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September 24, 2015September 24, 2015

Netters Win Against Tough Competition

Posted 9/24/2015

By Blake Spurney

Hesston Record Staff

The Hesston Lady Swathers defeated traditional tennis powers Conway Springs and Central Plains on Thursday, Sept. 17, in a home triangular.

Hesston won 7-2 against Central Plains, which placed fifth at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament last season, and went 8-1 against Conway Springs. The teams played a college format in which all players compete in both singles and doubles play.

“Historically, Conway Springs and Central Plains have been strong programs,” said head coach Travis Sebits. “Great coaches.”

Sebits said freshman Kylie Martin played well in her tie-breaker loss against Conway Springs.

“Just as a whole, going eight and one against versus Conway Springs showed how deep we are,” Sebits said.

No. 1 doubles players Katelyn Hageman and Olivia Brubacher fell 8-4 to Keeley Hipp and Janae Ryan of Central Plains. Sebits said Hipp and Ryan were “really on” during the match, which was  rematch of the finals at the Hesston Invitational on Sept. 12. Hageman and Brubacher won the earlier match 8-4.

The Lady Swathers played a home tournament Tuesday. They travel Saturday to Wichita for the Collegiate Tournament of Champions.

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Hesston Soccer Splits against Berean

Posted 9/24/2015

By Record Staff

ELBING - Hesston Middle School Soccer team traveled to Berean Academy on Monday, Sept. 14, to face the Warriors.

The Swathers came out motivated and strong against the Warriors as Max Wedel was able to score off a cross from Michael Friesen in the first three minutes of the game.

The Swathers stayed on the attack for the whole first half, keeping the warriors at bay and not allowing the Warriors to gather an attack.

Wedel was able to find the back of the net again in the at the 23-minuted mark of the first half on a through ball from Jordyn Vogt.

The second half proved to the world how strong Hesston’s defensive thrid really is, as the Warriors continued to mount an attack, and wave after wave the defensive was able to hold them off.

The Swathers were not able to find the back of the net with the few shots they were able to find on goal in the second half.  The Swathers were able to come out with a 2-0 victory.

Coach Stauffer had this to say about the game, “It was a good hard fought game. I was very excited to get this win of Berean, It did get a little stressful in the 2nd half but other than that our players are buying into our system and it is paying off”

In the B game the Swathers found themselves down quickly again. Berean kept on the attack the whole game and it seemed that Swathers just could not find away to put the Warriors on their heels.

The Warriors would score three more times to end the half.

The second half was much the same as the first half.  The Swathers hunkered down and tried to hold off the Warriors from their agressive offense but they were not able to hold the Warriors off as the Warriors again found the back of the net three times.

Coach Stauffer was quoted, “Even though we lost this game, I was still able to find a alot of positive come out of this game. Our players are finally figuring out how to play aggressive and that it is ok to push people around. I can’t wait for our next game to see their growth!”

The Swathers find themselves on the road again Thursday, Sept 17, against Classical.

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