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Owls collect medals at Andale track meet By Taylor Eldridge

The Garden Plain track and field team opened its season at the Andale Invitational last week. The Owls came away with a handful of impressive performances in the participation meet with no team scores. The highlight of the

meet came from freshman Dylan Dreiling, who won the high jump competition with a head-turning leap of 6 feet, 4 inches. Other medalists on the boys team included Jared Becker (110 hurdles), Cody Hendryx (high jump), Nick Dooley (hammer) and Walter Stuhlsatz (javelin).

Sprinter Emerson Tice was the top performer of the girls team, as she finished runner-up in the 100 (13.31), the 200 (27.57) and the 400 (1:03.62). Lauren Costello also medaled in both the 100 hurdles (17.06) and the 300 hurdles (48.89), while Kenzie Thimesch took home

medals in the long jump (15-11.25, sixth) and the triple jump (34-5, third). Garden Plain will not be back in action until next week at the Belle Plaine Invitational on Tuesday. Andale Invitational Boys 110 hurdles: Jared Becker, 6th, 16.46. 4x100 relay: Nate Pauly, Mar-

ty Landwehr, Walter Stuhlsatz, Jake Landwehr, 5th, 45.83. High jump: Dylan Dreiling, 1st, 6-4; Cody Hendryx, 5th, 5-11. Hammer: Nick Dooley, 4th, 98-2. Javelin: Walter Stuhlsatz, 4th, 140-6. Girls 100: Emerson Tice, 2nd, 13.31. 200: Emerson Tice, 2nd, 27.57; Nikole Puetz, 7th, 28.83.

400: Emerson Tice, 2nd, 1:03.62. 100 hurdles: Lauren Costello, 3rd, 17.06; Kenzie Thimesch, 5th, 17.66; Ryann Flax, 7th, 17.95. 300 hurdles: Lauren Costello, 2nd, 48.89. Pole vault: Libby Heimerman, 6th, 8-6. Long jump: Kenzie Thimesch, 6th, 15-11.25. Triple jump: Kenzie Thimesch, 3rd, 34-5.

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ABOVE: Emily Monson slides in safely at third base during the first game of Thursday’s double header. RIGHT: Amy Akler steals third base during Cheney’s first game against Trinity Academy.

Cheney softball off to a hot start By Michael Buhler

The Cheney Cardinals softball team has not only won all four of its games this spring, it has won all of them by double digits. The Cardinals swept a twinbill with Wichita Trinity on Monday, winning the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 20-5. In the opener, Torrey Lonker struck out nine pitching and added a triple and three RBIs. Kirstin Campbell had a double and a pair of RBIs. In the nightcap, Lonker had a triple and drove in five runs

while Jordan Block drove in two more. Cheney opened the season last Tuesday at Hutchinson Trinity, winning the opener 15-4 and the nightcap 11-1. In the opener, the Cardinals had 18 hits and scored 14 runs after the fourth inning, when they trailed 4-1. Emily Monson followed up in the nightcap with a onehitter. The Cardinals travel to Medicine Lodge on Monday, April 11.

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Tigers edge Lions in shootout for tourney title By Amy Houston

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Goddard’s Kaitlyn Logan tries to pass through a hole in the Eisenhower defense during Saturday’s tournament title match.

The Eisenhower High School girls topped Goddard in the championship game of the teams’ soccer tournament Saturday. Eisenhower edged Goddard 4-2 in a shootout. Other teams that visited were Andover (third place), Garden City (fourth), Wichita North (fifth), Buhler (sixth), Rose Hill (seventh) and Arkansas City (eighth). Eisenhower opened tournament action with a 5-0 victory March 28 over Rose Hill. Tera Lynch

scored the first two goals then Anna Wusterbarth scored with an assist from Brynn Suddeth. Lynch added another goal with an assist from Kiley Sweet, and Sydney Blackwell picked up the final goal. Taylor Martinez provided the assist. Next up for Eisenhower was a March 31 game, when the Tigers shut out Andover 3-0. Wusterbarth scored first with an assist from Sydney Blackwell. Blackwell scored next with an assist from Suddeth. Lynch picked

up the last goal. The Tigers opened their season March 22 against Salina Central and prevailed 1-0. Lynch scored the game-winning goal with an assist from Blackwell. Eisenhower also played March 24, when it lost 3-2 to Derby. Wusterbarth scored for Eisenhower, and Blackwell provided the assist. Lynch scored as well. “It’s still early in the season and we’re still learnSee SOCCER, Page 4B


