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4B THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, March 10, 2011 The entire section of Rock Hills Grizzly fans got up on their feet to cheer on the Grizzlies as they emerged from the locker room to start the semi-final match of the sub-state tournament !ast Thursday night. The Grizzlies were knocked out of the tournament after being defeated by the La Crosse Leopards 4-24. Grizzlies lose to La Crosse at_substate The Rock Hills boys basketball sea- son came to an end on Thursday at the hands of the La Crosse Leopards. The Grizzlies were defeated in the semi- final sub state game by a 34-24 score. It was a full 12-minute span to start the game until the Grizzlies could put a point on the scoreboard. After trailing 11-0 at the end of the first quarter, it was four minutes into the second quar- ter when Travis Boyles hit a free throw and the score stood at 11-1. "We certainly couldn't fault our defense," said Grizzly Coach Matt Hesting. "Our defense has been noth- ing but superb all season, but unfortu- nately the offense just couldn't get anything going." Credit a lot of Rock Hills' offensive problems to a quick and aggressive La Cross man-to-man defense. Rock Hills turned the ball over 10 times in just 21 offensive first-half possessions. La Crosse took a lot of time off the clock offensively and the game moved at a pretty deliberate pace. La Crosse was up 15 to 3 at hal(time. "Getting only three points in a half kind ofhad the team down, but still we felt like we were in the game by only giving up 15 points!" said Hesting. The lid stayed on the basket until the fourth quarter when finally some shots started falling, but by then it was too little, too late. Rock Hills trailed 25 -9 at the end of three periods, but got the game back to within 9 points with still almost three minutes to play. La Crosse continued to run down the clock and hit en0ugh free throws, 7 of 12 in the 4th quarter, to maintain the safe separation, and get the 34-24 win. Only five Grizzlfes broke into the scoring column. They were Travis Boyles with 9 points and 8 rebounds, Joe Zadinawit 7 pdints, Wyatt Flinn with 4 points and 6 rebounds, Jarrett Christie with 2 points and 4 assists, and Alex Smith with 2 points. La Cross was led by Marcus Moeder, a senior, who finished with a game high 17 points. Both teams struggled from the field with Rock Hills hitting 9 of 31 shots for 29 percent, and La Crosse making 12 of 36 shots, for 33 percent. Free throws were pretty even also with the Griz- zlies hitting 5 of 8, for 63 percent, and the Leopards getting 7 of 12, for 58 percent. "La Crosse basically got 8 more scoring chances than we did because of our 21 turnovers, where they only had 11 turnovers. That translates into extra possessions; three or four make a 10 point win. Our overall poor ball handling and missing a couple of easy shots really paved the way for La Crosse," commented Hesting. The Grizzlies must say goodbye to five seniors who have been in the pro- gram for all four years of their high school career. Travis Boyles, Jarrett Christie, Chance Colson, Brice Ost and Joe Zadina have all played a big part in helping to keep the Grizzly basketball program at a high level of competition. These five senior leaders have put together back-to-back 14 win seasons, and all five also contributed as sophomores two yetrs ago when the Grizzlies won 15 games. "They've been together in good games, not-so-good games injury, sickness, league championships, re- gional championships,joy,disappoint- ment and hopefully a lot of good memo- ries," said Coach Hesting. "It has been a pleasure to have worked with and watch these young people develop. I wish them all the luck in the world!" PTL All-League basketball team picked this week Pike Trail All-League Basketball honors were announced this week with several Rock Hills players being named to the teams. For the Boys All-League First Team, Travis Boyles and J0ey Zadina of Rock Hills were both named to the team along with Connor Shoemaker, Miles Thomas Keegan Heiland and Coe Weis, all of Lakeside, Lallce Hedstrom, Brady Jensen, and Cody Jensen, all of Pike Valley, Grady Brayton and Zach DeMars of Southern Cloud, and Brian Thiessen and Mat- thew Peters of St. John' s-Tipton. Jarrett Salina Regional and KU Medical School partner to train rural physicians. The University of Kansas School of Medicine and Salina Regional Health Center, under the leadership of CEO Micheal Terry, have forged a unique partnership to address the critical shortage of physicians in rural communities throughout Kansas. Salina Regional will be home to the first satellite location of the KU Med School in a town the size of Salina, training 32 new physicians over the next four years. In addition to the high-quality medical school education, this partnership will help prepare students for the practice of medicine in rural communities and help address the shortage of physicians in rural Kansas. " "We hope to develop and instill in the students the value to them in living and practicing medicine in a smaller than metropolitan area. We want to show them the advantages of life here so that they will choose to stay and practice medicine m smaller-town Kansas. This is our way to help control the physician shortage," says Terry. KUMC leaders believe the Salina program could bda model for other areas of the country where there are critical shortages of rural physicians. "For the past hundred years we have been successful in fulfilling our mission of training excellent physicians to meet the needs of our state. Approximately half the physicians in Kansas received medical education at the KU School of Medicine," says KU Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson, MD. "Still, there is a growing need for physicians in our state. The campus expansion in Salina will help us achieve our common goal: that many of our students will ultimately