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Cuba Free Press Sports IB April 24, 2003 . !!i , iii .... i,i:,I ii!Ii:i,:, iiiiiiiiiiiii I ',i ROb Viehman photo 141ddle School eighth grader Paige Kruse successfully high jump attempt in track and field competition at April 11. Kruse didn't place in the high jump but e first place finish in the 800 meter run and a sixth place the 400 meter dash. The CMS girls took sixth among teams competing. Cuba Middle S, :[Lool track teams enjoy first pla00e wins at Steelville Both the boys and girls at Cuba Middle School brought home first place team fin- ishes from the Steelville track and field meet Monday afternoon at Community Park. "We definitely looked good," said Coach Sean Tillman. "I was really pleased by the performances by both squads at Steelville." The boys scored 122 points as a team, finished first in six different events, and placed in the top three in 12 events-- though there were only six middle school teams that competed at the meet. Cuba teams took firsts in the 800 meter, 400 meter and 1600 meter relays with times of 1:50.90, 53.81, and 4:21.97, respectively. There were also individual competitors who took firsts for CMS in the shot put (Joe Bennett, 38 feet 6 inches), triple jump (Ryan Turntine, 31 feet 8 inches), and high jump (John Rodgers, 5 feet). Others scoring points for Cuba's boys were: AJ Harman, who took second in the hurdles at 18.38; AJ Hughes, who placed third in the hurdles at 18.7; Charlie Brockway, who was second in the triple jump at a distance of 29 feet 8 inches and third in the long jump at 14 feet 10.75 inches; Tim Hebert, second in the 400 meter dash at 62.44; Shane Switzer, who ran the 800 meter dash to a second place finish at 234 seconds; Steven Cain, who placed fourth in the shot put at 33 feet 10.5 inches and fifth in the discus with an 82 feet 2.5 inches throw; James Ousley, who managed a fourth place showing in the 100 meter dash with a 13.23 time; Jon Hunt, who was fourth in the 200 meter dash at 27.88 seconds; Steven Niccum, who took sixth in the discus at 82 feet 2 inches; and Josh Pilkenton, who was sixth in the 200 meter dash at 28.37 seconds. At the Steelville meet, the girls also fin- ished first as a team and took firsts in three different events. The girls scored 120 points overall. The 400 and 1600 meter relay teams-- made up of all seventh graders--both had first place showings with times of 60.19 and 4:59.09, respectively; the squad took second in the 800 meter relay at 2:08.23. In individual competition, Paige Kruse took a first in the 800 meter dash at 2:46.94; she also had a fourth place finish in the high jump competition at 3 feet 10 inches. Other scorers for CMS were: Ashley Kitson, who took sec- ond in the shot put with a 25 feet 7 inch- es distance and third in the discus with a throw of 62 feet 6 inches; Lauren Herman, with a sec- ond place finish in the triple jump at 25 feet 6.5 inches; Sam Garbo, who was sec- ond in the 1600 meter run at 6:56.13 and fifth in the long jump at 12 feet 2 inches; Amber Morse, who was second in the 800 meter dash at 3:00.21; Crystal Haney, who placed sec- ond in the 200 meter dash with a 31.67 time; Ashley Immekus, placing fourth in the shot put at 24 feet 4 inches and discus throw at 57 feet 1 inch; Shannon Hewkin, fourth in the hurdles at 15.41 and sixth in the high jump at 3 feet 10 inches; Morgen Reed, who was fifth in the triple jump at 21 feet 11 inches; Amanda Fisher, fifth in the 1600 meter run at 7:14.53; Ashley Qualls, fifth in the 200 meter dash at 33.92; Leah Nilges finished sixth in the 100 meter dash at 15.14 seconds; Sarah Foster was sixth in the 1600 meter run 15 7:15.76; and Carrie Macier was sixth in the 800 meter dash at 3:30.77. At the St. James meet on April 14, the boys placed second out of seven teams with 85.5 points, and the girls took fourth out of seven teams with 64.5 points. Complete statistics and times were not available from that contest, but the boys took firsts in the 400 meter dash (Hebert, 1:01) and high jump (Rodgers, 5 feet 2 inches). The relay teams took second in the 4X200 and 