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Golfers begin new season By Travis Mounts

The high school boys golf season gets into full swing this week. Two teams – Eisenhower and Andale-Garden Plain – opened the season Monday at Andover’s tournament at Crestview Country Club, while Goddard began the season Monday at El Dora-

do’s tournament at Prairie Trails Country Club. Andale shot 324 to place fourth, one stroke behind Collegiate and one ahead of Rose Hill. Eisenhower came in 12th. The Tigers did not have anyone in the top 20. Jake Pitcher turned in the best performance for Goddard with an 88. The

Lions were fourth in the six-team field. Cheney and Clearwater started their seasons on Tuesday at the Chaparral High tournament. Results were not available at press time on Tuesday. On Thursday, Goddard and Eisenhower will compete at Wellington Golf Club. Tee time is at 1 p.m.

On Monday, Goddard, Eisenhower and AndaleGarden Plain will play at Andover Central’s tournament at Terradyne Country Club, starting at 3 p.m. On Tuesday, AndaleGarden Plain is in action again along with Cheney and Clearwater at Kingman Country Club. Play begins at 3 p.m.

Cards open season at Clearwater By Taylor Eldridge

Junior Miranda Ortiz had a successful debut at the Clearwater Participation Meet last Friday, winning both of her hurdle races for the Cheney track and field team. Ortiz took home gold in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.31 seconds, then in the 300 hurdles in 51.55. Winners on the boys team included Austin Ray in the 200 (24.82), J Riedl in the high jump (5-10), and the 4x100 relay team

of Ray, Jon Hubener, Jared Voss and Riedl (46.48). Hubener was runner-up in the 100, while Ray was fourth in the event. No team points were scored and entries were unlimited, as Cheney will open its competitive season this Friday in Conway Springs. Clearwater Participation Boys 100: Jon Hubener, 2nd, 11.61; Austin Ray, 4th, 12.04. 200: Austin Ray, 1st, 24.82; Jason Hubener, 5th, 25.54. 1600: Logan Nuessen, 4th,

5:45.11. 110 hurdles: Tyler McAndrew, 4th, 17.54. 300 hurdles: Jon Hubener, 3rd, 44.95; Tyler McAndrew, 5th, 47.95. 4x100 relay: Austin Ray, Jon Hubener, Jared Voss, J Riedl, 1st, 46.48; Tyler McAndrew, Lane Grace, Jason Hubener, Griffin Hedrick, 3rd, 49.05. High jump: J Riedl, 1st, 5-10. Long jump: J Riedl, 4th, 180.5. Shot put: Griffin Hedrick, 2nd, 37-11.75. Javelin: Jon Hubener, 4th, 131-5. Girls 3200: Renee Sturchio, 5th, 15:38.93.

100 hurdles: Miranda Ortiz, 1st, 17.31; Briana Young, 3rd, 19.02. 300 hurdles: Miranda Ortiz, 1st, 51.55; Kaleigh Black, 4th, 55.80; Briana Young, 5th, 56.22. 4x100 relay: Miranda Ortiz, Maddy Freund, Kaleigh Black, Blaire Hoeme, 3rd, 55.78. 4x400 relay: Maddy Freund, Layne Needham, Blaire Hoeme, Kaleigh Black, 3rd, 4:41.03. 4x800 relay: Blaire Hoeme, Layne Needham, Maddy Freund, Kaleigh Black, 3rd, 11:44.52. Triple jump: Blaire Hoeme, 4th, 28-7.25; Briana Young, 5th, 27-1.25.

