Perkins County High School wins State Track
One Year Ago
May 23, 2013
Plainsmen athletes brought home some medals from the 2013 NSAA State Track and Field Meet. Vinny Ross medaled in shotput with a fifth place throw of 50’11.24”. The boys 4x1 relay team brought home fourth place medals for their time of 44.74. Members of the team were Elliot Carlson, Quinton Hite, Tristen Kennicutt and Matthew Sestak. Carlson placed seventh in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.27 and Tanner Clough of Wallace placed sixth in the 3200 meter run with his personal best time of 10:18.05.
Ten Years Ago
May 20, 2004
The Grant girls track team took home the gold at the C-10 District Track Meet. Winning a berth to State were Whitney Bottom, Andrea Walrod, Abby McCloskey, Athena Ochsner, Ashlyn Glunz, Ashley Fitzgerald and Shelby Klima. Wheatland qualifiers were Coy Gager and Shawn Tjaden. Wallace qualifiers were Daniel Swanson, Andy Coppersmith, Mark Christensen and Andy Barner.
Twenty-five Years Ago
May 24, 1989
Members of the Grant Odyssey of the Mind “Cause & Effect” team competed against teams from China, the USSR, and Mexico as well as teams from the different states in the OM World Championships in Boulder, Colo. Coached by Susan Logsdon and Cindy Salsman, the team progressed through regional and state competition as a result of hard work and the support of the school. Team members included Dain Weiss, Kyle Salsman, Jeff Logsdon, Jeff Benge, Justin Graybill, Nathan Lampmann and Travis Pritchett.
Fifty Years Ago
May 21, 1964
A highly enthusiastic group of Grant sportsmen and women traveled to Kearney to watch the thrillingly spectacular events which led to a PCHS State Class C track meet win. The boys won with a total of 18 points, two points more than the second place Bayard team. Bill Daiss won the 100-yard dash, Bill Richmond placed fourth in the 120 high hurdles, and the 880-yard relay team including Mike McDonald, Bruce Schrotberger, John Logsdon and Bill Daiss placed second. Grant won the event the year before with only 15 points.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
May 25, 1939
Former flying Cadet Howard E. Watkins piled up more than 125 hours of military flying at Randolph field in Texas, the “West Point of the Air.” He was given specialized training in aerial navigation, formation flying, instrument and night flying, and aerial acrobatics. He was to be transferred to train in advanced air work upon completion and then commissioned as a second lieutenant in the air corps as a pilot.