The Hoisington softball team may have had the busiest week in the state with three doubleheaders last week and Prom on Saturday.
The Eagle track teams traveled to St. John on Friday. The Lady Eagles finished second, losing only to Class 2A’s Pratt. The Ellinwood boys finished third behind Class 1A powers Macksville and LaCrosse.
Brooke Panning won the 400m dash in 1:02.90. Oma Thomas finished third in 1:06.11. Sophie Hayes won the 100m hurdles in 16:05, the third best time in 2A. Becky Elsen cleared 8-6 in the pole vault to win that event with the fourth best height in 2A. Jenna Snell finished second in the mile in 6:04.02 behind the top runner in Class 1A, and third in the two mile in 12:47.
Pedro Montoya led the boys with a gold medal in the two-mile, running a 10:04.20 and creating distance between his time and the third best time in 2A. Morgan Feemster finished third in the run in 11:01.90. Montoya finished second in the mile in 4:51.61. Kyle Oglesbee won the only other gold medal on the day, taking the 800m run by nearly two seconds in 2:03.71. Wyatt Smith finished second in the discus at 124-4. The 4x100 relay team won in 45.40, the second best time in 2A.
The Lady Cardinal softball team had a successful week, posting a 4-2 record and staying alive in the MCAA title hunt. The girls swept Lyons on Friday. Tuesday, the Cards dropped game one 7-4 to Larned, but rebounded for a 5-4 walk-off win in game two.
Hoisington (7-5, 3-1) led 3-0 in game one against Larned, but the Indians tied things up in the fourth inning, and went on to take a 7-3 lead with three outs to play. The Lady Cards loaded the bases in the final inning and scored a run, but could not find the equalizer.
Tana Hickel picked up the win in game two, but it took some patience as Larned built a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning. The Hoisington bats finally came to life in their half of the fifth with two runs. They tied the score in the sixth inning with two more runs. Mykela Riedl led off the seventh inning with a double, coming around to score on a groundout for the walk-off win.
Bailey Barnard had four hits in the twinbill, and pitched a complete game in the first game. She picked up her first two wins of the year at Canton-Galva and Lyons later in the week. Becca Harmon had two hits in game one, and Riedl had two hits in game two, including the late double.
The Lady Indians nearly took a major step in knocking Hoisington off its MCAA throne last Tuesday. Larned took game one against the Cardinals 7-4, and led 4-0 in game two before surrendering five runs in the final three innings for the split. The teams are now tied in the MCAA, and the conference title will be decided in their next meeting.
Reaghan Burris picked up the win in game one. After a rocky start, allowing two runs in the first inning, the sophomore allowed just two hits over the next three innings. The Indians scored all of its seven runs in the final four innings, holding off a Cardinal bases-loaded comeback try in the seventh inning.
Katie Seeman got the start in game two, holding Hoisington to just one weak single through the first innings of play. Her squad had a 4-0 lead before the Cardinals got on the board in the fifth inning. With things tied at six with an inning to play, Larned sent the heart of its order to the plate in the seventh inning, but all three players popped up. In the final at-bat for Hoisington, a fielding decision to go to first instead of home resulted in the game-winning run.
Danni Chilcott paced Larned with two hits in game one. Seeman and Summer Snyder added doubles. Burris and Kim Gobin each had two hits in game two.
The Lady Monarch soccer team nearly had its first win of the year. Leading 1-0 for most of Thursday’s contest against Word of Life (2-2), the Fire found not just the equalizer, but the game winner, dropping TMP to 0-7 on the year. The girls fell to 0-6 earlier in the week in a similar situation, using a 2-0 lead before falling 3-2 to Elyria Christian.In both games, TMP junior Kelsy King scored the first goals. Thursday, the squad had two more chances, beating the Fire backline but not beating the keeper. Word of Life tied things up with 15 minutes left in regulation, then used a corner kick in the 84th minute to set up the game-winner.