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Clearwater splits with Rose Hill By Michael Buhler

The Clearwater Indians softball team split a twinbill against Rose Hill last Monday, winning the opener 5-4 in nine innings and losing the nightcap 4-2. In the opener, the Indians snapped a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the ninth when Elise Oberlechner scored the winning run on a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by Bailey Weese. Sarah Teufel struck out 10 and went the distance for the win. In the nightcap, Clearwater almost pulled off another rally by putting the tying runs on in the bottom of the seventh but could not complete the rally. Oberlechner and Huff each had four hits in the doubleheader. The Indians head to Winfield on Thursday to take on the host school and Wichita East. Game One Rose Hill 100 101 100 – 4 8 2 Clearwater 000 400 001 – 5 10 1 W – Teufel. Game Two Rose Hill 000 220 0 – 4 7 0 Clearwater 001 001 0 – 2 7 2 L – Teufel.

Indians sweep pair of twinbills By Michael Buhler

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LEFT: Cheney’s Dawson Hillman throws shot put during the Clearwater Participation Meet. ABOVE: Kenzie Black and Morgan Hayes run in the 100 meters.

Clearwater baseball splits with Collegiate By Michael Buhler

The Clearwater Indians baseball team rallied from a three-run deficit to pull out a 10-8 win at Wichita Collegiate last Thursday in the opening game of a doubleheader. Clearwater ended up splitting with the Spartans after losing the nightcap 9-7. In the opener, Dylan Gordon and Dylan Lay-

ton each had a pair of hits and each drove in a pair of runs for the Indians, while Trent Cotton also drove in two runs. Luke Sipp struck out eight in the complete-game win. In the nightcap, Sipp had three hits for Clearwater, while Kaleb Schuckman added two more. Sipp and Corbin Lill drove in a pair of runs

each in the loss. It was a different story last Monday, when the Indians were swept by Rose Hill, losing 13-2 and 223. Gordon did add a pair of hits and drove in both Clearwater runs in the opener. The Indians host Winfield on Thursday and head to Circle on Monday.

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GHS track competes at Ike, Nickerson By Taylor Eldridge

The Goddard track and field team had a busy first week of the season, as it competed in the Eisenhower Participation Meet earlier last week and then in the Nickerson Invitational last Friday. The girls team took the Nickerson Invitational team championship. Individual champions were Julia Tomtschik (27.50 in the 200 and 1:04.06 in the 400), Hannah Buller (106 in the pole vault), Tarra Parks (39-6.25 in the shot put) and Jessica Gardiner (121-1.5 in the javelin). The boys team took third and had winning performances from Ian

McSwain (55.24 in the 400) and Carlton Wetiba (42-6.25 in the triple jump), while Devin Hart (runner-up in the pole vault at 13-0) and Wetiba (runner-up in the long jump at 18-11.75) also had good performances in their respective events. Goddard will be back in action this Friday in an extremely competitive meet in Valley Center. Eisenhower Participation Boys Triple jump: Trentin Johnson, 4th, 39-11. Javelin: Jeremiah Crawford, 5th, 128-9. Girls 100: Dejua Edmondson, 5th, 13.71.

200: London Veach, 30.36. 400: Marissa Brown, 1:08.92. 800: Marissa Brown, 2:58.67. 4x100 relay: Goddard, 58.58.

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Nickerson Invitational Boys: 3rd place, 86 points. 100: Shayne Warnken, 2nd, 11.68. 400: Ian McSwain, 1st, 55.24. 800: Jimmy Ta, 2nd, 2:12.73. 4x100 relay: Goddard, 2nd, 46.28. 4x400 relay: Goddard, 2nd, 3:42.67. Pole vault: Devin Hart, 2nd, 13-0. Long jump: Carlton Wetiba, 2nd, 18-11.75; Shayne Warnken, 5th, 18-4. Triple jump: Carlton Wetiba, 1st, 42-6.25; Pel Okeowo, 3rd, 39-10.5. Discus: Tyson Schneiter, 2nd, 113-4.5.