practice primary care in underserved areas of Kansas." Salina Regional Health Center CEO Mike Terry Salina Regional and the KU School of Medicine have been organizing this partnership since the spring, 2010. The first classes of students will begin their training in the fall semester, 2011. Students will listen to lectures along with their peers via interactive television and podcasts, while web-based systems will Dr. Barbara Atkinson, Executive Vice support most of the Chancellor, KU Medical CenTer curriculum's laboratory components. The Salina Regional administration and Board of Trustees have authorized a $1,000,000 investment over a 4-year period to help defray faculty and operating costs of this satellite school. In addition, the hospital is also spending several hundred thousand dollars to renovate and repurpose the Braddick Building, the hospital's original nursing school building. Salina Regional is providing this facility to KU rent-free for as tong as the program exists. Terry says "This is a great thing for Salina to have KU's medical school here. We are investing significantly to Mike Terry, the SRHC Board and adrninistration create a model have been working on establishing this that has never partnership for nearly a year been done before for rural Kansas." Heidi Chumley, MD, and senior associate dean for medical education at KU Medical Center, applauds the Salina medical community to provide students an excellent medical education in a smaller community. 'With today's technology, we can bring the best elements of a large academic health center to complement the strengths of a community like Salina and give students the best of both worlds. It's a great model of a partnership between a community and an academic health center," Chumley says. Salina Regional's commitment is to be the hub of excellence in Dr. Heidi Chumley of the healthcare for KU Medical Center north central Kansas. This new partnership will bring more physicians to rural communities so Kansans can have confidence for the good life. Christie and B rice Ost were both nrned for honorable mention. For the Girls All-League First Team, Bethany Jeffery, Regan Jeffery and Darica Bohnert made the roster from Rock Hills. Joining them on the list were Prairee Marlier and Alida Draayer of Lakeside, Taylor Peters, Kora Bergstrom and Averie Gritten, all of Pike Valley, Kylee Cyr of Southern Cloud, and Vanessa Kresin, Alissa Gasper and Taylor Hake, of St. John' s- Tipton. Maddie Warne, Rock Hills, was named on the honorable mention list, along with Olivia Householder of Pike Valley, Bryanna Cool of Southern Cloud, and Damaris Niewald and Erin Schroeder of St. John's-Tipton. Wrestlers overcome challenges to enter state competition Two area high school seniors have recently been making headlines across the region after competing and medaling at the state wrestling compe- tition Feb. 25 and 26. Kale Newell, who was ranked first in the 140-pound class with a 31-1 record, and Zach Eaton, who was ranked first in the 17 l- pound class, were two of six wrestlers from Smith Center High School who qualified to compete at the state con- test. Kale Newell, who took second at state last year, claimed the champion- ship title in the 140-pound class this year. Newell has qualified for state all four years of his high school wrestling career. His first two years, Newell at- tended Rock Hills High School in his hometown of Mankato, and he wrestled with the Smith Center team through a cooperative agreement. After two years, Kale decided to go to Smith Center High School full time. Newell's victory at state was a true test of his endurance and determina- tion as he had been battling illness in the days prior to the contest and was still feeling under the weather during the competition. The illness had caused Newell to miss school and practice in Farmway Credit Union Mankato Sports Preview Tuesday, March 15- Saturday, March 1 . March 13 Daylight Savings Time Begins. 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Eaton's journey to state has been filled with even s that would lead most to drop out fo] January, while ( at the MCL to fered a torn ant, (ACL) and a pa collateral ligam jury would non be the end of t petitor. the season. Back in :ompeting inthe finale amament, Eaton suf- nor cruciate ligament rtial tear of his medial ent. This extensive in- nally be considered to season for any com- For Eaton, however, the injury was minimal compared to the struggle his father was faciBg. Just a few weeks before the state tournament, Eaton s father, Alan .(formerly of Jewell County) came dwn with a 103-degree temperature which was though to be pneumonia, but was later diagnosed as being H1N1. Alan was flown to Hastings; where he was placed on a ventilator and given a 50-50 chance of survival. After a week of no change in his father's condition, Zach made the decision to wrestle with the mindse! that if his dad Could fight this illness, then he could wrestle, even with an injured knee. Eaton qualified for state with the injured knee, much to the surprise and admiration of those around him as well as himself. His father began to recover and was taken off the ventilator. Un- fortunately Alan suffered a setback, having a seizure the weekend before the tournament, which prevented him from attending the state tournament to watch Zach wrestle. Eaton and Newell both spent the season in the top of the rankings, and they both finished strong despite the circumstances they each faced. The two are close friends, and Eaton stayed with the Newell family during his dad's illness. If everything keeps going well, Zach Eaton's father. ,Alan, may be released from the hospital as early as next week. From Deanna's Desk By Deanna Sweat, Post Rock Ext. Agt. Here's seven practical tips to turn into habits when caring for your fam- ily: Make mealtime a fun. family time. Cook togetheri. 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