MHS volleyball team ranked No. 3

By Steve Sell
August 24, 2016

McPherson High’s volleyball team, which was last year’s Class 4A Division I state runner-up, opens the season ranked No. 3 by the Kansas Volleyball Association.

The Bullpups, who open their season Saturday at Hutchinson in a 16-team tournament, trail defending champion Bishop Miege and Abilene.

Louisburg at No. 4 and Basehor-Linwood at No. 5 round out the upper half. Rose Hill is No. 6, with Andale, DeSoto, Andover Central and Ulysses completing the Top 10.

In Class 4A Division II, Smoky Valley is No. 8. Hayden is No. 1, while also ahead of the Vikings are Concordia, Kingman, Frontenac, Rock Creek, Santa Fe Trail and Girard. Baxter Springs is right behind Smoky Valley at No. 9 with Clay Center rounding out the Top 10. 

Hesston is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, trailing only Silver Lake.

Here are the complete rankings:

• Class 6A •

1. Blue Valley West

2. Olathe Northwest

3. Blue Valley Northwest

4. Blue Valley North

5. Blue Valley

6. Olathe East

7. Shawnee Mission East

8. Washburn Rural

9. Lawrence Free State

10. Manhattan

• Class 5A •

1. Shawnee Heights

2. St. James Academy

3. St. Thomas Aquinas

4. Lansing

5. Emporia

6. Newton

7. Goddard Eisenhower

8. Andover

9. Maize

10. Topeka Seaman

• Class 4A – Division 1 •

1. Bishop Miege 

2. Abilene

3. McPherson

4. Louisburg

5. Basehor-Linwood

6. Rose Hill

7. Andale

8. DeSoto

9. Andover Central

10. Ulysses

• Class 4A – Division 2 •

1. Topeka Hayden

2. Concordia

3. Kingman

4. Frontenac

5. Rock Creek

6. Santa Fe Trail 

7. Girard

8. Smoky Valley

9. Baxter Springs

10. Clay Center

• Class 3A •

1. Silver Lake

2. Hesston

3. Cheney

4. Southeast of Saline

5. Garden Plain

6. Wellsville

7. Douglass

8. Beloit

9. Thomas More Prep-Marian

10. Marion

• Class 2A •

1. Central Plains

2. Heritage Christian

3. St. Mary’s Colgan

4. Valley Falls

5. Jefferson County North

6. Washington County

7. Kiowa County

8. Smith Center

9. Oswego

10. Bishop Seabury

• Class 1A – Division 1 •

1. Goessel

2. Centralia

3. Waverly

4. Hanover

5. LaCrosse

6. Hoxie

7. Flinthills

8. Otis-Bison

9. St. Paul

10. Thunder Ridge

• Class 1A – Division 2 •

1. Wheatland-Grinnell

2. Dighton

3. Logan

4. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton

5. Axtell

6. Northern Valley

7. Attica

8. Sylvan-Lucas

9. Norwich

10. Fowler

Tough opener for MHS netters

By Steve Sell
August 24, 2016

McPherson High girls tennis coach Tyler Brown will get a legitimate read on his team in its very first match.

The Bullpups open the season Thursday in the eight-team Hesston Invitational. The field includes several teams that are expected to contend for state honors.

MHS tied for third in Class 4A last year and is ranked No. 2 in the preseason. Smoky Valley is ranked as one of the “teams to watch.”

Hesston is the defending Class 3-2-1A state champion, while Buhler has been a perennial Class 4A power.

Other teams are Abilene, Haven, Maize South and Trinity Academy.

“Hesston will be a fun meet and a true test to see how we stack up,” Brown said. “Hesston is ranked No. 1 in 3-2-1A and there are several other great teams there that could be in our regional.  So it’s a great meet to see how we match up.”

The Bullpups will send out Ellea Ediger, Rachel Ivers, Maisie Edmonson, Heidi Myers, Taylor Bruce and Ashley Achilles. Ediger and Ivers were second in the state in doubles last year, while Edmonson made state doubles with the graduated Cassidy Corrigan.

TC men's golf nearing the end

By Steve Sell
August 24, 2016

Turkey Creek’s Men’s Golf League is down to its Final Four in its respective divisions.

Here are the matchups:

• Blue Division I — Treg Fawl-Derek Burgan vs. John Hastert-Gary Hess; Kelly Sorenson-Alan Porter vs. Jamie Piper-Chad Alexander.

• Blue Division II — James Nelson-Steve Steffes vs. John Behrens-Jack Behrens; Rick Leicht-Paul Leicht vs. Eric VanCampen-Bret Reynolds.

• White Division I — Dennis Shaw-Rich Penner vs. Jerry Grant-Lowell Schmidt; Tim Swartzendruber-Keith Janzen vs. Don James-Chad James

• White Division II — Joe Julias-Mike Davies vs. Todd Wann-Don Newton; Mike Cavanaugh-James Everhart vs. Kyle Kruszynski-Trent Timson

• Season Skins Winners •

• Blue I: 2 skins, John Hastert - 2 on No. 5, Jamie Piper 2 on No. 15, $55 each

• Blue II: 4 skins, James Nelson 3 on No. 4, Matt Anderson 3 on No. 5, Cary Steiner 3 on No. 11, Tom Goldsmith 2 on No. 13, $30 each

• White I: 3 skins, Joe Border - 3 on No. 1, Don James - 2 on No. 6, Chad Clark - 4 on No. 9, $40 each

• White II: 1 skin, Todd Wann - 2 on No. 6, $120 

Skin money can be picked up the Turkey Creek clubhouse.

Nearly 100 players took part in the league this summer.

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