Girls: 1st place, 126 points. 200: Julia Tomtschik, 1st, 27.50; Aubree Delmar, 5th, 29.41. 400: Julia Tomtschik, 1st, 1:04.06. 100 hurdles: Brianna Albers, 2nd, 16.96. 300 hurdles: Brianna Albers, 2nd, 48.94. 4x100 relay: Goddard, 1st, 53.67. 4x400 relay: Goddard, 2nd, 4:34.54. Pole vault: Hannah Buller, 1st, 10-6; Logan Devlin, 3rd, 8-0; Kayla Allen, 4th, 7-0. Shot put: Tarra Parks, 1st, 39-6.25; Samantha Schwab, 2nd, 34-1; Monay Bowen, 3rd, 33-7.5. Discus: Tarra Parks, 3rd, 838.5. Javelin: Jessica Gardiner, 1st, 121-1.5; Katie Joslyn, 2nd, 109-4.5.

The Andale-Garden Plain Indians continued their hot start to the baseball season last week, sweeping a pair of doubleheaders from Winfield and Circle. Last Monday, the Indians defeated Winfield 14-4 in the opener and 10-4 in the nightcap. Connor Tice homered in the opener, which saw the Indians score five runs in each of the first two innings. In the nightcap, Andale-Garden Plain scored eight runs in the bottom of the second inning to roll to the sweep. The Indians rolled past Circle last Thursday, winning 11-2 in the opener and 6-0 in the nightcap. The Indians scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning to win the first game; in the second game, Chance Shogren tossed a three-hit shutout. The Indians host El Dorado Thursday and head to Wellington Monday. Game One Winfield 000 05 – 4 6 2 Andale-GP 550 04 – 14 15 0 W – Herbst. HR – Tice. 3B – C. Post, Postlethwait. 2B – Denk, C. Post, Baxley, Pacha Game Two Winfield 220 000 0 – 4 6 0 Andale-GP 280 000 X – 10 12 2 W – Baxley. 2B – Postlethwait, Wells, M. Post. Game One Circle 100 100 0 – 2 10 1 Andale-GP 251 003 X – 11 12 2 W – Postlethwait. 2B – C. Post, Pacha, Postlethwait. 3B – Baxley, Tice Game Two Circle 000 000 0 – 0 3 0 Andale-GP 010 023 X – 6 11 2 W – Shogren. 2B – C. Post, M. Post.

Lions drop pair at Andover Central By Michael Buhler

The Goddard Lions had their share of ups and downs on the baseball diamond as they were swept in a doubleheader at Andover Central in last Tuesday’s season opener. The Lions lost the opener 4-2 and the nightcap 5-3. In the opener, Kyle Young had a pair of hits to lead the Goddard offense, while he and Garrett Morrow each drove in a run. In the second game, the Lions scored three runs and trailed just 4-3 after 5 1/2 innings despite managing just two hits, one each by Young and Cole Caraway. Goddard played at Derby earlier this week and will make the trip to Eisenhower on Tuesday. Game One Goddard 100 001 0 – 2 6 2 Andover C. 021 100 x – 4 5 2 L – Bell. Game Two Goddard 000 003 0 – 3 2 1 Andover C. 103 001 x – 5 6 0

Tigers open with pair of shutouts By Michael Buhler

The Eisenhower Tigers could not have opened the baseball season with much better pitching than they did at Arkansas City last Tuesday. Braden Minor tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 win, then Kade Short and Christian Garcia combined on a four-hitter in a 5-0 win in the nightcap. Minor struck out 15 in the first game and also added three hits. Dalton Dinkel had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Dinkel had three more hits in the second game, while Tanner Congleton drove in a pair of runs. Eisenhower played at Campus earlier this week. The Tigers host McPherson and Salina Central Friday and host Goddard on Tuesday. Game One Eisenhower 101 031 0 – 6 11 3 Ark City 000 000 0 – 0 1 2 W – Minor. Game Two Eisenhower 200 111 0 – 5 8 1 Ark City 000 000 0 – 0 4 2 W – Short.

