The Phillipsburg golf team showed its ability with five top 10 finishes in Russell last week. Several MCL track teams also put up big numbers in week five of action.
The Panther golf team was one of six-schools in action at the Russell Invitational last Thursday. Phillipsburg dominated the meet, taking the title with just 312 strokes. Perennial power TMP finished with 342 strokes in second place, and Russell placed third at 353.
With only four scores counting towards the team score, the Panthers placed five competitors in the top 10 anyway. Russell’s Jordan Hecker won with 74 strokes. Right behind him, Michael Dusin finished second for the Panthers with 75 strokes. At 76 strokes, Brock Morgan finished third. Kyle Hoover shot an 80 to finish in sixth, and Ryan Hoover completed varsity scoring with 81 strokes in seventh. Matt Schneider placed eighth with 82 strokes, and Dylan Means still had a good meet, finishing 13th with 88 strokes.
The Redmen golfers took to the links at Russell last Thursday. Two top 10 finishes put Smith Center in fourth place with 361 points, ahead of Pratt’s 380 strokes, and eight strokes behind Russell. Phillipsburg won the six-team event with 312 strokes.
Alex Hoberlmann led the Redmen with 78 strokes and a fourth-place finish. Russell’s Jordan Hecker won with 74 strokes. Zach Linn also made the top 10 with 82 strokes. Payton Buckmaster shot a 99 to finish in 22nd place, and Taylor Zabel rounded out varsity scoring with a 102, good enough for 27th place. Tanner Campbell also competed, shooting 106 and coming in 30th. Skyler Campbell rounded out the varsity action in 35th with 118 strokes.
Nearly 30 schools sent track teams to Beloit last Friday. Osborne was one of the participating schools. Class 3A and 4A competed against one another, and the smaller classes battled it out. The Bulldog boys finished fifth overall with 66 points, beating Marion by a single point, and trailing Smith Center by four points. The Lady Bulldogs finished in 18th.
Damon Schurr picked up a gold medal in the 100m dash in 10.98, 0.08 his second fastest time in 1A earlier this year. Ethan Slothower finished fifth in 11.86. The pair had the same finishes in the 200m, with Schurr winning by nearly a second in 22.63. He also has the second fastest time in 1A in that sprint. Alan Mick won the 110m hurdles in 16.16. He finished fourth in the 300m hurdles, and has the fourth best time in 1A in the shorter race. The 4x100m relay team won by nearly a second in 45.09, and still leads Class 1A. In the field, Kenton Ubelaker placed fourth in the javelin at 150-6, half a foot ahead of Slothower in fifth.
Eileen Mick’s mile time of 5:42.73 was fourth best in 1A this year, but only good enough for the bronze medal, more than a second behind the silver. Class 2A power Lincoln took the top two spots. Mick again ran the fourth best time in 1A in the 3200m run in 12:37.56, again settling for the bronze behind Lincoln. The junior Mick had her best finish in the high jump, claiming the silver at 5-0, just two inches shy of the gold.
The Railroader track squads participated in a large meet in Quinter on Friday. The boys finished seventh with 40 points, missing fourth place by only 12 points. The girls finished with 30 points in eighth, eight points off sixth place.
Dylan Krause finished fourth in the 200m dash in 23.34. Riley Hunsicker cleared 12-6 for a silver medal in the pole vault, and grabbed the bronze in the 400m dash in 55.47, just over a second behind the silver. Jared Pfeifer ran a 45.67 300m hurdle race for fifth place. Luke Lohrmeyer threw the shot put 44-8.5 for third place.
In girls’ action, Megan Honas led the way with a gold medal in the shot put at 104-7, more than five feet better than the next throw. She picked up a second gold medal in the discus at 111-2 by nearly seven feet. Stephanie Greenway finished eighth in the 300m hurdles in 55.52. Sidney Gottschalk and Kaleigh Soneson cleared 7-6 in the pole vault to finish seventh and eighth, respectively, just a foot from the silver medal. Soneson’s long jump of 15-0.25 was good enough for fourth place.
The Hill City boys track team showed its ability to dominate on Friday in Quinter. The Ringnecks finished with 74 points to wind up atop the 17-team field. Golden Plains was second with 66 points. The Lady Ringnecks finished in the middle of a 14-team field with 33.3 points, just five points shy of sixth place.
Dylan Anderwon won the 100m dash by 0.13 seconds in 11.16. He finished the 200m dash in 22.72 for the silver, just 0.11 seconds from gold. Jerry Isakson got a bronze in the 300m hurdles in 43.69, more than three seconds ahead of teammate Garrett Eckols in sixth. Austin Seltman finished fourth in the long jump, just two inches from the silver. Adam Pfeifer finished third in the javelin at 159-6.
For the girls, Shannon Toll paced the team with a silver medal in the javelin at 105-10, nearly seven feet from the win. Kelsey Keith finished fourth in the 800m in 2:38.65. Courtney Lawellin placed fifth in the 100m hurdles in 18.17, less than a second behind the bronze. Lawellin also finished fifth in the 300m hurdles in 53.13. Bethany Parker cleared 7-6 for fifth place in the pole vault, a foot from the silver medal. Amanda Kessler threw the shot put 30-4.25 for fourth place.