RHHS golf team second at Tipton, wins regional
The Rock Hills High School boys golf team had an uncharacteristic second place finish in last Tuesday's Tipton Invitational Golf Tournament. Less than ideal weather conditions and a challenging course placed the Grizzlies in some unfamiliar territory with their second place finish behind the host Titpton Cardinals. Tipton finished with 304 strokes while Rock Hills accumulated 314 and Sylvan-Lucas was third with 319.
The Grizzlies did not allow thoughts of the Tipton match to interfere with their preparation for the important work of preparing for Monday's regional match held at the Leonardville Golf Course and hosted by Riley County. The team left no doubt as to where they were headed as they posted a decisive 14 stroke victory over second place Riley County. St. John's-Beloit was third and Lakeside finished in the fourth spot. The win sends the defending sand greens champion Grizzlies back to the state championship match being held Monday at the Tipton Oaks Golf Course, Tipton. Tipton Catholic High School is the host team for the state event and the shotgun start is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
Devon Freeman took third place with his 18 hole round of 75. Sam Flinn took fourth place by winning a one hole playoff. Micah Daniels shot an 80 but lost a 10th place finish on the fourth playoff hole. Adam Horn finished his day with an 82, Jordan Walter went to the clubhouse with an 83 and Ryan Spiegel carded an 89. The four lowest scores are used to determine the team score.
Devon Freeman took top honors in the field with an 18 hole score of 72. Sam Flinn was one stroke behind at 73 and the second place medal. Micah Daniels took seventh place with a round of 80 and Adam Horn also shot a round of 80 and finished in eighth place. Jordan Walter closed out his day with a round of 84.
The team has rounded into top form for the final event of the season and expectations are high for the team as they prepare to defend their championship.
RHHS track team preps for regional with
The Rock Hills High School track team competed in their last meet of the season before the regional meet Thursday. The Northern Plains League Championship was held at the Rock Hills track at Mankato Thursday. Twelve teams took part in the meet: St. John's, Beloit, Lakeside, Lincoln, Pike Valley, Natoma, Thunder Ridge, Southern Cloud, Wilson, Rock Hills, Tescott, Sylvan-Lucas and Chase. The girls team finished in ninth place with 27 points and the boys team held fourth place with 64 points.
Lizzy Cox threw the discus 91' and earned the first place medal and had an eighth place finish in the shot put with a toss of 28'8". Lainee Eakins was third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.52 seconds and took fifth in the 100 meter dash with the time of 13.72 seconds. Hunter Pennell cleared the bar at 6'6" in the pole vault for a fourth place finish and recorded a no distance in the long jump.
Lexi Jeffery was fifth in the high jump with a bar clearing 4'4" leap. Abby Muirhead took sixth place in the 1600 meter run with the time of 6:36.15. Terri Slick was the sixth place finisher in the 100 meter dash with the time of 13.87 seconds and she did not record a time in the 200 meter dash. Chelsea Landreth took sixth in the 100 meter hurdles with the time of 19.81 seconds and was ninth in the 300 meter hurdles being timed in 1:03.2. Emily Cox recorded no time in the 800 and 1600 meter runs. Emily Reed had a throw of 47'4" in the javelin for a 23rd place finish. Kelly Jeffery had a no distance for 24th place.
The 4 x 400 meter relay team of K. Jeffery, Slick, Eakins and Muirhead finished in sixth place with the time of 5:11.47. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of K. Jeffery, Eakins, Slick and Pennell did not record a time.
Wyatt Flinn just keeps sailing through to first place finishes in the shot put and discus. He won the shot put with a toss of 48'1.5" and the discus medal was taken with a throw of 148.9". Grant Davis was 16th in the shot with a put of 30'10.5" and took eighth in the discus with a throw of 100'4". Kyle Fleming finished third in the pole vault with a leap of 10'. Aaron Broeckelman was fourth in the javelin with a throw of 132" and he was seventh in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 52.39 seconds. Wyatt Duskie was ninth in the long jump with a leap of 15'7", was 16th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.55 seconds and was 17th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.2 seconds.
Jesse Neilson brought a second place finish in the 800 meter run to the team points total with a time of 2:10.7. Joel Broeckelman earned second place points in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.31 seconds and recorded no time in the 200 meter dash. Dylan Hill finished the 1600 meter run in eighth place with the time of 5:24.8.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of J. Broeckelman, Neilson, Robbie Dean and Fleming nailed down first place with the time of 47.16 seconds. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of J. Broeckelman, Fleming, Hill and Neilson took second place with the time of 3:48.37.
