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Tuesday Roundup: North County controls tennis clash with retooled Farmington

North County senior Chloe Skaggs hits a quick return near the net to win a point during tennis doubles action against Farmington on Tuesday in Farmington. (Matt King, mking@dailyjournalonline.com)

FARMINGTON – Lucy Pace patiently set up several forehand winners, and used an effective first serve to stay in control throughout her No. 1 singles match.

Alli Scott likewise dictated a majority of rallies against a new opponent, and the Lady Raiders capitalized on their clear edge in experience against rival Farmington.

Kinley Tracy earlier teamed up with Alli Scott, her sophomore classmate, for a smooth doubles shutout, and North County prevailed 7-2 to affirm its status as the MAAA frontrunner on Tuesday.

Camille Skaggs and freshman Claire Scott added 8-3 singles victories for North County (2-0, 1-0), which has five of six varsity players back this season.

Farmington (0-1, 0-1) conversely debuted a brand new top four, and embraced the opportunity to learn against one of the true measuring sticks on its schedule.

Senior Addison Brenneke provided two wins for the Knights, including an 8-4 doubles result alongside partner Peyton Cleve after claiming the last five games in succession.

Farmington senior Addison Brenneke puts away an overhead smash during a doubles tennis match against North County on Tuesday in Farmington. (Matt King, mking@dailyjournalonline.com)

Eva Guzman surged to the top spot in the Farmington lineup during preseason rankings competition, but faced a daunting first assignment against a former state medalist.

Pace executed a scoring drop shot from the baseline in the opening game, and worked around a love-30 deficit with a running cross-court winner at 4-0 after Guzman approached the net.

Two double faults jeopardized the eventual shutout, but Pace closed with an ace. Skaggs joined Pace for an earlier 8-3 doubles triumph.

Tracy notched an 8-2 result over Kalei Davis, and capped a 4-0 start with a return down the line after a strong defensive rally favored Davis on a well-placed lob.

Brenneke salvaged a convincing singles win at the No. 5 level for Farmington behind a steady plan to keep opponent Chloe Roach on the move.

Singles Results:

  1. Lucy Pace (NC) def. Eva Guzman, 8-0
  2. Alli Scott (NC) def. Macie Coleman, 8-0
  3. Kinley Tracy (NC) def. Kalei Davis, 8-2
  4. Camille Skaggs (NC) def. Cadence Pegram, 8-3
  5. Addison Brenneke (FA) def. Chloe Roach, 8-2
  6. Claire Scott (NC) def. Mallory Felker, 8-3

Doubles Results:

  1. Pace/Skaggs (NC) def. Guzman/Coleman, 8-3
  2. A Scott/Tracy (NC) def. Davis/Felker, 8-0
  3. Brenneke/Cleve (FA) def. Roach/C Scott, 8-4

North County senior Lucy Pace serves an ace during singles tennis action against Farmington on Tuesday in Farmington.

Potosi 5, Fredericktown 4

POTOSI – Varsity newcomers Hannah Barron and Aubree Wilson posted an 8-0 shutout to help Potosi secure a crucial doubles sweep against Fredericktown on Tuesday.

Healthy top pairing Lani Elder and Tori Krebs earned an 8-4 decision, and Gracie Lawson teamed with Kensington Davies to prevail 8-5 as the Lady Trojans held on for a collective 5-4 victory.

Elder and Davies picked up the clinching singles wins for Potosi (1-0, 1-0) in its season opener.

Fredericktown (1-1, 0-1) carried a singles majority with Clara Basden earning a shutout. Dani West, Rebecca Bell and Ella Clauser also captured individual matches.

Singles Results:

  1. Lani Elder (P) def. Emiley Geen, 8-4
  2. Dani West (FR) def. Tori Krebs, 8-6
  3. Clara Basden (FR) def. Gracie Lawson, 8-0
  4. Kensington Davies (P) def. Nina Lewis, 8-2
  5. Rebecca Bell (FR) def. Hannah Barron, 8-5
  6. Ella Clauser (FR) def. Aubree Wilson, 8-2

Doubles Results:

  1. Elder/Krebs (P) def. Geen/Basden, 8-4
  2. Lawson/Davies (P) def. West/Lewis, 8-5
  3. Barron/Wilson (P) def. Bell/Clauser, 8-0

CROSS COUNTRY

Fleet Feet Kickoff

ARNOLD, Mo. – Farmington cross country standout Evan Fuller delivered an impressive early statement in what figures to be a rewarding senior season on Tuesday.

