Central splashes past Poplar Bluff

Friday, April 28, 2006

Kelly Ennis, Annie Wolpers and Jessie Baker each picked up an individual win and were part of a winning relay team Thursday to lead Central in a 111-60 victory at Poplar Bluff.

Ennis led a 1-2-3 Central finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 18.46 seconds; Wolpers won the 200 freestyle in 2:18.78; and Baker won the 50 free in 28.39 seconds.

Junior standout Hannah Kinder competed individually in only the 100 breaststroke and won in 1:16.12, just short of making another state cut.

"We put some kids in some different events," said Central coach Dayna Powell, who takes her team to the Springfield Invitational on Saturday.

Ennis and Baker teamed with Abby Perdue and Cassie Hoffman to win the 200 medley relay in 2:23.13. Wolpers was on the winning 400 free relay team (5:00.21) with Elizabeth Knight, Emily Spriggs and Betty Buhs.

Central results

200 medley relay -- 1, CHS (Jessie Baker, Callie Hoffman, Kelly Ennis, Abby Perdue), 2:23.13; 3, CHS (Brianna LeGrand, Lindsey Reiman, Kasper Woldtvedt, Brittney Halter), 2:25.53

200 freestyle -- 1, Annie Wolpers, 2:18.78; 2, Katie Bowles, 2:27.90.

200 IM -- 2, Betsy Schroeder, 2:55.12; 3, Reimann, 3:01.21.

50 free -- 1, Baker, 28.39; 2, Woldtvedt, 30.56.

100 butterfly -- 1, Ennis, 1:18.46; 2, Tara Pickens, 1:24.34; 3, Betty Buhs, 1:33.31.

100 freestyle -- 2, Perdue, 1;17.17.

500 freestyle -- 2, Halter, 7:51.30; 3, Perdue, 8:07.56.

200 free relay -- 2, CHS (Wolpers, Jenni Schrader, Baker, Ennis), 2:09.96; 3, CHS (Schroeder, Kinder, Amity Downing, Hoffman), 2:11.15.

100 backstroke -- 2, Knight, 1:26.18; 3, Riemann, 1:31.43.

100 breaststroke -- 1, Kinder, 1:16.12; 2, Hoffman, 1:23.75.

400 free relay -- 1, CHS (Knight, Buhs, Wolpers, Spriggs), 5:00.21; 2, CHS (Pickens, Downing, Halter, Schroeder), 5:09.30; 3, CHS (LeGrand, Schrader, Perdue, Bowles), 5:15.28.

BASEBALL SEMO Conf. Tournament

Chaffee, Kelly and Scott City were sent to the consolation bracket of the SEMO Conference Tournament with first-round losses, as the host higher seeds won all three games.

Eleventh-seeded Chaffee fell 6-2 to sixth-seeded Dexter.

The Red Devils led 2-0 after one inning but allowed single tallies in the second, third and fourth innings and three runs in the sixth. Michael Lee led Chaffee with three hits, while Chris Hanback and Adam Uhrhan each had a double. Alex Orr took the loss for the Red Devils (8-9).

No. 10 Kelly fell short against No. 7 Sikeston in a 5-4 decision.

The Hawks had 10 hits to the Bulldogs' six but committed four errors. Blake Lee and Taylor James each had three hits for Kelly (10-7), while losing pitcher Dallas Tew had two.

The Hawks fell behind 4-0 and trailed 5-2 before scoring two runs in the sixth. They had the tying run on third base and a runner on first with one out in the seventh inning but failed to bring him home.

No. 9 Scott City fell behind early and could not overcome eighth-seeded Poplar Bluff in a 10-6 loss.

The Rams trailed 7-0 after two innings. They scored all six of their runs in the third but gave up a run in the bottom half and two more in the fifth. Cody Carlyle and Andy Stephens each had two hits for the Rams (7-8), and Rynn Eskew took the loss.

