Sports

Wed
06
Jun

Hot Dog Sunday

Ronnie Tenbrink, Ellsworth Recreation Director, addresses summer baseball teams at Sunday’s hot dog feed at Preisker Park. The recreation department and the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter have teamed up for five years to take team photos and provide a free lunch to athletes, coaches and parents.

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Wed
06
Jun

Three Central Plains grads to play in All-Star Games June 9 at Beloit

Three graduates — Dalton Beck, Alex Barton and Collin Hoeffner — of the Central Plains School District have been selected to play in the 33rd Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football games Saturday, June 9, at Beloit. The Division I game will be held at 10 a.m. at Trojan Field on North Hersey Avenue. Pregame will begin at 9:30 a.m. with introduction of the players.

Dalton Beck, Bushton, has been selected to play on the West Squad. He is a 2018 graduate of Central Plains High School.

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Wed
30
May

Central Plains’ Barton captures high jump

Relay team runs to thirdplace in Class 2A State competition at Wichita

 

By the I-R Staff

 

Alex Barton plans to attend Sterling College this fall on a basketball scholarship. But officials there also expect him to participate in track. That only makes sense after a senior year at Central Plains High School that included championships in both sports.

This spring, the Oilers captured their first Class 2A basketball championship ever. Then, this past week, Barton cleared 6-foot-6 to capture the 2A State high jump gold medal. The recognition came at the State track and field meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. In an interview after the meet, Barton said he knew going into the meet he had the highest jump of anyone in 2A. But he also knew unexpected things can happen at State. “I just knew I had to go out and do my best,” Barton said. His jump tied the 6-foot-6 personal best he reached at Ellinwood during the regular season.

Wed
30
May

Leiker makes her mark at State track meet

By the I-R Staff

 

Ellsworth’s standout freshman runner, Shaylee Leiker, placed in two individual events Saturday at the 3A State track and field meet in Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Leiker placed sixth in the 400m dash with a time of 1:00.74 and seventh in the 100m dash with a time of 12.81. Leiker was one of several Ellsworth athletes to compete in Wichita for two hot, humid days.

Two — Remington Cravens and Darrell Gustin — came home with first place gold medals. Ellsworth also was represented by sophomore Laykin Tenbrink, who placed ninth in girls’ Class 3A high jump with a leap of 5-02.

 

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Wed
30
May

Gustin wins discus for 3A state championship at Wichita

By the I-R Staff

 

Ellsworth’s Darrell Gustin capped off his high school career Saturday by winning a gold medal in discus at the State 3A Track and Field Championships at Wichita. Gustin, who participated in graduation ceremonies earlier in the week, threw a personal best of 154 feet.

The performance followed competition at the April 27 Beloit Relays, when Gustin tossed the discus 142’1 and the March 29 Fort Hays State University meet when he ended the day throwing the discus 131’2. Trailing Gustin in second place was Jaylen Pickle of Cimarron with a throw of 147’10.

 

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Wed
30
May

Cravens takes 3A championship in triple jump at State in Wichita

By the I-R Staff

It was a week Remington Cravens probably won’t forget. First there was graduation in the Ellsworth High School gymnasium and then — five days later — Cravens won the Class 3A triple jump gold medal at State competition in Wichita.

Cravens said it was his first love — basketball — that put him in the winner’s circle with a jump of 44-7.75

 

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Wed
23
May

Lady ‘Cats end softball season

By the I-R staff

 

The Lady Bearcat softball team finished its 2018 season with a record of 13-9. However, there’s more to the story, said Coach Ken Cravens. “The nine losses all came to highly successful teams,” he said. The Lady ‘Cats fell twice to Southeast of Saline and twice to Republic County, both of which will compete at State; three times to the Lady Trojans of Beloit, who went undefeated in the North Central Kansas Activities Association and was defeated in the championship game at regionals by Southeast of Saline;.

The final two losses were to Salina’s Sacred Heart Lady Knights, who also ended their season in regional finals. “So all in all, we would have loved to have won more games and placed higher in the league standings, but our league was very talented and will represent in both the 3A and 2A state softball tournaments,” Cravens said.

 

Wed
23
May

Central Plains’ Hickel lands in Top 20

By the I-R staff

 

Central Plains Oiler Alex Hickel placed 11th Monday in the 2A State Golf Tournament at the Crestwood Country Club in Pittsburg. Hickel shot a 10-over-par 82. Players who place in the Top 20 receive medals. Meanwhile, Ellsworth’s Chris Fitzgerald placed 27th in the 3A State Golf Tournament at the Spring Creek Golf Course at Seneca. His score was a 13-over-par of 84. Fitzgerald was the only Bearcat to qualify for State. Hickel was joined by teammate Brett Thompson, who placed 60th with a 31-over-par score of 103. In 2A, Salina’s Sacred Heart High School dominated the course and, in the process, won its fourth consecutive State title.

Wed
23
May

Ellsworth County athletes eye State

Lady Bearcat Laykn Tenbrink jumps high for the pit during the girls long jump event Ellsworth Invitational in April. She qualified for State at this past week’s 3A regional at Beloit.

 

 

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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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