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Elisabeth Backes, Salina Central H.S.
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Elisabeth is a senior at Salina Central and participates in basketball, volleyball and track. She Sydney Johnson, has lettered three times in each sport and was aBeloit consensus Class 5A all-state selection in H.S. basketball as a senior and will play in the KBCA All-Star Game in June. She set single-season records for points scored and rebounds as a senior, and also led the Mustang volleyball team in kills and blocks. Elisabeth carries a 4.0 GPA and belongs to the National Honor Society (secretary) and Student Council. She has volunteered at the Salina Regional Hospital and Salina Public Library. Elisabeth has signed with the University of Nebraska-Kearney to play basketball and plans to study Speech Pathology.
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Presents April’s Mother & Student Athlete of the Month! Tomasa Campa, Sacred Heart H.S. My husband and I are blessed to be parents of one talented boy and three talented daughters. Victor is my oldest; he graduated from Sacred Heart in 2016 and is now attending Johnson County Community College. My daughter, Citlaly, is a sophomore at Sacred Heart. Bethany is a fifth grader and Eli is a third grader; they both go to St. Mary's Grade School. My son has only loved one sport, soccer. All three of my girls are very active in tennis, volleyball, basketball, track and softball as players or managers. My husband and I work very hard and make a lot of sacrifices so that our children will continue to stay active with each sport they decide to do. My children have been participating in sports since they started walking. I have always loved traveling around Kansas to each one of their games. As a mom, I will always want the best for my children in everything they do. I will always thank God for blessing me with a wonderful family. - Tomasa Campa
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Jacob Faerber of Sacred Heart won his specialty, the 400-meter dash.
Tabetha Deines of Central was a dominant winner in the 800.
Reagan Geihsler, a freshman at Central, won the discus.
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Ethan Kickhaefer of Central is all smiles after scoring a run during a doubleheader sweep of Newton. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)
Jenna Henderson of Salina South gets ready to hit against Goddard in AVCTL softball. (Photo, Dale Stelz)
Aislinn Hughes, McPherson H.S.
Layne Haddock of Salina South scores a run against Goddard in AVCTL baseball. (Photo, Dale Stelz)
Aislinn is a senior at McPherson and has participated in soccer and volleyball for the Bullpups. She is a three-time all-league and two-time all-state selection in soccer and was named her league's MVP as a sophomore and junior. Aislinn carries a 4.286 GPA and belongs to the International Club, National Honor Society, Kansas Association for Youth, and Peers Understanding Peers’s Problems at school. She volunteers for Humane Society, local elementary schools, Salvation Army, Operation Christmas Child, Red Cross blood drives and has done yard work for various community businesses. Aislinn will attend Emporia State, play soccer and major in Biology with a Health Care concentration.
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Gabriel Backhus, Herington H.S. Gabriel is a junior at Herington and participates in basketball, golf and competitive fishing for the Railroaders, earning three letters in each sport. He carries a 3.40 GPA and belongs to the FBLA and FFA at school. Gabriel volunteers for the Kansas Fish and Wildlife and helps survey multiple species of fish and Black Footed Ferrets. When he was 13, he caught a 10.7-pound bass. "If I would have known where to go, I would have got it mounted," he said. Gabriel is currently involved in taxidermy and has his own business where he makes and sells fishing lures. He plans to attend Kansas State and major in Biology.
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Hannah Hageman of McPherson and Kiley Sweet of Maize South battle in the championship match of the McPherson Invitational. (Photo, Kendall Shaw)
Salina Southâ€™s Haylee Householter collides with Addyson Buster of Andover Central in a match at the McPherson Invitational. (Photo, Kendall Shaw)
Alex Liles, Salina South H.S.
Liles, a sophomore forward for the Cougars, scored three goals and assisted in two others during her team's 9-0 victory over Arkansas City earlier this season. Liles was selected second-team all-state in Class 5A last year as a freshman.
Minerva Martinez of Salina Central heads up-field against Wichita South in the Titan Classic. (Photo, Dale Stelz)
Sadie Kossow of Salina Central controls the ball in the fifth place match of the Titan Classic against Wichita South. (Photo, Dale Stelz)
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Giovanna Cardellini of Salina South competes in the 100 Breaststroke.
Carson Harris of South hits a forehand back at his opponent
Salina Central’s Will Hayes won his 100th career match.
Hailey Cutting of McPherson cuts through the water in the 100 Freestyle.
Reed McHenry of Salina Central looks to chase down an overhead lob.
