Riggs races to top finishes, and other sports results this week


FIRST-PLACE MEDALS — Wright City’s Zoe Riggs, shown competing at the Montgomery County Invitational, won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs at the Orchard Farm Invitational April 22. Theo Tate photo.

Zoe Riggs raced to first place in two events to lead the Wright City track team at the Orchard Farm Invitational April 22. 

Riggs won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 28.95 seconds and had a winning time of 5:32.53 in the 1,600. 

The 400 relay team consisting of Kobie Griffitt, Elizabeth Riggs, Teagen Riley and Zoe Riggs took second in 4:35.47. Also placing in the top three for the girls team was Griffitt in the 300 hurdles in 57.50 and the 800 relay team of Samantha Finch, Kaedyn Johnson, Marissa Pohl and Ashley Miller in 12:28.47.

The girls 100 relay team also placed fourth in 57.70.

In the boys meet, the 400 relay team of Dalton Wiser, David Riggs, Demetrice Le Noir and Joseph De Anda had the Wildcats’ best finish in third in 3:48.10. Other performers who placed in the top four were Le Noir in the 400 (fourth, 56:59), De Anda (high jump) and Dominic Le Noir (discus).

The 200 and 800 relay teams also took each took fourth in 1:41.16 and 9:48.46, respectively.

Warrenton track competes at FZN Invitational, Nix Relays

The Warrenton track team competed at the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational on Friday. 

Kolby Meine had the best individual finish for Warrenton. He placed second in the javelin with a throw of just over 144 feet. Meine also had a fifth-place finish in the triple jump (40-5).

Also having a fifth-place finish was the boys 100 relay team. 

In the girls meet, Dana Pruitt led the Warriors with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault (7-11.75). Also placing in the top five were Grace in the 100 hurdles (18.18, fifth place and Veronika Besser in the 200 (28.46, fifth).

Warrenton also competed at the Nix Relays hosted by Washington High School on April 21. 

The 800 relay team had the best finish or the team, placing third in 2:04.83. The sprint medley relay placed fifth (4:47.97) and Pruitt finished fifth in the pole vault

In the boys meet, the 100 relay team placed third in 46.06 and the spring medley relay finished fifth in 4:00.41.

Baseball

Wright City blows out Mark Twain, Van-Far

Eight different players had a hit and six had RBIs as the Wright City baseball team routed Mark Twain 18-0 on April 20. 

Logan Kellner went 2 for 3 with a home run and had four RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Wildcats. Jake Mitts also had two hits, three RBIs and two runs, while Trey Brakensiek, Sam Unterreiner and Hayden Waters each had two RBIs. Logan McCartney and Jake Smith had four runs apiece for Wright City, which led 4-0 after the first inning and 9-0 after the second.

On the mound, Waters gave up one hit, while striking out seven and walking one in four innings. 

The day before, the Wildcats erupted for 11 runs in the first inning and stomped Van-Far 16-0. Kellner had another big game at the plate with two hits, four RBIs and one run. Kyle Johnson contributed two hits, three RBIs and three runs.

McCartney pitched all three innings, striking out five and walking one. He allowed two hits.

Warrenton splits past four games

The Warrenton baseball team started last week strong with a two-game sweep of Orchard Farm before losing two games on Friday. 

The Warriors defeated the Eagles 14-9 on April 21 and 7-6 the next day. 

Warrenton received two hits from Kannon Hibbs and Ben Peth in the first win. Hibbs also had four RBIs and three runs scored. Will Nordstrom and Hunter Sherman both knocked in two runs.

Hibbs also earned the win on the mound. He hurled 2 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking one. 

In the second Orchard Farm game on April 22, Warrenton’s Paul Clancy earned the win in relief. He allowed two unearned runs in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one. Bailey Meyer pitched the first 2 1/3 innings. 

Hibbs had two hits, two RBIs and two runs. Nordstrom, Peth and Sherman also each had two hits. The Warriors fought back from a 6-5 deficit to score the tying and eventual winning run in the final inning.

On Friday, Warrenton lost 12-0 to Seckman and 12-7 to O’Fallon Christian. In the Seckman game, Troy Anderson had two hits to lead the Warriors. Again Christian, Meyer, Nordstrom and Sherman had two hits apiece. Dylan Beck and Meyer each had two RBIs.

Soccer

Warrenton blanked by Pirates, Eagles

The Warrenton girls soccer team’s losing streak has been extended to 11 following two more defeats last week.

The Warriors fell 7-0 to St. Charles on April 22 and lost 8-0 to Orchard Farm the following night.

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