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Middle School Results

Brock Kappelmann - October 12, 2020 1:07 pm

On Oct. 10, 2020, the MSWAC cross country meet was held at the Garden City High School sports complex. The Seymour Rogers Apache continued to show what they are made of.   They are made of  grit, speed and teamwork.  The morning was very chilly and wet at 48 degrees and the course proved to be very flat.

As the morning progressed, so did the competition and the temperature at 85 degrees.  The flat course allowed for 6 PRs out of our 9 runners.  Also, we accumulated 3 medals out of 9 runners.


7th grade girls –  Alexa Macias started the season 1 mile time at 14:40 and ran a 11:29 PR at Garden City. She had a marvelous finish for the last 150 meters with a “Lets do this” to earn her PR.


7th grade boys – Joshua Talley ran a 9:22 mile for a PR.  He started the season with a mile time of 14:41.  Zahir Ortiz did not PR at this meet, however, he did medal again.  Zahir placed 7th at 6:36.


8th grade girls – The 2 eighth grade girls were fighting injuries and the competition all season long.  Both Ariana Cerda and Emma Maltbie had season PRs at the cross country meet on Saturday.  Ariana Cerda ran a time of 15:44 and Emma Maltbie ran a time of 14:49 in the 2 mile course.  Emma medaled in 10th place fighting the competition all the way and sliding across the finish line a split second faster to earn the medal.

Ariana pushed through the course with an injury placing 16th.


8th grade boys – The field was lined with 34 runners and SRMS had 4 fielding the course.  Two of our runners PRed and 1 medaled.  Alex Koerner turned in a 2 mile time of 15:09 and Erik Valenzuela turned in a 2 mile time of 14:57 and was a season PR.  Arnold Sanchez ran 13:30 and finished in 15th place.  Enrique Morales continued to shine with a course time of 12:47 and medaled in 9th place.


The Eisenhower Lady Warriors 7th Grade Volleyball team competed Saturday for the MSWAC Title in Dodge City.

Seeded 7th, the Lady’s opened the tournament strong against Horace Good. The Warriors advanced taking two of three 25-13, 22-25 and 18-16.
The second pool game was against Dodge City Comanche. The Ladies rolled in a two game set 25-15 and 25 -14. The Ladies took on the Panthers of Great Bend in the final game of pool play. Hanging tough, the lady’s worked hard, but fell short 13-25 and 19-25. This was good for a second seed placement in the semifinal.

The semi final game took the Warriors to the alternate gym against top seeded Hays. The Lady’s struggled to adapt and fell in two games 13-25 and 19-25 – good for a 3rd place finish in the MSWAC Tournament.

Through-out the day, it was truly a team effort. Everyone at some point, made an incredible play to keep rallys alive. Jenavee Zuniga consistenlyt dove,hit, and saved returns to advance the score. Marely Mendoza played strong at the net with an impressive block in particular against a Great Bend attack. Aleczis Green, Miley Janko and NaZaih Williams all served strong scoring multiple aces throughout the day.

We started the Tournament out with a mindset of “punching the ticket” to advance. The Ladies responded well and played their best volleyball this season when it counted most. Overall, I’m very proud of how they finished. Obviously we wanted to be playing in the finals, but give Hays credit, they played efficiently to capitalize on finishing plays.

James Babinec



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