4X400, and third in the 4X100. Bennett was second in the shot put; Switzer second in the 800 meter dash; Hughes third in the 100 meter hurdles; Brockway third in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump; Cain fourth in the discus throw; Turntine fourth in the 200 meter dash and sixth in the triple jump; Pilkenton fifth in the 200 meter dash; and Mikel Brand took sixth in the 1600 meter run. Harman tied for fifth in the high jump. In girls' competition, Kruse took first in the 800 meter dash at 2:48 and fourth in the high jump; Hewkin was third in the hurdles and sixth in the high jump; Pettigrew took fourth in the 400 meter dash; CharyI Avery was fourth in the 800 meter dash; Immekus fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot put; Herman fourth in the 200 meter dash; Kitson fifth in the dis- cus and sixth in the shot put; Foster fifth in the 1600 meter run; Garbo tied for sixth in the long jump; and Martha Lafferty placed sixth in the 400 meter dash. The relay teams took second place in the 4X100, third in the 4X200 and fourth in the 4X400. Holes in one recorded at Cuba LaKes Cuba Lakes' golfers cele- brated holes in one on consecu- tive days this month. On Saturday, April 12, Lee Nance scored a perfect shot at Hole #8; a day later, on April 13, Jane Williams landed her hole in one off the same tee at #8. submitted photo h Spirit girls' basketball team Included 11 middle school Cuba and St. James. The team won the Ozark League tournament trophy in March. The team by Troy Foster, John Hewkin and Mike Turnbough. Women's softball league formi0000g The Cuba Ball Program is once again organizing a women's slow-pitch softball league for the summer. Organizations, churches, businesses or groups who wish to sponsor a team (minimum of 10 players required) can do so at a one- time fee of $200. Players must also pay a sign up fee of $20 per player. To sponsor a team or sign up to play, call Lindsay Fieser at 885-6310. Games Will be played on Wednesday nights, starting May 21. The deadline for sign ups will be May 9. "s 'Spirit" enjoys a little March Madness of their own Youth Basketball program :his year by adding a middle program. Under MSHSAA it was necessary to have a (non-Cuba) player on the floor St. James, whom Cuba has relationship with in program, was asked to fill the positions and the team was the name "Spirit," it con- middle school girls, eight from from St. James, the team had two eighth Foster and Courtney six seventh gradersN Hewkin, Taylor Turnbough, Paige Kruse, Sam Elana Pettigrew. St James con- two eighth gradersmKristin and Jessica Buehrlen--along Stephanie Birkner. i very well from the start and was well-rounded with three guards, four forwards and four post players. The team was coached by John Hewkin (head coach), Mike Turnbough and Troy Foster. The Spirit competed in the Ozark Youth Basketball League based out of the Crocker area, and played in the middle school girls' division consisting of eight teams. The regular season of 10 games was followed by a post-season tournament to determine the league champions. Seeding for the post-season was arranged by regular season records. Throughout the season, the Spirit squad played very well, compiling seven wins against only three losses. The team averaged 35 points per game, while hold- ing opponents to less than 28 points per game. Perimeter shooting from the St. James' girls combined with the post play of their Cuba teammates made the Spirit's offense tough to stop. Team defense was also quite intense. The post-season tournament was held on March 15 in Iberia. At 7-3, the Spirit were the second seed in the upper division. The team won two games in the tourna- ment (with no losses), beating Crocker and Iberia, to take home a first place finish. Both wins were by more than 20 points, showing that the Spirit came to play. Players were awarded trophies by the Ozark Youth Basketball program. "I'm very proud of the way our girls per- formed through the season and especially in the tournament," said assistaht coach Troy Foster. 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