Area Sports Round-up 4-10-24


Track – The Cougars competed at the Burrton CKTL meet on Tuesday, April 2.

For the boys, Micah Carlson took 2nd place in the 400M with a time of 59.30. Michael Herrera can in 3rd with a time of 1.00.05. Carlson took 4th in the 800M with a time of 2.59.23.

Robert Spohn came in 5th for the 300M intermediate hurdles at 50.69. He got 1st place for high jump with a 5’4” and 2nd place in triple jump with 36′ 4.5”.

The boys placed 6th overall out of 6 teams.

For the girls, Jenaya Plett took 2nd in the 400M with a time of 1:10.86 while Jimena Sanchez took fourth place with a time of 1:14.79. Kaitlynn Bina took 1st in both the 800M race and the 1600M race. Allie Stuchlik came in 2nd for the 1600M race with a time of 6:32.06. She took 1st place in the 3200M at 14.11.17.

Ryleigh Jones took 6th place in shot put at 24′ 1.5”, 6th place at discus with 67′ 3” and 4th in javelin with 73′ 1”.

Olivia Carlson took 1st in triple jump at 31′ 7.5”, 2nd place in long jump at 14′ 8.5” and placed 5th in 100M high hurdles at 18.93.

The girls came in second overall out of 6 teams.


Golf – The Trojans got their season started on Tuesday, April 2 at the Herington Invitational. There were a total of 65 golfers participating in the tournament. Hillsboro was not able to post a Team Score due to only having three golfers participate, and team scores are based on the scores of the best four golfers.

Junior Lincoln Wichert took 6th place with a score of 87. Senior Annaliese Jorgenson came in 25th with a 103. Freshmen Braxton Hiebert tied for 39th place with a 113.

The group competed next when they hosted the Hillsboro Invitational on Friday, April 5. There were 42 total golfers.

Wichert took 10th place with 97. Jorgenson hit 105 earning her 17th place. Hiebert came in at 24th with 109. Senior Monroe James took 39th with 127.

“It was good to get a couple competitions in this week to give us a chance to evaluate where we are and what things each of them need to begin working and focusing on. It was great to see Lincoln get off to a good start for his junior season, picking up two Top 10 finishes. His score of 87 at Herington was a new personal best in competition, and outside of a couple bad holes, he played much better than that score indicates. He was pretty disappointed in his score at Hillsboro on Friday, but it was still good enough to earn a medal. Senior Annaliese Jorgenson has gotten off to a bit of a slow start by her standards, but she is getting back on track and hitting some really good golf shots. She just needs to put it all together to post scores that we feel we can expect from her. Freshman Braxton Hiebert has been a pleasant surprise. He has just taken up golf this year and Tuesday was his first ever 18 hole round. Posting a 113 was very respectable onTuesday and he improved to a 109 on Friday with a back nine of 52. Being fairly athletic and very coachable, we expect Hiebert to make drastic improvements as he gains more consistency, confidence and experience,” said Coach Scott O’Hare.

The coach is hopeful that with more practice and a few more JV tournaments that a few of their other golfers will gain some experience, confidence and consistency to enable the team to get a full group of six golfers participating in future varsity tournaments.

Coming—The team will compete next at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at Sterling.


Girls track – The Warriors got started with their season on Friday, April 5 at home with the Marion Relays.

“We had a very good meet for our first big invitational of the year,” said Coach Grant Thierolf.

The hurdlers lead the way with wins in both hurdle events. Gabby Newell is so steady in the 100H and got us off to a great early start. Taryn Kraus looked strong in the 300H and gutted her way to a win in this tough event.

“Dylan Kraus had a very good night for us, placing 3rd in the 400M with a great time and placing 4th in a strong pole vault field. We really liked the way our throwers competed with Madisyn Hulett and Sofia Dye scoring points in all three throws,” said Thierolf. “We are getting better week by week in this area.”

The jumpers didn’t score any points but had a good day in a really tough competition. Maria Carlson ran the best early season 800M of her career and scored some points in that event.

“Our 4x400M Relay ran an exciting race and finished just behind Smoky Valley in a great early season time of 4:28.9. Overall, this meet was a great way to start our invitational season,” said Thierolf.

Coming—The team competes next at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Chase County.

Boys track – The Warriors got started with their season on Friday, April 5 at home with the Marion Relays.

“Very fun night for a young Warriors Track and Field team. We had contributions from every part of our team and that makes for a special day of competition,” said Coach Grant Thierolf.

The runners on the track led the day with Luke Wessel establishing himself as one of the top 800M runners in Class 2A.

“He dominated a good field of runners and ran a great tactical race,” said Thierolf.

The sprint crew did things they haven’t done in a few seasons. Jonathan Frese, Wyatt Soyez, Jesse Snyder and Tripp Peterson ran great open events and really looked strong in the 4x100M Relay.

“Add Luke into the mix for Tripp in the 4x400M Relay and we finished the night on the track with a great race in that final relay,” said Thierolf.

The throwers had a big day in the field with PRs in six of the nine slots that we had.

“Jackson Bitonti, Brian Nguyen and Jackson Howard all had good days throwing and offered a great glimpse of what our throw unit can become by the end of the season. We had a strong day on the jumps, led by Kellen Waner’s PR in the pole vault. He will keep going higher as the season progresses and we think the rest of our jump crew will just keep getting stronger and stronger throughout the year. Overall a great night for the Warriors as we finished second in the 16 team meet,” said Thierolf.

Coming—The team competes next at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Chase County.

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