This thread should be extremely popular this week. Conference volleyball tournaments and the state softball playoffs will take place at several locations.
Here is a list of volleyball tournaments:
Stoddard County Athletic Association Tournament at Woodland
Bootheel Conference Tournament
Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament at Greenville
Tri-County Conference Tournament at Gideon
Biehle Invitational at Festus
Crystal City Invitational at Crystal City
Here is a list of state sectional softball games involving semoball schools on Wednesday:
Class 1 - Naylor vs. Norwood
Class 2 - East Carter County vs. Kelly
Class 3 - Notre Dame vs. Festus
The state regionals are scheduled for Saturday.
I would love to be at all of the games / tournaments I have listed above but it's not possible.
I will attend the Zalma / Scott City volleyball game Monday, TBA Tuesday, East Carter County / Kelly softball game Wednesday, the semifinals of the SCAA volleyball tournament Thursday, the championship game of the SCAA volleyball tournament or MVC volleyball tournament on Friday and portions of the Crystal City volleyball tournament and Biehle Invitational on Saturday.
Post scores from the games you are watching. I will post scores when I can. I would love to hear scores from all of the volleyball tournaments and softball games.
Zalma leads Scott City 7-3 in set 1. Timeout Scott City.
22-19 Scott City first set. Timeout Zalma.
Scott City wins set 1 25-21.
Scott City leads set 2 8-3. Timeout Zalma.
17-16 Scott City in set 2. Timeout Scott City.
21-18 Scott City. Timeout Zalma.
Scott City defeats Zalma in set 2 25-23.
Bernie varsity beats Puxico varsity- 25-8; 25-14
Has anyone heard who won the St. Genevieve / Valle Catholic volleyball game?
Bumped this thread. Post away!
I read that Valle beat St. Gen in two...25-12, 25-22...link to story is attached...http://www.dailyjournalonline.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/article_77c5a132-d60f-11df-96f5-001cc4c03286.html
This is correct. Right now . . . on paper Valle Catholic is the team to beat as far as I am concerned. But you wouldn't know it by looking at the state volleyball rankings.
Dustin, I too have been reading lots about Valle Catholic this season. Their record is certainly impressive, but in your expert volleyball opinion, do you think they can defeat the defending Class 1 state champions Lesterville in District 4? That may very well be worth the drive to Ellington to see in a little over a week!
One more question. Do you know anything about Greenville? I'm a little perplexed after looking at the scores from their games against Leopold (25-17, 25-23) and Zalma (25-21, 25-20). Those scores are unusually close for a team that hardly ever gets mentioned on here. Would you consider Greenville a sleeper team in the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament? I see from the brackets you posted that if they defeat Oak Ridge, they would meet up with Leopold again (on their home court) and judging from those scores above, I'd say the Lady Bears could stand a good chance at upsetting the top-seeded Lady Wildcats. What is your take on this?
You are not the only one who was left scratching the head at those scores.
1. Valle Catholic wins a set against Ste. Genevieve 25-12. I watched Ste. Genevieve. They are huge. Ste. Genevieve defeated Perryville. The Valle Catholic / Ste. Genevieve score suggests they are indeed legitimate. They have one loss this season. I haven't watched them play. But they have a strong resume.
2. I will make the drive to Ellington to watch the Class 1 District 4 championship if there are not other district championships being played in Southeast Missouri. If anyone needs directions let me know. I drove to Ellington last summer to take photos of the athletic facilities and make a Google map of the town. I always knew it would come in handy eventually!
3. I haven't had the opportunity to watch Greenville this year. I think Meadow Heights has a chance to upset Zalma and Leopold. I think it less likely Greeenville will upset Leopold. But I don't like giving predictions on teams I haven't watched.
You can't eat your tomatoes until they turn red. We will have to wait and see what happens.
Note: I will have live updates for the Kelly / East Carter County state sectional softball game Wednesday. The game begins at 4 p.m. I will attend the Jackson / Scott City volleyball game following the state softball sectionals.
