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INDEPENDENT’S DAY! INSIDE:

· Maize: Baseball Town, USA · State Track Extravaganza · East Claims State Swimming · State Golf, Soccer, Softball

Panthers Claim First State Baseball Title

Lions Are Class 2-1A State Champs


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PREGAME

Mike Cooper Owner/Publisher

Déjà vu All Over Again… I looked back at my Publisher’s column for the June issue over the last few years. Our June issue is a wrap-up of spring state championships and a look back at the year that was. And, it is considered our last issue of the current school year. My Goodness, that means our next issue is the VYPE 2017 Football Preview – our first issue of a new year and the beginning of VYPE’s TENTH YEAR of publication. I must be dreaming! I simply cannot be 10 years older than I was when I started VYPE! If that were true, I would have graduated two kids from college and just had my 28th wedding anniversary. I must be in some kind of time warp because I still have two kids in college, albeit one in a final year of KU med school and another who is on the extended plan at KSU, and I have not had my 28th wedding anniversary. Wait! I did have my 28th wedding anniversary. I just forgot about it! (That is a different story) So, instead of trying to recreate the wheel, I figured it would be easiest to do what I have always done and give you our Top Stories of the Year list and to mention the other important element of our June issue - the final Dotted Line, recognizing all the signings that happened during the last few months of the school year. Let’s start there, but let’s not do what I always do and tell you all how important it is that VYPE honors and recognizes kids who use their athletic ability to extend their education, blah, blah, blah, you have heard it all before. But you haven’t heard this one. When we started recognizing kids back in the early 2000’s (okay, middle 2000’s) our friends at Campus High only had a few kids each year who made the transition from high school to college athletics. They had about the average amount of most schools. However, in the 2016-17 school year I am thrilled to report that Campus had TWENTY-ONE SIGNINGS, which is nearly the most by any school! It is a fantastic example of what a school can do when administration, faculty, athletics and the community work together to improve the overall experience and success for all students! Congratulations to all at Campus High! Now, my Top 10 list for 2016-17 (okay, maybe Top 12). In no particular order … • West High ends South girls basketball multi-year winning streak • Maize South wins two state titles on the same day in XC • Andale wins two state titles on the same day in track • Derby is Derby and rules Class 6A Football • KSHSAA looks to change classifications … again • Bill Faflick is named new Executive Director of KSHSAA • Alan Schuckman decides to call it a sunset, and what a spectacular sunset it was • Dave Hawley wins Collegiate’s 50th (yes FIFTY) state tennis title • Maize becomes the baseball mecca of Kansas • The Independent School and Bluestem High both win state baseball titles • VYPE partners with Terry Newman and launches a second publication in the Salina area (Hawaii can’t be far behind – nothing goes with Papa Johns Pizza like VYPE in paradise!) • VYPE is inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame Wow! See you next year! (Or in about 45 days) Note to future VYPE partners…The VYPE 2017 High School Football Preview deadline is July 15th! Don’t be left out! GET IN THE GAME! And, VYPE needs a sponsor for 2017-18 Dotted Line – great PR for any organization! Call me! - Mike Cooper, VYPE CEO & Publisher

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Wichita’s Baty Eyes Olympics By the time she is 20 years old, Miranda Baty of Wichita hopes to have already competed on sport’s biggest stage. The 16-year-old Baty is eyeing the 2020 Olympics in the sport of taekwondo. In mid-fight, looking for a Baty, who attends North High School, good, clean shot. has been participating in martial arts since she was five years old. She began training at Extreme Martial Arts under Tyler Blake, which later merged with Premier Martial Arts through Rachael Webber. She is now training with Ultimate Martial Arts under Chris Rangel. In what was once just fun and games, has now become serious business for Baty. “Martial arts started off as just a sport to me, but through the years it became my passion,” she said. Baty participates in varsity cheerleading at North High and also was a member of the school’s track and golf teams. But, no more. She will only cheer this school year so she can spend more time training in taekwondo. Baty and her parents - father Randy and mother Christy - travel throughout the country participating in taekwondo tournaments. They recently returned from the Next Level Training Camp in Grapevine, Texas, and will be traveling to the Olympic Training Center to train with Olympic coaches in August. The Olympics is Miranda’s ultimate goal. “My goal is to make it to the Olympic trials and hopefully, make the 2020 Olympic team,” she said. Baty has steadily moved up the ladder in taekwondo and is currently at the level of second degree black belt. This year, she is due to test for her 3rd degree black belt through Rangel. Baty and her dad have started a class with specially selected students who they thought had great potential in taekwondo. She spends her Friday nights training four kids in martial arts. She said the classes taught her plenty about herself. “I would take what I would learn in classes and apply it to my teaching,” she said. “Teaching the other kids helped me obtain the information better, making me a better martial artist in the process.” Taekwondo comes with many expenses. Baty has applied for the Genesis Fitness Foundation for Tennis grant for two years in a row and was accepted both times, but has yet to hear back this year. “I am competing in nationals in Shreveport this July, and the grant would help significantly in the expenses of the traveling and tournament,” she said. “Taekwondo has taken me around the country, but now I’m ready to see the world.”

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YEAR IN REVIEW

July, 2016 – VYPE’s annual Football Preview - 120 pages worth - is delivered ... 6-foot-6, 330-pound lineman Josh Rivas of Hutchinson is featured on the cover. – VYPE CEO and Publisher Mike Cooper reveals his “Summer Daze.” – Of the 10 players featured individually in the magazine, half of them will sign with D I schools.

August, 2016 – There’s “Unfinished Business” for Andover’s Grace Ball and Kapaun’s Emma Whittaker, who have four state runner-up finishes between them. – The Fall Sports Preview features golf, tennis, soccer, cross country and volleyball. – Seventeen area players from south central Kansas played in the Shrine Bowl.

September, 2016 – The Pride of Wichita - bronze medal boxer Nico Hernandez - is welcomed home with a parade and day in his honor. – The children of the late football coach Roger Robben move on without their father. – Willie Shaw of Independent, a two-sport star in the fall, excels in tennis and golf.

October, 2016 – Anna Riedmiller of Independent wins a third consecutive state tennis title. – Grace Ball (tennis) and Emma Whitaker (golf) take care of unfinished business with state titles. – Collegiate, Independent and Ark City win tennis titles; Kapaun and Trinity are crowned in golf. November, 2016 – It’s already time for basketball and Southeast’s high-flying Israel Barnes is on the cover. – Maize South wins boys and girls titles in cross country and Rose Hill is crowned VB champ. – Lakelin Conrad, Robert Pearce and Celia Biel win XC championships.

December, 2016 – Derby is the undisputed king of largeschool football in Kansas after winning its second straight 6A title. – KSHSAA executive director Gary Musselman sits down with VYPE for a Q&A. – Goddard (5A) and Hesston (3A) lose heartbreakers in state title games.

January, 2017 – Kapaun basketball is running and gunning and having fun atop the City League. – Goddard’s wrestling twins Kendall and Kameron Frame are featured. – VYPE takes a look at Valley Center scoring machine Tyler Brown.

