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Winter Homecoming

posted Feb 14, 2018, 10:00 AM by Alivia Lange

On Feb. 9, the Conway Springs High School hosted the Winter Homecoming ceremony. The candidates were seniors Christian Hedrick with Shannon Drouhard, Matthew Monsion with Rachel Walker, Ben Neises with Amanda Smith, and Colt Shobe with Kenzie Biehler. The candidates were voted on by the high school students. The king was Monsion and the queen was Biehler. The night ended with a dance and everyone celebrating the victory of the boys, as well as the girls beating the state No. one state-ranked Garden Plain Owls.

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Students talk and dance at the 2017 Winter Formal

posted Dec 6, 2017, 9:50 AM by Stephanie Brozovich   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 6:50 AM by Tamara Salisbury ]

Many students make memories as they dance and spend time with friends at the 2017 Winter Semi-Formal. “A Knight to Remember” was Saturday, Dec. 2 in the high school commons.“I attended Winter Formal this year to hang out with friends. To me, Conway feels like a second family,” senior Jacob Kautz said.

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The Cardinal Times Cryptoquip

posted Nov 21, 2017, 8:39 AM by Cassie Brozovich

Football finds first loss and hangs up cleats

posted Nov 9, 2017, 9:39 AM by Amanda Smith   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 9:59 AM ]


    In the first round of the playoffs, the Conway Springs football team faced the 1-8 Independent Panthers on Oct. 31. They went on to the defeat the Panthers 55-6, outscoring them 55-0 in the first half.

    The Cardinals also hosted the Hesston Swathers in the second round on Nov. 4 with a 7 p.m. kickoff time. The score was neck-and-neck through all four quarters, but with a last-second 24-yard field goal, the Swathers defeated the Cardinals for their first and season-ending loss. The final score was 42-45.

    “At first I didn’t think he was gonna make it, but he did,” senior running back Trenton Jones said. “We were upset at first, but then you gotta think, ‘that was a good game.’”

    Jones led the Cardinals’ rushing game once again with 166 yards off of 29 carries. His season total reached more than 2,000 yards with 14.5 yards per carry. Although he has had a huge senior year, Jones said he isn’t interested in playing at the college level.

    Defensively, junior cornerback Zachary Mercer came up big for Conway with 10 total tackles against the Swathers’ offense. He also had one reception for 47 yards and a touchdown.

    “We knew they’d be a tough team. They went to the state game last year,” he said. “But nobody wants to lose, especially when it ends your season.”

    Although the Cardinals were named Regional runner-ups, most of the boys said they believe that their season amounts to more than their one loss. After all, they have outscored their opponents 589-142 this year. Senior linebacker Andrew Friess is one of those positive players.

    “We did good, but we would’ve liked to do better. 10-1 isn’t bad though, obviously,” he said. “It was our best season of these last four years.”

Photos By Clarissa Snow

Football playoffs 10-31 and 11-4

Halloween Contest

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:34 AM by Clarissa Snow   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 9:57 AM by Tamara Salisbury ]

Edited to add: As of Nov. 1, this contest is closed. Thanks to all who participated!

Anyone who turns in all three correct answers wins a prize!

Community helps others with Cram the Van

posted Oct 11, 2017, 9:50 AM by Alivia Lange

    Cram the Van is a can donation event that goes to help the people in the community that can’t afford food all the time. It is sponsored by Wheatland Electric and put together by the high school Student Council.

“Cram the Van is a good opportunity for our community to help each other by donating nonperishable items to our local Mission Mart,” senior Colt Shobe said.

In past years the community has competed against the opposing football team’s community. This year, however, instead of competing with another school, the district competed against itself by setting a high goal of 4500 cans. The goal was exceeded with 5,070 cans donated. Because the district reached the goal, students will be released at 1 p.m. on Nov. 21.

“Without this drive, the Mission Mart would not have enough items to support everyone who needs it,” senior Lacey Pauly said. “I think it’s a great way to show that we care, and it gives people an opportunity to donate who might not have thought of doing so on their own.”