I will have live updates for the Bloomfield / Dexter game and the Bernie / Bell City game at the SCAA Tournament at Woodland High School Thursday.
I will have live updates for the Mississippi Valley Conference championship at Greenville Friday.
Kelly and East Carter County (ECC) are on the field. The game begins at 4 p.m.
Jade Rampley with a two-out inside the park homer. 1-0 Kelly heading to the bottom of the first.
Courtney Newman pitching foe ECC. Kristen Powell pitching for Kelly.
1-0 Kelly after one.
Kristin Powell scores from third after a ball gets away from the pitcher. 2-0 Kelly heading to the bottom of the second.
Kelen Smith with a leadoff double for ECC in the bottom of the second.
Smith thrown out between third and home after a bunt in front of the plate.
2-0 Kelly after two.
Kelly retired in order in the top of the third. Bottom third 2-0 Kelly.
Faith Eaves with a one-out double for ECC.
Eaves stranded at third. 2-0 heading to fourth.
Kelly retired in order in top of the fourth. Bottom fourth. 2-0 Kelly.
Rain has stopped.
ECC is retired in order. 2-0 Kelly heading to fifth.
Kelly retired in order. Bottom fifth. 2-0 Kelly. ECC batting.
Ashley Christman with a leadoff walk for ECC. Kimberly Shaffer bunts the runner to second.
ECC strands a runner at second. 2-0 Kelly heading to the sixth.
Kelly stranded runner at third in the top of the sixth. Bottom sixth. 2-0 Kelly.
Lindsay Crowley with a leadoff hit for ECC.
Kelen Smith with an RBI double for ECC. 2-1 Kelly heading to the seventh.
Two on with one out for Kelly in top of the seventh.
Kelly strands two. We head to the bottom of the seventh. Kelly leads ECC 2-1.
Courtney Marler with a leadoff double.
Runner advances to third o an illegal pitch. There is one out.
Two outs. 2-1 Kelly.
Kelly defeats East Carter County 2-1.
11-9 Scott City leads Jackson. First set.
Scott City leads Jackson 13-9. Timeout Jackson.
Scott City leads Jackson 20-16. Timeout Jackson.
22-21 Scott City. Timeout Scott City.
Scott City defeats Jackson in set 1 25-22.
11-9 Scott City second set.
13-9 Scott Ciry. Timeout Jackson.
19-15 Scott City. Timeout Jackson.
Notre Dame softball beat Festus 3-1.
Scott City defeats Jackson in set 2 25-18.
Dexter defeats Bloomfield in the first set 25-22.
Bloomfield defeats Dexter 25-13 in set 2. P
Bloomfield defeats Dexter in set 3 25-20.
The Bernie / Bell City game will begin at approximately 8 p.m.
Puxico JV defeated Woodland JV in two sets. Puxico JV moves on to the finals tomorrow night.
Does anyone know what happened in the MVC Tour. tonight at Greenville?
Zalma beat Meadow Hgts.24-26, 25-18, 25-18
Leopold beat Greenville no score
Bernie defeats Bell City 26-24, 25-17.
Who won the Advance/Dexter JV game?
Dexter jv won in two sets
Dexter JV defeated Advance JV 2-0.
Dexter will play Puxico's JV in finals at 7 p.m. Friday.
Is Puxico's JV still undefeated? Has Puxico's JV played Jackson? I'm curious. Jackson has one of the best JV teams I have seen this season. But I haven't watched Puxico.
I hope you or someone else posts a score for the Leopold / Zalma game on Friday. I will be in Woodland watching the Bernie / Bloomfield championship before I head to Crystal City and Festus for Saturday's tournaments.
Puxico JV is still undefeated.
Puxico JV played all of the Jackson JV teams in summer league and beat them all. They don't play Jackson in the regular season however.
I'm in Indiana at school, so all the into I get comes from other people. I will see what I can do.
Will live updates be given tonight?
Dexter defeats Bell City in set 1 25-18.
Bell City defeats Dexter in set 2 25-18.
Dexter defeats Bell City 25-20 in set 3.
I expect to get updates from the Leopold-Greenville game tonight. I'll post updates here as often as possible.
