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Corey Kunkel • Senior • Mark Twain baseball

Mark Twain senior Corey Kunkel tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings and allowed just two hits during Mark Twain’s 1-0 road win over Cairo (Northeast) on Friday. Coach Ian Hatton said he was “as locked in as I’ve ever seen him.” Kunkel then pitched 4 1/3 innings to earn a win Tuesday against Silex.

Bailey Hays • Freshman • Monroe City track & field

Monroe City freshman Bailey Hays has burst onto the high school scene this season. Last Thursday at a home invitational, she won the 2-mile race in 12:46.21 and took third in the mile with a time of 5:56.78. On Tuesday at the Jerry Ball Relays, she finished second in each respective race.