Reports published April 8, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

NORTH CALLAWAY BASEBALL: The North Callaway Thunderbirds baseball team traveled to Community R-6 on Thursday and came home with a 12-6 victory.
Paul Zerr, relief pitcher, picked up his second win. He pitched three innings, allowing 1 hit, 2 runs, 1 of which was unearned, and struck out 3. Caleb Harris was the losing pitcher.
For the offense, Justin Murphy went 3-5 with a double, had 2 RBI and 2 runs; Jake Kee was 3-5 with a double, 2 RBI and 1 run. Community R-6 had 6 runs on 5 hits and 3 errors. North Callaway had 12 runs, 11 hits, and 6 errors.
"We hit the ball well, we just need to work on defense," stated Kevin Oneal, who with the win recorded his 89th victory as North Callaway's coach.
North Callaway's record is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in conference. R-6's record is 1-1 overall and in conference play.
R-6: 0-3-2-1-0-0-0
NorCal: 3-1-1-1-2-2-2
The junior varsity team won 12-5. Their record is 3-1.
PARIS BASEBALL: Thursday night was another tough loss for the Paris Coyotes against a very good baseball team, losing 8-0 to Northeast (Cairo). "We had a lot of good things throughout the game. I am proud of the way the boys came out to play and represented Paris," said PHS Coach Mike Fible. The Coyotes make a few key mistakes behind pitcher Steven Hayhurst, which they could not recover. 'We have a very young baseball team and are improving with every game. We look forward to a couple of practices to improve before our next game Tuesday against South Shelby," he added
Zac Blandenski was 1-2 and John DeOrnellis and Brant Francis were each 1-3.
Hayhurst pitched 4 innings, allowed 7 runs, 6 hits, 2 base on balls and 6 strikeouts. Brant Francis pitched 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 2 hits and struck out 2.
Paris is 1-2 overall and 1-0 in conference.
Paris: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0
Cairo: 1-0-4-2-0-1
COMMUNITY R-6 TRACK: After a rough start to the season, due in part to all the wet weather, Community R-6 finally got to have a track meet. On Thursday the high school track team traveled to Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD) in Fulton. R-6 came home with three medals: Kaitlin Orr received a second-place medal in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:51.47. Leah Mays received a fourth-place medal in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:34.70; and Lance Gibson brought home a fourth-place medal in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 48.96 seconds.
"Our athletes competed well in all of their events. Of course, like any sporting event, they had first meet jitters, but pushed past the nervousness. With the new additions to the team and some of our athletes trying new events – they didn't know what to expect," stated R-6 Coach Bob Curtis. This meet was a good indicator for the kids to gauge where they are now and where they need to be competitively. "Our season has just begun and we have a lot of work to do yet. Our athletes are determined to do their best this season and hope to bring home more medals," said Curtis.
The next competition is April 15 at Bowling Green.
100 m hurdles: Mia Knipfel, 21.12 seconds
100 m dash: Tina McCoskey, 17.21 seconds, Tyler Mays, 12.90 seconds
1600 m run: Lance Gibson, 5:36.22
200 m dash: Tyler Mays, 26.88 seconds
Discuss:Jewelee Winn, 70'11"; Keith Caldwell, 50'9"
Shot put: Jewelee Winn, 24' 11.50"; Keith Caldwell, 26'4 in"
Long jump: Mia Knipfel, 12'; Kaitlin Orr, 12'8.50"; Tyler Mays, 15'1.50".
Triple jump: Kaitlin Orr, 25'6.50".
COMMUNITY R-6 GOLF: The Community R-6 golf team opened the season at Mosswood Meadows Golf Course in Montgomery City on Thursday.
"This should have been our sixth match of the season, but with the bad weather, it was our first," stated R-6 coach Vicki Briggs . Nonetheless, the Trojans opened the season by shooting a new team low score of 203. Monroe City shot 234 and Louisiana shot 159 (they finished fifth in State last year and have four members of that team returning)
The R-6 varsity scores were:
Caleb Bertels 49, Chris Wieberg 49, Treyton Kobush 52, Sean Wilson 53, and Trever Hoyt 67. Bryan Allen shot a 66 and Alex Becker shot a 68.
Because of the poor weather, the team has been very limited with outdoor practice. "I think as the rust works off and with more play, we are going to see scores drop quickly. Nonetheless, it was a nice beginning for us," stated the coach.