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Ellinwood sports notes

CPL BASKETBALL RECOGNITION - Girls: Rachel Doll unanimous first team, Delaney Beckwith second team and Blake Wilt honorable mention. Boys: Marc Waite second team and Tyson Martinez honorable mention

GOLF - St. John will host this year’s golf regional at the Stafford County Country Club. Schools participating in this regional are Claflin-Central Plains, Coldwater-South Central, Ellinwood, Ellis, Greensburg-Kiowa County, Hill City, Kinsley, Medicine Lodge, Plainville, Smith Center, St. John-Hudson, and WaKeeney-Trego Community. The meet will be held on May 18th.

SOFTBALL - Canton-Galva will host this year’s softball regional. In addition to Ellinwood, the regional is composed of Canton-Galva, Inman, Moundridge, and Little River. The tournament is set for the 18th and 19th of May.

TENNIS - Hesston will host this year’s boys’ tennis regional. In addition to Ellinwood, the regional is composed of Haven, Hesston, Hillsboro, Hutchinson-Trinity, Neodesha, Sterling, and Wichita-Collegiate. The meet is scheduled for May 9th.

TRACK - Greensburg-Kiowa County will host this year’s regional track meet on May 22nd. The following schools will be participating in the regional: Coldwater-South Central, Elkhart, Ellinwood, Greensburg-Kiowa County, Johnson-Stanton County, Kinsley, Meade, Medicine Lodge, Montezuma-South Gray, Oxford, Spearville, St. John-Hudson, Sublette, Syracuse, and Udall.

A couple of proposals generated a good amount of interest and will now be discussed in depth during the league meetings as well as at the KSHSAA level. First, the implementation of “contact time” during the week of football practice may be set which will maximize the amount of time spent during the week in various levels of contact. This policy will also affect what athletes can do at the beginning of the season and the day after games in regards to “contact”. There is also a proposal to change the girls’ cross country race distance from 4k to 5k. If approved, the new measures will be implemented for the 2016-17 school year.