MHS SOCCER: The weather was not great, wet field, drizzling rain, but the outcome of the Mexico High School soccer game, was good. The Lady Bulldogs played host to the Marshall Owls in an NCMC conference game Monday night and were victorious 8-0.
Mexico scored its first goal with approximately 19 minutes left in the half, making the score 1-0 in the first half of the match.
"After halftime we really kind of put our foot on the gas a little bit and knocked in seven more (goals)," remarked MHS Coach Brad Ellebracht.
"We saw some growth in the maturity of some younger players, and their approach to competing last night," he added.
The first half of the game started just like the game the Lady Bulldogs played on Friday. "We were up 1-0 at half and really had the better of the play up to that point. The difference came in the way we responded to that situation in the second half," stated Ellebracht. Mexico ended up losing 2-1 on Friday.
"Last night, obviously, was a much more assertive response," said the coach.
For Mexico, Keagan Riddick scored 3 goals and 2 assists; Bailey Reed scored 3 goals and 1 assist; Rachel Hightshoe and Caroline Finck each added a goal; and Sydney Schutte added an assist. Abby Dick got the shut-out in goal for Mexico.
Mexico, 5-4 overall and 2-3 in conference standings, will take to the field again Friday at home against Warrenton for both junior varsity and varsity matches.
The junior varsity also won 1-0 with Lauren Ralls scoring the only goal of the game.
MMS TRACK: Mexico Middle School competed in the NCMC Conference Relays Saturday at Kirksville and had an overall great day of competition with 26 season bests, three new seventh grade school records and a championship in the seventh grade boys division.
"We strategically placed our seventh grade boys in their events with the thought of maximum points and the goal of going for the team win. Everyone delivered and we beat two consistently strong track schools in Kirksville and Hannibal. I am also very proud of the 26 season bests because we are always looking for improvement and competitiveness and many of the kids are getting stronger and stronger," remarked MHS Coach Cindy Allison.
The next meet is scheduled for Thusday at Boonville.
Seventh-grade boys team scores: Mexico 166, Kirksville 131.5, Hannibal 117, Boonville 67, Moberly 44.5, Marshall 32, Fulton 10
Cameron Holman 800 M Run 2:27.48 SB.
Marquis Smith 1600 M Run 5:47.93.
Avion Williams, Cameron Holman, Marquis Smith, Kellen Ekern 4 X 200 M Relay 1:49.72 SB (new seventh-grade school record, old record was 1:54.59 set in 1993)
Williams, Quinton Baumgartner, Cameron Baumgartner, White 4 X 100 M Relay 53.25 SB (new seventh-grade school record, old record was 55.13 set in 1986)
Page 2 of 3 - AJ Tracy, Q. Baumgartner, C. Baumgartner, Ekern 4 X 400 M Relay 4:21.13 SB (new seventh-grade school record, old record was 4:22.80 set in 2006)
Smith, AJ Vittone, Tyler Brandow, Tracy 4 X 800 M Relay 11:15.74
Holman 100M Hurdles 17.94 SB
Holman Long Jump 14-9 SB
Ekern 400 M 1:02.72 SB
AJ Tracy 800 M Run 2:29.33 SB
White High Jump 5-0 SB
Terrese Aaron Shot Put 31-10.5
White 100M Dash 13.41
White 200M Dash 26.75
Aaron Discus 90-7
Williams 100M Dash 13.47 SB
Brandow 1600 M Run 6:14.31
Q. Baumgartner 200M 28.76 SB
Ekern Pole Vault 6-0
Ryan Shopher Discus 69-11 SB
Cameron Baumgartner 400 M 1:04.70 SB
Q. Baumgartner Long Jump 13-5
Smith High Jump 4-8 SB
Dhruv Prajapati Triple Jump 24-3 SB
Eighth-grade boys team scores: Hannibal 168, Kirksville 135, Moberly 102, Mexico 57, Fulton 57, Boonville 28, Marshall 27
Gabe Deimeke Shot Put 36-0.5
Andrew Whitworth, Jonathan Taylor, Brice Abbott, Marcus Moore 4 X 800 M Relay 11:13.41
Bryan Roth 100 M Dash 13.26
Deimeke Discus 95-9
Jeffrey Burgess, D'Von Nunnelly, Cooper Manns, Roth 4 X 200 M Relay 1:52.09
Burgess, Nunnelly, Manns, Roth 4 X 100 M Relay 54.07
Moore 800 M Run 2:34.40 SB
Joe Cheney Shot Put 32-10.5
Moore 1600 M Run 5:47.06
Burgess 200 M Dash 27.08 SB
Cheney Discus 69-9
Seventh-grade girls team scores: Hannibal 159, Kirksville 134.5, Mexico 81, Moberly 66.5, Fulton 59, Boonville 56, Marshall 46
Elisabeth Gooch Discus 67-1
Lesli Key 1600 M Run 6:13.22
Key 800 M Run 2:51.92 SB
Adria Costley Long Jump 11-10.5
Gooch Shot Put 26-3.75
Kelle Smith, Lauren Quinlan, Rebecca Rothermich, Costley 4 x 200 M Relay 2:10.50
Rothermich 400 M 1:13.55 SB
Costley Triple Jump 24-6 SB
Smith, Quinlan, Mackenzie Davis, Costley 4 X 100 M Relay 1:03.26
Natalie Phillips Shot Put 22-9 SB
Alyssa Cupp 800 M Run 3:10.59
Phillips Discus 50-4
Eight-grade girls team scores: Hannibal 201, Kirksville 127, Moberly 87, Mexico 54, Fulton 36, Boonville 24, Marshall 16
Amber Shaw 1600 M Run 6:28.02
Page 3 of 3 - Shaw 800 M Run 2:55.22 SB
Abby Pascoe 100M Dash 14.54
Pascoe, Peyton Johnson, Alexis Atkinson, Nyja Mitchell 4 X 200 M Relay 2:05.20 SB
Mitchell, Johnson, Atkinson, Pascoe 4 X 100 M Relay 59.77 SB
Elizabeth Finck 800M Run 3:00.57 SB
Taylor Brown Discus 60-8
Brown Shot Put 24-5.25
Alie Moore Discus 54-5
Finck 1600 M Run 6:57.96
Johnson 200M Dash 31.79 SB
Alexis Atkinson Long Jump 10-5.75