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Kansas State rallies late to put away Iowa State -3/1/2015, 9:33 AM

No. 8 Kansas holds on to defeat Texas, 69-64 -3/1/2015, 9:31 AM

Wichita State captures MVC crown by beating Northern Iowa -3/1/2015, 9:30 AM

Ellis' Younger cruises through Friday at 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Hays High's Deterding second in 4A -3/1/2015, 9:58 AM

Norton wins title with backside points -3/1/2015, 9:36 AM

Hoxie's Porsch repeats in 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:43 AM

FHSU splits at Northeastern State -3/1/2015, 9:41 AM

HHS girls win on senior night -3/1/2015, 9:40 AM

HHS boys roll by Great Bend -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling finals results -2/28/2015, 9:37 AM

Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

2015 Eight-Man All-Star rosters -2/11/2015, 11:54 AM

Indiana State backcourt thrives with new characters -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Scott City rolls over TMP -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Jayhawks cruise past Texas Tech -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Kansas State braces for Mountaineers' full-court press -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Sports Scores

Tuesday

Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

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TMP's Dreiling sets meet record in WaKeeney

Published on -5/4/2014, 7:44 PM

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By CONOR NICHOLL

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WaKEENEY -- Sam Dreiling was entering sixth grade when his dad, Mark, brought home some older pole vaulting mats for Sam and his older brother, Zach. Mark purchased poles, and the two started to practice. At that time, Sam couldn't even clear five feet.

In middle school, Sam started to win meets and enjoyed the adrenaline rush of beating opponents. The Dreilings later built a pole vaulting box and laid down an old conveyer belt for a runway. The brothers eventually outgrew the poles they had at home, but still use the makeshift equipment to hone certain technique.

"They work good enough for what we work on them for," Dreiling said.

Helped by Mark, Sam's passion has continually grown. Dreiling, a Thomas More Prep-Marian junior, vaults nearly all year round, including club, indoor and during the spring high school season. Mark is at virtually every competition.

"He has been the main drive in my pole vaulting," Dreiling said. "If it wasn't for him, I don't think I would be where I am today because he got me started on it, he let me find out what a passion it was."

Dreiling had a solid season last year and qualified for the Class 3A meet, but no-heighted. Zach, a senior last spring, narrowly missed state qualification out of a tough regional. Norton's Austin Hager took third at 13 feet after he placed eighth in 2012 at state.

On Friday, Dreiling and Hager continued their friendly rivalry, and Goodland senior Holton Witman also was in the field at the Goldsmith Relays at WaKeeney-Trego Community High School. Witman ranked sixth in Kansas with a mark of 14-2.75, while Hager and Dreiling were tied for 14th with a 13-6 clearance, according to historian Carol Swenson's statewide honor roll.

Dreiling won the meet and set a meet record with a 14-0 vault, and Hager, a senior, took second at 13-6. Witman struggled and finished third at 12 feet. Norton senior Bailey Ambrosier, a two-time Class 3A state champion, tied the meet record with a 10-foot clearance to win the girls' competition. Norton won the girls' crown with 87 points, three over Colby.

On the boys' side, Goodland led the 12-team meet with 125 points, and TMP was second at 101 points.

Dreiling, who faces Hager at multiple meets, including last week at Phillipsburg and at upcoming league and regionals, called the competition a "nice battle." Both competitors shook hands after Dreiling cleared 14 feet on his third and final attempt, and Hager missed.

"Whenever I could vault because of the wind, it's been good," Dreiling said. "Things were feeling right, and I knew I was going to get these heights I was wanting. I was confident that I could outvault them and make my best vault, and I would have been satisfied even if they would have beat me, and I would have made my best vault."

Ryan, Mark and Monarch pole vaulting coach Luke Lubbers helped and encouraged Sam throughout the event. Sam remained light-hearted for the competition, that including girls, lasted well over five hours.

"I try more or less to have fun, because if I am putting pressure on myself, I just do worse," Dreiling said. "But if I laugh and joke around with my brother, and my dad or my coach, I am pretty confident that will calm me down, and I can make a vault that I am capable of making."

Hager cleared 13 feet on his third attempt, while Dreiling made it on his first to take the lead. At 13-6, Hager cleared on his second, Dreiling on his third and Hager moved into first. At 14-0, Dreiling first made an approach, but was uncomfortable and held up in in the box. He quickly reset himself and then cleared 14 feet for the first time in high school competition this year. Dreiling got inverted a little quicker, an area he has worked on throughout the season.

"I just pulled them out of nowhere really," he said. "Everything just kind of worked a little bit better."

Teeter wins strong javelin field

Goldsmith Relays also brought together arguably the best javelin field of any Kansas meet this year with La Crosse senior Lucas Moeder, Goodland senior Dax Ruhs and sophomore Trey Teeter and TMP junior Cameron Fouts.

Moeder, Ruhs and Fouts had each delivered a top-10 throw in Kansas and had tossed between 181-8 and 183-1 this season. Teeter had a season-best of 162-7 entering the competition, but was eighth in Class 4A last season. Moeder didn't compete because many Leopard athletes overscheduled by one meet this year and had to sit out a competition.

Ruhs, Teeter and Fouts all were supposed to throw in the fourth and final heat, but because of conflicts with running events, Ruhs and Fouts moved up to the third heat. Fouts threw 169-3, while Ruhs was second at 166-1.5 after their heats.

Then, Teeter uncorked a 176-1 to win the competition. Throughout his throws, Teeter kept saying he was going to throw 180 feet.

"That's been my thought process all year, hit 180," Teeter said. "Now that I have had over the hump of 170, I guess that's the next goal, 180."

Ruhs also won the 100-meter dash in 11.53 seconds, took third in the triple jump with a leap of 39-4 and helped the Cowboys' 400-meter relay win in 44.95 seconds.

"I have ran the 100 since I was in seventh grade," Ruhs said. "This year, I started out the year with jav, long jump and triple jump and the 4x1. Last week, I didn't long jump as well, so decided to drop that and run the 100."

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