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Monday Roundup: Farmington tennis and softball teams dominate

Farmington junior Eva Guzman hits a forehand return during a singles match at the MAAA girls tennis tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, in Farmington. (Matt King,

FARMINGTON – Seniors Addison Brenneke and Peyton Cleve posted a shutout, and the Farmington girls tennis team swept through doubles action amid another rankings shakeup on Monday.

Eva Guzman, Macie Coleman, Kalei Davis and Dagny McCarver each overpowered their respective opponents for 8-0 singles results within an overall 8-1 triumph over Cape Central.

Mallory Felker added an 8-3 victory after pairing with McCarver for an 8-5 margin that equaled the favorable score by top tandem Guzman and Coleman.

Brenneke achieved a personal milestone by reaching the No. 1 singles ranking for Farmington (4-8) after beginning the season in the No. 5 slot.

Her debut match since the successful challenge ended in an 8-4 setback to Natalie Voshage.

Singles Results:

1. Natalie Voshage (CC) def. Addison Brenneke, 8-4

2. Eva Guzman (FA) def. Lillian Dubs, 8-0

3. Macie Coleman (FA) def. Grabel Zea, 8-0

4. Kalei Davis (FA) def. Brenna Dunavan, 8-0

5. Mallory Felker (FA) def. Aubrey Walker, 8-3

6. Dagny McCarver (FA) def. Nicole Sadler, 8-0

Doubles Results:

1. Guzman/Coleman (FA) def. Voahage/Dubs, 8-5

2. Brenneke/Cleve (FA) def. Grabel/Dunavan, 8-0

3. Davis/Felker (FA) def. Walker/McDougal, 8-5

Eureka 5, North County 4

BONNE TERRE – North County could not capture an elusive second doubles contest, and watched its 11-match win streak conclude as Class 3 program Eureka prevailed 5-4 on Monday.

Kathryn Criswell won both of her matches for the Wildcats, who earned a crucial 8-5 victory from top doubles pairing Bailey Boulay and Simone Gray.

Lucy Pace avenged that outcome with a convincing 8-2 singles result over Boulay, and stayed unbeaten in singles competition this season.

North County (11-1) also picked up singles wins from Alli Scott in 8-1 fashion and freshman Claire Scott by an 8-6 margin. Kinley Tracy teamed with Alli Scott to carry the No. 2 doubles encounter 8-2.

Singles Results:

1. Lucy Pace (NC) def. Bailey Boulay, 8-2

2. Alli Scott (NC) def. Simone Gray, 8-1

3. Isabelle Massey (E) def. Kinley Tracy, 8-3

4. Sophie Lee (E) def. Camille Skaggs, 8-3

5. Kathryn Criswell (E) def. Chloe Roach, 8-4

6. Claire Scott (NC) def. Joan Williams, 8-6

Doubles Results:

1. Boulay/Gray (E) def. Pace/Skaggs, 8-5

2. A Scott/Tracy (NC) def. Massey/Lee, 8-2

3. Criswell/Williams (E) def. Roach/C Scott, 8-5

Saxony Lutheran 7, Potosi 2

JACKSON, Mo. – Saxony Lutheran controlled the upper majority of the singles schedule, and defeated visiting Potosi 7-2 on Monday.

Maggie Hillin posted a shutout while Abi Haley, Evie Caruso and Addylyn Thomasson each triumphed 8-4 in singles play after claiming two earlier doubles contests for the Crusaders.

Sydney Ernst added a No. 6 singles win for Saxony Lutheran, as Potosi (7-5) did not have No. 5 player Hannah Barron available.

Aubree Wilson stepped into that ranking position, and delivered an 8-3 win for the Lady Trojans after working with Kaydence Allgier for an 8-6 doubles victory.

Singles Results:

1. Maggie Hillin (SL) def. Lani Elder, 8-0

2. Abi Haley (SL) def. Tori Krebs, 8-4

3. Evie Caruso (SL) def. Gracie Lawson, 8-4

4. Addelyn Thomasson (SL) def. Kensington Davies, 8-4

5. Aubree Wilson (P) def. Ekaterina Rust, 8-3

6. Sydney Ernst (SL) def. Kaydence Allgier, 8-3

Doubles Results:

1. Hillin/Haley (SL) def. Elder/Krebs, 8-2

2. Caruso/Thomasson (SL) def. Lawson/Davies, 8-3

3. Wilson/Allgier (P) def. Rust/Ernst, 8-6


Farmington 10, Windsor 1

FARMINGTON – Avery Graham finished 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored, and Farmington rolled past visiting Windsor 10-1 on Monday.

Elly Robbins drilled another home run with a solo shot in the sixth inning, and pitched a superb four-hitter with 12 strikeouts and no walks in the victory.

Farmington (15-8) capitalized on a two-out error to score five times in the opening frame, and Graham made it 6-0 with her RBI double in the third.