Sam Meyers, coach of the Grizzlies, said: "I felt our kids represented themselves and the school very well at the meet. We have several athletes who are battling with injuries. "
The team is geared up for the regional meet being held Friday at Washington County High School. This meet will determine which athletes advance to the state meet being held at Wichita.
L-N Raiders track sending two to state meet
After competing in the District 5 meet at Kenesaw last Wednesday, the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders girls track team will be sending one individual and one relay team to represent the school at the state track meet being held in Omaha Friday and Saturday. The girls team came in sixth in the nine team field with 34 points while the boys team finished in fifth place in the nine team field with 17 points. The boys team will be sending Emet Fanning to the state meet for his second place finish in the 3200 meter run.
Harlie Himmelberg qualified for state in two events, the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, by virtue of her two second place finishes. The girls 4 x 800 meter relay team of H. and Kara Himmelberg, Carlie Mazour and Alyssa Miller qualified with a second place finish as a wild card.
H. Himmelberg was second in the 1600 meter run with the time of 5:49.3 and second in the 3200 meter run with the time of 13:14.18. K. Himmelberg was fourth in the 800 meter run with the time of 2:43.2 and recorded no time in the 1600 meter run. Miller finished fifth in the 800 meter with the time of 6:22.5 and ran the 1600 in 6:22.5. Mazour ran the 800 meter in 2:55.7.
Abby Kile participated in the 100 meter dash with the time of 14.7 seconds and tossed the shot 18'1.25". Kelsey Menke ran the 200 meter dash in 29.2 seconds, had a distance of 28'10" in the triple jump and had a toss of 28'8" in the shot put. MaeKayla Ward competed in two events: the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:11.1 and the 300 meter hurdles with the time of 55.7 seconds. Haley Menke ran the 400 meter dash in 1:12.6 and the 100 meter hurdles in 19.5 seconds. Cherokee Frahm-Thayer was a 100 meter dash runner with the time of 20.3 seconds and was timed at 57.3 seconds in the 300 meter hurdles. Samantha Burger ran the 100 meter hurdles in 21.63 seconds and the 300 meter hurdles in 1:00.1. Gabe Sharp took part in the shot put with a toss of 25'8" and the discus with a throw of 85'4".
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Kile, Burger, Frahm-Thayer and K. Menke was disqualified. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Frahm-Taylor, Mazour, H. Menke and Ward finished fourth with the time of 4:49.4 while the 4 x 800 meter relay team of K. and H. Himmelberg, Miller and Mazour earned a trip to the state meet with the time of 10:28.7 for their second place finish that was better than the state meet qualifying time.
Emet Fanning will make the trip to Omaha with his second place finish in the 3200 meter run with the time of 10:44.3. He was the fifth place finisher in the 1600 meter run with the time of 5:04.4 and took third in the high jump with a leap of 5"8". Dan Schroer earned third place points in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:09.1. Brandon Ward took fifth in the high jump clearing the bar at 5'2" and ran the 800 meter in 2:23.5.
Josh Himmelberg ran the 200 meter dash in 26 seconds, a distance of 32'1" in the triple jump and a leap of 15'2" in the long jump. Brett Karmazin ran the 200 meter dash with the time of 28.6 seconds and had a combined distance of 35'00.25 for the triple jump.. Henry Himmelberg had a no time recorded for the 1600 meter run. Wyatt Thayer had a distance of 15'11.5" in the long jump and 32'7.25" in the triple jump.
The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Schroer, Thayer, Ward and Karmazin ended in the fifth place spot with the time of 4:06.5. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Thayer, Schroer, Ward and Karmazin took second place points with the time of 9:09.9.
SHS and L-N golf teams end seasons at district
The Superior High School Wildcats and the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders played their final regular season golf matches at the Thayer Central Invite at Hebron last Wednesday. Thirteen teams took to the links and when the match was over the Raiders were in ninth place with 396 strokes and the Wildcats were right behind in 10th place with a team score of 423. Other teams competing were the winning Thayer Central team, Fillmore Central, Sutton, Deshler, Friend, Sandy Creek, the Beatrice Junior Varsity team, Fairbury, Heartland, Southern and Blue Hill. The Raiders traveled to Grand Island Monday for the District D-2 match held at the Indian Head course. The Raiders took seventh place in the 15 team field with a score of 400 but did not advance to state play. Fullerton won the event with a team score of 360. No individual team members qualified either. The Wildcats played their District C-1 match at Southern Hills in Hastings. The inexperience of the young team was evident as they placed last in the 15 team field with a score of 542. Hastings St. Cecilia won the event with a score of 344.
