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Gartner Fourth At State Golf

Posted 5/24/2018

By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICOWEN Gartner capped his high school golf career with a fourth-place finish at the 3A state meet on Monday.OWEN Gartner capped his high school golf career with a fourth-place finish at the 3A state meet on Monday.K—In his four years at Sedgwick High School, Owen Gartner has made it to state golf meet each of his four years. As a freshman, Gartner placed 33rd. As a sophomore, he moved up to 12th and last year came in 13th.

“His goal this year was to place in the top five,” coach Ed Kinglsey said. Gartner finished the day with a 3-over-par score of 76 for a fourth-place finish.

“Owen played a really good round,” Kingsley said. “He was 3-over after nine holes. He finished strong and won the playoff on the first hole.”

Owen is the son of Tom and Martha Gartner.

For more coverage of Sedgwick sports, please see this week's print edition.

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Zehr Earns Medal At State

Posted 5/24/2018

BURRTON High golfers at state from left, Cooper Zehr, Bryce Meacham, Troy Matlack and Brian Meyers.BURRTON High golfers at state from left, Cooper Zehr, Bryce Meacham, Troy Matlack and Brian Meyers.BURRTON – Cooper Zehr medaled Monday at the Kansas high school state golf tournament for 1A schools.

Zehr was tied for 17th out of the 87 golfers on the course at Mariah Hills in Dodge City. Zehr shot a 92 overall for the today.

The Burrton team finished with 415 strokes, finishing in 12th place. Atwood-Rawlins County took first with a score of 347.

Other individual scores for Burrton were Bryce Meacham 96 (23rd), Brian Meyers 102 (tied for 57th) and Troy Matlack 124 (tied for 87th.)

Burrton qualified for state by placing third at its regional. Cooper Zehr and Bryce Meacham tied for third overall at regionals with 86s.

For more coverage of Burrton sports, please see this week's print edition.

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Halstead Qualifies Eight Events To State Track

Posted 5/24/2018

By Jared Janzen

HALSTEAD—The Halstead track and field team qualified to state in eight events last weekend during the regional meet in Cimarron.

The boys claimed fourth out of 16 teams after Kingman (99), Garden Plain (80.33), and Wichita-Independent (70.33). The Halstead girls took 12th of 15 teams.

The Halstead boys showed their dominance in the 800-meter run, with Josh Talbott claiming first (2:01.16), Braden Gerber in third (2:04.36) and Dakota Blaylock in fourth (2:05.76). These three along with Andrew O’Brien also led Halstead to a first-place finish in the 4x800 relay (8:33.09). Halstead won last year’s 3A state title in this event with a time of 8:16.88.

Kason O’Neal won gold in the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 1 inch, and a fourth-place finish by Kameron Freeman in the 300-meter hurdles (42.16) qualified him to state as well. 

Halstead also qualified both its 4x100 relay teams. Madison McClain, Karenna Gerber, Katylynn Millspaugh and Magdalena McKee secured a second-place finish for the girls (51.10), while Freeman, Aric Propst, Scott Grider and O’Neal took third for the boys (45.00).

State will be this Friday and Saturday at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. Tickets are $8 for adults daily and $7 for K-12 students daily.

For more coverage of Halstead sports, please see this week's print edition.

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