Sports

Tue
20
Jun

First place tourney winners

Full Throttle 10 and under fast pitch team took first place in the 12 team gold bracket in Russell over the weekend. Full Throttle met up with Beloit Blaze in the Championship game winning 7-1. Full Throttle only allowed 2 runs in the 5 games they played. Full Throttle is coached by Jarad Hammond, Trapis Vizner, and Tom Williams. Back Row-Rylie Wunderle, Zelma Siemsen, Avery Stindt, Carsyn Vizner, Shay Wurtz. Front Row- Mylee Hammond, Shevee Morris, Frankie Snapp, Shevy Wurtz, Elly Williams

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Coach Loring: ‘We overcame injuries to have a very successful year’

By Fred Arnold

Any way you stack it the 2017 track season was a good year for both the Pike Valley boys' and girls teams.

The Panthers thinclads competed in 11 meets this year, including State. In the boys' division Pike Valley finished in the top 10 in 10 out of 11 meets.

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Tue
13
Jun

‘It was Mr. Belleville Blues night’

Spannenberg honored prior to start of Legion baseball game

By Fred Arnold

For a brief shining moment it was 1950 again.

It was the perfect night for a baeball game. Warm, summer temps and a light breeze. The Concordia Cubs were in town for a twin bill against the home team Belleville Blues. Blues catcher Gene Spanennberg stepped out of the dugout prior to the game to acknowledge the crowd. He put down his catcher's mitt, and with a wry smile he tipped his hat and waived.

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Tue
06
Jun

State Track Meet

Alexis Carroll, daughter of the Mark and Lisa (Splichal) Carroll brought home two gold medals from the 4A division State Track Meet in Lakewood, Colo., May 20-21. She won the long jump with 18’.5’ with one of her Niwot teammates finishing second.

She also won the triple jump with a jump of 37’ .2”. The Niwot Girls Track Team finished second in 4A schools that weekend. On Saturday. May 27, she graduated from Niwot High School. She has a track scholarship to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Alexis is the granddaughter of Raymond and Kathy Splichal, formerly of Munden, and the great-granddaughter of the late Mary Passmore of Talmo and Gladys Splichal of Belleville.

 

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Tue
30
May

Gold medalists

State track competitors bring home the hardware from Wichita

By Fred Arnold

Two athletes proved themselves to be 'the best of the best' last weekend by bringing home gold medals at the Kansas Track and Field championships at Wichita State University. Lane Peters of Pike Valley High School claimed first place in two events, while Madison Scott brought home a title for Republic County High School.

Peters, a junior at Pike Valley, placed first in both the 100 and 200 Meter Dash events. He broke the tape, and set a new state record, in the 100, finishing in a time of 10.77. Though not a state record, the Panther thinclad did break the school record in the 200 crossing the line at 22.21.

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Tue
23
May

The regional tournament

Emma Morris leaps for a ball at the regional tournament at Alma-Wabaunsee last week

 

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Tue
23
May

Statebound track teams

By Fred Arnold Telescope sports

There is an old saying that goes, "quality over quantity." In the case of the Republic County High School track team, it's both quality and quantity.

The Belleville-based track team qualified 14 different athletes in 11 events for this weekend's State Track Meet in Wichita. In all, the Buffs will send four events in the girls' division and seven events in the boys' competition. "Despite some very challenging weather both teams competed very well," Coach Blake Erkenbrack said.

 

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Tue
16
May

RCHS boys second, girls sixth at NCAA league meet

The Republic County High School boys' track team scored second place and the girls' team sixth last Friday at the NCAA League Track Meet at Ellsworth. Individual performances were as follows:

BOYS' DIVISION

High jump Nathan Rice, second, 5'10".

Pole vault Nathan Rice, first, 12', Jerrick Baxa, fourth, 11'.

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Tue
16
May

Golfers headed to state

Reed, Tietjen in top 10 at regional

By Fred Arnold

Any time your team qualifies for a state tournament berth it's a good day. Monday was a very good day for the Republic County High School golf team.

Competing in the Class 2A Regional Golf Meet hosted by Sacred Heart at Salina Municipal Golf Course the Buffs shot a four -man total of 330 to finish second and earn a trip to next week's State Golf Tournament.

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Tue
09
May

Buff linksters compete at Valley Heights, Ellsworth

By Fred Arnold Telescope Sports

It was a busy week last week for the Republic County High School golf team as 12 golfers competed in two meets on May 4. At Ellsworth the Buffs carded a four-man teal total of 336 to fi nish in fi rst place.

Larned was a second place 10 strokes back at 346 and host Ellsworth was third with a 355. Hays-TMP followed with a 368, Russell at 418 and Hoisington rounded out the scoring with a 445. Justin Tietjen was the low scorer for RCHS. He carded a second place 42-36, 78. Trey Kuhlman was fourth with a 40-44, 84. Kendsey Johnson fi nished in fi fth place with a 42-43, 85 and Harlan Reed was 10th at 46-43, 89.

 

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