Golf records first loss of year

Bulldogs golf recorded its first loss of the season, taking second in a three-team match behind Helias High School. At the hilly Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City, the Bulldogs shot 191 as a team, 15 strokes behind the Crusaders and 25 ahead of the Rolla Bulldogs.
On an evening where Mexico was missing three of its golfers due to school conflicts, coach Lindsey Yancey was not disappointed recording the team’s first loss of the year.
“I must say that I was really pleased with the performance of my team last night,” Yancey said. “There are very few flat places on the course which means a player must be very smart about how they play their shots, and these girls really showed what they can do.”
Jenna Kosmatka of Helias took home top individual honors, shooting 39 over nine holes. MHS senior Layne Ray tied for the runner-up position with Helias’ Hanna Berendzen at 44 strokes.
“Layne is continuing to show great leadership in the #1 position and I am really happy to see my underclassmen keeping up with the pace she is setting,” Yancey said. “We had a good time looking over their scores from last year on the very same course, each returning girl improved by several strokes and that is really rewarding to see.”
Individual Scores
Layne Ray 44
Kaylee Stone 46
Abby Gooch 50
Jessica Slagle 51
Erika Smiley 61
Haley Barnes 64
Elizabeth Kasubke 67
MHS Softball moved to 4-2 (3-2 NCMC) after being held scoreless on the road by the Moberly Spartans.
Senior Ashlee Woodruff had two hits for the Bulldogs and juniors Karen Baker and Allison Mudd had a single each, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Spartans who scored five runs in the third.
In JV action, the Bulldogs beat the Spartans 6-3. Freshman Sydny Hull had two hits including a two-RBI single in the third. Freshman Taylor Brown had one hit and one RBI. Senior Courtney Inlow, sophomore Morgan Hall and freshman Kenzie Robnett had a hit each for the Bulldogs.