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Lady Cats and Hunters earn 10th volleyball wins

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown volleyball team finished their sixth three-game match of the season much better than it started Monday night, and secured its 10th victory by outlasting Perryville 14-25, 25-23, 25-22.

Senior Rikki Firebaugh served three aces and added five kills with 10 digs for the Lady Cats (10-6-3). Courtney Tinnin dished out 14 assists while making eight digs and a solo block on defense.

Lauren Henderson pounded 17 of her team’s 29 total kills, and brought up 19 digs in the win. Chelsea Mills paced the Fredericktown back row with 30 serve receptions and 17 digs.

Chelsea Bess chipped in six digs and Melia Fall made 11 assists.

Ste. Genevieve 2, Herculaneum 0

HERCULANEUM — The Ste. Genevieve volleyball team coasted to a 25-10, 25-15 non-conference victory at Herculaneum on Monday.

Elle Korenak knocked down seven kills while Anna Sedgwick recorded five and Laura Rhodes added four to pace the Hunters’ attack.

Ste. Genevieve (10-8) also received 12 service points and 11 assists from Kristen Faulkner. Emily Schwent made nine assists and Liz Huck added four points.

Central 2, West County 0

LEADWOOD — The Central volleyball team collected its eighth victory away from home, defeating West County 25-9, 25-11 on Monday night.

Liz Hartupee posted 10 digs with four kills, and Tori Boyer made 11 assists to pace Central (11-6-2). Jaycee Haus and Jacy Moyer added three kills each.

Felicia Crick served five points and dished out five assists for West County (2-8). Rikki Lashley brought up eight digs while Brittany Tongay and Leanda Dane had four points each.

Potosi 2, Kingston 1

POTOSI — Kingston pushed its larger county rival to three games Monday night, but Potosi pulled through for a 25-20, 22-25, 25-19 home win.

Ashley Thompson recorded 10 kills and three blocks at the net, and Melinda Bust served five aces on 13 points with six digs for Potosi (8-6-1).

Jennifer Pinson led the Lady Trojans in digs with seven, and Jordan Harbison tallied 25 assists. Kelsey Hampton matched Harbison with five kills each, and chipped in two blocks.

Lacey Pashia made two blocks and tied Kelsey McCracken with four kills to lead Kingston (7-7). Jacie Missey and Tiffany Yarbrough each served two aces.

Bunker 2, Valley 0

BUNKER — Senior Jessica Crocker collected five kills and three blocks with eight service points on Monday night, but the Valley volleyball team fell to Bunker on the road 25-10, 25-18.

Loren Rodgers added four kills with six points for the Lady Vikings (2-8). Setters Kaitlin Holbert and Katie Halbert combined for 11 assists.

St. Vincent 2, Valle 0

PERRYVILLE — The Valle volleyball team was unable to construct a lengthy scoring spurt on Monday night, and dropped its road match against St. Vincent 25-13, 25-23.

Gretchen Koller recorded a team-high four kills with 13 digs and Alli Dalton made 10 assists for Valle (8-7). Abbie Bergtholdt notched six assist-blocks.

Natalie Grass excelled along the back row with 17 digs and 11 serve receptions, while Kamrie Meyer brought up 14 digs.


Farmington 1, Sikeston 0

SIKESTON, Mo. — A clutch shot from Zach Thomas and a timely save by goalkeeper John Schnurbusch helped the Farmington soccer team secure a key victory over a district opponent on Monday night.

Thomas found the upper corner during the 75th minute with a pinpoint strike from nearly 30 yards out, and the unassisted tally lifted the Knights past Sikeston 1-0.

The Bulldogs were awarded a crucial penalty kick during stoppage time, but Schnurbusch preserved the shutout win with a diving stop to his left. Sikeston would not threaten to score on the ensuing corner kick.

Farmington outshot Sikeston 10-4 and improved to 11-1 overall. The Knights will play matches against Festus and North County later this week.


West County 12, Bunker 2

BUNKER — Winning pitcher Jake Coleman allowed only two hits and struck out four batters over four innings Monday afternoon, as West County downed host Bunker 12-2 on the baseball diamond.

Michael Harp stroked a two-run double and finished 2-for-3 with four RBI overall for the Bulldogs, who also received two hits each from Jesse Waters, Justin Lashley and Levi Ragsdale.

Elliot Sutton and Kyle Harrison each contributed two RBI with singles in the victory, and additional hits from Josh Gidden and Zac Turner gave West County 12 on the day.

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