All the cans donated at Friday's game will get put into the Wheatland Electric van and sent to the Presbyterian church, where the Mission Mart is housed.

“I enjoy Cram the Van because it’s helping people, and it brings our schools together,” junior Leah Reep said.

‘The Legend Of Robin Hood… Sort Of’

posted Apr 12, 2017, 8:51 AM by Jade Leslie   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 7:57 AM by Tamara Salisbury ]

The production of “The Legend of Robin Hood... Sort Of” was on March 31, performed for a matinee audience at 1:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. and on April 1 at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The cast had been practicing for two months and received laughs and applause throughout the performance. Senior Matthias Doffing, who played King John, said, “I really enjoyed the play this year, especially working with new people.”

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The cost of prom at CSHS

posted Apr 3, 2017, 8:42 AM by stu.michellewillson@usd356.org

Intense sub-state play comes to an end

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:45 AM by Amanda Smith   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 8:32 AM by Rachel Stuhlsatz ]


The past week, the basketball teams competed in the most important part of the season: sub-state. The boys basketball team was the number two seed going into the tournament. In the first game, Conway Springs played at home against the Sedgwick Cardinals at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

    Although it was a close score of 11-10 after the first quarter, seniors Josh Dugan, Noah Finstad and Jacob Winter combined for a total of 47 points to clinch the victory over Sedgwick. The final score was 69-56.

    “We knew that Sedgwick was a pretty good team,” Winter said, “but we knew we had to execute in order to get the win and move on.”

    In the second round, the Cardinals faced the 11-9 Halstead Dragons at Garden Plain March 3. Finstad’s season-high 26 points led the team to pick up the 56-45 win over the Dragons. After scoring 26 points, Finstad increased his average to nearly 14 points per game.

    The sub-state championship game tipped off at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 with the Conway Springs Cardinals facing the Cheney Cardinals. The winner would go on to play in the state tournament in Hutchinson.

“We knew that they would be feeling pretty good after beating Hesston, the number three team in the state,” senior Gunnar Denney said.

Although it was a battle all 32 minutes, Cheney’s depth prevailed and Conway Springs fell 60-69 in a season-ending loss. The loss discouraged the team, but Dugan maintains a positive outlook on his season and career at Conway Springs High School.

    “We’ve had our ups and downs,” Dugan said, “but the past two years we’ve made this town into more than just a football town. We’ve made it into a football and basketball town.”

Photos by Rachel Stuhlsatz

Boys substate

Winter homecoming a big success

posted Mar 2, 2017, 11:31 AM by stu.maryberntsen@usd356.org

Winter homecoming is one of the most active times for students at Conway Springs High School. Students were encouraged every day of the week to dress up a certain way to show their school spirit. Along with that, students competed in activities such as the medallion hunt, wall decorating, pep rally games, and the lip sync.

“I liked this homecoming a lot,” freshman Kelly Doffing said.

The majority of the activities took place at the end of the week. In each activity, the classes were given points based on their performance. The junior class found the medallion hidden in the bleachers. The sophomores received first place in the pep rally game. During the pep rally, there was also a candidate game where the boys were blindfolded and led by the girls through a maze of Stuco members, and then the boys had to dress up in suits and do the girls’ makeup.

“I liked the pep rally and how my partner Marcus did my makeup,” senior Rachel Echelberry said.

At the end of the week, the scores for the overall class competition were close between the seniors and the sophomores. However, at the end of the pep rally, it was announced that the seniors won the overall class competition by a 10 point lead over the sophomores, earning a bowling trip.

Later that night, seniors involved in basketball, Scholars Bowl, choir and Cardinalaires were recognized. bBoth the boys and girls varsity basketball teams won their games, and the dance team performed a special dance that was choreographed by sponsor Stacy Zoglmann.

“The dance at the game was my favorite part,” junior Rianna Morris said.

During the homecoming ceremony right after the boys’ game, Alex Tarrant was crowned king and Echelberry was queen.

Check out our Homecoming photo galleries:

Spirit week

Pep rally

Senior night

Homecoming dance

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