Pleasant Hill Sports
The Pleasant Hill girls 1,600-meter relay team broke its own school record and finished second at the Class 4 state meet Saturday. Relay members were sophomore Laura Irwin, senior Ellie Beck, junior Brooke Beck and sophomore Rowen Hays.
Pleasant Hill girls set five school records, finish sixth at state
JEFFERSON CITY — The Pleasant Hill girls track and field team nearly brought home a state trophy for the second year in a row.
Pleasant Hill junior Brooke Beck (5) crosses the finish line just ahead of Delaney Brinker of Ladue Horton Watkins in the 400-meter dash finals at the Class 4 state track and field meet Saturday. Beck repeated as the 400 dash champion, breaking her own school record in the process. The new record is 54.92 seconds.
Pleasant Hill's Beck repeats as 400 state champ
JEFFERSON CITY — Moments after Brooke Beck won her second-straight 400-meter dash state title, she had a brief moment of deja vu.
Harrisonville junior Kayleigh Norris once again broke her 1,600-meter run school record. She won the district 1,600 run in a time of 4:50.96 to break the record. She also won the 800- and 3,200-meter runs at the meet.
Records broken at Class 4 district meet; Chicks make program history
The Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville girls teams each had another school record fall at the district meet.
Pleasant Hill freshman Anesa Scrogham, left, dribbles around a defender Saturday during the Class 2 District 7 game. Pleasant Hill beat Ewing Marion Kauffman 12-0 in the quarterfinal contest.
Chicks crush Blue Knights in district soccer contest
KANSAS CITY — The Pleasant Hill girls soccer team continued a trend that began with the first two games of the Class 2 District 7 matches.
Pleasant Hill senior Brayden Bush, right, is congratulated by coaches Alec Rentschler, left, and Jeff Wyatt after winning his state title. Following the season, Wyatt resigned after 14 years as head coach. Rentschler was recently hired as the next head coach of the wrestling program.
Rentschler replaces Wyatt as Pleasant Hill wrestling coach
For its next wrestling coach, Pleasant Hill High School has promoted within its current staff.
Pleasant Hill girls track and field coach Patrick Dent, front and center, celebrates winning the Missouri River Valley Conference West championship Monday night in Warrensburg. The Chicks have won the conference title in back-to-back years. The team celebrated by making a video after the meet.
Pleasant Hill girls win second-straight MRVC West title; Norris leads Harrisonville at conference meet
For the second year in a row, the Pleasant Hill girls track and field team proved its depth and talent were too much to handle at the Missouri River Valley Conference West meet Monday at Warrensburg.
Pleasant Hill sophomore Haley DiMarco (3) and Harrisonville freshman Brylee Jackson (10) compete for possession of the ball during last week's match. DiMarco scored two goals in the Chicks' 6-1 victory.
Pleasant Hill girls cruise past Harrisonville in soccer match
PLEASANT HILL — It only took the Chicks a few minutes to strike first and gain advantage over their county rival last week.
Jeff Wyatt resigned as the Pleasant Hill wrestling coach after this year's season. Wyatt coached at Pleasant Hill for 14 years, and won three team state championships.
Wyatt resigns as Pleasant Hill wrestling coach after 14 years
After 14 years and three team state championships, Jeff Wyatt has resigned as the Pleasant Hill wrestling coach.
Pleasant Hill sophomore Laura Irwin clears the final hurdle during the 300-meter hurdles at a home meet last week.
Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill school records fall last week
Just a week after breaking her own school record once again, Harrisonville sophomore Paige Cribbs did it again. This time, she demolished her previous mark.
Archie’s Layla Septer (2) narrowly beats the throw to home plate to score a run for the Lady Whirlwinds during last week’s game at Midway. Archie won the game 17-2.
Area baseball, softball roundup: March 26 - April 1
Wildcats split games The Harrisonville baseball team played a pair of one-run games last week, and came away with opposite results. On March 27, the Wildcats won 4-3 at Holden. It was their …
Pleasant Hill junior Brooke Beck wins the 400-meter dash, running the fastest time in the state in Class 4 at the Bob Thorpe Invitational on Friday. Later in the meet, Beck won the 200-meter dash and set a school record in doing so. Her winning time and new record is 25.32 seconds. She now owns three school records – the 200 dash, 400 dash and 800 run.
Beck sets another Pleasant Hill track record
PECULIAR — Brooke Beck is on her way to rewriting the Pleasant Hill track record, and her junior season just began.
Pleasant Hill’s Ava Rogers (5) is one of many returning players with varsity experience on the girls soccer team. The Chicks have been to the past five state tournaments, and they look to make it six this year when the season begins Tuesday.
Veteran Pleasant Hill girls soccer squad ready for 2024 season
PLEASANT HILL — Expectations are once again high surrounding the girls soccer team, which is about to begin the 2024 season.
Harrisonville’s Kayleigh Norris runs down the home stretch with a big lead during the 1,600-meter run at the 2023 state track and field meet. Norris won the race, earning her first state title. She also placed second in the 800- and 3,200-meter runs at state. She’s back for her junior season, fresh off a state championship in cross country last fall.
Abundance of talent returns this spring for track and field squads
With the spring sports season just around the corner, it’s time look at the track and field athletes from the area and who has a chance to turn some heads and make a splash on the state stage in May.
Adrian sophomore Annabelle Rowe gives a thumbs up to the Blackhawk crowd following her win in the 235-pound championship at the state wrestling tournament last Thursday. Rowe became the first Adrian girl to win a state wrestling title.
Four area wrestlers crowned state champs
Last week, the Adrian sophomore stood atop the Class 1 state podium after making school history. She became Adrian’s first female state medalist and state champion when she won the 235-pound title in Columbia.
Sherwood’s Eli Ferrell celebrates winning his 190-pound district semifinal match that clinched him a state berth. Ferrell finished second in his weight class.
Area boys wrestlers lock up state tourney spots
On Saturday, nearly two dozen area competitors sealed their own berths into this week’s state tournament that began this morning at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Harrisonville freshman Taylor Kanoy celebrates her win over El Dorado Springs’ Lillian Corbin in the “blood round” consolation semifinals Saturday. Kanoy’s pin in 51 seconds clinched her state berth. Kanoy finished fourth in the 170-pound bracket at the Class 1 District 3 tournament in Nevada.
Nine girls qualify for Class 1 state wrestling tournament
NEVADA — Of the nine area girls wrestlers who qualified for next week’s state tournament, six of them will be making their first trip to compete against the best Class 1 competitors in Missouri.
Pleasant Hill junior Brooke Beck steals a pass during the Chicks' first game against Clinton in December. The Chicks avenged the loss last week, winning at Clinton.
Chicks earn two key conference victories
The Pleasant Hill girls basketball team won a pair of conference games last week, the second of which came over a team it lost to in December.
Sherwood’s girls wrestling trio all placed in their respective weight classes at the Highway 13 Throwdown. The Lady Marksmen competitors are Aubrey McCulloh, Cooper McDonald and Kayleen Gareipy.
Wrestling recap: Three Sherwood girls finish runner-up
The Sherwood girls wrestling trio traveled to the Highway 13 Throwdown and finished eighth out of 23 teams. All three Lady Marksmen placed second in their respective weight classes.