News Tribune sports writer.
Tyler Rush thought he had it. Another state title, and his first track title. But the Linn senior was caught on the final lap of the 1,600-meter run by College Heights Christian’s Ryan Beaver, instead taking second place in the Class 2 event at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1-2 Track and Field Championships on Friday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Alison Mehmert won the Class 1 high jump in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1-2 Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Allie Heckemeyer is the Class 1 triple jump state champion.
Patrick Schnieders pitched a complete-game shutout to lead Fatima past Blair Oaks 3-0 in the Class 3 District 13 Tournament championship at the Falcon Athletic Complex, delivering the Comets their first district baseball title since 2002.
The rubber match went to Blair Oaks.
Seth Lehmen picked up the slack.
At Class 3 District 13 Tournament
The second-seeded Falcons scored seven runs in the first inning en route to a 15-0, five-inning victory over seventh-seeded Versailles in the first round of the Class 3 District 13 Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Falcon Athletic Complex.
In Class 3 District 13 first-round game
Southern Boone was cruising. The Eagles held a 6-1 lead and starting pitcher Brice Mueller was tossing a one-hit gem through five innings.
I’m a spoiled sports fan. Very spoiled. I’ve seen the St. Louis Cardinals win two World Series in my lifetime, win countless playoff series and remain a must-watch into September pretty much every year that I can remember.
A big crooked number has become the norm for Blair Oaks lately. A five-run inning in an April 30 win against Warsaw. A six-run frame in Tuesday’s win against School of the Osage. A seven-run inning later Tuesday in a win against California. The Falcons topped all of those with an eight-run frame Wednesday in a 10-0 victory in six innings against North Callaway on Senior Night at the Falcon Athletic Complex.