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Redbirds Still Dealing with Bullpen Problems


The Cardinals are continuing to have bullpen problems as they are almost a month into the season, but the starting rotation has been a different story. The Cardinals rotation has a Major Leagues best 2.35 ERA and is half a run better than the second closest team. In the series against Washington, the Redbirds were lights out as they allowed 3 runs in 20 2/3 innings. The rotation has accounted for all 13 wins and 4 losses for the Redbirds with Wainwright being the wins leader with 4. Read more »

Knights Send One, MAAA sends Four to state golf competition

ST. PETERS, Mo. — The Arcadia Valley golf team was denied advancement to the Class 2 state tournament Monday after finishing third among four teams at Bear Creek Golf Course in St. Peters.

However, the Tigers will be represented by Kyle Sutton and Jimmy Stricklin after the duo made the cut in sectional action.

Lutheran had five players among the top 7 overall, and posted a dominant 316 on its home course. Also reaching the state Read more »

Knights claim large school title after Dragons denied HR

FARMINGTON — Al Gunter pounded the first pitch he saw over the left-center field fence at Wilson-Rozier Park, and was surrounded by happy Ste. Genevieve teammates as he touched home plate.

The Dragons had pulled even with first-place Farmington in a battle to decide the MAAA Large-School championship, or so they thought.

The apparent solo blast was disallowed in the third inning after the field umpire confirmed an appeal from the Farmington dugout, ruling that Gunter had failed to touch Read more »

Knights Tops Perryville in Eight Innings

PARK HILLS — Evan Dunivan singled home Jonah Barnes with a line drive beyond the right fielder in the eighth inning Wednesday, and Farmington rallied past Perryville 5-4 at Mineral Area College.

Conner Forsythe finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, and helped himself avoid a potential loss in relief with a tying single down the right-field line in the seventh.

The contest was knotted at 2-2 through six when Barnes was lifted after allowing four hits and four strikeouts.

Perryville drew four walks against Forsythe in the Read more »

Knightettes’ Win Sets School Record

From the Daily Journal

UNION — The Farmington Knightettes soccer team faced an uphill battle in the second half against a Union team that led 4-0 at the half. With a goal by Whitney Holmes in overtime, the Knightettes had recovered to win the game 6-5 for their 17th win of the season, setting a school record for most wins in a season in girls soccer.

In OT Vivian Saaristo played in a ball that Taylor Sancegraw and Madison Silvey battled for against the Union defenders until they were able to feed it out to Holmes who deposited it quickly into the net from 18 yards out.

Farmington regrouped at the half to fight back with the Read more »

Fralish Cup


The Farmington Knightettes girls’ soccer team came up with another 5th place finish in their second tournament on the year with a 2-1 record this weekend. The Knightettes played in the Pacific Tournament less than a week ago and also finished 5th with another 2-1 record.

In the first game the Knightettes matched up against Springfield and, unfortunately, fell short with a 3-0 shutout. “We came out slow and were never quite able to recover.” said junior Taylor Sancegraw. Read more »

Farmington Leads MAAA Teams in District 1 Competition


FARMINGTON — The Class 3, District 1 golf tournament was held Monday at the Crown Pointe Golf Course and after seven hours of golf, it was the Cape-Notre Dame Bulldogs taking first place with a 326 as a team. The Sikeston Bulldogs came in second at 339, qualifying their team for the Sectional Meet as well.

Out of the five MAAA teams in the field, Farmington shot the lowest with a 364 for fourth place (see team and individual scores below).

Sikeston’s Kirk Haggett was medalist for the meet with a four-over-par 76. Notre Dame’s Jake Litzelfelner was Read more »

Farmington Takes the Win against North County


Tuesday April 9th the Farmington Knights Baseball team played against the North County Raiders at Brightwell Park. The Knights came out with a win 14-3. This brings the Knights record to 6-4 and a conference record 2-0.

During the game left fielder, Grant Hopkins, was running to catch a home run ball when he slipped under the fence in the outfield. The fence was raised up underneath, not in the ground, causing him to slide under. Hopkins was injured and then taken from the field by ambulance. Read more »

Knights Tennis Come Up With Big Victories


The Farmington Knights tennis meet against the Arcadia Valley Tigers on Monday came down to the very last match.

Farmington’s number one and two doubles pulled out a victory over Adams/Robinson (1) and Barker/LaValle (2), while Farmington’s number three doubles suffered a loss.

As for singles Ian Powers polished off a nice victory over Skyler Adams 8-3. In number three singles, Zach Scruggs fell to Jeramiah Robinson 6-8. Grant Harrison came up with a victory over Josiah Barker 8-1, and both of the number five and six singles for Farmington lost. Read more »

Cardinals Dealing With Some Big Injuries


The St.Louis Cardinals have lost some big players, mostly due to surgeries and arm problems. Cardinals closer Jason Motte is possibly headed to surgery as his elbow has been causing him some problems. Motte has a lower grade ligament tear and is going to be shut down until at least the month of May. “It’s kind of out of my hands, honestly,” Motte said. “We’re doing everything we can to get it better. You think about it, but it is what it is. If I have to, I have to. There’s nothing I can do about it. I have to put faith in that everything is going to go all right.” Motte’s Physician said he is giving the closer 3 more weeks before he will be told that he is in need of surgery. Read more »