Scott City tops Central for SEMO volleyball title

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Scott City volleyball team cruised past Central 25-20, 25-14 on Saturday in the championship of the SEMO Conference Tournament finals.

The Rams (19-7-4) won their pool by splitting with Sikeston 22-25, 25-16 in their first match of the day. Scott City then went on to sweep Chaffee 25-10, 25-13 in the semifinals.

Kacie Ritter had 26 assists in the championship match and had 67 assists in Saturday's three matches.

Heather Huckstep and Brooke Simpson led the Rams with seven kills apiece in the championship. Jenni Heisserer added six kills, Whitney Tapley had four, and Brittany Licare had seven digs.

For the Tigers (16-13-2), Melissa Espinoza had seven kills and 11 digs in the championship match. Kristin Shirrell had 11 assists, and Taylor Kirn had 13 digs.

Central beat Sikeston 25-15, 25-23 in the semifinals. The Tigers had 74 digs in the match.

Earlier Saturday, Central beat Oran 25-14, 25-18 in pool play.

Simpson, Ritter and Heisserer made the all-tournament team from Scott City. Zickfield, Espinoza and Shirrell made the all-tournament team from Central.

JV -- Central won the tournament with a 14-25, 25-23, 25-18 win against Scott City.

CROSS COUNTRY North County Invitational

The Notre Dame boys cross country team continued its winning ways by capturing the team title Saturday at the North County Invitational.

The Bulldogs have won all but two events this season -- its own meet and Potosi's last weekend -- and cruised to the win Saturday with 22 points. North County was a distant second with 72 points, and Saxony Lutheran was third with 80.

Saxony Lutheran senior Brandon Etzold paced area runners with a runner-up finish in 14 minutes, 36 seconds on the 2.7 mile course.

Notre Dame's Logan Davis was third and teammate Neil Kanneberg was fourth. Jon Ramsey finished seventh, and Ben Beussink made it four Notre Dame runners in the top 10 with a ninth-place finish.

Saxony's five scoring runners all finished in the top 25.

Tori Pfau led Notre Dame's girls with a third-place finish.



Team standings -- 1, Notre Dame 22; 2, North County 72; 3, Saxony Lutheran 80.

Saxony Lutheran -- 2, Brandon Etzold 14:36; 15, Max Wieser 15:42; 18, Peter Winningham 15:51; 22, Ross Gage 16:11; 23, Bryant Steffens 16:12.

Notre Dame -- 3, Logan Davis 14:38; 4, Neil Kanneberg 14:49; 7, Jon Ramsey 15:28, 9, Ben Buessink 15:31; 19, Wynn McClellan 15:54; 21, Richie Bohn 16:02


Team standings -- 1, Dexter 59; 2, Cuba 70; 3, Notre Dame 94.

Notre Dame -- 3, Tori Pfau 17:59; 13, Emily Messmer 19:43; 25, Jessica Brandon 20:33; 26, Lauren Castlemen 20:34; 27, Abbie Messmer 20:40

Saxony Lutheran -- 20, Deanna Dippold 20:13

JV -- The Notre Dame boys finished the season undefeated in eight meets. Brian Milbach finished second, Parker Kohlfeld third, Ryan Heggeman fourth, Matt Reinagel fifth and Ryan Johnson eighth. Kelsie Neff led the Notre Dame JV girls with an 11th-place finish.

BOYS SOCCER Notre Dame 3, St. Pius 2

Notre Dame made the score close by putting the ball in its own net late in the contest but managed to push its winning streak to 15 games.

Ryan Willen and Abe Dirnberger scored first-half goals to help Notre Dame (20-1) post a 2-1 halftime lead. Richard Marquart and Ty Williams had assists.

Jack Wedemeier scored midway through the second half on an assist from Austin Gelsheimer.

A mistake on a header back to the goalie accounted for St. Pius' second goal.

JV -- Notre Dame won 5-0.

Jackson 2, Northwest 0

The Indians scored two second-half goals in their home finale.

Garrett Stone scored 8:40 into the half with an assist by Spencer McCormack. Chris Shelton scored on a penalty kick created when Brian Davidson was fouled in the box.

Tyler Holman recorded the shutout.

"We had a great second half," Jackson coach Zack Walton said. "Everything clicked -- the defense, the midfield, the forwards -- and we had good possessions."

Eagle Ridge Christian 12, Westminster (Ill.) 2

Dahniel Cohen scored six goals and had two assists in a home win.

Stephen Cohen and Aaron Shell added two goals apiece for the Eagles (9-3). Josh Carbaugh and Jacob Lies also added goals. Stephen Cohen had three assists and Scott Edgar added one.

-- From staff reports

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