Trego sends eight to state

Coming up to the half-way point, Sybil Giefer pushes to keep steady paces in the Regional 3200 meter run on Thursday, May 16.
By Sybil Giefer
On Thursday, May 16, the Trego track team travelled to Smith Center to compete in the wind and heat. Despite the adverse conditions, the team found success.

The girls finished the day in seventh place with 37 points. Bringing home the hardware, Helen Giefer placed first in the 3200 meter run with a time of 12:00 and first in the 1600 meter run in 5:34. Sybil Giefer placed third in the 3200, crossing the line in 12:20. Both Giefer girls competed in the 3200 meter relay, alongside Adrianne Carr and Libby Frost. The team finished in 11:05 to place fourth and punched their ticket to the State Meet. Additionally, Lili Shubert vaulted 8’6” in the pole vault and placed third.

Finishing the day in eighth place, the boys’ team earned 40 team points. In the 3200, Wyndom Giefer ran away with first place in a time of 10:32. Giefer also snatched third place in the 1600 with a new personal record of 4:47. Hunter Price and Cooper Desormiers competed in the 110 meter hurdles; Price finished second in 15.90, and Desormiers came in third with a time of 16.28. Price took fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 40’0.5”, and Desormiers grabbed fourth in the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 41.80. The Trego Golden Eagles track team will next make an appearance at Cessna Stadium in Wichita for the State Meet held Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25. Good luck Eagles!





Trego golfers State bound

The 2019 Trego golfers: Paige Post, Dillon Dunn, Carter Minson, Dalton Mai, Joey Fry and Tyler Malsam celebrate their second place Regional finish and their trip to State.  This is the 18th year that the golf team has earned a trip to State.

Eleven teams, 60 players, and 18 holes—that is what Trego faced at the Regional 2A Golf Tournament in Ellis on May 13.  At the end of the day, the Trego golfers had a combined score of 334, which earned them silver medals and another trip to the State 2A Tournament.  In addition to the team, three Trego golfers finished in the top ten.

Senior Dalton Mai continued to lead his team and finished in fifth place.  Mai had 38 strokes on the front nine and shaved off a stroke on the back.  His total score on the course was 75.

Two of his teammates were five strokes behind him with 80.  Carter Minson had 39 strokes on the front and 41 on the back. Dillon Dunn went 38 and 42. With the tie, the two competed in a playoff.  Dunn then placed eighth and Minson was ninth.

Boosting their teammates to State were Joey Fry with 99 strokes, Tyler Malsam with 100, and Paige Post with 107.





Regional boys’ tennis at home

Catching some air on his serve, Andrew Mejia aces his opponent at the home regional tennis tournament.

Trego Community High School hosted the boys’ regional tennis on May 2. Cimarron, Colby, Ellsworth, Hoisington, Larned, Meade, Russell, Scott Community and Trego were the teams that attended with Ellsworth winning the team championship qualifying all their players for state with 19 team points.

Junior Dylan Pfeifer played singles and was seeded number six. He played the 11 seed, Will Spires, Hoisington, beating him soundly 6-0, 6-1. He lost the quarterfinal round to William Cupp, Scott City, 3-6, 2-6. In his last match, he fought hard but lost to Cody Bourbon, Ellsworth, 2-6, 4-6. He earned one team point for making it to the quarterfinal round.

Andrew Mejia also played singles and was drawn in at seed twelve. He won the feed-in match against Foltz, Hoisington, 9-3 with his serves as his strength. He then lost to Vilalte, Meade, 2-6, 0-6 ending his day of play. Mejia commented, “I started playing well in my first match of regionals but came up against tough competition. I think I improved over the season.”

Playing doubles for Trego were Clay Burk and Dylan Johnson, who were seeded sixth, and Benjamin Anderson and Gavin Garza, who were drawn in at seed 15. Both teams played well but lost in the first round. Burk/Johnson lost a close match to Kraft/Horniek, Colby, 2-6, 6-7. Anderson/Garza lost to Bright/Demond, Larned, 2-6, 0-6. State 321A tennis is on May 9, 10 in Kansas City.

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