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May 26, 2016

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SHS golfers compete at district match
The Superior High School golf team was able to play the Centura Hills Golf Course, Tuesday, after inclement weather pushed the event back one day. Teams from 14 high schools, Grand Island Central Catholic, Ord, Sutton, Hastings St. Cecilia, Centura, Minden, Wood River, St. Paul, Gibbon, Superior, Doniphan-Trumbull, Central City, Sandy Creek and Ravenna, vied for positions at the state tournament at the 18 hole match. Grand Island Central Catholic, ord and Sutton were the qualifying teams. Th e individual event leader, from Wood River, qualified as an individual as his team did not advance. The Superior Wildcats finished in 10th place with a team score of 422. Grand Island Central Catholic won with a team score of 312.
Jacob Sunday was the low Superior scorer with his round of 96. Cale Frahm came in with a round of 101. Ben Price posted a round of 112 while Eric Schiermeyer carded a round of 113.

RHHS track sending three to state meet at Wichita
Three members of the Rock Hills High School track and field team qualified for the state meet being held at Wichita State University's Cessna Stadium, Friday and Saturday. The three qualified at the regional meet staged at Frankfort High School, Friday. The girls team tied for seventh place, with 30 points, in the 19 team field. The boys team finished in a tie for 17th place, with six points.
Sarena Meier will represent the Grizzlies in two events, the 1600 and 3200 meter runs by dint of her first place finishes in those events. Emilee Whelchel qualified for the triple jump with her second place finish. Meier won the 1600 meter run with her time of 5:46.15 and will compete in the state final Saturday. She was first across the finish line in the 32000 meter run with her time of 12:17.24 and will compete in the state final Friday. Emilee Whelchel was second in the triple jump covering the distance of 33'1" and took third place in the long jump with her leap of 15'.25". Brady Jeffery secured a spot at the state meet with his fourth place finish in the 110 meter hurdles in the time of 17 seconds. His time was an automatic qualifier for the state meet.
Tucker Johanek finished in seventh place in the 400 meter dash. Jake Spiegel took seventh place in the long jump. Arrow Durant finished in seventh place in the discus throw. Austin Eilert held eighth place in the shot put and was 16th in the javelin throw. Grant Davis was in 11th place in the discus throw. Zane Colson did not advance from the preliminary heat of the 200 meter dash.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Luke Broeckelman, Jeffery, Gunner Johanek and Colson took eighth place. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Colson, Jeffery, Kobi Pennell and G. Johanek earned fifth place points.


L-N track team has good outing at state meet at Omaha
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders track and field team departed Omaha's Burke Stadium with two state championships in their possession. Molly McCartney took two state titles, winning the 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs. The team finished tied for ninth place, with 24 points, in the field of 51 point earning teams. McCartney accounted for 20 the 24 points.
McCartney nailed down her 3200 meter first place with medal with her time of 11:44.75. She covered the 1600 meter run distance in 5:26.85 to add a second state title to her resume.
The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Harlie Himmelberg, Alyssa Miller, Kalee Fanning and McCartney landed a fifth place finish.
McCartney will return to the team next season and look to add to her state championship medals.




Higer takes third in state golf at Tipton
Rock Hills High School golfer Tycen Higer qualified for Kansas state sand greens golf tournament held at the Tipton Oaks Golf Course, Monday. He earned his entry into the state tournament with his number one finish at the regional match played over the Leonardville Golf Course, hosted by Riley County High School, last Wednesday. Higer finished in third place at the state match.
Higer was the top individual medalist, recording a round of 81 over the 18 hole event. His closest competitor finished three strokes behind.
Higer teed off at Tipton Oaks Monday morning and completed his 18 hole round with 78 stroke. The first place winner recorded a round of 75. Tipton Catholic earned the state team sand greens title.
Higer medaled in each tournament he played this season and took home the first place medal five times, earned second place honors three times, finished third in one event and posted a seventh place finish in another event. He will return for his junior year next season.

