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Salthawk Sports Roundup: Swimming Heads to State, Bowling Prepares for Regionals


By Brad Hallier


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Hutchinson High boys swim team will head to the Class 5-4-3-2-1A state meet on Friday and Saturday in Topeka.

The Salthawks have seven entries in the meet.

Based on seedings, the Salthawks have a good shot at qualifying three entries into Saturday’s championship finals. The top eight in the preliminaries qualify for the championship finals, and the next eight best times head to the consolation finals.

Junior Logan Most is seeded eighth in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 54.22 seconds). The Salthawks’ 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams also are among the top eight seeds, with the 400 team seeded seventh (3:29.67) and 200 team seeded eighth (1:34.52).

Hutchinson’s 200 medley relay team is seeded 20th.

Two Salthawks qualified for the 100 freestyle, including senior Zion Hayes and senior Trent McClelland.

Most also qualified in the 500 freestyle.

Bowling – The Salthawks wrapped up the regular season on Tuesday at The Alley. Both the boys and girls teams finished second in the triangular, behind Campus but ahead of Maize.

Jacob Bofink led the boys team with a second-place finish, rolling a 597 series, two ahead of teammate Brody Ummel.

Ariana Shankle led the girls team with an eighth-place finish, rolling a 431 series.

Boys basketball – The Salthawks lost their second straight game Tuesday, 60-48 to undefeated Maize South.

The loss dropped the Salthawks to 12-5 and down to fifth place in the Class 5A West substate standings, a half game behind Great Bend.

Jay Lewis led Hutchinson with 17 points.

Girls basketball – The Salthawks battled one of the top teams in Class 5A to the end Tuesday but came up short in a 38-35 loss to Maize South.

Neither team led by more than three points. Grace Posch led Hutchinson with 13 points, as the Salthawks fell to 10-7