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Lady Cats Drop Season Volleyball Opener....SC Comes Back To Beat St Anthony...Other Area Results

SALEM - The Salem Lady Wildcats dropped their volleyball season opener in coach Christie Gillette's debut on the bench to visiting Teutopolis.  Salem dropped the opening set 14-25, but found Kayle Kloppedal in the middle in set 2 when she helped her team to a 25-16 victory.  Salem grabbed an early lead in the decisive set, but too many errors helped the Wooden Shoes pull away for a 25-22 win.  Captain Kelly Sager was also a steady force for Salem throughout the evening.  

    The South Central Lady Cougars won their season and conference opener with a 23-25, 26-24, 25-19 win at Effingham St Anthony.  SC trailed 24-21 in the second set before coming back to win.  Hannah Rubin led the way at the service line with 11 points.  Deidra Schaal had 11 kills, Emily Chapman added 11 assists and Rubin had 8 digs.  SC JV also won in 3 sets and the Fresh/Soph split.  

    Centralia improved to 2-0 on the season, and only needed two sets to put away the Collinsville Kahoks 25-18, 26-24 at Trout Arena.  

    Woodlawn outlasted Sesser Valier 29-27 in set one and scored the final five points of the match winning the second set 25-20.  Hailie Hill pounded out 11 kills.  

    Patoka earned a 25-19, 25-9 win over Sandoval on the road to run the Lady Warriors record to 2-0 on the season.  Patoka also won the JV match 25-18, 25-23.  

Cowden Herrick Beecher City knocked off Dieterich in their season opener 25-22, 25-18.  Leah Kelly led CHBC with 5 kills and 6 digs.  Skylar Morrison dished out 4 assists.  

    Rend Lake lost in 5 sets in their home opener to SWIC to drop to 0-4 on the season and open the GRAC year with a loss.  The Lady Warriors won the first two sets before dropping the next three. 

Prep Golf Results From Thursday

Prep Golf Results From Thursday

UNDATED - The Woodlawn boys golf team won a four team match at Governors Run in Carlyle.  The Cardinals shot a 166, Waterloo Gibault 175, host Wesclin 181 and Valmeyer 189.  Jacob Bailey led Woodlawn with a 38.  

    Vandalia was 2nd in a triangular match ending up 2 strokes behind Altamont and two ahead of Ramsey with Altamont totaling a 180, Vandalia 182 and the Rams 184. 

SCHS Soccer Plays To Scoreless Draw

EFFINGHAM - The Salem boys soccer team played to a scoreless tie against Mt Carmel in their first game of the St Anthony Tournament.  Salem will play tomorrow at 8:30 am against St Anthony and at 12:30 against Carlyle to finish up Tournament play. 

Orphans & Annies 5th At Marion Invitational...

MARION - In prep cross country, both the Centralia Orphans and Annies were 5th at the Marion Invitational.  Garrett Blanchard led the Orphans with a 3rd place finish in 17:42, Drew Wehking was 16th, Lucas Hake 17th, Austynn Louvier 46th and Crede Correll 41st.

    For the Annies, Cheyenne Finley was 7th in 22:39, Gracee Kelly 14th, Anicia Sanders 41st, Annie Pas 48th and Hailey Paulson was 50th. 

Selmaville Upends Franklin Park JV....SC Holds On To Beat Iuka

SALEM - The Franklin Park Bobcats fell to visiting Selmaville 7-6 in junior high baseball.  Franklin Park trailed heading into the fourth inning before plating 6 runs to take a 6-2 lead.  Selmaville came back to plate 4 runs in the top of the 7th to take the win.  The Bobcats were playing their 6th graders with a few 7th graders due to a heavy game schedule this coming week.  Quentin Purcell was 4-4 for the Rockets  and Logan Rubin was 3-4 with an RBI.  Purcell tossed 3 scoreless innings before getting tagged with the 6 runs in the 4th.  Logan Rubin pitched the final 3 innings of relief and did not allow a hit.  For the Bobcats, Bryson Quinn and Cory Crouch each went 2-4.  Crouch added an RBI.  Brayden Smith, Carson Parrish and Brighton Lucas also had RBIs.  

    South Central scored single runs in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings as they held on to defeat Iuka at home 4-2.  For the Falcons, Aaron Patton, Chase Dodson had 4 of the Falcons 8 hits with Jaden Gergorek adding a double.  SC will host their first annual Booster Club Tournament today with games played in Farina and Kinmundy. 

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