Win­ter Sports Teams Scrim­mage For Pride Night


McDonald County Press - - SPORTS - Rick Peck

The McDon­ald County High School win­ter sports’ teams held scrim­mages on Nov. 9 as part of Mus­tang Pride Night at MCHS.

The Mus­tang wrestling team be­gan the ac­tion. McDon­ald County re­turns two state qual­i­fiers from last year, in­clud­ing Os­car Or­tiz, the Mus­tangs’ first-ever state cham­pion. Also back af­ter earn­ing a trip to state last year is Jack Teague.

The “Black” team won the match, 46-11, over the “Red” team. Lead­ing the way for the win­ners were pins by Ryan Don­ica, Zack Weaver,

Leon Zacarias, Teague, Je­sus Ocampo and McCoy Ikosia. Win­ning by de­ci­sion for the Black team were Eh Doh Say, Ju­nior Teriek and Jarred Mag­gard.

Or­tiz had the only pin for the Red team, while Chris­tian David­son won a 16-1 de­ci­sion for the Red team’s only other win.

The McDon­ald County var­sity opens its sea­son against Rogers and Rogers Her­itage on Nov. 27 at MCHS. The ju­nior var­sity opens on Nov. 17 at the Fayet­teville JV Tour­na­ment.

Girls Bas­ket­ball

The McDon­ald County Lady Mus­tang bas­ket­ball team took to the floor for the first time un­der new coach Chris Kennedy.

Kennedy greeted three re­turn­ing starters along with sev­eral other re­turn­ing let­ter­men when prac­tices opened on Oct. 29. Re­turn­ing starters in­clude Saman­tha Fra­zier, Ra­gan Wil­son and Rita San­til­lan. Kristin Penn had time as a part-time starter as a fresh­man last year.

In the two 14-minute

run­ning clock halves, the Black team claimed a 12-10 win over the Red team.

Rita San­til­lan scored four points, in­clud­ing a three­p­ointer, to lead the Black team. Round­ing out the scor­ing for the Black team were Alexia Estrada, Lily All­man, Jaylie Sanny and Mat­tie Leach, all with two points each.

Penn scored the Red team’s first six points be­fore Ra­gan Wil­son had the last four.

The Lady Mus­tangs open the sea­son at the Carl Junc­tion tour­na­ment that be­gins on Nov. 26.

Boys Bas­ket­ball

Re­turn­ing starters Bos­ton Dowd and Cooper Reece will lead the Mus­tangs in coach Kyle Fields’ third year as head coach. Re­turn­ing let­ter­man Cade Smith was first off the bench last year, while guards Tae-Shawn Alik and Saul Garcia should com­pete for start­ing spots.

The boys’ scrim­mage went to sud­den death over­time be­fore Cade Smith scored to give the Red team a 26-24 win over the Black team. (Teams changed play­ers af­ter the first half)

Smith fin­ished with six points to go with Reece’s 10 points to lead the Red team. Round­ing out the scor­ing were Tae-Shawn Alik and Jack­son Clark­son with three each and Ben Mora and Koby McAlis­ter with two each.

Parker Har­ris had seven points and Dowd five to lead the Black team. Round­ing out the scor­ing for the Black team were Col­liar Got­tfried with four points and Smith, McAlis­ter, Mora and Cale Adam­son two each.

McDon­ald County opens its sea­son against Prov­i­dence Acad­emy on Dec. 4 at MCHS.


Above, left: McDon­ald County’s Tae-Shawn Alik goes over lit­tle brother Trent for a shot dur­ing a team scrim­mage on Nov. 9 at MCHS. Above: McDon­ald County’s Sam Fra­zier drives to the bas­ket while de­fend­ers Mol­lie Mille­son, Addy Mick and Kris­ten Penn (left to right) try to stop her dur­ing the Lady Mus­tangs’ scrim­mage on Nov. 9 at MCHS. Right: McDon­ald County’s Chris­tian David­son tries to pin Ja­cob Owens but has to set­tle for a 16-1 de­ci­sion dur­ing a scrim­mage on Nov. 9 at MCHS.

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