High school roundup: Central swimmers win Show Me Conference meet

Friday, February 8, 2013
Central’s Chleo LeGrand prepares to dive during the Show Me Conference meet Thursday at Central Municipal Pool. LeGrand won the event with a score of 389.90. More photos can be viewed at semoball.com. (ADAM VOGLER)

Central won just one event Thursday at the Show Me Conference swim meet, but the Tigers claimed three seconds as it showed superior team depth in winning the crown by just five points at Central Municipal Pool.

Chleo LeGrand accounted for the Tigers' individual win in the diving competition with a score of 389.90.

"It was a good meet," LeGrand said. "I felt strong, and my entries were clean. It's probably my best meet of the year."

The Tigers finished with 409 points in the six-team meet, with runner-up Notre Dame close behind at 404. Defending champion Jackson won six of the meet's 12 events but placed third at 361.

"We had the depth," Central coach Dayna Powell said. "What was so exciting is that we only won one event but we had girls who kept working very hard to try to get those places. It was a total team effort."

Members of Jackson’s winning 200 medley relay team stand on the podium after receiving their medals. Team members, top left clockwise, are Jenny Powell, Kyleigh Troxel, Lexi Burgi and Caitlyn Palmer. (Laura Simon)

Powell said that while one of her top swimmers, Josie Young, was not in attendance due to illness, she was pleased with the group effort.

"I didn't know how close it would be. It took the whole meet to catch up and pass Notre Dame. They beat us in the last relay but we had enough to hold on," she said. "Everyone on the team contributed. For a coach, it was one of the best kinds of meet because of that team effort."

Notre Dame won one event as Madison Heisserer placed first in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 1.20 seconds in the 100 backstroke. The freshman had a second state-qualifying time in the 200 freestyle (2:00.78), placing second behind Jackson senior standout Kyleigh Troxel.

Troxel, who was named the meet's Most Valuable Swimmer, won two events along with freshman Caitlyn Palmer. Both also swam legs on the winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Troxel posted state-qualifying times in winning the 200 freestyle (1:56.68) and 500 freestyle (5:07.54). Palmer also had state-qualifying times in her victories in the 100 butterfly (57.90) and 50 freestyle (24.90). Jenny Powell and Lexi Burgi also swam legs on the winning relays, which both posted state-qualifying times.

ABOVE: Saxony Lutheran’s Aly Wahlers is shown her time in the 200-yard freestyle Thursday at the Show Me Conference meet. (Laura Simon)

Natalie King also claimed a pair of first for the St. Vincent/Perryville cooperative team that placed fifth. King, a junior, won the 200 individual medley (2:21.33) and the 100 breaststroke (1:14.62) for the Piranhas.

Team -- 1. Central 409, 2. Notre Dame 404, 3. Jackson 361, 4. Poplar Bluff 305, 5. St. Vincent/Perryville 197, 6. Saxony Lutheran 163

200 medley relay -- 1. Jackson (Jeanette Powell, Kyleigh Troxel, Caitlyn Palmer, Lexi Burgi) 1:58.36; 2. Notre Dame (Madison Heisserer, Emily Todt, Sara Coello, Mary-Liz Klueppel) 2:04.28; 3. Central (Chleo LeGrand, Meredith Caldwell, Josey Powell, Maddy McDonald)

200 freestyle -- 1. Troxel (J) 1:56.68; 2. Heisserer (ND) 2:00.78; 3. Maddy McDonald (C) 2:16.22

200 individual medley -- 1. Natalie King (SVP) 2:21.33; 2. Elizabeth Kiefner (SL) 2:25.37; 3. Josey Powell (C) 2:31.06

Jackson's Kyleigh Troxel poses for a photo after coming in first in the 200-yard freestyle Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 during the Show Me Conference Championship at Central Municipal Pool. (Laura Simon)

50 freestyle -- 1. Palmer (J) 24.90; 2. Cassidy Harris (PB) 25.42; 3. Julia Dragon (PB) 27.29

Diving -- 1. Chleo LeGrand (C) 389.90; 2. Makenda Lukefahr (SVP) 314.30; 3. Brooke Hogard (SVP) 302.55

100 butterfly -- 1. Palmer (J) 57.90; 2. Coello (ND) 1:09.32; 3. Jericka Helton (J) 1:15.99

100 freestyle -- 1. Harris (PB) 56.60; 2. Jenny Powell (J) 56.93; 3. Kiefner (SL) 58.85

500 freestyle -- 1. Troxel (J) 5:07.54; 2. Josey Powell (C) 6:02.26; 3. McDonald (C) 6:09.80

