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Hesston Record 4.24

Golfers Place Fourth At Wichita CollegiateInvitational

Posted 4/24/2014

By BOB LATTA

Record Sports Editor

bob@hesstonrecord.com

The Hesston Swather golf team placed fourth in the eight-team Wichita Collegiate Invitational on Monday (April 21).

Wichita Kapaun-Mt.Carmel won the event with a score of 285. Maize South was second at 307, Collegiate third at 326, and Hesston fourth at 334.

Senior Titus Ewert led the Swathers with a score of 79. Jack Barnhart shot an 82, Matt Thayne 84, Nick Eckhoff 89, Trey Denno 99 and Cole Seltzer 109.

The Swathers opened the season with an invitational meet at Wellington. They placed second behind Rose Hill with a score of 334. Rose Hill rolled in at 311.

Matt Thayne was the leading Swather golfer at Wellington with a score of 78.

On April 10, the Swather golf team finished second in its season-opening meet in Wellington.

The Swathers had a team score of 334. Rose Hill won the tournament with a team score of 311. Augusta was third with 338 and Goddard Eisenhower was fourth with 343.

Individually for Hesston, Thayne led the way with a 78. Barnhart was next with 83, followed by Ewert with 84 and Eckhoff with 89. Denno and Seltzer both had a score of 105.

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Netters Top Conway Springs, Central Plains InTriangular

Posted 4/24/2014

By BOB LATTA

Record Sports Editor

bob@hesstonrecord.com

The Hesston Swather boys tennis team defeated both teams in the Mid-Kansas Triangular on April 17 in Hutchinson.

The Swathers downed Central Plains 8-1 and blanked Conway Springs 9-0 in a battle of three solid tennis programs.

“This was a great tournament today,” said Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten. “Both fields were pretty deep.

“I thought we got off to a slow start, but rebounded well by the end of the day.

“We have not practiced much due to our heavy schedule, the weather and other conflicts and I think that is starting to show in some sloppy play.

“That being said, we competed hard in a very strong tournament and came out third, which all in all, I am pleased with.”

On April 15, the Swather netters tied for third place out of nine teams in the Salina Mustang Classic.

The hosts, Class 5A Salina Central, won the event with 62 points. Newton was second with 48. Hesston and Andover tied for third with 37 points apiece.

Keegan LeFevre led Hesston finishing fifth with a 3-1 mark.

“Keegan was a little timid and tight early in the day which hurt him in his second match, but he got back to playing more aggressively in his last two matches,” said Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten.

“He just needs to trust himself.”

Gus Williams went 2-2 for the Swathers in singles and placed 11th.

“Gus played perhaps his best tennis of the year today,” said Dahlsten. “He was consistent and able to go for shots when he had the opportunity. He played well in all four matches.”

Collin Martin and Isaac Penner went 2-2 and placed sixth.

“Collin and Isaac played okay today,” said Dahlsten. “The doubles field was very good and deep.

“We had some chances in both matches we lost, but couldn't capitalize on some critical points. We need to put a few more balls away when we have a chance and not let teams stay in the point.”

Grant Dahlsten and Garrett Roth went 3-1 and placed ninth.

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