Bell City reaches district final with sweep

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
TOP: Oran's Megan Cook gets low to get the ball during the Eagles' match against Campbell in the first round of their Class 1 District 2 volleyball tournament Monday at Bell City. The Eagles rallied to win in three sets. LEFT: Bell City's Codie Lancaster sets the ball during the second game of their semifinal match against Oran. The Cubs won in two games.

Bell City cruised into the Class 1 District 2 finals and a shot at its sixth straight district volleyball title with a sweep of Oran on Monday.

The top-seeded Cubs (21-7-2) posted a 25-7, 26-6 victory over fifth-seeded Oran in the semifinals at Bell City.

Jasmine Johnson had team-highs of nine kills and 15 digs for the Cubs, who will play No. 2 seeded Bernie at 6 p.m. today in the championship match.

Codie Lancaster had 21 assists.

Bernie advanced with a two-game victory over No. 3 Bernie.

Oran's Megan Cook gets low to get the ball during their match against Campbell in the first round of the Class One District Two volleyball tournament on Monday, October 27, 2008.

Bell City defeated Bernie in the title game last year for its fifth straight district title.

Class 4, District 1

Central advanced with a 25-7, 25-8 first-round win over Sikeston at Farmington.

Taylor Kern led the way for the Tigers (12-15-2) with four aces, two kills and two digs.

Central will play Jackson at 6:30 p.m. today in the semifinals.

Class 1, District 3

Saxony Lutheran defeated Zalma in two sets to advance to tonight's semifinals at Advance.

The Crusaders will face Leopold at 5:30 p.m.

Further district results were not available.

The Meadow Heights-Marquand winner is scheduled to play the Advance-Oak Ridge winner in the other semifinal at 6:45. The championship match is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Class 2, District 4

St. Vincent had its match against Kingston postponed, as all the first-round matches at West County were wiped out due to facility problems.

The first-round matches were rescheduled for tonight, and the championship match will be played Wednesday. St. Vincent will play Kingston at 8 p.m.

Class 2, District 2

Woodland beat Greenville 25-11, 25-12 on Monday. Woodland, the No. 4 seed, improved its record to 13-14 and will play top-seeded Scott City in the second round. Scott City enters with a 31-1-3 record.


Eagle Ridge encountered a heart-breaking end to its season Saturday in the championship game of the MCSAA soccer tournament, surrendering a penalty-kick goal in the final minute and suffering a 1-0 loss to Faith Community.

Ethan Grant made 11 saves for Eagle Ridge,

Eagle Ridge had four players named to the MCSAA all-state first team -- seniors Ron Oh and Josh Wiseman, and juniors Stephen Cohen and Grant.

-- From staff reports

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