200 freestyle relay -- 1. Poplar Bluff (Campbell Keele, Haylee Dragon, Harris, J. Dragon) 1:50.23; 2. Central (Sierra Smith, McDonald, Josey Powell, Maddie Siefert) 1:51.44; 3. St. Vincent/Perryville (Brooke Hogard, Emily King, N. King, Paige Buhler) 1:57.44

100 backstroke -- 1. Heisserer (ND) 1:01.20; 2. Jenny Powell (J) 1:06.01; 3. LeGrand (C) 1:09.69

100 breaststroke -- 1. N. King (SVP) 1:14.62; 2. Siefert (C) 1:15.33; 3. J. Dragon (PB) 1:18.15

400 freestyle relay -- 1. Jackson (Jenny Powell, Burgi, Palmer, Troxel) 3:51.58; 2. Poplar Bluff (Harris, H. Dragon, Sarah Crites, J. Dragon) 4:06.59; 3. Notre Dame (Heisserer, Klueppel, Becky Earley, Angelica Rubi) 4:07.03

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Dexter 74, Central 27

Alayah Cooper-Johnson had eight points and recorded 10 rebounds in the Tigers' loss at home to Class 4 powerhouse Dexter.

Katie Williams grabbed six rebounds for Central (9-13).

Brittany Harris led the Bearcats (19-2) with 19 points while Paige Patterson added 12 points.

Dexter1926236--74
Central101232--27

DEXTER (74) -- Dakota Reynolds 2, Mollie Whitehead 4, Katelynn Frazier 8, Hannah Noe 8, Alison Jarell 11, Erika Cobb 10, Paige Patterson 12, Brittany Harris 19. FG 23, FT 16-24, F 13. (3-pointers: Jarell 2, Cobb 2. Fouled out: None)

CENTRAL (27) -- Alayah Cooper-Johnson 8, Bailey Kratochvil 3, Katie Williams 2, Bailey Bliss 2, Kelly Morton 4, Kadie Orenstein 5, Kassidy Pannier 3. FG 6, FT 9-16, F 17. (3-pointers: Kratochvil, Pannier. Fouled out: None)

JV -- Dexter won.

Chaffee 67, Puxico 37

Ellie Sigman and Adrienne Eichhorn both scored 14 points as the host Red Devils won on senior night.

Jordan Pruitt added 12 points -- all on 3-point baskets -- for Chaffee (11-9).

Nikki Richmond scored 10 points to pace the Indians (3-14).

Puxico1010107--37
Chaffee17141917--67

CHAFFEE (67) -- Jordan Pruitt 12, Ellie Sigman 14, Adrienne Eichhorn 14, Elaine Sexton 2, Julia Sutterfield 9, Carliegh Burnett 3, Lindsey Koch 6, Lindsey Harrell 5, Macey Harris 2. FG 13, FT 20-29, F 14. (3-pointers: Pruitt 4, Eichhorn 2, Burnett. Fouled out: None)

PUXICO (37) -- Tina McDaniel 2, Shelby Heaton 2, Ali Jones 9, Brenna Hancock 2, Gabby Clark 4, Danielle Daniel 2, Nikki Richmond 10. FG 12, FT 7-16, F 21. (3-pointers: Richmond 2. Fouled out: Heaton)

Woodland 48, Delta 17

Josie Long scored a game-high 19 points to lead the host Cardinals.

Kathlyn Cooper added 14 points for Woodland (17-4).

Machela VanGennip had seven points to pace the Bobcats (4-15).

Delta2726--17
Woodland128253--48

WOODLAND (48) -- Shakota Bass 1, Josie Long 19, Kathlyn Cooper 14, Whitney Lincoln 4, Shelby Sawyer 2, Lindsay Shell 8. FG 22, FT 3-7, F 11. (3-pointers: Long. Fouled out: None)

DELTA (17) -- Meagan Parker 1, Lisa Lankford 2, Tia May 4, Machela VanGennip 7, Chasity Taylor 1, Jaime Hodge 2. FG 5, FT 4-10, F 8. (3-pointers: None. Fouled out: None)

Oran 63, East Prairie 53

Allie Cummins scored a game-high 26 points to pace the host Eagles.

Chrissy Sauceda added 15 points for Oran (8-11).

Rebekah Douglas led East Prairie (9-10) with 15 points.

