Trego track outdoes itself at State

State Track 5/26

The State track team bottom from left: Adell Riedel, Libby Frost, Aleah Howard, and Adrianne Carr; top from left: Helen Giefer, Jenna Howard, Bernard Giefer, Sybil Giefer, and Cheyenne Nickelson, prepare for their well-deserved journey to the State Track Meet in Wichita.

After a season of hard work and dedication, several Trego track members made the journey to the 2A State Track Meet, which was held in Wichita on May 26 and 27.  A common theme for the State team was improvement, as many had even stronger times than at Regionals.

Along with improvement, another theme seemed to be girl power.

The girls’4x800 relay team finished third in the state. The team, consisting of Libby Frost, Jenna Howard, Adell Riedel and Helen Giefer, came in at 10:18.62, shaving off nearly two seconds from their Regional championship time of 10:20. 51. While the 4x400 team also lowered their time to 4:20.70, the team of Frost, Jenna Howard, Aleah Howard, and Riedel did not make it out of the preliminaries.

Cutting time off her second place Regional finish in the 800 meter run, Riedel ran her way to a fourth place finish at State with a final time of 2:21.29.

In the 1600 meter run, Riedel and Helen Giefer both took over ten seconds off their Regional times.  Riedel completed her run in fourth with a time of 5:21.75, and Giefer crossed the finish in eighth with a time of 5:34.65. Sybil Giefer finished in 11th with her time of 5:53.62.

The Giefer sisters also ran in the 3200 and again improved their running times.  Helen Giefer, who had a Regional time of 12:05.50 finished her State run at 11:56.09, putting her in sixth place.  Sybil Giefer finished in eighth place with a time of 12:28.10, two seconds faster than her Regional run.

Showing that her running teammates were not the only ones who could outdo themselves, Cheyenne Nickelson improved her pole vault jump from 8’ 6” to 9’ and pole vaulted into a sixth place finish.

Bernard Giefer, nbr />ot wanting to let his female teammates have all the glory, also shaved seconds off his Regional time in the 3200, finishing his State run in 12th at 10:50.62.

Coach Jeff Rhoden reflected on the State meet and on the season.

“I think that things went very well for us this past weekend in Wichita. The athletes did a great job of preparing themselves to compete both physically and mentally...coming through with several seasons best or personal best marks in their events. To go compete in ten events and come away with seven medals at that level is truly amazing and I'm proud of what we were able to accomplish this season.”




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!”



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.