Sports

Wed
24
May

Davis repeats as sprints champ

By Mark McCoy

RUSSELL — Kaden Davis swept all three sprints, winning the 100-yard dash with a time of 11.58; the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.86 and the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.58 Friday, to repeat as the 3A Regional sprinting champion in Russell.

By the time the 3A Regional meet began, the field events were muddy swamps, so the field events were moved to Monday, in hopes of better weather. The track events were held in the cold and soaking rainstorm that covered the western two-thirds of the state.

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Wed
17
May

Lady Bearcats upset Lakin in regionals

By Mark McCoy

RUSSELL — The Lady ‘Cats came back from an eight-run deficit Monday to win the first game of the 3A Russell regional softball tournament 17-12 and send the Lady Broncos of Lakin home.

It was a hot and humid afternoon on the diamond as the Lady Broncos scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jessica Graves pitched the first inning-and-a-half for Ellsworth and was relieved by Taylor Bunch who replaced her on the mound mid-way through the scoreless second inning.

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Wed
17
May

Oilers place second at State

By Mark McCoy

GARDEN CITY — The Central Plains Oilers team placed second at the 3A-2A-1A State tournament Friday and Saturday in Garden City. Sterling won the meet and the two-man Ellsworth team placed 10th.

The Oilers’ doubles team of Brett Liebl and Kade Beck placed second in their bracket and Devin Ryan placed seventh in singles play.

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Wed
10
May

Beloit sweeps ‘Cats

By Mark McCoy

BELOIT — The Beloit Trojans swept the Bearcat baseball team in two games May 4 in Beloit, winning the opener by a score of 9-3 and the nightcap by a score of 6-2.

David Koralek III pitched the opener for Ellsworth. The Trojans jumped to a 4-0 lead by the bottom of the first inning. Ellsworth answered with a run in the top of the second and held the Trojans scoreless in the bottom for a 4-1 score.

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Wed
10
May

Ellsworth County tennis teams to State

By Mark McCoy

HILLSBORO — Ellsworth’s number one doubles team of Parrish Blanding and Joey Oberle placed fifth at the tough Hillsboro 3A-2A-1A regional tournament to advance to the 3A-2A-1A State tournament Friday and Saturday in Garden City.

Only the top six singles and doubles team qualify to play at the State tournament.

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Wed
03
May

Lady Oilers take fifth at Hoisington

By Mark McCoy

HOISINGTON — The Lady Oilers track team tied with Pratt-Skyline for fifth place with a total of 64 team points April 25 at the Hoisington Invitational meet in Hoisington. A small Lady Bearcat squad placed seventh with six. Hoisington won the meet out of eight teams with 135.

Ellsworth did not bring its full varsity squads to the meet as the teams were preparing for the tough April 28 Beloit Relays. It was an overcast day as the meet began with a cold northern wind blowing over the track and field. Temperatures plummeted as the meet progressed.

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Wed
03
May

Davis sweeps sprints at Beloit Relays

By Mark McCoy

BELOIT — Ellsworth’s Kaden Davis won the sprint trifecta Friday at the huge Beloit Relays, winning the 3A-4A 100-meter dash with a time of 10.98; the 200-meter with a time of 22.59 and 400-meter with a time of 50.75.

Ellsworth’s Jacob Kerby placed third in the 3A-4A shot put with a 45’7.5” throw.

For Wilson, Angel Hilario placed fifth in the 1A-2A 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.15 and Kyle Goldwater placed sixth in 1A-2A high jump with a height of 6’2”.

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Wed
26
Apr

Goldwater places second at Wilson Invitational

RUSSELL — Dragon Kyle Goldwater placed second following an exciting jump-off in the high jump event, April 18 at the 58th annual Wilson Invitational meet in Russell.

Goldwater competed against defending 1A champion 6’7” Dave Dubbert, who won the event with a leap of 6’4”. Goldwater had a personal best leap of 6’3.75” to take the silver medal.

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Wed
26
Apr

Lady ‘Cats notch second team track win

STERLING — The Lady ‘Cat track team chalked up another win April 20, grabbing 122 points at the Sterling Invitational track meet at Sterling College. Sterling placed second out of 10 teams with 106.

Natalie Soukup continues to dominate the throwing circles with a 37’10.5” win in the shot put and a toss of 115’ for second place in the discus. Kolby Davis won the long jump with a distance of 15’7” and placed second in the high jump with a score of 5’2”. Paige Talbott won the grueling 800-meter run with a time of 2:35.0 and teammate Devin Julian placed second with a time of 2:43.52. The Ellsworth 4X800-meter relay team won with a time of 10:46.05.

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Wed
19
Apr

‘Cats take third

By Mark McCoy

RUSSELL — Ellsworth senior Kaden Davis repeated his sweep of sprint titles April 11 at the Ellsworth Invitational track meet, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.99; the 200-meter with a time of 22.08 (breaking his last week’s previous EHS school record) and 400-meter with a time of 50.0. It was a rare pristine Kansas spring day. Temperatures were in the mid-70s with just a breath of a breeze. Both the track and field were in excellent condition.

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