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Chargers Compete In 3 Meets As Season Starts

Posted 4/20/2017

SAMANTHA Simoneau competes in discus during Burrton's home meet Tuesday. SAMANTHA Simoneau competes in discus during Burrton's home meet Tuesday. BURRTON – After having its first track meet of the season rained out, the Burrton High Chargers have competed three times with good results on the boys and girls teams.

A meet with Lyons was cancelled to start the season but the Chargers attended a makeup meet at Pretty Prairie on April 6.

There, Bradley Cooprider finished second in the 800 meters in a time of 2:14.08. He was also fifth in the 100 meters at 12.17 seconds. Dustin Hughes was third in the javelin at 107 feet, 11 inches and he was fourth in the 400 meter at 1:04.05.

Steven Canada was fourth in the 3200 at 14:51.

On the girls side, Ronni Salgado did well in the running events. She was fifth in the 200 meters at 31.60 and third in the 100 meters at 14.83 seconds. Also in the 200, Hannah Watson was seventh and Madison Benitez was ninth.

Kassi Salgado was second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:42.

In the relays, Burrton managed third in the 4x100 with Addie Matlack, Hannah Watson, Kassi Salgado and Ronni Salgado running.

The 4x400 relay was sixth with Ronni Salgado, Kassi Salgado, Lexi Zehr and Samantha Simoneau running.
Zehr was sixth in the 400 meters.

In the field events, Hannah Watson was eighth in the javelin, Kassi Salgado ninth, and Addie Matlack 12th.

The Chargers sent a handful of athletes to the Shocker Pre-State Challenge April 14. The team’s best finish was by Simoneau. She was ninth in the discus at 90 feet, 7 inches. Brendan Dick was 11th on the boys side, heaving the discus 112-9.

Kaylene Matlack was 12th at 83-04. Dick also competed in the shot put and earned 12th at 37-10.

In the 800, Bradley Cooprider was 16th and Kassi Salgado was 12th.

At the Fairfield meet April 11, Kassi Salgado was second in the 800 meters with a 2:46. Simoneau was second in the discus at 100-1.5.

In the relays, Benitiz, Matlack, Zehr and Maddie Winter combined for fourth in the 4x800. In the 4x100, the team of Winter, Watson, Kassi Salgado, and Salgado was fourth. In the 4x400 relay, Alexis Zehr, Kassi Salgado, Simoneau and Salgado were fifth.

In the field events, Kaylene Matlack was fourth in the discus, and Addison Matlack was fifth.

In the javelin, Watson was sixth and Salgado was seventh.

On the boys side, a highlight was the 4x100 relay team. Nathaniel Watson, Dustin Hughest, Brandan Dick and Bradley Cooprider were second. In the 800, Cooprider was second with a 2:16.

In the field events, Dick was third in the shot put and discus.

The Chargers compete at home on their new track Tuesday and were scheduled to go to the Sterling relays Thursday.

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Lightning Cuts Short HMS Home Track Meet

Posted 4/20/2017

MATTHEW Schmill took third in the eighth-grade boys’ triple jump at 33”02 during Halstead’s home track meet. MATTHEW Schmill took third in the eighth-grade boys’ triple jump at 33”02 during Halstead’s home track meet. HALSTEAD—Inclement weather last Thursday led to Halstead Middle School’s home track meet being canceled halfway through. 

Rain had been forecast but held off for about the first half of the meet, but then a lightning strike in the area caused a 30-minute delay. Just as the teams were ready to return to the track, lightning struck again within the notified distance, canceling the rest of the meet.

As a result, not all athletes got to compete, and no official team scores were calculated.

“We saw some good competition and were proud of the efforts of the Dragons who did get to compete,” head coach Curtis Vermillion said.

The team’s next meet will begin at 4:30, Thursday, April 20 at Haven.