McPherson’s Megan Cutting works hard in the 100 Butterfly.
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Olivia Moore of Salina Central competes in the 200 Freestyle.
Community Athlete of the Month Carter Brull, Southeast of Saline H.S. Carter is a senior at Southeast and participates in volleyball and softball for the Trojans. She was named HM all-county in volleyball and HM all-league in softball. Carter carries a 3.40 GPA and belongs to Relay for Life, National Honor Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Science Club, Student Council and the Speech and Drama Club. She has volunteered for Vacation Bible School, Salvation Army, Trojans Helping Trojans, Bowl for Kids Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Feed My Starving Children, Kansas Kids Fitness Day, Elementary Fun Night, Salina Junior Leadership and Salina Community Ambassadors. Carter will attend Emporia State and major in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education. Jean Curry 2737 Belmont Blvd Salina, KS 67401 785-823-5129
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Top-ranking students from Ell-Saline High School will be attending the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2018 National Leadership Conference, “Dream Bigger,” in Grapevine, Texas, on May 9-13. Ell-Saline chapter members - seniors Spencer Came, Lyndsi Weems, Colton White, and Avery Bradley; sophomores Connor Anglin, Julianna Krebaum, and Sydney Hynes, and freshman Caden White - will join more than 5,500 other students from across the nation to compete in national level business skills competitions and attend leadership development, workshops and general sessions. “Attending the National Leadership Conference is not only an honor, but a testament to the hard work that each of these students has put into their school year to excel in business education and training," said chapter advisor, Ashley Hanson, who teaches business and computer classes at ESHS.
Those attending the national event: • Spencer Came – 1st place, Intermediate Word Processing; 2nd place, Basic Office Procedures. Activities: football, basketball, baseball, FFA, NHS. • Lyndsi Weems – 1st place, Advanced Word Processing; Top 10 Administrative Support Concepts. Activities: cross country, cheerleading, dance, NHS, scholars bowl, Big Brothers Big Sisters. • Colton White – 2nd place, Payroll Accounting; Top 10 Administrative Support Concepts, Top 10 Information Technology Concepts. Activities: cross country, track, band, scholars bowl, NHS, Big Brothers Big Sisters. • Avery Bradley – 4th place, Legal Office Procedures. Activities: football, wrestling, baseball, band, Science Olympiad, NHS. • Julianna Krebaum – 2nd place, Legal Office Procedures. Activities: cheerleading, dance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, NHS. • Sydney Hynes – 4th place, Fundamental Word Processing; 5th place, Basic Office Procedures; Top 10 Parliamentary Procedures Concepts. Activities: volleyball, basketball, softball, cheerleading, NHS, 4H. • Connor Anglin – 3rd place, Computer Network Technology. Activities: baseball, scholars bowl, NHS. • Caden White - 8th place, Banking and Finance. Activities: cross country, scholars bowl, track, science Olympiad. Ell-Saline's national qualifiers. (Not pictured, Caden White)
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It has been our pleasure to attend our grandchildren’s athletic and musical events throughout the years. We both played basketball at Taylor University and Howard also played internationally for three years. Our three children were athletes as well, so watching our Howard and Marlene Habegger, surrounded by their seven grandchildren at their 60th wedding anniversary: (top row, from left) Alec Loganbill, seven grandchildren participate Christian Loganbill, Genet Loganbill, Jeffrey Habegger, Patrick Loganbill, in activities has been “frosting (bottom row) Kelly Habegger and Mia Loganbill. on the cake!” From musicals to tennis matches to volleyball games, we have enjoyed watching our grandchildren participate in extracurricular activities. If we cannot be there in person, we make it a point to stream the events on our iPad. We are thankful for that technology. We have found it important to be present for our grandchildren in their successes and losses. We want to walk with them through their victories and disappointments throughout their lives. It has been a great joy to see our grandchildren develop into young adults who know how to bring the best out of others and know the meaning of teamwork.