The reigning MAAA champion conquered the two-mile course at Arnold City Park at a sub-10 minute clip to outrun an entire varsity field of 179 boys.

The individual title highlighted a Fleet Feet Kickoff meet where the Farmington boys and girls placed sixth among numerous large schools from the St. Louis area.

Fuller (9:56) topped runner-up Maddox Riley (10:07) of Timberland for second place by 11 seconds. Kaden Kimbrough (10:34) finished 14th and Mason Currington (10:53) took 30th for the Knights.

Sophomore Cayman McIntyre (13:19) paced the Farmington girls in 24th position, followed by Natalie Gammon (13:41), Hannah Mathes (13:52) and Alondra Martinez (14:03) within the top 50.

Mary McKenzie (11:40) won that race by a dominant margin of 41 seconds, and powered Cor Jesu to a comfortable girls team victory.

State medalist Emma Dettmer (13:50) crossed 39th for Arcadia Valley while Allie England (14:14) and Katie Voepel (14:21) led Central.

John Burroughs edged DeSmet by 13 points for the boys varsity championship.

Bismarck and North County competed in the junior varsity divisions. Indians senior Daven Miller claimed the victory out of 231 runners with his time of 11:38, and Levi Sheckles (12:08) placed eighth.

Noah McMahan (12:17) and Kayla Miller (15:40) clocked the fastest times for North County.

SOFTBALL

Farmington 10, Festus 5

FARMINGTON – Jocelyn Grimes reached base four straight times, going 2-for-2 with two walks, and Farmington celebrated its new home field with a 10-5 triumph over Festus on Tuesday.

Jayden Tucker cleared the bases with a drive that got past the right fielder, and the Knights scored five times during the fourth inning to grab a 6-4 advantage.

Elly Robbins went 2-for-4 with an insurance two-run double in the sixth, and threw a complete game on 109 pitches for the win. She struck out seven while allowing six hits and three walks.

Jayce Jarvis doubled and scored in the third, and drove in both Jarvis and Robbins in the fifth as three singles bumped the margin to 8-5.

Shelby Bowling provided a single and go-ahead sacrifice fly before Olivia Hartupee doubled and scored on a single by Avery Graham for Farmington (2-3).

Tucker also singled and walked to reach safely three times overall. Emilee Gillam walked twice.

Festus (1-3) jumped 3-0 after Rylie Moore belted a two-run homer to center in the third inning. Olivia Gillam tripled and scored to restore a 4-1 advantage in the top of the fourth.

Maddie Kissee worked around a bases-loaded jam in the opening frame, but took the pitching loss.

Seckman 20, North County 0

BONNE TERRE – Seckman exploded for 13 runs in the second inning, and completed an abbreviated 20-0 shutout of North County on Tuesday.

The Lady Raiders committed six errors behind losing starter Sammy Waller and reliever Emma Roper.

Madison-Anne Carroll produced both hits for North County (0-2).

GIRLS GOLF

Farmington Scramble

FARMINGTON – Ste. Genevieve featured the top two individual rounds, and won a quad match to open the girls golf season Tuesday at Crown Pointe.

Elenore McKlin claimed medalist honors with a score of 44, and teammate Karly Basler carded a 46 to lead the Dragons toward a composite 203.

St. Pius shot 220 followed by debuting program Valle Catholic at 257 and Farmington with 291.

Hannah Hovis finished with 48 for St. Pius.

BASEBALL

Arcadia Valley 19, Bismarck 8

BISMARCK – Arcadia Valley produced two home runs for the second straight afternoon, and beat Bismarck 19-8 after breaking open a tie game with 11 runs in the fifth inning.

Nolan Inman and Wyatt Smith went deep on Tuesday after both Bryce Abernathie and Alex Nash homered against Lesterville on Monday.

Paul Young pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out three for the relief win. Arcadia Valley rallied for four tallies in the top of the fourth to draw even after Bismarck had taken an 8-4 lead.

Smith went 3-for-4 with a team-high six RBI, and Nolan Inman finished 2-for-3 with five RBI and three runs scored for the Tigers.

