Scoreboard — March 31

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Lady ‘Cats take gold at McDonald County

The Cassville girls track and field team kicked off the 2021 season with an outstanding performance, scoring points in every event en route to a first-place finish at the McDonald County Meet with 163.5 points. Results by event include: 

4x800 relay — Marianne McCrackin,Jolie Evans, Annie Moore, Jordyn Stafford, first

100-meter hurdles — Marianne McCrackin second, Grace Yocum fifth

100-meter — Kyren Postlewait first, Hannah Hackler second

4x200 relay — Grace Yocum, Hannah Hackler, Sharayah Seymour, Kyren Postlewait, first

1600-meter — Annie Moore fourth, Tori Mitchell fifth

4x100 relay — Grace Yocum, Hannah Hackler, Sharayah Seymour, Kyren Postlewait, third

400-meter — Riley Morris third, Treysten Periman fifth

800-meter — Jolie Evans third, Sheridan Beach sixth

200-meter —Breanna Gordon seventh, Eden Morris eighth

3200-meter — Jordyn Stafford second

4x400 relay — Hannah Hackler, Tori Mitchell, Jolie Evans, Annie Moore, fourth

Long jump — Eden Morris, sixth

Triple jump — Riley Morris second

High jump — Sharayah Seymour first, Hallie Hackler fifth

Pole vault — Annie Moore first

Shot put — Kyren Postlewait first, Taylor Glidewell eighth

Discus — Riley Morris first, Maci Barton seventh

Wildcats silver as a team in McDonald County

The Cassville boys track team took second place as a team in the McDonald County Meet on Thursday, getting eight top-3 finishes at the event. Results include:

First Place

Eli Pickett — pole vault, 3.05 meters

Brayden Dickinson — shot put, 13.10 meters

Second Place

David Oliphant — 100-meter, 11.96

David Oliphant — long jump, 5.65 meters

David Oliphant — triple jump, 11.75 meters

Charles Elliott — 110-meter hurdles, 20.35

Third Place

Garrett Ewing, Hernan Hernandez, Trey Wilson, Bryson Jacobson — 4x100 relay, 47.25

Pace Evans, Zane Mebruer, Jacob Martinez, Charles Elliott — 4x400 relay, 3:55.09

Fourth Place

Jake Anthonysz — 200-meter, 25.64

Garrett Ewing, Hernan Hernandez, Trey Wilson, Bryson Jacobson — 4x200 relay, 1:46.31

Pace Evans, Zane Mebruer, Jacob Martinez, Caleb Leach — 4x800 relay,  9:32

Fifth Place

Jacob Martinez — 400-meter, 59.33

Charles Elliott — 300-meter hurdles, 48.98

Brayden Dickinson — discus 32.78 meters

Sixth Place

Pace Evans — 1600-meter, 5:04.97

Josh Case — 400-meter, 1:00

Zane Mebruer — 800-meter, 2:21.87

Bryson Jacobson — high jump, 1.63 meters

Seventh Place

Jonathan Oliphant — 100-meter, 12.38

Eighth Place

Patrick Dunker — shot put, 11.54 meters

Exeter 2-1 in home tournament

The Exeter baseball team won two contests and lost one in its home tournament last week, defeating Wheaton and Blue Eye, but falling to Sparta. The Tigers won a thrilling comeback over Barry County rival Wheaton on March 22, going down 4-0 in the second inning but plating 2 in the fourth and 3 in the fifth to walk off victorious. Corey Hilburn led Exeter with 2 RBI. Gretzky Lee pitched 2.2 innings for the Tigers, getting 1 strikeout. Hilburn pitched 1.2 innings and retired 3 batters. Exeter then turned its attention to Blue Eye on Wednesday, bringing hotter bats early to put up 10 runs in four innings for a 10-6 win. The Tigers totaled 7 hits in the contest, with Dakota Vasey and Zachary Lee each knocking 2. Lee, a freshman, also tallied 3 RBI, and he pitched 4 innings for Exeter, striking out 2. The Tigers’ bats ran out of juice later in the evening, as Exeter fell to Sparta, 7-1. Hank Woods pitched for Exeter, going 3.2 innings and retiring 4 batters. The Tigers suffered from 7 errors in the loss. Exeter played at College Heights Christian on Tuesday, with results not available as of presstime. The Tigers return home on Thursday, hosting Spokane at 5 p.m.

