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May 21, 2015

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SHS golfers nab a second place finish at Thayer Central
The Superior High School Wildcat golf team visited Hebron last Wednesday for the Thayer Central Invitational match. The Wildcats were the runners-up in the 11 team event played over 18 holes. Other schools competing at the match were Axtell, Beatrice and Thayer Central junior varsity squads, Blue Hill, Deshler, Fairbury, Fillmore Central, Friend, Heartland, Lawrence Nelson. Sandy Creek, Southern, Sutton and host Thayer Central. The Wildcats recorded a team score of 348. Host Thayer Central won the match with their score of 313.
The Wildcats placed three golfers in the top 15. Trent Morris recorded a career best round of 81 and earned the fifth place medal. Eric Schiermeyer carded a round of 8, good for 11th place. Jacob Sunday completed his tour of the course with a round of 88 and a 15th place finish. Jacob Whitmore posted a round of 89. Cale Frahm was in with a round of 95. The low four scores determine the team total.
The team was looking to advance to the state match when they competed at the district event held at the Indianhead Golf Course, Grand Island, Tuesday. Match results were unavailable at press time.

SHS track sends eight members to state meet
The Superior High School track and throwing rings were dry at Thayer Central High School in Hebron, Thursday, for the district meet. The Wildcats, though few in number, left the event with five girls qualifying for eight events at the state meet. The team finished with 97 points, one point out of the runners- up spot. The boys team is sending one representative to the state meet. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet at Omaha.
Jaysa Hoins qualified in four events for the final state meet of her high school career. She earned gold medals in the triple jump, with a combined distance of 35'8". She covered 16'6.5" in the long jump. She took the 300 meter hurdles in the time of 47.2 seconds and culminated her 40 point day with a 12.7 second 100 meter dash. Madison Blackstone capped a spectacular freshman season winning two events and taking third in another to advance. She set a school record in the 100 meter hurdles with her time of 15.3 seconds, good for first place. She cleared the bar at 5'3" to secure the top spot in the high jump. She closed out her day with a third place finish in the 300 meter hurdles. Taylor Jensby is making the trip to Omaha with her second place finish in the 200 meter dash. She took third in the long jump. Kaycie Strobl finished her high school career with a sixth place finish in the 100 meter dash. Lexi Webber was the fifth place point earner in the shot put. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Strobl, Blackstone, Jensby and Riley Butler took first place honors. Evin Miller will be the alternate for the 4 x 100 meter relay team..
Ethan Roberts qualified for state with his first place finish in the high jump with his leap of 6'. Garrett Caldwell earned a fourth place finish in the shot put. Ethan Freeman was the fifth place finisher in the 200 meter dash.
Several athletes attained season personal best marks at the meet. Evin Miller set a personal best mark in the 400 meter dash. Webber had a season best in the shot put, Caldwell and Freeman in the 200 meter, Keaton Meyer in the 3200 meter run, Blackstone in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles and the high jump and Jared Dressman in the 300 meter hurdles.
The state meet is being held at Omaha Burke Stadium, 12200 Burke Blvd., Friday and Saturday. The boys high jump is Friday at 9 a.m. Girls high jump is 10:30 a.m., Saturday. The girls triple jump is at 3:30 p.m., Saturday. The girls long jump is Friday at 9 a.m. Preliminary heats for the running events will be held Friday. Entrants who qualify will compete in the final round on Saturday. Friday times are 10:25 a.m. for the 100 meter dash. 1:15 p.m. for the 200 meter dash. 9:55 a.m. for the 100 meter hurdles and 1 p.m. for the 300 meter hurdles.