Evan Inman notched three singles, Abernathie doubled twice and Nash chipped in two more hits. All three players scored three runs apiece.

Bismarck received two hits each from Garrett Mork, Joey Randazzo, Jesse Mack and Eon Bone. Mork took the loss after working into the fifth inning.

The teams combined for 10 defensive errors.

FARMINGTON – Lucy Pace patiently set up several forehand winners, and used an effective first serve to stay in control throughout her No. 1 singles match.

Alli Scott likewise dictated a majority of rallies against a new opponent, and the Lady Raiders capitalized on their clear edge in experience against rival Farmington.

Kinley Tracy earlier teamed up with Alli Scott, her sophomore classmate, for a smooth doubles shutout, and North County prevailed 7-2 to affirm its status as the MAAA frontrunner on Tuesday.

Camille Skaggs and freshman Claire Scott added 8-3 singles victories for North County (2-0, 1-0), which has five of six varsity players back this season.

Farmington (0-1, 0-1) conversely debuted a brand new top four, and embraced the opportunity to learn against one of the true measuring sticks on its schedule.

Senior Addison Brenneke provided two wins for the Knights, including an 8-4 doubles result alongside partner Peyton Cleve after claiming the last five games in succession.

Eva Guzman surged to the top spot in the Farmington lineup during preseason rankings competition, but faced a daunting first assignment against a former state medalist.

Pace executed a scoring drop shot from the baseline in the opening game, and worked around a love-30 deficit with a running cross-court winner at 4-0 after Guzman approached the net.

Two double faults jeopardized the eventual shutout, but Pace closed with an ace. Skaggs joined Pace for an earlier 8-3 doubles triumph.

Tracy notched an 8-2 result over Kalei Davis, and capped a 4-0 start with a return down the line after a strong defensive rally favored Davis on a well-placed lob.

Brenneke salvaged a convincing singles win at the No. 5 level for Farmington behind a steady plan to keep opponent Chloe Roach on the move.

Singles Results:

  1. Lucy Pace (NC) def. Eva Guzman, 8-0
  2. Alli Scott (NC) def. Macie Coleman, 8-0
  3. Kinley Tracy (NC) def. Kalei Davis, 8-2
  4. Camille Skaggs (NC) def. Cadence Pegram, 8-3
  5. Addison Brenneke (FA) def. Chloe Roach, 8-2
  6. Claire Scott (NC) def. Mallory Felker, 8-3

Doubles Results:

  1. Pace/Skaggs (NC) def. Guzman/Coleman, 8-3
  2. A Scott/Tracy (NC) def. Davis/Felker, 8-0
  3. Brenneke/Cleve (FA) def. Roach/C Scott, 8-4

Potosi 5, Fredericktown 4

POTOSI – Varsity newcomers Hannah Barron and Aubree Wilson posted an 8-0 shutout to help Potosi secure a crucial doubles sweep against Fredericktown on Tuesday.

Healthy top pairing Lani Elder and Tori Krebs earned an 8-4 decision, and Gracie Lawson teamed with Kensington Davies to prevail 8-5 as the Lady Trojans held on for a collective 5-4 victory.

Elder and Davies picked up the clinching singles wins for Potosi (1-0, 1-0) in its season opener.

Fredericktown (1-1, 0-1) carried a singles majority with Clara Basden earning a shutout. Dani West, Rebecca Bell and Ella Clauser also captured individual matches.

Singles Results:

  1. Lani Elder (P) def. Emiley Geen, 8-4
  2. Dani West (FR) def. Tori Krebs, 8-6
  3. Clara Basden (FR) def. Gracie Lawson, 8-0
  4. Kensington Davies (P) def. Nina Lewis, 8-2
  5. Rebecca Bell (FR) def. Hannah Barron, 8-5
  6. Ella Clauser (FR) def. Aubree Wilson, 8-2

Doubles Results:

  1. Elder/Krebs (P) def. Geen/Basden, 8-4
  2. Lawson/Davies (P) def. West/Lewis, 8-5
  3. Barron/Wilson (P) def. Bell/Clauser, 8-0

CROSS COUNTRY

Fleet Feet Kickoff

ARNOLD, Mo. – Farmington cross country standout Evan Fuller delivered an impressive early statement in what figures to be a rewarding senior season on Tuesday.

The reigning MAAA champion conquered the two-mile course at Arnold City Park at a sub-10 minute clip to outrun an entire varsity field of 179 boys.