SHS track competes at state meet at Omaha
The Superior High School boys and girls track and field teams sent four members to the state championship meet at Omaha's Burke Stadium, Friday and Saturday. Each member of the team earned a point earning finish in their events. Leah Meyer finished in fourth place in the discus with her throw of 134'7". Taylor Jensby gathered an eighth place finish in the long jump with her leap of 16'2". Madison Blackstone took sixth place in the 100 meter hurdles with her time of 16.17 seconds. She finished in a tie for 16th place in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4'10". She failed to advance from the preliminary heats of the 300 meter hurdles to the finals.
The girls team netted nine points for the meet, placing them in 25th place in the field of 45 points earning teams.
Gavin Caldwell was the sole boys team representative. He picked up seventh place points in the shot put with his toss of 50'3.25". He added an eighth place finish in the discus with his throw of 146'10" to his point total..
The boys team finished with three points.




Local rider wins saddle at barrel race
Oakley Ward, Superior is eight years old but she competes with big kids when it comes to barrel racing. The young rider competed at Chassidy Breese Memorial Barrel Race at Logan, Kan., Saturday, May 7. When the final results were posted, Ward was the winner of the Pee Wee division, riders up to eight years of age, and the owner of a new saddle as a reward for her effort. Not content to rest on her laurels, she moved up to 2D, the junior group open to those up to 12 years of age, and secured a third place finish and, as a reward, a saddle pad to place under her new saddle. She also competes in the adult class as well. She has established a rapport with her horse, Jetta, a horse her mother, who also competes in barrel racing, once rode.
Ward, who resides south of Superior with her mother Melissa, has been riding horses since she was a toddler. She also participates in rodeo events including goat tying and pole bending. She will be a third grade student at Superior Elementary School when classes resume in August. She plans to compete at the Nuckolls County Fair Kid's Rodeo in July.

Superior Legion baseball opens season
The Superior Senior American Legion baseball team opened their 2016 season, Friday, at Superior's Legion Field. The bleachers were filled with family and fans as the team played two five inning games against the Daykin-Meridian nine.
Superior won the first game 7-5 but fell to the visitors 13-4 in the second game of the double header.
The team travels to Sutton, today (Thursday), for a game with Edgar. The Sutton team will play at Superior, Tuesday.

Superior women's bowling teams at state tourney
Teams from the Superior Women's Bowling Association took part in the Nebraska State Women's Bowling Tournament which was held from Saturday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, May 1.
The event was held at two different venues. Papio Bowl, Papillion, was host to the team position while Mockingbird Lanes, Omaha, hosted the Singles and doubles matches. Bowlers from across Nebraska competed at the two lanes on different dates.
The Superior contingent entered three teams and had several doubles and singles entries.
All events were scratch matches. Superior Bowl placed 12th in the 640-684 bracket. In the 639 and below category, Scott TV and Appliance took second place, Delka's Garage was ninth and Superior Outdoor Power Center was in 10th place.
In doubles competition, in the 240-269 scratch group, Cindy Rogers and Kara Smith were in 32nd place, Lisa Boyles and Jennifer Jensen were in 70th place and Alaina Brown and Alesia Bauer finished 71st. In the 239 and below division, Valerie Mickelsen and Sandra Billenwillms finished in 21st place.
In the singles department, Vonia Hansen placed 75th and Lois Sullivan placed 122nd in the 135-149 scratch group. In the 120-134 scratch group, Mary Sawyer finished in 28th place, Cindy Rogers took 50th place, Lisa Boyles held 65th and Dolores Warren landed in 121st place. In the 119 scratch and below class, Cathy Martin took 17th place, Deborah Mohler was in the 41st slot, Mickelsen held 47th, Billenwillms was in 53rd place and Kara Smith was in the 102nd spot.
The all-events competition comprises participating in team, singles and doubles with scores tabulated for all three events. In the 120-134 all-events results, Rogers picked up a fourth place finish, Boyles was eighth, sawyer held the 36th position and Warren was in 60th. In the 119 and below bracket, Mickelsen was in ninth place, Mohler finished in 13th place and Rebecca Gatlin finished 21st.
More than $95,000 was paid out in prize money at the 2016 tournament. The 2017 tournament will be contested at Pastimes Lanes, Hastings.

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