February, 2017 – West girls basketball is on the cover ... yes, the long-suffering Pioneers are winners. – Highly-successful Bishop Carroll football coach Alan Schuckman calls it quits. – Hutchinson’s wrestling dynamo Brian Gates is featured.

March, 2017 – Two days after his dad passes away, El Dorado’s Dacota Motter wins a state wrestling title. – Goddard dominates the 5A wrestling field for the third straight year. – The West girls qualify for 6A state and end South’s long winning streak.

April, 2017 – Hutchinson track stars Martavius Johnson and Yazmine Wright are featured. – Southeast sprinter Christal Moseley graces the cover and would hook up with Wright in a classic race a month later. – Hanleigh Allen is featured as part of Bishop Carroll’s stingy defense on the soccer pitch.

May, 2017 – Bishop Carroll’s Rodney Steven wins his second straight 5A tennis singles title and Collegiate coach Dave Hawley wins his 50th yes 50 - state title. – Newton’s soccer machine Brookelyn Entz takes her game to another level. – Future KSHSAA boss Bill Faflick sits down with VYPE for a Q&A.

June, 2017 – Maize proves to be the best baseball town in Kansas with a pair of titles. Independent and Bluestem are first-time winners. – Andale’s boys and girls both win state championships in track and field. – Newton’s 400-relay team sets an all-state girls’ state record in the state prelims.


Mia Lombardi and Vincenzo & Marco Rudy, The Independent School When our family relocated to Wichita over 10 years ago, we decided to send our three boys, Dominic, Vincenzo and Marco to The Independent School, and have marveled at their development over the years academically, athletically, and socially. It was a place which allowed us all to quickly lay down roots and develop friendships with parents, students and faculty alike that will surely survive the passage of time. During their time at Independent, my sons participated in baseball, football, soccer, wrestling, cross county, basketball and track, as well as the cerebral sports of Mock Trial, Debate, and Chess. I was so fortunate to be one of the many “sports parents” who was able to provide off-the-playing-field support to the coaches Mia Lombardi with husband Mark and sons and athletes, and help them to achieve their optimal Vincenzo and Marco Rudy. success. As the unofficial team(s) photographer, I’ve had the pleasure to share a decade’s worth of pictures. I have also enjoyed cooking and serving many meals for the teams and even cherish the less glamorous moments of scrubbing uniforms and mudcaked spikes. This spring, Independent won the Class 3A state baseball championship, the first in school history. Led by long-term coach Jamie Fowler, the outpouring of support from students, faculty, families and alumni perfectly captured the personality of the school and reminded all of us why we chose to Be Independent. Go Panthes! - By Mia Lombardi


DOTTED LINE...

Adam Theis, Bishop Carroll Baseball, Neosho CC

Anthony Gallardo, Carroll Track, Hutchinson CC

Beth Schulte, Andover Central Volleyball, Barton County CC

Brittani Magee, Campus Bowling, Newman

Chase Bowman, Independent Baseball, Newman

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Alecia Verge, Southeast Basketball, Allen County CC

Ariel Williams, Campus Tennis, Friends

Boo Dryden, Campus Wrestling, NEO A&M

Cameron Bond, Southeast Football, Friends

Chris Bell, South Football, Hutchinson CC

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Alex Doss (XC), Trent Schmitt (T&F) South High - Sterling

Ashley Carrillo, Carroll Basketball, Southwestern

Brayden Black, Campus Yell Leader, Pratt CC

Carmin Butterworth, Campus Volleyball, Sterling

Cody Swartz, Derby Bowling, Ottawa

Alexis Palmer, Derby Soccer, Butler CC

Ashley Warehime, Circle Volleyball, Park College

Brianna Hill, Southeast Bowling, Kansas Wesleyan

Caroline Buchanan, Carroll Dance, Wichita State

Colbi Phillips, El Dorado Volleyball, Southwestern


Dahlia Cain, Bishop Carroll Dance, Wichita State

Easton Schroeder, Campus Rowing, Wichita State

Hannah Cole, Andover Central Track, Wichita State

Jordan Gaylord, Carroll Soccer, Cowley College

Kaden Jobe, Maize Soccer, Ottawa

Dane Pedersen, Andover Central Soccer, Tabor College

Grace Buessing, Bishop Carroll Track & XC, Fort Hays State

James Phillips, El Dorado Football, Baker

Jordyn Hopkins, Campus Cheer, Wichita State

Kelli Sleefe, Andover Central Volleyball, Kansas City CC

Daniel Pankratz, Carroll Track, Benedictine

Grant Boldt, Central Christian Track, Cedarville (Ohio)

Jodie Hampton, Campus Swimming, Coe College

Jose Hernandez, Derby Soccer, McPherson

Kimberly Pham, Carroll Golf, Newman

Daniel Raya, Bishop Carroll Soccer, Pratt CC

Grant Sinclair, Andover Central Cross Country, Pittsburg State

John Egan, Collegiate Baseball, Fort Hays State

Justin Pechance, Derby Bowling, Newman

Kristen Nicholas, Campus XC, Swimming, Hendrix

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DOTTED LINE...

Kreighton Rogers, Campus Baseball, Coffeyville

Kris Wood, Derby Track, Washburn

Mac Foley, Collegiate Triathlon, Newman

Mikey Kelly, Campus Golf, Barton County CC

Maddy Hart, El Dorado Golf, Friends

Whitney Reeves, Campus Cheer, Coffeyville CC

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MaKayla Bigley, South Track, Kansas Wesleyan

Luke Brugman, Carroll Golf, Rockhurst

Mia Gibson, Maize South Swimming, Ark-Little Rock

Nylee Wright, Derby Basketball, Fort Hays

Nate Pauly, Garden Plain Football, Baker

Tanner Smith, Independent Basketball, Garden City CC

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Lauren Nutting, Andover Central Cross Country, Newman

Trevor Gordon, Derby Football, Friends

Wynter Rentas, Southeast Basketball, Coffeyville CC

Tyler Johnson, El Dorado Tennis, Barton County CC

Zach Bowen, Campus Wrestling, Cloud County CC

Rayley Mantz, Derby Soccer, Barton County CC


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Cole Petersen, Clearwater High School What sports do you play? Which positions? I play tight end in football, forward in basketball and pitcher in baseball for Clearwater High School. How were you injured? Did you have to have surgery or any recovery time before therapy? Throughout the course of the year, I have had three injuries that required Physical Therapy treatment. I was first treated for an elbow injury caused by repetitive throwing motions in baseball and football. I also had treatment for a separated and sprained shoulder caused during the last football game of the season. Finally, I was also seen for an ankle injury. It was caused during a basketball practice where I had a high and low ankle sprain and tore ligaments which prevented me from completing the season with my team. What service has been your favorite treatment during therapy? I really enjoy therapy because it really pushes me to get better. I would have to say Astym is my favorite treatment, especially for my ankle. What are the biggest gains you have noticed since coming to therapy? I feel a lot stronger and much more stable when playing sports again..

