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Kapaun Atop The City League By Matt Browning

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Young Life campers (from left) Adan Sebastian, Garnett Tate, Harrison Level, Tanner Smith, Gannon Clark, Ethan Mitchell, Ian McHugh and Andrew Calderwood (leader).

Jumping wave after wave on a banana boat circling Princess Louisa Inlet in British Columbia, it hit Harrison Level: He was having the best week of his life.

“Everyone kept telling me it would be the best week of my life,” she said. “And it really was.”

Level, a senior at The Independent School, spent a week last summer at Malibu Club - a Young Life Camp 100 miles north of Vancouver - with 50 other kids from Independent and Wichita Collegiate School. Level had heard the camp hype from friends and his Young Life leaders – a guarantee that he’d even get his money back if the week didn’t deliver – and he wasn’t disappointed. Between the water sports, mountain biking, hiking, ropes course and hang out time at the pool, the choices were endless. The camp even had a fitness facility so he could get in a weight workout before starting the day. What Level didn’t anticipate, however, was the connection he would feel with his leader and the other campers, including fellow Independent football teammates Garnett Tate and Ian McHugh.

Still, Seabrook, who plays club volleyball for Shockwave and finished her high school career with the Trojans last semester, initially had reservations about leaving her teammates during the crucial summer months. “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to miss, especially since it was my last summer (with the team),” Seabrook said. “I was nervous about missing things that were going on.” Ultimately, she decided to go and says her experience affirmed the decision. “Even though you might miss things, you will learn so much about yourself and have so much fun,” she said. “It is worth missing those things to go and enjoy this week.” Erin Seabrook (left) and Young Life Leader Janelle Womack.

“There is just something about the environment,” he said. “It is easier to connect with people and open up and talk about things - your troubles and the good things too.” Matt Shepherd, area director for Wichita Young Life, a Christian outreach to high school and middle school students, says that the purpose of Young Life camps is to give kids a chance to pause and think about aspects of life that are bigger than the moment they are living.

Rope courses are one challenge campers can face.

Each year, Wichita Young Life takes kids to Young Life properties located across the country and in British Columbia. Last summer, 500 area students, leaders and volunteers had experiences like Level’s at camps in British Columbia, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina and Georgia. Erin Seabrook, a senior at Andover High School went on the trip to Sharp Top Cove in Jasper, Georgia. It was her second time to go to a Young Life camp – something she had looked forward to since she first went to Young Life camp as a sophomore.

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Shooting For

The Stars

By Jim Misunas VYPE North Central Kansas Valley Center point guard Tyler Brown averaged 25 points per game last season as a sophomore, but even he was surprised when he doubled that average with a stunning 50-point performance in a 72-66 victory over Newton last month. Brown broke his own school scoring record of 43 points against Hutchinson Trinity last season. He scored 21 fourth quarter points and made six free throws in the final minute. He dished out four assists with seven steals. “He had that look in his eye,” said Valley Center coach Ty Unrau. “He was in attack mode. He was not going to be denied.” The 6-foot Brown, who is averaging exactly 30 points per game through games of January 10, enjoyed the moment. “It was a crazy night. I started hitting shots and my teammates were finding me,” Brown said. “I didn’t think I had that type of game in me.” Unrau said Brown is undersized, but his ballhandling and strength helps him drive the ball to the basket. “Sixty percent of Tyler’s shots come in the paint in the flow of our offense,” Unrau said. “He’s got a good jump stop and the strength to get his shot off in the lane.” Tyler is the youngest of four boys. He competed against older brothers, Nathan, Zach, and Cole growing up. “It’s a challenge, but I like being a facilitator,” Brown said. “I enjoy seeing the floor and making decisions on the court.” Unrau moved Brown to point guard to make it easier to direct the Hornets’ offense. He leads the Hornets in rebounding, assists and steals. “We’ve seen a lot of defenses – two guys defending him on a ball screen and diamondand-one,” Unrau said. “Tyler’s scoring gets attention, but he’s always making the extra pass to a teammate. Tyler makes his teammates play better. Tyler has a pretty release on his 3-point shot, It’s helped he played against older brothers who challenged him over the years.” Unrau said the Hornets have improved their toughness after Brown and key players competed in the Class 5A football playoffs. “Our starting five has brought that toughness into basketball,” he said. “Tyler and Wyatt Lange have played a lot stronger. They are attacking the basket and get to the freethrow line.” Tyler Brown was averaging 30 points a game through the first seven games of the season. (Photo, Phil Zivnuska) VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JAN 2017

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Bryce Wiedemann of Maize South finds Andover’s Jacob Herrs in his way during Andover’s 60-52 victory. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

Kyla Callins of South looks to drive around Heights’ Auijana Roberts during the Titans’ 55-39 win. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

Anna Roulston of Kapaun towers over three East players and she shoots the ball during KMC’s 55-36 victory. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Israel Barnes of Southeast makes a strong move to the basket as Heights’ Tyrell Andrews defends. Heights won the game, 64-53. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

Taylor Jameson of Heights defends against Southeast’s Sandra Pollard during the Falcons, 50-41 victory. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

Maize South’s Katie Wagner heads up court against Andover’s Sydney Wekamp during the Mavericks’ 58-39 victory. (Photo, Mark Weaver) 12

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Brynn Maul of Carroll battles KMC’s Rachel Hastings for the ball during Carroll’s 45-37 win. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Nick Carney of Andale takes the ball strong to the basket as Collegiate’s Cooper Root defends. Collegiate won the battle of unbeatens, 80-75, in OT. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Michael McKinney of East is called for an offensive foul in the final second of regulation with the game tied against Kapaun. The Crusaders won 72-69 in OT. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh) VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JAN 2017

