SD ROUNDUP: Portageville volleyball falls to Campbell; Johnson leads Oran baseball to Saturday win over Arcadia Valley

CAMPBELL, Mo. — It wasn’t the start of the season that the Portageville volleyball team wanted on Monday night at Campbell.

The Bulldogs lost in straight-sets to the Lady Camels. Portageville (0-1) lost the first set 25-3, the second 25-14, and the third 25-12.

Sophomore Amiyah Saxton led the guests’ attack, with a team-high four kills on five attempts. Junior Akiyah Jordan added three kills on 29 chances, while freshman Laney Stone and sophomore Karsten McGowan had one kill. Stone finished with seven kill attempts, while McGowan had two.

Portageville finished with four aces, as Saxton accounted for two of them. Sophomore Libbie Jo Priggel and sophomore Mollie Roberts each had one ace as well. Roberts also led the team with three assists.

On defense, senior Jaelyn Milan and sophomore Jessica Priggel each had one block.

“We were outplayed tonight,” Portageville head coach Sasha Starnes said. “We have a lot to work on as a young team. We are going to have to get on pace with the speed of the game at this level. Overall, I feel this game doesn’t define who we are as a team.”

Senath-Hornersville 3, New Madrid County Central 1

SENATH, Mo. — After dropping its first match of the season, on Friday night, at Risco, the New Madrid County Central volleyball team returned to the court Monday evening for a match at Senath-Hornersville.

The Lady Eagles lost in four sets. NMCC (0-2) lost the first set 25-17 before coming back to win the second 25-19. They then followed that up by losing the third and fourth sets, 25-19 and 25-18, respectively.

Junior Shia Fountain finished with a team-high six kills, while junior Abby Basinger added four. Junior Joycelynn Jackson finished with three of her own, while junior Isis Ducker had two and sophomore Carly Kimball and freshman A’Kara Jackson each had one kill.

Junior Latavia Brooks and Ducker each added two blocks apiece on defense, while Basinger had one.


Oran 7, Arcadia Valley 0

ELLSINORE, Mo. — Behind Ty Johnson, the Oran baseball team picked up its first win of the fall season on Saturday at the Bank of Grandin Fall Classic.

The senior pitched a complete-game, shutout on the mound, giving up two hits while striking out eight batters and walking one in a 7-0 win over Arcadia Valley.

Batting third in the lineup for Oran (1-0), Johnson went 1-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, and scoring one run.

Senior Carter Heuring went 1-for-4 and scored one run, while senior Dawson Menz went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Fellow senior Lane Peterson went 1-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, and one run scored, and freshman Nolan Loper rounded out the five hits for the Eagles, going 1-for-3.

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WP — Ty Johnson. LP — Colin Whited. 2B — Dawson Menz (O).

Oran 1, East Carter 0 (2 innings)

ELLSINORE, Mo. — The second game of the tournament for Oran went only two innings after being called off due to inclement weather.

Oran took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the second inning after freshman Nolan Loper drove in sophomore Nic Massey on a base hit.

Junior Connor Kern took the bump for the Eagles and struck out the side in his lone inning.

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