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Alexander Moen, Andover 3,200, Class 5A

Abby Smarsh, Andale 300 Hurdles, Class 4A

Federico Harvey, Campus Triple Jump, Class 6A

Ryleigh Jackson, Eisenhower Long Jump, Class 5A

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Collin Ellis, Clearwater Javelin, Class 4A

Halie Brown, Arkansas City Javelin, Class 5A (Photo, Donita Clausen, Cowley Courier-Traveler)

Hutchinson 1,600 Relay Morgan Armbrust, Yazmine Wright Eleecya Birney, Andryce Jackson Robert Pearce, Kingman 3,200, Class 3A

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Astrid Same, East Shot Put, Class 6A Adrian Brown, Derby 300 Hurdles, Class 6A

Matt Pile, Eisenhower Javelin, Class 5A

Megan Elliott, Trinity Academy High Jump, Class 4A

Hannah Buller, Goddard Pole Vault, Class 5A

Isaac Smallwood, Heights Triple Jump, Class 5A

Maize South, 3,200 Relay (5A) Katie Wagner, Samantha Bally Sierra Mortenson (918), Kassidy Johnson

Tristen Dagenais, Andale High Jump, Class 4A

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Adam Theis (6) of Bishop Carroll is greeted by teammates after scoring a run against Blue Valley Southwest in the 5A tourney. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

STATE BASEBALL

Augusta bounced back from a tough semifinal loss to finish third in the 4A-I state tourney. (Photo, Kendall Shaw)

The Heights Falcons were into the game early against Salina South in the 5A state tourney at Eck Stadium. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Luke Boline of Independent makes a nifty defensive play at third in a first-round win over TMP-Marian in 3A. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

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Maize South pitcher Bryce Sell allowed just three hits and one run in four innings of the 4A-I title game against Ottawa. (Photo, Kendall Shaw)

Maize coach Rock Helm (14) was right in the middle of the celebration after his team’s stunning win over Aquinas in the 5A finals. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

Nickerson players were all smiles after an openinground win over Iola in the 4A-II tourney in Emporia. (Photo, Dale Stelz)


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Winfield’s Abby Cantrell pitches home against Paola in a first-round 4A-I game against Paola. (Photo, Tanner Colvin)

Emily Monson of Cheney fires home against Marysville in the 3A state tourney at Manhattan. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Payton Chavez of Andale-Garden Plain swings away in a 4A-I state game in Salina against Spring Hill. (Photo, Tanner Colvin)

Alyssa Wheeler of Andover Central heads to the dugout after scoring against Piper in the 4A-I state tourney. (Photo, Tanner Colvin)

Madison Miller of Bishop Carroll (12) is welcomed at home by teammates after a home run against Mill Valley at the 5A state tourney. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

Maize outfielder Sophia Buzard gets the ball back to the infield during a 5A state game against Blue Valley Southwest. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

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Jake Becker of Augusta (center), Colton Massey of Larned (right) and Peyton Austin of Rose Hill (left) all shot 75 in the Class 4A state tournament at Wamego. Becker won the three-man playoff to earn top medalist honors, Massey finished second and Austin placed third.

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Grant Brenneman of Hesston placed fourth in the Class 3A state tournament at Independence. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Bishop Carroll’s Luke Brugman finished second overall in the Class 5A state tournament at Salina. (Photo, Kelly Ross)


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Katelyn Blattner of Heights gets a hug from runner-up Lexi Shelton after setting a state record in the 500 freestyle in 5-1A.

STATE SWIMMING

Maci McCullough of West finished second in the 200 I.M. and 500 freestyle in 6A.

Sydney Schmidt of Bishop Carroll was runner-up in the 100 butterfly in 5-1A.

Derby’s Megan Keil brought home gold medals in the 50- and 100-freestyle events in 6A.

Taylor Kostboth of Trinity Academy was the 5-1A winner in the 50- and 100-freestyle events.


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Katya Camacho of East battles against a Washburn Rural player in the Class 6A third-place game in Topeka. (Photo, Rex Wolf)

Katie Krier of Maize works against an Aquinas player in the semifinals of the 5A state tournament in Newton. (Photo, Baylee Dobler)

Libby Brooks of Bishop Carroll tries to gain possession in a 5A semifinal match against Blue Valley Southwest. (Photo, Baylee Dobler)

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BOYS TRACK

South’s Phillip Landrum edges Ollie McGee of Southeast and Laron Calloway of BV North in the 6A 200. Landrum also won the 100. (Photos, Bill Millspaugh)

LANDRUM GIVES CREDIT FOR SUCCESS By Joanna Chadwick VYPE South Central Kansas Wichita South track coach Cody Dickman has a difficult time separating junior Philip Landrum and sophomore Deron Dudley. The duo went 1-2 in the Class 6A 100 meters, finishing in 10.65 seconds and 10.7. They also were part of the winning 400 relay team. “There is no doubt in my mind, none whatsoever, that you don’t know Philip Landrum the way you know him now if it’s not for Deron Dudley,” Dickman said. “If Deron is not on the track team, (Landrum) wouldn’t be just another guy -- but he wouldn’t be as good. “Deron pushes him, doesn’t let him take time off. He pushes him in practice. They’re side by side. At the same time, Deron doesn’t go No. 2 without Philip 22

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Landrum. As Landrum recounted his winning day -- he also won the 200 in 21.73 -- he credited Dudley in one of his first statements regarding the meet. “How awesome that the first place and second place were teammates and best friends?” Landrum said. Landrum qualified for the 6A meet in 2016 in the 100 and 200, but didn’t make finals in the 100. He finished fifth in the 200. “After last year I had to change myself. I think last year I wasn’t really motivated. I didn’t believe in myself,” Landrum said. “I didn’t really have anyone pushing me like I did this year. Last year I had Deron, but we weren’t at the level we were on Saturday.” Landrum increased his intensity in practice and became more coachable.


“He brought a level of coachability that I could say I’ve scarcely seen, maybe ever,” Dickman said. “... He takes what you tell him and assimilates it into what he does athletically and uses it as a foundation.” It was a highly emotional day for Landrum because his mother, Dorothy, who comes to all his meets, is battling breast cancer for the second time. While Landrum lives with his father, John, his relationship with his mother is just as strong. “We always try to be there for each other,” Landrum said. “I think that’s also all my family -- we all try to be there for each other. I look up to my mom as much as I look up to my dad.” With Landrum and Dudley leading the way in the 100, the City League had four of the top six spots. Southeast’s Ollie McGee finished third and West’s Xavier Sellars was sixth. In the 200, it was Landrum and McGee going 1-2. In the 400 relay, South won and East finished second.

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Swenson contined the family tradition of excellence at the state track meet by winning gold medals in the shot put and discus in Class 5A. Swenson claimed the shot put title on his final throw with a heave of 56 feet, 9 inches, and won the discus by nearly 22 feet with a toss of 174 feet, 3 inches.

