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Lady Eagles capture state championship

The Ellinwood High School girls’ tennis team captured first place at the Class 3-1A state tennis meet on Saturday in Dodge City. Front row, from left, Rachel Morales and Oma Thomas. Back row, from left, Kaitlyn Robl, Bailey Schartz, Darri Beckwith and Bentry McLeland.

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DODGE CITY — The Ellinwood girls’ tennis team took first place at the Class 3-1A state meet on Saturday.
It was the first time that the Lady Eagles had claimed first at the state level.
In fact, it was the first time since 1967 that an Ellinwood team finished first in the state in any sport, according to Ellinwood head coach Lyle Stickney.
“It was the first time that any team had gotten first in any sport since ’67,” Stickney said. “The cross country team took first in ’66 and ’67. It has been a long drought.”
The Lady Eagles totalled ...


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