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Farmington wins Festus golf tourney

FARMINGTON – Eagle Lake Golf Club was the site as nine area golf teams participated in the Festus Tournament on Wednesday. Several MAAA Conference teams made strong showings, but everyone was left chasing the Farmington Knights, who won the event with a team score of 325.

Whitfield placed second with a score of 329, followed by North County (342), Central (350) and Potosi (353).

Farmington racked up plenty of individual honors as well with five players earning medals for finishing among the top 15. Gene Williams tied with Cortland Ware of Whitfield for the best round of the day with a 77, but Ware was awarded the individual title based on a scorecard tie-breaker.

Matt Rhodes and Jim Gillespie fired rounds of 82 as part of a four-way tie for sixth place, while Barrett Belew and Brian Gallagher tied for 11th overall with scores of 84 for the Knights. Steven Luedecke posted a 102.

The Potosi Trojans were represented among the individual medalists by Brett DeClue, who finished third with a 78, and Sean Martin in fourth with an 80. Ryan Portell ended the day with a 95 and Brittany Chazelle scored a 100.

North County boasted three medalists, led by Brandon Smith in a tie for sixth with a 82. Jake Black scored an 83 to place 10th, and Robert House secured 13th spot with his round of 85. Rounding out the Raiders’ scores on the day were Dustin Gray with a 92, Cory Claywell at 96, and Caleb Barron with a 97.

Central’s top performance was an 85 by Brad Burgess, which was good for 13th. He was joined among the medal winners by Grayson Clark, who shot an 86 to place 15th.

Keith Huff birdied the par-three ninth hole on his way to a round of 89, while Jimmy Guinn and Will McDowell each finished with scores of 90 for the Rebels. Guinn picked up a birdie at the par-four No. 10. Matt Boyd finished up with a round of 99.

North County and Central will duel in a key conference contest today at Terre Du Lac. Potosi will also play at Terre Du Lac today against West County. Farmington will return to Eagle Lake on Monday to complete in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament.


Farmington 5, Hillsboro 0

FARMINGTON – Katie Mell and Kristen Hayes scored two goals each, and Becky Weaver picked up two assists as the Farmington Knightettes defeated Hillsboro, 5-0 on Wednesday for their third consecutive win in three days.

Farmington (6-5-1) dominated the match in the offensive end with a 16-5 edge in shots on goal. Julie Schnurbusch was sharp in the nets for the Knightettes, stopping all five shots that came her way.

Mell got the scoring started at the 11:00 mark when Hayes won a tough battle in the corner and sent a perfect crossing pass into the penalty area.

Weaver made several excellent passes to the net throughout the match after beating defenders along the right wing according to coach Rusty Sancegraw. Weaver set up Hayes for a goal in the 21st minute, then found Ann Dziewa open at the 33:00 mark to give Farmington a 3-0 advantage.

Mell added her second goal of the match in the 35th minute to give Farmington a 4-0 halftime lead. Mell has tallied nine goals in the last three matches for the Knightettes, and currently has 19 for the season.

The Knightettes continued to keep the Lady Hawks at bay in the second half, then added the exclamation point to the win during the 79th minute when Hayes netted her second goal of the contest.

Farmington will attempt to avenge an earlier loss when they travel to Perryville on Friday.

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