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Dylan Cook, Arkansas City H.S. Finally, after pressing through persistent pain during his junior year of football, Arkansas City’s Dylan Cook agreed to have surgery on his torn left labrum. But he was determined to beat the recovery timeline by golf season. “I just did more than enough to get back and tried not to overdo it, but I was willing to push the limits to get back and help the team,” Cook said. “So, it was about three months, and I was back swinging a club.” In the summer of 2015, Cook banged up his shoulder tubing at the lake. “It didn’t really bother me until junior year of football season,” Cook said. “I was making a block with my arm outstretched. I got ran into from behind and it threw my whole arm and shoulder forward.” That play in the early part of the season exacerbated the discomfort. Cook marched on as the team’s center, then had an MRI after the season. Cook received surgery from Dr. Chris Miller at Kansas Orthopaedic Center on January 4, 2016, placing three anchors to stabilize his shoulder. The initial expectation was a five-month recovery – which would have wiped out the golf season – but Cook was optimistic and committed. He was part of Ark City’s 5A state qualifying golf team as a sophomore, and was eager to return to the links. “He did real well. I think the expertise of the doctor – they have it down to a science,” said Amy Cook, Dylan’s mother. “Every child, every person is going to be different to rehab, but I think some of that is the doctor and the instructions you do.” Dylan powered through rehabilitation – passing basketballs, stretching with a band, light work with dumbbells and planks. “I can say one thing it really taught me is the people around you tell you a lot about yourself and how well you’re known by others,” Dylan said. “I had a lot of support coming back.” Dylan played through the golf campaign without a setback. “Summer weights is when it was really pushed to the test, and it took time,” Dylan said. “It got tired real easy because I hadn’t been used to the hard physical labor of it, but I had full trust in it throughout the golf season, and I knew it was healed well.” Cook’s senior season of football was final proof of a successful repair. He was a first-team AVCTL Division II selection on the offensive line.


Patrick Hartung, Haven H.S. Patrick is a senior at Haven High School and participates in football and track for the Wildcats. He has lettered four years in football, three in track and is a two-time all-league selection at defensive end. Patrick carries a 3.1 grade point average and belongs to the FFA, FCA and Letterman’s Club at school. He volunteers for various activities for his church, including working the food stand at the State Fair and the upkeep of the church grounds. Patrick plans to attend Hutchinson Community College, get a degree in Ag Business and eventually transfer to Kansas State University.

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EL DORADO INVITATIONAL

Ben Patton of Trinity Academy won the 200 IM and 100 Freestyle.

Jarney Korth of El Dorado competed in the 50 Freestyle.

Britton Briggs of Maize brought home a win in the 500 Freestyle.

Ryan Kuhl of Maize took first place in the 100 Backstroke. Noah Baden of Rose Hill was a winner in the 100 Breaststroke.

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11th ANNUAL BAKERS BOWLING CLASSIC

Addie Herzberg of East gets high-fives from her teammates at West Acres.

Ashtyn Flower celebrates a strike at West Acres.

Ben Gregg of Bishop Carroll competes in the Bakers Bowling Classic at West Acres.

Cameron McGinley rolls for the Eisenhower Tigers.

Marvin Rozner of Maize fires the ball down the lane in the Bakers Bowling Classic.

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Ashley Rediger, Eisenhower H.S. Ashley is a junior at Eisenhower H.S. and participates in softball for the Tigers. She has earned two varsity letters and was named first-team All-AVCTL II as a utility player last year. She carries a 3.8 GPA and belongs to the Business Professionals of America (BPA), National Honor Society (NHS) and Spirit Club at school. She volunteers for 30 Hour Famine, Special Olympics and World Vision. She plays summer ball for the Wichita Impact and hopes to play college ball after high school.

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BASKETBALL

RUN, GUN, HAVING FUN Kapaun Averaging Over 70 Points Per game

Chris Meitzner (3) and Mitchell Woodward, wearing throwback uniforms against Bishop Carroll, both average over 17 points a game. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

By Matt Browning VYPE South Central Kansas

“This team is as hard-nosed as my 2008 final four team,” Cherne said. “This team is so blue collaredoriented. They push each other in every drill and make coaching fun.” - KMC coach John Cherne

In 2008, Kapaun Mount Carmel boys basketball coach John Cherne took Red Bank High School in Tennessee to the state tournament semifinals.

At press time, Kapaun was 7-1 leading the vaunted City League and atop the Class 5A rankings in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.

That particular team was a group of tough, hardworking players that accomplished much of their success that season by grit and determination.

“We are ecstatic and thrilled to be where we are at this point in time,” Cherne said. “But there is no way in June or July if you would have told me we would be 7-0 that I would have believed you.”

Cherne now compares this year’s Crusaders to that ’08 team. “This team is as hard-nosed as my 2008 final four team,” Cherne said. “This team is so blue collaredoriented. They push each other in every drill and make coaching fun. We have established a culture of working hard and it seems to have carried over from year to year.” Momentum can be a funny thing, especially when a seven-month offseason interrupts it. But Kapaun has picked up right where it left off last March, when Mill Valley defeated the Crusaders in overtime in the 5A championship game.

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Three of the Crusaders’ wins have come against teams ranked in the preseason and that are still highly thought of. They opened the season with a 66-61 home win over Heights. Right before the Christmas break, they defeated Southeast, 73-62. On January 6, they edged East, 72-69, in overtime. The Crusaders’ first loss came at South, which is 4-4 on the season. That just shows how competitive and difficult the rigors of the City League schedule can be. “The City League schedule is tough and we know anything can happen,” junior Mitchell Woodward said. “We stay focused on each game and don’t celebrate each win.”


Kapaun coach John Cherne likes his “blue collar-oriented” team.

the season’s second half. In six of Kapaun’s eighth games, opponents have scored 56 or more points. What makes Kapaun particularly difficult to deal with is the pace at which it plays.

The Crusaders are averaging five “kills” per game (Cherne created the stat kills, which are three consecutive defensive stops) and that is below what the goals are as a team.

The Crusaders run and run and then run some more, which has their scoring average at nearly 72 points per game.

“We’re trying to create contested shots and disrupt our opponents’ offensive flow,” Cherne said. “At times we are better than other times, unfortunately.”

“We don’t really enjoy half-court sets,” senior Chris Meitzner said. “We’re capable of running them, but we’d prefer to be more up-tempo.”

One of the many focuses for Kapaun is sub-state seeding. The Crusaders’ sub-state is loaded with ranked teams, including (as of January 9), No. 4 Eisenhower, No. 6 Liberal and No. 7 Maize.

Opposing teams have to pick their poison with Kapaun, as its three leading scorers all average over 17 points per game—Meitzner (19.0), Woodward (17.6) and senior Thomas Wells (17.3).

“At the end of the season, the best teams will make it to state,” Wells said. “But we definitely need as many wins as possible for our seed.”

