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Farmington defensive lineman Cole Laurence (68) drags down Poplar Bluff quarterback Logan Bell (9) for a loss during the first quarter on Sept. 8.

Adam Brewer, Farmington Press

CROSS COUNTRY

Forest Park Festival

ST. LOUIS – Freshman Adam Perry finished first in the Freshman Boys 3k at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival on Sept. 9.

Perry finished with a time of 10:17.1.

The Farmington Junior Varsity girls finished fourth in the combined White/Gold division team standings. Junior Devki Patel finished 12th in the Gold Division with a time of 23:52. Sophomore Ella Gray finished 13th with a time of 23:53.

Sophomore Dorian Woodson competed in the junior varsity White Division and finished 29th with a time of 19:41.

Farmington Varsity Girls finished ninth among 17 teams in the White Division for girls.

Kassandra Ramos (22:35) and Moira Kurtz (23:10) paced the Knights on the 5-kilometer course.

The Farmington boys competed in the White Division, and were led by sophomore Kyle Propst (19:39).

SOCCER

FARMINGTON – Junior Bryce Sancegraw posted his fourth consecutive hat trick by netting four goals in the second half to reach 25 on the season, and the Farmington soccer team routed St. Mary's 9-1 on Tuesday night.

Ian Asher scored twice as he Knights (8-2) exploded for seven goals after taking a 2-0 lead into halftime.

Sancegraw netted the first goal of the second half after receiving an excellent lead pass from Tristan Stotler in the 44th minute. The shot was tipped and slowed by opposing goalkeeper Matthew Brozovich, but slowly rolled across the line for a 3-0 lead.

Less than a minute later, Sancegraw assisted Ian Asher, who got the ball past Brozovich at the top of the box to create a 4-0 margin.

Keith Polette notched the lone goal for St. Mary’s in the 51st minute on a shot from 25 yards out that found the upper-left corner to shrink the difference to 4-1.

It took Sancegraw just a matter of seconds to get back on the offensive and offset the goal with one of his own.

Sancegraw dribbled through a crowd of defenders to drill the shot from just outside of the box, and complete his fourth consecutive hat trick with 13 minutes to play. His fourth goal came on a penalty kick with nine minutes to play after Jeff Strobel tripped him in pursuit from behind.

The turf field was slick early in the contest due to previous heavy rains, which resulted in several overshot passes and errant shots at the goal for each side. In the 12th minute, Asher missed a chance from just in front of the goal after the ball slid off the top of his foot.

Sancegraw also missed his first two attempts before his third tipped off a defender near the goal and was cleaned up by Asher for a 1-0 Farmington advantage with 17 minutes remaining in the first half.

Jackson Schrum tacked on the second goal for the Knights five minutes later after Sancegraw delivered a cross into the box on a free kick.

Farmington dominated time of possession, shown by it 35 total shots and five corners. St. Mary’s had just 10 shots in the contest.

Chad Silvey recorded five saves for the Knights. Brozozvich and Ben Kurkowski combined to make five stops for the Dragons.

Stotler posted the first goal against Kurkowski five minutes after he entered midway through the second half. A shot from 30 yards beat the keeper, who tried running out to meet the ball on the attack.

Asher delivered a precise pass into a wide-open box to set up Cameron Friend for a 7-1 lead with 14 minutes remaining. Sancegraw tried adding to his standout performance with a bicycle kick during the third half, but narrowly missed off the crossbar.

Tyler Herzog and Derek Wisdom provided exceptional defense for Farmington, as Collin Camerford often pushed the attack for the Dragons.

GOLF

Notre Dame standout Allison Bray fired a 3-under par 33 on the front nine at Crown Pointe Golf Club on Monday.

Farmington placed second among four teams with a composite score of 208 while honoring seniors Olivia Klug, Christen Ferris, Bela Clubb and Claire Busse.

North County tallied 165 overall with Taryn Overstreet adding a 38 as individual runner-up.

Klug and Ferris each shot 51 while Clubb carded a 52 and Laiken Cash had 54 for Farmington.

Bella Burton paced Ste. Genevieve with a 55. The Dragons were edged by Jackson 236-245 for third place.

Cami Brazel tallied a 55 for Jackson.

TENNIS

Farmington 8, Fredericktown 1

FARMINGTON – A singles sweep over nearest competitor Fredericktown on Tuesday solidified the Farmington girls tennis team as best in the MAAA yet again.

Abby Jent and Mary Kate Burcham recorded shutout victories, and the Knights repeated an 8-1 result from earlier in the season to clinch a share of the regular season conference title.

Savannah Rippee edged Taylor Starkey by two points in a hard-fought tiebreaker while Erin Coleman, Virginia Lugo and Faith Nelson also prevailed for Farmington (8-2, 6-0).

The Knights picked up two doubles wins by 8-2 margins, and can take the MAAA crown outright with a victory over Potosi next week.

Amber Collier and Liz Snyder scored a convincing No. 3 doubles triumph for Fredericktown (4-3, 3-2).

SOFTBALL

Poplar Bluff 6, Farmington 0

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Poplar Bluff recorded four runs in the fifth inning to defeat Farmington 6-0 in softball action on Monday.

Alyson Tucker and Jocelyn Cunningham each paced the Knights with two hits. Sophia White allowed six hits and walked five while pitching a complete game.

Farmington (5-6) turned one double play defensively, and catcher Hannah Boeckmann threw out two runners trying to steal.

VOLLEYBALL

Farmington 2, De Soto 0

FARMINGTON – Jesse Miller unleashed 10 kills and Carly Genenbacher sent down seven more to help Farmington put visiting De Soto away 25-22, 25-12.

Blair Busenbark equaled Emily Greif with seven digs while adding six kills for the Knights (12-7). Macey Pauls and DeShay Tate had four kills each.

Sarah Bauer recorded 14 assists as Farmington utilized three setters in the match. Ellie Reidt and Briley Thomas dished out seven assists each.

Round-up compiled of stories from Daily Journal Sports Editor Matt King and Reporter Adam Brewer

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