The Raiders were led by ninth place Jed Hewitt with his 18 hole round of 83. Jordan Cox shot a round of 90, Shane Ostdiek was in the clubhouse with a round of 103, Seth Kathman carded a 113 and Ashley Buescher finished her day with a 122. The lowest four scores comprise the team total.
A steadily improving Trenton Morris closed out his round with a 95. The freshman had not played golf before this season. Trent Richardson, the sole senior member of the team, closed out his regular season career with a 98. Riley Ellwanger and Daniel Teachworth, two more freshman, shot a 109 and 121.
SHS girls track team tops at district meet
The Superior High School girls track team took top honors at the District C-track and field meet held at Sandy Creek High School, Thursday. The team amassed 123 points to take the title over second place Hastings-St. Cecilia with 105 points and is sending four team members to the state meet. The boys team earned 12 points with two members just missing state qualifying.
Jaysa Hoins led the Wildcat onslaught with four first place finishes and qualified for four events at the state meet. Hoins gathered up first place honors in the triple jump, with a combined distance of 34'11.75", the long jump with a leap of 16'3.5", the 100 meter dash with the time of 12.7 seconds and the 200 meter dash with the time of 26.2 seconds.
Taryn Betka will close out her high school career at the state meet as she was the first place medal winner in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 10'2".
Alex Meyer earned two first place medals. She won the discus with a throw of 135'7" and took first place in the shot put with a heave of 40'6". Holly Bower, also finishing her high school career, posted two second place finishes: her toss of 39'5.5 in the shot put and her throw of 115'2" earned her another trip to the state meet.
Mattison Sullivan finished in third place in the 3200 meter run with a time of 13:7.9 and was fifth in the 1600 meter run, finishing with a time of 6:61. Riley Butler took third place points in the 800 meter run being timed in 2:35.4, was fourth in the pole vault with a bar clearing 8' vault and gained sixth place points for the team in the long jump with a leap of 14'10'. Leah Meyer held the fourth place position in the discus with a throw of 106'1", took fifth in the high jump with the height of 4'10" and was sixth in the 800 meter run with the time of 2:42.9" Taylor Jensby was sixth in the 200 meter dash with the time of 28.10 seconds.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Betka, Butler, Makayla Utecht and Jensby added third place points to the team total. Their time was 53.5 seconds. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of L. Meyer, Kaycie Strobl, Jensby and Utecht finished in sixth place with the time of 4:45.2.
The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Angie Miller, Lyndsay Brown, Chelsea Renz and Michelle Power finished in fourth with the time of 4:45.2.
Colton May stood in third place in the high jump with his leap of 5'8". Gavin Caldwell came within six inches of qualifying with his throw of 135' in the discus. The top two finishers in each individual event advance to the state meet. Daniel Allgood earned sixth place points in the 800 meter run with his time of 2:19.5. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Nate Wilt, May, Brett Boyles and Brody Wulf took sixth place with the time of 4:400.4. Finishers between first and sixth are awarded points in a descending order, with 10 for first to one point for sixth place.
For Caldwell, Junior Reed, Wilt and Wulf it was their last meet as they graduate this year. Bower and Betka will close out their senior year at the state meet Friday and Saturday at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Carla Hoins, Wildcat track and field coach, said: "This was a great team effort as we were able to score in most of the events. It was an exciting day as the Lady Cats brought home the District Champion plaque."
The future looks bright for the Superior team as many underclassmen stepped up and contributed to the teams success this season and a strong junior high school program will be funneling more talented athletes to the program.
The schedule for the state meet: Friday, 9 a.m.; discus, long jump and pole vault. 10:25 a.m., 100 meter dash, 1:15 p.m., 200 meter dash. Saturday: 8:30 a.m., shot put, 3:30 p.m., triple jump. Full results will appear in the next edition of The Superior Express.
L-N junior high track team season ends at
The Lawrence-Nelson raiders junior High School track team ended their regular season last Tuesday at the Red Cloud Invite. The girls team finished in with 62 points, good for a fourth place finish in the six team field. The boys earned 113 points and took second place in the six team field.
