The visiting Owensville Dutchmen sent the varsity football Cuba Wildcats to their third straight defeat last Friday. The Wildcats struck their first blood early in the contest but then went on to give up 29 unanswered points in the 35-8 loss.
The varsity St. James Tigers football team ran into a buzz saw in the Hermann Bearcats Friday night. Some early miscues, a strong Hermann running game and a poor performance through the air for the Tigers led to a 52-20 home loss for St. James.
Cuba earned its first conference win in softball last week with a 7-2 home victory over the Steelville Lady Cardinals. It was the first conference match of the season, and the Wildcats did their best with the six hits they strung together that afternoon.
The Lady Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning, two in the second, and fourteen in the third, as they blew out the Bourbon Warhawks 24-0 on Monday night. The victory pushed Cuba’s record to 5-0 and improved their conference record to 2-0 (the girls were at home on Tuesday to play Vienna in another key GVC matchup, but results of the game were not available at deadline this week).
The Lady Wildcats knocked off the Houston Lady Tigers 15-9 last week, but not without a battle. The Cuba girls racked up 15 runs on 13 hits, and the strength of their offense had to overcome some defensive mistakes that kept the opposing team in the game.
The Steelville High School softball team opened its Gasconade Valley Conference schedule in Cuba on September 2 and pushed the Wildcats to seven innings before falling 7-2. The Lady Cardinals are now 1-8.
After a 54-12 drubbing at Hermann last Friday night, there wasn’t much good that the Cuba Wildcats could take away from the football field as they prepare for a short week and Owensville at home on Friday.
The Cuba Lady Wildcat varsity volleyballers entered this week still searching for their first win, after having dropped two matches at home to start the season. The varsity lost both to New Haven and Houston, but the junior varsity Lady Cats were able to salvage one of their two matches.
The Steelville High School Lady Cardinals volleyball teams earned their second wins of the young season after sweeping Dixon on the road last Friday. The SHS girls will play their home opener on Friday against Valley.
The St. James Tigers football team is off to a 2-0 start. It what was an all-Tigers battle to open the new football field in St. James last Friday night, the St. James Tigers came out on top of the Houston Tigers 30-18.
The St. James Tigers boys’ soccer team played two tough opponents in their first week, losing both games but holding their own and standing up to the pressure. The Tigers dropped their home season opener on August 26 against Union 1-0.
The Lady Tigers varsity volleyball team traveled to Salem August 26 and took the win in three sets. The first set went to Salem 25-11, but the second set was taken by St. James 25-11. In a hard-fought third set went to St. James 25-16.
The St. James High School cross-country team is getting ready for the season-opening meet in Sullivan next Tuesday. The team is running four to seven miles a day, both hill and distance runs, in preparation.
The young (and a bit short-handed to open the season) Steelville High School softball team hit the diamond for the first time Saturday, playing three games in the New Haven tournament. The Lady Cardinals provided some good competition, but took three losses on the day.
It was ugly, but a win is a win. Ugly is the only way to classify the St. James Tigers opening football game in Cuba last Friday night. The Tigers had two touchdowns called back on penalties, lost a key turnover on a penalty and turned the ball over in the end zone as they were going in to score, but still managed to beat the Wildcats 12-6. “It was a hard-fought game, but I really feel like...
Lady Cats dominate Shamrocks 19-4
Opening Day at the Lady Wildcat softball field went pretty much according to plan, as the Lady Cats took advantage of a weaker New Haven team and pounded them into submission in a 19-4, four-inning game.
The St. James High School softball team is off to a 2-2 start after taking on Rolla last Friday and playing three games in the New Haven tournament on Saturday. The Lady Tigers defeated the Bulldogs and wound up fourth in New Haven.