Jackson wrestlers lead tourney

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Jackson began defense of its SEMO Conference wrestling crown by taking the lead after the first two rounds of the two-day event, which is being hosted by Poplar Bluff.

The Indians, who have won the tournament 15 times in the previous 32 years, have a 12-point lead on Farmington, which won the 2004 title. Ste. Genevieve is third with 75.

Central is seventh among the 12 teams with 50 points.

The tournament continues today with three more rounds of wrestling before the championship round, set to begin at around 5:30 p.m.

SEMO Conference Wrestling

Team scores -- Jackson 101, Farmington 89, Ste. Genevieve 75, Windsor 72, Poplar Bluff 55, North County 54, Central 50, Park Hills Central 42.5, Dexter 31, New Madrid County Central 24, Sikeston 19, Herculaneum 12.

Caruthersville 70, Central 63

Caruthersville built a 10-point lead after the first period by hitting its first eight shots, including five 3-pointers, and held off host Central.

Darnell Wilks scored 21 points to lead Central (8-7). David Deisher added 16 points and Jared Thomas scored 10.

The Tigers made just 3 of 16 3-point attempts.

Carurthersville2671621--70
Central16151022--63

CARUTHERSVILLE (70) -- Carter 9, Fields 14, Kendrickus Reed 36, Morning 3, Thomas 8. FG 26, FT 12-18, F 15 (3-pointers: Carter 3, Reed 2, Fields 1. Fouled out: none)

CENTRAL (63) -- Adrian Cox 2, Jajuan Bell 9, Jared Thomas 10, Darnell Wilks 21, Garrett Ozbun 4, David Deisher 16, John Lockwood 1. FG 25, FT 10-15, F 19 (3-pointers: Thomas 1, Bell 1, Wilks 1. Fouled out: none)

JV -- Central won 52-40.

Notre Dame 77, Saxony Lutheran 50

Notre Dame exceeded its victory total of its Class 4 final four season of 2004-05 by winning on the road Friday night.

"They just wore us down," said Crusaders coach John Daniel, whose Class 1 team was bidding for its third straight win against a Class 4 school.

The Crusaders, who were 30 of 32 on free throws earlier in the week in a win at Ste. Genevieve, made just five of 24 on Friday.

Alex Ressel led the Bulldogs (15-2) with 24 points. Ryan Willen added 17 points, including two 3-pointers. Kirk Boeller and Xavier Delph each scored 12.

Saxony Lutheran (13-4) was led by Lauren Lueders, who scored 16 points with five 3-pointers. Tim Lorenz added 13 points and Casey Petzoldt scored 10.

Notre Dame 9292118--77
Saxony Lutheran 1711175--50

NOTRE DAME (77) -- Frankie Ellis 6, Abe Dirnberger 2, Xavier Delph 12, Ty Williams 1, Kirk Boeller 12, Ryan Willen 17, Alex Ressel 24, Jacob Essner 2, Logan Haines 1. FG 29, FT 15-26, F 24 (3-pointers: Boeller 2, Willen 2. Fouled out: none)

SAXONY LUTHERAN (50) -- Lauren Lueders 16, Trey Maevers 2, Casey Petzoldt 10, Alex Jauch 8, Ben Courtois 1, Tim Lorenz 13. FG 21, FT 5-24, F 19 (3-pointers: Lueders 5. Fouled out: Lorenz, Jauch)

JV -- Notre Dame won.

St. Pius 53, St. Vincent 42

St. Vincent was outscored by seven in the final period and made just 10 of 22 free throws in a home loss.

St. Pius was 17 of 22 on free throws and made no 3-pointers.

Greg Finger scored 13 points to lead the Indians (8-7).

St. Pius1315916--53
St. Vincent121479--42

ST. PIUS (53) -- Drew Horn 15, Cory Prindeville 14, Scott Wenster 11, Carlos Bisch 5, Brad Buhler 4, Tyler Burke 2, Sam Moody 2. FG 18, FT 17-22, F 21 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

ST. VINCENT (42) -- Greg Finger 13, Eric Clements 8, Waylon Richardet 8, Chris Fischer 4, Chad Wheeler 3, Scott Blythe 2, Ben Buchheit 2, Jon Buehler 1, Zach Richardet 1. FG 15, FT 10-22, F 21 (3-pointers: Finger 2. Fouled out: none)

JV -- St. Vincent won, 43-27; Freshmen -- St. Pius won 38-19.

Bell City 74, Bloomfield 47

Nick Niemczyk scored 19 points to lead Bell City in a home victory.

Phillip Gross added 15 for the Cubs, who led by one after one period but stretched their advantage to 41-26 at halftime. Will Bogan had 13 points.

Bloomfield1511129--47
Bell City16252211--74

BLOOMFIELD (47) -- Williamson 5, Rickman 2, Smith 9, Battles 8, Monroe 6, Bacon 8, Mace 2, Roe 7. FG 16, FT 13-25 (3-pointers: none)

BELL CITY (74) -- Nick Niemczyk 19, Blaine Stewart 7, Jeff Liggins 6, Phillip Gross 15, Will Bogan 13, Cody Bailey 3, Garrett McIntyre 3, Marty Dames 8. FG 29, FT 13-19 (3-pointers: Bailey 1, Niemczyk 1, Stewart 1).

