Five members of this year’s district championship and Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) tri-champions Cuba High School baseball team have earned post-season honors.
It cost $7 per person to get into Tuesday’s Class 3 sectional baseball game at Paul Bryan Field, and while half the crowd went home disappointed, all of them got their money’s worth. The Cuba Wildcats and Jefferson Blue Jays played a nine-inning battle that ultimately ended with Jefferson, of Festus, taking a 4-3 walk-off win.
One of two Steelville golfers finished in the top 20 at last week’s Class 2 state tournament, which was held May 17-18 at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar.
The Steelville High School baseball team won a thriller—11-4 in 11 innings—over Arcadia Valley last week to get to the district championship, but just didn’t have enough gas in the tank to get past Cuba in the title game the following day, falling 12-2 in six innings. The Cardinals ended the season with a second-place district plaque and a record of 9-10.
Steelville High School state track qualifiers brought back all-state honors in six events from last Fridays MSHSAA Class 2 State Championship meet, which was held at Jefferson City. Junior Tyler Davis led the charge for the Cardinals with a second-place finish in the shot put.
It’s not exactly hurdle high, but St. James High School has had a recent history for excellence in the two hurdle events, thanks to the performances of now-graduated Grant Conway. Hoping to carry on Conway’s success in the events are the lone two STJ participants in this year’s state track championships.