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Valle’s defense succumbs, Hunters, Lady Trojans fall in three

FESTUS — The Valle Lady Warriors had their defense pinned back by the attacks of the St. Pius Lady Lancers, but they fended off the attacks for the most part with 71 digs and 11 blocks before falling 21-25, 20-25.

The Lady Warriors had plenty of attacks themselves with 20 kills. Kaitlyn Bader led in the attack department with eight kills, and Abbie Bergtholdt had six. Hannah Kuenzel served an ace for one of her seven points served.  Ali Dalton made 12 assists and Taylor Beyatte had seven.

Valle (5-3) will host Saxony Lutheran on Wednesday.

De Soto 2, Ste. Genevieve 1— The Ste. Genevieve Hunters grabbed the upper hand in their volleyball match  with the De Soto Lady Dragon with a 25-12 win of game one, but they fell to De Soto losing the last two 25-17, 25-20.


The Hunters (5-4) had a solid attack game with Emily Schwent making 15 assists and Kristen Faulkner setting another 10. Anna Sedgwick hammerd down 15 kills, Elle Korenak had seven, Liz Huck had six, and Laura Rhodes made four. Rhodes also served 12 of the Hunters’ points, and Huck stuffed four De Soto spikes.

The Hunters travel to Notre Dame tonight for their next match.

Pacific 2, Potosi 1— Like the Hunters, the Potosi Lady Trojans won their first game , but dropped the second two. Pacific must have taken it personal losing game one 25-12, because they bounced back to win by two in overtime play 29-27 and continued their dominance with a 25-22 finish. 


Kelsey Hampton led the Lady Trojans on the attack with 12 kills. She also had two solo blocks and four assisted blocks. Melinda Bust and Ashley Thompson had 10 and nine kills respectively. Bust also shined on defense with 10 digs. Jordan Thompson made 28 assists and also served 10 points with a pair of aces. Jennifer Pinson also served 10 of Potosi’s points.

Potosi (5-4-1) will travel to Caledonia this evening to tangle with the Valley Lady Vikings in a contest for the coveted Washington County ‘Hog Trophy’.

BOYS SOCCER— Zach Franklin buried a shot inside the near post from the edge of the penalty area for his second goal of the match, and North County earned a 3-0 soccer victory at St. Clair on Monday.

North County 3, St. Clair 0


Franklin opened the scoring in the first half, and Luca Rousli executed a penalty kick before halftime for a 2-0 North County advantage.

The Raiders (2-3) produced 12 shots on goal, and keeper Alex Gallagher made seven saves in the shutout.

CROSS COUNTRY—  The Kingston Cougars entered a full contingency of runners in the Arcadia Valley Cross Country Meet held on Saturday with nine of their runners enterded winning nine medals.


For the boys varsity squad, Joe Sulzer finished 15th and Frank Guenther was 21st. Brittany Reed finished 10th in the girls varsity division.

The Kingston Cougars will be running again on Thursday at Steelville.

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