Softball Team Falls Short
WICHITA — A pair of losses to Dodge City, including a 5-3 decision in 10 innings in the championship game of the Region VI Tournament, ended the Lady Tiger softball team’s 2002 season at 43-14. Cowley finished 16-2 in the Jayhawk East, good for second place.
Region VI Tournament results: Cowley 8, Seward 0; Cowley 12, Neosho 5; Dodge City 4, Cowley 3; Cowley 12, Garden City 0; Dodge City 5, Cowley 3 (10 innings). Several Lady Tigers earned post-season awards. Webb (second base), McColpin (outfield), and Beran (utility player) earned first-team All-Jayhawk East. Danielle Vanderhoof (catcher), Emily Simmons (outfield), and Candice Wilburn (pitcher) earned second-team All-Jayhawk East. Honorable mention selections were Michelle Ramos, Melissa Bean, and J.J. McVay.
Women’s Tennis 3rd in Nation
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Cowley’s No. 1 doubles team of Donata Majauskaite and Suzanne Fry lost a third-set tiebreaker 11-9 to the team from Temple Junior College in the finals at the national tournament here, but their performance helped the Lady Tigers to a third-place finish nationally. Majauskaite and Fry earned All-America status for reaching the finals. Cowley’s 34 points enabled it to finish third, the highest placing ever by a Cowley women’s tennis team at nationals. “I’m really proud of the girls,” coach André Spence said. “They had a great tournament.” Majauskaite and Fry, the third-seeded No. 1 doubles team in the tournament, reached the finals by winning three matches and receiving a first-round bye. In the finals, the Cowley duo lost 7-6, 5-7, 11-9 in what Spence termed “a nail biter.” Other Cowley players competing at nationals were Jennifer Hocker, Hatti Pringle, Amy Stredney, Amber-Dawn Curtis, and Angela Platt.
Three Golfers Finish in Top 40 Individually
PHOENIX, Ariz. — All three Cowley golfers who qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament here May 21-24 finished in the top 40 among individuals. Nathan Coats, a freshman from Ponca City, was tied for the lead after the first round of play. He finished in a tie for 28th place with a four-day total of 296, eight strokes over par. Teammates Louie Girardi, also a freshman from Ponca City, and Chris King, a sophomore from Winfield, tied for 39th place at 299. All three players finished higher than any previous Cowley golfer at nationals. The previous highest finish was Brad Lunsford of Medicine Lodge in 2000, when he finished in a tie for 54th place. Results: Coats—71-77-76-72—296, Girardi—74-72-77-76—299, King—76-73-77-73—299.
Danceline Just Misses Finals
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cowley’s Tigerette Danceline just missed qualifying for the Division II finals during competition at the National Dance Alliance College Nationals held April 4-7. The Tigerettes missed qualifying for the Division II finals by a slim .07 of a point. However, the team placed second among the community colleges competing. The following women competed: Jennifer Cox, Tiffany Miller, Jennifer Sanderholm, Lyndsey Schulte, Jessica Watts, Mandy Abplanalp, Erin Brown, Kristin Dealy, Laura Gore, Jessica Lowry, Crystal May, Sarah Stevens, and Lindsey Swaney. Lindsay Sanderholm is the Danceline coach