Looking Back: Sports highlights from 2017
Feb. 22 ó Chiefs claw back to knock off Sweet Springs yet again
Despite taking a 30-21 lead into halftime, the Sweet Springs High School boys basketball team would eventually fall to Santa Fe High School, 51-44, for the Class 2 District 15 tournament championship. On the girlsí side, Sweet Springs would lose again to Santa Fe in the championship game.
April 26 ó Concordia walks off to take down Saint Paul
When Saint Paul Lutheran High School and Concordia High School meet up on a sports field, itís pretty close to a guarantee that there will be drama. Despite great efforts from the pitching staffs, Abram Frerking drove in Cameron Cooper on a two-out, tiebreaking/game-winning hit to give Concordia the 4-3 edge.
June 14 ó Meineka, Mulligan shine at state golf tourney
Two members of the Concordia High School golf team, Kade Meineka and Landon Mulligan, competed at the MSHSAA Class 1 State Tournament, held in Bolivar. While Mulliganís first state tournament appearance was a success (two-day total score was 178, good for 43rd place), Meineka, who was competing in his third consecutive state tournament, was even more successful in finishing with a two-day total of 157, just seven strokes off of the winnerís score.†
Sept. 6 ó The Battle of Concordia: Concordia teams clash in seasonís biggest battle
The Concordian offered an inside look at some of the coaches, players, and history behind the annual football match between Saint Paul Lutheran High School and Concordia High School. The Saints would go on to win 33-22, extending their winning streak against the Orioles to four.
Sept. 20 ó Saints soccer stays hot, improves to 10-1
Three soccer games in four days? No problem for the talented Saints Paul Lutheran High School boys soccer team. A blowout victory against Summit Christian Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14 was preceded by back-to-back one-goal games on back-to-back nights when SPLHS squeaked by Pleasant Hill High School 1-0†and Grain Valley High School 4-3 (PK) on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12, respectfully.
Nov. 1 ó Santa Fe volleyball reaches state quarterfinal
Prior to the beginning of the 2017 Class 1 State Series, the Santa Fe High School Lady Chiefs appeared destined to make a run at their second state championship in four years. But after a serious smack down of the tournamentís host team (Tarkio High School, whose season was ended with the 25-21 and 25-4 loss), the Lady Chiefs met their match, falling 25-18 and 25-16 to eventual state champion Northland Christian High School in the semifinal round. They ended with a 33-3 final record.