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WINGNUTS IN THE BIGS Jordan Hawkins of Buhler, whoen here winning the 4A 200 over Miege’s Jaden Johnson, also won the 100 dash. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

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Watching Andale senior Tristen Dagenais en route to his Class 4A high jump title with a personal record of 6-foot-8 thrilled coach Greg Smarsh. “It was probably one of the most outstanding state performances,” Smarsh said. “Four inches above his previous best, and he was clean all the way. Never had a miss until he had won the event and missed at 6-9. “It was phenomenal. It kind of set the tone for us. It kind of got it started for the boys, got them believing.” The Andale boys won the 4A team title, their sixth under Smarsh, who took over as head coach in 2005. Andale also won the girls title, their first since 1995, when Smarsh was an assistant coach. “It’s the first time we’ve won both,” Smarsh said. “Been close numerous times. It was the first dual championship, so it’s been pretty special.” Andale, which had 100 athletes out for track, sent 40 boys and girls to state. Those sheer numbers were key.


Hutchinson Tops 6A Coach Ryan Cornelsen took over the Hutchinson track program with a plan to change the culture. The Salthawks came through with the 6A team title. “Obviously Hutchinson already had a good culture in football,” said Cornelsen, also the football coach. “We thought we had to change some things, do some things different…. It was important that Year 3 we turned that corner, and the kids really finally bought into what we were trying to do.” One of the highlights was the 3200 relay win. “They work extremely hard, and it was probably the biggest race of the day,” Cornelsen wrote in a text.

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Maize took home gold *Maize’s Konner Swenson joined his siblings – Keiryn and Kameron – as a champion. medals in the 5A discus and shot put. (Photo, Nikki Hightree)

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He won the 5A shot put (56-9) and the discus (174-3). Keiryn and Kameron both won in the javelin. *Heights’ Isaac Smallwood came up big in the Class 5A triple jump, winning the event with a distance of 46-0 3/4. *Matt Pile picked up the javelin a couple years ago largely because of coach Stephanie Bush, who is the mother of Brycen, his “lifelong best friend.” He proceeded to win the Class 5A javelin with a throw of 199-11. *Maize South’s Ethan Kossover was a part of the winning 4A 3200 relay team (7:59.99), and he also won the 3200 (9:34.57) and the 1600 (4:25.79). Teammate Corey Minks won the 400 in 50.04. Eathan Kossover of Maize South was a double winner with victories in the 1,600 and 3,200 in 4A. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

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Andale’s girls and boys celebratetheir Class 4A team titles. (Photos, Dale Stelz)

Andale Girls Match Boys With Title By Matt Browning VYPE South Central Kansas Both the Andale boys and girls track teams were feeling the pressure down the stretch of the state track meet at Cessna Stadium during Memorial Day weekend. The Indians led both the boys and girl’s Class 4A team scores, but Maize South was along their side nearly the entire day on Saturday. Andale was in the lead due to its depth. Although the Indians only took home only one individual title (Abby Smarsh in the 100 hurdles), they did have 12 athletes place in the top eight of their events. It was the wave after wave of athlete that sealed the team titles for the Indians, as the boys won by 4 1/2 points over Maize South and the girls won by 11, also over the Maize South Mavericks. “The state performance of the boys and girls teams were the best in Andale history,” coach Greg Smarsh said. “We have gotten close a couple of times but have never won a dual championship, so this was very special for the kids and the community.” 28

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Newton Girls Win 5A The Newton girls won their second consecutive Class 5A title by 14 points over St. James Academy. Kalli Anderson won the 100, and Savannah Simmons won the 200, while Maggie Remsberg took second in the 100 hurdles and the Railers’ 1600 relay team also took second. Their 400-relay team consisting of Anderson, Simmons, Taylor Antonowich, and Jennifer Andres defeated Maize by nearly two seconds. The quartet set a new all-time state record in the preliminaries. “I am very proud of our girls 4 by 100 team,” Newton coach Tad Remsberg said. “They are a very talented group of young ladies. All of the girls on our 4 by 100 team ran for me on our youth track club, so I have worked with them for many years. They have worked very hard on the details of the race. “Breaking an all-time record is very special for the girls on the 4 by 100 team and they understand and appreciate the magnitude of what they have accomplished.”

Newton’s record-setting 400-meter relay team (46.86) of Kallie Anderson, Taylor Antonowich, Jennifer Andres and Savannah Simmons.

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GIRLS TRACK Bolden Completes Gold Rush Jewell Bolden of Andover Central completed a remarkable run over the past three years as she won the 100 hurdles and the long jump in Class 4A. Her hurdles victory was her fourth straight and she has won seven state titles overall. Bolden broke a 34-year-old state meet record in the hurdles with a time of 14.27. “It has kind of sunk in that high school track is over,” Bolden told Taylor Eldridge of The Wichita Eagle. “I know I’m going to miss it, even though I’m excited for the future. This was a lot of fun.” Jewell Bolden of Andover Central set a 4A state record in the 100 hurdles and also won the long jump. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Young Life student athlete of the month Grace Blackman, Andover Central H.S.

Grace Blackman will be a junior at Andover Central this fall. She plays volleyball and swims for the Jaguars. Grace carries a 3.7 GPA and has played club volleyball for Wichita Volleyball Academy for the last five years. She first discovered Young Life through its middle school counterpart, Wyldlife. She attended Wyldlife for three years before starting Young Life as a freshman. Grace also serves as a Wyldlife leader at Andover Central Middle School. She went to camp with Young Life last summer and will go to SharpTop Cove in Georgia at the end of July. What are you looking forward to about YL camp? “My favorite part about camp is being with friends and the awesome leaders and meeting new people. Just all the fun experiences and growing closer to God in a whole different atmosphere.” How would you describe Young Life? “I would say Young Life is a place you can meet with friends and meet new people and learn about God in a fun way . . . we have fun, play games, listen to music and learn about God and how to share his love with the people around you.” How would you describe your Young Life leader? “She’s really good at connecting with us. She always texts us and sees how we are doing.” Young Life has been present in Wichita-area schools since 1956. Our mission is to love kids in the name of Christ and walk with them in an authentic quest for truth, focusing on fun, adventure and friendship. Currently, Young Life is active in 19 area schools, including programs for high school students, middle school students, expecting/parenting teens and students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Young Life office at 316.303.1490 or check out Wichita.younglife.org Follow Andover Central Young Life on twitter @ACYoungLife and Instagram @ACYoungLife Young Life dates for Andover Central High School Camp: July 29-August 6, SharpTop Cove, Georgia 30

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Grace Blackman (rt) and her leader Madison Wilson


Ware Duels With Heidel Shae Ware from Sedgwick could literally hear Jessica Heidel from Belle Plaine on her heels in the finals of the 100 in Class 3A. At that point, she knew she needed to pick up the pace. By a margin of six hundredths of a second, Ware took home the crown. Up next for Ware were the finals in the 200, which was an event that concerned her for more than one reason. First, Heidel had defeated her by four tenths of a second in the preliminaries and second, Ware had just ran in the 400, which takes a lot of energy. Ultimately though, Ware calmed herself down and added to her trophy collection. “I was really worried,” Ware said. “I ran my fastest time of the year in the preliminaries and still didn’t beat Jessica.” Shae Ware of Sedgwick brough home Class 3A gold medals in the 100 and 200 dashes. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

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Ibarra Claims Three Golds Raelee Ibarra from Central Christian was concerned, to say the least, that her hurt hamstring, which had been a hamper to her most of the season, was going to prevent her from winning another state title in Class 1A. Not only did she win one more title, she won three more as she was the champion in the 100, 200 and 400 relay, which stormed back to win with Ibarra as the anchor. Perhaps the most dramatic race came in the 6A girls 400 finals, where Wichita Southeast’s Christal Moseley defeated Yazmine Wright of Hutchinson by onehundredth of a second. It was so close that it required a photo to reveal who won. It was determined that Moseley’s torso had crossed the line first. Valley Center’s Taylor Latimore won the 5A shot put and discus, which gave her three career state titles. Her shot put distance was 44-9 ½, which was a personal best.

