Friday's golf Invitational in Hill City might as well have been an MCL meet with eight schools in competition. Phillipsburg edged out Ellis by a single stroke for the title.
The Ringneck golf team hosted an 11-team Invitational on Friday. Hill City finished sixth with 360 strokes, coming up just one stroke short of Plainville in fifth place.
Stockton’s Koby Beougher won the meet with 72 strokes. The Ringnecks had three golfers with fewer than 90 strokes, led by Ben Weaver’s 85. Kyle Helberg finished a shot behind him, and Dakota Bryant finished right behind them with an 87. Kyle Pfeifer rounded out scoring with a 102. Bailey Jones and Zoey Zeigler also competed in the event, finishing at 109 and 110 respectively. Individually, Austin Shuck shot a 100 for the Ringnecks, and Cordell Goddard finished with a 106.
The Railroader golf team was among a handful of MCL teams in competition Friday in Hill City. Ellis came out on the losing-end of a great battle, finishing second out of 11 teams with 327 strokes. Phillipsburg won with 326 strokes.
All four Railroader scorers shot in the low-80s, led by Ryan Downing and Kyle Weber, who each finished with 81 strokes in a four-way tie for fourth place overall. Austin Lopez missed that group by just a stroke at 82, and Gage Younger finished behind him with an 83. Tyler Walters kept it close with 90 strokes, and Tanner Keithley also golfed in the event, finishing with 104 strokes.
Eleven teams competed at the Hill City Invitational on Friday. Only four golfers on those teams finished below 80 strokes. The Panthers had two of those golfers, edging out Ellis by just a stroke to win the meet with a 326. Ness City finished third at 333 strokes.
Brock Morgan paced the Panthers with 76 strokes, losing only to Stockton’s Koby Beougher, who shot a 72. Michael Dusin also had a nice day with 78 strokes in fourth place. Matt Schneider shot an 85, and Dylan Means finished with 87 strokes to complete team-scoring. Riley Juenemann was right there with 88 strokes, and Keaton Orr also competed, ending his day with 93 strokes.
The Tiger golf team was one of eight MCAA schools in action Friday at Hill City. Despite the best individual round of the day, Stockon finished in eighth place with 380 strokes, missing Norton in seventh place but a single stroke.
Koby Beougher had the best day on both the front and back nine holes, winning the individual competition with 72 strokes. Phillipsburg’s Brock Morgan finished second with a 76. Erik Scott was the only other Tiger golfer to stay under the century mark with 93 strokes. Bryce Riechard shot a 107, and Ryan Allen finished with 108 strokes for the top four scores on the team. Rebekah Niblock finished with 113 strokes, and Taten Pulec shot a 128.
Several of the team-placings at Friday’s golf Invitational at Hill City were decided by just one stroke. That was the case for Plainville, who edged out MCL-foe Hill City by a single stroke to finish fifth with 359 strokes. The top two teams, also in the MCL, were also separated by a stroke as Phillipsburg shot a 326 to beat Ellis.
The Cardinals were just one of five teams to have all six golfers shoot under 100 strokes, but the squad failed to get anyone below Tyler Husmann’s 85. Izac McCune and Chase Meitler each shot an 89, and Hadley Gillum and Logan Frederking vied for the final team-scoring spot with 96 strokes. Colton Bobek was the sixth Cardinal golfer, finishing with a 99.
The Bulldog track teams nearly picked up a sweep Friday in Lincoln. The boys won with 101 points, beating out Minneapolis’ 83 points. The Lady finished second with 90 points. Ell-Saline and Minneapolis finished third with 67 points, and Bennington won the meet with 114 points.
Damon Schurr and Ethan Slothower took the top two spots in the 100m dash in 10.88 and 11.12, respectively, both top 10 times in Class 1A. Schurr also won the 200m dash by more than a second in 22.86. He has the third best times in 1A in both events. Alan Mick finished second in the 110m hurdles in 15.74, 0.1 seconds from the gold, and placed third in the 300m hurdles in 43.26. The 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams collected gold, and the 4x100m team still has the best time in 1A. Cady Boone won a bronze medal in the 400m dash in 54.71. Jace Winder led the throwers with a bronze in the discus at 118-5.5, and a fifth-place finish in the shot put at 39-2.
Alyssa Windle turned in the fourth-best discus throw in 1A this year, winning that event by nearly 19 feet at 117-11. Windle finished second in the shot put at 30-6.5, less than two feet in front of teammate Briley Pletcher. Allison Murphy finished fourth at 27-2.25. Eileen Mick took the gold in the high jump at 5-2, four inches better than the next jumper. She ran behind two tough Lincoln runners and a new meet record to finish third in the mile in 5:44.37. She finished behind the same two runners in the two-mile in 12:54.18. She has top 10 times in 1A in both events. Camila Faundez won a bronze medal in the 300m hurdles in 56.20.