Wrestlers bring home medals from MCEL

Three Trego Junior High wrestlers brought home medals from the MCEL meet held in Ellis on February 15. 

Tanner Sells became the 115 weight class champion by making short work of all his opponents.  Sells pinned both Will Schmidt of Oakley and George Crawford of Ellis. In his third match against Nathan Jaeger of Smith Center, Sells won in a 3-0 decision.  Sells then finished the tournament with two final pins against Clayton Sumner of Norton and Eric Moon of Phillipsburg. His performance earned him top spot on the podium.

Teammate Micah Burk scored the bronze medal in the 85 weight class with a 2-2 record.  Burk defeated Geron Ebner of Phillipsburg in a 7-0 decision and Sam Saltzman of Smith Center by a 5-0 decision.  However, he did fall to Carter Underhill of Hill City and Cohen Kaiser of Plainville.

Owen Day also placed in the tournament bringing home fourth place by defeating Ryan Stocker of Smith Center and Derek Keith of Hill City. 



Hooray for 100 days

100 Days

Jane Lang’s Kindergarteners flaunt their historic attire. The TGS Kindergarten classes celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up like the old times. The classes also visited the Historical Society to learn more about that era in the past.



TJH bring home bronze from MCEL

Both the boys’ and girls’ TJH teams finished the MCEL with third place medals.  The district and community want to congratulate the players and coaches for a well-played season and thank them for their determination to show the state what Eagles are made of.



Trego sixth grade students to participate in KMEA elementary choir

TGA KMEA Choir partcipants
Six Trego sixth grade students will be participating in the Elementary Northwest KMEA (Kansas Music Educators Association) Choir Saturday, December 2, at FHSU. The six students selected are Avery Koehn, Alexa Calvin, Adrian Wynn, Myah Mattheyer, Kaden Butel, and Kendra Ryan.  They will present a concert at the FHSU Beach Schmidt Center at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and students get in free. (The high school KMEA Choir and Band are also performing the same day at 3:30.)  Congratulations to these Trego students!


Trego Junior High Football Leaves the Season 7-0

TJH Football
The undefeated Junior High Eagles spend a day with the undefeated FHSU Tigers to learn new football skills.

By Sybil Giefer
On Thursday, October 12, the Trego Junior High football team rounded off their season with seven wins and no losses. Congratulations for this amazing feat!

When asked what they thought made this year’s team special, Coach James Burk commented on the team’s success:

“This team was fun to [coach] because they have outstanding team chemistry.  They were out sized nearly every week, but never let that intimidate them….They were also a very coachable group who bought into the idea of doing everything right. I asked them nearly every day if they made their bed, which was a literal question, but also a metaphor for taking pride in doing the best they could that day in everything they did on and off the field.”

Also weighing in on the topic, Coach Jeff Hafliger said, “I [feel] all the players bought into the system. They believed in hard work, focus and team commitment.  I'm going to miss this group of 8th grade boys. This group is one of the hardest working groups I've been around. I'm also looking forward to seeing how the 7th graders advance next season.”

Both coaches thought that both defense and offense were strong this season. Coach Hafliger mentioned, “We were strong both sides of the ball. Our core group of [kids] learned multiple positions. It helps when you have players that are interchangeable.  All of them were willing to play where needed[;] very team oriented.”

Where Coach Burk thought that Hill City challenged them, Coach Hafliger thought that Wichita County was their tougher game. Coach Burk added, “Wichita County was another tough game after a long bus ride, but we overcame a lot of adversity and came out on top.” 

In addition to that, Coach Hafliger commented, “Coach Burk called a great game[;] I've learned a lot from him, this season.”

Eighth grader Cole Feldt also said:

"This season has been one of my favorite seasons ever. Our team had amazing teamwork, hard work, and a lot of pride. All those things started with our coaches…. This season was awesome! I am glad I got to experience it with my teammates and coaches." 

In addition to Feldt, eighth grader Tanner Sells also weighed in: “[Winning] isn't everything but wanting win is.”

Caden Brown also commented, “It was inspiring because it showed that it's how big your heart is and not your size and height.”

Finally, Isaac Brungardt, an eighth grader, said, “As an 8th grader, I had a lot of pressure on the upcoming season. I told myself that I needed to step up and be a leader.  My goal was to have a winning season. We had many ups and downs during the games, but man when we had our ups, we had our ups.”

In all, the Junior High had an excellent season and the community would like to congratulate each and every one of them for their success.

To watch video of the Eagles' undefeated season click on the following link: