Swathers fall in finals

TOWANDA The Hesston High School softball team reached the Class 4A regional finals, but lost to unbeaten Augusta 7-3 Tuesday in Towanda. In Monday's quarterfinals, the Swathers downed Wichita Trinity Academy 15-2. In the semifinals, Hesston edged defending Class 4A state champion Andale-Garden Plain 2-1. In the finals, Hesston jumped to a 3-0 lead through the first two innings. Augusta came back with six runs, aided by three walks, a sacrifice fly, two hits and two errors. Brooke Eberhardt posted the win pitching for Augusta, 21-0. Hesston ends the season 10-10.

Area teams drop 3A games

HILLSBORO The Halstead and Sedgwick softball teams each were eliminated from Class 3A regional play Monday in Hillsboro. Halstead lost in the quarterfinals to Hillsboro 15-0, ending the season 2-16. Sedgwick lost in the quarterfinals to Haven 18-3, ending the season 3-13.

Sedgwick falls in Class 3A finals

LEON The Sedgwick Cardinal baseball team fell to Wichita Independent 15-5 Tuesday in the Class 3A regional finals in Leon. Sedgwick opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over host Leon-Bluestem in the semifinals. Independent, 19-1, advances to the state tournament in Manhattan. Sedgwick ends the season 16-2.

Halstead golfers second at regionals

CHENEY The Halstead High School golf team is headed to state after a second-place finish at the Class 3A regional tournament Monday at the Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney. Cheney won the tournament with a team score of 323. Halstead was second at 352, edging Wichita Independent for the second state berth by two strokes. Michah Dehning of Cheney was the top medalist at 78, followed by teammate Jared Giefer in second, one stroke back. Halstead had two medalists Nathan Gamache in fourth at 80 and Taylor Nemeth in fifth at 83. Cody Armendariz shot a 91, followed by Blake Bohling at 98, Alex Thibault at 104 and Brendan Gundy at 115. Remington was sixth at 369, led by Alex Carr at 90. Sedgwick was ninth at 470, led by Trent Deckard at 110. The state meet is Monday at the Spring Creek Golf Course in Seneca.

Class 3A Regionals Monday Cherry Oaks GC, Cheney Team scores (Top two to state) Cheney 323, Halstead 352, Wichita Independent 354, Hutchinson Trinity 355, Kingman 356, Remington 369, Chaparral 374, Garden Plain 469, Sedgwick 470. Medalists 1. Micah Dehning Che. 78, 2. Jared Giefer Che. 79, 3. Cody Koehn Chp. 79, 4. Nathan Gamache Hal. 80, 5. Taylor Nemeth Hal. 83, 6. Isaiah Grover Che. 83, 7. Taylor Hageman Che. 83, 8. Adam Kostner King. 83, 9. Brenden Miller HT 84, 10. Brandon Bradshaw King. 84. Other state qualifier 11. Sean Smith WI 85. Other Halstead scores Cory Armendariz 91, Blake Bohling 98, Alex Thibault 104, Brendan Gundy 115. Remington scores Alex Carr 90, Paul Janzen 92, Grant Claassen 92, Kyle Regier 95, Hunter Hill 97, Braedyn Gromme 103. Sedgwick scores Trent Deckard 110, Luke Brennels 122, Cameron Fields 114, Allison Thomas 134, Jeremy Burkholder 198, Morgan Mosiman 124.


Class 4A Regionals at Turkey Creek GC Hesston scores Matt Thayne 76, Matt Steele 77, Brandon Swank 77, Titus Ewert 80, Jack Barnhart 85, Brock Martin 89. Class 2A Regionals Sterling CC Team scores (Top three to state) Sterling 323, Ellinwood 332, Onaga 366, Central Plains 380, Peabody-Burns 456. Medicine Lodge, Herington, Inman no team scores. Medalists 1. Michael Hendricks St. 73, 2. Konnor Hickel CP 74, 3. Jared Oelke Ell. 76, 4. Ryley Ney Ell. 76, 5. Brogan Jones St. 79, 6. Hunter Makovec Her. 82, 7. Nick Schissler St. 83, 8. Gavin Vink Ell. 86, 9. Clayton Ingham CP 87, 10. Lucas Helget On. 87. Other individual qualifiers 13. Nick Barnes 89, 20. Bryce Wenthe In. 100. Peabody-Burns scores 21. Tommy Morris 101, 26. Cierra Foth 110, 33. Brooke Hodges 116, 35. McKenzie Ensminger 129.