Hayden softball rolls to twinbill sweep at Emporia

Rick Peterson

Hayden's softball team picked up its first wins of the season Friday at Emporia, with the Wildcats taking 11-0 and 8-2 wins over the Centennial League-rival Spartans.

Hayden sophomore Alyssa Droge picked up both pitching wins for the 2-4 Wildcats, including a one-hit, eight-strikeout performance in the first game.

Droge followed that with a seven-hit, five-strikeout game in the nightcap.

AlyssaDroge4Hayden sophomore Alyssa Droge picked up both pitching wins in Friday's doubleheader sweep at Emporia. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Hayden freshman Ava Delgado went 3 for 4 in the opener with a triple and six runs batted in while sophomore Tatum Abbey had a solo home run and junior Carly Stuke had a double and a pair of RBI.

Wildcat senior Alyssa Dinkel and junior Sandy Anguiano both had a pair of hits in the first game while Droge had a triple.

Dinkel also had two hits in the second game while Stuke had a triple and three RBI, Delgado knocked in two runs and sophomore Maylee Burris had a triple.

Hayden is scheduled to return to action Tuesday, hosting Piper in a non-league doubleheader.



W -- Droge. L -- Gilpin. 2B -- Hayden: Stuke. 3B -- Hayden: Delgado, Droge. HR -- Hayden: Abbey.



W -- Droge. L -- Harris. 2B -- Emporia: Stewart, Gilpin. 3B -- Hayden: Burris, Stuke. Emporia: Stewart.

City swimmers shine in Topeka High Invitational

Rick Peterson


City athletes swept victories in all 12 events in Thursday's Topeka High Invitational swimming and diving meet at the Capitol Federal Natatorium, with Washburn Rural and Seaman combining for 11 wins en route to one-two team finishes.

Washburn Rural won five events and finished the meet with a team score of 485 points while Seaman had six wins and finished second with 376 points. Hayden was third with 327 points.

 The champion Junior Blues got a pair of individual wins from Makenna Pritchard in 50-yard freestyle (26.05 seconds) and the 500 free (5 minutes, 43.07 seconds), Ellie Armstrone in one-meter diving (195.80 points) and Mara Bare in the 100 backstroke (1:03.31) while the Rural team of Aubrey Fritsch, Jeissca Ndungu, Bare and Pritchard won the 200 medley relay in 2:03.20.

Seaman's Tauren Walz and Avery Walz combined for four individual victories, with Tauren winning the 200 freestyle (2:03.03) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.19) and Avery winning the 200 individual medley (2:16.12) and the 100 breaststroke (1:07.98) while the Viking team of the Tauren Walz, Avery Walz, Gabby Grace and Samantha Shea won the 200 free relay (1:48.49) and the 400 free relay (3:57.12).

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