Halstead wins

Herington meet

HERINGTON — The Halstead High School golf team opened the season by winning the Herington Invitational Tuesday at the Herington Country Club.

Halstead downed Hillsboro 391-416 for the team title. Sedgwick was third at 438, followed by Goessel at 443, Remington at 487, Inman at 522, Chase County at 526 and Marion at 545.

Owen Gartner of Sedgwick won top medalist honors with an 84, followed by Baylor Bohling of Halstead at 87, Braden Roby of Goessel at 91 and Vinton Robuck of Halstead at 93.

Halstead and Goessel compete Friday at the Hillsboro Invitational at the Hillboro Municipal Golf Course. Remington, Goessel and Sedgwick play Monday at the Hutchinson Central Christian Invitational at Cary Park in Hutchinson.

Herington Inv.


Herington CC

Par 72, 6,182 yards

Team scores — Halstead 391, Hillsboro 416, Sedgwick 438, Goessel 443, Remington 487, Inman 522, Chase County 526, Marion 545. Centre, Herington no team score.

Individual scores — 1. Owen Gartner Sed. 45-39—84, 2. Baylor Bohling Hal. 41-46—87, 3. Braden Roby Goe. 46-45—91, 4. Vinton Robuck Hal. 47-46—93, 5. Colin Settle Hil. 52-47—99, 6. Dylan Lindeman Goe. 52-51—103, 7. Grant Janzen Rem. 52-51—103, 8. Cooper Kohr Hal. 56-49—105, 9. Darian Ratzlaff Hil. 51-54—105, 10. Cole Gooden CC 50-55—105, 11. Elliot Ollenburger Hil. 45-60—105, 12. Brian Weber Hal. 55-51—106, 13. Austin Milton Hal. 54-52—106, 14. Elias Werth Hil. 52-55—107, 15. Jacob Roelfs Hal. 55-55—110, 16. Jack Howell Sed. 50-60—110, 17. Elias Jirak Ctr. 57-58—115, 18. Jakob Hilgenfeld Rem. 59-61—120, 19. Avery Unruh Hil. 60-61—121, 20. Cade Mertens Sed. 57-64—121, 21. Carson Sterk Goe. 62-60—122, 22. Kolby Blank In. 62-60—122, 23. Noah Becker Sed. 63-60—123, 24. Ethan Stubbs In. 62-63—125, 25. Levi Lewman Sed. 67-59—126, 26. Charley McQyiston Rem. 63-63—126, 27. Kendall Hiebert Goe. 62-65—127, 28. Rowen Fey Mar. 64-64—128, 29. Max Caldwell Mar. 67-64—131, 30. Max Harmon In. 68-64—132, 31. Walker Burkholder Sed. 67-65—132, 32. Caleb Stout CC 69-65—134, 33. Luke Wiens Goe. 70-65—135, 34. Brayden Marciano Rem. 74-64—138, 35. Tabor Workman Mar. 78-62—140, 36. Meghan Eidman CC 68-73—141, 37. Jakob Rutschman Her. 76-67—143, 38. Camden Stubbs In. 75-68—143, 39. Chantel Owen CC 74-72—146, 40. Hap Wadel Mar. 74-72—146, 41. Shea Tyrell CC 74-75—149, 42. Christopher Strecker Goe. 82-77—159, 43. Christian Becker Mar. 75-88—163, 44. Isabelle Jones CC 79-85—164.

Halstead splits

with Smoky Valley

LINDSBORG — The Halstead High School baseball team opened the season with a twinbill split against Smoky Valley Monday in Lindsborg.

Halstead won the first game 13-3. Smoky Valley won the second game 10-0. The first game was called after five innings on the 10-run rule. Smoky Valley won the second game in six innings. Ben Weldy tossd a no-hitter in the second game for the Vikings, striking out 10 and walking seven.

Halstead led the first game 4-3 after three innings, but scored nine runs total in the next two.

Halstead’s Brian Casey went three for four hitting with four RBIs. Jonathan Fulghum went two for two with an RBI. Noah Mendez went two for three with an RBI.

David Schulte went four innings for the win, striking out six. Kaden Kraus pitched the fifth inning, walking two and striking out one.