Meitzner and Wells in the backcourt lead the Crusaders’ high-octane attack, while Woodward plays small forward. Mark Hutton, a 6-2 junior who scored 15 points against East, and 6-4 senior J.T. Bell also start for KMC. “We all trust each other,” Woodward said. “We love sharing the ball. We know we’re best when we move the ball around and not be one on one.”

Senior guard Thomas Wells joins Meitzner to form one of the state’s top backcourts. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Cherne thinks the culture of winning from previous seasons has been engrained into Meitzner and Wells’ heads. “Thomas and Chris have been beaten up by older guards their entire career and that by itself has made them better players,” Cherne said. “Mitchell, for being a junior, vocally and effort-wise acts like an upperclassman. “Without these three, we would be a different team.” Cherne is hoping for an improved defensive effort in

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Goddard seniors Kendall and Kameron Frame have four state titles and two state runner-ups between them. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

By Joanna Chadwick VYPE South Central Kansas Goddard seniors Kameron and Kendall Frame have each won two straight individual titles and been part of two straight Class 5A team titles. No surprise, the goal for the twins is to extend those streaks. But neither of the Frames is wrapped up in the stress of making that happen. “Whatever happens, happens,” Kameron said. “I’m just trying to get better and get ready for the next chapter of my life, which includes college wrestling.” Kendall added: “The goal is the same as every year. I’ll do the best I can and hopefully repeat on what I did the previous two years.” Part of the Frames’ unwillingness to get caught up in the pressure of winning is due to being well-rounded, with a strong emphasis on education. They also do what it takes to win.

successful wherever they go.” Kendall Frame finished third at 126 pounds as a freshman and then won at 145 and 152 pounds. He’s currently wrestling at 160. Kameron was fourth at 132 pounds as a freshman, won at 138 and 145. He’s wrestling at 152. Both are ranked No. 1 in their respecitive weight classes this season. “They’re not doing the same things they did as freshmen (on the mat),” Means said. “... They’ve always been good technically. They’re always watching wrestling videos and college wrestling. They pick up a lot of things and try things. “Wrestling is like every sport. You have to progress with changes that everybody else is making. They’re doing things differently because others figured out what they were doing and want to stop them from doing it.”

“I expect them to take care of business, but then I’ve been around them since they were fifth graders,” Goddard coach Brett Means said. “They came in as seventh graders to weight lifting and the extracurriculars we could have.

The twins hope to wrestle in college together.

“They probably haven’t missed too many weightlifting and training sessions in six years. I’m going to miss them. They’re good kids. They’re good in the classroom. They’re hard workers. They’ll be

Kameron’s strength lies in his ability to handle any situation. Just when Means thinks Kameron’s in trouble against an opponent, suddenly the trouble disappears.

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“We’ve been together since we were born,” Kendall said. “We have the same bedroom. It would be weird going off somewhere else. We are good partners; we push each other.”


Kendall was the state champ at 152 pounds last year and is now at 160.

“They’re good kids. They’re good in the classroom. They’re hard workers. They’ll be successful wherever they go.” - Goddard coach Brett Means “He’s real good in scrambles,” Means said. “He keeps going until he gets what he’s looking for. A lot of kids in high school wrestling, they’ll try one thing, might try two things. But they never try more than two things in a row. “Kameron flows from one to two to three to four to five. “Now Kendall, he’s more of a bulldog-type of kid. He’s a grinder. He’s got a lot of, like Kameron, a lot of advanced techniques that you don’t see a lot of high school kids doing. That sets them up above a lot of kids in the area.” The Frames credit much of their success to the Goddard wrestling room. The Lions’ practices are intense, of course, but it’s also a room that is loaded with talent. There’s senior Will Spexarth, who won a title last year at 120, as well as senior Cale Davidson, who won at 182. Junior Garrett Lange was second at 138 and sophomore Troy Fisher was second at 160. “That’s the only reason I’m good,” Kameron said. “... You’re only as good as your practice partner and the people around you.” Because they’re all different weights and heights, they force each other to adapt and adjust. “They force you to work in different ways and in different positions,” Kendall said. “Cale is bigger than me, he’s stronger than me and he’s taller than anyone I’ll wrestle. So it doesn’t faze me when I’m on the mat against someone who is bigger and cuts a little more (weight) than me. “And we help them because they’re not used to wrestling guys who are quicker and faster.” Goddard is on a special run of success, which has Means surprisingly anticipating shedding tears at the team banquet for the first time. “It’s been a great ride for four years,” he said. “They came in as freshmen and were ready to go.” Kameron was the 5A champion at 145 pounds a year ago and is now at 152.

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Sara Schlickau, Pretty Prairie H.S. Sara is a senior at PPHS and participates in volleyball and basketball for the Bulldogs. She has lettered four years in volleyball, one in basketball and was named HOPL honorable mention in 2014 and 2016. Sara carries a 3.95 GPA and was the Wendy’s Heisman representative in 2016. She belongs to the FFA, Forensics and National Honor Society at school, as well as the Ninnescah 4-H Club and has been a Reno County 4-H Ambassador. Sara is also president of the St. Paul’s Youth Group. She plans to attend Hutchinson Community College and then transfer to Kansas State University to major in Bakery Science.

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“That’s what motivates me: my team, my coach. They’re so encouraging. When you’re doing it for the team, there’s a lot more motivation. You’re cheering them on and everybody is cheering you on.” - Ben Patton

By Joanna Chadwick VYPE South Central Kansas Put Trinity Academy sophomore Ben Patton in the pool with tough competition, and his motivation sky rockets. “I love to have someone racing with me,” he said. “That’s when I can do my best. It’s my motivation to win. If everyone is in front or behind me, it’s hard to motivate yourself to go faster.” Competition is one of the reasons that Patton, who is the favorite to repeat as the Class 5-1A 100-yard backstroke champion, considered swimming only for his club team. It would have been a huge loss for Trinity and Class 5-1A because Patton, who also won the 200 individual medley as a freshman, is one of nation’s top sophomore swimmers. But, Patton, who is ranked 34th in the class of 2019 by collegeswimming.com, chose not to give up high school swimming just yet. “I really like the high school meets,” Patton said. “It’s really fun, especially the atmosphere with all my friends. If it wasn’t for the team, it would be a lot harder for me. “That’s what motivates me: my team, my coach. They’re so encouraging. When you’re doing it for the team, there’s a lot more motivation. You’re cheering them on and everybody is cheering you on.” Trinity’s first-year coach John Flesher is a proponent of his swimmers competing in both club and high school. “There’s a special camaraderie you get with your high school teammates,” Flesher said. “At the club, they have buddies, but it’s all business. It’s about times and personal bests. 28

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Trinity Academy’s Ben Patton is ranked as one of the top sophomore swimmers in the country. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

“With a high school team, we’re truly a team and we approach the meets as a team….. Maybe it’s not the same level of competition, but there’s still a good experience to have. I’d hate for any of our kids to miss that.” Patton likely won’t swim high school as a junior, though. It’s a busy time when it comes to recruiting and preparing for college.