The individual title highlighted a Fleet Feet Kickoff meet where the Farmington boys and girls placed sixth among numerous large schools from the St. Louis area.

Fuller (9:56) topped runner-up Maddox Riley (10:07) of Timberland for second place by 11 seconds. Kaden Kimbrough (10:34) finished 14th and Mason Currington (10:53) took 30th for the Knights.

Sophomore Cayman McIntyre (13:19) paced the Farmington girls in 24th position, followed by Natalie Gammon (13:41), Hannah Mathes (13:52) and Alondra Martinez (14:03) within the top 50.

Mary McKenzie (11:40) won that race by a dominant margin of 41 seconds, and powered Cor Jesu to a comfortable girls team victory.

State medalist Emma Dettmer (13:50) crossed 39th for Arcadia Valley while Allie England (14:14) and Katie Voepel (14:21) led Central.

John Burroughs edged DeSmet by 13 points for the boys varsity championship.

Bismarck and North County competed in the junior varsity divisions. Indians senior Daven Miller claimed the victory out of 231 runners with his time of 11:38, and Levi Sheckles (12:08) placed eighth.

Noah McMahan (12:17) and Kayla Miller (15:40) clocked the fastest times for North County.

SOFTBALL

Farmington 10, Festus 5

FARMINGTON – Jocelyn Grimes reached base four straight times, going 2-for-2 with two walks, and Farmington celebrated its new home field with a 10-5 triumph over Festus on Tuesday.

Jayden Tucker cleared the bases with a drive that got past the right fielder, and the Knights scored five times during the fourth inning to grab a 6-4 advantage.

Elly Robbins went 2-for-4 with an insurance two-run double in the sixth, and threw a complete game on 109 pitches for the win. She struck out seven while allowing six hits and three walks.

Jayce Jarvis doubled and scored in the third, and drove in both Jarvis and Robbins in the fifth as three singles bumped the margin to 8-5.

Shelby Bowling provided a single and go-ahead sacrifice fly before Olivia Hartupee doubled and scored on a single by Avery Graham for Farmington (2-3).

Tucker also singled and walked to reach safely three times overall. Emilee Gillam walked twice.

Festus (1-3) jumped 3-0 after Rylie Moore belted a two-run homer to center in the third inning. Olivia Gillam tripled and scored to restore a 4-1 advantage in the top of the fourth.

Maddie Kissee worked around a bases-loaded jam in the opening frame, but took the pitching loss.

Seckman 20, North County 0

BONNE TERRE – Seckman exploded for 13 runs in the second inning, and completed an abbreviated 20-0 shutout of North County on Tuesday.

The Lady Raiders committed six errors behind losing starter Sammy Waller and reliever Emma Roper.

Madison-Anne Carroll produced both hits for North County (0-2).

GIRLS GOLF

Farmington Scramble

FARMINGTON – Ste. Genevieve featured the top two individual rounds, and won a quad match to open the girls golf season Tuesday at Crown Pointe.

Elenore McKlin claimed medalist honors with a score of 44, and teammate Karly Basler carded a 46 to lead the Dragons toward a composite 203.

St. Pius shot 220 followed by debuting program Valle Catholic at 257 and Farmington with 291.

Hannah Hovis finished with 48 for St. Pius.

BASEBALL

Arcadia Valley 19, Bismarck 8

BISMARCK – Arcadia Valley produced two home runs for the second straight afternoon, and beat Bismarck 19-8 after breaking open a tie game with 11 runs in the fifth inning.

Nolan Inman and Wyatt Smith went deep on Tuesday after both Bryce Abernathie and Alex Nash homered against Lesterville on Monday.

Paul Young pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out three for the relief win. Arcadia Valley rallied for four tallies in the top of the fourth to draw even after Bismarck had taken an 8-4 lead.

Smith went 3-for-4 with a team-high six RBI, and Nolan Inman finished 2-for-3 with five RBI and three runs scored for the Tigers.

Evan Inman notched three singles, Abernathie doubled twice and Nash chipped in two more hits. All three players scored three runs apiece.

Bismarck received two hits each from Garrett Mork, Joey Randazzo, Jesse Mack and Eon Bone. Mork took the loss after working into the fifth inning.

The teams combined for 10 defensive errors.

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