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Panthers runners seek state berths
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Great Bend Panther Kaiden Esfeld

GREAT BEND — Western Athletic Conference champion Kaiden Esfeld and third-place WAC medalist Emilia Diaz headline the Great Bend Panthers Saturday at Lake Barton. Panther Emma Loomis placed fourth and Addy Nicholson finished 10th for the WAC runner-up Panthers. 

The Maize South girls are ranked third, Maize High seventh and Great Bend eighth. 

NORTON — Hoisington will compete at Prairie Dog Golf Course in Norton. Hoisington’s Ian Doss was eighth Central Kansas League medalist and Sheena Gocela placed 10th.

LAKIN — Larned will compete at Louck Park in Lakin.

JOHNSON — Ellinwood’s defending 2A state champion Erin Hammeke will lead the Central Prairie League cross country champions at Prairie Pines Golf Course. Ashtin Klepper placed third and Allison Ricker finished 10th in the CPL meet.

HUTCHINSON — Macksville and St. John will run at Prairie Ridge Park. Macksville’s Madison Butler was CPL runner-up and Abigail Ibarra seventh and Jocelin Garcia ninth. St. John’s Uriel Calleros placed fifth, Nick Huston eighth and Dylan Reed 10th in the CPL meet.

TRIBUNE — Otis-Bison will compete at Prairie Ridge in Tribune. Cougar Jayce Kohls placed ninth in the CPL meet.

LEONARDVILLE — Central Plains Oiler Hannah Redetzke placed fourth and Peyton Ryan earned sixth place in the CPL meet. 


5A GREAT BEND (Lake Barton GC)—GIRLS 10; BOYS 10:45—Great Bend, Hays, Maize, Maize South, Newton, Salina-Central, Salina South, Valley Center

3A LAKIN HS (Louck Park)—GIRLS Noon; BOYS 12:35—Chaparral, Cheney, Cimarron, Holcomb, Hugoton, Kingman, SW Heights, Lakin, Larned, Scott City

NORTON (Prairie Dog GC)—GIRLS 10:30; BOYS 11:15 am—Beloit, Colby, Ellsworth, Goodland, Hays-TMP, Hoisington, Minneapolis, Norton, Phillipsburg, Russell

JOHNSON (Prairie Pines GC)—GIRLS Noon; BOYS 12:35—Elkhart, Ellinwood, Hutchinson Trinity, Stanton County, Wichita County, Medicine Lodge, Spearville, Sterling, Sublette, Syracuse

HUTCHINSON (Prairie Ridge Park)—GIRLS Noon; BOYS 12:35—Burden-Central, Burrton, Caldwell, Canton-Galva, Crest, Cunningham, Dexter, Goessel, Hartford, Hutchinson Central Christian, South Barber, Fairfield, Lebo, Little River HS, Centre, Macksville, McPherson-Elyria, Marmaton Valley, Olpe, Oswego, Oxford, Skyline, Pretty Prairie, South Haven, St. John, St. Paul, Udall, Wichita-Central Christian Academy, Wichita Classical

TRIBUNE (Prairie Ridge GC)—GIRLS noon; BOYS 12:35—Northern Valley, Ashland, Rawlins County, Brewster, Bucklin, South Central, Deerfield, Dighton, Fowler, Kiowa County, Ingalls, Hodgeman County, La Crosse, Logan, Meade, Minneola, South Gray, Ness City, Oberlin, Otis-Bison, Palco, Quinter, Golden Plains, Satanta, Wallace County, St. Francis, Stockton, Greeley County, Victoria

LEONARDVILLE GC—GIRLS Noon; BOYS 12:35; Axtell, Beloit-St. John’s, Burlingame, Central Plains, Centralia, Clyde-Clifton, Downs-Lakeside, Frankfort, Glasco, Hanover, Doniphan West, Jackson Heights, St. Xavier, Thunder Ridge, Lincoln, Linn, Rock Hills, Miltonvale, Natoma, Onaga, Osborne, Pike Valley, Solomon, Sylvan-Lucas, Tescott, Topeka-Cair Paravel Latin School, Troy, Wetmore, Wilson