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HS Sports Digest – 5/11

Pat StrathmanMay 11, 2021


Salina Central swept Valley Center 4-1, 5-2. In game one, Central fell behind 1-0 after the first. The Mustangs broke the game open with a run in the third, fourth, and two in the fifth. Jaxon Kolzow was 2-for-3 with two runs. Caden Kickhaefer was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Kade Cyre threw 6 1/3 innings, gave up five hits, one run, and struck out two. Salina Central plated four runs in the third in game two to take control. Kickhaefer was 1-for-2 with two RBI. Nick Clayson tossed 5 1/3 frames, scattered three hits and two runs.

Andover Central won both games versus Salina South 1-0, 5-3.

Sacred Heart swept Beloit 8-1, 11-10. The Trojans were limited to two hits in the opener. Evan Bogart set the tone with seven strikeouts in five innings. Bogart also logged four RBI. The nightcap was back-and-forth. Beloit grabbed a 9-5 advantage after scoring five in the fifth. Sacred Heart answered with four runs in the sixth. Beloit jumped ahead 10-9 with a run in the seventh, but Sacred Heart scored two in the bottom half to get the walkoff win. Jacob Gormley had three hits and drove in three.

Smoky Valley fell to Haven 2-0, 5-0.

Ell-Saline split with Bennington. Ell-Saline won the opener 9-8. Bennington and Ell-Saline combined for 10 runs in the second. Bennington took the lead with two runs in the fourth before three runs by Ell-Saline to get the win. Kayden Goddard was 1-for-3 with three RBI and a run. Bennington took the series finale 6-5. Bennington led 5-1 after four innings. Ell-Saline tied it up in the sixth before Bennington grabbed the lead for good in the seventh. Kade Wilson was 3-for-4 with three RBI.


Salina Central lost to Valley Center 8-0, 8-3.

Salina South defeated Hays 14-4 and Andover Central 2-0. Salina South pounded out 17 hits against the Indians. Chana Wolfe and Lainey Howard each drove in three. Jenna Henderson threw all five innings and recorded four strikeouts. Wolfe was exceptional in the nightcap. Wolfe struck out eight and gave up three hits in a complete game shutout. Emily Anderson drove in both runs for South.

Smoky Valley lost to Haven 11-1, 7-0.

Ell-Saline swept Bennington 9-1, 16-1. In the opener, Raleigh Kramer scattered five hits in seven innings, striking out 10. She recorded her 100th strikeout of the season in the process. Sadie Bradley registered four hits and had three RBI. Kramer had four hits and three RBI in the nightcap. Raynee Hardesty also had three RBI.

Girls Soccer

Salina Central defeated Ark City 10-0. Callie Sanborn scored six of the 10 goals for Central.

Salina South edged Campus 1-0. Jayden McLaughlin recorded her seventh shutout in the net. Anahyssa Nash scored the lone goal.

Boys Golf

NCAA Championship
Sacred Heart 303, Ellsworth 376, Southeast of Saline 377, Republic County 381, Minneapolis 435.

Place Name School Score
1 Caleb Gilliland-12 Salina Sacred Heart 73
2 Nate Elmore-11 Salina Sacred Heart 76
3 Hunter Newell-9 Salina Sacred Heart 77
T3 Mikey Matteucci-9 Salina Sacred Heart 77
5 Walker Tuttle-9 Salina Sacred Heart 78
6 Jack Elmore-12 Salina Sacred Heart 84
7 Dylan Esch-9 Southeast of Saline 85
8 Gannon Couture-9 Republic County 88
T8 Avery Haxton-12 Ellsworth 88
10 Dalton Bunch-11 Southeast of Saline 89
11 Jonathan Dyke-11 Republic County 90
12 Wyatt Bohnen-9 Ellsworth 93
13 Joel Huffaker-9 Southeast of Saline 95
14 Will Cravens-9 Ellsworth 97
15 Parker McGowan-12 Ellsworth 98
16 Jason Marrs-9 Salina Sacred Heart 99
T16 Austin Barton-11 Republic County 99
18 Morgan Newell-12 Salina Sacred Heart 101
19 Hayden Lott-11 Minneapolis 103
T19 Dayton LaDuke-12 Ellsworth 103
21 Rowdy Dunn-11 Ellsworth 104
T21 Trey Melton-10 Republic County 104
23 Adam Reed-12 Minneapolis 107
24 Kayson Lilley-10 Southeast of Saline 108
25 Tyler Blake-11 Minneapolis 111
26 Matthew Redden-10 Southeast of Saline 113
27 Austin Scrivner-9 Republic County 114
T27 Liam Nichols-10 Minneapolis 114
29 Kaden Lambeth-11 Southeast of Saline 117
30 Ryan Beavers-10 Republic County 118
T30 August Hulse-11 Minneapolis 118
32 Brock Constable-11 Minneapolis 119
33 Garner Grauerholz-12 Beloit 120
T33 Avery Holecek-9 Ellsworth 120
35 Toby Weems-11 Southeast of Saline 124
36 Electra Krone-11 Beloit 137

AVCTL-II Championship
Eisenhower 316, Andover Central 319, Andover 335, Ark City 340, Salina Central 341, Valley Center 342, Goddard 366.

Salina Central Results
William Ryan, 81, T8th
Collister Ryan, 84, T13th
Nolan Foley, 88, T21st
Chris O’Connor, 88, T21st
Braeden Foley, 93, T32nd
Samuel Payne, 94, T34th

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