leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121102/SPORTS/121109595/1020/SPORTS leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:32:50 +0000 Raising the bar: Two PRHS powerlifters win state titles in program's second year http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419156/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:33:32 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419156/1020/SPORTS Jason Simonis and Oleta McCauley earned state titles in the bench press and clean lift, respectively, on March 29 at the 3A state meet in Marion.
Simonis bench pressed 310 pounds to set a state record in the 198-pound weight class, which was his goal from the start of the season.
"I made it my goal because I always wanted to be a [...]]]>
Musings: Annual Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419157/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:31:48 +0000 By TABOR MEDILL Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419157/1020/SPORTS Master Kenny Baker, of Sagasu Family Martial Arts, and ol’ Peter Cottontail have finally rounded up all of Peter’s buddies and are headed to 10th Avenue Park, near Warren Middle School. 
After all of Master Baker and Peter’s hard work, we look forward to having everyone join us today for the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the city of Leavenworth and Sagasu Martial Arts.
Remember that all of the [...]]]>
A mirror's reflection: Saint Mary softball finds motivation, returns to winning ways http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419243/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:27:45 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419243/1020/SPORTS The team then proceeded to lose four of its next five games.
One of the loses was to 7-28 Sterling College, which convinced head coach Michael Evans to make a move.
"He told us no practice for two days," junior Rebecca Eatough said. "I want you guys to figure out how bad you want it. Look in the mirror and look inside yourself and see how bad you want [...]]]>
AREA SCOREBOARD: Baseball, softball and tennis http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419244/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:25:08 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419244/1020/SPORTS BASEBALL
April 15
Leavenworth 5, Lawrence Free State 7
LV stats: Sam Miller leads with 3 hits. John Bohnemann and Kyle Pangracs each had 2 hits.
Lansing 0, Mill Valley 15
Lansing 0, Mill Valley 7
April 16
Immaculata 12, KC Christian 1
Immaculata 14, KC Christian 3
IMAC stats: Connor Goetz pitched complete game. Tannier Karigan allows 1 ER in 5 innings. [...]]]>
Lansing athlete signs with K-State rowing team http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419245/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:43 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419245/1020/SPORTS Saint Mary track athletes earn top-five finishes at William Jewell http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419246/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:08 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419246/1020/SPORTS Senior Karoline Bansik recorded her season-best time of 2:28.87 on her way to winning the 800-meter run.
Freshman Maria Suarez took first in the triple jump with a mark of 35 feet, 5.25 inches.
Freshman Samantha Winter broke a school record with her time of 12:54.28 in the 3,000- [...]]]>
Breezing by: Pleasant Ridge softball uses hitting and speed to sweep ACCHS http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419368/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:53:07 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419368/1020/SPORTS PRHS scored 28 times and stole nine bases during Wednesday's sweep of Atchison County Community High School. The Lady Rams took game one 13-3 and won game two 15-4 to improve to 4-2 on the season, including 4-0 at home.
"We try to push the bases quite a bit with speed," head coach Chris [...]]]>
AREA SCOREBOARD: Softball, girls soccer and boys tennis from April 15 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419401/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:28:27 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419401/1020/SPORTS SOFTBALL

Immaculata 22, Doniphan West 3 (Maddie Schmucker and Katie Gillespie each with inside the park home runs. 22 runs sets IMAC record)
Immaculata 13, Doniphan West 3

Lansing 1, Mill Valley 15 (Katelyn Kittrell scored for Lansing)
Lansing 6, Mill Valley 16 (Hanah Fay: 2-2 with HR and double)