Molly McCartney finished in first place in the 800 and 1600 meter runs. She also competed in the high jump. Morgan Menke was fourth in the 800 meter run. Delia Burger was the second place finisher in the 200 meter hurdles with Mackinley Thayer taking third place. Burger took fifth in the 100 meter hurdles with Thayer taking sixth. Burger was fourth in the high jump. Mattee Kucera came in sixth in the 100 meter dash and competed in the shot put and discus. Hayden Epley ran the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Moran Menke was a runner in the 100 meter hurdles.
The distance medley team of Burger, Thayer, Menke and McCartney took top honors with their first place finish. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Thayer, Epley, Kucera and Menke earned third place points.
` Matt Buescher took first in the high jump and Gavyn Buschkoetter was the top placer in the discus. Colton Biltoft was second in the long jump, Buschkoetter took second in the 100 meter dash, Timmy Herbek was second in the 400 meter dash, Buescher was second in the 1600 meter run and Kevin Schroer held second in the 100 meter hurdles.
Buescher was third in the triple jump, , Buschkoetter took third in the 200 meter dash, Schroer finished third in the 200 meter hurdles and Herbek claimed third in the 800 and 1600 meter runs. Biltoft earned fourth place in the triple jump and the 800 meter run, Jacob Schultz was fourth in the 1600 meter run and Peyton Drudik was fourth in the 200 meter hurdles. Schultz took sixth place in the 800 meter run.
Schroer competed in the high jump, Dalton Sweley entered the long jump and the 400 meter dash, Riley Kucera ran the 100 meter dash and was in the long jump competition and Jaden Himmelberg ran the 400 meter dash and entered the triple jump. Lane Kathman threw the discus and ran the 200 meter hurdles, Isaiah Tippen tossed the shot put and threw the discus, Peyton Drudik was in the shot put event and ran the 100 meter dash, Wyatt Heikkinen tossed the shot put and threw the discus, Anders Jensen ran both the 100 and 200 meter hurdles, Dylan Dreher participated in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, with Elliot Fanning and Micah Dolnicek running the 200 yard dash.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Fanning, Dreher, Himmelberg and Jensen took fifth place. The distance medley team came in second and was made up of Buescher, Buschkoetter, Schroer and Biltoft. The 800 meter sprint medley team of Kucera, Dolnicek, Sweley and Kathman finished in fifth place.
RHHS golf team wins regional
The Grizzlies took the important work of preparing for Monday's regional match held at the Leonardville Golf Course and hosted by Riley County. with the utmostdedication. The team left no doubt as to where they were headed as they posted a decisive 14 stroke victory over second place Riley County. St. John's-Beloit was third and Lakeside finished in the fourth spot. The win sends the defending sand greens champion Grizzlies back to the state championship match being held Monday at the Tipton Oaks Golf Course, Tipton. Tipton Catholic High School is the host team for the state event and the shotgun start is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Devon Freeman took top honors in the field with an 18 hole score of 72. Sam Flinn was one stroke behind at 73 and the second place medal. Micah Daniels took seventh place with a round of 80 and Adam Horn also shot a round of 80 and finished in eighth place. Jordan Walter closed out his day with a round of 84.
The team has rounded into top form for the final event of the season and expectations are high for the team as they prepare to defend their Kansas sand greens championship.
Himmelberg, Bower to compete in all-star
This year's basketball game between the Twin Valley Conference and "Area" all-stars will take place next Friday. Introductions of players and parents will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by tip-off at 8 p.m. in the Lawrence-Nelson High School gymnasium in Nelson. This year, the game will be hosted by the Lawrence-Nelson Raider Booster Club, and the game has been moved from Lawrence to Nelson.
Tim Streff of Blue Hill has been named head coach for the Twin Valley Conference team with Heath Birkel named as his assistant coach. Because Streff will be unable to coach the team, Silver Lake's Keith Crowe has agreed to coach the TVC team. Jahn Kile of St. Cecilia will be coaching the Area All-Star team with Monica Smith of Sutton as his assistant.
Twin Valley Conference roster - Mackenzie Skupa, Sydney Meyer and Meghan Rockefeller, Silver Lake; April Faimon and Kelsey Karr, Blue Hill; Amanda Schumacher and Kelli Mack, Kenesaw; Kara Himmelberg, Lawrence-Nelson; Briana Dahl, Deshler; and Libby Johnson, Franklin.
Area All-Star roster - Alyssa Schropp, Shanelle Farmer and Olivia Thomas, St. Cecilia; Caitlin Hinrichs, Wilcox-Hildreth; Holly Bower, Superior; Mikaela Shaw, Sandy Creek, Maria Van Kirk, Sutton; Sydney Stadler and Alaina Boudrea, Minden.
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