Sports

Thu
18
Apr
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Hanover Wildcats Track & Field

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Members of the Hanover boys track team are, front row, from left, Philip Doebele, Matthew Schroller, Braelan Stallbaumer, Taegen Schwartz, Tyler Bonser; back, Emmitt Jueneman, Jacob Klipp, Jacob Jueneman, Thomas Atkins, Colin Jueneman, Keagan Dimler. Not pictured, Daiken Stallbaumer, Pete Peters, Carter Bruna.

The Hanover girls won the Class 1A state track championship last year for the first time in school history and now head coach Kim Lohse said both the girls’ and boys’ teams have goals to compete on the state level again.

The Wildcats will be led by several athletes who return as current school record holders. Macy Doebele has the triple jump record and shares the 4x100 meter relay record with teammates Tianna Lohse, MaKenna Jueneman and Teaghan Zabokrtsky. Pete Peters has the high jump record.

 

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Wed
10
Apr
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Zach Bruna seventh to start golf season

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Hanover’s Macy Doebele and Carter Bruna, below right, and Clifton-Clyde’s Kalista Hubert, top right, competed in the Northeast Kansas All-Star game recently at Highland Community College. There was a significant Twin Valley League presence in the games. Results were not available.

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Photos by MARIE BRUNA and JULIE DOEBELE

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Hanover’s Zach Bruna led all local golfers on April 2 at Cedar Hills Golf Course with a seventh place finish in the season’s first meet. He scored a 90 in 18 holes. Pepe Cardenas, of Washington County and Dawson Sedlacek, of Hanover, tied for 10th after shooting 95’s. Nate Luppen, of Hanover, was 22nd .

As a team, Hanover placed fourth, with a score of 408.

 

 

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Wed
10
Apr
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Eagles take six golds at Bennington meet

The Clifton-Clyde boys were second and the girls were third in a 12-team meet on April 5 at Bennington. This was the Eagles’ first meet of the season. On the boys side, Brant Douglas won the 100 and high jump and was part of the winning 4x100 relay team that also include Drake Steinbrock, Aiden Rudolph and Nathan Ohlde. Tee Koch won the pole vault. The girls claimed two golds: Mallory Callihan won the shot put and Maycee Callihan won the discus.

 

 

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Wed
10
Apr
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Bentz claims three golds for WaCo

Washington County’s first meet of the season was postponed because of weather to Friday at Frankfort, but both the boys and girls had some solid performances from their athletes. The boys team placed second with 72.5 points and the girls were third with 53 points. Senior Wyatt Bentz claimed three golds and a silver with top finishes in the long and triple jumps and as part of the 4x100 relay. Junior Tyler Simmons placed first in the 800 and 3200 meter races. On the girls’ side, Natalie Harlan won the 800 and 1600, while Camryn Boykin won the 100 hurdles and Mandy Simmons won the triple jump. Athletes placing in the top six follow:

 

 

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Wed
10
Apr
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Limited squads start season for Hanover, Linn

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Linn’s Ricardo Cardenas hands off to Kevin Alvarado in the 4x100 relay. They placed sixth as a team.

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Hanover’s Jacob Jueneman took second in the 800 and third in the 1600 at the season-opening Valley Heights meet on April 2.

Hanover and Linn started their track and field season on April 2 with diminished numbers as a result of several athletes participating in an FBLA event on the same day as the meet, which was at Valley Heights. The Hanover boys placed fifth as a team with 49 points. The Linn boys were 11th with 16 points. No girls for either team placed high enough to score points. Full results are listed on e-edition bonus pages, which is free for subscribers.

 

 

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Thu
04
Apr
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Donkey ball event has near sell-out crowd

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The Washington County Booster Club hosted donkey basketball Friday night in the high school gym. An estimated 700 to 800 people attended; the 500 pre-sale tickets sold out. The event featured teachers, students, alumni and local business owners who attempted to play basketball while riding uncooperative donkeys. Student Lauren Simmons, above right, and PE teacher Doug Thompson, above left, attempted to drag their stubborn donkeys after a loose ball. Players had to ride -- or hold the leads of -- their donkeys during the game.

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This was one of many of USD 108 physical education teacher Doug Thompson’s many failed attempts at getting onto his donkey. He would get up on one side and slide off the other.

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Garrett Stewart, above, fell from his bucking miniature donkey during the second round of games. Several people were unseated from their donkeys during the games.

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After many attempts to get onto his uncooperative donkey Dustin Rogge threw a leg over the animal so that he could become an eligible passer. Players were required to be on their donkeys to travel down the court, pass or shoot the ball.

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Teacher Bobbi Smith had an open shot because defenders were stuck at the other end of the court on stubborn donkeys.

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Thu
28
Mar
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Local athletes named to allstate teams

Macy Doebele, Hanover senior, was named to the All-State third team overall in Kansas and All-State first team in Class 1A by the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle.

Other local players making the Capital-Journal’s Class 1A all-state teams were:

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Honorable mention – Jaysie bowser, junior, Clifton-Clyde; Tianna Lohse, junior, Hanover;

 

 

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Wed
20
Mar
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Rotary Radio Days is Friday

The 32nd annual Rotary Radio Days is Friday, March 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. People can listen on KCLY 100.9, local TV channel 95 or go to Washington Bowl for food and a silent auction. Washington Bowl will have $1 a game bowling during the event.

Money from this year’s annual fundraiser will be donated to KSDS, Polio-Plus and the new dog park in Washington.

 

 

 

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Wed
20
Mar
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Donkey basketball coming March 29

Donkey Basketball is coming to Washington High School on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Two four-on-four basketball games will be played featuring Washington County faculty, alumni, students and people from local businesses. The players will navigate the court on donkeyback. The event is a fundraiser for the USD 108 Booster Club.

The professional donkey ball animals, which come from Wisconsin, wear special rubber shoes that protect the gym floor as they carry their helmet-clad players up and down the court.

Kids ages 12 and under with a paid admission ticket can have a free donkey ride before the game. Tickets for the donkey basketball games are $7 in advance and $10 at the door and can be purchased from several locations in Washington as well as in Greenleaf, Linn and Hanover. See ad on this page for ticket locations.

 

Wed
13
Mar
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Wildcats give six-time champ their strongest challenge yet

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Senior Macy Doebele drives around a Central Plains player. She averaged a double-double at the tourney.

The Hanover girls found themselves in the state championship game for the third year in a row on Saturday in Dodge City. Though the Hanover girls were the two-time defending state champions in Class 1A-Div. 1, their Class 1A state championship game opponent was the Central Plains Oilers, who were the five-time defending Class 2A state champions.

Hanover was competitive in the first half, only trailing 21-27 at the break, before Central Plains pulled ahead to win 52-34 over the Lady Wildcats. This is the closest game the Oilers have had all season. Their six-straight state championships is a record.

Hanover struggled with shooting efficiency in the game, making just 24.4 percent of their shots and going 0/8 in the second half with 3-pointers. Central Plains shot 37.5 percent and made 15 of 16 free throws.

Hanover 10 11 3 10 34 Central Plains 12 15 11 14 52

Points – Doebele 15, Lohse 9, E. Bruna 6, Hynek 2, Hendrickson 1, Stallbaumer 1.

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