More All-League accolades roll in

Udall High School senior Kierston Tharp was one of seven Lady Eagles named to the all-league team in 2017 in voting by South Central Border League coaches, four on the first team.

The Udall Lady Eagles, who came within one run of a Class 2-1A Regional championship, placed seven players on the South Central Border League all-league team, as voted by league coaches.

The Lady Eagles finished with a 16-5 record, 12-4 in SCBL, after falling to league champion Sedan 12-11 in the Regional title game.

Udall senior Kierston Tharp was joined on the all-league first team by juniors Chloe Enderud, Kyleigh Poss and Kamren Holmes.

The South Haven Lady Cardinals, who tied for third in the league with an 11-5 mark, placed six on the all-league team.

South Haven seniors Sara Wilson and Shianne Howell were joined on the first team by sophomore Cynae Wiley.

Cedar Vale/Dexter senior Julie Ridgeway earned a first-team nod, as did Central of Burden sophomore Makenna Foley.

Catie Sheldon represented Oxford on the first team.

Udall senior Shelby Mann, junior Shyann Reid and sophomore Madison Loos received honorable mention.

South Haven’s honorable mentions were seniors Carolyn Culp, Summer Moncivais and Alaina Resendez.

Cedar Vale/Dexter saw senior Hunter Ferguson, junior Haily Grantham and freshman Riley Ferguson earn honorable mention.

Erin Gaither and Saige Sloan of Oxford received honorable mention, as well.


Underclass phenoms

Arkansas City High School placed two players on the second team in voting by Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division II softball coaches.

Sophomore center fielder Kirsten Birdwell was named to the second team. Freshman Alexis Boone, a pitcher-infielder, also received a second-team nod.

Juniors Abbey Legleiter and Chevelle Sartin, along with sophomore Kelsey Daniel and freshman Braylee Ruyle, all earned honorable mention.


DH split

The Arkansas City Post 18 American Legion baseball team recorded just three hits in the nightcap of a home-opening doubleheader Tuesday night against Andover Central at the ACHS Sports Complex. But the Black Diamonds took advantage of eight walks and one key error to post a 10-5 victory and gain a split of the twinbill.

Andover Central took the opener 5-4.

All-SCBL haul

The Udall Lady Eagles, who captured league and regional titles and took a 23-0 record into the KSHSAA Class 2-1A State Tournament, reaped the benefits of a successful season with seven all-league nominations in voting by South Central Border League softball coaches, five on the first team.

Three recent graduates, Chloe Enderud, Kyleigh Poss and Shyann Reid, were among Udall’s first-teamers. They were joined by junior Madison Loos and freshman Emma Enderud.

South Haven grad Tiffany Liersemann and junior Cynae Wiley earned first-team status for the Lady Cardinals.

Recent Oxford grad McKenna Vaughn earned all-league first-team status. Central of Burden saw Shaylie Hamilton and Makenna Foley placed on the first team. Cedar Vale/Dexter’s Emma Speer earned a first-team nod.

Cedar Vale/Dexter placed two on honorable mention, Riley Ferguson and Jacinda Call. Central’s Whitley Liebau and Cerena Cady earned honorable mention, joining Udall sophomore Lizzy Tharp and freshman Aubrey Eilers.

South Haven senior Megan Giger and sophomore Brittney Byers were honorable mentions, while Oxford’s Erin Gaither also was an honorable mention.

WJL stars

Oxford High School, which was ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2-1A during part of the baseball season, led area schools with six athletes on the Walter Johnson League All-League team.

Camren Clements and Dakota Mitchell, both recent graduates at Oxford, were named to the first team as pitchers.

Cal Shimkus and Dalton Silhan, two more recent grads at Oxford, were named to the first team as position players.

Dexter High School senior Javen Killman was named to the all-league first team as a pitcher. Cedar Vale junior Jasper Young and Dexter sophomore Devin Catlin were first-team position players. Udall High School junior Joshua Fielder also was a first-team position player.

Oxford grads Henry Carter and Neil Terry received honorable mention, as did junior Braden Snyder and sophomore Arik Artherton for Cedar Vale/Dexter. Others to receive mention included Udall sophomore catcher Kyler Roberts, and Central of Burden seniors Trey Hamilton and Erasmo Vales-Fisher.


All-League lineup

Winfield High School designated player Tessa Ruggles, who will enter her senior year in the fall, was named to the all-league first team in voting by Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III softball coaches.

Recent graduates Isabella Hunt, Bailey Phillips and Taylor Byerley all earned second-team nods.

Incoming juniors Aleigha Gale and Chloe Hoffman also were all-league second-team selections.

Pitcher-second baseman Abby Cantrell earned honorable mention as a pitcher. Right fielder Ali Tate, who will enter her junior year in the fall, also earned mention.


Sutherland is All-State

Trent Sutherland, who wrapped up his freshman campaign last month as a member of the Arkansas City High School golf team, was named to the Class 4A All-State second team.

Sutherland averaged a 79.2 score for the season, with an adjusted course rating of 77.5.

Osen reaches finals

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Portland redshirt freshman and 2016 Winfield High School graduate Riley Osen ran another exceptional race Wednesday at the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Day 1 of the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Osen posted a qualifying time to advance to today’s steeplechase finals, recording another personal best of 8 minutes, 43.22 seconds to finish 11th overall and move onto the next round.


All-League soccer

Winfield High School grad Michaela Seahorn was named to the all-league first team in voting by Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III-IV girls soccer coaches.

Arkansas City High School sophomore forward Brandy Barron was named to the all-league second team in voting by Division III coaches.

Both the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Vikings saw five players earn honorable mention.

Winfield junior Emily Randall was honored at forward, and freshman midfielder Anna Ross received a nod. Juniors Sydney Russell, Kodi Salsman and Camden Humphreys all earned honorable mention as defenders for Winfield.

Recent ACHS grads Angie Ramirez and Karen Rodriguez earned mention as a midfielders for the Lady Bulldogs, joining sophomore teammate Ellie Messenger.

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