By Julian Coker
The TCHS boys’ tennis team took a third place medal on April 20 at Hoisington.
Taking second in number two singles, Ian Conness had two wins and one loss. In his first match, Conness dominated Hoisngton, 8-1. His second match was a close one against Central Plains. Conness won 8-6. He lost to Scott City 1-8 in his final match of the day and placed second.
Also taking second, Leyton Brock and John Kuhn defeated Hoisington, 8-1. However, their next match was won by a tie breaker, 7-1, against Central Plains. Brock and Kuhn lost their final match to Scott City, 3-8, and finished the day 2-1.
Playing number one singles, Alex Haxton, took third with a 1-2 record. He won his first match against Hoisington, 8-2. He lost his second match against Central Plains, 2-8. Haxton also fell to Scott City with a close score of 6-8.
Number two doubles team, Austin Kinderknecht and Branden Swart unfortunately went 0-3 and placed fourth. They fell to Hoisington, 2-8; Central Plains, 3-8; and Scott City, 1-8.
Coach Lori Dietz commented, “The scores do not show how well the boys played today against tough competition. We improved on a lot of things, and will keep working on building stamina to do well at regionals.”
The TCHS boys’ tennis team will play next at Colby on April 28.
|William Barney maintains a steady pace to stay ahead of his opponent at Plainville on April 18.|
By Kelby Aschenbrenner
The TCHS track team participated in the Plainville Invitational on April 18.
The girls' team placed second coming in behind the first place team of Ellis.
Adell Riedel set a meet record in the 1600m run with a time of 5:32. Riedel also took first in the 800m run with a time of 2:27 and third in the 4x400m relay along with teammates Libby Frost, Jenna Howard and Adrianne Carr.
Helen Giefer blew her other opponents out of the water in the 3200m run with a time of 12:02. She earned first place and was followed by sister Sybil Giefer who took second with a time of 12:36. Giefer, along with Riedel, Jenna Howard, and Libby Frost took first in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:31. Giefer also took second in the 1600m run with a time of 5:36.
Emily Buchholz did well in her field events. She took second in javelin with a throw of 106’01”. Buchholz took third in discus with a throw of 96’01” and fourth in shot put with a throw of 32’7.5”.
The boys' track team jumped, threw, and ran their way into fifth place.
Bernard Giefer blew away his competition in the 3200m run with a time of 11:10. William Barney finished third in the same event with a time of 11:44. In the 1600m run, Giefer took fourth with a time of 5:21. and was again followed by Barney who took fifth with a time of 5:23.
The men's relay teams had an especially strong day. Giefer, Cooper Desormiers, Brendan Flax, and Barney took second in the 4x800m relay with a time of 9:34. Placing sixth in the 4x400m relay were Flax, Hunter Price, Keagan Shubert, and Hunter Folsom with a time of 3:55. Shubert, Hunter Price, Hunter Folsom, and Dallas Schneider took sixth in the 4x100m relay with a time of 48.34.
Flax took fourth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 46.83. Desormiers was close behind with a time of 47.93. Desormiers also took sixth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 19.10 sec.
Hunter Price with a jump of 5’4” took sixth in the high jump.
|Sending the ball soaring, Emmit Owens competes for a first place medal at the Plainville meet on April 17.|
By Helen Giefer
The Trego golf team travelled to Plainville on Monday, April 17. The team took third place overall with a score of 344.
Coming away from the competition with a first place medal, Emmit Owens did exceptionally well. He made 36 strokes on the front nine and 38 on the back, finishing with a total of 74 strokes. Dalton Mai tied for second place by scoring 38 on the front nine and 37 on the back. His final score was 75.
Dillon Dunn scored 47 on both the front and back nine, for a total of 94 strokes. Trego’s final team scorer, Carter Minson, made 101 strokes, 53 of those on the front nine and 48 on the back.
Kacie Dunn, 107 points, and Paige Post, 111 points, also competed well.
|Jenna Howard swings backwards in preparation to throw the Javelin on April 13.|
Trego tracksters brought home several medals from the Hill City Invitational, which was held on April 13.
The girls’ team placed third and had numerous individual placings as well.
The day started with field events, and senior Emily Buchholz earned team points by being fifth overall in discus with a throw of 95’ 5” and sixth overall in javelin with a throw of 107’ 7”.
However, the running events is where many team members stood out. Adell Riedel crossed the finish of the 800m run in first place with a time of 2:29.66. She was followed by teammates Aleah Howard in fourth with a time of 2:42.29 and Adrianne Carr in sixth with a time of 2:44.83.
Trego runners also filled the top spots in the 1600m run. Riedel once again took the gold with a time of 5:33.37, but she was followed closely by Helen Giefer in second with a time of 5:36.59. Howard was once again fourth with a time of 6:01.09.
In the 3,200m run, Helen Giefer ran into the top spot with a time of 12:21.52. Sybil Giefer stayed on her heels and finished in second in 12:33.52.
Another gold medal was earned by the women’s running team of the 4 x 800m relay with a time of 10:53.
The boys’ team landed in fifth place at the end of the day. Helping them earn this spot was Bernard Giefer who added a gold medal to his collection by running the 3,200m run in 10:57. Also adding a medal to his collection was Sean Conness who gained a silver in the 1600m run with a time of 5:02.84.
Trego took the relays at the invitational. The running team took second in the 4 x 800m relay with a time of 9:35.47 and fourth in the 4 x 100m relay with a time of 48.17.