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WEEK OF APRIL 25, 2001
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Dragons Have Busy Week On Diamond, Win Three Games
In what was probably the busiest week this season, Ste. Genevieve High School's baseball team posted a 3-1 record in games played at Yanks Field. SGHS enters this week's games with a 6-4 record (3-3 in conference play). Ste. Genevieve plays at Fredericktown on Tuesday and will host Farmington Wednesday at Yanks Field. The Dragons scored four runs in the fifth inning to hold off Potosi 7-4 in a game played April 12. Ste. Genevieve scored three times in the first inning, but the Trojans tied the game in the third and took a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning. SGHS' pitching combination of Dustin Schmelzle and Levi Lemons preserved the win. In his brief appearance (1 2/3 innings), Schmelzle allowed one hit; Lemons got the win. He gave up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and walked two batters in 5 1/3 innings. Lemons and Schmelzle each had two RBI's; Luke Garber tripled and he, along with Adam Naeger, each had an RBI. Keith Webery and Schmelzle also had two hits each; Nathan Palmer and Andy Miller had one hit each. A Dragon rally fell short as Hillsboro won a slugfest 12-11 on April 11. The Hawks scored six runs in the first inning off SGHS starter Wes Wolk, but the Dragons tied the game with two runs in their half of the first and four more in the second. SGHS broke the tie with a run in the fourth and was up 8-6 in the fifth before Hillsboro tied the game again with two runs in its half of the sixth. The Dragons regained the lead (11-8) in the bottom of the sixth, but the Hawks scored what turned out to be the game-winning runs in the seventh. Schmelzle had a three-run homer and Wolk had a single and a home run to help lead SGHS' offense. Todd Thomure, Palmer, Miller and Webery each had two hits; Naeger and Kyle Palmer each scored a run and Garber added a single. Wolk faced seven batters. He gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and also had one walk and one strikeout. Garber had six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of work; Lemons gave up four runs when he was on the mound. North County and Ste. Genevieve waited until the seventh inning to score runs, but the Dragons got the 3-2 win in a game played April 10. SGHS started its rally when Schmelzle singled. The next three Dragon batters reached base on North County walks, which allowed Schmelzle to come home. Adam Naeger grounded to the Raider first baseman for an out, but two North County errors allowed SGHS to get the game-tying and game-winning runs. Schmelzle picked up a complete game win for SGHS. He struck out three Raider batters, walked one and gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits. Wolk, Dustin Bauman and Webery scored the Dragons' runs. Garber had two hits, including a double; Nathan Palmer doubled and Schmelzle singled in the game. Rain didn't cool off SGHS' bats or Lemons' pitching when played resumed against Valle on April 9. The Dragons won 18-0 in five innings. The Dragons were up 6-0 when rain forced the game to stop after two innings on April 2. When play resumed, SGHS scored three times in the third inning, six times in the fourth and three times in the fifth. Lemons threw the no-hitter. He struck out nine batters and allowed no walks. Wolk hit his fourth home run of the year and Miller had his first against the Warriors. Nathan Palmer had two triples, a single and four RBI's; Miller added three RBI's with his homer. Wolk had two RBI's and Schmelzle, Lemons, Webery and Matt Holland each drove in a run. Holland doubled; Thomure, Garber, Naeger and Miller each had singles.
VHS, Ste. Genevieve Golfers Have Success On Home Course
Last week was very good for Ste. Genevieve and Valle high school golf teams as both took advantage of their home course most of the week. Ste. Genevieve's Tommy Schmelzle shot a one-under-par 35 and was the medalist in a match against Arcadia Valley on April 12 at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course. SGHS shot 149 to AV's team score of 172. Zach Decker shot an even-par 36, followed by Keith Stolzer, Aaron Browne and Brad Arnold, who each had scores of 39; Greg Ladd had a round of 42. Greg Hilbert's round of 40 helped lead the junior varsity to a 179-191 win over AV. Other scores included Cody Weiler (44), Adam Figge (47), Josh Milner (48) and Tim Taylor (49). Stolzer shot a 36 and was the medalist in a match against Potosi and Valle April 11 at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course. The Dragons shot 158, Valle came in with a score of 161 and Potosi had a round of 190. Stolzer birdied the second hole, the13th hole and the 17th hole. Browne also had a birdie on the second hole. Other varsity scores were Decker (39), Schmelzle (41), Ladd (42), Browne (45) and Arnold (47). Valle's Jason Grass, Patrick Odneal and Jake Bauman each shot rounds of 39 in the match. Ryan Odneal had a score of 41, followed by Ryan Kuehn (43) and Nick Schilly (44). PotosiÕs Marshall Lewis shot the low score of 45 for his team. Ste. Genevieve's junior varsity, behind Weiler's score of 43, beat Potosi 179-236. Other JV scores were Hilbert (44), Josh Ramer (45), Taylor (47) and Figge (48). For Romaine Holman's Warriors, the week began on a satisfying note as VHS beat St. Vincent by two strokes 157-159 at a match held April 9. Ryan Odneal and St. Vincent's Andrew Prost shared medalist honors with one-over-par scores of 37 for nine holes. Other VHS scores included Grass (39), Patrick Odneal (40), Bauman (41), Ryan Kuehn (45) and Schilly (51). Ryan Odneal and Grass each shot birdies in the match. St. Vincent's junior varsity defeated Valle 182-198 in its match. Tom Wodraska led the team with a score of 39, followed by Brent Schweiss (47), Brian Herzog (54), Bryan Donze (58), Terry Callahan (58) and Brandon Kuehn (59). St. Vincent's Wes Richardet shot a 41 to lead his squad. Ryan Odneal repeated as medalist in the April 10 match against North County. He shot a one-under 35 which included two birdies. The Warriors defeated North County 156-164. Grass matched his performance against St. Vincent with another round of 39. Ryan Kuehn added a score of 40, followed by Patrick Odneal (42), Bauman (44) and Wodraska (45). North County's Matt Wichern shot a 38 for his team's low score. The Raider JV team nipped VHS by one stroke 180-181 in their match. Nick Schilly's score of 40 led the Warriors. Brent Schweiss and Bryan Donze both had rounds of 46 followed by Brandon Kuehn (49) and Callahan (53).