In today's 4 p.m. quarterfinal games, Poplar Bluff plays at top-seeded Central, Dexter plays at Kennett, Sikeston plays at New Madrid County Central. No. 5 Jackson plays at No. 4 Notre Dame in a 3:15 p.m. start.

The event continues Saturday and concludes Monday.

Dexter 6, Chaffee 2

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WP -- Espey; LP -- Alex Orr, 1-3. 2B -- Chris Hanback (C), Adam Uhrhan (C), Smith (D), Matthews (D). Multiple hits -- Dexter, Smith 3-3, Matthews 2-3; Chaffee -- Michael Lee, 2-3. Records -- Chaffee 8-9.

Sikeston 5, Kelly 4

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WP -- Dustin Barker; LP -- Dallas Tew. Multiple hits -- Kelly, Blake Lee 3-4, Taylor James 3-4, Dallas Tew 2-3; Sikeston, Josh Jackson 2-2. Records -- Kelly 10-7, Sikeston 10-9.

Poplar Bluff 10, Scott City 6

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WP -- Coen; LP -- Rynn Eskew. 2B -- Ivie (PB), Blackwell (PB). Multiple hits -- Scott City, Cody Carlyle 2-3, Andy Stephens 2-4; PB, Ivie 3-4, Blackwell 3-4, Callahan 2-4, Coen 2-3. Records -- Scott City 7-8.

Oran 10, Saxony Lutheran 4

The Eagles hammered out 14 hits -- six for extra bases -- in a road win at Saxony Lutheran.

Caleb Seyer and Chase Seyer each had three hits, including one double apiece. Austin Dumey had two hits, including a triple. Paul Bucher, Chris Asmus and Tyler Beardslee had two hits apiece, including a double for each.

Chase Seyer picked up the win, allowing six hits over four innings. He allowed three runs -- one earned -- and fanned seven. Paul Bucher finished out the final three innings for Oran (15-4).

Ben Courtois took the loss, failing to make it through the second inning. Chris Roth closed the game with 3 1/3 effective innings in relief for the Crusaders.

Dustin Roth and Brett Steffens each had two hits for Saxony.

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WP -- Chase Seyer, 2-1: LP -- Ben Courtois; S -- Paul Bucher. 2B -- Caleb Seyer (O), Chase Seyer (O), Tyler Beardslee (O), Paul Bucher (O), Chris Asmus (O), Brett Steffens (SL), Max Wieser (SL); 3B -- Austin Dumey (O). Multiple hits -- Oran, Ca. Seyer 3-5, Dumey 2-5, Ch. Seyer 3-5, Beardslee 2-4, Bucher 2-3, Asmus 2-4; Saxony Lutheran, Dustin Roth 2-3, Steffens 2-4.

Meadow Heights 8, Scott County Central 3

Terry Wagner and Heath Fulton combined for a one-hitter, as Meadow Heights picked up its second straight win to reach the .500 mark.

Wagner allowed one hit over the first five innings and was charged with three runs. Fulton pitched the final two innigs for the Panthers (6-6).

Wagner had three hits, including a double, while sophomore Tyler Wagner had a double and four RBIs.

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WP -- Terry Wagner, 2-1; LP -- Griffin. 2B -- Te. Wagner (MH), Tyler Wagner (MH). Multiple hits -- Meadow Heights, Te. Wagner 3-3. Records -- Meadow Heights, 6-6.

Leopold 13, Oak Ridge 6

Dustin Thiele drove in four runs and winning pitcher Matt Stoverink drove in three to lead Leopold in a home victory.

Thiele, Stoverink and Victor Vandeven each had two hits. Vandeven stole two bases and drove in one run; Stoverink stole one base.

Stoverink also pitched a complete game, striking out four and walking four.

Austin Hahs took the loss for Oak Ridge.

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WP -- Matt Stoverink, 4-1; LP -- Austin Hahs. Multiple hits -- Leopold, Dustin Thiele 2-4, Victor Vandeven 2-4, Matt Stoverink 2-4. Records -- Leopold 6-5.