Jayce Jarvis went 2-for-3 with a double, and Emilee Gillam had two singles with three runs scored for the Knights. Audrie Morgan tallied two RBI on a single and sacrifice fly while Jocelyn Grimes singled.

Robbins retired 11 of her last 12 batters faced, including three straight strikeouts to close the contest.

Windsor (12-8) picked up its lone on an RBI single from Madison Williams after Kylie Alaniz doubled to begin the second frame.

Union 6, North County 3

UNION, Mo. – North County equaled host Union with 10 hits on Monday, but fell to a fifth consecutive loss at the Wildcats claimed a 6-3 triumph.

Union broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Sammy Waller tossed another complete game in defeat with four of the six runs scored against her marked as unearned.

North County (6-16) was paced offensively by Waller at 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Autumn Bullock homered and singled in a 2-for-3 effort.

Madi Carroll finished 2-for-3 with a double while Kensey Marler, Amy Layton and Addy Goggin each singled. Layton also notched an RBI.


Valley 9, Arcadia Valley 6

IRONTON – Valley produced five runs during the top of the seventh inning, and avenged a home loss from three days earlier by surging past Arcadia Valley 9-6 on Monday.

Keller Loughary, Blake Gillam, Drew McClain, Hunter Moore and Ashton Pogue each contributed RBI singles after losing pitcher Nolan Inman retired the leadoff batter in the final frame.

Drew McClain doubled while equaling Gillam and Moore with two hits each, and the Vikings pounced for three runs in the top of the first inning.

Arcadia Valley chipped away to draw within 4-3, then completed a comeback at home as Alex Nash notched the go-ahead single for an eventual 6-4 edge in the fifth.

Knox Beard and Tyler Helms also singled for the Tigers, who were ceded four hit batsmen and four walks by a combination of two opposing hurlers.

Loughary nabbed the relief win by working the final two innings. Gilliam surrendered three unearned runs and struck out eight over the first five frames in a no-decision.

Hayden Todd and Noah Maxwell each singled with two walks, and Ayden Sims scored twice for Valley.

Inman pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowe seven runs on six hits and five walks while fanning four.

West County 11, Ellington 1

ELLINGTON, Mo. – Carter Reed singled twice during a six-run second inning, and finished 3-for-4 with two RBI as West County downed Ellington 11-1 in five frames on the road.

Jaxon Campbell homered and Bradey Burhmester cleared the bases on a three-run double to help the Bulldogs extend a 7-0 advantage in the fourth.

Lance Monroe compiled six strikeouts and walked two while scattering four hits in the win. Hunter Brewer snapped his shutout bid with a late RBI double for Ellington (3-13).

Central senior Avery Johnson serves during game two volleyball action against Notre Dame on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, in Park Hills. (Matt King,

Julian Thebeau added an RBI single, Ryan Hull singled with two runs scored, and freshman pinch-hitter Alex Hogan doubled for West County. Brody Simily coaxed two of his team’s seven walks.


Central 3, West County 0

LEADWOOD – Blair Sitton compiled 13 kills and two solo blocks among five overall as the Central volleyball team powered past West County 25-8, 25-18, 25-11 on Monday.

Madison Dunn finished with nine kills, and Sydney Miles totaled 21 assists for the Lady Rebels.

Central (16-3) was led by Kelsie Politte with nine digs, and Avery Johnson picked up seven digs with three service aces.

St. Vincent 3, Ste. Genevieve 2

PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Ste. Genevieve gathered momentum and an overall lead after game three, but St. Vincent came back to seize a wild 24-26, 25-18, 20-25, 25-23, 17-15 victory on Monday night.

Kailynn Harmon spiked a team-high 17 kills, and Joleigh Parker amassed 30 assists, 13 digs and six kills a setter and hitter in defeat for the Dragons.

Ste. Genevieve (4-11) had three players reach double-digit kills. Emma Gegg knocked down 12 while adding 16 digs and two blocks, and Kale Clements tallied 12 kills, 12 digs and three service aces.

Sophia Huck dished out 22 assists while also providing eight kills and 10 digs. Abby Boyer anchored the back row with 15 digs and two aces, and Kailyn Fallert chipped in two blocks.

Valley 3, Grandview 1

WARE, Mo. – Haylee Moore served six aces, and Hayden Moore tallied five aces with 25 digs as Valley defeated Grandview 26-24, 20-25, 25-15, 25-21 on Monday.

Kenley Missey led the Lady Vikings with 23 kills plus 11 assists ad 10 digs. Kamryn Dickey sent down eight kills while Alivia Boyer added six and Reagan Schrum connected on five.

Emma Alley contributed 14 digs, and Ryleigh Maxwell had 20 assists with four kills, nine digs and two aces for Valley (6-10).

Junior libero Carlie Loughary paced the defense with 33 digs and 25 serve receptions.

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