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Salthawk Sports Roundup: Basketball Teams Earn Sweep of Salina Central


By Brad Hallier


SALINA, Kan.Hutchinson High alumnus Kalen Hilst earned his first win as girls basketball coach Tuesday in his debut, as the Salthawks beat Salina Central 56-36.

Grace Posch led the Salthawks with 18 points while Kohlbie Craft added nine points.

Hutch led through out, building a 25-18 halftime lead that swelled to 44-22 after three quarters.

Boys basketball – The Salthawks got the season off to a great start Tuesday at Salina Central, as the Salthawks rallied from a four-point halftime deficit in beating the Mustangs 67-59.

Hutchinson didn’t shoot well, making just 35% of its shots (14 of 40). But the Salthawks made up for it by sinking 34 of 40 free throws.

The Salthawks also rebounded well, taking 28 to Central’s 17.

Terrell King led Hutchinson with 25 points, while Julian Smith added 20.

The Salthawks will play again Friday against Buhler.

Boys swimming – Hutchinson earned two state qualifiers at its season-opening meet last Thursday in Newton.
The two entries were both relay teams.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team came in second place in 3 minutes, 45.68 seconds. The team included Logan Most, Zion Hayes, Lakin Franz and Trent McClelland.

The Salthawks’ 200-yard freestyle relay team also qualified with a second-place finish in a time of 1:38.35. Most, Hayes, Franz and McClelland were also on that team.

Most also earned a state consideration time in the 200-yard freestyle, as he finished second in a time of 2:02.41.

The Salthawks finished the meet in fifth place with 145 points. They’ll compete again Tuesday in a home meet at the Hutchinson YMCA

Boys wrestling – The Hutchinson High boys wrestling team opened the season Saturday at a difficult dual tournament in Junction City.

The Salthawks lost all four duals, to Emporia 67-6, Shawnee Mission Northwest 54-24, Shawnee Heights 54-27 and Junction City 54-24.

Cooper Harris won three matches at 126 pounds, as did Cruz Cannon at 106 pounds.

The Salthawks next action will be Thursday in a league dual at Campus.

Girls wrestling – The Salthawks came in 11th place out of 19 teams Saturday at the Doug Kretzer Girls Classic in McPherson.

Hutch scored 54 points,

Miranda Sanders led the way with four wins and a third-place finish at 140 pounds. After being losing the semifinals, Sanders bounced back with two victories by pin.

The Salthawks also had placements from Taylor Pubil at 105 pounds (fourth) and Ruby Foster at 115 pounds (sixth).

The Salthawks will travel to Campus on Thursday for a dual.