Sports Round-up

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Softball action

• Eagles, Trojans compete in Crowder Tourney. The Purdy Lady Eagles won it all in the Crowder Invitational held on Labor Day. The Eagles swept, beating Diamond 2-1, Strafford 5-0 and Southwest 3-2. Purdy moves to 5-1 on the season and have still yet to play a conference game. The Lady Trojans finished the tournament 1-2. Besides losing to Purdy, the squad beat Strafford 7-4 but lost to Diamond 6-7. Haley Clifton tallied 10 strikeouts in the competition, Stacy Hobbs had four strikeouts and a save and Kirstie Ickes picked up the Lady Trojans' only win. Southwest moves to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Volleyball action

• Lady Trojans notch another victory. The Southwest volleyball team won yet another match last Tuesday, scorching Marion-ville in three straight sets, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22. The team was led by Jessica Mitchell's 11 kills and Marisa Fletcher's 21 assists. Southwest is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Ozark 7 Conference.

• Exeter pulls even. The Exeter Lady Tigers' record has improved this week. The squad split two conference games before finishing runner-up in the Verona Tournament. Thomas Jefferson pulled out a win against the Tigers 25-20, 25-20 before Exeter beat McAuley Catholic 25-13, 29-27. Nicolle O'Neil led Exeter in that game with 10 digs. The Lady Tigers then went on to beat Hurley, 25-21, 25-18, split with Crane and Billings, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-18, 20-25, beat Galena in the semi-finals 25-13, 25-16 and losing to Verona in the championship, 11-25, 18-25.

• Lady Bulldogs topple Crane, fall to Mustangs. Wheaton's volleyball team split this week, beating Crane 25-21, 25-22, but losing to McDonald County 19-25, 17-25. Haley Goostree led the squad with a combined total of 22 kills and eight digs. Megan Littlefield added 29 assists for the Lady Bulldogs. Wheaton's record moves to 2-2-0.

• Lady Eagles get first success of the season. The Purdy volleyball team hopefully got the monkey off their back this weekend as they won their first set of the year. Purdy, 0-3-1, competed in the Verona tournament and lost to Verona 19-25, 21-25, Galena 14-25, 17-25 before splitting with Golden City 17-25, 25-21.

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