R2 SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES DO WELL AT CAPE GIRARDEAU - On April 7, several students from the Ste. Genevieve R2 School District participated in Special Olympics held at Cape Girardeau. The participants competed in several track and field events and were very successful. The students also came home with numerous medals and ribbons. Many family members and friends of the athletes also attended. The students are now eligible to participate in the Special Olympics state level meet at Fort Leonard Wood in May. R2 Special Olympics athletes are (standing) Melissa Stenberg, Tabitha Glass, Melissa Hilderbrand, Christa Waters, Amy Hilderbrand and Joe Wolk; (sitting) Brian Bahr, Zachary Carson, Justin Macklin, Chuck Trull, Chris Lewis, Nikki Ringwald, Michelle Stenberg, Afton Weiler and Ashley Pfaff; (kneeling) Lisa Bailey, Randy Schmidt, Carissa Sellers and Keri Woody.
Warrior Hitters Struggling At Plate, Have 2-7 Record
Offense, that ingredient that eluded Valle High School's baseball program last year, is a spotty commodity so far this season. Aside from the Warriors' 23-1 blasting of Kingston last week, runs have not come in bunches for VHS. Warrior bats were silent in a 7-1 loss at Arcadia Valley on April 12. "Our freshman pitcher Phil Stoll had a pretty good outing; we just couldn't get any runs to help him out," coach Frank Wetteroth said. Stoll gave up six runs, but did not walk a batter during his 5 2/3 innings on the mound. VHS got its run in the sixth inning when Tyler Basler scored on a fielder's choice. "We also had men on base at other times during the game, but we could not get the big hits we needed to get them home," Wetteroth said. Nick Schweiss got two of VHS' four hits. He had a single and double. It was a different story April 11 at Yanks Field. Valle took advantage of Kingston pitching for 14 hits in the five-inning game. VHS scored 10 runs in the first inning and followed that up with six more in the second inning, four in the third and three runs in the fourth. Schweiss and Stoll each had three hits; Basler went two-for-three. Tyson Fallert, Tim Meyer and Schweiss also had doubles. Schweiss was the winning pitcher. He allowed one run on four hits and struck out five. Basler also threw for VHS and struck out two batters. Ste. Genevieve shut out VHS 18-0 in a game played April 9. The Dragons and Warriors started the game April 2, but rain stopped the action in the second inning. When played resumed, SGHS was ahead 6-0.
Monia, Otte Set Old Settlement Relays Records In Their Events
Ste. Genevieve High School's Drew Monia and Cathy Otte of Valle High School set Old Settlement Relays records in their events last week. Monia won the 400-meter dash in 51.25 seconds. Otte cleared nine feet to win the pole vault. SGHS boys' team placed third in the event with 88 points; the Hunters were second with 114 points. Valle's boys and girls teams finished fourth in the event. Park Hills was the boys' division winner with 118 points; Festus' girls squad won with 122 points. First place finishers for the Dragons and Hunters included Michael Armbruster (1,600-meter run-4 minutes, 47.86 seconds and 3,200-meter run-11:02.88), Elaine Donze (discus-100 feet, three inches), Corrie Meyer (400-meter dash-1 minute, 3.69 seconds) and the 1,600-meter relay team (Rachel Beyatte, Michelle Holst, Emily LaRose and Meyer-4:17.07). First place finishes for Valle's boys' and girls' teams included Chrissy Otte (100-meter hurdles-16.9 and 300-meter low hurdles-50.38), Adam Bova (high jump-5-8), 3,200-meter relay team (Bova, Laz Marquart, John McCabe and Matt Basler-8:37.62).