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Central Christian’s Raelee Ibarra won the 100 and 200 dashes in Class 1A and anchored the winning 400-relay team. (Photo, Phil Zivnuska)


Comeback Player of the Month Joshua Jantzi, Newton H.S. Joshua Jantzi’s injury description read like the daunting words chosen for the Scripps National Spelling Bee: Right knee arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patellar tendon autograft and partial lateral meniscectomy. The results were more straightforward. Jantzi’s ruptured knee cost him his senior season of soccer at Newton High School, and a chance to play for his father, head coach Scott Jantzi, one last time. “I felt like both of us thought it was really disappointing,” Joshua said. “It was pretty hard.” Joshua injured his knee cutting while playing soccer this past summer. “I just felt pops,” he said. “It was just unlucky.” Dr. Ryan Livermore at Newton Medical Center repaired the damage. Jantzi’s story found a satisfying end. In the spring, he qualified for Class 5A state track in the pole vault and helped Newton’s 400-meter relay place third. In the fall, he will head to Hesston College for soccer. “I got lucky to be able to play soccer again,” Jantzi said.

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Independent Gets It Done in By Kyle McCaskey VYPE South Central Kansas Come state tournament time, the game of baseball showed no love for Wichita Independent coach Jamie Fowler and the Panthers, time after time breaking hearts with nail-biting losses. Third in 3A in 2013, third in 2015 and a heartbreaking loss in the regional finals last year. The past lingered with Fowler. But, the Panthers discovered everlasting joy this season. Independent capped a 25-1 season with its first state title. “It felt like an elephant off my chest, to be honest,” Fowler said. Any pressure felt by Fowler was brushed away by a cast of mature student-athletes. Team goals required no discussion. “There was such a presence of that with the team that it didn’t really need to be said this year,” Fowler said. “Early on in our season, we made sure – the thing I did was rattle their cages early in the season, just to let them know it’s not a given, that it’s not just what’s on paper.” The Panthers’ advantage was a powerful, confident, deep roster of arms that made opposing runs scarce. Independent allowed only three combined runs at state. After years of almosts, Independent secured a championship plaque with a dominating 8-0 victory over Marion. “I wanted it for the families and the kids, send them off and give them the best chance of success,” said Fowler, who was named the KABC Coach of the Year. “Letting those seniors be able to celebrate one last time together.”

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“We heard it through the grapevine. The kids had maybe seen it through Twitter,” said Maize South coach Chad Christensen. “My coaches definitely talked about, ‘What if we were one high school? How talented would that be?’ ” Both programs were teetering on the edge of a championship breakthrough. Maize South was a semifinalist in 5A in 2015. Maize accomplished the same in 2016, eliminating Maize South in the quarterfinals. When Maize South was shuffled down to 4A-1, it created double trouble for opponents across the state. Maize, generally one of the area’s most consistent programs, won its first title since taking 6A in 2011.

Maize is Baseball Capital At Eck Stadium in Wichita, Maize captured the Class 5A title with a thrilling comefrom-behind 5-4 victory over defending champion St. Thomas Aquinas. Up north at Dean Evans Stadium in Salina, Maize South fended off Ottawa 7-5 in the championship game for the 4A Division 1 crown.

Tanner Smith of Independent fires home in the 3A championship game against Ellis. Panther pitching allowed just three runs in three games. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

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Maize South, still a relatively new high school, flashed the hard-working panache that established the program as a perennial contender.


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We had some talented kids, but they also have to be able to grind when things go south,” Christensen said. “I think we’re kind of built as a lunchbox, blue collar, grinding type team.” Augusta bounced back from a semifinal loss to claim third place in 4A-1, finishing 19-6. Bishop Carroll was unable to carry its momentum from its quarterfinal victory onto a second day, placing fourth in 5A. Wichita Heights was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MAIZE HIGH FOR ITS FIRST-PLACE FINISH AND BISHOP CARROLL FOR ITS FOURTH-PLACE FINISH IN THE 5A STATE TOURNAMENT

As his teammate Jakob Shields makes the call, Maize’s Mason Hartman tags out an Aquinas runner at second base in the 5A title game. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

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Bluestem Does It Bluestem’s 2-1A state opponents were a combined 594. Three of those defeats came to the Lions as they roared through the bracket to swipe the hardware as the sixth seed. “The school district and the outlying towns, they’ve just been so enthused about it,” said Bluestem coach Daniel Scribner. Nickerson capped a 20-win campaign with a fourth-place finish in 4A-2. Clearwater, the No. 8 seed, nearly pulled a stunner in the quarterfinals, falling to No. 1 Rock Creek 5-4. Derby, Wichita West and Hutchinson were knocked out in the 6A quarterfinals.

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Dirkzwager Powers East To Title By Brent Maycock VYPE South Central Kansas While several talented seniors were wrapping up fantastic careers, Wichita East’s Astrid Dirkzwager was busy writing a heck of an opening chapter to her high school career in the Class 6A state meet. The freshman sensation swept titles in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and anchored East’s 400 freestyle relay to a meetfinishing win which wrapped up the first team state title for the Blue Aces. Wichita East finished with 296 points to edge SM East by 14 points at Topeka’s Capitol Federal Natatorium, ending the Lancers’ reign atop Class 6A. After three straight fourthplace finishes, a state trophy was going to be satisfying enough for East. “We’ve been working really hard and we knew it would be close this year, but we had no idea we would be able to do what we did today,” East senior Madison Allen said. “(SM East) is a very good school with a great tradition and 40

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East celebrates its first-ever state swimming championship. (Photos, Bill Millspaugh)

having a competition with them today was just amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better way for this to end. “We just needed second on that last relay, but I guess that wasn’t good enough for Astrid.” Not after the freshman already had proved she wouldn’t settle for anything less than first in her individual events. Her title in the 100 backstroke wasn’t ever really in doubt as she won by two and a half seconds in 55.33 seconds. In the 200 freestyle, Dirkzwager turned it on over the last 100 and won by .48 seconds in 1:50.40. Her comeback win for the 200 free title was nothing compared to her final performance. Dirkzwager made up nearly two seconds on her first 50 and kept charging hard, overtaking SM East to win going away. “Before we came here, we watched that men’s 4-by-1 relay and that really motivated us,” Dirkzwager said, referring to the U.S. men’s Olympic victory. “I really wanted to win for


my team and I could feel riding her wave and pushing my hardest I’d get her.” Derby’s Megan Keil was named the 6A athlete of the meet after sweeping titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Keil set the 50 free state record during preliminaries with a 22.74 and then dominated the final, winning by .76 seconds over SM North’s Joely Merriman in 22.91. Keil came back to add the 100 title in 51.00, just out-touching Merriman, who was second in 51.30

