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For The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

April 17, 2014

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RHHS golf team opens season
The Rock Hills High School golf team opened their 2014 season last Tuesday at Smith Center. Weather conditions were sunny and windy as just two members of the Rock Hills team participated in the match. The Grizzlies are the three time defending Kansas sand green champions and this match was played on grass greens.
Devon Freeman and Sam Flinn adjusted to conditions and though they did not post as team score, they did finish in third and seventh place, an impressive accomplishment on regular greens.
Freeman carded an 88 for his 18 hole round while Flinn recorded a 95.
Players from Phillipsburg, Smith Center, Norton, Beloit, Republic County, Stockton, Osborne and Lakeside competed at the event.
The team took part in the St. John's Invitational at Beloit Monday. Results were unavailable at press time. The next match is at Luray Tuesday. The junior varsity squad will also play.

L-N golfers take third at Sandy Creek
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders boys golf team took third place honors at the Sandy Creek Pentad last Tuesday with a team score of 197.
Austin Mazour led the Raiders with a nine hole score of 47. Stephen Kimminau carded a 49. Bryce Buescher closed with a round of 50. Cole Epley posted a 51 while Jay Hewitt recorded a round of 57. The four lowest scores are used to compile the team score.
Sandy Creek won the event with a score of 161. Sutton took second with the score of 175. Harvard trailed the Raiders in fourth place with a team score of 213 while Silver Lake did not post a team score.
The Raiders were back on the course at Red Cloud Tuesday and Wednesday with match results unavailable at press time.

SHS golf team takes second at Red Cloud
The Superior High School golf team finished in second place at the Red Cloud Quad last Tuesday. The Wildcats posted a team score of 414 and placed three golfers in the top 10.
Jacob Whitmore finished in fourth place with his round of 97 for the 18 hole event. Trenton Morris was in fifth place with his round of 101 while Jacob Sunday held the sixth place position with his round of 102. Tage Rothchild shot a 114 The four lowest scores are used to compile the team score.
The junior varsity golfers were also in action and finished with a team total of 434. Eric Schiermeyer posted a round of 94 Harlen Reed finished with a 102. Kayden Cook ended his round with a 110. Jerome Dalton was in the clubhouse with a round of 128.
The team visited Red Cloud Wednesday for the Red Cloud Invite. No results were available at press time. The squad travels to Fairbury for the Fairbury Invite Wednesday.

L-N Raiders track team competes at the Franklin Invite
The Lawrence-nelson Raiders boys and girls track teams participated at the Franklin Invitational last Tuesday. The girls team finished in second place with 86 points while the boys team was in fourth place with 64 points.
Molly McCartney secured two first place finishes. She won the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:43 and the 3200 meter run with the time of 12:49.9. she earned third place points in the 800 meter run with her time of 2:38.4.
Kelsey Menke took top honors in the triple jump with her combined distance of 29'8", finished second in the 200 meter dash with the time of 29 seconds and earned third place points in the shot put with a toss of 31'8".
Delia Burger took fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4'2". Harlie Himmelberg took the fourth spot in the 1600 meter run with the time of 5:53.8. MaeKayla Ward was fifth in the 300 meter hurdles with her time of 55.6 seconds. Cherokee Frahm-Thayer took sixth in the 100 meter hurdles with her time of 19.1 seconds. Abby Kile earned the sixth place points in the 100 meter dash with the time of 14.6 seconds. Alyssa Miller took sixth place in the 800 meter run with her time of 2:48.5.
Burger and Katlyn Tockey ran the 100 meter dash but did not earn points. Mackinley Thayer and Kile ran the 200 meter dash. Haley Menke, Ward and Burger competed in the 400 meter dash. Miller ran in the 1600 meter. H. Menke and Thayer took part in the 100 meter hurdles. H. Menke and Frahm-Thayer ran the 300 meter hurdels. Kile and Thayer took part in the long jump. Katie Mazour threw the discus and the shot put.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Kile, Thayer, Burger and K. Menke took fifth place. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Ward, Frahm-Thayer, Carlie Mazour and H. Menke too first place. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Himmelberg, Miller, C. MAzour and McCartney also took first place.
Jon Doty took third in the 400 meter dash with the time of 55.9 seconds. Brandon Ward was fouth with the time of 57.7 and Wyatt Thayer took sixth place with the time of 58.3 seconds. Josh Himmelberg earned fifth place in the 200 meter dash with his time of 24.8 seconds.
Brett Karmazin was fourth in the triple jump with a total distance of 37'6.75". Ward was fourth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5'4". Chase Ehlers held second place in the shot put with his toss of 40'3.5". Doty was fourth with his toss of 39'11.5". C. Ehlers was third in the discus with a throw of 117'9". Gavyn Buschkoetter was sixth with a throw of 109'11".
Cody Byers and Nash Ehlers ran the 100 meter dash but did not earn points. Buschkoetter and Cody Byers took part in the 200 meter dash. Jimmy Mazour, Brett Karmazin and Colton Biltoft ran the 800 meter run. Karmazin, Mazour and Jacob Schultz took part in the 1600 meter run. Daniel Schroer was disqualified in the 300 meter hurdles. Thayer, Himmelberg and N. Ehlers were part of the long jump event. Biltoft competed in the triple jump. Schroer was disqualified in the triple jump. Wyatt Heikkinen threw in the shot put and discus.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Byers, C. Ehlers, Himmelberg and Buschkoetter finished in fourth place. The 4x 400 meter relay team of Ward, Thayer, Schroer and Doty took first place h honors. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Ward, Thayer, Doty and Schroer took another first place point finish.
The Deshler Invite at Superior was moved to Wednesday for weather reasons. Results were unavailable at press time.