8th Grade Girls

Alexis Damm—100H, 3rd, 20.83; 100M, 8th, 15.56

Katelyn Drake—100H, 5th, 21.72; 100M, 7th, 15.24

Karenna Gerber—100H, 1st, 18.23

Kinsley Heck—3200, 1st, 14:00.90

Hailey Kelley—3200, 3rd, 14:37.80

Ye Gang Lee—SP, 11th, 23’08; disc, 13th, 38’04; 100M, 11th, 16.99

Madison McClain—LJ, 1st, 15’01.5; 100M, 1st, 13.89

Emma Milton—LJ, 12th, 9’02.25; 3200, 4th, 16:54.39

Ashley Roelfs—SP, 13th, 19’07; disc, 15th, 34’06; LJ, 11th, 10’04

Jordan Senn—SP, 2nd, 30’04.25; disc, 4th, 66’06

Audrey Snell—3200, 5th, 17:16.43


7th Grade Girls

Alayna Engebretsen—LJ, 13th, 9’10.5; 100M, 15th, 17.37

Alyssa Frazier—100M, 10th, 16.16

Clara Lewis—TRJ, 3rd, 25’08

Leah Weber—LJ, 6th, 11’04.25


8th Grade Boys

Blake Bush—3200, 5th, 13:10

Carson Considine—PV, T10th, 5’; TRJ, 12th, 23’04

Nathan Darbe—100M, 4th, 13.16

Hayden Davis—3200, 2nd, 12:14

Nicholas Doty—SP, 17th, 23’02

Micah Engebretsen—100H, 6th, 20.19

Moises Esparza—LJ, 12th, 9’07

Lakin Farmer—TRJ, 5th, 32’00

Andrew Fuller—SP, 14th, 27’07; disc, 14th, 60’06

Doug Grider—SP, 5th, 33’10; disc, 2nd, 120’11

Ivan Guterriez—LJ, 4th, 15’07; 100M, 1st, 12.3

Cody Hauck—LJ, 14th, 9’02; 100M, 11th, 15.68

Cole Herman—SP, 3rd, 35’06; disc, 4th, 107’06

Carter Hiebert—HJ, 7th, 4’08; 100H, 1st, 17.69

Kaden Lopez—100M, 2nd, 12.43

John Newman—PV, 1st, 9’00

Preseton Perez—PV, 9th, 5’06; HJ, 11th, 4’04

Thomas Porch—3200, 7th, 13.12

Jaden Romine—3200, 4th, 12:38

Garrett Schmidt—PV, 5th, 7’00; HJ, T8th, 4’06

Matthew Schmill—disc, 13th, 79’10; TRJ, 3rd, 33’02

Michael Simpson—LJ, 11th, 9’09

Theron Whitmer—TRJ, 6th, 31’07


7th Grade Boys

Krobin Black—SP, 8th, 26’01; disc, 3rd, 85’05

Conner Boyd—100M, 2nd, 12.89

Austin Cook—LJ, 6th, 13’06

Jake Evenson—HJ, 3rd, 4’04; 100H, 7th, 21.49

Duncan Haury—disc, 15th, 5011; LJ, 13th, 10’08

Levi Kraisinger—SP, 11th, 25’00

Logan Loehr—PV, 1st, 6’06

Amaan Maknojia—LJ, 5th, 14’02

Patrick Mueller—SP, 13th, 23’09.5; TRJ, 9th, 23’06

Joey Poulter—HJ, 5th, 4’00; disc, 8th, 66’06

Austin Radke—PV, 2nd, 6’00; TRJ, 5th, 25’06

Dakota Schriebvogel—LJ, 7th, 12’11; PV, 3rd, 6’00

Jacob Schroeder—HJ, 7th, 4’00; 100M, 6th, 15.41

Alex Schulte—TRJ, 4th, 27’07

Braxton Siebert—100H, 4th, 20.51

Jackson Swift—SP, 7th, 26’01.5; disc, 5th, 77’05; 100M, 9th, 15.95

Sam White—100H, 5th, 20.52

Ethan Whitmer—TRJ, 11th, 19’09; 100M, 10th, 17.56

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Lady Dragons Brought Down By Lady Swathers

Posted 4/20/2017

SOPHOMORE Madyson Beckett finds connection with the ball last Tuesday against Hesston.SOPHOMORE Madyson Beckett finds connection with the ball last Tuesday against Hesston.HALSTEAD—The Lady Dragons softball team was looking to chalk up its first win of the season against Hesston last week but was unable to pull through, falling 11-1 and 14-9. This brings Halstead’s overall record to 0-6.

