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Cowley College freshman Ashton Friend tossed a no-hitter in the nightcap of a 2018 Jayhawk East doubleheader at Fort Scott. Friend shut down the Lady Greyhounds on a lone walk in the five-inning 8-0 gem.

FORT SCOTT — Cowley College freshman Ashton Friend tossed a no-hitter in the Lady Tigers’ 8-0 run-rule victory Monday in the second game of a Jayhawk East doubleheader.

The No. 5-ranked Lady Tigers took the opener 7-1.

Friend (10-4) retired the first 11 batters she faced in the nightcap and allowed only a two-out walk to Aimee Wimp. Friend struck out two.

 

Power surge

WELLINGTON — Winfield High School senior Abby Cantrell homered and went the distance in the circle Monday afternoon, leading the Lady Vikings to a 9-7 triumph in the opener of a nonleague doubleheader at Wellington.

Cantrell stepped to the plate and drove the first pitch she saw for a three-run home run.

Senior Bailey Phillips had three hits in support of a solid outing by sophomore pitcher Aleigha Gale in Winfield’s 10-2 victory in the nightcap.

 

Doubly good

WICHITA — Sophomores Braden Hilario and Conner Hoag captured the No. 2 doubles title, going 3-0 on the day for the Arkansas City High School boys tennis team Saturday at the Wichita Collegiate Tournament.

Hilario and Hoag defeated the Eisenhower duo of Adam Brown and Jacob Abel 8-6 in the title match, improving to 5-2 this season as a tandem.

 

Sister act

HOWARD — The Udall Lady Eagles combined for 43 runs on 15 hits Monday afternoon in a South Central Border League doubleheader sweep at West Elk.

The Lady Eagles (10-0, 10-0 SCBL) remained perfect by winning the opener 24-1 and taking the nightcap 19-0, both in three innings.

Senior Chloe Enderud (5-0) tossed a one-hitter in the opener, and was matched by little sister Emma Enderud, who notched a one-hit shutout in the nightcap.

Chloe Enderud struck out four, while Emma Enderud struck out eight.

 

Double no-nos

LAWRENCE — Three Cowley College softball pitchers combined to no-hit the University of Kansas Club team in both games of a doubleheader Saturday. The Lady Tigers won the opener 15-0 before run-ruling the Jayhawks 18-0 in the nightcap.

Freshman Logan Wenzel (20-3), the nation’s leader in wins, recorded her 20th victory of the season. She retired all nine batters she faced in the opener before giving way to freshman Randi Hamilton, who struck out four in two innings. The duo struck out nine in the combined no-hitter.

Freshman Kaci Hilty (10-6) mowed down the KU batters in the circle, striking out nine of the 12 batters she faced.

 

Run-rule sweep

The Cowley College baseball team swept Highland on Saturday at City Ball Park.

The Tigers took the opener 10-0 and won the nightcap 13-2, completing a four-game series sweep.

Garrett Hudson (6-2) notched a complete-game, three-hit shutout in the opener that only went 4 1/2 innings due to the run rule. Hudson struck out six and walked just one.

Bret Fehr added a solo homer in the bottom of the second and Connor Litton added a two-run double in a six-run fourth inning.

Fehr and Litton combined to go 4 for 6 with five runs and four runs batted in. Brooks Zimmerman added a pair of hits and Dalton Dinkel drove in three.

Jacob Means, who went 2 for 2 with four RBI, hit a two-run homer in a six-run first and the Tigers took advantage of four walks and three hit batters in the inning of the nightcap.

 

Records fall

WICHITA — The Cowley College track and field teams broke four school records while also winning three events in the weekend KT Woodman Invitational on the campus of Wichita State University.

Cowley sophomore Courtney Griffiths broke Dijanna Kojic’s school record in the 1,500-meter run with an event-winning time of 4 minutes, 46.01 seconds.

Freshman Kaitlyn TerBush broke the school record in the 3,000 steeplechase while qualifying in 11:45.16.

Cowley sophomore Isaiah Evans won the men’s discus with a throw of 169 feet, 9 inches.

The final record was set by the men’s discus and shuttle hurdle relay team of Parker Ray, Mace Metcalf, Stephen Muckenthaler and Luke Kuffler, who finished fourth in 1:08.29.

 

Made for walkin’

A keen eye at the plate complimented the Arkansas City High School baseball team’s pitching prowess in an AV-CTL D-II doubleheader sweep Tuesday afternoon against Valley Center at City Ball Park.

The Bulldogs (6-4, 4-4 AV-CTL D-II) drew a combined 27 walks to defeat the Hornets 17-7 in the opener and 16-6 in the nightcap.

 

Another sweep

The Arkansas City High School softball team completed its second consecutive AV-CTL D-II doubleheader sweep Tuesday afternoon.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated Valley Center 13-10 in the opener and took the nightcap 9-6.

Senior Kelsey Daniel continued her torrid hitting, smacking home runs in both games of the twinbill.

Daniel hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the third inning of the opener, and connected on a three-run shot in the fourth inning of the nightcap. Daniel went a combined 6 for 7 with a walk, five runs and five RBI. She finished 3 for 3 with a walk and scored three runs in the nightcap.

 

Round-tripping

EL DORADO — The Cowley College baseball team, fresh off of moving up to No. 10 in the national rankings, hit a season-high six home runs Tuesday in an 11-5 victory at Butler.

Cowley freshmen Cade Stephens and Tyler Halstead each homered twice, and sophomores Cody Milligan and Parker Dunn bot hit solo shots.

 

Border Queen champs

CALDWELL — The Central of Burden boys and Udall girls captured team titles Tuesday afternoon at the 2019 Border Queen Invitational track and field meet at Caldwell High School.

The Raiders won four individual gold medals and one relay, finishing with 91 points to top runner-up Norwich (84) and third-place Udall (77 1/2) in the 14-team meet.

The Lady Eagles duplicated the feat with four individual golds and one relay, scoring 101 points to edge the host Lady Bluejays (99) by two points. Norwich (94) was third.

Senior Clayton Cook led the Raiders with a pair of gold medals.

Cook threw the discus a season-best 137 feet, 10 inches to win that event, and reached  a season-best heave of 48-2 1/2 to win the shot put. He was runner-up in the javelin (145-4).

Senior Hunter Rierson cleared a season-best 11-8 to capture the gold medal in the pole vault.

Junior Challen Jimenez led the Raiders to a 1-2 finish in the boys 3,200-meter run. Jimenez finished in 11 minutes, 32.55 seconds in a near-photo finish with senior teammate Clark Loewer, who was runner-up in both the 3,200 (11:32.85) and 1,600 (5:05.12).

Senior Joshua Fielder collected three gold medals in individual competition, while junior Elexis Bates headed home with a pair of golds.

Fielder won the 400-meter run in 52 seconds flat, and leaper 20 feet, 1 inch to win the long jump. He set a season high in the triple jump with a leap of 44-2 1/2.

Bates swept the long-distance events, winning the 1,600 in a season-best 6:24.19 and taking the 3,200 in 14:30.37.

Senior Whitney Leiblie was tops in the girls high jump, setting an area season-best by clearing 5-2.

Senior Corbin Goodson also set the bar among the eight area high school teams by leaping 33-1 to win the triple jump.

The Eagles swept the 4x400 relays, the boys winning in 3:43.57 and the Lady Eagles tops in 4:39.56.

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