Pole Vaulting’s Field of Dreams
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By Conor Nicholl VYPE North Central Kansas Dr. Mark Breault likens his Tailwind Club to pole vaulting’s Field of Dreams. Tailwind is located in tiny Jamestown, 12 miles west of Concordia. For more than a decade, pole vaulters from north central Kansas and a radius of several hundred miles have flocked to a town with 286 people. It’s a place former Salina Central state champion vaulter Taylor Swanson labeled “in the middle of nowhere.” “If you build it, they will come,” said Breault, echoing the famous line from the well-known baseball movie. Every week, Breault, known as “Doc Bro,” regularly has vaulters drive in from two to three hours away. On weekends, athletes will come from five to six hours away. “There have been so many athletes throughout the state of Kansas who have benefitted from the pole vaulting Field of Dreams that I am not so sure that you could even count the numbers anymore,” said Kevin Hewitt, a veteran vaulting coach from Beloit. Breault said he was a marginal track athlete at Concordia High School before he found success in the pole vault. He was third as a junior and won the 1974 Class 3A state title his senior year. Breault is a former coach at various levels and a retired chiropractor. Tailwind teaches kids of all ages and has had Olympians, world champions and collegiate vaulters and coaches. More than 400 vaulters have come to his camos. “Incredible camaraderie among kids who have a common interest in excelling at pole vaulting,” Hewitt said. Breault couldn’t find a location large enough in Concordia before he discovered the former Jamestown High School gymnasium, whose last high school graduating class was in 1980. 18
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Dr. Mark Breault (left) and former world-record holder Earl Bell share a laugh at Tailwind.
For years, the Jamestown City Council never charged Breault. He has put his own money into the gym. The building received a new roof, a key part of keeping the structure intact. He eventually bought the gym a couple years ago. “Always for it since it was a good thing for the kids,” said Randy Smith, the current mayor and Jamestown High graduate. Breault has used Tailwind to impart life lessons. He’s known for his yellow shirts that read “Peace, Love, Pole Vault.” Swanson called Tailwind “sensory overload” and “almost like you step into another world.” The family-friendly facility usually has loud music and features multiple racks of poles and boards with various personal bests. Breault, 61,keeps an official address in Concordia, but lives at the gym during the three spring months. He fixed up an apartment in a former locker room.
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Boys and girls from several hundred miles away come to practice at Tailwind.
Prairie is a freshman at Tescott and participates in rodeo, volleyball, Swanson, who holds the clubâ€™s all-time womenâ€™s basketball and track. She carries a 4.0 GPA and belongs to the FFA and record with a 14-foot clearance, won a national crown SAFE. Prairie sings the national anthem for rodeos and sporting events at Cloud County Community College and had a solid and volunteers at United Methodist Church in Brookville. Last year, she career at Wichita State. Swanson came to Tailwind won the CKYRA Summer Series All Around, and won the goat tying, pole midway through her junior year at Salina Central and bending and barrel racing events. In the HYRA Winter Series, she won saw â€œtremendous growthâ€? in her vaulting and selfthe Reserve All Around, and barrel racing. "One event I enjoy more than belief. others is barrel racing," Prairie said. "The amount of skill and Breault has often coached Beloit-St. Johnâ€™s senior athleticism required for a horse to be able to barrel race is what I find Avery Gates (reigning 1A champion) and Concordia the most amazing." Prairie credits her parents and grandparents for senior Jessica Williams (three-time state runner-up). getting her hooked on horses from day one. Hewitt and his two brothers grew up on a farm eight miles south of Beloit. They practiced pole vaulting on the farm as youngsters. Their first plant box came from one of the Hewittâ€™s Tonka toy dump trucks. Wood and nails formed the early standards and WESTERN WEAR, LLC buffalo grass served as the landing area. Hewitt still /#VDLFZF"WFt"CJMFOF ,4 has fond memories of vaulting but eventually grew 1I t'BY away from the sport for 20 years. FNBJMSJUUFMTXFTUFSOXFBSMMD!FBHMFDPNOFU .POEBZ4BUVSEBZ BNQN Then, the vaulting passion was re-ignited when 4VOEBZ QNQN he watched his nephew, Cade, enjoy â€œincredible improvementsâ€? through Breault. Cade, now the Jacque Karl, Owner Beloit High pole vaulting coach, was fourth, third and second his final three seasons with the Trojans. Breault then coached Hewittâ€™s daughter, Madison, also a three-time state placer. Gates first went to Tailwind because of Madison Hewitt. As part of the St. Johnâ€™s team, she will often drive to Jamestown several times a week, especially when the weather is poor. â€œHe always sees when I am frustrated with myself, 2144 W. Crawford Âˇ 785-823-2517 or mad that something didnâ€™t go right and he always 2324 N. 9th Âˇ 785-404-1821 tries to keep me positive,â€? Gates said. â€œHe points out Salina, KS the good things that I did and focuses on them even &#% 16x18x3 Drawtape bag if it was a really bad jump or really bad run.â€?
