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STATE COVERAGE ON KVOE-AM/FM
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Coverage of the State High School Track and Field meet can be heard on KVOE-AM on Friday and Saturday.
MARSTALL NAMED INTERIM HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT EMPORIA HIGH
Emporia High has announced the selection of P.J. Marstall as the interim Head Football Coach. Marstall has been an assistant with the Emporia High football team for the past 27 seasons. He takes over for Dustin Delaney who is moving to Shawnee Mission East after 3 seasons.
While most Emporia State students are taking a break since the spring semester wrapped up last week. The Emporia State volleyball team is on a trip in China. The Lady Hornets will spend a total of 10 days in China. Click here to follow China trip blog.
Emporia States Ben Carlson is one of 6 finalists for the MIAAs 20th annual Ken B. Jones award. The other finalist are William Shell, Southwest Baptist and Brent Vogel, Central Missouri while the women are Kacie Edwards, Central Oklahoma, Maddie Holub, Fort Hays State and Kayla Shain, Central Missouri. The winners will be announced on June 6th.
POST SEASON HONORS FOR EMPORIA HIGH SOCCER PLAYERS
Post season honors for two members of the Emporia High girls soccer team. Yadira Rivera is a first team all Centennial League selection. Kate Decker is a first team all centennial league and 1st team all region selection.
ROYALS RALLY FOR
(AP) George Kottaras drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the go-ahead run last night as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Houston Astros 7-3. Alex Gordon added three hits and Alcides Escobar had two RBIs for the Royals, who snapped a four-game skid. The Royals and Astros wrap up their 3 game series tonight.
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PARNETS MEETING SET
There will be a parents meeting for those interested in playing American Legion Baseball. It will be held Thursday at at Emporia High School. Tryouts for the legion teams will take place on Tuesday, May 28th.
SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
With school out there are a full selection of sports summer camps to chose from below are links to a few of those camps.
Hornet baseball camp.
Contact the High School or head coach of each sport for camp dates and times.
The State High School Boys Golf tournaments were played Monday. At the 5A tournament Emporia Highs Zach Burson finished with an 88 to tie for 67th place. Josh McAnarney shot an 89 and finished in a tie for 72nd place. Kapaun Mt. Carmels Sam Stevens took medalist honors with a 67. Kapaun also took team honors.
At the 1-A State tournament, played at the Emporia Municipal golf course, Olpe finished in 2nd place with a 353. Wakeeney finished in 1st place with 330. Individually Koby Beougher of Stockton took medalist honors after winning a play-off with A.J. Govert of Tribune, both finished with 75s. Olpes Chase Coble shot a 76 and finished in 3rd place. Colton Arndt of Olpe finished in 12th place with an 86. Olpes Jordan Ziegler was 1 of 2 girls that played in the tournament and finished in 58th place.
At the 3A tournament Osage City finished in 10th place, they were led by Duncan Forte who finished 21st with an 84. Burlington finished in 11th place and were led by Adam Schuh who finished 51st with a 92. Ryan Adams of Council Grove finished in 54th place with a 93.
At the 2A tournament Phillip Wendling of Lyndon finished in 38th place with a 107.
KU MENS BASKETBALL ADDS TRANSFER
(AP) Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately. Black has graduated from Memphis and has one year of eligibility left. Last season, Black started five of 32 games played for Memphis and averaged 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. His 58.9 field goal percentage was second best on the team. He had 20 blocked shots and 22 steals at the power forward position. For his career, Black has averaged 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds and made 60 starts.
DRAG RACING AT
(AP) Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals to regain the Funny Car points lead. Shawn Langdon won the Top Fuel division, and Jeg Coughlin topped the Pro Stock field. Emporian Gary Stinnett advanced to the 3rd round of the Super Comp Division and to the 2nd round of the Super Street division.