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The winning 400-freestyle relay team of Katerina Savvides, Astrid Dirkzwager, Julia Whitfield and Madison Allen capped East’s big day. Dirkzwager also won titles in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

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close to setting the 5-1A 50 freestyle record, coming within .02 seconds. And like Blattner, the time fueled her for an entire year. “I’ve 23.77 written all over my room, in my bathroom, everywhere,” Kostboth said. “That’s been the main goal this season, getting that record.” Alhough only Blattner was able to reach her goal, both walked away from plenty satisfied with their performances. Not only did Blattner get her coveted record, she flat-out demolished it with a time of 4:55.52, breaking the old record set by Trinity’s Rebecca Swank in 2008 by more than two seconds. The record merely put a cap on an already remarkable career. Earlier in the day, Blattner handily won her fourth straight 200 freestyle title, winning by nearly five seconds in 1:51.66. The gold haul gave the Falcon senior six titles in her career. Kostboth, meanwhile came up just short in her bid to take down the 50 record set by Winfield’s Kathy Echiverri in 1998. Still, her victory over Great Bend’s Camryn Dunekack by .17 seconds in 24.31 was thrilling enough for her third straight title in the event. Whatever disappointment she had in not getting the record was quickly erased when Kostboth came back to win the 100 freestyle title as well. Seeded just third going into finals, Kostboth grabbed the lead at the 50-yard mark and fought off Miege’s Cassie Grunhard by .12 seconds in 53.28 — her first title in the event.

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STATE GOLF

Andover Sparkles at State Tourneys The Class 4A state champion Andover Central Jaguars: (from left) Davis Joseph, Jacob Wagner, Jacob Meeker, Keegan Ellington, Cooper Schultz, Peyton Wilson and head coach Doug Snyder.

By Jim Misunas VYPE South Central Kansas Andover is the official home for Kansas high school golf champions. Andover High’s Zach Sokolosky captured the Class 5A state golf championship with a 3-under-par-67 at Salina Municipal Golf Course. Sokolosky birdied three holes in rainy weather to become the first Andover champion since 2007 when champion Noah Smithson led the Trojans to the team title. The Trojans (302) lost the 5A team title by one stroke to St. Thomas Aquinas (301). Chase Oberg (76), Patrick Chan (79) and Hanif Ashraf (80) also counted for the runner-up Trojans. City neighbor Andover Central captured the Class 4A team title in a tiebreaker with Trinity Academy. Sokolosky’s key was saving pars with a chip and putt twice in the first four holes. He two-putted from 100 feet for a par at No. 7. “I didn’t hit the ball well to start,” Sokolosky said. “I thought if I scrambled that well all day, I’ll start making birdies. I felt like I’d start hitting it good.” 46

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Jake Becker of Augusta won a three-man playoff at the Class 4A state tournament to earn top medalist honors at Wamegoi Country Club.


Sokolosky birdied No. 9 and finished with birdies at Nos. 17 and 18 to close out his 3-under round that won by five strokes over Bishop Carroll’s Luke Brugman. Brugman birdied two of his final three holes. The constant rain made the final round a challenging one. “It throws you out of rhythm. It was good that I took my time out there,” he said. Aquinas’ Jared Loomis birdied the 18th hole for a one-shot team victory over Andover. St. James Academy (303) placed third and Salina South (304) finished fourth. Salina South’s Parker Renz was seventh (73), Salina Central’s Brayden Neuschafer placed eighth (74) and Salina South’s Josh Reed was ninth (74). Andover Central won the 4A state championship on a fifth-man tiebreaker over Trinity Academy for their fourth state golf title. Central (329) won the tiebreaker when Jacob Wagner (87) edged Trinity’s Davis Swyers (89) by two strokes. Play was delayed an hour by lightning and golfers battled rainy weather throughout a challenging day at Wamego Country Club. Wamego’s back nine was a hilly, tree-lined test on a rain-filled day. ”We battled, and we knew the value of every single stroke,” said Andover Central coach Doug Snyder. “We were just a little more mentally tough. We didn’t let the conditions get to us.” The Jaquars were well prepared for the challenge. “We’ve played in a lot of bad weather, so we’re kind

of used to it,” Snyder said. “We’ve played in the wind and the rain. We kind of like it that way. We have an advantage if the weather is bad. We’ve played some pretty tough competition and played some pretty tough golf courses. That helped us out in the end.” Augusta’s Jake Becker won a three-way playoff with runner-up Colton Massey of Larned and Rose Hill’s Peyton Austin after they tied with 75s. The left-handed Becker drove the 330-yard No. 1 playoff hole and birdied the par 4 while Massey and Austin parred. Massey parred the No. 2 playoff hole, a par 3 while Austin bogeyed. Andover Central counted scores by Payton Wilson (80), Keegan Ellington (82), Cooper Schultz (82) and Davis Joseph (85). Trinity counted scores by sixth-place Jon Loon (79), seventh-place Caden VanLandingham (79), Sam Majors (82) and Stephen Radley (89). Maize South’s Cade Bontrager (78) placed fifth overall. In the Class 3A state tournament in Independence, it was a near miss for the Hesston Swathers as well. Fredonia (341) edged Hesston (342) and Cimarron (344) for the team title. Hesston counted scores by fourth-place Grant Brenneman (81), eighth-place Jordan Roth (84), Tanner Bachman (88) and Kitt Regier (89). Cheney’s Austin Hampton placed ninth (84) and Sterling’s Zachary Schissler placed 10th (84).

Zach Sokolosky of Andover fired a 3-under 67 to win Class 5A medalist honors by five stroke at Salina Municipal. (Photo, Kelly Ross)


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Maize Schools Bounce Back at State Maize South didn’t have nearly as much trouble in the third-place game in Class 4-1A even though the Mavericks were still tasting the bitterness of a 3-2 overtime loss the night before to Bishop Miege. The Mavericks took out their frustrations on Louisburg as they rolled to an 8-0 victory at Friends University in Wichita. The Mavericks were led by a pair of seniors midfielder Hayden Burnett and defender Avery Green - who helped fuel an 18-2-1 season. Burnett finished with 17 assists and six goals. She was named to the All-Metro team and will play at UMKC next year. Green, who has signed with Kansas State, is a two-time All-Metro selection by the Wichita Eagle and was part of a Maverick defense that produced 16 shutouts. She also scored 12 goals, a very high number for a defender. Maize senior forward Makayla Toth, who will play at Central Missouri next year, wrapped up a remarkable career that saw her score a

Hayden Burnett of Maize South keeps the ball away from a Louisburg defender during the Mavs’ 8-0 win in the third-place game of the Class 4-1A state tournament in Wichita. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

By Harold Bechard VYPE South Central Kansas Many say the true test of a team or athlete is how they handle adversity and disappointment. Both Maize High and Maize South went through those emotions during and after the semifinals of their respective state soccer tournaments, but bounced back the following day. Maize High dropped a 3-0 decision to St. Thomas Aquinas in the 5A semifinals in Newton, but came back the following day to earn a 2-1 victory over rival Bishop Carroll for third place. 50

