Kelly gives playoff game a third try

Friday, October 15, 2004

While most people in Southeast Missouri have welcomed the rain after weeks of dry weather, for some high schools sports the wet weather could not have come at a worse time.

Kelly's softball team has seen its sectional game postponed twice already, with a new date set for 4:15 p.m. today at C & H Park in St. Peters. The Hawks will face Elsberry for the third straight year in a Class 2 sectional. The winner will have to play in the quarterfinal round Saturday at the Kirkwood Athletic Association.

Kelly was not the only Class 2 team put on hold due to weather. Only three teams in Class 2 were able to play sectional games on the original Wednesday date. The winner of the Kelly-Elsberry game will face the winner of the Fatima-Richland sectional.

Another sectional involving an area team was also rescheduled for the second time this week, although this time not due to weather. Central's sectional dual tennis match with Lafayette has will be played at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Lafayette. The dual had originally been scheduled to be played on Saturday at Lafayette, but was tentatively moved to Thursday at Central earlier in the week at the request of Lafayette.

Rain was to blame for the cancellation of the second meeting between soccer rivals Central and Jackson at Jackson on Thursday. A tentative make-up date of Oct. 27 has been set with a varsity-only format.

VOLLEYBALL

Jackson 25-25

Perryville 23-18

Rebecca Martin had nine digs and six kills to lead Jackson to a home win.

Jodie Gipson added 11 assists for the Indians (17-9-3), and Amanda Peiffer had seven kills.

JV -- Jackson def. Perryville 25-12, 25-9

Oran 25-25

Central 9-13

Oran edged closer to .500 with a home win, its seventh win in the last eight matches.

The Eagles (13-14-1) were led in kills by Carmen Duncan with five. Mandi Wood and Courtney Nenninger led in digs with five apiece. Duncan and Wood had seven assists apiece. Nenninger also had three blocks.

JV -- Oran def. Central 25-20, 25-22

OTHER EVENTS

* The Central Junior High "A" girls basketball team (1-1) beat Woodland 50-35 as Taylor Kirn scored 22 points and Whitney Uptmor added 10. Woodland won the "B" team game 27-8.

-- From staff reports

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