EMPORIA HIGHS GABI McNEILLY A STATE CHAMPION, LADY SPARTANS FINISH 6TH AT STATE
The Emporia High girls swim team wrapped up their season with a 6th place finish at State. Individually the 400 free relay team of Shannon Ernst, Meg Detwiler, Stephanie Slayden and Breanne Cayton finished in 5th place for the best Lady Spartan finish. Shannon Ernst also finished 10th in the 100 free and 11th in the 50 free. The 200 medley relay began the day by winning the consolation final. Jordan Metz, Meg Detwiler, Regan Hastert and MacKenzie Payne finished 9th overall. Jordan Metz won the 200 Individual Medley consolation final and finished in 9th place. Metz also finished in 13th place in the 500 free. In the 200 IM MacKenzie Payne finished 13th and Meg Detwiler 16th. Regan Hastert finished 14th in the 100 butterfly and 16th in the 50 free. Stephanie Slayden finished 14th in the 200 free and 500 free. Breanne Cayton finished in 13th place in the 200 free and 16th in the 500 free. Landrie Whitson finished in 15th place in both the 500 free and 200 free. The 200 free relay team was disqualified from the championship final. On Friday Emporia Highs Gabi McNeilly won the 5-1A State diving championship. McNeilly won the State 5-1A Diving title with a score of 386.75. Blue Valley Southwest won the 5-1A State swimming title.
12 EMPORIA HIGH TRACK
Emporia High will be sending 12 athletes to compete in 16 events to the State Track and Field meet. At Fridays regional meet in Topeka Emporia High picked up 8 regional championships. Oasis Hernandez led the way winning 4 gold medals, the 100 and 200 meter dashes the long jump and triple jump. Keiona Doctor won the 100 hurdles. Bethany Bowman won the High jump. Shelby Jordan won the pole vault.
Kayla Ayer qualified for the 400 meter dash, triple jump and was part of the 4 by 400 relay along with Bethany Bowman, Keiona Doctor and Taylor Burch. Jerel Morrow was the lone champion for the Emporia High boys. He won the long jump and also qualified for the High jump. J.L. Savage qualified for both the long jump and triple jump. Dylan Thomson qualified for the Javelin and Discus, Sean Ford the discus, Dylan Jackson the pole Vault and Malik Livingston the 110 hurdles. As a team the Spartans finished 4th in the boys standings and 5th in the girls standings. The State Track and Field meet will be held next Friday and Saturday in Wichita.
CHASE COUNTY SOFTBALL HEADED BACK TO STATE
The Chase County softball team is headed back to State. The Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated after out scoring Wabaunsee 5-1 in the regional semi-finals. In the regional championship game they defeated Lyndon 10-0. The 2-1A State tournament will be played in Emporia at the Trusler Sports Complex May 23rd and 24th. They are the defending 2-1A State champions. The Lady Bulldogs will play Oswego in their first round game at .
EMPORIA STATE TO SEND 18 TO NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK
Emporia State will be sending 18 athletes to the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field meet. 4 athletes are automatic qualifiers, high jumper Briar Ploude, Andrew Etheridge and Gannon Mack in the 110 hurdles and Sara Dunkin in the Javelin. Gannon Mack also qualified for the 400 hurdles. Andrew Etheridge will also be running as part of the 4 by 100 relay with Derwin Hall, Vincent Howze and Shjuan Richardson. Richardson will be running in the 100 meter dash. Marcus Calleja joins Briar Ploude in the high jump. Payson Maydew competes in the decathlon. Dwayne Wall qualified for the triple jump and Donald Wilcox the long jump. Marqueita Marisette will run in the 400 and will be part of the 4 by 100 and 4 by 400 relay. Peyton Weiss, Lindsay Kunkel and Jackie Jones make up the rest of the 4 by 400 relay. Carmen King, Weiss and Jacobs make up the rest of the 4 by 100 relay. Carmen King will also be competing in the long jump. Nikki Wetstein runs in the 100 hurdles and Misty Lowe competes in the Shot put.
4:45P CHASE COUNTY SOFTBALL VS OSWEGO – STATE
10:45A CHASE COUNTY SOFTBALL
12:45P CHASE COUNTY SOFTBALL STATE – 3RD PLACE GAME
or 1:45P CHASE COUNTY SOFTBALL STATE – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
EMPORIA HIGH – Gabi McNeilly – DIVING STATE CHAMPION
AREA- Cassidy Barnard – Madison Track and Field