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24
Apr
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Gabryelle Gilliam clears the second hurdle

Gabryelle Gilliam clears the second hurdle on her way to a fourth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles.

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Thu
24
Apr
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Records fall at Belleville Lions meet

BY DAN THALMANN.
 
The Belleville Lions Club track meet is traditionally a popular meet for athletes and fans alike, but many commented that Tuesday’s meet at the Republic County High School track was the first in years where pleasant spring weather ruled the day. The meet always seemed to coincide with a cold front or rain or wind or all of the above, but this year’s weather was almost perfect and the performances reflected that with several meet records falling.

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Thu
17
Apr
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Clifton-Clyde seventh grade girls win division at Washington

Tiger sprinters Chance Duey, second from left, and Ke’shaun Vernon, second from right, blast out of the blocks during the 100 meter sprint.

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
WASHINGTON – Hanover hosted a six-team junior high track meet on Thursday in Washington. Valley Heights won both eighth grade divisions and the seven grade boys division while Clifton-Clyde won the seventh grade girls division.

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Thu
17
Apr
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Hot performances in cool-weather quad

The first line of hurdles is cleared in the girls’ 100 meter hurdle event. From left are Hanover’s Paige Doebele, Clifton-Clyde’s Elizabeth Nobert, Linn’s Kaylie Rahe, Washington County’s Gabryelle Gilliam and Linn’s Brooke Diederich. Gilliam won the event in 17.47 and Rahe was second.

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
WASHINGTON – It was a traditional cool weather track meet on Tuesday as the four schools in Washington County met for a quadrangular meet in Washington. The Linn girls trailed Washington County after the field events, but they came on strong with several sprinters overwhelming the field in the running events. They ended up winning with 94 points followed by Washington County with 67.5 points.

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Wed
09
Apr
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Tae Kwon Do students Ayden Olguin and Trey Padgett

Hanover Tae Kwon Do students Ayden Olguin, Hanover, and Trey Padgett, Marysville, competed in their first tae kwon do tournament Saturday at Bellevue, Neb. Olguin (right) placed fi rst in forms and third in sparring in the 8-10 year-old camo-green belt division. Padgett (left) placed third in one-steps in the 8-10 year old white-yellow belt division. Both are students of Lisa Hynek (center), who placed third in weapons in the women’s 2nd-5th degree black belt division.
 
Wed
09
Apr
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Junior high teams get cool but dry start to track season

WASHINGTON – It was a cool day for the start of junior high track season on Monday in Washington. The 11-team meet had been postponed from last Thursday and the rain held off for the duration this week, except for a few sprinkles. The Clifton-Clyde 6th and 7th grade girls team won their division. Riley County won the other three divisions.
 
Wed
09
Apr
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Linn, Hanover open track season

Linn senior sprinter Kurt Van der Merwe dominated the 100 and 200 and was the anchor leg of Linn’s gold medal 4x100 relay. The Linn boys won the fi rst meet of the season.

BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher.
 
BLUE RAPIDS – The Linn boys won the season opener track meet with eight of their nine team members scoring. They put up 111 points to win, with Valley Heights in second with 97. Chad Gross tied the school record while winning the high jump by clearing 6-5 on his first attempt. The record was set by Schuyler Peters.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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Clifton-Clyde Eagles to look at league options

BY DAN THALMANN.
 
CLYDE – The Clifton-Clyde school board plans to discuss their league affi liation at Monday night’s board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Clifton-Clyde High School. Superintendent Corey Reese said the discussion is just a continuation of the discussion held in the district four years ago. He said they formally looked at other leagues then and it is still a discussion, but he didn’t know if there was really anything to it or not. The school’s site council has also discussed leagues.

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Wed
26
Mar
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Several local athletes receive all-state basketball honors

All-class basketball teams have been released by the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle newspapers. Local
student-athletes named to the teams include: 
 
Wed
26
Mar
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Local senior athletes to compete in all-star games

Several local seniors will be playing all-star games for basketball this weekend and six local football players were invited
to an all-star football game in June. 
 

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