Puxico JV defeats Dexter JV 25-18 in first set of SCAA JV championship.
Leopold takes first game from Zalma 25-8.
Zalma leads game two 10-6.
Leopold makes a comeback, but falls 25-22 in game two. MVC tournament heading to game three.
Dexter defeats Puxico JV in set 2 25-22.
12-7 Zalma in game three.
You have no idea how much I appreciate your updates.
21-13 Zalma in game three. This could be quite a linescore at the end of the night.
Puxico JV defeats Dexter JV 25-23 in set 3.
Zalma wins game three 25-16. What a comeback for the Bulldogs after dropping the first game 25-8. They win the MVC Tournament.
Bloomfield defeats Bernie in the first set of the SCAA championship 25-20.
Bloomfield defeats Bernie in set 2 25-23.
The Cover It Live chat is still open if anyone wants to talk about tonight's results in any sport: http://semoball.com/coveritlive
St. Pius X defeats Scott City in set 1 25-19.
Scott City defeats St. Pius X 25-19 in set 2. No third sets in pool play. Scott City will play Westminster Academy right now.
Westminster Academy defeats Scott City in set 1 25-17.
Westminster Academy defeats Scott City in set 2 25-14.
Scott City defeats Fulton in set 1 25-22.
Scott City defeats Fulton 25-16 in set 2.
Kelly is leading 9-2 in third inning against Hartville in state softball quarterfinal.
Scott City will play Crystal City shortly. The two teams have met multiple times over the last decade in state sectionals. It doesn't get any better than this on Saturday afternoon!
Notre Dame beat Lutheran South 3-2.
Scott City defeats Crystal City in the first set 25-21.
Scott City defeats Crystal City in set 2 25-10.
Kelly and Notre Dame both going to state. More to come.
With so many local teams going to the state softball tournament I may have to make the trip next weekend to Spingfield. I've never been to the state softball tournament.
Any scores from Naylor? Are you out there Naylor fans?
Scott City defeats Bourbon in set 1 25-13.
Scott City defeats Bourbon 25-11 in set 2. Westminster Academy wins the pool play tournament.
Crocker defeats Naylor 5-1 in a Class 1 state softball regional.
Dustin, curious to get your take on all the other conference tournaments around here. That Zalma-Leopold game really surprised me especially after seeing how Leopold skunked them in that first set. The Bloomfield-Bernie game was also really close. Going into the last week of regular season play before Districts, I'm curious to get your perspective on what you think will happen this coming week and maybe a little insight going into Districts. Are you going to do another ranking of all the teams in Southeast Missouri? I always enjoy reading those and your reasoning behind each rank.
I would really like to see how the teams in Class 1 District 4 are going to be seeded (the Lesterville-Bismarck-Valle Catholic district) as well as District 2 (Bell City-Bernie-Gideon). Unfortunately, it seems as though there are going to be a lot of powerhouses eliminated at the District level, but I guess that's what it's all about: true competition, playing the best of the best.
I'm on my way home from Crystal City. I'll share my thoughts later. My initial thoughts are things are looking really tough for all the teams in my rankings in the postseason. There are talented teams from outside Southeast Missouri that our Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4 representatives will have to beat to get to state. The sectionals for our local schools are going to be tough.
Teams not included in the rankings because of their geographical location (Class 1: Valle Catholic and Lesterville), (Class 2: St. Pius X and Crystal City), (Class 3: DeSoto) and (Class 4: Washington, currently ranked No. 1 in Class 4) are good. Some of them are very good.
So was there not a championship game to
the Crystal City Tourney?
The winner of a six team pool is the champion. One of the strangest formats I've seen. I think the top two teams in the pool should play a championship game.
Dustin, they just changed that this year then!
I remember last year and the format was like
you would have liked ( best two teams). SC
had to wait & wait for Westminster to get to
the other gym since they played the last game
of pool play while SC sat out. SC won last year
and the format determined the outcome of that
game and maybe this year's as well. Ask your
favorite SC 'legend' & let me know if my memory
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