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Tuesday Roundup: North County softball team gets offense rolling

North County first baseman Amy Layton bats during the sixth inning of a softball game against Farmington on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, in Bonne Terre. (Matt King,

BONNE TERRE – Amy Layton starred at the plate by going 4-for-4 with three doubles, a triple, four RBI and four runs scored, and the North County softball team routed Perryville 16-3 on Tuesday.

Madi Carroll finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and Addy Goggin was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Lady Raiders.

Sammy Waller yielded three runs in the opening frame, then shut down the Perryville offense from there with four strikeouts while allowing seven hits and no walks over five innings.

North County (5-10) answered with six runs in the home half of the first, and topped that output with seven more in the third.

Waller tripled and singled with two RBI, and Raegan Pierce added an RBI double to the victory. Emma Roper singled with two runs scored, and Kensey Marler walked three times.

Farmington 16, Cape Central 1

FARMINGTON – Elly Robbins produced four RBI on a couple of hits, and Avery Graham pitched a four-inning one-hitter on Tuesday as Farmington overwhelmed Cape Central 16-1.

Shelby Bowling paced the offense at 3-for-3 with two doubles, and Jayce Jarvis singled twice with two RBI. The Knights jumped ahead 5-0 in the second inning, capped by a three-run double by Robbins.

Farmington (12-7, 4-1) scored seven times in the third, and Jayden Tucker singled on the final pitch of the game to highlight a four-run bottom of the fourth.

Graham helped her own cause offensively with two RBI on a double and sacrifice fly. She posted four strikeouts, and surrendered her lone hit when Morgan Patrick homered to center field in the fourth.

Olivia Hartupee netted an RBI single with three runs scored for the Knights. Emilee Gilliam singled, and Jocelyn Grimes coaxed three walks.

Cape Central (2-17, 0-5) committed five errors over the last two innings.

Doniphan 13, Fredericktown 9

FREDERICKTOWN – Doniphan scored nine runs in the first inning, and capitalized on seven errors by the Fredericktown defense to prevail 13-9 on Tuesday.

Peyton Lowery finished 3-for-4 among five Donettes with multiple hits. Kiernyn Bond homered and singled while Addison Jackson and Micha Burton each went 2-for-4 with a double.

Winning pitcher Kylie Hawkins pitched five innings, struck out three and allowed 14 hits in the win. Doniphan (6-8) triumphed despite being outhit 17-12 overall.

Fredericktown (11-2) was paced offensively by catcher Abby Kinkead at 3-for-4 with three RBI, and Allison Bloom with three RBI in her second straight three-hit performance.

Miley Wengler notched three RBI and two runs scored while matching both Jonsyn Rehkop and losing pitcher Micheala Reagan at 2-for-4.

Becca Mangold was a perfect 2-for-2, and Sadie Gibson doubled twice with two runs scored for the Lady Blackcats. Laynee King added a single.

Reagan worked through the rocky start to last all seven innings in the circle, allowing 12 hits with four walks and striking out six. Only three of her 13 runs surrendered were earned.


Valle Catholic 3, Fredericktown 0

STE. GENEVIEVE – Senior and four-year starter Makayla Joggerst registered her 1,000th career dig, and Valle Catholic earned a statement win by sweeping Fredericktown 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 on Tuesday.

Ade Weiler compiled 11 kills, 10 digs and 18 serve receptions, while setter and hitter Abree Zipprich totaled eight kills, 14 digs and 14 assists for the Lady Warriors.

Joggerst, a versatile all-around weapon throughout four varsity seasons, ended the contest with 17 digs along with 15 receptions, seven kills and two blocks.

Ava Bauman posted seven kills plus a team-high four blocks as Valle Catholic (10-4-1) cruised with relative ease against a top contender from the MAAA Large-School division.

Addi Donze anchored the defense with 21 receptions, 11 digs and 10 service points. Emma Christine served two aces among 11 points, and picked up eight digs.

Brooklyn Gibbs made 13 assists plus seven digs, and Brooklyn Weibrecht chipped in four kills.

Central 3, Jefferson 0

PARK HILLS – Central regrouped from a lethargic loss one night earlier with greater energy and execution on Tuesday while powering past visiting Jefferson 25-14, 25-16, 25-17.

Madison Dunn totaled 15 kills, 16 digs and five assists, and Blair Sitton provided 10 kills with four solo blocks from the middle for the Lady Rebels.

Avery Johnson sent down consecutive spikes to help Central (14-3) pull away in game two, and ended the evening with nine kills and 16 digs.

Four different attackers landed kills as a 6-6 tie turned into a commanding 15-7 advantage in game one. Tayler McMahan served the last six points of that key stretch.

Dunn terminated a long rally with a setting dink at 17-9 after Jefferson libero Mady Barbagallo made two outstanding saves from side to side.

Solid defensive coverage across the net often forced the Blue Jays to often attack the deep court. Central turned several free balls into quality swings with its setters mixing locations well.

Sydney Miles compiled 24 assists with 10 digs, and Kelsie Politte highlighted her outing with two blocks in game three while notching 11 digs, six assists and four kills.

