Girls' track team makes school history
Lady Eagles finish 23 points ahead of second-place Beloit
(May 31, 2015)
For the first time in school history, an Eagle track team has brought home the gold from state. The Lady Eagles racked up 66 team points this weekend, 23 points ahead of second-place Beloit.
Sophomore Alex Ferguson, who is now a two-time state champion in the 400 mm dash, brought home four medals: first in the 400 mm dash, first in the 800 mm dash, fourth in the 4x8, and fifth in the 4x4.
Junior Taylor White also brought home four medals: first in the triple jump, first in the 4x1 relay, fourth in the 300 mm hurdles, and fifth in the 4x4 relay.
And Junior Rachel Heiman also raked in four medals: first in the 4x1 relay, fourth in the 200 mm, fifth in the 100 mm, and fifth in the 4x4 relay.
Other medalists included Sophomore Riley Calderwood, first in the 4x1 relay; Junior Mariah Cook, first in the 4x1 relay; Freshman Jade Mountain, fifth in the 4x4 relay, and fourth in the 4x8 relay; Sophomore Anastasia Graves, fourth in the 4x8 relay; and Senior Kaitlyn Shoemaker, fourth in the 4x8 relay and sixth in the high jump.
Junior Logan Wolfley was the lone medalist on the boys' side, capturing fifth place in the javelin throw.
Also competing at state were Junior Luke Wichman in the 100 mm dash; Junior Devon Jones, Senior Matt Wagner, Junior Hagen Honas and Junior Jacob Gerber in the 4x8 relay; Gerber in the high jump; and Wolfley in the discus throw.
Alternates on the girls' state championship team were Sophomores Johanna Larson and Summer Root. On the boys' side, alternates were Freshman Mason Jones and Senior Brock Simone.
For complete state results with times and distances for Class 3A, click here.
(Photo above provided by Darcy Graves)
(A special thanks to Shannon Brokaw for taking photos at state track and sharing them. Those photos can be seen in the slideshow below.)
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Deiter strikes out 19 batters in no-hitter final
(June 2, 2015)
The Lady Eagles closed Silver Lake's 2014-2015 athletic school year in familiar Eagle fashion - with a state championship. Their third state championship.
Senior Pitcher Megan Deiter led Silver Lake to a back-to-back-to-back state championship as the Lady Eagles defeated Hillsboro 5-0 in the championship game in Manhattan yesterday. Going into the final game, Deiter had 29 strike outs in the Lady Eagles' defeat of Haven (4-0) and Humboldt (3-0).
The pressure of the championship game did not get to Deiter as she struck out 19 Hillsboro batters, two away from the state record. She also had a no-hitter for the Eagles.
The game remained scoreless until the third inning. First, Senior Lauren Simone reached first on a bunt, then Senior Kennedy Hamilton singled. Senior Allison Christy drove both of them in with a single to right field.
In the fourth inning, Sophomore Chelsea Miller drove in two more runs to give the Lady Eagles a 4-0 lead and added one more run in the sixth.
The Lady Eagles will add the state trophy to the numerous pieces of hardware they have earned this year. The female athletes won state volleyball, state track, state softball and placed third at the state tournament in basketball.
Sophomore Photographer Sami Fischer captured moments from Monday's championship game against Hillsboro.