RHHS track team finds success at Lakeside Relays
The Rock Hills High School boys and girls track teams visited Downs for the Lakeside High School Saunders Relays last Tuesday. The girls team took second place in the eight team field with 89 points. The boys were fourth place finishers with 77 points in the eight team boys field.
Serena Meier continued to collect first place finishes adding two more at this meet. She was first in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:05.94 and first in the 3200 meter run with her time of 13:01.75. Lainee Eakins took third in the 200 meter dash with the time of 29.23 seconds and was fifth in the 100 meter dash with the time of 14:06 seconds. Alexys Meier was the fifth place finisher in the 400 meter dash with the time of 1:26.66. Chelsea Landreth was third in the 300 meter hurdles and fifth in the 100 meter hurdles. Loretta Cleary finished seventh in the 100 meter hurdles. Emily Cox held sixth place in the 600 meter run with the time of a 3:15.85. Hunter Pennell was seventh in the 200 meter dash.
Pennell was the top finisher in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 7'6" and she took fifth place points in the long jump with her leap of 12'11". Kelly Jeffery earned fourth place points in the javelin with a throw of 87'1". Jeffery was 10th in the shot put and Shyanne Fernandez was 12th.
The girls 4 x 100 meter relay team of Jeffery, Hannah Daniels, Terri Slick and Eakins took second place. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Jeffery, Slick, Daniels and Eakins took top honors. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Abby Muirhead, Cox, Emily Reed and Meier nailed down third place.
Joel Broeckelman took second in the 100 meter dash with the time of 11.18 seconds. Wyatt Duskie was in 14th and Levi Cusatis was 15th. Dylan Hill took second place honors in the 600 meter run with his time of 2:225.93. Kyle Fleming was third in the 400 meter dash with the time of 56.91 seconds. Cusatis finished in the 11th spot. Tucker Johanek grabbed third place points in the 110 meter hurdles with the time of 17.73 seconds.
Broeckelman took the top spot in the long jump with a leap of 19'6". Fleming cleared the bar at 10' to earn second place in the pole vault. Wyatt Duskie topped 6'6" to take the third place points. Johanek cleared the bar at 5'8" to take third place in the high jump. Luke Broeckelman finished in seventh place. Austin Durant took fifth place in the javelin with a throw of 95". L. Broeckelman was in sixth with a throw of 92'09'. Arrow Durant was in 10th place, Grant Davis in 11th and Austin Durant finished 12th in the discus throw. Arrow Durant finished in 12th, Davis in 13th and Jeremy Simmelink held the 14th position in the shot put.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Duskie, Fleming, Johanek and J. Broeckelman finished in second place. The same team also took second place in the 4 x 400 meter relay race. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Keighland Pressgrove, Austin and Arrow Durant and Cedric Ballentin finished in fifth place.
The team withdrew from the Deshler Invite at Superior Thursday because of an adverse weather forecast. The team will travel to Bellville Tuesday to take part in the Republic County Invite.

