By Paul Hines
MT. VERNON —
Rams win cross country meet at SIU
Mt. Vernon's boys cross country team won a quad meet at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on Tuesday.
The Rams David Modert won the race in a time of 16:22.
The Rams finished with 27 points. Other team scores were: Marion 55, Carbondale 61 and Centralia 95.
Other results for the Rams were: Jordan Wilemon fifth (17:19), Ethan Badger sixth (17:30), Brykell Patton eighth (17:36), Tyler Williams 12th (18:15), Hagen Schneider 14th (18:22), Jordan Hubbard 16th (18:36).
There were a total of 39 runners in the meet. The Rams run at Olney on Saturday.
Lady Ram golfers edge Centralia on tiebreaker
Paetyn Hayes' score made all the difference in Mt. Vernon's girls golf win over Centralia on Tuesday.
The two teams finished tied at 210. The tie was broken with each team's fifth golfer. Hayes finished with a 56 and was seven shots better than the Annies fifth golfer.
Alex Pigg led the Lady Rams with a 51. Other Mt. Vernon scores were: Rachel Bolerjack 52, Colleen Ashby 52, Chelsea Sprinkle 55 and Lydia King 69.
Pinckneyville also competed but didn't record a team score. Centralia's Lacey McTall was the match medalist with a 40.
Rams blank Salem
Mt. Vernon's boys soccer team traveled to Salem and won 3-0 Tuesday.
Braydon Riley, Joseph McDanel and Mac Jones all scored for the Rams. Hunter Schrader provided an assist on Riley's score.
Mt. Vernon goalie J.J. Wiegel saved the only shot of the game from Salem.
Mt. Vernon is 6-3 this season and hosts Belleville Althoff on Saturday.
Lady Rams compete in quad meet
Mt. Vernon's girls cross country team was third in a quad meet at SIU on Tuesday.
Kate Bushue led Mt. Vernon with a fourth-place finish in a time of 21:18.
Marion won the event with a score of 30. Other team scores were: Carbondale 48, Centralia 91 and Mt. Vernon 91. The Lady Rams beat Centralia on a tiebreaker.
Other Mt. Vernon results were: Camilla Bauer 13th (23:32), Zoe Mattingly 19th (24:57), Makayla Moore 23rd (25:35), Shayln Crane 32nd (27:42) and Kira Young 37th (29:41).
Mt. Vernon travels to Olney on Saturday.
Woodlawn golfers take triangular
Woodlawn's boys golf team topped Waltonville and Zeigler-Royalton on Tuesday.
Trevor Fauss, Wyatt Jennings and Ronnie Brake led the Cardinals with a 42. Other Woodlawn scores were: Jayson Hapeman 44, Dallas Quarterman 45 and Brett Harris 46.
Sean Scott led Waltonville with a 41. Other scores for the Spartans were: Justin Winchester 43, Luke Thompson 45, D.J. Nelson 47 and Dylan Miller 55.
Waltonville's Haley wins match medalist
Waltonville's Jerrica Haley finished as the golf match medalist against Zeigler-Roylaton on Tuesday.
Haley was the lone competitor for Waltonville and finished with a 43.
Taylor Tufts and Holli Buretta led Woodlawn a 52 each. Other Woodlawn scores were: Paige Laughhunn 54, Sabryn Griffin 58, Sadie Powell 58 and Kaci Hails 58.
Witges throws no-hitter in Waltonville softball win
Waltonville junior high softball pitcher Taylor Witges hurled a no-hitter in her team's 10-0 win against Summersville.
Witges finished with seven strikeouts and two walks. She added a single and a double.
Mikayla Robbers finished with two singles for Waltonville. Julie Baumgarte added a single and a home run. Destiny Holtz had three singles.
RLC tennis competes in Benton
The Rend Lake College women's tennis players went head to head at the Benton Pizza Hut Open Tournament recently.
Marisa Uhls, a Mt. Vernon graduate, beat teammate Evelyn Mendez in singles play. Mendez and Paige Hutchcraft beat Uhls and Katie Wall (Mt. Vernon).
“My players were in an open draw and played various players not in a team event,” RLC coach Dave Junkins said. “It was still a good win for us all.”
Lady Warriors place 10th in golf tournament
The Rend Lake College women's golf team finished 10th at the Screaming Eagle Golf Classic.
The Lady Warriors scored a 676 in the two-day event. RLC freshman Kaylyn Fuhrhop led the team with a 162.