Spring sports are reaching their late stages, with teams beginning district play and individual sports entering sectional and state play.

Aurora Golf

Houn' Dawg golfers Bailey Burden and Devon Hilton competed this week in the sectional tournament after scoring well in district play.

Burden shot an 87 on Monday to qualify for the state tournament, while Hilton's season came to an end with a score of 98 at sectionals.

Burden will compete at state on May 15-16 at Sedalia.

Marionville Track

A number of Marionville track athletes will compete at the sectional competition in Sedalia after qualifying at the district meet last weekend.

Alyssa Mays was a double qualifier, in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdle races.

The Comets' pole vaulting pair of Matthew Goodman and Chase White will both move on to sectionals, while Wylie Wycuff will compete in the 100-meter dash at the sectional level.

Wycuff will also compete in two relay races (4x100 and 4x200) with teammates Laythen Utke, Lane Jennings and Dakota Smith.

District Baseball

The Marionville Comets and Verona Wildcats will begin district baseball play at the end of the week, following a long regular season of competition.

Marionville received the number three seed in Class 2, District 11. The Comets will face sixth-seeded Blue Eye at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in Crane. The winner will play number two seed New Covenant Academy on Monday for a 7:30 game.

Verona will be the sixth seed in Class 1, District 6. The Wildcats will face third-seeded Exeter at noon on Friday.