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  • SPORTS ROUNDUP: PHS tennis finishes third at Regionals

  • The Pittsburg High School tennis squad qualified its No. 2 singles player and its No. 1 doubles team into the Class 4A state tournament.

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  • The Pittsburg High School tennis squad qualified its No. 2 singles player and its No. 1 doubles team into the Class 4A state tournament.
    “All of the team made it into Friday’s matches,” Pittsburg head coach John Seal said. “We were one of only three teams to have everybody there. We played great on Thursday but Friday did not produce enough wins to get more than two spots in. This is a fairly high finish for Pittsburg in regional tennis. We just need to keep building.”
    Brandon Smith placed third and qualified for state in No. 2 singles, edging his overall record this season to 30-2. He lost 6-1, 6-2 to Payton Hays of Parsons in the semifinals but recovered to defeat Ty Schabel of Independence 6-3, 6-4 to claim third place. Seal said that Smith played great against Schabel.
    Sean Perkins and Jake Cloninger placed fourth in No. 1 doubles, losing to Gavin Webster and Tyler Posch of Independence in the semis and Quinton Hershey and Josh Marshall of Coffeyville in the third-place match. Perkins and Cloninger enter state play with a 22-11 overall record.
    Smith, Perkins and Cloninger all qualify for state in their senior years. State play for Class 4A begins Friday in Topeka at the Kossover Tennis Facility, hosted by Topeka Hayden. Play runs through Saturday.
    Team results: Independence 19, Parsons 16, Pittsburg 11, Coffeyville 5, Fort Scott 4, Columbus 3, Chanute 0, Iola 0, Labette County 0, Ottawa 0.
    High school golf
    St. Mary's Colgan senior Austin Barone won his first individual title Thursday at the Girard Invitational, continuing a week of first individual titles for Colgan golfers after Michael Hudiburg won his first earlier in the week at the Riverton Invitational.
    "We have had back-to-back first career victories for Michael and Austin," Colgan head coach Luke Wachter said. "It's a great thing for these two seniors."
    Barone shot 37 on the front and 40 on the back nine, edging out freshman teammate Bailey Beykirch by one stroke because Beykirch shot 41 on the back nine after matching Barone's 37 on the front nine. Hudiburg finished fifth with an 81 and Taylor Thomas placed eighth with his 89. William Mitchelson and David Misasi gave Colgan six golfers in the top 12; Mitchelson shot 92 for 11th and Misasi tied with Klay O'Brien of Girard for 12th, both players shooting 94. Colgan won the team title, its 325 a lower score by 21 than second-place Caney Valley.
    Judd Belew led Frontenac with his seventh-place 89 and O'Brien paced host Girard.
    Team results: Colgan 325, Caney Valley 346, Frontenac 381, Baxter Springs 390, Girard 402, Caney Valley B 421, Galena 473, Riverton.
    Top 10: Austin Barone, Colgan 77; Bailey Beykirch, Colgan 78; Tyler Wyant, Caney Valley 79; Phillip Nelson, Caney Valley 80; Michael Hudiburg, Colgan 81; Ty Albright, Galena 83; Judd Belew, Frontenac 89; Taylor Thomas, Colgan 89; Josh Slavens, Baxter Springs 92; Tyler Thornton, Caney Valley 92.
    Page 2 of 3 - Colgan results: Barone 77, Beykirch 78, Hudiburg 81, Thomas 89, Mitchelson 92, Misasi 94.
    Frontenac results: Belew 89, Jake Christman 96, Kyle Loy 99, Brett Zacarello 103.
    Girard results: Klay O'Brien 94, Aaron Boore 97, Jonathon Westhoff 105, Tyler Rusher 106, Garret Platt 109, Kyle Bauder 114.
    High school softball
    The Southeast Lancers split a Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League softball doubleheader Thursday night with Baxter Springs, losing the first game 6-1 and winning the second 4-3.
    In the second game, Southeast had a strong first inning, scoring three runs on a two-run home run by Chloe Biancarelli and a sacrifice bunt by Tessa Robin. Tori Colvin led off the game with a single and made her way home on Robin's bunt. Amy Martin reached on an error and scored on the Biancarelli homer. Baxter scored one in the first, one in the second and one in the third; the game remained deadlocked until the bottom of the sixth when the Lancers won in dramatic fashion to fashion a split with the Lions.
    In that decisive sixth inning, Martin sparked the game-winning rally with a leadoff triple. Biancarelli drove in Martin with a sacrifice rather than a two-run home run. In the seventh, Baxter had Kayla McCully reach on a double but Southeast freshman pitcher Olivia Powell and the Lancer defense behind her buckled down and left McCully stranded at second after three fly ball outs. Rylie Dainty made a diving catch for the game's final out.
    In the first game, Southeast plated its only run in the second. Alex Yeoman led off with a double to left center and later scored on a Baxter error.
    Game One
    Baxter Springs softball 6, Southeast 1
    BSHS 100 212 0 - 6
    SE 010 000 0 - 1
    Taylor Frazier and Tyler Frazier. Olivia Powell and Amy Martin. WP: Ta. Frazier. LP: Powell. 2B: Ty. Frazier 2; Yeoman.
    Game Two
    Southeast 4, Baxter Springs 3
    BSHS 111 000 0 - 3
    SE 300 001 X - 4
    Taylor Frazier and Tyler Frazier. Olivia Powell and Amy Martin. WP: Ta. Frazier. LP: Powell. 2B: Ashlyn Parmley, Kayla McCully, Shelby Madden, Aleigh Grimes. 3B: Martin. HR: Chloe Biancarelli.
    Local golf
    Girard sophomore Timbrelee McNair tied a girls low score record with a 71 in the first round of a Midwest Junior Golf Tour event last Saturday at Liberty Hills Country Club in Liberty, Mo. Emily Powers, from Quincy, Ill., also shot a 71 in 2006.
    McNair, a record-breaking standout in her two years so far at Girard, led 13 girls in the 14-18 division. The second and final round last Sunday was postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Sunday.
    First round scores: Timbrelee McNair, Girard 71; Mariah Peters, Blue Springs (Mo.) 72; Audrey Judd, Olathe 74; Baile Winslow, Overland Park 78; Mia Tovkach, Olathe 81; Brittani Jenson, De Soto 83; Mason Fender, Lake Winnebago (Mo.) 84; Taylor Black, Warrensburg (Mo.) 85; Jordan Rehkow, Lee's Summit (Mo.) 87; Olivia Laub, Overland Park 93; Rachel Stous, Topeka 93; Caroline Klemp, Lansing 103; Sydney Paulak, Kansas City (Mo.) 105.
    Page 3 of 3 - Basketball camp
    Frontenac High School head coach Doug Barto will hold the 2012 Raider FUN-damental Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls grades K-6 on June 4-7 (12-2:30 p.m.) at the FHS gym. Registration fee will be $30 before May 16 and $35 after May 17. This registration fee covers a T-shirt. The camp will emphasize individual fundamentals and feature contests, games and competitions. Younger campers will shoot on lower baskets. For more information, please contact Barto at dbarto@cox.net or 620-232-7327.

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