BOYS GOLF Central 303, Sikeston 357

Blake Driskell shot a 1-under-par 69, including a 31 on the front nine, as the Tigers rolled past Sikeston.

Zach Kluesner added a 3-over 73 for Central (14-0). Kirk Lohmann shot a 78, and Robert Kaverman added an 83.

Sikeston's top score was Dakota Trevino's 83.

Jackson 158, Dexter 160

T.J. Smith led Jackson with a 38 in a dual win at Kimbeland.

Dax Demaree of Dexter was the medalist with a 36.

Josh Wheeler, Taylor McDowell and Allen Ahner each shot a 40 for the Indians.

GIRLS SOCCER Central 5, Poplar Bluff 1

Lee Thomas scored two second-half goals and assisted on another as the Tigers pulled away for a win on the road.

Tierra Walker scored the game's lone first-half goal for Central. Thomas then scored 1 minute into the second half on an assist from Laura Burdick.

After the Mules cut the deficit to 2-1, Thomas assisted on Laura Lusk's goal 4 minutes into the second half. She scored 5 minutes later with an assist from Kelsey Holloway.

Sarah Uptmor scored an unassisted goal in the 78th minute for Central (10-4).

JV -- Central won, 7-0.

Perryville 3, Seckman 0

Amber Hacker scored a goal and assisted on two others to lead the Pirates to their 10th win of the season.

Chastity Marr posted the shutout, her sixth of the season.

Chelsey Marr and Nicole Grimaud had the other goals for Perryville, which led 1-0 at halftime on Marr's goal. Jocelyn Moll had the other assist.

The Pirates (10-5-1) will join Central and Jackson at the Farmington tournament on Saturday.

SOFTBALL Oran 10, Saxony Lutheran 6

Oran improved to 13-2 with a road win against the Crusaders.

Jodi Urhahn, Katie Tilley and winning pitcher Callie Kielhofner each had three hits for the Eagles.

Losing pitcher Nicole McLard went 4-for-4 for Saxony Lutheran.

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WP -- Callie Kielhofner, 4-1. LP -- Nicole McLard. 2B -- Cassie Graviett (O), Meridith Hoffman (S). Multiple hits -- Oran, Jodi Urhahn 3-5, Callie Kielhofner 3-5, Katie Tilley 3-5, Ellen Sykes 2-4, Alyson Seyer 2-4, Cassie Graviett 2-5; Saxony Lutheran, Leah Gerecke 2-3, McLard 4-4. Records -- Oran 13-2, Saxony Lutheran 7-7.

Leopold 11, Oak Ridge 1

Oak Ridge managed just one hit off Leopold starter Whitney Vandeven, and the Wildcats erupted for eight runs in the fourth inning to post a victory in five innings.

Chelsey Stoverink had two of Leopold's six hits, which all were singles.

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WP -- Whitney Vandeven, 6-2; LP -- Schumer. Multiple hits -- Chelsey Stoverink, 2-3. Records -- Leopold 8-2.

BOYS TENNIS Sikeston 7, Central 2

The Tigers fell to Sikeston in a dual meet and fell to 8-2 for the season.

Singles

1. Chris Matthews (S) def. Carson Kelley 8-2.

2. Logan Hampton (S) def. Robert Weir 10-6.

3. Clayton Matthews (S) def. David Deisher 10-8.

4. Sam Zhao (S) def. David Berry 10-4.

5. Will LaFoe (C) def. Justin Deere 10-8.

6. Andrew Powell (S) def. Josh Hubbard 10-5.

Doubles

1. Cl. Matthews-Zhao (S) def. Kelley-Deisher 10-7.

2. Berry-LaFoe (C) def. Powell-Deere 10-8.

3. Ch. Matthews-Hampton (S) def. Weir-Hubbard 10-6.

JV -- Central won 7-3. Winners: Singles, Andrew Schupert, Brandon Gonzales, Patrick Duffy, Garrett McMillan, Cole Bradley, Hunter Givens; Doubles, Givens-McMillan.

-- From staff reports

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