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Makayla Toth of Maize leaps for the ball against an Aquinas defender in the semifinals of the 5A state tourney in Newton. (Photo, Baylee Dobler)


Cami Tatman of East uses her head against Washburn Rural in the third-place game of the 6A state tourney in Topeka. (Photo, Rex Wolf)

staggering 101 goals during her junior and senior seasons. She scored 51 goals and assisted in 10 others this season. On the defensive end, the Eagles were led by junior Ashlyn Lakin, who along with Toth, was a member of the All-Metro team. The future looks very bright for Bishop Carroll even though the season didn’t end the way the Golden Eagles wanted it to. Two of their top players are juniors - forward Hanleigh Allen and defender Maguire Sullivan - so Carroll should be right back in the hunt next season. Both players have already committed to Division I programs - Allen to Texas A&MCorpus Christi and Sullivan to Kansas State. Allen scored 33 goals this season for Carroll (17-4), while Sullivan, a three-time all-state and all-metro selection, led a Carroll defense that registered 14 shutouts.

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STATE SOCCER Wichita East produced one of the more memorable seasons in the state during 2017. The Blue Aces went from six wins to 16 victories and reached the semifinals of the Class 6A state tournament before losing a 4-1 decision to eventual champion Blue Valley West. The Blue Aces then lost an exhausting 2-1 four-overtime game for third place to finish with a 16-4 record. Anahy Guevara, a junior, led the East offense from her forward position with 33 goals and 11 assists. The Blue Aces should be strong again next season under head coach Dylan Gruntzel. Just three seniors were on the roster of a team that reached the state semifinals on the heels of a 12-match unbeaten streak. Hanleigh Allen of Bishop Carroll heads upfield in the 5A semifinals against Blue Valley Southwest. (Photo, Baylee Dobler)

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STATE SOFTBALL

Taylor Rowley of Valley Center is ready to welcome teammate Kaylee Burnett at home after Burnett’s home run against Topeka Seaman in the 5A state tournament. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

Hornets Finish Strong, Reach Goals By Conor Nicholl VYPE South Central Kansas Valley Center, paced by its veteran senior quartet, junior third baseman Ashley Thorne, junior shortstop Taylor Rowley and speedy freshman outfielder Alli Burke, toppled two major milestones in 2017. The first goal was capturing an Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Division II League crown. On April 28, Valley Center was 11-1 at the time, but dropped two games to Eisenhower, which was a middle-of-the-pack team in the conference. “We just absolutely played like we had never played softball before,” 12th year coach Corey Jones said. “It was the night before prom and everybody’s mind was not on softball. But Eisenhower came in and did what they were supposed to, and we hit it right at them all night.” 56

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LaTaylah Perez of the Hornets slides safely into second base against Seaman. (Photo, Mark Weaver)

Four days later, Valley Center swept league power Goddard for the first time. A sweep against Andover on May 12 clinched the league. Jones said VC was “more excited” about the title than anything else in the spring. “You hang those little banners up there at school, and it was pretty bare there for league,” Jones said. “That was their No. 1 goal there was to win league, and they were very excited, and I was excited for them, too.” The second milestone was winning a first-round game at the Class 5A state tournament. Valley Center had lost to Topeka Seaman in the first round each of the last two seasons.


This year, the No. 4-seed Hornets defeated Seaman, the defending state champion, 5-0, behind a shutout from senior pitcher Kaylee Burnett, a Butler County signee. Burnett struck out 10 and permitted just three hits. “We were ready,” Jones said. “We felt like it was going to be our time. We are going to win a game and get to play two more. We played really well that night.” It marked the first time Valley Center had won league and regionals in the same season. Valley Center lost to Shawnee Heights in the semifinals and then defeated Mill Valley, 10-2, for third place. Valley Center was the lone area team to win in the first round. No. 2 Carroll (21-2) lost to Mill Valley, 9-7, and No. 3 Maize (20-3), which had only lost to Carroll in the regular season, lost 9-7 to Blue Valley Southwest. Burnett finished the season with a 10-3 record, a 1.12 earned-run average and carried a .382 average with six homers and 24 RBIs. Senior pitcher Ashlyn Jacobs, a Friends signee, went 10-1. Senior Wylie Glover, a starter since the first day of her freshman year and a Marshall signee, batted .466 with a school record 36 RBI. Thorne, a University of MissouriKansas City commit, carried a. 500-plus average. They are the first two Division I commits under Jones. Senior second baseman LaTaylah Perez signed with Cowley. Glover greatly benefited from Burke, a leadoff slapper who set the school mark for hits and had an on-base percentage well over .600.

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Haven is 4A-II runner-up

Haven coach Darin Ashworth held a meeting shortly before the first practice of the 2017 season. In 2016, the Wildcats enjoyed the best season in school history with a runner-up finish in Class 4A, Division II. Then, Haven graduated multiple starters, including standouts Katelynn Stucky, Jacy Ummel and Shelby Davis. All three started at least three seasons, and Stucky broke several state marks. “Somebody in this room – four of you at minimum – will bat in the lineup,” Ashworth said. “That’s a simple fact of doing the math, and I think it sunk in to both them and me.” Haven (21-4) capably filled the holes and made a surprising run back to the 4A-II state championship game before a 6-1 loss to Girard. It marked Haven’s fifth straight state trip, through the first three ended with a first round loss. Senior pitcher Bailey Brawner threw virtually all of Haven’s innings since

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her sophomore season and finished 21-4 with a 2.76 earned-run average in 126.2 innings this spring. “She’s just a workhorse who is mentally tough and she’s knows what’s expected of her,” Ashworth said. Junior Shortstop Emmiley Hendrixson and senior center fielder Lexi Hoskinson, two of the returnees, stepped up. Hendrixson had 55 hits, while Hoskinson collected 56 runs and 45 steals.

Area State Qualifiers

In Class 2-1A, Bluestem (17-3) fell in the first round to Wabaunsee, while in 3A, Cheney entered state at 20-1, but lost (9-3) to Marysville. In Class 4A-I, Andale-Garden Plain (17-6) lost 7-0 to Spring Hill; Andover Central (16-7) fell 9-8 in eight innings to Piper and Winfield (15-7) fell 4-1 to Paola. In Class 6A, Derby (16-7) battled Olathe South before falling 6-5 in 10 innings. Campus (10-11) fell to top-seeded and eventual champion Olathe Northwest also by a 6-5 score.

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Bailey Brawner of Haven pitched nearly every inning for the Wildcats during the 2017 season. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)


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KHSRA Finals Find New Home

Kailey Mae Hamilton of Douglass won the short round and ended the year fourth in girls’ cutting events. (Photos, Dale Stelz)

Shadd Winn of Westmoreland was the Bull Riding champ.