He has taken some unofficial visits and plans more when he’s a junior. Patton also has plans to try to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. He missed qualifying by five-tenths of a second for the Olympic Trials before the 2016 Olympics. But right now he’s focused on his club and high school season. And setting records. “I’m definitely going for the 100 back because it’s the one I have the best chance of getting All-American and the state record in,” he said. “I might not do the 200 IM because it’s probably the hardest to get a state record in. My coach wants me to do the 200 (freestyle), possibly. I might do the 100 (butterfly). “I want records really bad because a record lasts for a long time and people see that.” In December, Patton swam at a pro-am in Lewisville, Texas, where he set personal bests. “His times will only get better,” Flesher said. “He has natural ability, God-given ability, and he works harder than anybody in terms of making practices. Sometimes he’s practicing twice a day, six days a week. He has dedicated himself to it. “His work ethic has made the difference.” Patton’s success has not brought undue pressure, although he understands there are competitors eager to beat him. “This one guy asked me to throw the race and we’d split the money his dad said he’d pay if he beat me,” Patton said. “I don’t know if he was joking, but he knew I wouldn’t take it.”

Peyton Montgomery Eisenhower H.S. Peyton is a freshman at Eisenhower H.S. and participates in bowling for the Tigers and will compete in baseball this spring. His high game is 289 and high series is 718. Peyton carries a 3.86 grade point average and belongs to the Circle of Friends and Yearbook staff at EHS. He also volunteers for the Miracle League. Peyton has been bowling for only four years, but currently carries a 212 average and has qualified for Junior Gold three years in a row. His plans are to eventually bowl in college.

Patton is setting his sights on breaking the state record in the 100 backstroke.

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Owen Barker, Northwest H.S. Owen is a senior at Northwest High School and participates in swimming for the Grizzlies where he is captain of the team. He has lettered three years and has qualified three years for state. Owen carries a 3.7 grade point average and belongs to the National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors and STEM at school. He volunteers for feeding the homeless through First Presbyterian Church and working at the Economy Corner. He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Computer Engineering.

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BASKETBALL DEFENSE NEVER RESTS AT CUNNINGHAM By Conor Nicholl VYPE South Central Kansas Cunningham coach Eric Meyers has built a winning program on two key areas: defense and an efficient offense that patiently works for quality shots. In 2015-16, the Wildcats finished 15-6. Cunningham scored 39.6 points per contest and allowed just 30 a game. Last offseason, Meyers and assistant Bob Stackhouse traveled to McPherson College and talked with thenassistant women’s basketball coach Cale Cordell, son of legendary Little River coach Shane Cordell. Cordell taught Cunningham a matchup zone. The new look, coupled with the Wildcats’ tallest team in Meyers’ eight seasons and several veteran players, have improved Cunningham’s defense. “People just don’t ever feel unguarded,” coach Meyers said. The Wildcats, ranked eighth in the preseason, vaulted to No. 1 in Class 1A, Division II after a 7-0 start before losing to Kinsley (47-41) on Jan. 6. They were 8-1 after a 48-15 win over Burrton on January 10. Statistically speaking, the Wildcats’ defense this winter is on par or better with state championship squads. Last season, Cunningham averaged 51 possessions a contest and permitted .79 points per possession. This winter, the Wildcats are at 55 possessions a contest – at least five fewer than most teams – with 44.4 points a game and 28.9 allowed. Its .51 points allowed per possession is slightly better than last year’s Dighton team (.56) which won the Class 1A, Division II state title. Two seasons ago, St. John’sTipton captured the crown and allowed .52 points a possession.

Eric Meyers is in his eighth season as a Rule 10 coach at Cunningham.

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The Wildcats, who follow a defensive mantra of “guard someone, rebound and every loose ball is ours,” have a six-player rotation. Two seniors start: Madalene Wegerer and Mikaela Meyers, the coach’s daughter. The duo and junior guard Kylee Ricke are returning starters.

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Junior Paige DeWeese and sophomore Lauren Murphy start, and freshman forward Holly DeWeese comes off the bench. Meyers, Murphy and Holly DeWeese are 5-foot-9 or 5-10. Mikaela Meyers said Cunningham probably wouldn’t “be able to play matchup zone” without Murphy and Holly DeWeese’s height inside. In a normal 2-3 zone, the guards carry the primary responsibilities and have to cover the most territory. In the matchup, coach Meyers labeled the bottom three players as the “most active.” The posts are fast enough to get to the wing quickly. Plus, Cunningham rarely switches positions, which Mikaela Meyers leads Cunningham in reduces vulnerabilities scoring, rebounding, steals and assists. in the defense, a key (Photos, Bill Millspaugh) difference from normal zones. The Wildcats put strong pressure on the ball and have often contained the other squad’s best players. “Key in a couple of wins,” coach Meyers said of the zone. Meyers is 99-59 at Cunningham, but the Wildcats have just three state tournament showings - the last in 1988. Two years ago, Cunningham finished 19-3. Meyers believed that squad could have won a state title but suffered an upset sub-state loss, 31-28, to South Barber. Last year, the Wildcats fell to Attica in sub-state. “It would be great, something that I’ve always wanted to do,” Wegerer said of qualifying for state basketball. This year, Dighton, South Barber, and Norwich have moved up a class. Ingalls, which took third last winter, graduated all of its top players. Meyers follows his classification closely and knows the Wildcats’ defense and talent can contend in March. “Maybe get over the hump this year,” he said. Meyers, a Rule 10 coach and banker, was a basketball official for 17 years. He has three daughters; Mikaela is the middle child. Meyers always said he would step aside from officiating once his oldest daughter reached high school. However, after her freshman year, Cunningham’s thencoach decided not to continue. Meyers hoped someone would step in, but eventually he took over. Meyers expected to coach just one season. He admitted he “wasn’t very good” for an 11-10 team, but the administration gave him another contract.