Purdy softball stays undefeated

The Purdy softball team continued its winning streak over the last week with six total wins, putting up 44 runs while only allowing 3. At the Mt. Vernon tournament on March 22, the Lady Eagles won a tripleheader, defeating East Newton 2-1, Strafford 8-2 and Sarcoxie 14-0. Against East Newton, Lauren Schallert pitched 7 innings and retired 12 batters. Against Strafford, Hadley Hughes pitched 5 and struck out 5, and Jaclin Fenske had 2 RBI. Against Sarcoxie, Hughes and Schallert split the duties, with Schallert getting 4 Ks. Robyn Schad led the team with 4 RBI, and Schallert got 4 hits. That tournament continues today (Wednesday), with Purdy facing Clever, then the winner of Forsyth and East Newton. In the meantime, Purdy won the SWCL Tournament. The Lady Eagles got a forfeit win over Spokane, then bested Southwest 18-0 and Sparta 2-0. Against Southwest, the team put up 14 runs in the bottom of the first and 4 in the second, getting 16 total hits. Annabelle Bowman got 2 hits and 5 RBI. Against Sparta, Schallert threw all seven innings and allowed only one hit, striking out 17 along the way. Purdy managed a run in the first and another in the sixth for the 2-point win. The Lady Eagles repeated the result over Sparta on Monday, getting a 1-0 win with a walk-off in the bottom of the seventh. Bowman batted in the winning run. Schad also had two hits in the contest. Schallert threw again, equally as well, with 17 more Ks and only one hit allowed.

Wheaton track find medals in McDonald County

The Wheaton track and field team competed in the McDonald County Track Meet on Thursday, medaling in three events and performing well in many others. Monica Hinojosa took third in shot put with a throw of 8.96 meters. On the boys’ side, Chad Meyer took third in the 100-meter in 12.11, and he took first in the 200-meter with a time of 24.26. In other results, Fernando Gonzalez took fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and a sixth in the 300-meter hurdles. Zander Dutra got fifth in the 110-meter hurdlers and 10th in the 300-meter hurdles. Zane Johnson took 7th in the 400-meter. For the girls, Jenny Par took fifth in the shot. Satrianna Krattley took ninth in the 100-meter hurdles and ninth again in the 300-meter hurdles. Lori McNeill took seventh in the 800-meter along with eighth in the 1600-meter. Giovanna Hinojosa took 10th in the 800-meter. Wheaton participated in the Diamond Track Meet on Tuesday, with results not available as of presstime. The Bulldogs return to action on April 9 at Ash Grove.

Southwest softball 2-1 in high-scoring contests

The Southwest softball team went 2-1 last week in some bat-blistering contests. The Lady Trojans won two of the match-ups, defeating Exeter 10-9 and Billings 19-6. Southwest fell to Purdy, 16-0. Against Exeter, where both teams had 15 hits, the Lady Trojans matched a 4-run fifth inning and 2-run sixth to stay a point ahead. Alli Fosse pitched all 7 innings, striking out 6. Bonnie Robbins led with 4 hits, and Jordan Martin and Amy Reeves each got 3 RBI. Southwest knocked 20 hits against Billings, with Robbins leading in hits and RBI with 3 of each. Khloe Holder pitched all 7 innings and got 6 Ks. Southwest played Miller Monday and Galena Tuesday, with results not available at presstime. The Lady Trojans host Wheaton on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Wheaton baseball 2-1 at Exeter tourney

The Wheaton baseball team went 2-1 in the Exeter Tournament last week, falling to the hosts 5-4 but defeating Blue Eye 7-3 and Sparta 4-3. Against Exeter, the Bulldogs took a 4-0 lead in the second, but 5 combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings won the game for the Tigers. Kelton Park pitched 4.2 innings and struck out 9. Kollin Garner led the team with 2 hits. Against Blue Eye, Wheaton managed 8 hits and overcame 5 errors to get the win. Ty Hudson pitched 4 innings and got 3 Ks. Park put up another 3 hits. In the win over Sparta, Wheaton scored 4 runs on 9 hits, led by Jack Mitchell’s 2. Brody Prewitt was on the mound for the Bulldogs, striking out 11 in 6 innings of work. Wheaton played at Verona on Tuesday, with results not available at presstime. The Bulldogs return to action Thursday at Blue Eye at 5 p.m.

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