Sports


Cardinals set program record of points scored

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:11 AM by Alivia Lange


As the stands filled on Sept. 1, the football team warmed up to play their first game against Belle Plaine. Kickoff was at 7 p.m., and Conway started off strong and at halftime was up 66-12.

After the starters were pulled in the third quarter, the Cardinals’ backups scored a total of three more times. Head coach Matt Biehler said it wasn’t intentional and that the points were scored from more than 30 yards from the end zone.

“It was a good experience to play with more experienced people, and it was really fun,”  said sophomore Brandon Solomon.

The team dominated over Belle Plaine 98-18, giving the Cardinals their first win of the season.

“I think we played very well for it being our first game of the year,” senior Brenden Pauly said. “We executed the plays very well and had good stops on defense.”

Despite the success of the first game, the team still knows it has challenges ahead. As the Cardinals prepare for the rest of the season, one of their goal is making it to state with hard work and dedication, taking it game by game.

“We will take it one week at a time, working on weakness and discipline,” Coach Biehler said.


Varsity tennis starts the season off winging

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:10 AM by Stephanie Brozovich

Varsity girls tennis placed third at their first meet of the season at Wellington on Aug. 29. Finding gold and giving the Cardinals a great start, senior Sabrina Bellar placed first in singles.

“I had a really good comeback,” she said. “I was down 1-6 and I came back and won 8-6.”

The second varsity meet was Aug. 31 at Maize. Juniors Samantha Osner and Leslie Mies played doubles together and shared a few memorable moments on the courts.

“I played doubles with Leslie. She hit a girl with the ball. We both laughed, and the girl got mad,” Osner said.

With many more meets ahead, the girls are working to improve their goals. Junior Molly Schmanke said she is looking forward to the Tournament of Champions, held at the Wichita Collegiate School. This tournament is Sept. 23.

“I haven’t been, she said, “but I hear it’s really good competition and it’s an all day thing, so I’m pretty excited for that.”


Dance and Cheer getting after it at camp this Summer.

posted Sep 11, 2017, 9:30 AM by Karley Mooneyham

Dance and Cheer worked hard all summer preparing for their camps. On June 12, the dance team left for camp at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. At camp, the team performed a dance together and did a drill called drill queen to see who could perform their regular routines the best by memory. They got 3rd overall in their home routine and were awarded a leadership award.

“Some of our strengths are that we all can dance pretty good together,” junior Audrey Doffing said. “Some of our weaknesses are that we all don’t really get along that well though.”

The dance team also had a significant amount of girls who tried out and five new girls who joined the team.

“It is so nerve-racking, but I do enjoy it,”new member and sophomore Madison Pauly said. “I think we have a lot of good dancers on the team this year.”

On June 13, the cheerleaders left for their camp. It was held at Butler Community College in El Dorado. At their camp, the cheerleaders learned some new stunts and cheers and more proper ways to perform them.

Three of the cheerleaders received an award for good cheerleader participants. The whole team received a trophy for most improved.

“We did pretty good, but I wish we could have done a little better in camp,” junior Rachel Stuhlsatz said. “We are going to try and do more stunts for the season.”

 


Freshman/Sophomore Tournament

posted Sep 11, 2017, 9:26 AM by Rachel Ward

The freshman/sophomore volleyball season started on Saturday, Aug 26 in Belle Plaine for their first tournament and they are very confident for the upcoming season. They fought hard throughout the day and ended with a record of 1-2.

“ We did really well, we worked as a team and had great enthusiasm,” freshman Tatum Wykes said.

  Karlie Biehler feels very confident about this season,

          “ We have positive attitudes throughout the game and had a lot of good points,.”

The team also has some weaknesses that they are striving to improve on this season.

“We need to work on our communication and coming together after each play,.” freshman Taryn Starks said.

The team has a bright season ahead of them and we cannot wait to see what year has for them. Their next game is September 11 at 5pm at the high school.


Swinging out of Regionals and into State

posted May 11, 2017, 8:29 AM by Jade Leslie

Regionals tennis was May 5 at South Barber. The players that went were seniors Josh Dugan, Lucas Mies and Jacob Winter; juniors Trenton Jones and Jacob Kautz and freshman Luke Bellar.

“I was anticipating to be in at least top four,” Mies said. “I was hoping for first, but I would have been happy with top four. I think Jacob and I work pretty good together. We have known each other for a long time so there’s a bond.”

Overall, the team placed first, and all players qualified for the State meet on May 12 and 13.

“I want to go in with a good attitude, an open mind, and have fun,” Dugan said. “My partner [Jones] and I do good together. We have a great chemistry.”

Dugan isn’t the only person excited to be going to State. Kautz said he is also very excited to be going.

“I am super excited to be going,” Kautz said. “I am hoping to get first but I don’t know if I will. That would be really great, though, if I did.”