SHS goes to Sandy Creek Invite
The Superior High School boys and girls track and field teams were in action at Sandy Creek last Tuesday at the Sandy Creek Invite. The girls put up a strong performance with 126 points which was good for second place behind the St. Cecilla Hawkettes. The boys team finished in eighth place with 23 and a half points. The girls team was dominant force in the field events while the Hawkettes prevailed in many of the track events.
Jaysa Hoins won three events and was second in another. She took top honors in the 100 meter dash with the time of 12.7 seconds. She acquired first place in the long jump with a leap of 16'8" and secured the top position in the triple jump with a combined distance of 35'8.75". She took the second place points in the 200 meter dash with her time of 26.57 seconds.
Alex Meyer continued her winning ways with two first place finished. She finished first in the discus with a throw of 132'2" and took the top spot in the shot put with a heave of 37'3.5".
Morgan Frahm grabbed the top spot in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4'11'.
Leah Meyer took second in the shot put with a toss of 33'11" and was second in the discus with a throw of 110'1". She completed her day with a third place finish in the high jump, clearing 4'6". Riley Butler cleared the bar at 9' and was awarded second place in the pole vault. She took sixth in the long jump with a leap of 14'10.75". She was third in the 800 meter run with her time of 2:37.49. Chelsea Renz added points to the team total with a fourth place toss of 33'4" in the shot put and a fifth place finish in the discus with a throw of 94'5". Michelle Unruh secured fifth place points in the high jump with a leap of 4'4". Taylor Jensby was fifth in the 200 and 400 meter dashes. Her time in the 200 meter was 29.03 seconds and 1:06.55 in the 400 meter. Mattison Sullivan brought home fourth place in the 3200 meter run with the time of 14:18.65.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Michelle Powers, Ellen Wittke, Evin Miller and Unruh finished in fifth place. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Jensby, L. Myer, Makayla Utecht and Butler held down the fourth spot. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of 12:53.49 took sixth place.
Colton May took second place in the high jump for the boys team with a bar clearing leap of 6' Brett Boyles nailed third place in the discus with his throw of 120;8:. Ethan Roberts held the fourth spot in the high jump, clearing 5'6". Jacob Hawley cleared the bar at 10'6" in the pole vault for sixth place. Daniel Allgood finished the 800 meter run in fourth place with the time of 2:14.11.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Ethan Freeman, Sloan Willett, Logan Lipker and Tomas Meenhorst finished in sixth place. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Allgood, Boyles, Willett and May crossed the finish line in third place.
Several team members set personal best marks: Renz in the shot put, Utecht in the 100 meter dash, Frahm, in the high jump, which resulted in winning the event, Powers in the 800 meter run, Lexi Webber in the 400 meter dash, Allgood in the 800 meter run, Hawley in both the high jump and the 400 meter dash, Meenhorst in the 200 meter dash, Boyles in the discus and the 400 meter dash, Lipker in the 300 meter hurdles, Tyler Blackstone in the 800 meter run and the long jump, Garrett Caldwell in the 200 meter dash and the discus throw, Willett in the 100 meter dash and Keaton Meyer in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.
Carla Hoins, head coach of the Wildcats, said: "we competed well and with 19 personal best marks and times it's encouraging to see the improvements being made. This meet gave us the opportunity to see where we stood against three other teams in our district."
Today's (Thursday) scheduled meet, the Deshler Invite at Superior, was moved to Wednesday because of an adverse weather forecast. Rock Hills High School withdrew from the meet. The team will host the Superior Invite Tuesday at the Wildcat Community Track.

Superior Junior High School track team at Thayer Central
The Superior Junior High School boys and girls track teams paid a visit to Hebron last Tuesday. The girls team took top honors with 108 points while the boys took fourth place with 65 points.
Madison Blackstome had an outstanding outing with four first place finished. She took top honors in the long and high jumps as well as the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Her time of 51.3 seconds in the 300 meter hurdles bettered her school record set in her previous meet.
Nicki Kirchhoff took first in the triple jump, was fourth in the 1200 meter run and finished third in the 300 meter hurdles.
Brandie Simonsen was the top finisher in the pole vault. She placed second in the 200 meter dash and was sixth in the 400 meter dash.
Shanna Utecht was third in the triple jump and sixth in the 800 meter run. Megan Miller was third in the 100 and fifth in the 300 meter hurdles. Sydney Willett took fifth place in the 200 meter dash.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Natalie McMeen, Miller, Danielle Freeman and Willett finished in third place. The 4 x 400 meter relay team, if Simonsen, Malori Grabast, Miller and Utecht also finished third.
Adam Baker earned points in four events. He was first in the 300 meter hurdles, second in the 100 meter hurdles, fourth in the high jump and fifth in the long jump. Baker set a school record in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 48.4 seconds, surpassing the Tanner Miller record of 49.4 seconds..
Loegun Covey took first in the shot put and was third in the discus throw.
Jaden Hanson took second in the shot put. Chase Morris had a third place finish in the pole vault and was sixth in the 200 meter dash. John Sullivan was fourth in the shot put. Caiden Crouch took fifth place in the 1200 meter run.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Morris, Jared Dressman, Covey and Hanson came home in fourth place.
Personal best marks were reached by: Blackstone, 300 meter hurdles, Kirchhoff, triple jump, Utecht, triple jump and 800 meter run, Freeman, long jump, Grabast, shot put, discus, 400 meter dash, Miller, 100 and 300 meter hurdles, Taylor Bargen, shot put, Covey, shot put, discus, Sullivan, shot put discus, Braxton Webber, 800 meter run, Baker 100 and 300 meter hurdles and Hanson, discus and shot put.
The team was at Sandy Creek Tuesday for the Lawrence-Nelson Invite. Results were unavailable at press time. They will travel to Fairbury for the Fairbury Invite Wednesday.

