This Week in Sports: Dives, Dunks, Singlets, Strikes, and more


Christian Yelich will be donning a new uniform next year.

Dillon Malone, Sports Editor

Welcome to the end of the last week of January. Hopefully, your New Year’s resolutions are still (somewhat) intact. This week, Carroll sports are starting to pick up a little bit with every single winter sport in action. Things got rolling (pun intended) on Monday with bowling. We bowled against Kapaun and West and all four teams, guy’s varsity and jv and girls’ varsity and jv, won. The varsity guys still won but by too close of a margin. We started out the season looking like a legitimate title contender but have leveled off in the past couple of weeks. We have a chance to redeem ourselves this weekend at the Great Plains Invitational at Northrock Lanes. Girls are bowling today and guys bowl Saturday.

Then on Tuesday, basketball was in action against North. Neither the guys nor the girls ran into much trouble on Tuesday, winning convincingly in both games. Oh, and also this happened: That’s right, a SOPHOMORE, Tanner Mans dunked towards the end of the game, adding an exclamation point to a rather uneventful night. The boys team also needs to be acknowledge for its great run it had in the McPherson Invitational Tournament last weekend; although the boys ended in second, on its way to the finals, they defeated the number one team in 6A in Lawrence Free State. The girls play in the Newton Invitational Tournament this weekend.

Thursday night, both boys swimming and wrestling were in action. Wrestling defeated Southeast on its senior night by a score of 45-36. The seniors on this year’s team were Aaron Arredondo, Karson Dugan, and Marcus Lines. Some other wrestlers of note that are ranked in this week’s Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association 5A rankings were juniors Ryan Murphy at 170 pounds and Brady Bockover at 182. Both wrestlers were ranked sixth in their respective weight classes. The boys swimming team has a new record breaker. Last week, diver Logan Carter broke Carroll’s diving record. Good luck to all of our athletes as they continue their winter sport seasons.

But, before I go, shout out to the Milwaukee Brewers for actually making a competitive move in one of the most boring offseasons in MLB history. In a span of a couple hours last night, the Brewers acquired outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. The Brewers, in the Yelich trade, sent its top prospect Lewis Brinson among others back to the Miami Marlins. In my opinion, this was the first trade that the Marlins got right this offseason as the new Marlins ownership is trying to pivot the Marlins in the right direction. As for the Brewers, the team went old school win-now mentality to get themselves better and competitive for this season instead of waiting for long-shot prospects to pan out.