Track team has eyes on state

posted May 9, 2017, 11:20 AM by Makenna Beesley

As the track season comes to an end, runners, throwers, and jumpers are getting ready for the League track meet. The track team will travel to Medicine Lodge on May 11 and compete against 11 other schools, including Garden Plain, Cheney, Douglass and Trinity Academy.

“I’m excited for the League track meet,” freshman Madison Pauly said. “I want to see if I can break any of my records and place.”

Thirty-seven members will go to Medicine Lodge and compete in events like long jump, discus, the mile and pole vault.

“I think the League meet is helpful for getting ready for Regionals and State,” junior Jera Wolke said, “but it’s just like any other meet; it’s just practice to get better.”

The Regional track meet will be May 19 at Cheney. Those who meet the required time or distance will qualify to go to the State track meet at WSU on May 26-27.

“I think that the girls have a good chance to place in the top three--if everything goes well they could get first,” head track coach Brent Martens said.





Who

What

When

Where

CSHS track team

League meet

May 11

Medicine Lodge


Cardinals host annual track meet

posted May 3, 2017, 11:25 AM by stu.maryberntsen@usd356.org

On April 7, the Cardinals hosted their annual track meet. The field events started it off with shot put, discus, javelin, pole vault, high, triple, and long jump. Junior Kenzie Biehler took first in both the discus and shot put. Sophomore Daniel Becker took first in discus, and multiple other throwers and jumpers also placed within the top six.

“It was scary going in,” Biehler said.

The national anthem and the running events started at six. Both boys and girls were successful in getting in the top six of their events for most of the meet. Senior Marcus Smith placed sixth in the 1600 meter, or mile, run.

“I did decent, but not as good as I could have,” he said.

As it was a participation meet, there were as many athletes as the coaches could send at each event. Sophomore Makenzie Curry described the time it took for each event to be completed because of the increased number of participants.

“It was very long, but I think we performed well, considering the pressure of being the home team,” she said.

There were no team scores for this track meet, but Curry, Biehler, and Smith all said they thought their teammates performed well. They said their season goals consist of getting better and going to state.


CSHS Home Track Meet

posted Apr 21, 2017, 8:39 AM by Leah Reep

Home track meet

Photos by Leah Reep, Zach Schwarzenberger, and Lexi Fisher

Starting next year, students have the option for both dance and cheer

posted Apr 19, 2017, 9:09 AM by Jade Leslie

This year’s dance tryouts were very competitive since there were 18 girls trying out. The girls had been practicing for a week, going through the routine over and over every day. There was some tough competition, especially since there were many girls who already had some experience.

Dance tryouts were March 17 in the high school gym. Next year’s dancers will be juniors Cassie Brozovich, Rianna Morris, and Jera Wolke; sophomores Makenzie Curry, Audrey Doffing, and Leah Reep; freshmen Kelly Doffing, Madison Pauly, and Amy Zoglmann; and eighth grades Karlie Biehler and Lizzy Curry.  

“I am pretty excited for next year,” Audrey said. “I decided to do dance again this year because I really like dancing. I plan on doing it every year if I can.”

Cheer tryouts will be held on April 27 in the high school gym. This is the first year students can try out for both cheer and dance.

“This will be my fourth year in dance, and I am super excited for it,” Morris said. “I was in youth cheer when I was little and was in middle school cheer for one year. I think it may be a little stressful trying to balance both dance and cheer, if I get in, at first. But once I get used to it it’ll be easier. I am really hoping we could make the squads more intertwined next year.”


Boys tennis comes out swinging

posted Apr 19, 2017, 8:41 AM by Amanda Smith   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 8:26 AM by Rachel Stuhlsatz ]


    Spring athletics are in full-throttle and the JV and varsity boys tennis teams have had a busy schedule. On April 8, the varsity team traveled to Goddard and the JV boys played in their first home meet on April 10.

Due to the ACT also on April 8, many varsity players were unable to compete in the Goddard meet, but those who did participate included seniors Lucas Mies and Jacob Winter, junior Jacob Kautz, and freshmen Luke Bellar, Joshua Koester and Peyton Winter.

Koester and Peyton competed in doubles, as well as Mies and Jacob. Both pairs said they have enjoyed playing with each other, and Koester said he is excited to see how the rest of the season goes.

“I like to play with Peyton,” Koester said. “We have a good team connection and play really well together.”

Those who attended the home JV meet were senior Josh Dugan, juniors Trenton Jones, Brenden Pauly, and Colt Shobe, sophomore Zach Mercer and freshman Cody Jones.

Dugan and Trenton played doubles together and placed first at the home meet. Pauly and Shobe also competed in doubles, with Mercer and Cody Jones playing singles.

“The season is going pretty well I think,” Trenton said. “Playing with Josh has been a lot of fun, and he’s a good player.”

The JV team will travel to Pratt on April 21 and the varsity team will compete at home on April 25.

“I’m excited to see how the season plays out”, Pauly said. “I’m remaining optimistic about it.”

JV tennis

Photos by Leah Reep

Varsity tennis

Photos by Rachel Stuhlsatz

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