PB takes title in Kelly cross country meet

Sunday, September 15, 2002

BENTON, Mo. -- Ross McDonald led the way as the Poplar Bluff boys won the Kelly Invitational with 21 points on Saturday.

McDonald covered the 3.1-mile course in 16:54 to finish six seconds ahead of Notre Dame's Adam Critchlow, who ran the fastest 5K in Notre Dame history to help the Bulldogs to second place.

Host Kelly (75) placed third, followed by Advance (117), Oak Ridge (119) and Delta (155).

Notre Dame's girls were the only complete team in the varsity race. Rebecca Bowman of Poplar Bluff won the individual competition in 22:18, finishing ahead of teammate Kristy Butler.

Notre Dame's boys, led by third-place Cody Essner, won the JV race with 27 points. Casie Janet of Notre Dame won the JV girls race.

McClure N. Invitational

ST. LOUIS -- Despite lacking a top-10 finisher, the Jackson girls had three medalist and finished with a score of 128 points, good enough for third place in the 30-team invitational.

Nicole Sadler led the way with a time of 21:35, good enough for 13th place. Rachel Schmidt and Rachel Lowes also picked up medals with 24th and 26th place finishes respectively.

Jackson's boy's squad finished eighth place in the invitational with 290 points. Fort Zumwalt South (45) finished first, followed by Truman Independence (82), St. Charles West (112) and Marquette (128).

T.J. Humphrey was Jackson's lone medalist with a time of 18 minutes.

Northwest Invitational

ST. LOUIS -- Central's boys finished fourth while the girls took fifth at the Northwest Invitational

Central had 95 points and saw five runners medal: Alex Schneider, Mike Gerber, Trevor Duncan, Corey Huskey and Tyler Metzger.

Jennifer Pancoast placed fifth in the girls' race as Cassie Kipper and Mallory Wilson also medaled for the Tigers. Lafayette won the race with 54 points as Central finished with 107 points.

FOOTBALL

Corning 40, Chaffee 25

CORNING, Ark. -- The Chaffee Red Devils fell to 0-2 after a 40-25 loss to Corning on Friday night.

Chaffee held a 19-14 lead at the half but two quick Corning scores, including a fumble recovery on a lateral pass, erased the Red Devil lead.

"We went in at halftime and the kids were all excited," Chaffee coach Alan Horrell said. "I think they were so excited they forgot we had a half to go. We couldn't produce anything in the second half. They took over, marched down the field and put it in the end zone."

Chaffee did have a huge night with its passing attack. First-year quarterback Sam Burnett threw for a career-high 238 yards, completing 12-of-15 with three touchdown tosses. James Reischman did most of the damage on the receiving end, hauling in three passes -- all touchdowns --for 136 yards.

Nick Powderly added four receptions for 62 yards.

Zac Horman led the Red Devils running game with 38 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.

Park Hills 30, St. Vincent 0

PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Rebels shut out St. Vincent for the second straight year, handing the Indians their first loss.

St. Vincent (1-1-) had beaten Park Hills (2-0) nine years straight entering last year's game but has been outscored 53-0 in the past two meetings.

Park Hills scored the only points it would need when Donald Williams scored on a 3-yard run with 42 seconds left in the opening quarter. The Rebels added three second-quarter touchdowns for a 24-0 lead by halftime.

"We came out flat and they took it to us," St. Vincent coach Keith Winkler said.

Portageville 39, Scott City 0

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Scott City was held to less than 30 yards rushing as Scott City suffered their second straight shutout Friday night.

Turnovers killed the Rams, who had six in the game, including five fumbles.

Coach Jason Burkman said he was pleased with the way his younger players stepped up physically, but knows they have a long way to go.

"The kids are keeping their heads up," he said.

The Rams kept the game close at half, only trailing 14-0, but when it came to putting points on the board Scott City came up short. The Rams had the ball in the red zone four times without putting up a single scoring play.

VOLLEYBALL

Eagle Ridge 15-15, Grace 4-0

Eagle Ridge bounced back from a tough three-set loss Friday night to cruise past Grace in straight sets.

Autumn Crowden had five assists and Cara Ervin chipped in two kills and three aces for Eagle Ridge.

BOYS' SOCCER

Howell Tournament

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The Tigers met a pair of Francis Howell squads Saturday, coming away with a split on the second day of the Francis Howell Tournament.

Central (4-4) defeated Francis Howell in their first match of the day 2-1. Heath Orr and Bryan Ross were the goal scorers for the Tigers. Orr and Devon Edmonds picked up the assists.

In their second match, the Tigers were downed by Francis Howell Central 4-2. Central went into halftime tied at one, but gave up two unanswered goals in the second half to fall behind 3-1.

Heath Orr closed the gap to 3-2 with a goal in the 63rd minute, but Francis Howell Central proved too much for the Tigers. Grant Hengst provided the other goal for the Tigers. Calin Wills and Rob Petzoldt picked up assists.

SOFTBALL

Incarnate Word Tournament

ST. LOUIS -- Notre Dame finished third in the Incarnate Word Tournament Saturday, splitting a pair of games.

After falling 4-1 to Duchesne in the semifinals, Notre Dame bounced back to defeat St. Francis Borgia 6-2 in the third-place game.

Notre Dame (9-3) managed just two hits in its loss to Duchesne. Ramona Blankenship suffered the loss, allowing six hits in three innings.

The Bulldog bats came alive against Borgia with 11 hits. Sara Berkbigler, Whitney Ostendorf and Sara Michel each had two hits for Notre Dame. Stacey Seyer belted a two-run first-inning home run to send the Bulldogs on their way.

Lindsay Reinagel picked up the victory, allowing four hits in five innings and striking out five.

TENNIS

Dwight Davis Tourn.

ST. LOUIS -- Central improved to 6-0 on the season with a pair of victories at Forest Park Saturday. Jackson also won twice.

Central and Jackson both defeatedWentzville andOakville.

-- From staff reports

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