Aquinas (girl's golf) makes it six in a row
Saint Thomas Aquinas insists that it wasn’t chalking up a sixth straight Kansas 5A girls golf state championship before teeing off Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course, but the rest of the field knew the deck was stacked in the Saints’ favor.
Led by senior Jordan Chael, who fired a 2-over par 74 to claim Aquinas’ sixth consecutive individual gold as well, the rest of the field was right to feel overmatched.
Aquinas’ Winslow is the All-Metro girls golfer of the year
When Baile Winslow finally put it all together, she clobbered the field at the Kansas Class 5A state golf tournament.
Winslow, a junior at Saint Thomas Aquinas, had come close to breaking through with a tournament victory several times over the course of the season, but everything didn’t come together until Oct. 17 at Smoky Hill Country Club in Hays, Kan.
Winslow leads Saints (to the 5A State Title)
Only one golfer shot in the 70s during the Kansas 5A state meet at Smoky Hill Country Club in Hays, where Saint Thomas Aquinas junior Baile Winslow led the Saints to a fifth consecutive state championship.
Ryan Best is selected as the NHSCA Girls Golf Coach of the Year
The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) today announced its selections as National High School Coaches of the Year for 2011.
STA rolls over the competition on way to the Kansas 5A golf title
Saint Thomas Aquinas played on a higher level than its competition in the Class 5A girls golf championship Monday. The team shot an astounding 303 at Willowbend Golf Club, a full 66 shots ahead of second place Bishop Carroll.
Chael leads Aquinas to regional title
Misenhelter, Saints make it three straight
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School golf standout Gianna Misenhelter saw her team’s veteran coach, Ryan Best, approaching as the senior got set to embark on the 17th hole during Monday’s Class 5A girls state golf championship at Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park.
Misenhelter Captures State Title and Athlete of the Week
Aquinas’ Misenhelter wins her third straight state title in golf
Aquinas girls golf coasts through regional
Saint Thomas Aquinas looked every bit like a defending state champion Monday at its 5A regional girls golf tournament.
The Saints shot a 314 in Pittsburg to win by a wide margin, while placing all six of their golfers in the top eight.
Senior Misenhelter leads Aquinas to victory at Lawrence Invitational
LAWRENCE | While most of her peers were sitting in class Thursday, St. Thomas Aquinas senior Gianna Misenhelter was dancing on the 17th fairway of the Alvamar Golf Course during the Lawrence Invitational, also the second round of the Eastern Kansas League tournament.
Aquinas senior Gianna Misenhelter play in Walmart First Tee Open
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Saint Thomas Aquinas High School junior Gianna Misenhelter merely continued her rise along the Sun Country prep girls continuum in the 2008 campaign, leaving even those closest to her game to marvel at its progress.
Misenhelter wins Kenneth Smith golf award
Saint Thomas Aquinas golfer Gianna Misenhelter has won two Kansas state titles. She’s won three East Kansas League and three regional championships.
And on Monday, she received another accolade — this one, a first.
MISENHELTER WINS TITLE, LEADS AQUINAS TO 5A STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
SALINA, Kan. | Once the ball landed safely in the fairway, Saint Thomas Aquinas junior Gianna Misenhelter turned around and smiled as her teammates cheered. She knew she had just won her second straight state championship.
Yes, it was only her second shot on the 18th hole of the Kansas 5A golf tournament Monday at Salina Municipal Golf Course. And yes, you could argue that she knew she had it won heading into the hole, when she held a 3-stroke lead over Salina South senior Hannah Martin.
Gianna Misenhelter named KC Star Golfer of the Week
GOLFER OF WEEK
•Gianna Misenhelter, Saint Thomas Aquinas, junior: Misenhelter won the East Kansas League championship and her regional tournament with a 5-under 66 at Overland Park Golf Course.
Aquinas golf takes team title at Lawrence Invitational
LAWRENCE | Blue Valley West golfer Whitney Pyle was frustrated with the way her senior season had started. Her scores were up. Her short game was off.
But after 18 holes on Thursday, she’s very much back on track.
Pyle shot a 1-over-par 73 to win the Lawrence High School Invitational at Alvamar Golf Course, while St. Thomas Aquinas won the team competition with a score of 332.
Misenhelter leads Aquinas to the Mo-Kan Golf Invitational title
Gianna Misenhelter had a simple goal heading into the Mo-Kan Golf Invitational on Monday.
All Misenhelter, a Saint Thomas Aquinas golfer, wanted to do was improve her score from last year. She did just that, shooting a 7-over-par 79 and winning the individual title at the tournament at Blue Hills Country Club.
AnneMarie Slaven makes Second Team All-Metro golf team
Aquinas golfer Misenhelter wins The Star’s All-Metro award
There is a trophy case Saint Thomas Aquinas golfer Gianna Misenhelter keeps in her bedroom to store medals, trophies and other golf-related awards. It is, however, full.
So there are three rows of shelves her father built to accommodate the overflow. Those, however, are full, too.
“We have some (trophies) in the basement,” Misenhelter said, explaining what has become a rather welcomed dilemma.
Five STA golfers make 2007 All-Sun Girls Golf teams
Player of the Year: Gianna Misenhelter
Coach of the Year: Ryan Best
Saints' Misenhelter grabs top honor
Gianna Misenhelter has been floating on cloud nine ever since capturing medalist honors at the Class 6A-5A state girls golf tournament in October.
“I have gotten so much out of it,” the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School sophomore said. “A lot of people in the golf world have congratulated me. A lot of people know about me winning state.”
AQUINAS TAKES GIRLS STATE GOLF TITLE IN 6A-5A
The final foursome made the turn about four hours after they teed off Monday.
The staggeringly slow pace of play combined with an overcast sky and cool winds to make conditions less than optimal for the Kansas 6A-5A girls state tournament at Auburn Hills Golf Course.
Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Misenhelter good at golf
Gianna Misenhelter tried it all when she was younger.
There was basketball and soccer. But, she said, “I never liked to run.” There had also been dance. But, “I just didn’t like tutus, so that wasn’t for me either.” There was softball, which she stuck with until the fifth grade.
Saint Thomas Aquinas girls win regional golf
The Saint Thomas Aquinas girls golfers crowded around their regional championship plaque and scoresheet Tuesday. Five cameras took turns flashing from different angles, requiring multiple takes and a lot of extended smiling.
Deciding which lens to grin at may have been the Saints’ only struggle of the afternoon.
Aquinas golfer wins third first-place finish in a tournament
A sophomore slump? St. Thomas Aquinas golfer Gianna Misenhelter has other ideas.
Misenhelter shot a 3-over-par 75 at Eagle Bend Golf Course on Tuesday and beat a field of 84 competitors in the Lawrence Free State Invitational. That makes three first-place finishes in three tournaments this season for the Saints’ standout. <read more>