Results from Tuesday’s game against Lyons were unavailable at press time.

In game one against Hesston, the Lady Swathers got four runs on the board in the first inning. Halstead responded with Daphne Williams scoring a run off an RBI single from Kayla Newman in the first inning.

Unfortunately that would be the only run the Lady Dragons would score for the rest of the game, as Hesston went on to score four more runs in the second and three in the third.

Williams hit 2 for 3 for the Lady Dragons with a double and a triple. Madyson Beckett had a double and Kodie Casey and Starr Barrett each had singles that game.

The second game was a closer battle for the Lady Dragons. The Lady Swathers again got off to a hot start with five runs in the first inning to Halstead’s one. Hesston started to run away with eight runs in the second, but Halstead responded with five runs of their own to make the score 14-6.

The Lady Dragons kept Hesston scoreless for the rest of the game while posting two more runs in the third and one more in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit. Final score was 14-9.

Newman was 4 for 5 in hitting including a double, three singles and a scored run. Williams was 2 for 3 with a double, single and scored run.

Next up for Halstead is a road game at Larned starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, not Friday as originally scheduled. The Lady Dragons will follow this up with an away game at Kingman at 4 p.m. next week on Tuesday.

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

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Cards At 5-2 Early In Baseball Season

Posted 4/20/2017

By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK – The Sedgwick Cardinals baseball team split a doubleheader with Marion on Tuesday, April 11 at Marion, and took two from Inman to move to 5-2 on the season.

In the first game, neither team scored in the first inning. In the second inning, both teams scored only one run. The third inning had Marion scoring three runs to take the lead 4-1.

Sedgwick found their bats in the fourth, scoring six unanswered runs, taking the lead 7-4. In the fifth, the Cards scored two more runs and held Marion to zero.

In the sixth, both teams were scoreless. In the seventh inning, Sedgwick managed one run, and then Marion scored three. Sedgwick took the game 10-7.

Freshman Kale Schroeder lead Sedgwick with three runs, followed by Trey Bright and Brayden Francis with two each. Francis had the lone home run in the game.

Mason Lacey had eleven put-outs followed by Marshall Rutschman with five. Andrew Hoffsommer was the winning pitcher.

In the second game, neither team scored in the first inning, then Sedgwick put two on the board. Marion took the lead in the second, scoring five runs in the bottom of the inning.

In the third inning, Sedgwick was scoreless, and Marion scored three more, bringing the score to 8-2 at the bottom of the fourth. Both teams scored one run in the fourth.

That was all Sedgwick had, scoring no more runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. Marion only scored once more and ultimately won the game 10-3.

Sedgwick is now 3-1 in district play.

At Monday’s first game, Sedgwick jumped out early and scored five runs in the first inning, taking the lead 5-0.  In the second inning Sedgwick scored two runs and Inman got on the board with one. The Cards kept Inman to zero in the third and scored three more. Sedgwick was ahead 10-1 at the top of the fourth.

Inman scored three more, and then Sedgwick knocked in four. Both teams scored one run in the fifth and Sedgwick took the win 15-1.

Mason Lacey led the Cardinals with 4 RBIs and Rutchsman had three. Kale Schroeder had four at bats, with three hits and two runs. Neal Bever, Rutschman and Hooper Schroeder each scored three runs. The winning pitcher was Hoffsommer.

The second game was much tighter. Inman took the lead, scoring three runs in the first inning to Sedgwick’s one. Both teams scored single runs in the second and third innings.

The score at the top of the fourth was 5-3 with Inman on top. Sedgwick didn’t allow any runs for Inman in the fifth and sixth innings, and added one more to the score.

In the seventh inning, Inman did not score, and Sedgwick managed to score two. Inman walked Brayden Francis to score the seventh run of the game, giving Sedgwick the win 7-6. Hooper Schroeder lead the team with two RBI’s. Kale Schroeder had three at bats with two hits.

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

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