Mariona Ward brought home second- and third-place medals for the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers in the High School Mule Relays for Class 3 and 4 schools Monday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Mariona Ward was second in the 55-yard hurdles in 9.03 seconds. Skyler Evans, of Central, won in 8.59.
Ward was third in the long jump (16 feet). Trace Mosby, of Smithville, won with 16 feet, 10 inches.
S-C’s boys brought home eight top 10 finishes.
Luke Guier was third in the 400 in 52.69. Matt Scaletty, of Lee’s Summit North, won in 52.2.
Michael Chernookiy, Albert Nash, Guier and Taylor Gilliam were fourth in the 4x440 in 3:46.65. A team from Blue Springs won in 3:34.79.
Zac Volk was fifth in the pole vault (11-6). Bailey Hendricks was sixth in the pole vault (11-6). Volk achieved his jump in fewer attempts.
Chance Johnson tied for fifth in the high jump (5-11) and was eighth in the long jump (19-4)
The Tigers were eighth in the 4x220 in 1:43.48.
Gilliam was ninth in the 1600 in 4:55.5.
The Lady Tigers achieved top 10 finishes in two relay events.
Ward, Drae Marcum, Sarah Hughes and Allison Sproles were sixth in the 4x220 in 1:58.77 and ninth in the 4x440 in 4:45.1.
Knob Noster 5, Smith-Cotton 1
The Knob Noster Panthers went 3-0 in doubles and won a weather-shortened boys tennis match Monday, beating Smith-Cotton 5-1 at Knob Noster.
Kyle Zimmerschied and Cole Lankford beat Andrew Tilley and Matt Strouse 8-2 in No. 1 doubles. Jared Yates and John Abernathy beat Aaron Walters and Jacob Hedrick 8-5, and Seth Templeton and Garnett Williams beat Blake Potts and Carter Lapine 8-2.
Lapine earned the Tigers’ only victory, beating Jacob Youngblood 8-4 in No. 6 singles.
In the other completed matches, Lankford beat Strouse 8-2 in No. 2 singles, and Templeton beat Potts 8-5 in No. 5 singles.
The Zimmerschied-Tilley, Yates-Walters and Abernathy-Hedrick matches did not finish.
Northwest 7, Bunceton 1
Truman Leicher struck out 12 batters in a complete-game effort Monday, and the Northwest Mustangs opened the baseball season with a 7-1 win over Bunceton at Hughesville.
Leicher allowed one earned run on four hits.
Alex Brockman went 1 for 2 with three RBIs for the Mustangs.
Lincoln 15, Hermitage 7
The Lincoln Cardinals erupted for seven runs in the first inning Monday and rolled to a 15-4 season-opening road win over Hermitage.
The Cardinals stretched their lead to 10-0 after three and one-half innings.
Devyn Strathman picked up the win, allowing four runs — none earned — on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks in four innings of relief.
Corbin Mertgen went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and one RBI. Kolton Taylor went 1 for 3 with one run scored. Connor Spunaugle went 1 for 4 with three RBIs and one run scored. Leadoff batter Branigan Roark drew four walks, stole two bases and scored two runs.