BUHLER — Turns out, Winfield High School senior Matthew Everett is just getting warmed up.

Everett continued his assault in the discus, throwing the orb 195 feet, 1 inch to win by 23 feet Friday at the AV-CTL D-III Championships.

Everett, who also placed fourth in the shot put, not only set a personal best in the discus, but set a league and school record in the event.

He now is No. 1 in the state in the discus, No. 3 among juniors in the nation, and eighth overall in the nation among high school athletes.

The Vikings captured gold medals in five individual events.

Senior Bri Hulse led the way with a pair of league titles.

Hulse won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 29.67 seconds and took the 1,600 in 5:32.26. She placed fourth in the 3,200.

Senior Jayden Tate won league gold in the boys long jump, hitting 21-8 1/4. Tate placed fifth in the triple jump.

Freshman Craig LaBrue won the boys 3,200 in 10:37.72.


Horsemen ride

GODDARD — “The Four Horsemen” made it 8-0 in 4x400-meter relay races Friday at the AV-CTL D-II Championships.

Seniors Jordan Wilson, Enthony Banks and Jacob Beeson, and junior AJ Wilson won the event in 3 minutes, 26.86 seconds.

Senior Halie Brown, the reigning 5A State champion in the javelin, won the league title by throwing the spear 127 feet, 9 inches — 9 1/2 inches farther than runner-up Libby Schurle of Valley Center.

Brown’s season best is 134-2 1/2, while her State championship throw last season was 146-0.

Jordan Wilson won the gold medal in the triple jump Friday, hitting a season-best 43-11. Younger brother AJ won the 400-meter run in 49.85 seconds, also a season best.


Raiders take SCBL

OXFORD — The Central of Burden High School boys track and field team captured the league title Friday at the South Central Border League Championships.

The Raiders scored 108 points to top runner-up Udall (89). 

Senior Caitlin Mannon led the Raiders with a pair of gold medals.

Mannon won the discus by tossing the sphere 93 feet, 10 inches. Mannon won the shot put with a heave of 34-1.

Chance Cook set a league record while winning the boys pole vault. His vault of 13-6 broke the record of 13-4, set in 2006 by Tim Rosenberg of South Haven.

Clayton Cook won the boys discus, giving the Raiders a sweep in the event. Cook threw the sphere 133-3 3/4. He also finished second in the shot put (43-9 1/2).

Challen Jimenez was tops in the 3,200-meter run, winning in 11 minutes, 17.91 seconds.

Josh Fielder swept his way to four gold medals.

Fielder won the 100-meter dash in 12.25 seconds and took the 400 in 52.92 seconds.

His leap of 21 feet, 5 inches was tops in the long jump. Fielder also won the triple jump, clearing 43-5.

Michaela Mosqueda earned two golds for the Lady Eagles. Mosqueda reached 8-6 to win the pole vault and cleared 15-11 to win the long jump. She also placed third in the shot put (30-5).

Elexis Bates won the girls 3,200 in 14:47.71. Teammate Izzy Schoech was fourth. Bates was runner-up in the 1,600 (6:34.18).

Braden Snyder captured the only gold medal for the Cedar Vale/Dexter boys, winning the javelin by tossing the spear 138 feet even.

Kyndel Randall won the girls 100-meter hurdles in 17.61 seconds.


State medals

Winfield High School senior Gavin Crowe earned the sixth-place medal in the final high school tennis match of his career on his home court Saturday at the KSHSAA Class 4A State Championships at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center.

Arkansas City junior Pierce Klaassen took home the fourth-place State medal.

The Bulldogs, who qualified their entire team to the Big Show, finished sixth in the State with 18 points, two behind fifth-place Topeka-Hayden.

Crowe was the sole representative for the host Vikings, who placed 10th with 10 points, two behind ninth-place Bishop Miege.


Tigers reach finals

WICHITA — The top-seeded Cowley College baseball team used 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and a late rally Sunday to top second-seeded Barton 6-5 in the semifinals of the Region VI/Central District Tournament at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Mr. 400

Jack Kistler recorded victory No. 400 in his illustrious career when the host Lady Eagles defeated Oxford 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the Class 2-1A Regional Tournament.


Oh, so close

OVERLAND PARK — Junior Menley Westhoff scored the winning run on an error with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday afternoon, leading the Arkansas City High School softball team to a 7-6 walk-off triumph against St. Thomas Aquinas in the semifinals of the Class 5A No. 2 Regional playoffs at Blue Valley Southwest High School.

The long drive to Overland Park, the extra-inning game and Blue Valley Southwest’s relatively easy 16-1 trouncing of Kansas City-Turner all likely contributed to Ark City’s 5-0 loss to the host Timberwolves in the championship game later Monday.

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