Prep Girls Golf

Area roundup: Panthers finish second at districts, earn sectional berth

Posted: Oct. 9, 2019 12:50 am

MARSHALL, Mo. -- The Palmyra girls golf team finished second at the Class 1 District 5 tournament at Indian Foothills Golf Course with a 419 team score and advanced to next week's sectional at Kirksville Country Club.

Centralia won the district title with a 414. Palmyra was nine strokes ahead of Salisbury.

Sam Hirner led the Panthers with a third-place finish individually, shooting a 97. Mallory Comstock shot a 99, Olivia Sublette had a 106 and Reigan Parsons shot a 117.


Palmyra's Wilson finishes second

Columbia College junior golfer Noah Wilson, a Palmyra product, finished second in the Columbia College Cougar Classic at the Columbia Country Club, shooting a 1-under 141 and helping the Cougars to a second-place finish with a 588 total.

Missorui Valley won the 10-team tournament with a 583. Hannibal-LaGrange was seventh at 626 and Culver-Stockton College was 10th at 643.

The Trojans' Mariano Mauri tied for third with an even-par 142, while C-SC's Conor Bronson tied for 19th with a 154, joining Columbia's Laithan Sublette, another Palmyra product.

On the women's side, Columbia took third out of seven teams with a 692 as Lauren Hawley, a Pittsfield product, shot a 182 and finished tied for 24th. Culver-Stockton's Hayley Guilinger took 17th, shooting a 178.


Hawks finish off Bulldogs in four sets

Back-to-back kills by Sarah Brown to end the match put a punctuation mark on the Quincy University women's volleyball team's 25-15, 25-18, 15-25, 25-22 victory over Truman State in Great Lakes Valley Conference action at Pershing Arena.

It is the first time in at least 20 seasons the Hawks have beaten the Bulldogs.

The Hawks (7-11, 2-3 GLVC) won 8 of 10 points in the middle of the first set to take control of the match. They followed up by going on a 10-5 run to start the second set and never led by less than six points.

Truman State flipped the script in the third set, scoring the first four points and going on an 8-0 run to build a 13-2 advantage. In the fourth set, Quincy grabbed the lead by scoring the first three points before it turned into a back-and-forth affair with the Hawks pulling ahead 23-22 before Brown's two kills.

Emily Rehagen led the Hawks with 15 kills and 13 digs, while Emma Lynch had 14 kills and Makayla Knoblauch had 35 assists and 15 digs.


Wildcats fall in four sets

After winning the first set of Tuesday night's Heart of America Athletic Conference matchup, the Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team struggled to string points together in a 22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-22 loss to Graceland

Emma Runyan had 12 kills and 11 digs for Graceland 8-17, 3-7 Heart), while Madison McClain had 10 kills and Taylor Durham finished with 13 digs for C-SC (7-14, 2-9 Heart).


Trail Blazers split two matches

The John Wood Community College women's volleyball team defeated Lincoln Trails Community College 3-1 in Tuesday's first match of the Lincoln Land Tri-Tournament before losing 25-21, 25-17, 25-16 to Lincoln Land Community College. Sierra Erke had 22 kills in the two matches combined for the Trail Blazers, while Kailey Owsley had 40 digs and Carol Vicentine finished with 28 assists.


Cougars shut out Lady Birds

Lauren Merrell allowed just three hits in leading the Highland softball team to an 11-0 victory over South Shelby. She struck out 13 and walked none. Offensively, Merrell had three hits, three RBIs and two runs. The Cougars put the game away with a five-run fifth inning that featured RBI hits from Merrell, Gabby Brown, Payton Miller,and Brianna Neisen.

Mackenzie Schweieter, Zoey Elliot and Hannah Wegman each had a hit for South Shelby.


Early runs buoy Panthers

The Monroe City softball team scored three times in the second inning and beat Moberly 10-3. Lauren Youngblood's RBI single and Mackenzie Moss' RBI double highlighted the early barrage. The Panthers added four runs in the fourth inning with hits from Youngblood, Bailee Hays and Belle Clark. The Panthers pounded out 21 hits overall with four doubles and a Youngblood home run.

Youngblood, Moss and Madelyn Meyer finished with three hits apiece.


Tigers limit Pirates to two runs

The Kirksville softball team scored four runs in the third inning and limited Hannibal to two runs in the fourth inning of a 10-2 North Central Missouri Conference victory at Veteran's Field.

A bases-loaded single by Emilee Wilson plated two runs for the Pirates before a line-drive double play ended the threat. Alyssa Hart, Kylie McAfee and Wilson had two hits apiece for Hannibal.


Tigers get offense rolling

The Marceline softball team broke a 1-1 tie by scoring 10 runs over a three-inning span and beating Knox County 12-2 in five innings. The Eagles were limited to five hits and committed five errors.


Thunderbirds thump Tigers

The North Callaway softball team beat Mark Twain 11-1 in five innings as the Tigers were limited to five hits and committed six errors. Elizabeth Trower had two hits for Mark Twain.