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Eisenhower splits opener at Ark City By Michael Buhler

The Eisenhower Tigers softball team had one of those days in its season opener at Arkansas City last Tuesday. The Tigers scored 33 runs over two games in a doubleheader but could only come away with a split. Ark City won the nightcap 21-20 in 11 innings. Eisenhower had won the opener 13-8. The nightcap was tied at 14 after 10 innings, but the Tigers scored six times in the top of the 11th to take a 20-14 lead and seemingly had the game in hand – until Ark City scored seven runs in the bottom of the inning to pull off an improbable comeback. Macy Omli had a memorable day for Eisenhower, racking up 12 hits over the twinbill and driving in nine runs in the second game. She also homered twice in the second game. Marissa Anschutz pitched the Tigers to a win in the opener. Eisenhower faced Derby and Wichita Northwest at Derby last Friday, losing 11-1 to the host and 16-1 to Northwest. The Tigers played at Campus earlier this week. Eisenhower hosts McPherson and Salina Central Friday and hosts Goddard on Tuesday.

Goddard sweeps Andover Central in opener By Michael Buhler

The Goddard Lions opened the 2016 softball season in strong fashion as they went on the road and swept Andover Central in a doubleheader last Tuesday. The Lions won the opener 4-2 and the nightcap 21-8. In the first game, Miranda Rohleder and Micah North each had two hits, while Gentry Shepherd drove in a pair of runs. Julisa Ortega went the distance for the win. Goddard trailed 7-6 in the nightcap before scoring 15 runs in the top of the fifth inning. Rohleder and Kacey Moore each drove in five runs. Ortega had four hits and the d Rohleder and Brooklyn

Gallagher each had three hits. The Lions traveled to Derby earlier this week to take on the host school and Dodge City. Goddard hosts Hutchinson Friday and heads to Eisenhower on Tuesday. Game One Goddard 102 010 0 – 4 7 0 Andover C. 110 000 0 – 2 5 1 W – Ortega. Game Two Goddard 200 4(15) – 21 19 1 Andover C. 010 61 – 8 7 0 W – Ortega.

Renwick sweeps past Winfield and Circle By Michael Buhler

The Andale-Garden Plain Indians softball team continued to gather steam last week, sweeping doubleheaders from Winfield (last Monday) and Circle (last Thursday). The Indians defeated Winfield 7-2 and 6-5, while they won 9-8 against Circle in the opener and 14-13 in the nightcap. Ashton Reynolds drove in a pair of runs in the opener against Winfield, while Rachel Bergkamp added a pair of hits. Bailey Bugner went the distance for the win, striking out seven. Bugner also added a pair of hits in the nightcap. Against Circle, Peyton Chavez led the AndaleGarden Plain attack in the opener with three hits, while Shanda Cox, Reynolds and Hannah Bugner added two more. Reynolds also drove in three runs. In the nightcap, Bailey and Hannah Bugner each drove in three runs, while Karlie Hopper and Kasidee Eck drove in two more. Eck also added three hits. The Indians took on Rose Hill earlier this week. They go to El Dorado Thursday and to Wellington on Monday.

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Indians host home track meet By Taylor Eldridge

The Clearwater track and field team opened its season with its annual participation meet last Friday. No team scores were kept and teams were allowed unlimited entries. The boys team came away with several winners, as Kale Mills swept the 110 hurdles (15.50) and 300 hurdles (44.38), Tyler Soliz swept the 1600 (5:01.98) and the 3200 (11:03.27), Mateo Parea-Gowdy in the 400 (59.30) and Luke Stuever in the discus (118-6). But the highlight from the meet came from Kaden McCoy, who opened his season in the triple jump with a winning leap of 42 feet, 3.25 inches for one of the top jumps in Class 4A already this season. The girls team had highlights in Cara Wiens, who won both the 100 (13.63) and the 200 (28.25); Baili Troll, who won the 1600 (6:11.82) and the 3200 (13:07.18); and Alli Klausmeyer in the triple jump (32-3). The top performance came from Kylee Harman in the 800, who won her first race in her career in an impressive time of 2:37.78. The team will be off until next Tuesday when it competes

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Cara Wiens battles a Wellington runner in the 100 meters. Wiens, of Clearwater, won both the 100- and 200-meter races.

in the Belle Plaine Invitational. Clearwater Participation Boys 100: Ethan Willis, 5th, 12.05. 200: Ethan Willis, 2nd, 25.43. 400: Mateo Parea-Gowdy, 1st, 59.30; Journey Schule, 4th, 59.77. 800: Mason Kerr, 1st, 2:14.58;

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Brett Dimel throws the shot put for Clearwater during the Indians’ home meet.