Colson wins his division at Kearney wrestling meet
Zane Colson, 13, competed in the Midwest Classic Nationals Wrestling competition held in Kearney and won his weight class with a record of 63-10.
A seventh grader at Rock Hills High School, Zane has competed in wrestling for three years with the Beloit Youth Wrestling Club.
Zane's first year, he wrestled at 90 pounds in the 10 and younger age bracket. Second year, he bumped up to 110 pounds and this year competed in the 12 and younger bracket at 130 pounds. Next year Zane will go up not only another weight bracket but also another age bracket when he will compete in the 14 and younger bracket.
"The first year I was really nervous. Wrestling was different than anything I had experienced. I did make state, though, and took 5th place," said Zane.
This was not an easy task as most of the youths that wrestle start out when they are four and five years old so by the time they reach Zane's age, 10 at that time, they already had four or five years experience on him.
"I stayed after regular practice and worked extra hard on conditioning," said Zane.
"By the second year, I was getting the hang of it, it was coming to me," said Zane. He found he had to work harder yet with one of the reasons being he went up to the 110 pound weight class and the wrestlers were getting much stronger and better. His second year, Zane did not make it to state but did qualify 8th at nationals.
"This year wrestling was tough but now everything has come to me, I just need to do it," said Zane. In the 12 and younger 130 pound class the competition became much tougher. In some of this year's matches some of Zane's losses were to the youths who finished in first and second place of the tournaments. In all of the matches he lost by making one slight wrong move and the experienced wrestlers took advantage of it.
The actual wrestling season for Zane starts in November and the youth wrestling meets start in December. Zane has practice in Beloit three times a week ­­ Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Practices are scheduled for two hours. After practice, Zane stays to do extra conditioning for 30 to 45 minutes. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Zane continues his conditioning at home.
The wrestling season for this year is now over for Zane, but now the camps will start. In the past, Zane attended wrestling camps held in Smith Center, Beloit, and Concordia.
"Zane has been hand picked by Concordia youth coaches to participate in free style wrestling with them throughout the summer," said Joe Colson, Zane's dad. By participating in free style this should help Zane learn how to counter some of those moves that have created losses and improve his wrestling.
"I love baseball and will be playing with Smith Center this year," said Zane. Last year Zane couldn't play baseball. He had a broken growth plate that had nothing to do with wrestling. He was messing around in the front yard at home when it broke.
How determined is Zane? With a broken bone in your foot, most would do nothing but sit around until it healed. Not Zane. Every day he still conditioned.
"Situps and pushups don't require you to use your leg," said Zane. "So that is what I did."
Zane is not a one sport kind of youth. He has and is participating in several sports. This school year he played football, basketball and now is out for track at Rock Hills.
"I'm excited about next year's wrestling, getting back with the others. We support each other and I appreciate the coaches, Brett Creager, Lynn Kadel and Kevin Kadel. This year our club took six wrestlers to nationals. Two of those placed at state and five qualified. Of these six wrestlers, five placed in the top eight at nationals," said Zane.
Does Zane have a goal?
"Yes, two. I want to qualify and place at state and then I want to qualify and place at nationals," he said.

Serena Meier named 'athlete of the week'
Rock Hills freshman Serena Meier has been named the NCKSSports.com and Cunningham Telephone and Cable athlete of the week.
Meier is off to a great start in her freshman season of track at Rock Hills. The distance runner has won gold in the 1,600 and 3,200 at both of her meets this season, for a total of four gold medals. In the season opener at St. John's on April 4, she won the 1,600 in a time of 6:01.88, then won the 3,200 by more than a minute with a time of 12:53.97. Last Tuesday, she competed at the Saunders Relays in Downs, winning the gold in the 1,600 with a time of 6:05.94 and taking the 3,200 by a margin of just under 1:00, running it in 13:01.75.

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