Intense moments await during turkey season http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419402/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:26:01 +0000 By KENNETH L. KIESER Leavenworth Times outdoor columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419402/1020/SPORTS I experienced this several years ago while hunting Merriam’s in northern Nebraska on the final phase of a grand-slam quest that entails taking all four species starting in Florida for Osceolas, the midwest for Easterns, southern regions for Rio Grandes and northern regions for Merriam’s.
The morning started with a young gobbler and hen walking [...]]]>
Climbing to the top, again: LHS Pioneer powerlifters claim national titles http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419460/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:30:32 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419460/1020/SPORTS The team raised thousands of dollars to make the trip to Oklahoma City on March 29-30 for the 30th Annual NASA High School Powerlifting National Championships, and it made the most of it.
While the girls took first in overall powerlifting, junior/senior powerlifting and power press, the boys finished runner-up in the junior/senior power press category [...]]]>
LANSING GIRLS SWIMMING: April 9 at Bonner Springs http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419461/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:28:27 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419461/1020/SPORTS 200-yard medley relay
Mekayla DePaolis, Grace Thiel, Rachel Jessup, Nadia Sabalu: 3rd, 2:20.53
200-yard freestyle
Payton Watson: 2nd, 2:37.83
Joleen Rosario: 5th, 2:45.40
200-yard IM
Summer Dietz: 1st, 2:30.57 (State qualifier)
Rachel Jessup: 4th, 2:55.65
Meredith McKnight: 6th, 3:19.42
50-yard freestyle
Mekayla DePaolis: 2nd, 28.51
100-yard [...]]]>
Lansing Lions point guard signs with JCCC http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419496/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:52:46 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419496/1020/SPORTS Raiders golf finishes sixth at Hiawatha Invite http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419497/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:50:16 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/SPORTS/140419497/1020/SPORTS The Raiders shot a 200 during the nine-hole event, finishing nine shots out of fourth place and 40 shots from first-place Holton.
"Our scores were fairly decent, but this team has the potential to do much better," head coach Mike Williams said. "I'm confident you will see a much more competitive group in future events."
Evin Wheaton led IMAC [...]]]>
USM softball splits, baseball loses three after walk-off win http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/SPORTS/140419627/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:54:15 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/SPORTS/140419627/1020/SPORTS USM is tied for fifth in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference standings with a 6-6 record, three games behind second-place KWU.
Senior Steeli Norton pitched seven scoreless innings to help USM earn a 1-0 win in game one. She allowed three hits, struck out one and walked one.
Junior Kim [...]]]>
Sports Potpourri: KU, K-State learning through spring ball http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/SPORTS/140419655/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:40:51 +0000 By MAC STEVENSON Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/SPORTS/140419655/1020/SPORTS Kansas had its spring game Saturday and the Blue Team (first string offense and defense) defeated the White Team (second team offense and defense) by a score of 20-10. The White Team led at halftime, 7-0.
Two factors emerged during the game: KU is going to have much more depth on offense and defense than its had in the first two years of the Charlie Weis era, and [...]]]>
Hammering Raiders: Immaculata expects bats to be hot in 2014 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419735/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:58 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419735/1020/SPORTS The Raiders have two main starting pitchers in juniors Tanier Karigan and Connor Goetz, but rainouts would bunch up the schedule later in the season and force IMAC to find more arms to throw on the mound.
"It's typical of all small 2A schools," head coach [...]]]>
LANSING/PLEASANT RIDGE/IMAC TRACK & FIELD: Tuesday at Lansing Invite http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419760/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:53:27 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419760/1020/SPORTS Girls Results

Lansing: 2nd, 107 points
Pleasant Ridge: 4th, 59 points
Immaculata: 6th, 35 points
200-meter dash
Destiny Mathis (Lansing): 4th, 28.83
800-meter run
Tori Robinson (Lansing): 2nd, 2:26.67
Catherine Strehlow (Lansing): 3rd, 2:39.51
1600-meter run
Jordan Maestas (Lansing): 1st, 5:28.38
3200-meter run
Lansing hoops center signs with KCKCC http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419761/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:49:09 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419761/1020/SPORTS Musings: Adult men's basketball season coming to an end http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419762/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:47:28 +0000 By TABOR MEDILL Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/SPORTS/140419762/1020/SPORTS Time is rapidly running out. Listed below are registrations we have taking place right now:
• Adult softball through April 29.
• Youth baseball/softball through April 14.
• First City TRY-athlon for children 6-15 through April 26.
You may come by the registration desk at Riverfront Community Center to register.
For those of you who did not know, Rhea Lana’s sale is going on [...]]]>
Tour of Champions: State champion Lions recognized by MaxPreps http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/SPORTS/140419847/1020/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:52:45 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/SPORTS/140419847/1020/SPORTS The Lions are one of 10 basketball teams being honored in the eighth annual boys' MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard.
"This means a lot to us," head coach Rod Briggs said. "To be mentioned with a lot of great basketball programs in the country is a [...]]]>