C.R. Curless, 4th, 2:27.41; Mateo Parea-Gowdy, 5th, 2:31.27. 1600: Tyler Soliz, 1st, 5:01.98; Kaleb Powell, 3rd, 5:42.91. 3200: Tyler Soliz, 1st, 11:03.27; Trevor Soliz, 3rd, 12:22.28; Kaleb Powell, 4th, 12:23.92; Aaron Pero, 5th, 13:22.18. 110 hurdles: Kale Mills, 1st, 15.50; Taylor Gibbs, 5th, 17.83. 300 hurdles: Kale Mills, 1st, 44.38; Taylor Gibbs, 2nd, 44.88. 4x100 relay: Cody Layton, Journey Schule, Konner Wells, Kale Mills, 2nd, 46.77. 4x400 relay: Kaden McCoy, Journey Schule, Taylor Gibbs, Kale Mills, 1st, 3:42.74; Konner Wells, Mateo Parea-Gowdy, C.R. Curless, Mason Kerr, 3rd, 3:55.80. 4x800 relay: Mateo PareaGowdy, Bryce Gibbs, C.R. Curless, Mason Kerr, 1st, 9:44.62; Tyler Soliz, Trevor Soliz, Aaron Pero, Kaleb Powell, 3rd, 10:18.27. High jump: Grant Martin, 5th, 5-2. Triple jump: Kaden McCoy, 1st, 42-3.25; Brandon Bates, 2nd, 39-4; Konner Wells, 3rd, 34-6; Garrett Clark, 5th, 318.75. Discus: Luke Stuever, 1st, 118-6; Joe Daniels, 3rd, 110-1; Brady Helton, 4th, 108-0; Daniel Schule, 5th, 106-6. Javelin: Brandon Bates, 2nd, 144-6. Girls 100: Cara Wiens, 1st, 13.63. 200: Cara Wiens, 1st, 28.25; Brooke Moeder, 4th, 29.52. 400: Brooke Moeder, 2nd, 1:05.84. 800: Kylee Harman, 1st, 2:37.78; Olivia Helmers, 2nd, 2:43.35; Tara Lukert, 3rd, 2:49.08; Reagan Berlin, 4th, 2:49.64; Grace Garrison, 5th, 2:52.82. 1600: Bailie Troll, 1st,

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Dylan Dreiling is this week’s Times-Sentinel Athlete of the week. The freshman Garden Plain boys track team member opened the season and his high school career with a gold-medal performance at last week’s Andale participation meet. Dreiling jumped a head-turning 6-4 to win the event. It was the Owls’ lone first-place finish last Friday.

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6:11.82; Grace Garrison, 2nd, 6:22.35; Sydney Bennett, 5th, 6:47.86. 3200: Bailie Troll, 1st, 13:07.18; Olivia Worden, 3rd, 15:19.53; Sammy DeMuth, 4th, 15:37.23. 100 hurdles: Lyric Gonsalves, 2nd, 18.69. 300 hurdles: Lyric Gonsalves, 2nd, 54.49; Dani McDaneld, 3rd, 54.50. 4x100 relay: Lyric Gonsalves, Alli Klausmeyer, Cara Wiens, Brooke Moeder, 1st, 54.42. 4x400 relay: Dani McDaneld, Kylee Harman, Anna Hutchinson, Brooke Moeder, 1st, 4:31.70. 4x800 relay: Olivia Helmers, Tara Lukert, Reagan Berlin, Kylee Harman, 1st, 10:57.29. High jump: Alli Klausmeyer, 3rd, 4-6; Reagan Berlin, 4th, 4-4. Pole vault: Dani McDaneld, 3rd, 7-9. Triple jump: Alli Klausmeyer, 1st, 32-3. Shot put: Jadyn Schulte, 3rd, 31-7.5. Discus: Mariah Macy, 3rd, 85-6. Javelin: Tara Lukert, 3rd, 942.

