The tornado that touched down Wednesday night and early Thursday, causing extensive damage in the Jefferson City area – including Adkins Stadium on the Jefferson City High School campus, has forced some changes to this weekend’s big-school state track and field championships.
The Class 3, 4 and 5 state meets were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Adkins Stadium, but will be shifted to three sites and compressed into just Saturday.
The Class 3 state meet, which includes individuals from Hollister and Reeds Spring, will be at the University of Missouri, with Class 4 at Washington High School, and Class 5 – including Branson – at Battle High School in Columbia.
ALL-CLASS 4 DISTRICT 11 BASEBALL
Three Hollister High School baseball players earned first-team honors for the All-Class 4 District 11 team released earlier this week.
Layton Morgan, Konner Hatfield and Logan Armitage all were voted to the top team after leading the Tigers to a trip to the title game in the district tournament, ending with a loss to Springfield Catholic.
Morgan finished with 38 hits, four home runs and 44 RBIs from the No. 3 spot in the Hollister order, including a big home run as the Tigers knocked off state powerhouse Aurora in the district semifinals.
Armitage’s 27 hits included 13 extra-base hits, and he had two homers and 20 RBIs, and he scored a team-high 39 runs.
Hatfield stole 12 bases in 13 attempts from his leadoff spot in the order and he played a standout center field for Hollister.
Those three were joined by second-teamer Landon Richards on the all-district list, with Reeds Spring’s Seth Stamps on the first team and Cole Watson on the second team.
Stamps finished with a team-high 22 hits for the Wolves, with four home runs, 17 RBIs and 30 runs scored. He had a team-best .440 batting average.
ALL-CLASS 5 DISTRICT 10 BASEBALL
Branson senior Kelly Henson was the Pirates’ lone representative on the All-Class 5 District 10 squad.
Henson finished with 12 hits, seven runs scored and six RBIs on the season, playing a big role in Branson’s defense from his center field position.
ALL-CLASS 3 DISTRICT 12 BASEBALL
Forsyth’s run to the district championship game paid off in individual honors for the Panthers, who had six players honored on the All-Class 3 District 12 team.
Leading the way were first-teamers Darrien Woods and Kaleb Etheridge.
Woods was a unanimous selection, hitting .282 with 22 hits, 16 runs scored and 16 RBIs.
On the mound, he compiled a 3-5 record with one save and a 3.32 ERA.
Etheridge finished with 22 hits – nine of them going for extra bases – finishing with a .328 batting average and 17 RBIs.
They were joined by second-team teammates Jake Jordan, Briar Kellem, Keegan Etheridge and Kendon Doublin
ALL-SOUTHWEST CENTRAL LEAGUE BASEBALL
Blue Eye’s Chase McClenathan was named to the all-conference second team released earlier this week.