The Halstead High School golf team made its highest state finish in 28 years, taking third at the Class 3A state tournament Monday at the Tallgrass Country Club in Wichita.


The Halstead High School golf team made its highest state finish in 28 years, taking third at the Class 3A state tournament Monday at the Tallgrass Country Club in Wichita.
Host Wichita Collegiate won the team title at 314, the third straight team title for the Spartans. Kansas City Christian was second at 337. Halstead had a team score of 345.
The Dragons were led by senior Elliott Wingert, who shot a 77. In a three-way tie for third, Wingert placed fourth after two playoff holes.
It was Wingert’s first tournament under 80 this season.
Joey Krueger shot an 87, followed by Abram Rodenberg at 89, Brandon Gamache at 90, Caleb Newsom at 97 and Chelsea Nemeth at 115.
Halstead was making its first state appearance in years. The Dragons won the Sand Greens State title in 1981.
“This whole year, the team has made it a goal to get to state,” Halstead coach T.J. Warsnak said. “They didn’t want to just get there, but they wanted to do well. We didn’t always have one individual do well this season. We always seemed to do well as a team.”
Halstead loses two seniors off its squad — Wingert, who signed with Central Christian College in McPherson; and Rodenberg, who signed with Bethel.
Other area results at the tournament have not been reported.