Brock Lunceford, Alex Bledsoe and Austin Kelsay, members of the Mexico Bulldogs golf team have advanced to sectional competition after competing in the Class 3A District competition Monday. Lunceford, who placed ninth, also earned All-District honors.
MHS Coach John Knipfel stated Monday's match was held on what was by far the best weather day of the season. "Conditions were too wet to play the ball down everywhere, but the tournament still provided all the expected challenges on the road to state," remarked Knipfel.
Jordan McNeil and Vincent Perll, while not advancing to the next round, represented MHS and the golf team well and contributed to the team's fourth place finish out of 11 teams.
The sectionals will be held May 6 at Innsbrook Resort in Wright City and Knipfel said his team is looking forward to the match.
Team results include: Hannibal 310, Marshall 333, Moberly 343, Mexico 348, Fulton 350, Kirksville 355, Helias Catholic 362, Boonville 401, Missouri Military Academy 419, Osage 424 and Eldon 436.
MEXICO INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Brock Lunceford 81.
Alex Bledsoe 83.
Austin Kelsay 86.
Jordan McNeil 97.
Vincent Perll 134.
BASEBALL: Mexico Bulldogs baseball team is competing in the Fulton Tournament this week and on the opening day of the event the Bulldogs played two games and came home with a split.
The first game was against the North Callaway Thunderbirds and the Bulldogs came up short with NorCal winning 2-1. The Bulldogs had only 4 hits and scored their only run in the third inning. The Thunderbirds scored in the third and sixth innings.
Rusty Creed pitched 4 innings for the Bulldogs, striking out 4 and allowed 3 walks.
In the sixth inning the Bulldogs allowed the Thunderbirds to score without a hit. The leadoff batter walked, a sacrifice hit advanced the runner to second, two more batters walked and a sacrifice fly by Tanner Murphy scored his brother Justin Murphy for the go ahead run. Vance Allen was 1-3 with an RBI and a double.
Getting hits for the Bulldogs were Dylan Nance, 2-3, 2 doubles and an RBI; Creed 1-3 and Tyler Bracht 1-4.
Justin Murphy, pitched 5 innings for the Thunderbirds. His unearned run winning streak came to an end on Nance's double. Murphy had pitched 47 1/3 innings without an earned run. His brother Tanner Murphy got the win – his first of the season.
Mexico: 4 H, 1R, 1E, 9LOB.
North Callaway: 1 H, 2R, 2E, 6LOB.
In the second game, Mexico defeated the Hallsville Indians 5-1. Hallsville's only run came in the first inning. The Bulldogs scored 3 in the third, 1 in the fourth and 1 in the sixth.
Elijah Robinson pitched his second back-to-back complete game, striking out 5.
"Elijah pitched another excellent game," said his coach.
Page 2 of 3 - As for the team, Louder was pleased with the way his team came back after losing to North Callaway. "They (the team) did a great job bouncing back after a disappointing loss."
For the Bulldogs, Bracht was 3-4, Nance was 1-4 with 2RBI and Austyn Samp was 1-1 with 2 bases on balls.
Mexico is 11-6 on the season.
Tonight the team travels to Kirksville for a big game. The Tigers and Bulldogs have played twice this year and each has won one. The game will play an important part in the District seedings.
Mexico: 6H, 5R, 0E, 8LOB.
Hallsville: 6H, 1R, 3D, 6LOB.
In North Callaway's second game they defeated Southern Boone 3-2. North Callaway had 4 hits, 1 in the second and 2 in the sixth inning.
Paul Zerr (4-1) was the winning pitcher. He pitched 6 innings, allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and 1 strikeout.
Zerr was 2-3 at the plate with a double, triple and 1RBI. Chance Kee, who pitched 1 inning and got the save, was 1-3 at the plate with 2RBI and a solo home run.
North Callaway 10-6, plays Wellsville tonight in a rescheduled game.
MMS TRACK: The Mexico Middle School hosted the Mexico Relays last Wednesday.
"This meet is always extremely tough with a large field of teams and a high level of competition and this year was no different," stated MHS Coach Cindy Allison.
Highlights included strong finishes by Marcus Moore and AJ Tracy in the distance races, season bests in the boys 4 X 400 and all of the girls relays and a season best jump by Adria Costley in the triple jump.
Boys team scores: Hannibal 124, Thomas Jefferson 94, Kirksville 68, Moberly 63, Jeff Jr. 58.5, Fulton 37, Mexico 28, Oakland 23.5, Warrenton 21, Troy 19, South Shelby 12, MMA 12, St. Pius 8, West 7, Clopton 6, CR-6 0
MMS BOYS INDIVIDUALS
AJ Tracy: 800 meter run, 2:25.73 SB.
Tracy, Quinton Baumgartner, Cameron Baumgartner, Kellen Ekern 4:17.29 SB and improved their own seventh grade record.
Marcus Moore: 800M 2:27.01 SB.
Avion Williams, Jeffrey Burgess, Cooper Manns, Bryan Roth: 4 X 200 meter relay 1:46.20.
Moore: 1600M, 5:24.85 SB.
Gabe Deimeke: Shot put, 35-11.
Terrese Aaron: Discus, 103-2 SB.
Aaron: Shot put, 35-6.
Girls team scores: Hannibal 122.5, Thomas Jefferson 84, Troy 65.5, Kirksville 60.5, Warrenton 48, St. Pius 44, Oakland 36, Jeff Jr. 33.5, West 28, Moberly 23, Mexico 22, South Shelby 8, Clopton 6, Fulton 2, CR-6 0
MMS GIRLS RESULTS
Adria Costley: Triple jump, 26-4.5 SB.
Nyja Mitchell, Peyton Johnson, Rebecca Rothermich, Abby Pascoe: 4 X 200M Relay, 2:02.03 SB.
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Mitchell, Johnson, Costley, Pascoe: 4 X 100M Relay, 58.31 SB.
Elisabeth Gooch: Discus, 68-5 SB.
Lesli Key: 1600M, 6:16.65.
Amber Shaw: 800M, 2:56.06.
Abby Pascoe: 100M, 13.90 SB.
Grace Troesser: Shot put, 26-9 SB.
Mitchell 400M, 1:10.99 SB.
Key: 800M, 2:59.48.
MMS will participate today in the Columbia Relays at Hickman High School.