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1st Annual Circle of Stars Weekend! • July 20th Golf Tournament with 9 former Husker Legends at Crestview Country Club 1000 N 127th St E, Wichita, KS 67230
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• Campers participate in small groups so that each camper receives individual attention • Campers are challenged and inspired by special guest speakers • Every camper receives a camp t-shirt and lunch • Autographs from camp staff at end of the camp • For more golf and camp information go to www.circleofstarsacademy.com or contact Eric T. Anderson 402.305.3724 • Also July 21st is the Kansas Cornhusker Club’s Annual Picnic at Sedgwick County Extension Office 7001 W 21st St, Wichita, KS 67205 • Guest Speaker is Adam Carriker -1st Team All-American, 1st Round draft pick, Husker Hall of Fame, and Host of the Carriker Chronicles
For more information contact the Kansas Cornhusker Club at KansasCornhuskers@yahoo.com Proceeds from the golf tournament help fund youth summer camps Circle of Stars Academy is a 501( c )3 and all monies are tax deductible.
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Comeback Player of the Month Kallie Albrecht, SE-Saline H.S. The worst part for Southeast of Saline volleyball-softball player Kallie Albrecht about being sidelined with an injury was missing her summertime activities. There was no club volleyball, summer softball or swimming – yikes!! Albrecht was injured during a collision with a Perry-Lecompton infielder last May at the Class 3A state softball tournament in Manhattan. She was attempting to steal second base when a collision occurred as she was sliding. “I was stealing second base and collided arms-to-arms as she was tagging me,” Albrecht said. “We thought for a second I was hurt when I slid to the ground, but I was hurt by the collision.” Albrecht’s left distal radius was broken by the tag. “My adrenalin was up, but my wrist felt weird,” she said. “I walked off the field holding my wrist. I knew something wasn’t right.” Albrecht was treated at the emergency room in Manhattan, which indicated an injury. Dr. Byron Grauerholz at Salina Ortho performed the 90-minute surgery on June 15. The three-week wait for surgery required Grauerholz to “rebreak” her wrist to ensure it would heal properly. “The bones were healing, but he had to rebreak it,” she said. “Dr. Grauerholz is a great doctor.” Recovery was steady, starting with a short arm cast, then moving to a brace to protect her wrist. Once Albrecht gained some flexibility, she gained additional strength by using weight training, but she still lost a summertime of activities. In volleyball, Albrecht served as the Trojans’ libero. She led a young Trojan squad in defensive digs and serving. The Trojans’ have qualified for state softball three consecutive years and return several quality players. The Trojans’ centerfielder knew she was healthy during an early-season scrimmage. “It’s felt good hitting-wise,” she said. “I knew I’d be okay when I hit an inside-the-park homer.”
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BRINGING IT TO THE HOUSE! The Salina Fieldhouse is making it possible for Salina to host new youth sports tournaments as well as allowing some established tournaments to expand. Visit Salina is working with the Salina Parks and Recreation Department to promote the idea of ‘Bringing it to the House’ to event holders in a variety of sports. Salina Central basketball coach Doug Finch has brought one new Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) tournament to the Fieldhouse. The Salina Showdown was the first tournament played in the Fieldhouse after the building opened last summer. While a conservative number of teams played in the event, having a date annually in the Fieldhouse allows Finch to add a tournament to the schedule. “Tournament directors and coordinators tell us that while often a small number of teams play in a first-year event, the ability to have a date annually in a facility such as the Fieldhouse is a formula for growth, especially if the event is well organized and there’s plenty to do in the community,” said Tiffany Benien, Sports/Events Manager for the Salina Chamber/Visit Salina. “Salina is an ideal location with abundant places to eat, shop, stay and just enjoy.” Assets that “put the ball in our court,” so to speak, are attractions like the Smoky Hill Museum and in particular its Curiosity Shop, Rolling Hills Zoo, SculptureTour Salina, Kenwood Cove in the summer. When events also coincide with performances at the Stiefel and Salina Community Theatre, families are provided even more choices to enhance their tournament experience. Benien said that with multiple courts and surfaces in one facility, as well as utilizing some of Salina’s surrounding gymnasiums, the ability to coordinate and expand the number of teams in tournaments already hosted in Salina on an annual basis is much more feasible. In addition to Finch, other organizers - Tom Haynes (basketball), Rose Wittman (volleyball) and Sheena Torres (gymnastics) - have been able to utilize the Fieldhouse to expand tournaments they have established in the Salina area over many years. In addition