October 21, 2018
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McLouth USD 342 readies for high school graduation, middle school promotion with list of guidelines for attendees
Students in McLouth USD 342 are preparing to finally have their graduation celebrations. McLouth Middle School will have its promotion at 8 p.m. Friday at Stan Braksick Sports Complex and then the McLouth High School Class of 2020 will have its commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Saturday at the football stadium in McLouth.
The McLouth High Class of 2020 graduation is now planned for late July. The ceremony will be 8 p.m. July 25 at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. School officials are planning for a traditional ceremony, though it’s subject to change per any new guidelines announced during the COVID-19 pandemic. McLouth Middle School promotion is 8 p.m. July 24 at the stadium.
The McLouth High Class of 2020 now is planned for late July. The ceremony will be 8 p.m. July 25 at Stan Braksick Sports Complex.
McLouth High boys basketball will try to hold on to the top seed in its Class 2A substate with a handful of regular-season games left. The Bulldogs are 12-4 overall and 9-3 in Northeast Kansas League play after Monday’s game against Jackson Heights. McLouth currently is the No. 1 seed in the Horton Substate.
The 33rd annual McLouth Invitational Tournament started Monday. In girls play, No. 1 Cair Paravel defeated No. 8 Kansas City Christian, 42-30, and No. 2 Maur Hill squeaked by No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 41-39. In Boys games, No. 1 Maur Hill outlasted No. 8 Silver Lake, 57-47, while No. 2 McLouth defeated No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 48-31.
McLouth also will be the site of a week of basketball with the McLouth Invitational Tournament. Brackets have been finalized for the MIT. For the boys bracket, No. 1 Maur Hill takes on No. 8 Silver Lake, No. 4 Jeff West faces No. 5 Hiawatha and No. 3 Cair Paravel faces No. 6 Veritas Christian. No. 2 McLouth takes on No. 7 Wathena-Riverside in the first round.
McLouth High boys basketball is off to a strong start. The Bulldogs were 4-1 overall and 4-1 in Northeast Kansas League play heading into Tuesday’s game against Maur Hill.
Enjoy a fun and spooky ride on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride one last time this fall. The hay rides will be offered 7:45-11 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for anyone 7 or older. Children ages 6 and younger are admitted for $5.
Friday will provide one of two more opportunities for the McLouth High football team to secure a victory in 2019. McLouth, which is 0-7 overall and 0-4 in both Northeast Kansas League play an district play, will play Friday at home against Osage City, which is 4-3 overall, 3-1 in district play and 3-2 in Flint Hills League play.
McLouth High volleyball likely will be a No. 5 seed in the team’s Class 2A substate at Jefferson County North. KSHSAA brackets haven’t been released yet, but the association’s website updates substate standings throughout the year and MHS currently is the No. 5 seed with a 15-22 record. If the current standings hold, McLouth would play No. 4 Maranatha Christian Academy (18-14) Saturday at JCN. The winner of that match would face the winner of No. 1 Jackson Heights (31-3) and No. 8 Kansas City Christian (0-19).
Maur Hill over McLouth in football opener; MHS volleyball heads to Atchison; Bulldog XC to host meet
Maur Hill-Mount Academy took to the air Friday in a shutout victory against McLouth. McLouth opened the season at home, but the Junior Ravens spoiled the first game of the season at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. MHMA went ahead, 14-0, in the first quarter and never looked back. The Junior Ravens went on register a 42-0 shutout victory.
McLouth High softball ended its season in a Class 2-1A regional on its own field. MHS softball, the No. 3 seed in its own 2-1A regional, played No. 6 Valley Falls (5-11) May 14.
McLouth’s 4x400 boys relay team will lead a group of qualifiers to the state meet Friday. The 4x400 team won a Class 2A regional this past Friday at Jefferson County North with a time of 3 minutes, 35.66 seconds. It ranks No. 5 among 2A 4x400 teams based on regional times. Team members are seniors Jonah Willits, Garrison Pope, Jeremy Carlton and Asher Robbins, as well as sophomore alternate Hunter Plake and senior alternate Caleb Richardson.