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Cardinals baseball gets first win in home opener By Michael Buhler

The Cheney Cardinals found home to be sweet on the baseball diamond Monday. The Cardinals got six strong innings from Micah Grover in the opener, while catcher Jacob Howell had three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Cardinals downed Wichita Trinity 6-3 in the opener of a doubleheader. “I’m glad the boys were able to get the win and experience it early,” Cheney coach Shawn Bennett said. “They are starting to see that we can be a competitive team this year if they

buy in and do things the right way. We were one inning away tonight from a potential sweep of a pretty solid squad.” In the nightcap Monday, five innings of two-run pitching by Kaleb Howell were spoiled by a trio of sixth-inning errors in a 7-4 loss. Grover drove in all four Cardinal runs. Cheney opened the season last Tuesday at Southeast of Saline and lost both games of a twinbill, falling 4-2 in the opener and 10-0 in the nightcap. Grover tossed five innings in the nightcap and allowed no earned runs.

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Eisenhower goalkeeper Kensey Arlt clears the ball during the Tigers’ game against Goddard on Saturday afternoon.

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ing how to play with one another,” said Eisenhower coach Brandon Sommer. “Looking forward to the girls jelling more over the next couple of games and with the return of one of last year’s starters, Sam Harpenau, the jell may take a couple more games, but we should continue to be competitive.” Goddard opened tournament play March 28 against Buhler and won 2-0. Cali Carter and Mikayla Hutchison each scored a goal, and Kourtnee Davis provided an assist. The Lions advanced in the tournament and battled Garden City on March 31. They won 3-0.

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Cheney’s Micah Grover delivers a pitch to catcher Jacob Howell during Thursday’s home opener for the Cardinals.

Tigers host home track meet By Taylor Eldridge

The Eisenhower track and field team opened up its season March 29 by hosting a participation meet that three other schools attended. Team scores were not kept and teams were allowed unlimited entries. The boys team came away with four winners in Collin Dwornicki (4:52.00 in the 1600), Garrett Kennedy (14-6 in the pole vault), Tryston Peppard (41-5 in the triple jump) and Adam Brown (149-2 in the javelin). The girls team also came away with an impressive performance, as Allison Martin (13.48 in the 100), Sierra Broce (13:18.30 in the 3200), Ryleigh Jackson (9-6 in the pole vault and 17-7 in the long jump) and Jaden Damon (37-8.5 in the triple jump) all were individual winners. Eisenhower will attend

the Valley Center Invitational on Friday in its first competitive meet of the season. Eisenhower Participation Boys 100: Garrett Kennedy, 2nd, 11.43. 200: Ryan Ortman, 5th, 24.29. 400: Elijah Hamilton, 5th, 57.26. 800: Collin Dwornicki, 2nd, 2:13.97. 1600: Collin Dwornicki, 1st, 4:52.00. 3200: Grant Clothier, 4th, 11:30.35; Michael Greening, 5th, 11:30.35. 110 hurdles: Nathan Northrop, 4th, 17.97. 4x100 relay: Eisenhower, 3rd, 48.01. 4x800 relay: Eisenhower, 3rd, 9:37.91. High jump: Owen Salmon, 3rd, 5-8; Nathan Northrop, 4th, 5-8. Pole vault: Garrett Kennedy, 1st, 14-6. Long jump: Austin D’Angelo, 4th, 20-3.5; Justis Moore, 5th, 20-2.5. Triple jump: Tryston Peppard, 1st, 41-5. Shot put: Jakob Thomas, 4th, 41-6. Discus: Adam Brown, 3rd, 117-6.

