STRIVE: Spring Sports Preview-Centre 2009


Cougars on the prowl for a possible state title challenge



Returning letter-winners on the Centre High School golf team this spring are: front (from left) Quentin Wacker, Adam Matz; (back) Tyler Klenda, Heath Hill, Jacob Jennings.


The Centre High School golf team, in its 10th year under Greg Wyatt, will contend for a state title shot this spring.

Wyatt cites his team?s skill and knowledge of the game, as well as the ability of his players to adjust and play through adversity, as potent strengths.

The Cougars placed first in the Eisenhower League in 2008, and will look to replicate the feat with help from returning state medalists Tyler Klenda and Heath Hill.

Adam Matz, Jacob Jennings and Quentin Walker provided the depth required to qualify the team a year ago, and helped lift the Cougars to second place at regionals.

Centre placed seventh in a 12-team field at state. With the experience gained, Wyatt hopes to see an even bigger and better outcome in May.

Vying to join the returning top-five will be newcomers Trevor Hageberg, Josh Olson, James Weber, Kacey Hanschu, Cahn Antoszyk, Mikael Antoszyk, Seth Stroda, Benjamin Wirtz and Stephen Kaiser.

The Cougars open play April 7 at Herington and will compete April 9 at Hillsboro.

Centre track team includes on returning state qualifier



Centre High School track team coach Stan Wiles has 10 athletes on this year?s team. Pictured are: front row (from left), junior letter-winner Josie Peterson, junior Kseniya Vynohradova; back row, freshman Zach Calvert, senior Savik Howard, junior letter-winner Trevor Troutt, junior Ben Seemann. Not pictured: junior letter-winner Carlye Simons, sophomore Cole Svoboda, sophomore Katie Remy, freshman Theo Kassebaum.


The Centre High School track team will field 10 athletes this year, including returning state qualifier Trevor Troutt, who placed 11th at Wichita State with a discus throw of 124 feet, 11 inches.

Apart from Troutt, who enjoyed success in the throws, coach Stan Wiles has two returning letter-winners as he starts his third year at the helm.

For the girls, Carlye Simons qualified to compete in the triple jump at state last season. Josie Peterson lettered and returns as one of the team?s top throwers.

The Cougars? top newcomers will be junior Ben Seemann, who will focus on middle distance races, and freshman Theo Kassebaum, who will hone his skills as a sprinter.

The Cougars? season begins April 7 at Marion.

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