Area sports recap
The girls’ golf team played Wentzville Holt on Sept. 14 at Incline Village. Jenna Boessen shot a 44 for medalist honors to lead Troy. Jaime Myers followed with a 50, Ashten Meyer (54). Hilary Braungardt (56) and Allie Wood (56).
“The girls were nervous since it was the first time playing the back nine at Incline Village,” said Coach Sarah Howell. “The girls shot very well and Hilary shot her lowest round of the year.”
On Sept. 17, Troy played Fort Zumwalt South at The Falls with South winning 186-212. Boessen shot a 48 to lead Troy followed by Braungardt (50) and Myers (56). Amanda Kim paced South with a 38.
Augie Martin earned a medal at the Troy Cross Country meet placing 20th with a time of 19:41
Martin took second place at the Wellsville Invitational on Sept. 21 with a time of 19:34
Rachel Lipsey placed third (25:01) and Kimmy Duggan, sixth ( 25:11).
In the junior high boys competition: Bobby Smith (6th), Matt Colbert (7th), Nick Kientzy 11th and Colton Groshong (13th).
Martin placed sixth at the Elsberry Invitational. His time was 19:02.
Elsberry Lady Indians held on for a 3-2 victory Sept. 18 over the Bowling Green Lady Bobcats.
During the first three innings Becca Almus mowed down the Lady Bobcat hitters allowing no runs on one hit and striking out three.
Offensively the Lady Indians jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. Almus singled and scored on a ripped double by Brittni Hagemeier. In the third inning, Elsberry added two more runs. Sabrina Pruitt singled and stole second. Almus reached on a hit-by-pitch and then Hagemeier doubles once again clearing the bases giving Almus a 3-0 lead.
In the fourth inning the Lady Indians experienced a few hiccups. A leadoff single to Bobcats third baseman Kelsey Scherder was followed by two errors and a sacrifice cutting the lead 3-2. Almus was able to get out of the inning.
With a 3-2 lead the Lady Bobcats had one last chance in the bottom of the seventh inning, getting the based loaded. With no outs and the bases loaded, Scherder ripped a shot to short, Sabrina Pruitt quickly threw home to Hagemeier to get the first out and keep the lead. With one out, cleanup hitter Michala Schroeder hit a soft flyball to left field. Racing in was Madison Cleveland who dove to the ground and made the catch. Cleveland from her knees threw to third base to get Horner who had drifted too far off third.
Despite the errors and mental mistakes Coach Bull is very happy with the way her team played.
After the close victory over Bowling Green the Lady Indians hosted the Mark Twain Lady Tigers.
Once again what Coach Bull calls “mental mistakes” hurt the Lady Indians in a 3-1 loss.
“We did not play well. Several mental mistakes and two errors led to their runs none of which were earned. Girls just simply didn’t come out focused and ready to play,” said Coach Bull.
For any sports team, playing six games in 10 days can be exhausting, and that is exactly the type of stretch the Elsberry Indians Soccer team was on.
“We have hit a tough stretch in our schedule. We are not a deep team and to play six games in 10 days, that is hard for any team to do,” said Coach Dustin Robinson.
The stretch started with a 3-2 loss to Warrenton.
According to Robinson the team played really well, but just came up short. “Adam Sherrow played a great game in goal.”
Next up for the Indians was the Winfield Tournament. Elsberry started with a 10-2 loss to Lutheran on Sept. 19.
“We came out flat and broke down defensively,” said Robinson.
The following night the Indians got a victory against Winfield, coming out on top 6-2.
Dalton Barber and Ben Rhoades both had two goals. Brennen Slaughter and Alex Henke both added one.
Then to top off the long week the Indians played Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and beat Montgomery 6-1. Senior Addric Deroy had two goals, Rhoades had three goals and Mason Cameron had one.
The Indians had only one day of rest before they would face off against Canton on Monday night. They fell to Canton 3-0.
Winfield Warriors are looking for the keys for a victory in their first season in the Gateway Athletic Conference after dropping their first two conference football games.
They lost 42-7 at St. Charles West on Sept. 14 as West built up a 34-0 lead by halftime. Winfield’s only score of the game came in the third period when Jerel Hall scored on a one-yard run and Aaron Aubuchon tacked on the extra point. Drew Lauer and Auggie Loschen scored two TDs apiece to pace West.
On Sept. 21, Winfield and Orchard Farm battled to a scoreless opening period. However, over the next three periods, the Eagles held the advantage enroute to a 40-6 win. They led 18-6 at intermission lead. David Johnson and Armand Keely scored for Orchard Farm while Hall scored on a 61-yard run for Winfield. Tyler Westerfeld scored for the Eagles with 19 seconds left in the half. In the second half, Westerfeld threw a TD pass and Keely added two rushing TDs.