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Mexico Bulldogs soccer girls got back on the winning track Monday night defeating Boonville Lady Pirates 5-4 in what MHS Coach Brad Ellebracht called a wild game. "There were a lot of great moments for both teams and some not so great," he stated in regard to the conference game.
Mexico scored first when Bailey Reed kicked one past Boonville's goal keeper approximately 8 minutes into the game. The Lady Dawgs were leading 2-1 at the half.
"I think we are still watching a lot of our younger players grow into their roles and that process is going to be a little inconsistent. We just have to make sure that game in and game out the right attitude is there," remarked the MHS coach.
Mexico scoring included: Bailey Reed, 4 goals; Caroline Finck, 1 goal; Keagan Riddick and Rachel Owings each had 2 assists.
Monday was the first of six games this week for the Lady Bulldogs. "We have to take the lessons from this crazy game and take them to the next one," explained Ellebracht.
Mexico, 3-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play, will be home again tonight in a makeup game against conference rival Kirksville.

MHS GOLF: Mexico junior varsity golf team was back at the Palmyra JV tournament to defend its title once again. This would've been the third year in a row Mexico could've won, but a new face, Father Tolton Catholic, stole the show with a 23-stroke margin of victory. Mexico took second place honors earning medals for all five players. As individuals, two players placed in the top 10 out of 50.
Scores for Mexico were Brock Fuemmeler 88, tied for fifth place; Brandon Oligschlaeger 89, eighth place; Brad Hutchinson 91, 13th place; and Lucas Handlin and Jared Melton 95, tied for 16th place.
"All in all it was a great event with great weather. All of the guys seemed to enjoy themselves and all players saw improvements on their averages," remarked MHS Coach John Knipfel. "This is always a great event for further preparing the guys for the challenges that lie ahead," he added.
Scores in the tournament were: Tolton 340, Mexico 363, Community R-6 384, Scotland 388, Warrenton 391, Palmyra 392, Highland 397, Clark County 446, South Shelby 536 and Monroe City 632.
The JV's record stands at 13-2.
Community R-6 came in third in the tournament. Team scores for R-6 include: Caleb Bertels 85; Chris Wieberg 98, Sean Wilson 97, Treyton Kobush 105 and Trevor Hoyt 128.

MMS TRACK: Mexico Middle School 7th grade boys track team competed in the Hannibal Molly Brown and Huck Finn Relays on Saturday taking first in their division.
"It was our first day of decent weather for a meet and the kids competed well against a large field of teams. We figured out early on that our seventh grade boys had a shot at winning the title but that we needed contributions from everyone and that was exactly what we got. We scored in every event and had two people score in a few events which is really where you can build some points," remarked MMS Coach Cindy Allison.
Team scores included: Mexico 119, Hannibal 116, Palmyra 50, Moberly 46, Quincy 40, Liberty 37.
Mexico first place finishers:
Cameron Holman: 100M Hurdles, 18.23.
Cameron Holman: 800 M Run, 2:29.60.
Michael White: 100 M Dash, 12.80.
Michael White: High Jump, 4-8.
Marquis Smith: 1600 M Run, 5:28.19.
Avion Williams, Holman, Marquis Smith, Kellen Ekern 4 X 200 M Relay, 1:52.07.
Williams, Quinton Baumgartner, Cameron Baumgartner, White 4 X 100 M Relay, 53.42
Smith, Quinton Baumgartner, Cameron Baumgartner, Ekern 4 X 400 M Relay, 4:27
Taking second place for MMS included:
Terrese Aaron: Shot Put, 33-1.
Third place finishers:
Cameron Baumgartner: 400M, 1:05.02.
Ekern: Pole Vault, 5-6.
Aaron: Discus, 94-3.
Fourth place:
Quinton Baumgartner: 200M Dash, 29.65.
Dylan Patton: Pole Vault, 5-0.
Fifth place:
Williams: 100M Dash, 13.68.
Tyler Spargo: Triple Jump, 25-8.5.
Sixth place:
Quinton Baumgartner: Long Jump, 13-6.25.
The eighth grade boys did not place in the top 6 teams (12 teams total)
Third place:
Bryan Roth: 100 M Dash, 12.49.
Fifth place:
Jeffrey Burgess, D'Von Nunnelly, Cooper Manns, Roth 4 X 200 M Relay, 1:50.21.
Gabe Deimeke: Shot Put, 35-11.
Sixth place:
Jeffrey Burgess, D'Von Nunnelly, Cooper Manns, Roth 4 X 100 M Relay, 53.53.
The seventh grade girls took fourth in their division.
Team scores included: Hannibal 100, Palmyra 93, Quincy 82, Mexico 45, Schyler Industry 45, Liberty 44.33.
Third place:
Kellee Smith, Lauren Quinlan, Rebecca Rothermich, Adria Costley 4 X 200 M Relay, 2:19.19.
Smith, Quinlan, Mackenzie Davis, Costley 4 X 100 M Relay, 1:01.58.
Costley: Triple Jump, 22-10.5.
Fourth place:
Lesli Key 800 M Run, 2:56.64.
Costley Long Jump, 11-8.
Fifth place:
Key, Rothermich, Alyssa Cupp, Smith 4 X 400 M Relay, 5:23.94.
Sixth place:
Key 1600 M Run, 6:19.79.
MMS did not have anyone place in the eighth grade girls competition.
MMS is at home today at home 4 p.m. against Wentzville South, Warrenton, Columbia Oakland and Columbia West.