CJHS runners compete in SES Invitaional

GYPSUM — Four Concordia runners finished in the top 20 in the eighth grade girls’ division of the Southeast of Saline Invitational junior high cross country meet Tuesday.
Nicole Timme placed sixth for Concordia with a time of 14:16.17 on the 3,200-meter course.
Britney Gilkeson ran 14:39.22 to finish ninth.
Brittney Kennedy was 13th in 15:32.41.
Briana Kennedy crossed in 17th place in 16:02.57.
Tabetha Deines, Salina South Middle School, won the race in 13:24.44.
The Concordia seventh-grade girls had Cierra Kennedy finish eighth in 6:27.43 on the 1,600-meter course.
Callahan Figgs placed 11th in 6:34.70.
Tori Marsh was 31st in 7:47.27.
Desiree Hemenway finished 41st in 8:25.60.
Erin Topham, Berean Academy, was the individual champion with a time of 5:56.15.
Concordia’s Kyler Caspers placed 25th in the eighth grade boys’ race in 14:06.71.
Tyler Olmsted, Lakewood, took first in 12:03.48.
Andrew Mason finished 44th for Concordia in the seventh grade boys’ race in 8:39.91.
Jama Gleue, Republic County, won the race in 5:55.98.

SPORTS

Panthers defeat Wamego twice

WAMEGO — Remaining unbeaten in North Central Kansas League play, the Concordia High School volleyball team swept a pair of matches from Wamego on Thursday. Concordia, ranked ninth in Class 4A-Division II, won the first match in three sets, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23. Cydney Bergmann... [More]

CHS tennis team place third

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Recording fourth-place finishes in number one and two singles and number one and two doubles, the Concordia High School tennis team placed third in its invitational tournament on Thursday. Clay Center won the tournament with 40 points. Phillipsburg was second with 28 and Concordia... [More]

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Concordia High School plans activities for Homecoming

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From vacant lot to outdoor public space, the Broadway Plaza opens Friday

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Prairie Pondering

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