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Arkansas City High School junior Halie Brown takes aim in the javelin in 2017 at the Arkansas City Invitational at Bulldog Stadium. Brown threw the spear 145 feet even, more than 36 feet farther than the runner-up.

An abundance of gold medals stayed in Cowley County after the results of the Arkansas City Invitational track and field concluded Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

The host Lady Bulldogs kept the team gold medal at home, scoring 151 points, easily topping runner-up Haysville-Campus (108 1/2) in the eight-team meet.

ACHS junior Halie Brown was the lone local competitor to win multiple gold medals in individual competition, collecting two golds and two silver medals.

Brown threw the discus 113 feet, 3 inches and tossed the javelin 145 feet even to win both events.

Winfield sophomore Matt Everett won the boys discus, throwing the orb 135-3.

Senior Taran Taylor gave the Bulldogs a sweep in the javelin, tossing the spear 184-10 to win the boys event.

Both 100-meter dash gold medals stayed local.

ACHS freshman Spirit Frazier captured gold in the girls race in 13.48 seconds. WHS freshman Ethan Owen won the boys 100 in 11.45 seconds.

Ark City senior Frankie Adams took the girls 300 hurdles in 49.77 seconds.

Winfield sophomore John Kaiser won the 800 in 2:05.9.

The 4x100 relay gold medals stayed local, as well. The Lady Bulldogs took the girls in 55.91, while the Vikings won the boys in 44.66.

Winfield also won the girls 4x100 throwers relay in 59.35.


WHS wins hot dog meet

The Winfield High School girls swim team used Friday afternoon’s dual with Haysville-Campus at Senior Night, in recognition of Bri Hutto, the lone senior on the team.

The Lady Vikings won eight of 12 events, including a sweep of the three relays, winning the “Hot Dog” meet 162-146 in the White P.E. Building on the campus of Southwestern College.

In the final event of the meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay team handily won in 4 minutes, 13.53 seconds. 

Hutto teamed with junior Kayla Wampler, sophomore Megan Dougherty and freshman Emaleigh Martin to punch their tickets to the Big Show by nearly 14 seconds.

The Lady Vikings were victorious in the opener, as well. Hutto, McClure, Walmper and junior McKia Lemon teamed to win the 200 medley relay in 2:08.97.

Dougherty, McClure, Lemon and Martin made up the winning 200 free relay (1:55.65).

Wampler and McClure each captured a pair of gold medals in individual competition.

Wampler won the 100 butterfly in 1:12.37 in the sixth event, caught her breath during the 100 free, then jumped back into the water to take the grueling 500 free in 6:19.85.

McClure took the 50 free in 28.01 and won the 100 backstroke in 1:10.16.


Lady Tigers reach 40

The No. 17-ranked Cowley College softball team wrapped up its home schedule Friday with a pair of run-rule victories against the Friends University junior varsity at Lady Tigers Field. The Lady Tigers needed just five innings to win both games 14-2 and 15-0.

The Lady Tigers (40-13) banged out 32 hits in the twinbill while improving their winning streak to eight. They finished 21-3 at home.

Sophomore first baseman Jolona Shield homered twice and drove in five runs in the opener. Freshman Lindsay Webb added her eighth home run, while sophomore Emilee Baker went 4 for 4 with four stolen bases and four runs.

Fellow sophomores Carly Gum and Morgan Kirk combined to go 4 for 7 with five RBI.

Lady Vikes sweep

Aleigha Gale tossed a five-hit shutout Monday afternoon, leading the Winfield High School softball team to a 9-0 victory against Mulvane and a sweep of their nonleague doubleheader at the Broadway Recreation Complex.

Winfield took the opener 7-5.

Gale struck out nine and walked just one in the circle. Winfield played error-free defense.

Haley Gedrose tripled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, sparking a five run inning. After a walk to Tessa Ruggles, Gale singled home a run and Bailey Phillips singled to load the bases. Byerley promptly unloaded them, driving an 0-1 pitch for a three-run double.


Home cooking

The Winfield High School girls swim team held its annual Winfield Cookout Meet on Friday at the White P.E. Building on the campus of Southwestern University.

The Lady Vikings cruised to the team title, outscoring both Haysville-Campus and Wichita South.

Winfield won 10 of 11 non-diving events, including 1-2-3 sweeps in four events.

The Lady Vikings swept the three relays, with their “B” team finishing second in the 400-yard free relay.


League meets

VALLEY CENTER — Arkansas City High School junior Pierce Klaassen took home the silver medal in the singles tourney Monday at the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division II Championships. coming up just short of a league title.

Winfield High School senior Gavin Crowe advanced to the championship match at No. 1 singles Monday at the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III-IV Championships at the Riverside Tennis Center.


Second for Tigers

LIBERAL — The nationally-ranked Cowley College men’s and women’s tennis teams came up just short Saturday in the quest for Region titles, as both teams finished second to host Seward County at the Region VI Championships.


Builders second, too

TOPEKA — The Southwestern College men’s and women’s tennis teams came up short last weekend at the KCAC Championships.

The SC men fell 5-4 to Ottawa on Friday, while the Lady Builders. lost 5-3 to McPherson on Saturday in the semifinals at the Kossover Tennis Center.

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