The Lansing and Basehor-Linwood golf teams both traveled to Shawnee County Club on Monday for the Topeka Hayden Invitational. 

Lions head coach Bill Pekarek pointed out the course will be the same site for the regional tournament. Both schools will return to the Topeka course on May 13. 

The Bobcats finished in fifth with a score of 353. 

Lansing finished tied for ninth with Silver Lake with a score of 404.

Basehor-Linwood’s Brendan Smith finished 11th overall with a score of 86. 

Wyatt Powell and Austin Logsdon each shot an 87. Kobe Sifford had 93 and Ben Mowery shot a 121.

Lansing was led by Grant Schneider with a 96. Jake Hamilton and Jacob Litewski each shot a 102. Joey Haybes had 104 and Drew Allen scored a 109. Jackson Haynes withdrew from the tournament due to sickness. 

Pekarek said Schneider, Litweski and Allen all lowered their personal best scores on Monday.

“We are beginning to see more and more good shots by our players,” Pekarek said. “If we can hit more greens in regulation and continue to improve in our short game, we will see more players shooting lower scores and our team score becoming more competitive.”

Both teams continued play on Tuesday at the Osawatomie Invitational.

 

Baseball

The Pleasant Ridge baseball team faced Doniphan West Monday night in a doubleheader. 

Pleasant Ridge took both games 7-1 and 8-4.

Colton Comer, Cole Blanke, Gavin VanDyke, Dawson Bertrand and Trevor Lawson each had two hits for the Rams in the first game. 

Clayton Richter, Eli Schwinn and Devin Stutz each had a hit.

Blanke also pitched for the Rams for 5.2 innings. 

The senior allowed only two hits and one run with 10 strikeouts in the victory.

In game two, VanDyke drove in four on three hits to help the Rams take the second game 8-4. Schwinn also had three hits in the game. Blanke, Bertrand, Stutz and Lawson each had two hits. Richter and Walker Adams had a hit. 

Bertrand, Stutz and Adams combined to allow six hits, four runs with nine strikeouts on the mound.

The Rams return home Thursday to host Atchison County Community High School in a doubleheader. 

First game is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. with the second to follow.

 

Soccer

Leavenworth soccer hosted Spring Hill on Monday night. The Pioneers would fall to the team ranked No. 4 in the Northeast section of 5A. 

Head coach Greg Ruff said in a game recap on www.leavenworthathletics.com that the team possessed the ball well but did not capitalize on their chances.

Spring Hill went up 2-0 in the first half before Alexis Cole scored her 10th goal of the season with an assist from Kaylee Shaw. 

“We had a few more opportunities,” Ruff said in the post. “And one hit off the far post. While another (was) saved by Spring Hill’s keeper on a brave save to keep the Pioneers off the scoring board. Another shot was on the goal line and got cleared off. We had the chances, just not the luck.”

Ruff said it was 3-1 for much of the second half before the Broncos scored two late goals to take the 5-1 win.

The Pioneers continued action on Tuesday when they hosted Basehor-Linwood.