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Weekend Roundup: Fuller places runner-up at tough Twilight meet

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – After winning a two-mile cross country race one week earlier, Farmington standout Evan Fuller was two seconds away from posting back-to-back victories on Friday night.

Fuller cut an impressive 5-kilometer pace of 15:54, and finished second among 153 varsity boys at the Fort Zumwalt North Twilight Invitational.

Only Carson Driemeier (15:52) of Festus crossed the finish line ahead of Fuller, who led the Knights to a seventh-place team result.

Kaden Kimbrough (17:00) was 33rd overall, and Mason Currington (17:28) stayed within the top 50 with Nickolai Cain (18:12), Anthony Tragesser (18:59) and Zane Wood (19:17) to follow.

Natalie Barnard (17:35) of Lafayette claimed the individual girls title. The Liberty (Wentzville) boys and Tolton Catholic girls collected the top team prizes.

Natalie Gammon (21:05) and Cayman McIntyre (21:16) guided the Farmington girls to 10th place. Their team score was rounded out by Hannah Mathes (21:59), Alondra Martinez (22:03), Wyllow Henderson (23:57) and Elizabeth Burgan (24:40).

First Capital Meet

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – North County was the lone representative from the MAAA to participate in the First Capital cross country meet on Friday at McNair Park.

Aidan Clay (20:43) claimed the lone top-30 medal among three Raiders in boys varsity action. Lucas Naucke (20:45) was followed to the finish line by Joshua Samples (22:24).

Noah McMahan (19:57) and Kayla Miller (26:24) paced North County in junior varsity races.


Parkway West 8, Farmington 3

BALLWIN, Mo. – Alexa Riddel doubled twice, Lily Bell reached base four straight times, and host Parkway West defeated Farmington 8-3 on Friday.

Makenzie Brown rebounded from a rocky first inning to shut down the Knights over the next six frames, and notched eight strikeouts while allowing six hits in the win.

Parkway West (4-1) extended a 4-3 lead with three runs off consecutive defensive miscues in the sixth, highlighted by RBI singles from Juliet Relihan and Riley Keegan.

Farmington (3-2) committed six errors overall, resulting in five unearned runs charged to junior pitcher Elly Robbins, who surrendered nine hits and struck out six.

Robbins opened the game with a single, and Jayden Tucker walked before an RBI double by Jayce Jarvis and subsequent RBI single by Shelby Bowling put the Knights ahead 3-0.

Parkway West pulled even with three runs in the second.

Tucker paced Farmington at 2-for-3 overall, and was stranded after leading off the fifth with a double. Jocelyn Grimes added an infield hit, and Audrie Morgan had an outfield assist.


West County 5, Valley 0

LEADWOOD – Nolan Rawson finished 2-for-2 with a double and sacrifice fly, and was perfect on seven defensive chances at shortstop as West County blanked Valley 5-0 on Friday.

Noah Sansoucie threw a superb four-hitter, and sealed a shutout on 107 pitches, totaling five strikeouts and five walks for the Bulldogs.

Brody Siimily added a double and sacrifice fly, and West County extended a 3-0 lead with two runs in the sixth inning off Vikings starter Ayden Sims.

Carter Reed, Ben Faulkner and Lance Monroe contributed singles toward the victory, and Ryder Barbee provided two stolen bases as a courtesy runner.

Valley received singles from Hayden Todd, Keller Loughary, Drew McClain and Blake Gilliam. Sims went the distance on the mound in defeat, yielding four earned runs and six hits while fanning four.

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