — Rachel Howey/Macie Smith (SL) def. Bailey White/Alyssa Pierson (F) 2-6, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5)

Round 2 — Claire Bruenderman/Anna Grace Stroup (ND) def. Hannah Politte/Lauren Politte (NC) 6-4, 6-2

Round 2 — Emily Missey/Taylor Campbell (P) def. Rehkop/McClellan (F) 6-1, 6-2

Round 2 — Claire Southard/Megan Gullette (ND) def. Hornsey/Hambry (P) 6-0, 6-0

Round 2 — Julianna Farr/Nicole Martin (NC) def. Howey/Smith (SL) 6-1, 6-1

Semifinal — Bruenderman/Stroup (ND) def. Missey/Campbell (P) 6-2, 6-3

Semifinal — Southard/Gullette (ND) def. Farr/Martin (NC) 6-2, 6-0

Third Place — Farr/Martin (NC) def. Missey/Campbell (P) 8-2

Championship — Southard/Gullette (ND) def. Bruenderman/Stroup (ND) 7-5, 7-6 (3)


Potosi Invitational

Notre Dame junior Haley Smith was the first runner to cross the finish line in 20 minutes, 32.81 seconds as the Bulldogs had four of its members finish in the Top 10 to clinch the team championship of the Potosi Invitational on Saturday at Potosi City Park.

Following Smith was junior teammate Paige Beussink in fifth, sophomore Katie Taylor in six and Taylor Klipfel in seventh as the Bulldogs placed 11 points ahead of Jefferson City to claim the girls’ title.

On the boys’ side, senior Clayton Eftink posted a seventh-place time of 17 minutes, 27.34 seconds as Notre Dame landed in third place in the final team scores. Sophomore teammate Malcolm Patton wasn’t too far behind in 10th place at 17 minutes, 39.45 seconds.

Jefferson City sophomore Thomas Roehl won the boys’ race in 16 minutes, 51.32 seconds as the Jays took the top five spots en route to the team championship.


Team Scores — 1. Jefferson City 15; 2. Steelville 59; 3. Notre Dame 77; 4. Pacific 98; 5. Windsor (Imperial) 125; 6. Grandview (Hillsboro) 170

Local results

MARQUAND-ZION — 41. Timothy Clippard (21:19.96); 51. Wyatt Simpson (24:23.76)

NOTRE DAME — 7. Clayton Eftink (17:27.34); 10. Malcolm Patton (17:39.45); 21. Evan Boyd (18:36.16); 23. Mason Morris (18:40.48); 26. Robbie Criddle (19:20.05); 30. Preston Hicks (19:37.42)


Team Scores — 1. Notre Dame 31; 2. Jefferson City 42; 3. Pacific 63; 4. St. Pius X (Festus) 88

Local results

NOTRE DAME — 1. Haley Smith (20:32.81); 5. Paige Beussink (21:26.74); 6. Katie Taylor (21:31.31); 7. Taylor Klipfel (21:31.70); 19. Selena Priggel (23:04.39); 31. Abigail Brandon (24:30.13); 33. Katelyn Turner (24:47.61)


Cape Central 2, David H. Hickman 1

Kaya Newkirk netted the game-winning goal as the Tigers bounced back from dropping their first game of the Rock Bridge Invitational to edge the Kewpies in Game 2 on Saturday in Columbia, Mo.

Logan Mizicko scored the first goal for Cape Girardeau Central (12-3-1). The Tigers return home on Tuesday for a conference match-up with crosstown rival Notre Dame.


Chaffee 16, Doniphan 4

The bats were on fire for the Red Devils who blasted six home runs to obliterate the Donettes in five innings in their first game of the Van Buren Lady Dawgs Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

Lauren Wagoner had one of the six homers and also went the distance in the circle to earn the win for Chaffee. She allowed three earned runs and had three strikeouts.

Lilly Wessel smacked two home runs and drove in five runs for the Red Devils while Katyra Rinehart added a home run and three RBIs.


WP — Lauren Wagoner. LP — Emilee Davis. HR — Baylee Elfrink (C), Katyra Rinehart (C), Paige Stevens (C), Wagoner (C), Lilly Wessel (C) 2. Multiple hits — Chaffee: Elfrink 2-4, Ashtyn Rains 2-3, Hailey Rains 2-5, Stevens 3-4, Wagoner 2-3, Jayden Welch 2-3, Wessel 3-5.

Naylor 7, Chaffee 6

The Red Devils trimmed their number of home runs hit in the first game into half but ultimately fell just short to the Eagles in their second game of the Van Buren Invitational.

Lauren Wagoner once again pitched a complete game and had another home run to pace Chaffee. She gave up two earned runs, walked two batters and struck out one.

Alyssa Urich also went the distance in the circle to pick up the win for Naylor. She surrendered six earned runs with four strikeouts and one walk.


WP — Alyssa Urich. LP — Lauren Wagoner. HR — Katyra Rinehart (C), Wagoner (C), Lilly Wessel (C). Multiple hits — Naylor: McKenzie Crofford 2-3, Danielle Shepard 2-3, Ricanna Spargo 2-3.

Neelyville 7, Chaffee 0

The Red Devils couldn’t muster anymore home runs and were outhit two-to-one to drop their final game of the Van Buren Invitational to the Tigers.

Lauren Wagoner went the full stretch again in the circle to sustain the loss for Chaffee (5-18). All seven runs were earned and she finished with three strikeouts and no walks.

Payton Reinbott also tossed a full game to post the win for Neelyville (13-12). She recorded 12 strikeouts and had no walks.

Emily Dollins had a home run for the Tigers, who won all three of their games to come away with the championship in the four-team round-robin tournament.


WP — Payton Reinbott. LP — Lauren Wagoner. HR — Emily Dollins (N). 2B — Mackenzie Cordell (N), Brooke Griffin (N), Bailey McGruder (N). Multiple hits — Chaffee: Lilly Wessel 2-3; Neelyville: Dollins 2-3, Lexus Hagood 2-4, McGruder 2-4, Ryleigh Moore 2-3.

Notre Dame 12, St. Francis Borgia 8

Ashley Carrow had a big day at the plate for the Bulldogs, blasting a home run, two doubles and driving in four runs to lead the Bulldogs to the road victory over the Blue Knights on Friday in Washington, Mo.

Hailey Kutz pitched four innings to obtain the win for Notre Dame (24-5). She allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits, walked five batters and struck out three. Brittany Porter tossed the final three innings to clinch the save.

Abigail Schmidt hurled five innings to be marked with the loss for St. Francis Borgia (17-6). She surrendered six runs (three earned) on eight hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Notre Dame0013242—12152
S.F. Borgia0010313—8112

WP — Hailey Kutz. LP — Abigail Schmidt. HR — Ashley Carrow (ND), Mya Hillermann (SFB). 2B — Ainsley Burnett (ND), Carrow (ND) 2, Lindsey Molitor (SFB), Elizabeth Smith (SFB), Haley Puetz (SFB). Multiple hits — Notre Dame: Kristen Barwick 3-5, A. Burnett 2-5, Hailey Burnett 2-5, Carrow 3-4, Halle Heuring 2-3, Grace Lemons 2-4; Borgia: Hillermann 3-4, Molitor 2-4, Puetz 2-3.

--From staff reports

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