Area Wide Sports 5.11.22

Hillsboro’s Duncan Duell scopes things out in order to get the best shot at Halstead on Tuesday.
HHS Senior Frank Wichert lining up his final shot after 18 holes at the Marion-Hillsboro Tournament.
HHS Senior Rylie Daniels on the green at the Marion-Hillsboro Tournament.
HHS Senior Garrett Helmer with a final stroke at the Marion-Hillsboro Tournament.
HHS junior Bryant Dalke at the Hillsboro-Marion Tournament
HHS Senior Garrett Helmer at the Hillsboro-Marion Tournament
HHS senior Nate Hein winning the pole vault competition at the Hesston track meet
HHS senior Sammie Saunders long jumping at Hesston
HHS senior Jamari Harris long jumping at Hesston
HHS senior Filow Cruz throwing the javelin at Hesston


Baseball and softball: Both teams cancelled with Pratt due to wet fields in Hillsboro and no make up dates worked out.

Coming —The Trojans will play their last game of regular season on Tuesday, May 10. Regionals will be May 16-19.

Golf: The Trojans played at the South East of Saline Invitational on Monday, May 2 where they came in third out of eight teams. Frank Wichert took 6th place, along with two others, with a score of 88. Garret Helmer came in at 12th with a score of 92. Rylie Daniels had a score of 102 and came in 22nd.

The team then played at the South East of Saline Invitational on Tuesday, May 3 where they came in third out of seven teams. Duncan Duell secured 6th place with 92 points. Wichert and Eli Dalke tied for 9th at 95 points. Bryant Dalke scored 100 and took 13th place. Freshman Lincoln Wichert took 18th with a score of 102.

The week ended with the Marion County Invitational on Friday where they again came in third out of seven teams. The teams played 18 holes at Marion in the morning and 18 holes at Hillsboro in the afternoon. At each site, awards were given to the top three teams and top 10 individuals.

For Hillsboro, Frank Wichert took 5th, Lincoln Wichert came in at 12th, Eli Dalke was 13th, Helmer at 14th, Duell at 17th, Bryant Dalke took 18th, Rylie Daniels at 19th and Annaliese Jorgenson came in at 29th.

“Aside from the rainy weather on Wednesday and Thursday, this week provided our team with some quality time on the course performing in a competitive atmosphere. They had the opportunity to play an18 hole round on four different courses in a five day stretch. Over the five days, they were faced with various conditions including rain, wind, cold temperature, and finally very nice weather by Friday afternoon,” said Scott O’Hare. “Overall, they performed very well. Throughout the week they earned 3rd place team finishes in every event and several top 10 individual finishes. The team continues to be led by senior Frank Wichert. He posted his career low round of 77 on Friday afternoon at Hillsboro earning him at third place finished. Combined with his round at Marion Friday morning, he finished in fifth place in the 36-Hole competition.”

Coming —The golf team will wrap up the regular season with the CKL Tournament on Tuesday, May 10 at Hesston. Then they will be competing in the 2A Regional Tournament at Marion Country Club on Monday, May 16.


Track: The Warriors competed in the Remington Relays on Friday, May 6.

“We learned quite a bit from this meet. We saw a couple of schools that we normally do not see and we saw a couple of schools for the first time this year that are in our Regional,” said Coach Grant Thierolf. “Heidi Grimmett ran another great race in the 1600M, dominating the race just like she did last week at Beloit. She ran a season best in the 800M as well and is getting into the type of condition where she will be a real factor in the HOA, Regional, and State meets. Our other senior, Grayce Tankersley, is really learning how to run the 400M and her leg in the 4x400M Relay was fantastic. That relay team cut nine seconds off their best time of the year and are really taking pride in getting better each week.” Mckinnon Waner had a really solid night in the throws, making the finals in all three and placing fifth in the discus.

“Really pleased with all three 300H, each of them setting a PR in the race. Our jumpers had a decent day and will learn a great deal from this meet and apply it next week when we get to the league meet which is at Remington,” said Thierolf.

The boys also did well.

“We had a fun night and one that ended on the perfect note. Our boys 4 x 400M relay ran their best race of the year to win the event. Great opening leg by Chance Shults and then two blistering legs by Tristen Dye and Campbell Winter were followed by a gutsy anchor from Luke Wessel. So much fun to watch,” said Thierolf.

Winter and Wessel led in this meet, with each scoring in all of their events. Winter had an off day in the pole vault but looked very strong in both hurdle races. Wessel scored some points in the Triple Jump and then ran two great races in the distance runs, setting PRs in each.

“He is just beginning to see what he can accomplish in track and field,” said Thierolf.

Great runs by Dye and Christopher Beery in the 1600M with Dye following that up with a very solid 800M. Shults had a great run in the 300H.

“We were pleased with the sprinting of Jonathan Frese. His 400M was relaxed and his best run of the year. Landon Dye and Brian Nguyen threw well for us, getting closer to getting into the finals of their events,” said Thierolf.

Coming—The Warriors will compete next week at Remington.

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