South Iron 86, Meadow Heights 83, OT

Meadow Heights fell short at home against Class 2 district rival South Iron (13-3).

"That was the second time in three years they beat us at the buzzer at home," Meadow Heights coach Tom Brown said. "It was a great game -- high intensity, high scoring."

The Panthers (9-5), who were down by six late in overtime and had lost Anthony Bollinger to fouls, cut a late six-point deficit to three but misfired on a chance to tie.

Bollinger, Meadow Heights' leading scorer through the season, had 24 points. Heath Fulton led the Panthers with 34.

South Iron1620201713--86
Meadow Hts1919181710--83

SOUTH IRON (86) -- Reed 22, Alkorn 20, Kampfe 19, Prader 11, Evans 6, Ward 4, Dinkins 2, Nichols 2. FG 31, FT 18-25, F 20 (3-pointers: Kampfe 3, Reed 3. Fouled out: Reed)

MEADOW HEIGHTS (83) -- Heath Fulton 34, Anthony Bollinger 24, Michael Collier 9, Ruggero Moretto 6, Nathan Revelle 5, Terry Wagner 3, John Long 2. FG 29, FT 16-20, F 21 (3-pointers: Fulton 3, Collier 3, Bollinger 1, Wagner 1, Revelle 1. Fouled out: Bollinger)

Greenville 63, Oak Ridge 49

Greenville coach Robert Stein led his team to a win at home against the squad he coached last year.

Greenville limited Bluejays' leading scorer Austin Hahs to three points, while Johnnie Price erupted for 35 points for Oak Ridge.

"We really focused the last three or four days on knowing where Austin was and keeping him off the glass," Stein said. "We thought we had a plan for Johnnie, too, but he was hot."

Oak Ridge1718311--49
Greenville12112020--63

OAK RIDGE (49) -- Josh Hormann 3, Johnnie Price 35, Ryan Pohlman 4, Jon McMillan 3, Austin Hahs 3. D. Meyer 1. FG 17, FT 11-17, F 18 (3-pointers: Price 3, Hormann 1. Fouled out: Price)

GREENVILLE (63) -- Parkin 1, D. Allen 2, Birmingham 4, Smith 8, J. Allen 15, Meyer 26, Becker 2, Burchard 5. FG 26, FT 8-18, F 22 (3-pointers: J. Allen 2, Meyer 1. Fouled out: Becker)

JV -- Greenville won, 54-35.

Perryville 71, Crystal City 56

Tyler Bauwens scored 25 points to help Perryville to a road victory in Jefferson County Conference play.

Micahel Fritsche hit on five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for Perryville (5-10).

Perryville 12152123--71
Crystal City 15121317--56

PERRYVILLE (71) -- Corey Lorenz 4, Ryan Schilling 2, Trevor French 2, Jonathon Hecht 9, Michael Fritsche 16, Ryan Lorenz 4, Rick Dunn 8, Tyler Bauwens 25. FG 22, FT 18-25, F 14 (3-pointers: Fritsche 5, Hecht 1, Dunn 1, R. Lorenz 1. Fouled out: Bauwens, Schilling)

CRYSTAL CITY (56) -- Hall 10, Terry 5, Johnson 13, Schambre 2, Vaughn 6, Williams 20. FG 20, FT 14-22, F 15 (3-pointers: Johnson 1, Vaughn 1. Fouled out: none)

BOYS SWIMMING MICDS 103 , Central 80

Central improved on two state cuts in a home dual loss.

The Tigers set top times in the 200 free relay and the medley relay.

Central results

Medley relay -- 2. 1:46.00 (Dan Austin, Peyton Waggener, Jason Mercer, Hunter Givens)

200 free -- 1. Kris Metje 1:53.84, 3. Jake Meyer 1:58.54

200 IM -- 3. Waggener 2:12.68

50 free -- 2. Mercer 22.70

Diving -- 1. Tanner Rust 186.62, 2. Dustin Welker 160.02

100 butterfly -- 1. Mercer 55.94, 3. Stuart Greaser 1:01.40

100 free -- 2. Givens 52.25

500 free -- 2. Metje 5:11.12, 3. Meyer 5:21.34

200 free relay -- 1. 1:35.19 (Givens, Waggener, Austin, Mercer), 3. 1:44.80 (Matt Holmes, Andy Billmeyer, Hank Hurt, Meyer)

100 back -- 3. Givens 1:04.96

100 breast -- 2. Waggener 1:05.93

400 free relay -- 3. 3:44.41 (Austin, Meyer, Greaser, Metje)

OTHER EVENTS

* The Central girls junior varsity team defeated Egyptian's varsity team 55-23 on Thursday. Wendi Zickfield led the Tigers with 14 points.

* The Central freshmen boys basketball team edged visiting Dexter 43-38 on Thursday. Cantrell Andrews and Zak Zaruba scored 12 points apiece for Central (5-9).

* The Central eighth-grade boys basketball team lost to Poplar Bluff 45-32 on Thursday. Tanner Hiett led the Tigers (5-7) with 13 points.

-- From staff reports

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