East Prairie139724--53
Oran14121324--63

ORAN (63) -- Erin Schlitt 1, Addie Kielhofner 9, Ashlyn McIntosh 1, Taylor Nenninger 3, Allie Cummins 26, Tatum May 8, Chrissy Sauceda 15. FG 15, FT 15-25, F 17. (3-pointers: Cummins 3, Sauceda 3. Fouled out: Cummins)

EAST PRAIRIE (53) -- Rebekah Douglas 15, Dakotah Arnold 6, Caitlyn Harwell 13, Kaitlyn Shands 13, Bethany Ferrell 1, Lauren Magee 5. FG 17, FT 8-18, F 13. (3-pointers: Harwell 2, Shands 2. Fouled out: Shands)

Perryville 42, Windsor 37

Senior Natalie Gremaud scored a game-high 25 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and recorded six steals to lead the host Pirates to victory on senior night and clinch the Jefferson County Conference championship.

Allison Moldenhauer added 10 points, and Desiree Brown snagged seven rebounds for Perryville (12-8).

Hannah Holloway paced the Owls (13-10) with 12 points.

Windsor114913--37
Perryville814515--42

PERRYVILLE (42) -- Natalie Gremaud 25, Kaycee Erzfeld 3, Allison Moldenhauer 10, Brooke Moll 2, Desiree Brown 2. FG 13, FT 10-17, F 11. (3-pointers: Erzfeld, Moldenhauer. Fouled out: None)

WINDSOR (37) -- Hannah Holloway 12, Alex Dorris 6, Breanna Sitzes 6, Victoria Gaylord 7, Kristen Schmutzler 2, Lauren Redman 4. FG 10, FT 5-9, F 15. (3-pointers: Holloway, Dorris, Sitzes, Gaylord. Fouled out: Holloway, Dorris)

JV -- Windsor won.

Saxony Lutheran 65, Scott County Central 39

Brianna Mueller scored 14 points in the Crusaders' road win.

Raegan Wieser had eight rebounds and four assists for Saxony Lutheran (19-2), while Maddie Brune contributed six rebounds and six steals.

The Bravettes' record dropped to 16-6.

Saxony Lutheran2814158--65
Scott Co. Central871212--39

SAXONY LUTHERAN (65) -- Abby Hadler 8, Grace Mirly 9, Ali Galemmo 2, Brianna Mueller 14, Lauren Hecht 8, Tess Daniel 4, Ashlynn Collier 4, Raegan Wieser 9, Maddie Brune 7. FG 29, FT 1-4, F 15. (3-pointers: Hadler 2, Hecht 2, Mirly, Wieser. Fouled out: None)

SCOTT CENTRAL (39) -- Mikaela Blissett 11, Johniqua Fort 6, Abby Ross

4, Ziaire Davis 9, Derien Ditto 6, Ann Dennis 3. FG 15, FT 8-15, F 9.

(3-pointers: Ditto 1. Fouled out: none.)

St. Vincent 52, Herculaneum 36

Katie Mattingly recorded 17 points in the Indians' home victory.

Casey Unterreiner added 14 points for St. Vincent (8-14).

Miranda Coplin had eight points to lead the Black Cats (5-16).

Herculaneum107910--36
St. Vincent13101415--52

ST. VINCENT (52) -- Paige Yamnitz 2, Rachel Mudd 5, Casey Unterreiner 14, Katie Mattingly 17, Kayla Winkler 6, Stephanie Hoyt 6, Abby Ruessler 2. FG 19, FT 14-23, F 11. (3-pointers: None. Fouled out: None )

HERCULANEUM (36) -- Miranda Coplin 8, Katelyn Fuller 5, Lesley Shores 1, Mackenzie Roney 7, Kara Riffe 4, Ivana Starkey 6, Mary Molony 5. FG 13, FT 4-8, F 17. (3-pointers: Starkey 2. Fouled out: None)

JV -- St. Vincent won 54-34.

BOYS BASKETBALL

South Pemiscot 78, Scott City 68

Ryan Brock poured in 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Rams' road loss.

Jonathan McFall tallied 14 points and six rebounds for Scott City (13-11), while Ryan Fortner had 11 points.

Scott City17181221--68
South Pemiscot20112126--78

SOUTH PEMISCOT COUNTY (78) -- Contrell Johnson 2, Collin Gilmore 13, Anthony Primer 14, Jacob Trammel 12, Anton Wilbourn 6,Dashawn Pruitt 2, Logan Carter 12, Seth Harris 17. FG 32, FT 7-9, F 18. (3-pointers: Trammel 4, Carter 2. Fouled out: None)

SCOTT CITY (68) -- Trent Pobst 6, Jonathan McFall 14, Ryan Fortner 11, Ryan Brock 37. FG 24, FT 18-25, F 10. (3-pointers: Brock 2. Fouled out: None)

JV -- South Pemiscot County won.

-- From staff reports

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