Area Sports Recap
In volleyball, Troy visited Timberland Sept. 18 for an emotional match. Timberland gave tribute to their athlete which they lost to a car accident. The stands were packed, and after the three – game win (25-21, 19-25, 25-23) for Timberland, their student body rushed the court.
Playing well for the Trojans were junior Baylie Carroll with 11 kills. “She played very smart by not only killing the ball, but well placed tips as well,” said Coach Lane Cox.
Huff came in second in kills (5), and Logan Mennemeyer (4). Mennemeyer also led the team in blocks collecting six. Both Taylor Busse and Stef Richterkessing pulled in another two. Sophomore setter Richterkessing also led the team in ace serves (4) as well as assists (21).
Girls golf team have been competing in recent meets. On Sept. 10, Francis Howell Central posted a 199-216 win at Incline Village. Mackenzie McDowell was medalist shooting a 44. Jaime Myers led Troy with a 52 followed by Allie Wood (54), Hilary Braungardt and Ashten Meyer (55 each).
On Sept. 11, Fort Zumwalt West defeated Troy 200-209 at The Falls. Jaime Myers was medalist leading Troy with a round of 50. Wood followed with a 51, Braungardt (52), Meg Weissenborn (56) and Ashten Meyer (58). Troy’s JV had their first match dropping a narrow 247-248 decision. Briley Browning led Troy with a 55.
On Sept. 13, the varsity lost 200-189 to Wentzville Timberland at Incline Village. Myers and Braungardt led Troy, shooting rounds of 48. Browning followed with a 50 for Troy. “Briley shot her lowest nine hole score,” said Howell.
In soccer, Troy lost to Francis Howell 4-1 with Josh Phillips scoring the goal for the Trojans. Isaac Lehmkuhl had the assist. They also lost 2-1 in overtime to Fort Zumwalt West. Brenden Nebel scored the goal on an assist by Brian Murphy.
In softball, the Lady Trojans remain unbeaten as late inning heroics came into play.
They defeated Francis Howell 3-1, pushing across the winning runs in the seventh. Morgan Oliver and Rachel Sullivan had three hits apiece with Sullivan and Ashley Murphy driving in runs. Elizbeth Wiegand was the winning pitcher.
Trailing 5-0 after five innings at Palmyra, Troy pushed across four runs in the sixth and five in the seventh in a 9-7 win. Murphy went 4/4 with Oliver and Christa Reisinger banging out three hits each.
The team had 17 hits in a 10-2 win over Fort Zumwalt West. Jenny Richardson had four hits including a double, three RBIs, Christine Martin (3 RBIs, 2b) and Oliver had three RBIs (HR). Wiegand was the winning pitcher.
Oliver had three RBIs and home run, Caroline Martin three RBIs and Richardson had three triples leading Troy to a 12-2 win over Howell North in a five inning game.
In soccer the Warriors won their first game of the season in the Warrior Classic, 5-4 over Montgomery County R-II.
In softball, the Lady Warriors are currently riding on a long winning streak. They had 11 hits in a 10-0 win over Orchard Farm Mackenzie Hoelting drove in four runs on three hits with Chelsey Bowman, Sarah Entwistle and Libby Marko having one RBIs each. Hoelting was the winning pitcher.
They defeated Hazelwood Central 13-0 with Bowman driving in four RBIs. Entwistle had a home run and two RBIs with Cailyn Hoelting also driving in two.
Offensively they continued strong in a 9-1 win over Howell North. Winfield had 18 hits with Entwistle, Ward, Cailyn Hoelting and Marko leading with three hits each. A six-run sixth inning was the key to the win. M. Hoelting picked up the win.
They then posted a 3-2 win over Washington to claim a tournament title. Entwistle and Ward had three hits apiece with Bowman, Entwistle and Mackenzie Hoelting getting three hits apiece. Hoelting struck out 10 batters for the win.
Entwistle had three hits in a 5-4 win over Warrenton with Hoelting getting the win and struck out eight Warrenton hitters.
A little offense is all the Elsberry Lady Indians softball team needed after three straight shutout losses as they trounced Community R-6 16-1 and followed that offensive onslaught with a 18-0 win against Montgomery County one night later. The Lady Indians accounted for 21 hits.
Brittni Hagemeier was 3-3 with 2 RBIs and a triple. Becca Almus went 3-4 driving in 3 RBIs. Tanner Bencomo, Sabrina Pruitt and Madison Cleveland all went 3-4 at the plate.
The following night against Montgomery County it was a combination of offense and great pitching. The Lady Indians scored 18 runs on 16 hits and Almus threw a one hitter to shutout Montgomery County.
Those two big games propelled the Lady Indians into the weekend as they would be the number two seed in the Louisiana Bulldog Invitational Tournament.
Elsberry would start off against Crystal City, the number seven seed. This was the second time the Lady Indians faced Crystal City this year. The first game was a 10-0 no-hitter thrown by Felicia Pruitt. This time the right-hander through a one hitter to secure the 11-1 victory.
Almus was on the mound for the Lady Indians loss to Highland 5-1. She allowed two earned runs on five hits, striking out four.
In the third place game Almus headed back to the mound against top seeded Clopton Lady Hawks. Elsberry took out their aggression racking up 13 runs. Almus allowed only three hits, striking out four in the 13-1 win.
The Elsberry Indian soccer team had a rough week as they went 0-4 with losses to Mexico Military Academy 8-1, Fort Zumwalt North 3-0, Christian 5-1 and Warrenton 3-2.
Alex Henke scored the only goal for the Indians during the game.
Next up was Christian on Friday, Sept. 14, who were also district opponents. Throughout the first half the Indians were able to keep a 1-0 good teams but the end result wasn’t what we were looking for,” said Robinson. Ben Rhoades scored the only goal for the Indians.
Against Warrenton, they went back and faced a tough Warrenton team. Although both teams remained scoreless until the last five minutes of the first half, Warrenton would take a quick lead as they put one in the back of the net. Rhoades scored to tie the game but Warrenton answered with two goals. Rhoades then added another goal to make it 3-2 with approximately six minutes to go but the Indians were unable to find the back of the net again.