Madalene Wegerer (22) is one of two seniors on the Wildcat roster.

Only once in the last seven years has Cunningham permitted more than 35 points per game in a season. The Wildcats have never scored more than 44.3 in a year.

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“Two ways to win games,” Meyers said. “… Score lots of points or defend really well. I prefer the latter, so as not to put so much pressure on our offense to be good. Night in and night out, that’s not always going to be the case. Defense should be a constant.”

Cale Davidson, Goddard H.S.

Offensively, Meyers emphasizes efficient play with quality shot selection and few turnovers, which eliminate opponents’ opportunities for fast break points. Cunningham opened the season with a 44-42 win against Minneola and had 27 turnovers, a performance Meyers called “not good enough.” Then, the Wildcats had 21, 16, 16 and 12 turnovers in the next four contests. “Rather have a player take care of the ball than score a lot,” he said. Mikaela Meyers, a Cloud County Community College basketball commit, is the team’s most decorated player. She earned honorable mention all-state in basketball last season and first team all-state volleyball this year. Mikaela played guard in the younger ranks and developed ballhandling skills before she grew into a post player. She paces the team with 15 points a game and leads in rebounds (6.7), steals (5.3) and assists (4.0). Her dad calls Mikaela’s strength playing defense. “So intelligent and long wingspan,” coach Meyers said. Meyers and Ricke usually garner the opposition’s two toughest defensive assignments. The 5-foot-5 Ricke, a second team all-state volleyball selection, averages 11 points a game. Wegerer has really improved her aggressiveness and defense. “She doesn’t let people push her around and that’s what we need on the inside,” Mikaela Meyers said. In Meyers’ eyes, Paige DeWeese has been a surprise this season. Murphy spent a lot of time in the summer improving her game and is quick in the post. Coach Meyers called Holly DeWeese a “very good defender” with “lots of basketball smarts” – phrases that also encapsulate the Wildcats’ defensive-minded roster.

Davidson, a senior on the two-time defending Class 5A state champions, brought home the title in the Derby Invitational in the 195-pound class with a pair of wins against state-ranked 5A opponents - Travis Phelps of Kapaun in the semifinals and Sam Weldon of Valley Center in the finals.

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Demetrius Schley, Campus H.S. Campus High School senior point guard Demetrius Schley’s highlight videos indicate he is comfortable taking the ball the length of the court and pulling up for a 3-point shot or driving the lane for a layup. Schley recently participated in a recruiting camp hosted by ScoutsFocus and was ranked fifth in Kansas and 119th in the country in the 2017 college basketball recruiting class. Schley believes he has benefitted from his athletic career at CHS by learning patience, the value of having a strong work ethic and life lessons gained with exhibiting good sportsmanship. He is interested in a career in business and marketing and works in the CHS coffee shop “Stompin Grounds” to learn those skills. Schley is on the crew of the CHS news broadcast “Channel 060” and he mentors a student at Oatville Elementary School. He has not made a decision on where he will attend college, but he is certain he would like to play basketball at the Division I or II level.

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KARI AND A.J. VANG, GODDARD H.S. Andrew James (A.J.) Vang is passionate about football. At the age of two, A.J. was hiking a mini football to his brother. Now, he is hiking a football in every game. He was inspired by watching his two older brothers play football and his father coaching at the high school. A.J. started playing football in the first grade with the Wolverines because he begged us to play for two years. He continued to play football for Wolverines on both sides of the ball until Goddard Middle School. As a freshmen, A.J. started on the varsity playing center on the offensive line. This year, he played defense in a couple of games. A.J.’s father, Scott, has been fortunate enough to be the head coach all three years that A.J. has played football at Goddard. His passion for football is obvious on and off the field. A.J.’s second favorite sport would be baseball. When he was seven years old, he hit his first home run at Memorial Field at Westurban. Home run fever has been prevalent ever since. Last year, A.J. was the starting first baseman on the varsity as a sophomore. This summer will be the first summer he hasn’t played baseball since T-ball. A.J. is currently playing basketball at Goddard. His position is center and he enjoys playing defense. To help support the team, I have helped by serving and making meals before games for football and basketball. Also, I try to make all of his games. I show my support by wearing my Goddard attire. I love cheering for A.J. in all three sports although my favorite tradition would be our hugs after each game. A.J. is dedicated to sports yet he is also a member of the National Honor Society as well. I am very proud that he can maintain good grades while playing sports. - Kari Vang


BOWLING

Northwest Boys, Herzberg Look to Move Up The Wichita Northwest boys narrowly missed winning a state bowling championship a year ago. The same went for East’s Addison Herzberg, who came close to claiming an individual state title herself.

Herzberg is one of four returning starters for East. The other three - senior Megan Henry (24th at state), senior Katlyn Loper (35th) and junior Christina Ali (38th) - all had solid state tournaments as well.

Northwest returns four starters from last year’s Class 6A runner-up team that finished 12 pins shy of Garden City for the team championship. Two of those returnees - Zach Hall and Gabe Alvarez finished second and sixth, respectively at the state tournament.

East coach Teresa Hall said she expects freshman Katelyn Holmes to be a force on the varsity, as well as Fiona Gridley, who moved up from last year’s junior varsity team.

Addison Herzberg of East placed second in the 6A girls tourney last season.

Hall, now a senior, was 20 pins away from a state title, while Alvarez finished sixth overall as a freshman. Joining those two are returnees Luke Ewertz, a senior who placed 18th at state, and senior Brandon Kraus, who finished 40th. “We lost two key bowlers to graduation and have to fill those positions with new bowlers,” said coach Jodi Floyd. “We’ve taken second at state the last two years and are hoping to make some magis this year.” Herzberg helped the East Blue Aces to a third-place finish in Class 6A last season as a sophomore with a 663 series, which was good enough for second-place overall and just nine pins from a state championship. 36