Javelin: Adam Brown, 1st, 149-2; Cauy Lindsey, 3rd, 1314. Girls 100: Allison Martin, 1st, 13.48; Morgan Bryand, 3rd, 13.54; Jayda Spiller, 4th, 13.58. 200: Morgan Bryand, 2nd, 29.64. 400: Allison Martin, 5th, 1:11.69. 800: Brooke Smith, 2nd, 2:44.32. 1600: Alyssa Nelson, 2nd, 6:21.11. 3200: Sierra Broce, 1st, 13:18.30; Ahlyia Al-Birekdar, 4th, 14:15.65. 100 hurdles: Alyssa Carpenter, 4th, 19.20; Maggie Anderson, 5th, 19.96. 4x100 relay: Eisenhower, 3rd, 55.37. 4x400 relay: Eisenhower, 2nd, 4:21.09. 4x800 relay: Eisenhower, 1st, 11:28.17; Eisenhower, 2nd, 11:39.25. Pole vault: Ryleigh Jackson, 1st, 9-6; Anna Robbins, 3rd, 9-0. Long jump: Ryleigh Jackson, 1st, 17-7; Jaden Damon, 2nd, 17-3. Triple jump: Jaden Damon, 1st, 37-8.5; Ryleigh Jackson, 2nd, 33-7. Shot put: Sienna Carter, 5th, 31-2. Discus: Sienna Carter, 5th, 70-1.5.

Carter, Kaitlyn Logan and Davis each scored a goal. Logan provided two assists and Hutchison had one. “I thought we performed very well in the tournament,” said Goddard coach Jessica Jackson. “The Lady Lions have not been to the championship game for a few years, so to get to that point and then take Eisenhower – a very strong team – into penalty kicks was a victory for us. It is always hard losing in PKs – you might as well just flip a coin – but we are looking at the positives and building on each other every game. We are continuing to do whatever it takes to make each other look good on the field.” Goddard’s season debut was March 22 against Wichita East. The Li-

ons shut out East 3-0. Hutchison picked up two goals and Davis added one. Both girls provided an assist. Following that game, Goddard took on Rose Hill. The Lions walloped the Rockets 6-0 March 24. Hutchison was responsible for three goals, Logan had two and Davis chipped in one. Logan had two assists and Davis logged one. Most recently, Goddard clobbered Salina Central on Monday, when the Lions prevailed 4-0 on the road. Hutchison scored the lone first-half goal with an assist from Logan, and Hutchison scored again in the second half with no assist. Others who scored goals for Goddard were Davis, with an assist from Logan, and Morgan Jilka. Jade Batson provided the assist.

Tigers 2nd, Lions 3rd at GHS tournament By Amy Houston

The Goddard and Eisenhower tennis teams participated in the Goddard tournament March 31. McPherson won the tournament, while Eisenhower placed second and Goddard tied Maize for third. Other teams competing were Derby and Wichita Northwest. Ian Farris played No. 1 singles for Eisenhower and finished second. Luke Howard, the Tigers’ No. 2 singles player, took first. The No. 1 doubles team of Colin Anderson and Tyler McGreevy earned third, and the No. 2 doubles team of Colin McCue and Lazar Vlahovic claimed second place. Host Goddard’s top finisher was No. 2 singles player Tre Tatum, who earned second place.

The No. 1 doubles team of Jonathan Gorges and Josh Purdy and the No. 2 doubles team of Rowan Heick and Parker Winter each finished fourth. The Lions’ No. 1 singles player, T.J. Enegren, took fifth. Goddard also traveled to Hesston for the Swathers’ tournament March 29. Hesston is the defending Class 3-2-1A State champion. Goddard placed fifth as a team. The Lions’ fourth-place finishers were Enegren at No. 1 singles, Tatum at No. 2 singles and Heick and Winter at No. 2 doubles. Gorges and Clay Butherus, Goddard’s No. 1 doubles team, snagged sixth place. Eisenhower and Goddard traveled to Arkansas

City on Tuesday, April 5, for a tournament but results were not available by press time. Eisenhower will participate Thursday in the Andover tournament and then play Saturday in the Spring Classic Invitational at Goddard. The Tigers will take the court again Monday at the Wichita Collegiate tournament. In addition to Eisenhower and Goddard, teams attending the Lions’ tournament Saturday will be Blue Valley West, Conway Springs, Derby, Campus, Hutchinson, Independence, Lawrence Free State, Maize, McPherson, Salina Central, Topeka West, Wichita Collegiate, Wichita Independent and Arkansas City. Seven of those teams are ranked.

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