Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–On Thursday, the Scott City cross country, girls golf, and volleyball squads returned to competition, as cross country ran at the Hesston Swather Special for the first time, girls golf played at Cimarron and volleyball played in a triangular at Hill City. Cross country saw the boys team take third place, and the girls seventh in the Class 1-3A division, girls golf placing third as a team and volleyball sweeping Hill City and Hoxie in two sets.
Starting things off with cross country, they would run by grade, and then sorted out all the times for the final results. On the boys side, Scott City finished third with 129 points. Southeast of Saline won with 56 points, while Smoky Valley was second in 125. They were led by Bryndan Bailey with a time of 19:32.0, followed by Efren Tarango with a time of 19:53.5, Cody Vance (20:10.2), Dylan Duff (20:11.6), Logan Stoppel (20:33.3), Aaron Armendariz (20:36.4), Ivan Armendariz (20:43.1), Jaxson Kough (20:49.5), Gus Bain (21:44.4), Kevin Peregrino (21:46.6), Jace Miller (22:07.3), Joe McCleary (22:43.8), Jacob Irwin (22:46.10), Waylon Ricker (23:08.3), Nathan LeBeau (23:59.0), Max Tuttle (42:39.8), Kalo Hineman (24:48.1), Zach O’Brien (25:31.9), Jakub Harris (25:47.7), and Jack Walter (33:53.6). The girls team placed seventh and finished with a team score of 212 points. Southeast of Saline finished with 45 points, while Smoky Valley was second with 90. Brinlie Stevens was the top runner, running a time of 23.50.3, followed by Kairae Berry with a time of 27:26.4, Hailey Shapland (27:35.5), Macy Brown (30:30.0), Tania Dominguez (30:53.70), Jordynn Kough (32:25.0), and Breanna McPherson (34:05.7). The runners ran an additional 600 meters than normal for a high school meet. Scott City will run at Hugoton on Saturday, September 18.
The girls golf team make the trip to Cimarron to compete in the nine-hole tournament. They would end up with a third place finish as a team. Colby won the meet with a team score of 168, while Cimarron was second with a score of 214 and Scott City had a 218. Leading the way for the Lady Beavers was Tori Ford, who placed seventh with a score of 48, and Brylie Bennett also medaled, placing 15th with a nine-hole score of 54. Hannah Faurot was 19th (57), Shelby Lisenby 22nd (59), Alivia Noll 34th (66), and Callie France 43rd (77). Scott City will have a busy start to next week, as they will play in the Oakley Invitational on Monday, and at Ulysses on Tuesday.
Volleyball went to Hill City for a triangular with Hill City and Hoxie. The Lady Beavers were dominant early on against the Lady Ringnecks, as they used runs of nine, six and eight to win the opening set 25-4. Hill City put up a fight in the second set, but Scott City was too much in the end, taking the set and match with a 25-20 win. Kennedy Holstein had nine kills, while Ella Rumford had four kills and two service aces, and Alli Patton had three service aces. The Lady Beavers had a quick turnaround and faced Hoxie. While there were three ties in the entire match, Scott City never trailed. They would be consistent with their attacks throughout and pulled away late in the first set, taking a 25-14 win. The Lady Beavers jumped out early to a 5-1 lead in the second set, but found themselves tied at 15 midway through the set. Scott City would pull away and hung on for the second set and match 25-22. Kennedy Holstein had seven kills and two service aces, and Brooklynne Zielke had six kills, while Ella Rumford had five kills and two block points. At 8-2 on the year, Scott City will head to Lakin on Monday to face Goodland and Lakin.