High school roundup: Jackson's Pike, Central's Connell qualify for Class 4 state tourney

Friday, May 4, 2012
Central senior Corey Connell pitches onto the 10th green during the Class 4 Sectional 1 tournament Thursday at Crown Pointe Golf Club in Farmington, Mo. Connell shot an 8-over-par 78 to qualify for the state tournament. (BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic)

Eli Pike of Jackson and Corey Connell of Central qualified for the Class 4 state golf meet, finishing among the top 12 individuals at the Class 4 Sectional 1 meet Thursday at Crown Pointe Golf Club in Farmington, Mo.

Pike, a freshman, shot a 6-over-par 76 to tie for third place. Pike finished five shots behind medalist Ben Crancer of Kirkwood.

Pike was one of three Jackson golfers to compete in the sectional meet. Connor Thrower shot an 82, and Adam Way finished at 100.

Connell, a senior, tied for seventh with a 78 to qualify for the state meet for the third consecutive year. Connell, who finished 27th at the state meet last year, won the Class 4 District 1 tournament last week at Aberdeen Golf Course in Eureka, Mo. Connell also was medalist of the SEMO Conference meet Monday.

Central's Travis Simmons shot an 81 and missed the cut by one stroke.

"The course played very difficult," said Central coach Dick Wadlington, noting long grass, fast greens and wind as factors in scores that ran higher than normal.

Wadlington said the rough was long and thick, with the shortest grass 3 or 4 inches deep.

"When you missed the fairway you had trouble getting it back on the golf course," Wadlington said.

Poplar Bluff qualified its entire team for the Class 4 state tournament, which will be held May 14 and 15 at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar, Mo. The Mules finished with a 319 total and 10 strokes ahead of runner-up Rockwood Summit, which also qualified.


Notre Dame 14, Kelly 0

Notre Dame clinched the SEMO Conference regular-season title with a five-inning road victory.

The Bulldogs, who improved to 18-2, had won the SEMO Conference tournament Monday.

Mark Rives hit a triple in Thursday's win, while Jesse Schott and Josh Haggerty both had a double.

Justin Landewee collected the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.

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WP -- Justin Landewee. LP -- Gabe Felter. 3B -- Mark Rives (ND). 2B -- Jesse Schott (ND), Josh Haggerty (ND). Records -- Notre Dame 18-2.

Advance 10, Woodland 9

The Hornets scored five runs in the sixth inning and then held off a Woodland rally to win at home.

Trey Wallace had three of Advance's 10 hits. Ethan Barr, who had a double, and Eli Davis both had two hits.

Zane Eggiman picked up the win on the mound for Advance (5-14).

Landon Johnson knocked two doubles for Woodland, while Devon Ritter also had two hits.


WP -- Zane Eggiman. LP -- Landon Johnson. 2B -- Johnson 2 (W), Ethan Barr (A). Multiple hits -- Woodland: Johnson 2-4, Devon Ritter 2-4; Advance: Trey Wallace 3-4, Eli Davis 2-4, Barr 2-4. Records -- Advance 5-14.

Oran 14, New Madrid 9

Oran snapped a three-game losing streak with a road victory.

Winning pitcher Dalton Elfrink had five RBIs and was among three Eagles with three hits. Seth Ressel and Jacob Priggel also had three hits, while Kody Moore, Alex Heuring and Blake Carlyle all had two hits.

Elfrink allowed four hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked five. Ressel relieved and allowed five hits over the final two innings.

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WP -- Dalton Elfrink. LP -- JayShawn McDaniel. 2B -- Kody Moore (O), Denton Daugherty (NM). Multiple hits -- Oran: Moore 2-4, Seth Ressel 3-5, Alex Heuring 2-5, Blake Carlyle 2-3, Elfrink 3-4, Jacob Priggel 3-5; New Madrid: Daugherty 2-4, S. Barnett 3-4. Records -- Oran (14-7).


Perryville 4, Hillsboro 2

The Pirates claimed the title of the Hillsboro Invitational.

Natalie Gremaud and Courtney Borden both scored two goals for Perryville (9-8).

Allison Moldenhauer had three assists and Gremaud had one.

Goalkeeper Miranda Stortz recorded two saves for the Pirates.

Jackson 4, Sikeston 2

Jordan Myer led the Indians to a road victory with two goals.

Alexa Kelpe and Jenny Powell both added a goal for Jackson (10-6).

Sara Thompson and Rachel Crites both had one assist.

Notre Dame-St. Louis 3, Notre Dame 1

Taylor Rinda scored Notre Dame's lone goal in a home loss.

Sarah Lawrence assisted on the Bulldogs' goal.


Greenville 6, Leopold 4

Ashlyn Bucher slammed two doubles in the Wildcats' road loss.

Bucher finished with three hits, while Ashley Keim had a double among her two hits. Dana Thiele and Denai Arnzen also two hits apiece for the Wildcats (13-4).


WP -- D. Stovall. LP -- Caitlin Petty, 10-4. 2B -- Ashlyn Bucher 2 (L), Ashley Keim (L), B. White (G), Stovall (G), S. Hillis 2 (G), E. Pitman (G). Multiple hits -- Leopold: Bucher 3-4, Keim 2-3, Dana Thiele 2-3, Denai Arnzen 2-4; Greenville: Hillis 2-3, Pitman 2-3. Records -- Leopold 13-4.

-- From staff reports

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