State track results released
(May 29, 2015 - 1:58 p.m.)
Photographers capture spring activities
(May 28, 2015)
Even though school was winding down, junior high and high school photographers were out in full force to capture activities in April and May.
Softball girls seek back-to-back-to-back titles
(May 25, 2015)
As the girls prepare for their first-round action at state softball on Thursday night in Manhattan, perhaps here is a good motivator - State Championship Softball 2014. The video was produced by Class of 2014 Graduate Logan Bledsoe, and the photos were taken by Class of 2014 Graduate Morgan Koelzer.
Track athletes break more records on their way to state track
(May 25, 2015)
Not only did multiple athletes qualify for state track that will be held this weekend in Wichita, but they broke even more impressive records along the way.
The boys finished eighth as a team with 31 points. State qualifiers were Junior Jacob Gerber, who took fourth in the high jump; Junior Luke Wichman, who took fourth in the 100; and the 4x8 team of Junior Devon Jones, Junior Hagen Honas, Senior Matt Wagner, and Gerber, who finished fourth with a six second PR.
Junior Logan Wolfley qualified in the discus, finishing fourth, and he won the javelin with a monster throw of 183-02. This is a 28-foot PR and beats the school record by 10 feet.
The Lady Eagles scored 107 points and finished second to Nemaha Central who earned 110 points. Nemaha scored the bulk of their points in the field and only scored in four events on the track, while Silver Lake scored in three field events and every event on the track except the 100 hurdles, an event that nobody was entered.
In the field, Silver Lake was led by Junior Taylor White, who was first in the triple jump, breaking her school record, and Senior Payton Rickel, who placed fifth in the javelin with a PR and school record throw of 121-07. She was fourth (with the top four qualify) until the last throw when a Sabetha girl beat her by two inches.
Senior Kaitlyn Shoemaker finished third in the high jump and will be trying for her third state medal in that event. Only Kim Frank has done that at Silver Lake High School.
On the track, the Lady Eagles won every event but the 100 hurdles, 1600, and 3200. Regional champions were White in the 300 hurdles, breaking her school record; Senior Rachel Heiman in the 100 and 200; Sophomore Alex Ferguson in the 400 and 800; the 4x8 team of Sophomore Anastasia Graves, Shoemaker, Freshman Jade Mountain, and Ferguson; the 4x1 team of Junior Mariah Cook, White, Sophomore Riley Calderwood, and Heiman, who broke their school record with a 50.71; and the 4x4 team of Mountain, White, Heiman, and Ferguson, who broke the school record with a 4:05.78.
All 3A state qualifiers are listed on www.catchitkansas.com. The state meet in Wichita is the largest in the nation as Kansas is the only state that has all six classes, boys and girls, at the same site at the same time.
Senior issue of "Eagle Times" published
(Thursday, May 21, 2015)