Valle Catholic 2, Farmington 0
STE. GENEVIEVE – Abby Umfleet and Hannah Bahr knocked down seven kills each and 4th-seeded Valle Catholic defeated Farmington 27-25, 25-21 to capture Pool D in the MAAA volleyball tournament.
Cassandra Moulton made 20 assists and landed the clinching in a tremendous opening set that was tied on 17 separate occasions and included several entertaining rallies.
Farmington erased a 24-22 deficit on consecutive kills by Jesse Miller from the middle, and made it 25-25 when Ainslee Finch connected on a dangerous back-row attack.
Katie Scism drilled 10 kills for Farmington (15-13), and Finch ended with five kills, 10 digs and four blocks. Hunter Vargo made 15 digs and Chase Vargo distributed 13 assists.
Farmington would face West County in the Silver Bracket on Wednesday.
Farmington 2, Valley 0
STE. GENEVIEVE – Junior Ainslee Finch served the first 10 points of the match, notching four aces, and Katie Scism hammered six kills as Farmington rolled past Valley 25-5, 25-13.
Jesse Miller tied Finch with four kills each, and Kelsey Krause added a pair for the Knights. Chase Vargo had eight assists and Haley Graven added five.
Hunter Vargo made four digs and served an ace that created a 14-1 spread in game one.
POTOSI – A large crowd gathered Saturday morning to witness one final stroll around Potosi City Park by national cross country sensation Taylor Werner and a decorated Ste. Genevieve senior class.
The recent commit to the University of Arkansas paced the Dragons to another convincing victory in the varsity girls division of the Potosi/MAAA Conference Invitational.
Ste. Genevieve amassed 36 points and claimed six of nine available all-conference medals in a broader event that included competitors from 21 regional schools.
Elizabeth Sutherland (20:29) and Kim Ramos (20:34) landed inside the top 20 overall for Farmington.
Ryan Parson (17:20) picked up several positions over the last mile to finish 16th for Farmington, which brought home four all-conference medals and was fourth among teams.
Matt McElrath (17:29), Evan Reeves (17:30) and Adam Griffith made the MAAA cut, and Jacob Oyler (17:56) completed the Knights’ top five.
Varsity Boys - MAAA Individuals (Top 50)
Farmington – 16. Ryan Parson, 17:20.90; 23. Matt McElrath, 17:29.10; 24. Evan Reeves, 17:30.10; 28. Adam Griffith, 17:35.60; 35. Jacob Oyler, 17:56.20
Varsity Girls - MAAA Individuals (Top 50):
Farmington – 17. Elizabeth Sutherland, 20:29.10; 18. Kim Ramos, 20:34.00; 42. Sophi Thurman, 21:59.20; 46. Camryn Will, 22:12.60; 47. Brooklyn Hunt, 22:12.70
Knights’ defense unable to stop Golden Griffins
KIRKWOOD – For the second week in a row, the Farmington Knights defense gave up 300 yards of rushing, but this time they yielded another 300 plus to the passing game as well to suffer a 49-28 loss to the Vianney Golden Griffins on Friday.
Farmington (3-5) traded touchdowns with Vianney (5-3) in the first quarter with the host team scoring first. Quarterback Brandt Busenbark hooked up with Brayden Krause on a deep route with Krause taking it to the house for an 82-yard score.
After the Golden Griffins regained the lead with their second touchdown, the Knights answered again with the combination of Busenbark to Krause, this time for 69 yards to knot the score at 14-14 with Krause kicking both PAT’s.
The score remained tied until the last minute of the half when Vianney struck twice to go up 28-14 at the half.
Farmington scored twice in the third quarter after the Golden Griffins jumped ahead 35-14. Busenbark ran the ball in for the first score, and he made good on his third TD pass, hitting Krause on the numbers again with a 38-yard touchdown. Busenbark was 10-21 passing for 313 yards with Krause making five catches for 241 yards.
Gavin Duncan led the Knights rushing with 37 yards on six carries. Colby Barnes and Tappan Westbrook made 15 tackles each to lead the defense.
Vianney finished out the last of the scoring with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Farmington will host Central on Friday for their last game before district play.
POTOSI – With all six MAAA Conference teams concluding their season in this week’s district play, the All Conference first and second teams were released as selected by the conference coaches. Co-champions Central Lady Rebels and Farmington Knights each had seven players selected to the two teams.
The Knights had three seniors named to the first team with Randi Scruggs, Olivia Siebert and Brittany Link being selected. Senior Hannah Hight, junior Allison Pingel, and sophomores Alyson Tucker and Emily Briese were voted second team.