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Cardinals Fly Through Hot, Windy Course

Posted 9/21/2017

SOPHOMORE Emma Rogers came in 18th and freshman Camryn McGinn placed 25th.  SOPHOMORE Emma Rogers came in 18th and freshman Camryn McGinn placed 25th. SEDGWICK—The Sedgwick Cardinal cross country team continued to bring home the hardware last week at a race in Bennington. The girls’ team came in second place overall and the boys’ team ended up in fourth place. With hot temperatures and a lot of wind, coach Ed Kingsley was pleased with his team’s performance.

It was nice to come away from the meet with the second-place finish,” he said. “We didn't have our best meet mainly because of the heat and wind, but we are continuing to improve every meet and our new girls are starting to learn what it takes to be successful in cross country.”

The top girls runner, Mallory Croxton, medaled in ninth place with a time of 22:51.3. Newcomer Parker Schroeder picked up her third high school medal with a 13th place performance of 23:39.6.  Emma Rogers, earned an 18th place medal for her time of 24:32.6.

The boys brought home two medals. Garrison Harris placed fourth with his time of 17:51.45. Colby Croxton, managed a 17th place medal with his time of 19:37.25.

The Cardinals competed at Marion on Tuesday. They will travel to Halstead on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Other Results, Girls:

Celeste Storey, 23rd, 25:06.6

Mikey Storey, 24th, 25:20.3

Camryn McGinn, 28th, 25:38.4

Ashton McGinn, 27:01.2.

Other Results, Boys:

Gavin Pore, 45th, 22:00.02

Pierce DeGraffenreid, 46th, 22:00.29

Jasper Cochran, 62nd, 23:57.43

Eli Croxton, 69th, 26:05.11.

For more coverage of Sedgwick sports, please see this week's print edition.

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Dragons Outsoar Eagles For Season's First Win

Posted 9/21/2017

By Jared Janzen

HALSTEAD—The Kingman Eagles didn’t put up much of a fight against the Halstead Dragons Friday night, allowing the Dragons a 48-7 win, their first of the season. The Dragons are now 1-2 and play Larned Friday at home.

“I’m pretty happy with how our kids fought tonight,” Halstead head coach Jason Grider said after the game. “I’m pretty happy with how physical we were. It’s been a long time since we’ve been physical.”

The Dragons took command of the game early on, not letting the Eagles get a first down on their first three possessions, by which time the Dragons had scored three touchdowns, two received by sophomore Aric Propst and one ran in by senior quarterback Dalton Kraus.

It was halfway through the second quarter when Kingman scored its first and only touchdown of the night. Senior tight end Noah Mendez scored two more touchdowns for the Dragons by the end of the first half to put the score at 34-7.

Three minutes into the third quarter Probst ran the ball in from the 20-yard line for another touchdown. Sophomore running back Scott Grider ran into the end zone from 26 yards with four-and-a-half minutes left in the game for the final TD of the night, ending the game at 48-7.

The Dragons ended with 326 rushing yards and 210 receiving yards. Probst rushed for 98 yards on 12 carries and D. Kraus had 70 yards on eight carries. D. Kraus also completed nine out 10 passes for 210 yards. Mendez had 181 yards receiving on five catches.

Sophomore linebacker Kaden Kraus led the defense with 13 total tackles, seven of which were solo. Junior defensive back Bryant Odendahl added nine tackles, five of which were solo.

“We had some young guys in there, some freshmen, that played really, really well,” Grider said. He also credited assistant coach Chris Wilson for preparing strong defense going into the game.

“We had a good game plan going in,” Grider said. “We moved some guys around and challenged some guys this week, and (Wilson) just did an outstanding job of getting our guys ready.”

“Larned is a good ball club,” Grider said. “We’ll get in there and see what we’ve got to do against them, but I think we took a big step forward tonight.”

Halstead: 14-20-8-6: 48

Kingman: 0-7-0-0: 7

For more coverage of Halstead sports, please see this week's print edition.

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Lady Chargers Come Out Strong Against Stafford

Posted 9/21/2017

By Pilar Martin

BURRTON—The Lady Charger volleyball team was on the road at Macksville last week, playing Macksville, St. John and Stafford.

In the first match against St. John, the Chargers fell in two, 9-25 and 13-25. “We played them earlier in the year and almost came out with the win, but today we were not ready to play,” coach Kelli Zehr said. “Our serve receive did us in.”

The team had nine kills. Samantha Simoneau led with three.  Alexis Zehr led setting with two assists on 38 sets.

In the second match, Burrton came up short against Macksville, 19-25, 25-17 and 16-25. “We couldn't get things going all at once,” Zehr said. “We would get up a few and then let them go on big runs.”

The team had 19 kills, with Simoneau on top with eight.  Team serving was 91 percent with five aces. Laryssa Stahl had three.  In setting, Zehr had 12 assists off of 46 sets. Simoneau led digging with 79 percent.

The third match was against Stafford. “We won this one. League win number three,” Zehr said. “We had a little heart to heart in the locker room and then came out strong. We held the gas down and didn't let up.”

Burrton won in two, 25-16 and 25-19. Team kills were 23. A. Zehr and A. Salgado led with six each.  Serving was 92 percent with nine aces.  A. Zehr, A. Salgado and Addie Matlack  each had two. Zehr led in setting with 16 assists on 37 sets. The team digging was 79 percent.

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