There was no place like home Friday for Winfield High School senior Gavin Crowe.
Crowe, the lone senior on the young Vikings, captured the singles championship at the eight-team Winfield Invitational at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center.
Crowe opened with an 8-0 pasting of Wellington’s James Hinman and defeated Dakota Caudle of Pittsburg 8-3.
He advanced to the title match with an 8-2 victory against Logan Payne of Independence before taking the title with an 8-3 victory against Devin McAfee of Pittsburg.
Winfield’s No. 1 doubles team of juniors Zach Butler and and Tayton Donham bounced back from an 8-5 quarterfinal loss to the Maize South duo of Braden Reichenberger and Clay Hardin to claim fifth place by winning their final two matches to finish with a 3-1 record.
Butler and Donham capped their day with an 8-0 shutout of the Pittsburg tandem of James Richey and Pat Sullivan.
Bulldogs sweep Ike
Pitching again led the Arkansas City High School baseball team Friday in an AV-CTL D-II doubleheader sweep of Goddard-Eisenhower at City Ball Park.
Senior Hunter O’Toole notched a complete-game two-hit shutout to win the opener 3-0. Junior Garrett VanDeventer and senior Cade Gonzales combined on a four-hitting to take the nightcap 8-1.
O’Toole (3-0) struck out 12 and walked just one in his gem. The walk and the error both happened in the top of the first inning, and O’Toole retired the next eight batters before Andrew Nuessen broke up the no-hitter with a one-out single in the fourth. Brogan Sipp followed with a single, but O’Toole struck out the next two batters to escape the jam and proceeded to retire the final 11 batters of the game.
The Horsemen ride
HAYSVILLE — The Arkansas City High School boys track and field team continued its assault on the 4x400-meter relay Friday at the Campus Invitational.
Dubbed, “The Four Horsemen,” seniors Enthony Banks, Jordan Wilson and Jake Beeson, along with junior AJ Wilson, won the event in 3 minutes, 25.68 seconds. They finished more than five seconds ahead of a team from the host Colts (3:30.84).
Arkansas City High School freshman Trent Sutherland took home the fourth-place medal Friday at the Arkansas City Invitational boys golf meet at Winfield Country Club.
Sutherland needed 40 strokes on the front nine, but a 37 on the backside kept him in contention. He finished five strokes back with a 77.
Split for Lady Cards
LONGTON — The South Haven High School softball team split a South Central Border League doubleheader Friday against Elk Valley/Fredonia.
The visiting Lady Cardinals took the opener 10-6, but dropped the nightcap 10-9.
South Haven managed just two runs in winning the opener, taking advantage of five walks, two hit batsmen and several errors.
Sophomore Brittney Byers walked twice and scored three runs for the Lady Cardinals in the opener.
All Bulldogs at Ike
GODDARD — It was all Arkansas City at the Eisenhower Invitational boys tennis tournament Monday.
The Bulldogs didn’t just win the team title — they swept the four entries.
Senior Pierce Klaassen, who eclipsed the 100-win plateau in his four-year career Saturday at the Salina Central Invitational, dropped just one game at Eisenhower, beating three of his opponents 8-0 and the fourth 8-1.
Frankie Velasquez went 4-0 at No. 2 singles, giving up just three games entering their final match of the day, an 8-5 triumph against Braxton Roy of Eisenhower.
Braden Hilario and Kolby Klotz teamed at No. 1 doubles.
Patrick McGee and Conner Hoag teamed for the first time, dropping just six games while going 4-0.
No-no for Catlin
OXFORD — Cedar Vale/Dexter junior Devin Catlin needed just three innings to toss a complete-game no-hitter Monday afternoon in the Spartans’ 17-0 victory at Oxford in Walter Johnson League baseball action.
The Spartans swept the twinbill with a 17-3 victory in the nightcap to clinch at least a tie for the WJL regular-season title.
Catlin (5-0) came within a second-inning walk to Hunter Norland of a perfect game, and recorded all nine outs via strikeout. He lowered his ERA to 0.58 and has struck out 47 this season.
Sweep for Lady Vikes
MULVANE — Winfield High School junior Aleigha Gale notched a complete-game two-hit shutout Monday afternoon in the second game of a nonleague doubleheader, leading the Lady Vikings to a 19-0 trouncing of Mulvane and a sweep of the twinbill.
Winfield took the opener 25-11.
Gale needed only four innings to shut down the Lady Wildcats. She finished with nine strikeouts and one walk, and her only blemishes were a pair of singles by Kaydran Russell. Gale retired eight in a row in between the singles, and struck out the side in the third inning.
OXFORD — Udall High School sophomore Emma Enderud combined to allow just three hits Monday afternoon in a South Central Border League doubleheader sweep of Sedan.
The Lady Eagles took the opener 16-2 in 4 1/2 innings and won the nightcap 17-2 in just three innings.
Enderud (8-5) notched a two-hitter in the opener, striking out five. She was even more dominant in the nightcap, recording seven strikeouts in a one-hitter.
Aubrey Eilers was a perfect 3 for 3 with a double in the opener. Laurynn Jones was 2 for 3 with a double, and Miranda Mercer and Madison Loos added two hits apiece.
Sutherland is tops
DERBY — Arkansas City High School debuted as a full boys golf team for the first time Monday at the Derby Invitational.
Whether that had any effect on sophomore Trent Sutherland and senior Jace Womack remains to be seen.
Sutherland captured the meet title with a 77, while Womack placed a season-best fifth with an 85 at the eight-team meet.