Lady Trojans cross country place third

HESSTON – The Beloit High School Cross-Country boy’s and girl’s teams traveled to Hesston on Thursday to participate in the Swather Invitational.  The meet is one of the largest cross-country competitions in the Midwest with 44 schools and over 800 runners from 1A to 6A competing in two divisions, small consisting of 1A through 3A and the larger division of 4A through 6A. 

Unlike most meets where varsity and junior-varsity runners compete all together in their respective races, the Swather Invitational places runners into their respective grades starting with the freshman girls race and finally ending with the senior boys all running together.  To determine team results, the top three girls in terms of their respective places are used to compile an overall team result while in the boys competitions the top five runners are used for team scoring. 

The Beloit girls had a good showing as they finished in a three way tie with Berean Academy and Douglass.  In order to break the tie the fourth best runner’s finish was used knocking out Beloit for first team contention as they took the third place trophy. 

The Lady Trojans scored 10 points from a strong sophomore finish with Hannah Burks winning the small class competition, Hayley Burks taking third and Nicole Wiese finishing sixth. Other league schools included Ellsworth in fourth, SE of Saline seventh and Sacred Heart 10th.

In the boys competition, the Trojans finished in seventh place out of  twenty-two teams.  The top ten teams in order included:  Halstead, Hutch Trinity, SE of Saline, Cheney, Hesston, Ellsworth, Beloit, Larned, Minneapolis, and Douglass. 

Individually, medal honors were given to those finishing in the top twenty.  In the girl’s competition, medalists included: Hannah Burks first, Hayley Burks third and Nicole Wiese sixth. 

The Junior race saw Kalista Hubert earning 12th, Khylie Mihm 14th, and Autumn Vowinckel 15th.  Belle Finney was able to grab the 20th place medal in the Senior race. 

The freshman boys race saw two Trojan medalists, Jacob Porter 12th and teammate Colton Hayes 13th.  Sophomore boy medalists include Alijah Twaddell in fifth and Bryce Mason 18th. 

The next competition for the Trojans will be Thursday as they travel to the Clay Center Invitational.  

SPORTS

Buccanneers place third

SALINA –  The Beloit Buccaneers ended their seasons with third place in the Central Kansas Football League championships weekend in Salina on Saturday.  The Buccaneers 6th grade roster of Noah Gerstner, Nathan Lattin, Brodie Schroeder, Quinn Eilert, Chance... [More]

Lady Jays place third in NPL tournament / St. John's to host Sub-State on Saturday

BELOIT –  The St. John's/Tipton Lady Jays placed third in the Northern Plains League volleyball tournament on Saturday in Beloit and are seed number one as they will host the Sub-State tournament in Beloit on Saturday. The Lady Jays will receive a bye with a record... [More]

More Sports

NEWS

MCHHS offers insurance Navigator assistan

  BELOIT – The Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems (MCHHS) has an Insurance Navigator who will be assisting individuals with enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Carolyn Gottfried, a trained enrollment specialist, can assist you with coverage options,... [More]

Commissioners support regional projects

BELOIT – The Mitchell County Commissioners met on Monday morning and received a request and approved a letter of support to Kyle Railroad for the Rural Kansas Connectivity Project. Kyle is applying for federal and state funding to upgrade 207 bridges along their line... [More]

Odle receives KASB training recognition

BELOIT – Sharra Odle, USD 273 Board of education has been honored by the Kansas Association of School Boards for participating in training programs. "The KASB does a great job of supporting Kansas school districts and I'm thankful for the opportunity to attend their... [More]

More News

OPINIONS

RFL redirects efforts to Breast Friends Foundation

Dear Editor,  The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (RFL) event has been an important part of our community over the past several years for our loved ones who have fought cancer as well as a fundraiser for cancer research. Each year our group of volunteers... [More]

More Opinions