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The girls at Campus (6A) and Eisenhower (5-1A) won team championships a year ago. Campus will be led by sophomore Taylor Cessna, who placed sixth overall last season, and junior Jordyn Wattman, who finished ninth. Brittani Magee and Cami Mills, both seniors, also return. “This group has won everything they have been in sicne 2014, except for the Campus Invitational in 2016,” said coach Kenny Fulkerson. “I expect another great year from them providing we can stay healthy.” Madison Douglass finished third in 5-1A for Eisenhower last year as a junior. Derby’s Madisyn Hansen finished fourth in 6A a year go, but was just a couple pins out of the runner-up spot - one pin behind the third-place finisher and two behind Herzberg. The Panther boys are looking to make some noise with four starters returning from a team that finished third in the 6A state tournament last season. Three of those players - seniors Matt Hedden (eighth), Justin Pechanec (12th) and Michael Klein (13th) - ended up placing high at the state meet. In Class 5-1A, the Heights boys will look to make more noise after last year’s third-place finish. The Falcons return three starters, including two who


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Zach Hall and Gabe Alvarez were second and sixth in 6A for the Northwest Grizzlies.

finished in the top eight - senior Korey Bice (fourth) and sophomore Nate Sevier (eighth). Senior Caleb Limes, who placed second at regionals, will look to bounce back from a tough state tournament. “All the boys can step up at any time and throw a great series, which helps balance out the team,” said coach Jolie Plumlee.

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BOWLING Andover Central – Doug Snyder (15th year) …

Returning Starters – BOYS: Denver Smith, Sr. (248-630); Spencer Malinauskas, Sr. (234-610); Zach McGill, Sr. (242-617); Tanner Hearson, Sr., (219-586); Caleb James, So. (246-624); GIRLS: Abbie Fulghum, Sr. (197-496); Morgan Singletary, Sr. (191-563); Alesia Lenzi, Jr. (177-490); Emma Schumann, Sr. (157-444); Angelyn Ng, Sr. (197-22); TOP NEWCOMER: Jadyn Barr, Fr.

Buhler – Skip Wilson (8th year) …

Returning Starters: BOYS: Garrett Bartel, Sr.; Colton MacArthur, Sr.; Austin Warrenn, Jr.; Creyton Nisly, So. GIRLS: Madison Graham, Sr..

Campus – Kenny Fulkerson (28th year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: KJ Kohlhorst, Sr. (290); Trynton Vann, Sr. (279); Brady Parks, Sr. (279); GIRLS: Brittani Magee, Sr. (SQ); Cami Mills, Sr. (SQ); Taylor Cessna, So. (6th state); Jordyn Wattman, Jr. (9th state); Kalina Feast, Jr. (SQ). Cheney – Marty Hopper (10th year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: Adam Herron, Jr. (300-654); GIRLS: Colbie Harper, Sr.; Jayla Krueger, Sr.; McKayla Nixon, Jr. Derby – Alexis Ijams (2nd year) …

Returning Starters – BOYS; Matt Hedden, Jr. (290-739, 8th state); Justin Pechanec, Sr. (290-739, 12th state); Cody Swartz, Sr. (283702, 57th state); Michael Klein, Sr. (249-677, 13th state); OTHER LETTERMEN: Cody Huff, Sr.; Garrett Bolden, Jr. GIRLS: Shelbie Lindsey, Jr. (226-663); Maddie Hansen, Jr. (234-579, 4th state); Priscilla Lord, Jr. (253-618).

Madisyn Hansen of Derby placed fourth in the 6A tournament last season.

Eisenhower – Brian Adelgren (6th year) … Returning

Starters - BOYS: Bryce Runyan, Sr. (279-707); Brandon Gile, Sr. (245-668, 77th state)); Kyle Morris, Jr. (253-701); Jadon Sananikone, Sr. (203-581). GIRLS: Madison Douglass, Sr. (262669, 3rd state); Jade Wedel, Sr. (201-561, 36th state); Riley Wedel, Sr. (214-561, 43rd state).

Goddard – Robert Rehse (1st year) … Returning Starters - BOYS: Griffin Bryant, Sr. (244-652, 16th state); Trevor Reed, Sr. (237-621, 72nd state); Troy Freeman, Sr. (268-717, 64th state); Brandon Collins, So. (280-704, 30th state); Logan Dryden, Sr. (267-622); NEWCOMER: Dallas Bishop, Fr. GIRLS: Kacey Collins, Sr. (249-630); Sierra Coldwater, So. (193452); Stormi Rist, Sr. (167-427); Justice Edwards, Sr. (143-319); NEWCOMERS: Brittanie skilling, Sr.; Rylie Osterman, Fr.; T aylor Clary, Fr. Hutchinson – Leanna Gleason (12th year) …

Returning Starters - BOYS: Evam Jefferson, Jr. (653, 32nd state); Denver McGraw, Jr. (502); Logan Porter (430). GIRLS: Abbigayle Tyler, Jr. (463); Cheyenne Bairow, Jr. (470, 50th state); Mariah Buck, Sr. (456).

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Kapaun Mt. Carmel – Marie Thomas (9th year) …

Returning Starters – BOYS: Gio Ferraro, Jr. (199-556); Tony Montemayor, Jr. (211-523); GIRLS: Erin Renollet, Jr. (226-574, SQ); Regan Lipphardt, Jr. (225-534); OTHER LETTERMEN: Breanna Zarchan, Jr. (166-417).

Mulvane – Lance Heath (4th year) …

Returning Starters – BOYS: Ryan Dixson, Sr. (263-623); Kael Titus, Jr. (243-625); Garrett moon, Jr. (263-687); Austin O’Daniel, Jr. (249-677); OTHER LETTERMEN: Josh DeVore, so. (179-493); Eian Roach, So. (234-587); GIRLS: Katie Gile, Sr. 9232-601); Addy Shiffelbein, So. (223-613); Kayleigh Cuiksa, Jr. (171-471); Joleen Mills, Jr. (168-429).

Trinity Academy – Dalen Rosiere (5th year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: Nick McKenzie, Sr. (654); Jonathan Loon, Sr. 9677); Bryden Magdaleno, Sr. (487); Christian Cerda, so. (477). GIRLS: Brittany Crowder, So. (383). Wichita East – Teresa Hall (10th year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: Brenden Hatcher, Sr. (183); Jacob Cline, Sr. (279-666); Derek Holmes, Sr. (220). GIRLS: Addie Herzberg, Jr. (266-709, 2nd state); Christina Ali, Jr. (214, 38th state); Megan Henry, Sr. (212-608, 24th state); Katlyn Loper, Sr. (237-654, 35th state); NEWCOMER: Katelyn Holmes; Fiona Gridley. Wichita Heights –

Jolie Plumlee (14th year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: Caleb Limes, Sr. (213, 81st state); Korey Bice, Sr. (4th state); Nate Sevier, So. (8th state); GIRLS: Desirae Corey, Sr. (SQ); Melanie Darrow, Sr. (SQ). Kory Bice was a fourth-place finisher for the Heights Falcons in 5A.

