Eagle golf team finishes season seventh in the state

The 2A State Golf was held in Garden City on May 22.  According to Coach Lance Ziegler, the course held some challenges “that were unlike those on the courses we were used to playing.”  The team came in seventh place with 381 strokes.  The top team was Salina-Sacred Heart High School with 309.

Team scores were based on the top four scores from each school.  Both senior Emmit Owens and sophomore Dalton Mai came in 13 over par with 84 strokes.  They both had a 15th place finish. 

They were followed by teammates freshman Dillon Dunn with 106 strokes and freshman Carter Minson with 107. 

Seniors Trevor DePriest and Kacie Dunn rounded out the Trego team.

Ziegler reflected on the past season.

“Overall, I couldn’t be more proud of this bunch of kids for all the success they had this season as well as how they carried on the proud winning tradition of our school’s great golf program with achieving back to back league and regional championships!”




Several TCHS track stars headed to State

Regional Track
State qualifiers. Bottom from left: Libby Frost and Adell Riedel.  Top from left: Adrianne Carr, Jenna Howard, Aleah Howard, Cheyenne Nickelson, Helen Giefer, and Sybil Giefer.  Not pictured: Bernard Giefer.

Several TCHS Eagle tracksters flew to success at the Regional Track Meet in Plainville on May 19 and earned a spot at State. 

Becoming Regional champs, the 4x800 relay team, consisting of Libby Frost, Helen Giefer, Jenna Howard, and Adell Riedel, crossed the finish line in 10:20.57. The 4x400 team of Frost, Aleah Howard, Jenna Howard, and Riedel will be running at State after a third-place finish with a time of 4:26.30.

Several individuals will also find themselves competing at State.

Running away with a second in Regionals, Helen Giefer will return to State in the 3200 with a time of 12:05.50.  Her sister Sybil Giefer will be making her first trip to State after finishing third with a time of 12:30.20.

In the 1600, three Eagles will be running as second, third, and fourth-place Regional winners.  Riedel took second with a time of 5:36.10, Sybil Giefer took third with a time of 5:46.20, and Helen Giefer was fourth with a time of 5:48.10.

Riedel will also run in the 800 with a second place finish and a time of 2:27.40. Unfortunately, Frost just missed a trip to State in the 800 by less than a second.

Cheyenne Nickelson earned another trip to State in pole vault.  After having to deal with an injury most of the season, Nickelson jumped into fourth with a height of 8’6”.

Bernard Giefer will also be making a return to State in the 3200.  Giefer grabbed a silver medal as he crossed the finish line in 10:53.30.

Since so many of the girls’ team earned a trip to state, the girls’ team was named Regional Runner-Up.

State will be in Wichita on May 26 and 27. 



Haxton places tenth at state tennis

State Tennis
Coach Lori Dietz with senior Alex Haxton who placed tenth at State in Cimarron.
By Michael Knight
On May12-13, Alex Haxton travelled to State tennis in Garden City hosted by Cimarron.  After a 3-3 record, Haxton took tenth in boys singles for Trego Community High School.

Starting the day, Haxton played Kautz, Conway Springs, winning in two sets, 6-0, 7-5. In the second round, he faced Bowlin, Shawnee Maranatha Christian Academy, losing 4-6, 2-6.  Moving to the back side of the bracket,  Haxton first beat Kern from Kansas City Christian, 9-5, then Harston from Anthony-Harper/Chaparral, 9-2, moving him on to play on Saturday.

In his first match on Saturday, Haxton played Comley, Sterling, losing 1-9.  In his second match, he played Harcrow, Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic, successfully beating him with a score of 9-2. In his final match of the tournament playing for ninth, Haxton fell short losing to Clennan, Hutchinson- Trinity Catholic, 1-9.

“The level of competition in singles was high.  Haxton played some tough opponents well and fought for every point.  He played a great tournament." Coach Lori Dietz proudly commented.

TCHS congratulates Haxton on his third successful season ending in state and placing tenth.