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Spring sports in full bloom with golf, tennis and soccer

GOLF

Farmington 166, Cape Central 166, Festus 191

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Knights golf team braved Wednesday’s winds along with the Cape Central Tigers and Festus Tigers at the St. Francois Country Club. Despite the blustery weather the golfers did quite well as Farmington won the tri-dual meet with a tie-breaker over Cape Central.

The two teams tied with a 166, but by using the fifth man’s score to figure out the tiebreaker, it gave the Knights the edge. Both Farmington and Cape Central picked up a win over the Festus squad, which shot a 191. It was the Knights’ first dual wins.

Barrett Belew was the medalist as he was able to pull out an even par 36 on the nine holes on the wind-blown course. Brian Gallagher and Gene Williams both shot 43, and Matt Rhodes came in with a 44. Jim Gillespie’s 44 was then used to break the tie.

Low man for Cape Central was Blake Driskill who shot a 38.

Farmington’s next match will be today when they will host Ste. Genevieve in both team’s first conference match.

Jackson 164, Fredericktown 195

JACKSON – The Fredericktown Blackcats returned to Jackson for the third time in two weeks, this time to play the host team in a dual match at the Kimbeland Golf Course. The change venue did not help as the Blackcats lost to Jackson by a score of 164-195.

The Blackcats team was consistent with only one stroke difference between their top four scorers (only the top four scores are used for the team score). Adam Cooper was low scorer with a 48, and Kevin Foster, Clay Street, and Chase Dunham all recorded a 49. Mike Underwood shot a 51 and Mike Francis shot 54 for the fifth and sixth scores.

The J.V. squad won their match by a stroke, 199-200. Fredericktown, 1-2, will play their first conference match today at Potosi.

TENNIS

CRYSTAL CITY – The North County Raiders started their season out on the right foot with a 7-2 win over the Crystal City Hornets on Wednesday. It was the first varsity match for three of the Raiders’ players.

“I’m glad we won. Three of our players never played a varsity match before. It was good for them to start out with a win,” said North County coach Mary Hoehn.

The Raiders won two of their three doubles matches. Tony Carver and Billy Nobles defeated Kayla Helwig and Steve Rupp 8-6. Robert Lincoln and Randy Skaggs won 8-1 over Holdenhausen and Redfield, but Adam Carver and Ethan Wegleitner were edged out 8-6 in No. 1 doubles by Ross Patterson and John Drury.

In singles Adam Carver fought back from being down 7-2 to push Patterson to 9-7 for the Raiders only other loss. Wegleitner doubled up Drury 8-4. 8-0 shut-outs were recorded by Tony Carver over Kayla Helwig 8-0, Nobles did over Rupp, and Lincoln over David Spiker. Stephen Edgar won 6-2 over John Dees.

North County will host Festus on Friday.

SOCCER

PERRYVILLE – The Farmington Knightettes had trouble scoring against the St. Vincent Lady Indians on Wednesday and the results was a 2-1 loss to the host team.

“We didn’t play as well in the second half,” said Farmington coach Rusty Sancegraw. We had a breakdown on defense in the second half. We let a girl dribble around three of our players and go in for the score.”

Julie Schnurbusch was in the goal for the Knightettes and made 12 defensive stops. The Knightettes, however, only made 10 shots on goal.

The score was 1-0 at the half in favor of St. Vincent. The Lady Indians ran the score to 2-0, which stood until the 77 minute mark when Molly Currington made a feed to Katie Mell for Farmington’s lone goal.

Monday the Knightettes, 2-0, will play Hillsboro at home to start a five game jaunt over a six day stretch.

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