to building on these events, there is a concerted effort to identify and ‘woo’ new events to Salina, like the Salina Showdown. Visit Salina is especially driven to bring events that will generate overnight stays and the new dollars that visitors – athletes, families and officials – spend in our community. Events new to Salina and utilizing the Fieldhouse through included the ASA/USA Softball Youth Indoor Fast-Pitch Tournament and Teammates Basketball/The Crossroads Championship in early April; a MAYB Qualifier Tournament on May 19 and the Midwest Crossroads Regional Championship for USSSA Basketball on June 1-3. To see more sporting events happening at the Fieldhouse and across Salina go to the www.SalinaAE.com calendar and click on the “Sports Salina KS” tag. For more information about the Salina Fieldhouse, contact Travis Scheele at 785-833-2260. 22
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SHHS Golf Juggernaut Rolls On
Grant Herrenbruck, a senior at Sacred Heart, (left) and younger brother Tate, a sophomore, learned the game from their dad. (Photos, Dale Stelz)
By Conor Nicholl VYPE North Central Kansas The roots of the Sacred Heart boys’ golf dynasty started when Todd Herrenbruck was in medical school. Dr. Herrenbruck, a longtime Salina orthopedic surgery specialist, didn’t play high school golf in Macksville. He picked up the game while receiving his medical degree from the University of Kansas. Once he became a doctor, Herrenbruck began golfing in his spare time. A father of three, Herrenbruck took his two young boys, Grant and Tate, to the course and instilled a love for the sport. At age 5, Grant had lessons at Salina Municipal along with a youngster named Cole Elmore. Often, Grant and Tate waited for their father to come home from work so they could golf. By 11, Grant was golfing with two older boys, Ben Shoup and Brooks Brown, an eventual Sacred Heart state champion. The trio normally played from morning to dark. Shoup and Brown continually beat Grant, which made him upset – and developed a strong work ethic. “Became the kid who was barely even a good golfer to one where I was starting to progress into a pretty good player,” he said. Grant and Tate have participated in many elite tournaments, including the prestigious Drive, Chip and Putt through Augusta National, home of The Masters. Elmore chose golf as his main sport in fourth 24
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grade. Through the First Tee program, Elmore has golfed at Pebble Beach and has seen a big improvement putting through work with 2004 Open Championship winner Todd Hamilton. Additionally, Quentin Shaw moved in from Mulvane when he was 12, became friends with the golfers and took up the sport. Herrenbruck labeled Shaw “kind of a natural.” This season, Herrenbruck, Elmore, Shaw and Rase Welsh are seniors, while Tate Herrenbruck is a sophomore. The quintet helped Sacred Heart shoot a 307 for the Knights’ third straight Class 2A title last spring. “It’s a blessing to be in the right spot at the right time,” said Eric Muninger, the Knights’ golf coach since the early 2000s. “The reason these guys are great is they have great parents. I would call them all golf families.” Grant Herrenbruck captured his second straight state title in 2017. During the regular season, the Knights set all-time state records for best team scores on par70 (282) and par-71 courses (271), according to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Herrenbruck, a University of Kansas signee, has a chance to tie the all-time mark with his third individual state crown. This spring, the team will again travel to the prestigious Hutchinson Invitational at Carey Park, a rarity for a Kansas small school. Last year, the Knights lost in a card playoff to finish second in the 36-school tournament.
“It’s a blessing to be in the right spot at the right time. The reason these guys are great is they have great parents. I would call them all golf families.” - Head coach Eric Muninger
Quentin Shaw is one of six returnees from last year’s state championship team for Sacred Heart.
Salina South H.S. “I’ve seen some of the successes they’ve had when they were young through reading the papers or hearing through golf people, but I don’t think I’d ever imagined that they’d reel off three state championships in a row, and the thing that’s impressed me, they’re all good people,” Muninger said. After the first two meets this spring, Sacred Heart had averaged 307 and won the McPherson and Bishop Carroll competitions against primarily bigger schools. Back from an injury that sidelined him for part of the basketball season, was Grant averaging a teambest 74.5 per 18 holes, which is certain to go lower. Elmore, a Division II Lewis (Ill.) University signee, and freshman Kameron Shaw, Quentin’s younger brother, were at 77 a round. Tate Herrenbruck averaged 78.5, while Quentin Shaw was at 81.5.
Isabella is a junior at South High and helped lead the Cougars to a third-place finish in the Class 5-1A State Bowling Tournament in Wichita last month. She finished ninth overall with a 555 series at Northrock Lanes, rolling games of 182, 179 and 194.
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