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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:28 am

Ethan Luecke woke up on Monday feeling lousy.

By late afternoon, his spirits were lifted.

The Warrenton junior’s immune system may have failed him, but his ability to persevere through adversity countered. Luecke shot an 80 at Innsbrook during the Class 3 Sectional Golf Tournament, narrowly advancing.

“Yesterday, I felt so bad that I wasn’t even sure I’d make it through the day,” he acknowledged.

Luecke was the only member of his team to qualify for the MSHSAA Championships, which will be held at the Sedalia Country Club on May 13-14.

“I was pretty weak the whole day,” said Luecke. “It took a lot of energy out of me, but I made it through.”

Coach Rich Barton says few other young golfers could have handled the circumstance of playing with high stakes and lugging a bag of clubs 18 holes with the humility Luecke did.

“I was really proud of the way he battled through that,” said Barton. “He was up and down throughout the round.”

Luecke made the turn after nine holes still confident and overcame uncharacteristic putting woes in the final nine.

“I hit quite a few fairways and was hitting my drive pretty straight,” said Luecke. “But with my putting, I didn’t have a whole lot of one putts.”

He calmly punched a ball out of the woods on hole No. 12, escaping a tricky predicament that could have cost him a trip to state.

“I felt like I was playing pretty well,” said Luecke. “I just had a couple holes that hurt my score.”

Heading toward the clubhouse after his 18th hole, Luecke still feared he might not have advanced.

“I figured 80 would be the cut, so I knew I’d be close coming in,” he acknowledged.

After falling one spot shy of All-State recognition last season, Luecke is determined to land among the Top 15 at next week’s MSHSAA Tournament.

“I want to go up there, have fun and give it my best shot,” said Luecke.

Senior T.J. Lafaver golfed the final round of his prep career on Monday, carding an 87, which was six strokes shy of qualifying position.

Junior Chase Nelson had a troublesome day, shooting an 89 on a course at which he claims to have prospered in the past. But this season Innsbrook has provided its share of frustration for Warrenton’s No. 2 golfer. He had carded a 93 during the GAC Tournament on the same links.

“Sometimes you have to battle the elements and sometimes the elements win,” said Barton.

Juniors Curtis Bauer and Luke Hawley also competed for the Warriors on Monday, shooting a 108 and 120, respectively.

“That was a big step to qualify as a team and come to sectionals in itself,” said Barton. “I know the others are disappointed in their individual scores today, but I’m not ashamed.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 vs. Chillicothe Post 25, 5 p.m.

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 vs. G1 winner, 1 p.m.

G3 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 1 p.m.

G5 Championship if-needed game, 4 p.m.

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 District 16 winner vs. District 10 winner, 10 a.m.

G2 St. Charles Post 312 vs. District 13 winner, 1 p.m.

G3 District 14 winner vs. District 17 winner, 4 p.m.

G4 Washington Post 218 vs. District 10 runner-up, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 17

G5 G1 loser vs. G3 loser, 10 a.m.

G6 G2 loser vs. G4 loser, 1 p.m.

G7 G1 winner vs. G2 winner, 4 p.m.

G8 G3 winner vs. G4 winner, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 18

G9 G8 loser vs. G5 winner, 10 a.m.

G10 G7 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G11 G7 winner vs. G8 winner, 4 p.m.

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 19

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 10 a.m.

G14 Championship G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 1 p.m.

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship G14 winner vs. G14 loser (if needed), 10 a.m.

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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