High school roundup: Jackson edges Central in tennis dual

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Jackson's Katelyn Kuppart returns a shot Wednesday during a doubles match against Central in Jackson. (KRISTIN EBERTS ~ keberts@semissourian.com)

Jackson needed two doubles victories to pull out a girls tennis dual with rival Central on Wednesday.

Jenny Powell, Ashley Robinson and Katelyn Kuppart all earned singles and doubles victories to lead the Indians to the 5-4 home win.

Morgan Crowell posted an 8-0 win at No. 5 singles to lead the Tigers.

Jackson improved to 5-1 in dual meets with the win.

Singles

Central's Veronica Swingle serves during a doubles match against Jackson on Wednesday.

No. 1 -- Jenny Powell (J) def. Emma Segar 8-4

No. 2 -- Ashley Robinson (J) def. Veronica Swingle 8-5

No. 3 -- Caroline Harding (C) def. Montana Adams 8-6

No. 4 -- Katelyn Kuppart (J) def. Susanna Hayward 8-1

No. 5 -- Morgan Crowell (C) def. Lindsey Batz 8-0

No. 6 -- Sarah Thornsberry (C) def. Jackie McNally 8-2

Doubles

No. 1 -- Powell-Adams (J) def. Swingle-Harding 8-5

No. 2 -- Robinson-Kuppart (J) def. Crowell-Segar 8-6

No. 3 -- Hayward-Thornsberry (C) def. Amber Reid-Batz 8-7

JV -- Jackson won 11-2.

CROSS COUNTRY

Murphysboro Invitational

The Notre Dame girls didn't allow many runners to squeeze between them.

The Bulldogs placed six runners in the top 12 to run away with the team title in the eight-team meet. Notre Dame finished with 32 points, while second-place Cartersville scored 97.

Junior Elizabeth Kiblinger paced Notre Dame with a third-place finish in 20 minutes, 49 seconds. It was the all-time best time for a Notre Dame girls runner at the meet.

Breanna Conklin took fifth in 21:20, while Maddie Baumgart (seventh, 22:05), Alicia Landewee (eighth, 22:10) and Ashley Schmittzehe (ninth, 22:15) rounded out the team's scoring. Elsie Anderson took 11th in 22:25, but her finish didn't count in the team standings.

The Notre Dame boys finished second with 65 points. There were 10 teams in the meet.

Senior Ethan Holcomb led Notre Dame with a seventh-place finish in 17:23. Nate Lincoln was 12th in 18:07.

Cole Ross (13th, 18:11), Josh Johnson (16th, 18:36) and Lance Essner (17th, 18:36) rounded out the scoring for Notre Dame.

SOFTBALL

Notre Dame 6, Affton 2

The season couldn't get off to a much better start for junior Brianne Sanders.

The all-state outfielder went 3 for 4 in Wednesday's win, which actually lowered her batting average to .875 after she went 4 for 4 in Monday's win.

Katie Bond picked up the win by striking out two and walking one over seven innings.

Jessica Menz and Savanna Ayers also went 3 for 4 for the Bulldogs (2-0).

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WP -- Katie Bond. LP -- Fleming. 2B -- Brandi Glastetter (ND), Jessica Menz (ND), Savanna Ayers (ND), Fleming (A), Swyers (A). Multiple hits -- Affton: McAllister 2-4, Fleming 2-4; Notre Dame: Brianne Sanders 3-4, Glastetter 2-3, Menz 3-4, Ayers 3-4. Records -- Notre Dame 2-0.

Scott City 11, St. Vincent 7

Stacey Heisserer knocked in four runs and Alexis Spriggs recorded two RBIs as the Rams earned the home win.

Spriggs struck out four over seven innings and went 3 for 3 at the plate.

Melanie Lacey tripled and drove in a run for Scott City (2-0).

Abby Ruessler drove in a pair and went 3 for 4 for the Indians.

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WP -- Alexis Spriggs. LP -- Nicole Pruett. 3B -- Melanie Lacey (SC), Casey Unterreiner (St. V). 2B -- Kayla Seabaugh (St. V), Abby Ruessler (St. V), Jade Geile (St. V), Spriggs (SC). Multiple hits -- St. Vincent: Unterreiner 2-4, Ruessler 3-4; Scott City: Julie Holder 2-4, Stacey Heisserer 2-4, Spriggs 3-3. Records -- Scott City 2-0.

-- From staff reports

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