October 21, 2018
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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.