Flashes, Lady Flashes fifth at swim meet

Published 10:30 am Monday, September 29, 2014

St. Aloysius rode a couple of top-three performances to a pair of fifth-place team finishes Saturday at the Jones County Invitational.

In the girls’ meet, Adrienne Eckstein finished second in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 27.61 seconds, and Katie Martin was third in the 100 yard butterfly as St. Al totaled 56 points as a team.

The team total was tops among Class I teams — those in Classes 1A through 4A ­— but still well behind meet winner Starkville, which had 126 points.

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St. Al’s boys team totaled 39 points, again tops among Class I teams but well off the pace of first-place Oak Grove’s 131-point total.

St. Al’s Charlie Martin finished third in the 100 yard breasstroke, and the 200 freestyle relay team of Tommy Martin, Dixon Stone, Gabriel Riveros and Charlie Martin also came in third.

Three from county shine at cross country meet

Three runners from Warren County posted top-20 finishes at the Clinton Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Choctaw Trails.

In the boys’ meet, St. Aloysius’ Luke Eckstein finished 10th, with a time of 18 minutes, 21.42 seconds, and Vicksburg’s James Sanders was 16th with a time of 18:35.57.

Warren Central’s best runner was Nathan Madsen, who placed 32nd out of 169 runners.

In the girls’ meet, Vicksburg’s Leiana Thornell finished 10th out of 139 runners, with a time of 23:03.53.

Warren Central drops two at tourney

Morgan Stewart and Ashley Coley had big days at the plate, as each tallied six hits, but it wasn’t enough to help Warren Central at the Brookhaven tournament on Saturday.

The Lady Vikes beat West Lincoln 10-7 then lost their next two games, 13-1 to Lawrence County and 9-7 to Brookhaven.

Stewart went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the win over West Lincoln, and was 6-for-9 with three RBIs for the day.

Coley was 2-for-4 with an RBI against West Lincoln, and had two hits in each of the other two games. She also drove in a run against Brookhaven.

Katie Channell went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs in the loss to Brookhaven.