Pirates’ Wilson scores 2 in win over Bonner

Bonner Springs senior Hope Seaton (2) took a shot on goal in the second half. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Piper Lady Pirates soccer team faced off with the Bonner Springs Lady Braves on Tuesday evening and came away with a 2 – 1 victory. Piper senior Emily Wilson scored both goals in the win.

Bonner Springs opened the scoring with 15 minutes left in the first half. Senior Hope Seaton found a seam up the middle and outraced the Pirates’ defense to put herself one-on-one against Piper goalkeeper Emma Morgan.

Piper nearly evened the game five minutes later, but a difficult save by Braves senior goalkeeper Martina Glenn kept Piper off the board temporarily. Piper finally cashed in with six minutes left in the half when Wilson picked up an errant pass in the Bonner backfield and sent it into the net.

Wilson scored the game-winning goal early in the second half, chipping the ball past Glenn from close range.

Piper backup goalkeeper Brianna Andrade closed out the game, coming on midway through the second half when Morgan collided with a Bonner player while making a save.

Bonner junior Sydni Bolewski nearly collected an equalizer against Andrade with 15 minutes remaining, but her shot from 12 yards glanced off the left post.

Piper’s record improves to 9-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the Kaw Valley League. They will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner-Edgerton. Bonner drops to 4-2-1 overall (2-1-1 in the KVL). They will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Ward

Piper junior Brianna Andrade (2) worked the ball against Bonner Springs junior Sydni Bolewski (6). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Brianna Andrade went for the block against a shot from Sydni Bolewski. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs freshman Hailey Robinson (15) volleyed the ball past Piper freshman Ryia Richardson (9). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs sophomore Maria Gonzalez (10) split two Piper defenders on a run up field. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs senior Hope Seaton (2) outraced the Piper defense to create a goal-scoring opportunity. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Trinity Jones stripped the ball from Piper sophomore Riley Porter. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Piper goalkeeper Emma Morgan (0) challenged Bonner Springs forward Trinity Jones (11) on her run to the goal. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Piper freshman Emma Hawley (7) defended against Trinity Jones. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
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Wyandotte County students compete in Kansas Relays

Piper junior Dalton White raced in the boys 110-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Several students from Wyandotte County high schools participated in the Kansas Relays on Friday and Saturday at Kansas University’s Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan. The prestigious annual track and field competition draws high school athletes from several states and also features a college competition.

Notable results included a sixth place finish in the long jump by Sumner Academy junior Nahshon Houston, with a jump of 21 feet, 5 1/2 inches.

Additional results from Wyandotte County students:

Piper High School

Dalton White, boys 110-meter hurdles, 15.96 seconds, and 300-meter hurdles, 40.86 seconds

Devon Marshall, boys 100-meter dash, 11.18 seconds

Aliya Webb, girls 300-meter hurdles, 52.08 seconds

Cooper Beebe, boys shot put, 49 feet, 3 inches

Boys 4×100-meter relay, David Holmes, Doc Covington, Dalton White, Devon Marshall, 44.92 seconds

Boys 4×400-meter relay, David Holmes, Jonathan Moon, Dalton White, Josh Brown, 3 minutes, 36.81 seconds

Turner High School

Jaelon Harley, boys 400-meter run, 53.95 seconds

Davion Scott, boys 110-meter hurdles, 16.56 seconds

Reneaux Jackson, boys javelin throw, 150 feet, 11 inches

Girls 4×100-meter relay, Alexis Cheney, Krystian Conway, Tynica Gilmore, Alona Cottner, 54.47 seconds

Bonner Springs High School

Nasjon Porter, boys long jump, 19 feet, 11 3/4 inches and boys triple jump, 42 feet, 6 3/4 inches

Schlagle High School

Boys 4×100-meter relay, Kendall Brewer, Larmon Witt, Gavin Williams, Brayden Soza, 43.77 seconds

Wyandotte High School

Boys 4×100-meter relay, Dontae Wilson, Yaseen Chapell, Jaylaan Castro, Marcus Jones, 44.92 seconds

Sumner junior Nahshon Houston raced down the runway in the boys long jump. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Piper sophomore Aliya Webb ran in the girls 300-meter hurdles. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner junior Reneaux Jackson prepared to launch the javelin. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Wyandotte’s Dontae Wilson rounded the turn in the first leg of the boys 100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner senior Jaelon Harley grimaced as he began the boys 400-meter run. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner’s Alexis Cheney ran the first leg of the girls 4×100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs junior Nasjon Porter landed his long jump. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Schlagle’s Kendall Brewer launched out of the blocks in the first leg of the boys 4×100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
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KCK students at K-State outstanding in national speech tournament

Kansas City, Kansas, students did well representing Kansas State University at the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament April 9 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The K-State speech team finished 10th in the nation in the contest. The university’s team competed against teams from 62 schools across the nation at the tournament.

Logan Stacer, a senior in communications studies from Kansas City, Kansas, went to the finals, placing second in communication analysis, fourth in informative, and fifth in poetry interpretation. A 2014 graduate of Piper High School, Stacer was the seventh overall speaker in the nation.

Also, Michelle Briggs, a senior in psychology from Kansas City, Kansas, advanced in the informative and poetry interpretation events. She was one of two students who advanced to the quarterfinals, finishing in the top 24 of their events.

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