By Wacey Dorenkamp VYPE South Central Kansas Summer is in the air. School has ended across the country and students are free to do whatever they please with their time. Unless they’re an athlete. These individuals are preparing for next season, never taking a break in the hopes of becoming better. With the Kansas High School Rodeo Finals wrapping up on June 3, this is especially true for the cowboys and cowgirls who competed at the Kansas Star Casino. Not only are they preparing for the regular season starting in August, but a select few are training for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., at the end of July. For some, it came down to the wire in Mulvane on the casino clay. The finals began on Thursday, June 1, with an afternoon performance. Coy Arnold was one of the contestants up, having a tough go on his first calf of the week. “When I ran him,” recalls Arnold, “he tried to run back up the rope at me. And then he kicked while I was trying to tie him.” Arnold did not allow this to bother him, however. He went on to be fourth on this calf, as well as the next one on Friday. Ending the week with third place in the short round on Saturday, he secured the title of KHSRA Year-End Tie Down Calf Roping Champion. Arnold will be going to Gillette in the tie down roping as well as the team roping. Arnold has been a member of the KHSRA for six years, including his time as a junior high competitor. 60

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He lives near Hutchinson and is enrolled at Manhattan Virtual Academy as a junior. He focuses his free time on practicing his events, bettering himself any way he can. Arnold would like to thank all of the people who have helped and pushed him to be his best throughout the years. On Friday morning, the cutting event was held in the warm-up arena of the Kansas Star. Boys and girls threw down, earning their positions for the year end and Kailey Mae Hamilton was one cowgirl in the shootout. With back to back rounds for the cutting, Hamilton split fourth and fifth in both rounds. She came back strong and won the short round on Saturday morning. “My favorite moment from high school finals would have to be finding out I had made it to Nationals,” she said. Hamilton ended the year in fourth for the girl’s cutting event, securing her spot to the NHSFR. Hamilton is a senior at Douglass High School and spends her time participating in basketball, volleyball, track, cheerleading, and singing in her madrigal class along with her rodeo. Saturday marked the Short Go-Round Performance, where the top 15 in each event fought it out to move to the top four that would be heading to Gillette in July. Marley Berger of Udall proceeded to win the round in the tie down with a time of 9.6 seconds.


“That is my favorite memory of the year,” Berger said. Berger was also excited about the transition of the Kansas State Finals to the Kansas Star Casino. “The thing I liked most about the new facility was that it felt like a real finals,” he said, referring to the likeness to the PRCA Finals in Las Vegas. Berger has been a part of the KHSRA for four years. He attends Andover eCademy. He is not a member of any other sports activities, dedicating himself to the sport of rodeo. Taylor Algrim was one cowgirl who had her hard work pay off throughout the week. She came into the Finals leading the pole bending and sitting in second place for the barrel racing. Algrim had a solid first day, winning the barrel racing and placing fourth in pole bending for the first round. She continued by winning the second round of barrel racing, too. “The most difficult part of the finals this year for me was hitting a pole in the pole bending second round,” Algrim said. “It was a disappointment, but it made me come back and fight even harder to have a good run after.” Algrim continued on to win the short round in barrels and placed third in the pole bending. Her most memorable moment at State Finals was, “running home during my barrel run in the short go, just knowing that I had secured my spot as the State Champion Barrel Racer.” Not only was she awarded this honor, but Algrim clinched Reserve Champion Pole Bender for the state of Kansas. Algrim is a senior at Blackwell High School in Blackwell, Okla. In addition to Rodeo, she is involved in many other activities, including Student Council, FFA, Varsity Cheerleading, Gifted and Talented, Pep Club, and the BancFirst Bank Board. Algrim, like many of her fellow contestants, is excited with the KHSRA’s new home at the Kansas Star Casino, which makes the reward even greater.

Coy Arnold of rural Hutchinson competes in calf roping.

Taylor Algrim of Blackwell, Okla., excels in barrel racing.

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Tony Morris, Halstead H.S. Tony is a senior at Halstead High School and has participated in football, wrestling, track and baseball for the Dragons. He has lettered four years in football, wrestling and baseball, two years in track and was named Class 3A honorable mention all-state as a running back. Tony is also a two-time state qualifier in wrestling, placing fifth as a senior in 3-2-1A. At the state powerlifting championships, Tony was first in bench, second in hang clean and second overall at 181 pounds. His plans are to attend Butler Community College and major in Sports Medicine.

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COACH’S CORNER

Daniel Scribner, Bluestem H.S.

Daniel Scribner has been with the Bluestem baseball program for eight years – four as an assistant, and the past four as the head coach. A Flinthills graduate, Scribner played football, basketball and baseball in high school, continuing on the gridiron at Sterling College. Scribner will be returning home to Flinthills next year as the athletic director and head football coach, but before departing Bluestem, he helped leave a timeless parting gift – a Class 2-1A state baseball championship, defeating Ellis 8-5 in the finale.

VYPE - What brought you to Bluestem? SCRIBNER - “Mark Womacks, who is my assistant, was actually my coach in high school at Flinthills. Nine years ago, he called me up when I was in Augusta and extremely satisfied with life, and he had just taken a job at Bluestem. He wasn’t planning to coach at the time, but he thought Bluestem needed some improvement. He thought if we went over there, we could make a difference.” VYPE - With having Womacks coaching beside you, does it feel like having two head coaches on the bench? SCRIBNER - “It’s a very unique situation within that, because it’s easy in the fact that we think very similarly as far as philosophy, and terminology is exactly the same. I think where he and I excel so well together, when he was a head coach, I would describe him as being very intense. Myself, I wouldn’t say I’m not intense, but he’s more intense than me from a coaching perspective. We balance each other out well. With us having a relationship off the field and knowing each other prior to it, it’s really been nice because the respect factor was there.” VYPE - Bluestem qualified for state in 2014 in 3A, but was eliminated in the first round. Did you have any freshmen from that team that were seniors this year? SCRIBNER - “We had one senior who was on that team that went to state. His name is Dakota Clift. I think it’s good. When someone has a taste of it, you always want more. It never seems like you’re satisfied. Once you taste success, it’s so great because you want more and more. The year in between those trips, we’d been pretty good. We just hadn’t been able to get there. The other kids in the program, they were hungry for it, and they heard the upperclassmen talk about it because they heard it even in middle school.” VYPE - What went right for you in the championship game against Ellis? SCRIBNER - “We really liked where we were at going into it. We had Dakota Clift throw a complete game in the first round, and Trittan Beavers threw a complete game in the second round. Our pitching staff had some really good depth this year. We thought we were in as good a shape as anyone as far as having our pitching intact. Blake Bevan was going to throw for us. During the year, he’d been our three or four guy, and we had four guys that we thought could throw. If they have a pitcher better than Blake, they’re good, because Blake’s good.” VYPE - If you are building a program, let alone a state title contender, where do you start? What do you establish as the foundation? SCRIBNER - “Our goal is always to produce quality citizens. We really believe that the same character skills that it takes to be a quality citizen and quality person are the same skills it takes to be a quality baseball player. You can take everything from unselfishness to discipline.” VYPE - Championships in smaller classifications seem more like community wins. What was the reception like in Leon to your title? SCRIBNER - “It was great. Let me tell you where I’m driving home from right now. They had a downtown celebration this evening, where the baseball team was the guests of honor. The city fathers, if you will, gave all the players recognition certificates, and they named June 1 as Bluestem Baseball Day in the city of Leon.”

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