Sports

Wed
16
May

Ellsworth, CP make their marks at State tennis

By the I-R staff

Ellsworth tennis coach Eric Anderson has several facts and figures beyond the obvious stats from Kansas State High School Activities Association State Tennis Tournament.

The Bearcats returned home with the highest team finish for an EHS men’s tennis team since 1992.

The ‘Cats placed sixth out of 17 teams at the 3-2-1A State tournament Friday and Saturday in Wichita.

 

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Wed
16
May

Leiker, Remington are double winners at league track

By the I-R staff

Ellsworth ended Friday’s North Central Activities Association meet with a half-dozen firstplace medals.

Lady ‘Cat Shaylee Leiker was a double winner in the 100m dash and the 400m dash.

Remington Cravens also accomplished a double — in the triple jump and as a member of Ellsworth’s 4x800m relay team.

 

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Wed
09
May

It’s off to State for Ellsworth and Central Plains tennis teams

By The I-R Staff

If you’re from Ellsworth or Central Plains, there should be plenty of familiar faces to see if you go to Wichita this weekend.

At 3-2-1A regionals Friday at Hesston, the top six singles and doubles teams qualified for State. That included teams from Ellsworth and Central Plains.

“[That’s] the first time EHS qualified all six players for State that I know about,” said veteran Bearcat coach Eric Anderson.

 

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Wed
09
May

Ellsworth places second at home invitational

By The I-R Staff

Ellsworth placed second Thursday, May 3, in the Ellsworth Invitational at the Ellsworth Municipal Golf Course.

The Bearcats had a team score of 189.

The Thomas More Prep-Marian boys golf team claimed first place with a score of 170.

In individual play, Chris Fitzgerald placed sixth with an adjusted score of 41.

 

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Wed
09
May

Lady Bearcats post victories over Plainville

By The I-R Staff

The Lady ‘Cats took two games from Plainville Friday, including one that went back and forth and ended 13-11 in Ellsworth’s favor.

There was plenty of action in the second game of the double header as the Lady ‘Cats collected 10 hits, two more than the Lady Cardinals.

Ellsworth captured the lead in the first inning as Kolby Davis singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

In the top of the fourth inning, Plainville tied the game at eight.

The Lady Cardinals scored five more runs in the fourth inning.

Ellsworth trailed 11-10 in the bottom of the fifth when an error scored two runs for the Lady ‘Cats.

 

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Wed
02
May

Ellsworth brings home four firsts from Beloit relays

By the I-R staff

Three Ellsworth athletes came home this past weekend with four firstplace finishes in 3A-4A at the 78th annual Beloit Relays.

Freshman Shaylee Leiker placed first in the girls 100m and 200m dash. Seniors Remington Cravens was first in the triple jump and Darrell Gustin took the top place in the discus throw.

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Wed
02
May

Oiler tennis team overcomes injury

By the I-R staff

Bouncing back from injury, the Central Plains Oilers are tapping inner resources as the regular season winds down.

No. 1 singles player Lawson Oeser returned for Monday’s quad tournament, following a foot stress fracture.

“We’re kind of excited to have him back,” said coach Gary Bittner. “He seems to be making progress every day.”

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Wed
02
May

Bearcats on five-game winning streak

Special to the I-R

After struggling defensively for the better part of the season, the Bearcat baseball team put together five quality games in a row, winning one from Sacred Heart, two from Lincoln and two from Ellinwood.

Zac Schneider was the starting pitcher in the first game against Lincoln and pitched a complete game shutout allowing only three hits and one walk to get the win in Game 1.

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Wed
25
Apr

‘Cats 2-8 at half-way point

Special to the I-R

Errors and walks continue to be the downfall of the Bearcat baseball team, according to coach Bernie Schulte.

Following a win against Beloit, the Bearcats have won one out of the last six games.

Against Ell-Saline on April 10, the Cardinals put up nine runs in the first inning and the Bearcats couldn’t overcome the lead, losing 10-19. Braden Schulte started the game and took the loss. The Bearcat pitching staff walked 15 batters and the defense committed six errors.

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Wed
25
Apr

Central Plains and Wilson continue the tradition

By the I-R staff

The Central Plains girls and boys track teams took second and third places respectively April 17 at the annual Wilson Invitational at Russell.

It was the 59th year for the event.

The girls finished with 76 points, while the boys ended the day with 91, only a point behind second-place Otis-Bison.

The Wilson boys team finished eighth with 24 points and the Lady Dragons ended the day in 11th place with 10.

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