Jefferson (12-5-1) produced seven stuff-blocks as a team, and Megan Wood rifled three cross-court kills during her closing rotation.

But Sitton started game three on a tear for the home team, sending down three sets from Miles plus a block while Johnson landed an ace for a 6-2 lead.

Elliot Woods and McMahan made six digs each, and Khloe Dischbein had two kills during the opening stanza. Central faces Ste. Genevieve on Thursday to open the MAAA Large-School schedule.

Saxony Lutheran 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

STE. GENEVIEVE – Saxony Lutheran closed all three close games with Ste. Genevieve with clutch points to triumph 25-21, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday night.

Kailynn Harmon was the leading attacker for the Dragons with 13 kills, and also made two blocks. Emma Gegg added seven kills and 11 digs in defeat.

Joleigh Parker also had seven kills along with 12 assists, eight digs and two service aces. Other setter Sophia Huck totaled 22 assists plus five kills and eight digs.

Ste. Genevieve (4-8) received four kills from Kale Clements while Abby Boyer produced 10 digs and two aces.


Potosi 9, Bayless 0

ST. LOUIS – Kaydence Allgier filled a vacancy in the singles lineup on Tuesday as the Potosi girls tennis team rolled to a 9-0 sweep of Bayless ahead of the MAAA Tournament.

Hannah Barron posted two shutout wins, first with doubles partner Aubree Wilson. The top pairing of Tori Krebs and Lani Elder also secured an 8-0 result.

Gracie Lawson and Kensington Davis prevailed 8-2 as a tandem before claiming their singles contests. Potosi (7-3) snapped a three-match losing streak.

Potosi senior Kensington Davies hits a return during singles tennis action against North County on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, in Potosi. (Matt King,

Allgier entered the varsity mix with an 8-1 victory.

Singles Results:

1. Tori Krebs (P) def. Alma Hasanovic, 8-2

2. Gracie Lawson (P) def. Lejla Topalovic, 8-3

3. Kensington Davis (P) def. Laura Tran, 8-4

4. Hannah Barron (P) def. Lejla Ahmetovic, 8-0

5. Aubree Wilson (P) def. Hannah Trang, 8-3

6. Kaydence Allgier (P) def. Diana Yuong, 8-1

Doubles Results:

1. Elder/Krebs (P) def. Hasanovic/Topalovic, 8-0

2. Lawson/Davies (P) def. Tran/Trang, 8-2

3. Barron/Wilson (P) def. Ahmetovic/Krahling, 8-0


Arcadia Valley 3, Kingston 2

IRONTON – Wyatt Smith scored the go-ahead run from second base on a sacrifice bunt by Bryce Abernathie in the fifth inning, and Arcadia Valley edged Kingston 3-2 on Tuesday.

Paul Young pitched 6 2/3 innings, and scattered three hits while striking out seven batters for the win. Knox Beard twirled a game-ending strikeout to pick up the save.

Nolan Inman and Maddox Sutton put Arcadia Valley ahead 2-0 with RBI singles in the first inning. Even Inman and Evan Tripp also singled for the Tigers.

Landon Owens finished 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI, and scored the tying run for Kingston on a double steal with Ben Hurley in the fourth.

Jaxson Arnold singled for the Cougars, who stranded the bases loaded in the second as Young escaped trouble by inducing a fly out.

Lucas Gann threw a complete game five-hitter with five strikeouts in the loss.


Oak Ridge Invitational

OAK RIDGE, Mo. – Fredericktown edged Jefferson by four points to capture first place in the varsity girls division of the Oak Ridge Invitational cross country meet on Tuesday.

Freshmen Breanna Bone (22:13) and Laila Stephens (22:21) finished third and fourth, respectively, among individuals to pace the Lady Blackcats.

Charis Moss (25:54), Maddison Phares (25:55) and Larkin Strong (26:23) rounded out the team score as Fredericktown had five runners within the top 23.

Emerson Selsor (20:54) of Jefferson followed up her Bismarck Invitational title over the weekend with another victory. Valle Catholic standout Madelyn Griffard (21:51) was runner-up 57 seconds back.

Other girls medalists included Carlie Loughary (25:15) of Valley in 12th place plus LIllian Ringwald (25:41) and Lennox Greylee (26:57) of Valle Catholic and Jacey King (26:40) of Bismarck.

Perryville claimed the boys team championship while Brock Hobeck (18:09) of Oak Ridge earned an individual crown on his home course.

Austin Ringwald (18:41) crossed the line sixth for Valle Catholic, and Bismarck senior Daven Miller (18:59) checked in at ninth spot.

Bismarck stacked up fifth in the boys team standings, and featured two more top-40 medalists with August Martinez (19:51) and Jordan Ketcherside (20:51).

Braden Braswell (20:08) led Fredericktown in 21st place with Valle Catholic’s Dominic Griffard (20:25) and Oliver Griffard (20:37) soon to follow.

The 5-kilometer varsity races consisted of 103 boys and 61 girls.

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