Zach Able took the loss for the Vikings. Zion Thomas went two for three hitting.

In the second game, Smoky Valley scored two runs in the first inning, a run in the third, four in the fourth and three in the sixth.

Weldy went two for four hitting with four RBIs. Able and Brandon Malm each went three for four with an RBI.

Dalton Kraus took the loss for Halstead.

Halstead hosts Pratt at 4 p.m. Thursday. The game was moved up a day because of anticipated bad weather.

First game


Smoky Val.;012;00;—3;4;6

Schulte (W), Kraus 5 and n/a; Able (L), Bengtson 3, Heitschmidt 3, Rawson 5 and n/a.

Second game


Smoky Val.;201;403;—10;12;1

D.Kraus (L), Herman 6 and n/a; Weldy (W) and n/a.

JV — Smoky Valley 6, Halstead 1; Smoky Valley 10, Halstead 9.

Dragons swept

by Vikings

LINDSBORG — The Halstead High School softball team dropped a pair of games to Smoky Valley Monday in Lindsborg.

Halstead lost the first game 12-7 and the second game 9-2.

Halstead trailed the first game 8-3 after three innings. The Dragons scored three runs in the top of the fourth to get within two runs, but the Vikings added two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings.

Madyson Beckett went two for four for Halstead with a home run and three RBIs. Bailey Goodman went two for three with a solo home run. Brittley Day went three for four. Bailey Goodman went two for three with an RBI. Solle Werner went two for four with an RBI.

Beckett pitched three innings, taking the loss.

In the second game, the Vikings led 8-2 after the first inning and added a run in the second. The game was called after three innings.

Daphne Williams and Werner each went two for two hitting. Werner took the loss pitching.

Halstead hosts Pratt at 4 p.m. Thursday. The game is being played a day earlier than scheduled.

First game


Smoky Val.;422;022;x;—12;9;1

Beckett (L), Koehn 4 and n/a; Sample (W) and n/a. HR — H: Goodman (1), Beckett (1).

Second game


Smoky Val.;81x;—9;5;1

Werner (L), Koehn 1, Beckett 2 and Day; Otto (W) and n/a.

Bethel athlete

takes honors

WICHITA — Bethel College’s Veronica Ziegler was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s field athlete of the week for the week ending Sunday.

Ziegler is a senior from Hesston.

At the Cowley Tiger Invitational, Ziegler took third in the long jump at 4.88 meters.

Tabor’s Austin Cheatham, a sophomore from Hesston, was named KCAC men’s field athlete of the week, winning the shot put at the Baker Relays with a school-record of 16.52 meters. The mark also met the NAIA automatic qualifying standard. The school record was Tabor’s oldest.

Newton grad

signs with BC

Newton High School grad Bekah Tonn will transfer to Bethel College beginning this fall.

Tonn was a first-team All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I selection as a senior forward at Newton, leading the team to a state quarterfinal berth.

She played her freshman college season at NCAA Division II Southern Nazarene, where she played in 17 games, starting 12. She was an honorable mention All-Great American Conference selection as a defender. SNU went 5-12, 3-8 in GAC play, last fall.

"I'm really looking forward to playing in my hometown with some of my old teammates from high school and club," Tonn said. "I am excited to see where this program goes in the future and I'm happy to be a part of such a big change.”

"Bekah is a fantastic player that will transition seamlessly into our program," BC coach Alex Hagan said. "I believe Bekah will make a significant impact on our program and in the conference.”

Goessel senior

signs with Tabor

HILLSBORO — Goessel High School senior Brittney Hiebert signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Tabor College.

Hiebert is a 5-11 middle blocker for the Bluebirds, where she was a four-time All-Wheat State League selection. She was honorable mention as a freshman, second-team as a sophomore and first-team the past two seasons. She was Kansas Volleyball Association all-academic selection the past three years. She also was a KVA All-State honorable mention and was named to the all-state tournament team as a junior.

She helped lead the team to a state title, two second-place finishes and a third-place finish. The team was 172-4 in her four seasons, unbeaten in Wheat State League play.

Tabor was 28-12 last season, 17-5 in KCAC play. Tabor won the KCAC post-season tournament and finished 1-3 in the NAIA National Tournament.