Wichita North – Mike Long (15th year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: Devon Urbano, So. (257-715); Dalton Lowe, So. (225-623; GIRLS: Hayley, Johnson, Sr. (246-687); Britney Ayers, Sr. (197-534); Caitlyn Carson, Sr. (178-505). Wichita Northwest – Jodi Floyd (18th year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: Zach Hall, Sr. (2nd state); Brandon Kraus, Sr. (40th state); Gabe Alvarez, So. (6th state); Luke Ewertz, Sr. (18th state); GIRLS: Abby Jacobs, Sr. (41st state); Alexis Breault, Jr. (64th state); Adrianna Voncannon, Jr. (47th state); Shayla Lee, Sr. (48th state); Abby Kennedy, So. (26th state); Alyssa Smalley, Jr. (34th state). Wichita Southeast – David Koch (16th year) and Billy Wise … Returning Starters – BOYS: Johnny Kieu-Le, Sr. (69th state)); GIRLS; Brianna Hull, Sr. (213-538); Tiffany Clemens, Jr. (202-547); Kali Nash, Sr. (53rd state); Tatianna Bell, Jr.; Naw Assumpta, Sr.; Yen Pham, Jr.; OTHER LETTERMEN: Alexis Hellman, Sr.

Wichita West – Wil thompson (1st year) … Returning Starters – BOYS: Cameron Unruh, Sr. (300-766, 22nd state); Nick Unruh, Sr. (255, 64th state); Van Rooney. Sr. (252); Jonah Barranger, Sr. (234). GIRLS: None. Only those schools that returned preseason questionnaires are listed in the team capsules.


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Brogan Sipp, Eisenhower H.S. Brogan is a Junior at Eisenhower High School who plays Cornerback for the football team as well as baseball in the spring. How were you injured? During a scrimmage on August 20th I attempted to make a tackle but instead got pushed and had the defender fall on my back, it jarred my shoulder and ended up dislocating it. I had to avoid football for 3 weeks but was then released to return to playing. My first game back I dislocated my shoulder once again and completely tore my labrum. I ended up having to have Bankart repair surgery. I have been attending physical therapy since November to regain range of motion and increase strengthening. What has been your favorite aspect of physical therapy? My favorite thing to work with is the theraband. Our main focus in treatment has been strengthening so that I am back in shape for baseball in the spring. It has been cool seeing the strength gains I have made over the last two months compared to where I started. What are the biggest gains you have noticed since coming to therapy? The biggest gains I have made since coming to therapy has been noticeable increases to my strength. When I first started after my surgery I could not even lift my arm up from my side, I am still not quite back to 100% but I have regained full range of motion and have made vast improvements with lifting and resistance training.

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Tucker Dunn, Norwich This month’s Kilian Electric Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks “Call of the Wild” student athlete is a bit of an “up and coming” athlete. Tucker James Dunn of Norwich is only an 8th grader, which makes him a little ahead of the curve for YYPE recognition. However, when you take a world class buck and a monster tuna all in the same year, it is certainly worth celebrating. Along with his obvious hunting and fishing expertise and the love for his bulldog Lucy, Tucker is also a threesport athlete at Norwich, competing on the gridiron, the hardwoods and the track. VYPE is looking forward to covering Tucker even more when he begins high school in the fall of this year! I had the privilege of meeting Tucker at a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Hooray Ranch in Kingman, which, by the way, is owned by his father Eric Dunn. I was lucky enough to be invited to the ranch for the event through a friend of mine. VYPE had covered the Kingman/Norwich school foundation fundraiser in October, but I was not able to attend. The event at Hooray Ranch raised nearly $500,000 for the district! Not too shabby! I have been to a lot of NYE events in my life. (A lot is an understatement of epic proportion) Nothing has even come close to what the folks at Hooray pull off. It is not because of the unbelievable facilities or the exceptional food and drink served (although both were beyond exceptional), it is because of the hospitality, friendliness, service and the whole “welcome home let’s have a party” atmosphere. Every person there seemed genuinely happy to be there, whether they were invited guests or working the event. Everyone I met was as friendly as an old friend and that included Eric Dunn and his sidekick Chad Pore. I thank my friend for the invite and Hooray Ranch for making it such a memorable night. Now back to Tucker. Speaking of friendly and hospitable, I guess the kid picked up some lessons from the old man. Tucker did not know me from Adam, nor did I know Tucker from Adam, but our tables were next to each other and casual conversation over hunting, the dogs and the ranch in general ended up in a great “Call of the Wild” article. By the way, Tucker was featured on the October 2014 cover of Field & Stream magazine with the monster white tail buck.


