It was a busy holiday weekend in prep sports as some of the top baseball teams in the area took part in a pair of tournaments that showcased teams from around the state. Plus, the action on the track heated up as there were two big meets that saw some of the top performers in the area claim mid-season victories.

Let’s get caught up in this week’s edition of the Monday Morning Wrap-Up brought to you by Triad Bank.

Several baseball teams took a trip to Jefferson City to participate in the Jays Baseball Classic with two teams claiming top-three finishes.

Timberland breezed to the championship by going undefeated in pool play and then won the title with a 13-1 victory over Capital City. The Wolves won their three pool play games by a total of 29-5 with wins over Jefferson City, Pembroke Hill, and Lutheran St. Charles. Richie Swan, Caden Bish, and Cade Manner all earned victors on the mound for Timberland in pool play.

In the championship game, Timberland broke open a close game with a nine-run uprising in the seventh frame to earn the win. Hayden Post paced the Wolves offense by going 2-for-4 with three runs batted in while Ethan Smock went 2-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Will Muench earned the victory on the hill by going five innings and surrendering four hits and striking out six batters to help Timberland improve to 8-9 on the year.

Eureka also had an outstanding showing in the capital city as the Wildcats claimed third place in the tournament with a 6-4 win over Blair Oaks. Eureka won their pool with a 10-9 win over Kirksville, a 7-0 shutout win over Russellville, and an 8-1 victory over Fatima. The Wildcats improved to 13-0 on the year after the four wins in the tournament.

On the track, Timberland held its annual Wolfpack Invite with many athletes starting to gear up for district meets in four weeks. Ryan Wingo from St. Louis University High School claimed two running events as he won the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.69 and then he won the 400-meter dash with a mark of 51.25. The Jr. Bills also saw Joseph Harris win the 200-meter in a time of 22.85 while Jacobi Oliphant claimed the 110-meter high hurdles with a mark of 15.12 with Tim Greiner taking home the 3200-meter run crown in a time of 9:45.73.

On the girls’ side at Timberland, Brianna Howard from Normandy won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.67 while Alyssa Anderson of North Point claimed the 200-meter title with a mark of 26.50. The host Wolves saw Alexa Adams win the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.09 while her teammate Haley Smith won the 300-meter hurdles with a mark of 48.03.

Northwest held its annual Invite this past weekend and saw another set of local athletes’ individual titles. Shaun Roberts from Ladue had an outstanding day by winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.14 and then he grabbed second place in the 200-meter with a mark of 22.71. Gavin Via added to the Rams’ point total by winning the 400-meter dash in a time of 51.06 while Ladue’s 4×400-meter relay team won the final event of the day in a time of 3:29.75. Joseph Snyder of Kirkwood was a double winner on the day as he claimed the 800-meter run in a time of 1:59.61 and the 1600-meter run with a mark of 4:14.76. Jalon Welch kept the Pioneers in the team chase by winning the Long Jump with a leap of 21’ 1.25”.

In girls’ action, Jordyn Buckley of McCluer North earned victories in three sprints as she won the 100-meter in a time of 12.39 and added the 200-meter crown later in the day with a time of 25.60. Buckley added to her day by winning the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.72. Josie Baker of Kirkwood also won multiple events as she earned the title on the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.84 and then the 1500-meter run with a mark of 4:40.88. Parkway Central’s Skyye Lee continued her dominance in the hurdle events as she won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.64 and the 300-meter hurdles with a mark of 47.13. In the pole vault, Mason Meinershagen of Oakville also continued her outstanding start to the season as she won the pole vault with a leap of 12’ 4.75”.


Jim Powers

Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan