Area Sports Round-up 5-1-24

Abbigail Funk (left) and Aimee Funk (right) placed as overall state champions in the KEMFA State Powerlifting meet on April 20. The twin sisters are both Goessel High School students.
Hillsboro’s Nash Dickinson hits a home run against Nickerson on Friday at home. Baseball split wins with Nickerson.
Hillsboro’s Addison Jost (right) running in the front of the pack in the 800m at the James Thomas track meet in Hillsboro on Friday.

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Boy’s track – The Cougars competed at the Central Christian CKTL hosted at Burrton on Tuesday, April 23. The boys came in 6th out of six teams. The top results were:

Micah Carlson – 400 Meters – 58.28 – 6th place

Samuel Rziha – 800 Meters – 2:27.55 – 3rd place

Robert Spohn – High Jump – 5’ 2” – 4th place; Triple Jump – 34’ 0.5” – 6th place

4 x 400 Meter Relay (Micah Carlson, Michael Herrera, Andrew Madron, Samuel Rziha) 4:16.07 – 4th place

Coming—The Cougars will next compete at the Herington Invitational on Thursday, May 2.

Girl’s track – The Cougars competed at the Central Christian CKTL hosted at Burrton on Tuesday, April 23. The girls came in 4th out of six teams. The top results were:

Kaitlynn Bina – 800 Meters – 2:41.89 – 1st place; 1600 Meters – 5:50.18 – 1st place; 3200 Meters – 12:58.06 – 1st place

Olivia Carlson – 100 Meter High Hurdles – 18.57 – 2nd place; Long Jump – 15’ 0” – 4th place; Triple Jump – 30’ 1.75” – 3rdplace

Jenaya Plett – 400 Meters – 1:09.85 – 3rd place

Jimena Sanchez – 400 Meters – 1:10.91 – 4th place

Allie Stuchlik – 1600 Meters – 6:38.27 – 4th place; 3200 Meters – 13:48.39 – 3rd place

Coming—The Cougars will next compete at the Herington Invitational on Thursday, May 2.

Goessel

This past weekend at the K.E.M.F.A (Kansas Eight-Man Football Association) State Powerlifting meet, Goessel had two individual overall state champions in their weight divisions and they happen to be twin sisters. Abbigail Funk was the overall champion for the 105 pound division and Aimee Funk was the champion for the 114 pound division.

“This was the KEMFA powerlifting meet. All eight man football schools can compete in it. The kids compete in bench press, clean, and squat,” said Curtis Guhr, Goessel’s weights teacher.

This is the third year in a row for Abbigail to be the state champion and the first year for Aimee.

“Abbigail competed in the 105 weight class. She finished 1st in bench(105), 1st in squat (175) and 2nd on clean (115). She also was overall champion in her class with a total of 395. Aimee competed in the 114 weight class. She finished 1st in bench (115), 2nd in squat (200) and 1st in clean (140). She was also overall champion in her class with a total of 455. This is Aimee’s 1st year winning her class,” said Guhr. “It is pretty cool to have twin sisters both win their weight classes at the state powerlifting meet.”

The girls lead the team to a fourth place finish this year in the team standings.

Other participants on this year’s team were Logan Bryant (finished third in her weight division), Brooklyn Wuest, Isabelle Alderfer and Jenna Flaming.

Hillsboro

Baseball- Baseball split with Nickerson on Friday, April 26 at home.

Game 1: Nickerson over Hillsboro 14-8

Game 2: Hillsboro over Nickerson 10-6

Coming—The Trojans will next play at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3 against Pratt at home.

Golf – The Trojans played at the SE of Saline Invitational at Salina Municipal Golf Course on Monday, April 22. The team placed 7th. Individual scores for Hillsboro golfers were:

Lincoln Wichert, 91; Braxton Hiebert, 101; Annaliese Jorgenson, 108; Monroe James, 116;

Nathan Hill, 123.

There was also a JV tournament at home this week.

“It was good to get all sixteen members of the team an opportunity to compete in a tournament this week. The varsity tournament in Salina on Monday was extremely competitive. The Salina Municipal Golf Course is a very nice course, but it is a long course and it was a very windy day. Considering our kids had posted some of their lowest scores the previous week, they were pretty disappointed with how they played at Salina,” said Coach Scott O’Hare.

Coming—The Trojans will play at home starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 3.

Softball – Softball split with Nickerson on Friday, April 26 at home.

Game 1: Hillsboro over Nickerson 11-10

Game 2: Nickerson over Hillsboro 10-6

Coming—The Trojans will next play at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3 against Pratt at home.

Track – Hillsboro hosted the Hillsboro James Thomas Invitational home track meet on Friday, April 26. As a team, the boys finished in 5th and the girls in 8th out of 19 teams. Anders Weisbeck (Discus), Seth Driggers (100, 200), Quinlyn Funk (3200,4×800), Addison Jost (4×800), Jayden Frantz (4×800) and Riley Richert (4×800) all went home with gold medals. You can see the full results at Kansas Milesplit.

Coming—The Trojans will compete next in an Invitational at Hesston High School on Thursday, May 2.

Marion

Boys track – The Warriors competed in the Beloit Relays on Friday, April 26.

“It was nice to challenge some new competition this week at Beloit,” said Coach Grant Thierolf.

Luke Wessel led the boys’ team, garnering two first place finishes in a very tough meet. He ran an open 400M for the first time this year and led from start to finish. He came back twenty-five minutes later and did the same thing in the 800M.

“Great job by Brian Nguyen in the discus, throwing his career best and placing third. Very proud of Jesse Snyder who ran a great round in the 100M, finishing third in the finals,” said Thierolf. “What a lift for our team, having Jonathan Frese and Eli Klenda run for us again. They are healing nicely and we can’t wait to have them at full speed in the next week or two. Fun to watch our young guys get better and better each week. Really like the way that Isaac Wesner attacked the 400M and happy that he jumped right into the 4x400M Relay, helping them to a second place finish. Great to have a group of guys who support and encourage their teammates.”

Coming—The Warriors compete next at Remington on Friday, May 3.

Girls track – The Warriors competed in the Beloit Relays on Friday, April 26.

“A good solid meet for us at Beloit. It was good to see some new teams and some new athletes. We will start at the end of the meet for this recap. Our 4x400M Relay ran by far their best race of the year, cutting nearly 6 second off their previous season best. We changed the order around and had Dylan Kraus lead off and I think it made the other runners more comfortable,” said Coach Grant Thierolf. Kenna Wesner and Addison Cooper ran their best legs of the season and Taryn Kraus closed out the race with a very nice split.

“Good to see that time going down,” said Thierolf.

Dylan Kraus was the only meet champion with a dominating win in the 400M.

“She ran a great race on a day when she had events spread out from early in the morning to the end of the meet,” said Thierolf.

Kenna Wesner had her best day in the triple jump, securing a silver medal with a personal best jump. Taryn Kraus and Gabby Newell ran well in the hurdles and scored some points while Dylan Kraus and Hailey Harshman picked up points in the pole vault.

Madisyn Hulett had a solid day in the throws, scoring a sixth place finish in the shot put.

“Fun day up north,” said Thierolf.

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