COACHES CORNER Mitch Fiegel, Collegiate Basketball Wichita Collegiate’s Mitch Fiegel is in his 28th season as boys’ basketball coach of the Spartans. He also serves as the school’s athletic director. Fiegel has guided the Spartans to six basketball titles, including the 4A-Division 2 championship this past season, and more than 450 victories in his tenure. Fiegel grew up in Pratt and attended Pittsburg State. VYPE - How did you establish consistency in the program? FIEGEL - “As I remind my guys an awful lot, there are advantages and disadvantages to having someone as your coach who has coached for a long time. The advantage is I know exactly what I like. And the disadvantage is I know exactly what I like. What I mean by that is if there is anything about you as a player that I don’t like, then I know it doesn’t help us in that path and that pursuit to excellence as a basketball team. Nothing against you as a person. When you coach for 30 years, you have to study a lot of different styles, a lot of different coaches and a lot of different schemes, and then you become comfortable with who you are.” VYPE - What made the most recent state championship unique? FIEGEL - “In the most humble manner, every one of those titles has been unique. Every one of them has been special. The one in 2010, I raised those guys. In this group, in 2016, I didn’t raise those guys in the same way, but most of those guys, a large percentage of those guys, had all been campers since they were little guys. They knew the system. That was a different kind of group, and one that I hadn’t really had before. One that really took three years to get them to where they wanted to be. They qualified for the state tournament as sophomores. Got beat in the first round. As juniors, got beat in the championship game. As seniors, they came back with the resiliency that eight seniors will have. That team was a process.” VYPE - Coaches often move from position to position. At what point did you know you wanted to be at Collegiate for the long haul? FIEGEL - “I think it starts with who you are to begin with. Just like you said, some guys, they want a career path where they’re going to be at one level to get to the next level, but that was never my goal. Not ever. I never had a goal to be a college coach. I wanted to build a program. That was first and foremost in what I wanted to accomplish in my career.” VYPE - Collegiate has a tradition-rich staff, with football’s Mike Gehrer and tennis’ Dave Hawley, just to name a couple. Do you ever seek them out for advice? FIEGEL - “I think what we’ve all done, is we’ve all learned from each other, but the one constant that has always been here for all of us to see is the work ethic of each other. When I do my summer camps, I see Dave Hawley on the tennis court working with 5-year olds. I see Mike Gehrer and Troy Black in the weight room 24-7, not just with their football guys, but with all athletes, helping them to get better. We talk about it all the time – we know the process, we understand the process, but more importantly, we’re willing to take the time to make that process work.” VYPE - With your experience, do you stick to the same principles that have proven to work, or seek out new concepts? FIEGEL - “I think you’ve got to continue to evolve. That’s going to be the key to longterm success in this business. What I try to do is look at trends. What kind of kids do I have in the sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade, and how long can you play a certain style? The longer you can play a certain style, and the longer you can have kids do something, the better chance they’ll have success with it. For example, if you can get kids in the sixth grade, seventh grade, eighth grade running and jumping with the press, and then when they’re doing it with the freshman, sophomore, juniors years, then all the sudden they’re not in a four-year situation, but in a seven years situation.” VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JAN 2017

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YOUTH SOCCER

Sporting Wichita Expands to Form Largest Club in the City

Kicking off the new year, Sporting KC’s Academy Affiliate in Wichita has announced the merger of Sporting ouch? Most kids are pretty flexible, which means Wichita SC and WichitaIs Futbol Club (WFC).When you give your heart this kind of workout on WhyRojos Exercise Cool a regular basis, your heart will get even better at

that they can bend and stretch their bodies

its mainclubs job —in delivering (in theforces form ofto form without much trouble. This kind of exercise often Together, two of the largest and most successful soccer Wichitaoxygen have joined Sporting oxygen-carrying blood cells) to all parts ofarea. your feels really good, like when you take a big stretch Kids exercise all the time even thinking youth Wichita, the largest andwithout most comprehensive soccer organization in the Wichita of it. Just being active, like when you run around

body.

in the morning after waking up. Being flexible is

With thisormajor expansion, Sporting Wichita will serve over 600 recreational and competitive players having “full range of motion,” which means you outside play kickball at school, is a kind of So you to do some aerobic exercise right teams between the ages of 4-19 and will field approximately 45want academy and competitive/premier in move the your arms can and legs freely without exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing Daniel Fiszel, Executive Director now? Try swimming, basketball, ice or roller feeling tightnessoforSporting pain. Wichita, speaks at the Spring/Fall of 2017. sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and even reaching down to touch your toes.

hockey, jogging (or walking quickly), inline

January 6th press conference. soccer, cross-country biking, “We are extremely excited about the possibilities skating, this merger represents,” saidskiing, Daniel Fiszel, the Executive It’s easy to find things to do for good flexibility, or rowing. And don’t6.forget that skipping, Director of Sporting Wichita, during a press conference on January “The WFC (Wichita Futbol Club) such as tumbling and gymnastics, yoga, dancing When you exercise, you’re helping build a strong jumping rope, and playing hopscotch are aerobic ballet), martial arts and simple girls was built with the same the support of Sporting Kansas City, we’re bodyprogram that will be able to move around andquality do all and philosophy with that of our boys program. With (especially activities, too! asand touching your toes or side the stuff you need it to do.Wichita Try to bewill active confident that Sporting be every able to offer an even higher level of training, coaching, andstretches a variety(such of new unique benefits to our stretches). day and your will thank you later.organization in our area.” members, notbody offered by any other STRENGTHENING MUSCLES Another kind of exercise can help make your Sporting Wichita in 2002 by Fiszel as Wichita Rojos and developed intoGOOD one of the largest youth soccer FEELING A HAPPY HEARTRojos SC was established in Wichita muscles stronger. Did you ever do a push-up or It feels good to have strong, flexible body that organizations Wichita, primarily focused teams. Starting with one team in 2002, the club now has over 22 ateams. You may know in that your heart is a muscle. It on boys swing across the monkey bars at the playground? works hard, pumping blood every day of your life.

can do all the activities you enjoy — like running,

Those are exercises thatSporting can build KC strength. By franchise in 2014, rebranding as Sporting Wichita The applied for and became 11th Academy Affiliate club of the affiliate jumping, and playing with your friends. It’s also Youclub can help this important muscle the get stronger using your muscles to do powerful things, you can Rojos SC.aerobic exercise. fun to be good at something, like scoring a by doing make them stronger. For older teens and adults,

basket, hitting a home run, or perfecting a dive. Aerobic means “with air,” so aerobic exercise is a too. But you may know that can kind ofincredibly activity that requires When “We’re excited tooxygen. welcome all you the new players, coaches and families joining our Academy Affiliate innot Wichita and exercising are eagerly looking actually put you in a better When you breathe,to you take in oxygen, and, ifexpansion,” you’re doing said Betsy Here are some exercises and activities to build forward the club’s continued Maxfield, the VP of Youth Soccer for Sporting KC. “Their growth will mood. make the Academy exercise, your brain releases a chemical called aerobic exercise, you may notice you’re breathing strong muscles: push-ups, pull-ups, tug-of-war, Affiliate program stronger as it continues to expand across the Midwest, and is a model example of how we hope our programs will continue to endorphins, which may make you feel happier. It’s faster than normal. Aerobic activity can get your rowing, running, inline skating, bike riding attract more members. just another reason why exercise is cool. heart pumping, make you sweaty, and quicken your breathing. BEING FLEXIBLE “Sporting Wichita has our full support and we look forward to working closely together with their group to grow the game in this region.” Can you touch your toes easily without yelling • www.kidshealth.org this kind of workout can make muscles bigger, Sporting Wichita will continue as one of the exclusive Academy Affiliates of Sporting Kansas City, the premier MLS club of the Midwest.

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