RHHS hosts NPL meet at Mankato
The Rock Hills High School track, in Mankato, was the site of the Northern Plains League meet, Thursday. The Grizzly boys finished in sixth place in the 14 team field with 35 points. The girls team finished in fifth place in the 13 team field with 37 points. Schools competing in the boys division were Osborne, Pike Valley, Natoma, St. John's, Southern Cloud, Lakeside, Wilson, Tescott, Chase, Sylvan-Lucas Unified, Tipton Catholic, Lincoln and Thunder Ridge. The girls went up against the same schools with the exception of Chase.
Joel Broeckelman was the winner of the 100 yard dash with his time of 23.46 seconds. He added second place points with his finish in the 100 yard dash. Dylan Hill brought the team third place points in the 800 meter run. Justyn Peer finished fifth in the 200 meter dash. Arrow Durant secured a fifth place finish in the javelin throw. He took part in the shot put and shot put. Luke Broeckelman took sixth place in the high jump and was an entrant in the javelin throw. Grant Davis and Austin Durant competed in the discus throw. Austin also competed in the javelin throw and shot put. Davis participated in the shot put. Jake Spiegel entered the long and triple jumps. Rhys Marihugh competed in the long jump, 800 and 1600 meter runs. Wyatt Duskie took part in the 300 meter hurdles. The boys 4 x 100 meter relay team of L. Broeckelman, J. Broeckelman, Duskie and Hill were the third place team.
Caitlyn May was the winner of the 1600 meter run with the time of 5:50.10. Sarena Meier took the top spot in the 3200 meter run with her time of 12"35.38. Hunter Pennell earned second place in the pole vault, clearing 8'6". Harlee Chance took sixth place in the 100 meter hurdles and ran the 400 meter dash. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Terri Slick, May, Pennell and Lainee Eakins finished in second place. Shyanne Fernandez competed in the shot put and discus throw. Emily Cox tossed the shot put and took part in the 800 meter run. . Emma Reinart competed in the discus throw. Abby Muirhead ran the 1600 meter run.
All the hard work will put to the test Friday when the team travels to Valley Heights High School at Blue Rapids for the regional track and field meet. This event determines which athletes advance to the state championship meet at Wichita. Field events get underway at 12 n and running event preliminaries begin at 2 p.m.




RHHS golfers end season, headed to state sand greens meet
The Rock Hills High School golf team closed out regular season play with a win at the Riley County Invitational and a third place finish at the Tipton Invitational. They assured themselves of the opportunity to defend their sand green championship at LaCrosse.
Rock Hills came out on top at Riley county with a score of 353. Other competing schools were Lakeside, Riley County, Yates Center and Southern Cloud. They picked up a third place finish at Tipton with a team score of 348. Tipton won the event with Grizzly arch-rival St. John's finishing second. Lakeside, Pike Valley and Natoma were the other schools in the competition.
The Grizzlies qualified for the state championship with a second place finish on their home track at the Mankato Country Club. They posted a team score of 340. St. John's finished first and Bird City Cheylin qualified with their third place finish. The other regional match was played at Tipton, Monday. Teams advancing to the state match from this event are Tipton, LaCrosse and Lakeside. Collin Herold was the gold medaslit and is the lone golfer for Sylvan-Lucas.
Sam Flinn took top medalist honors at the Riley County affair with his round of 77. Tycen Higer continued his strong showing with his third place finish and a round of 78. Noah Daniels cemented ninth place with his round of 97. Drew Beam took 11th with his round of 101. Holden Mauerhan was in the 15th spot with a round of 105. The four lowest scores are used to tabulate the team score.
Flinn was again the top medalist at the Tipton Invitational with his round of 65. Higer followed in second place with his round of 70. Mauerhan recorded the best round of his season with his 86. Beam carded a 91. Daniels posted a 94 for the 18 hole event.
Jalee Ortman carded a nine hole round of 51 for a third place finish in the junior varsity match against girls and boys. Lexi Jeffrey took 12th with her round of 66.
The sun was shining and coolish temperatures prevailed at the Mankato Country Club as five teams and individuals from two schools vied for a place in the state championship match. Riley County and Pike Valley did not advance. The top three schools and the top three individual golfers not on a qualifying team advance. One Miltonvale and two Riley County golfers advance as individuals.
Flinn was again the low scorer, earning yet another first place medal with his round of 61. Higer struggled a bit and was the sixth place finisher with his round of 82. Beam shot a round of 96. Daniels posted a 101. Mauerhan finished his round with a score of 106.
The team heads to LaCrosse, Tuesday, to defend their championship. The event is being held at the LaCrosse Country Club and is hosted by LaCrosse High School.

Pearce named field athlete of the year
The McKendree University men's track and field team registered its best-ever finish at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor Championships by placing third in the final team standings. The 2015 event was held at Greene Stadium in Liberty, Mo.
The Bearcats collected a total of 91.5 points to account for their third-place effort. Freshman Ryan Pearce, Villa Grove, Ill., earned GLVC Field Athlete of the Year honors by dominating the throwing events at this year's meet. Pearce won the shot put with a long toss of 16.48 meters. That effort was a personal best for Pearce and also hit an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying standard. Pearce opened his strong weekend by finishing second in the discus and fourth in the javelin. He personally accounted for more than one-quarter of the Bearcats' point total at the GLVC meet.
Ryan is the grandson of Micheal and Ruth Pearce of Superior. McKendree University is located in Lebanon, Ill.

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