The McLouth High boys have advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2A Valley Heights Substate. The Bulldogs got one last opportunity to play in front of the home crowd Monday, as MHS, the top seed in the substate, defeated No. 8 Atchison County, 73-27. McLouth got out in front in the first quarter and never looked back. The Bullodgs outscored Atchison County, 21-5, in the first quarter and proceeded to outscore the visiting Tigers the next three quarters.
The Bulldogs have a shot at tying Maur Hill-Mount Academy for the NEKL title, but MHS would have to win out and have another NEKL team also knock off the Ravens in the final week. More importantly, the Bulldogs will be the top seed in the Class 2A Valley Heights Substate. If McLouth were to stumble this week, the Bulldogs still would be the top seed, as Valley Heights is the No. 2 seed at 12-9. MHS likely will open the substate with a home game against Atchison County (0-19).
McLouth High improved to 4-0 with Friday’s 64-23 rout of Atchison County. The Bulldogs got the 41-point victory three days after winning by 28 against Horton (69-41). MHS had one more game before winter break. THe Bulldogs played archrival Oskaloosa at OHS on Tuesday after The Mirror’s print deadline. The schedule will resume Jan. 4 when McLouth travels to the Easton area to take on Peasant Ridge.
The McLouth girls basketball team lost a 45-40 contest to Atchison County. MHS took the early lead in the first quarter, 6-5. and conintued to be up, 16-12, at halftime. The Tigers, though outscored McLouth, 24-15, in the third quarter. and took a five-point lead. The Bulldogs couldn’t gain any ground in the fourth quarter and fell to 1-3 on the season. McLouth played Tuesday after The Mirror’s print deadline. Check updates from Tuesday’s games at Oskaloosa at tonganoxiemirror.com.
The McLouth High boys basketball team stayed perfect on the year, while the girls squad got in the win column with a convincing victory. McLouth won the boys game against Horton on Tuesday at MHS, 69-41. The Bulldogs have victories against Horton, Jeff County North and Horton so far this season.
A big fourth quarter from Valley Falls prevented the McLouth High girls basketball team from opening the season with a victory. McLouth led, 15-14, at halftime and extended that lead to 23-18 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Dragons would respond. VFHS scored 20 in that final quarter and eventually got the 38-34 victory.
The McLouth High boys basketball team is 2-0 on the young season. MHS opened the season Dec. 4 with a 67-46 victory against Valley Falls on the road. The Bulldogs followed that up with a 51-45 victory against Jefferson County North on Friday. The team’s next game was Tuesday against Horton, but the game took place after The Mirror’s deadline.
McLouth High won its first Class 2A substate quarterfinal match set against Jayhawk Linn on Oct. 20, but couldn’t hold off JLHS’s comeback. McLouth won the first set, 25-19, but Jayhawk Linn forced a third set after winning the second, 25-22. The Jayhawks then were able to take the decisive third set, 25-20.
A McLouth High runner placed in the Top 10 at Saturday’s Class 2A state cross country meet in Wamego. Freshman Reagan Clark placed sixth in the girls race. She finished in 20 minutes, 46.1 seconds. Teammate Baylee Wolfe wasn’t far behind. The sophomore placed 12th with a time of 21:17.6.
A McLouth High runner placed in the Top 10 at Saturday’s Class 2A state cross country meet in Wamego.
McLouth High won its first Class 2A substate quarterfinal match set against Jayhawk Linn on Saturday, but couldn’t hold off JLHS’s comeback. McLouth won the first set, 25-19, but Jayhawk Linn forced a third set after winning the second, 25-22. The Jayhawks then were able to take the decisive third set, 25-20.
Individual McLouth runners will represent the Bulldogs at state after medaling at regionals Saturday at Wabaunsee High School. Freshman Reagan Clark placed second in the girls race with a time of 21 minutes, 12.25 seconds. Sophomore Baylee Wolfe also medaled with her seventh-place finish and 22:10.46 time.