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The Smith-Cotton track team has sent several athletes through to the sectional meet.

The Tigers took fifth in the Class 4, District 5 track meet Saturday in Jefferson City.

Albert Nash won the long jump, clearing 21-4.75. Zac Volk was second in pole vault with a heigth of 12-6. Chance Johnson cleared 6-2 to take second in high jump. Luke Guier qualified in the 200 with a time of 23.23, good for fourth place, and the 400 where he took third in 50.53.

In girls track, Marionna Ward, Sarah Hughes, Makeba Nash and Drae Marcum took fourth in the 4x100 relay with a time of 51 seconds.

Ward also qualified in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.22 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.86.

The sectional meet will be Saturday in Eldon.

Class 1

Smithton’s Isaac Calvert has qualified for the Class 1 state meet after running a 10:20 3200 in the sectional meet, taking second.

He also ran a 4:42 in the 1600 to place sixth.

Smithton’s Whitney Fisher took eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 30-5.5.

Girls Soccer

Hickman 3, Smith-Cotton 1

The Smith-Cotton girls soccer team lost 3-1 to Hickman on Saturday.

The Lady Tigers’ lone goal came from Kristin Ferrell, assisted by Kiara Williams.

Smith-Cotton opens district play at 5 p.m. today against Rock Bridge at Blue Springs South.


Class 2, District 9

No member of the Smith-Cotton boys tennis team was able to advance beyond the first round at the individual district tournament on Saturday.

Phoenix Painter fell to Kellen Blow of Hickman 6-4, 7-6 (5). Andrew Tilley fell 6-2, 6-1 to Dan Biessemeyer of Jefferson City.

In doubles play, Aaron Walters and Matt Strause won the first set but ultimately fell to a team from Camdenton 5-7, 6-0, 6-2. Blake Potts and Jacob Hedrick fell to a team from Helias 6-0, 6-4.

Class 1, District 12

Both Knob Noster doubles teams reached the semifinals of the individual district tournament before falling. Cole Lankford and Kyle Zimmerschied beat teammates John Abernathy and Jared Yates 8-3 to claim third place.

Lankford and Zimmerschied opened the tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 win over a team from Clinton, then fell to a team from Warrensburg 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinal. Abernathy and Yates needed a third-set tiebreaker to beat a team from Clinton 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) in the first round. They fell to another Warrensburg team 6-0, 6-2 in the semifinal.

In singles play, Seth Templeton fell in the quarterfinals to Harrisonville’s Nathan Morse 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Jacob Youngblood fell in the first round to Spencer Journey of Clinton, 2-6, 8-6, 6-2.

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