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.





CSHS track team

League meet

May 11

Medicine Lodge

Cardinals host annual track meet

posted May 3, 2017, 11:25 AM by Mary Berntsen

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

Cardinals take state powerlifting

posted Apr 18, 2017, 10:47 AM by Makenna Beesley

The State Powerlifting meet was on April 1, but it was no joke. Thirty boys and eight girls competed from Conway Springs out of more than 300 other students in the state powerlifting meet held at Conway Springs High School.

“The boys worked so hard for so long, it would’ve been an upset if they hadn’t won,”  coach Matt Biehler said. “The girls also did well. With only eight competing, it was a great accomplishment for them to win the overall title.”

After a long day of work, senior Grant Mooneyham, juniors Trenton Jones and Colton Terhune and sophomore Daniel Becker placed first in their weight classes. Senior Justin Lange and junior Colt Shobe placed second in their weight classes. Sophomores Chase Ast and Cooper Boyles also placed third in their weight classes.

“I was excited for the State powerlifting meet,” Mooneyham said. “I’ve worked hard all four years and I’ve never got first before, so I wanted to place first.”

Multiple girls also placed at the meet. Seniors Mary Berntsen and Kadee Hilger placed first in their weight classes, sophomore Audrey Doffing placed second in her weight class, and juniors Kenzie Biehler and Shannon Drouhard placed third in their weight classes.

“I’m proud of being a two-time overall champion the power class,” Berntsen said.

Eight girls records were broken at the State meet this year, two of which were Conway Springs High School students. Six boys records were also broken, and again, two of them by Conway Springs students.

“I’m extremely proud of how everyone competed,” Coach Biehler said.

This is the sixth year that CSHS boys and girls have won the State Powerlifting competition.

Boys tennis looks to swing into another good year

posted Mar 30, 2017, 8:26 AM by Jade Leslie

Boys tennis has been practicing for their first meet on March 28. The meet supposed to be a JV meet at Pratt starting at 3 p.m., but it was canceled due to weather and rescheduled for March 31. The next meets are scheduled for March 30; the varsity will play at home and the JV will compete at Maize South.

Freshman Austin Gibbs started his first year of tennis this year and had many good things to say about it.

“I think I will do pretty good,” Gibbs said. ““I decided to start doing tennis because it looked fun and intriguing.”

Another freshman, Gavin Beesley, is also excited to start his first year of tennis.

I feel like I will do good and possible medal,” Beesley said. “I am very excited for the season. I wanted to do tennis since it's fun, outdoors, and I get to hang out with my friends.”

Senior Josh Dugan has been doing tennis for two years now and is getting ready for his last season.

“I am very excited for this tennis this year,” Dugan said. “I feel I will do better than last year. It gives me a chance to hang out with friends like Farva. I am most looking forward to competing this year.”

Home powerlifting

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:47 AM by Madelyn Koester

Home Powerlifting

Powerlifting takes home silver

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:44 AM by Amanda Smith

    The annual Conway Springs High School Cardinal Invitational Powerlifting meet took place on March 13. The meet began at 9 a.m. and was held in the gym. Conway Springs had 26 compete in the men’s division and 13 in the women’s division.

At the end of the meet, both the boys and girls teams came in second behind Goddard High School. The point differential for the boys was just 10 points, and the girls had an 11-point gap between the first and second place title.

“I felt like I did pretty good,” junior Colt Shobe said. “I just hope to compete well in State again like last year.”

Shobe placed second overall in the 148 men’s weight class. He placed second in both bench and squat. Another participate who said she was satisfied with her performance in the CSHS meet is senior Kadee Hilger.

Hilger took home gold at the CSHS Invitational meet in the 132 weight class. She placed first in squat and bench and second in clean, making her first overall. Like Shobe, she is looking forward to competing at the State meet, which will be hosted at Conway Springs April 1.

“Hopefully I don’t hurt anything and finish off the year great,” Hilger said.

Not only are the participants eager for the state meet, Coach Matt Biehler is excited to see how it goes as well.

“I’m very excited to compete in the State meet. The only schools we have lost to are 5A and 6A schools,” Coach Biehler said. “Both the mens and womens divisions have great chances to win; we just need to get more people involved.”

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