Thursday was a busy night for prep sports as the regular season starts to come to a close.
Basehor-Linwood, Leavenworth and Lansing participated in the first United Kansas Conference meet in boys’ golf.
The golf meet was originally scheduled for April 30 but was delayed to Tuesday and then delayed again to Thursday due to weather.
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats won the first boys’ golf conference title at Burning Tree Golf Course with a score of 313.
Leavenworth finished fourth with 400 and Lansing took fifth with 410.
The Bobcats had four golfers finish in the top five individual scores to make first-team all-conference. Wyatt Powell was the league champion with a 75. Joey Langstratt scored a 77, Austin Logsdon had 79 and Brendan Smith had an 82. Kobe Sifford made second-team all-conference with his 83. Sifford was tied for sixth. Landon Bever shot a 109 to finish 23rd.
“Kids played well as a team (Thursday) shooting one of our better scores on the year,” Bobcats head coach Cody Ziegler said. “Burning Tree is a shorter course, so that was helpful in keeping scores low. I’m proud of our mindset right now. I believe our kids are focused on some bigger goals and understand the mentality they need to accomplish them.”
Jonah Barrette finished with the lowest score for the Pioneers with a 94 (17th). Chase Allen was one spot behind him with a 97. Luke Wagner finished 20th with a 99. William Ayers took 25th with a 110.
Lansing was led by Grant Schneider. Schneider took 12th with an 88.
Lions head coach Bill Pekarek said Schneider has had the right mindset recently.
“Grant has the right mentality about his golf game,” Pekarek said. “He strives to work on improving his game in practice and on his own. He has made some good improvements in the last three weeks and I believe he will keep getting better and better as his confidence grows.”
Jackson Haynes was 21st with 100, Joey Haynes was tied for 23rd with 109, Cody Rohn was 26th with 113 and J.D. Brown was 27th with 115.
The golf teams will return to action Monday for regionals.
Basehor-Linwood and Lansing will travel to Shawnee Country Club in Topeka for their 5A regional. Tee time is 9 a.m. The Pioneers will head to Wamego Country Club in Manhattan for their 6A regional. Tee time is set for 8:30 a.m.
Basehor-Linwood hosted the Lansing Lions Thursday night in soccer.
The Bobcats celebrated senior night with the team honoring Alyssa Richardson and Sofia Otting. The seniors and the rest of the Bobcats picked up a win in the final game of the season. Basehor-Linwood defeated Lansing 11-1, including six goals by sophomore Adell Gore.
The Lions continued action Friday for their final home game against Shawnee Heights in a game rescheduled from April 30.
The Bobcats and Lions will find out their regional seedings and opponents on Saturday before next week’s regional tournament.
The Leavenworth Pioneers were also in action Thursday after their game against Topeka West was delayed from Wednesday. Head coach Greg Ruff said the Pioneers finished the season on a high note in a recap at www.leavenworthathletics.com
The Pioneers won 10-0. Ruff said the team paid respect to this year’s senior class. He said the class of Alexis Cole, Sydney Howell, Hanna Miller, Maddie Stoffle, Maja Lager, Liz LaDuron and Margaret Collins helped the Pioneers reach their highest win total in a single season with nine. Ruff started all seven seniors in their final home home and the team started the game quick with a score in the first two minutes by Cole with an assist from Allie Lodge. Another score four minutes later came from Howell on a penalty kick. Three more goals came in the following minutes to give the Pioneers a 5-0 lead. The Pioneers added four more goals and went up 9-0 at halftime. Howell would add the Pioneers’ 10th goal 40 seconds into the second half and the Pioneers achieved their ninth win of the year.
“It was a good night for us,” Ruff said in the recap. “Being senior night, the girls enjoyed their play together and made the most of it. These seniors are a great group of young ladies and as a first-year coach, I could not have asked for a better group to help lead this team. I will miss them all. All five varsity players are going onto play in college so I could not have asked for a better group of players to start my journey as a coach.”
The Pioneers will find out their regional seeding and opponent Saturday and participate in the 6A regionals next week.