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SPRING FLING Derby’s Adrian Brown Sails Over the Hurdles at the Maize Invitational

Jordan Ellison Heights Baseball

INSIDE: · Northwest’s Christina Peterjohn · Trap Shooting is Booming · Maize Soccer · Derby’s Megan Keil

Camryn Huggans Campus Track

Maguire Sullivan Carroll Soccer


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16 - CHRISTINA PETERJOHN

5 - LOCKER TALK

A “Ray of Sunshine” at Northwest By Joanna Chadwick

Riverfest, XPogo

22 - TRAP SHOOTING

Spring Sports Are Here

11 - PICTURE THIS

Sport of Trapshooting is Booming By Brad Hallier

43 - COACHES CORNER

30 - SOCCER

45 - SPIRIT

Defense Keys Maize Success By Matt Browning

Dave Hawley, Collegiate Tennis

KSHSAA Sportsmanship Winners

34 - SWIMMING

Putting In the Time Lowers Times for Keil By Joanna Chadwick

38 - POWERLIFTING

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JUMP ON IT! Xpogo Stunt Team is coming to Riverfest, bringing with them a sport that is fast becoming a global sensation: extreme pogo jumping. Extreme Pogo, also known as Xpogo, is an action sport that involves riding and performing tricks on extreme pogo sticks, defined as such by their durability and potential for height. Xpogo sticks can launch the rider more than 10 feet in the air. A relatively new extreme sport, XPogo is thought to have been first attempted in 1999 using traditional pogo sticks, and is growing worldwide with the establishment of Xpogo athlete exhibition teams and even a World Championship: Pogopalooza. A group connected by their love of extreme pogo, the Xpogo Stunt Team features championship professional athletes flying in the air on extreme pogo sticks as they throw down flips and incredible tricks such as the Candy Bar, the One-Foot Peg Grab, the Under the Leg Bar Spin and the Heel Clicker. Their mission is to “launch people deeper into the world of extreme pogo,” and to achieve it they have presented more than 10,000 performances in 23 countries and have set 13 Guinness World Records. Learn more about the team at XPogo.com “This is an entirely new event for Riverfest and Wichita,” said Teri Mott, director of marketing and communication for Wichita Festivals, Inc., producers of Riverfest. “We’ve presented thousands of events over the 47-year history of the festival, and have never seen anything like this amazing high-energy show.” “Advanced Physical Therapy is proud to be a sponsor of Xpogo,” said Reegan Innes, marketing coordinator at Advanced PT. “We are excited to be given a chance to support this event to bring this jumping good time to Wichita!” Xpogo Stunt Team with perform eight times at Riverfest: Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 8 at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Saturday, June 9 at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. All appearances will take place in the RedGuard Stage area and feature a variety of jumps and demos. The final shows of each day will feature a major stunt. On Thursday, a member of the stunt team will jump over a sedan-sized car. Friday’s performance will feature Premium High Jump, a competitive-tier high jump. Saturday’s final performance will feature Fire Pogo, a display of pyrotechnic pogo tricks. Xpogo Stunt Team’s shows are sponsored by Advanced PT, Aetna, Motion Watch and VYPE magazine. “Motion Watch is thrilled to bring the new, exciting Xpogo event to this year’s Riverfest,” said Julie Kay Koch-Olsen, director of Motion Watch. “We are looking forward to joining in the festivities during this community event. Everyone is sure to be dazzled!” Admission to Xpogo, and all Riverfest events and concerts, is free with a Riverfest button. Discounted early-bird buttons (adult buttons $7 and children’s buttons, for kids 6-12, $3) are on sale through May 5 at Meineke Car Care Centers in Wichita, Derby and Hutchinson. Find one near you at Meineke.com. Starting May 6, adult buttons are $10 and children’s buttons are $5 at Quik Trip, Dillons and other retail locations. VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | APRIL 2018

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Student of the Month RILEY LOYD – EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL Riley Loyd is an Eisenhower High School student and soccer player. She plays midfield, but says she can play wherever she is needed. Loyd said she has always had trouble with her back, often ignoring the symptoms. However, when it started following her onto the field, she decided to take action. Since beginning therapy, Loyd has noticed drastic improvements. "I definitely feel my game has increased tremendously since I started physical therapy," she said. "The exercises limit my pain on and off the field.” Loyd said it's difficult to choose a favorite treatment because they are all equally challenging. She said it's the reward from each exercise that counts.

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Physical therapists provide patients with the tools, so they can become independent and live a full life. With full engagement from the patient, the recovery process can be shortened. Following the steps below will ensure you get the most out of your physical therapy treatment. Understand your diagnosis - Often when patients start physical therapy, it is because they have pain, usually a symptom of an underlying issue. After a full evaluation, your physical therapist will be able to provide you with a physical therapy diagnosis, dictating the treatment interventions. These interventions will also vary slightly based upon the goals of each patient. Better understanding the diagnosis as a patient will let you be an active part of your treatment plan. Attend your appointments - During the initial evaluation, a plan of care is set with a frequency and duration of treatment. Appointments will be scheduled that match the plan of care established by the patient and physical therapist. During these appointments, time is spent on specific treatments that often cannot be performed at home. This includes patient education, manual therapy, higher level exercises using clinic equipment, and progression of the plan of care. This is where your physical therapists will get to know you as a patient and further tailor the treatment to be specific to your diagnosis and needs. Home exercise program performance - During your first visit, your therapists will create a unique written home exercise program for you to work on when you're not at therapy. Our company uses an online program with pictures and videos of the exercises. Our software also allows the patient to ask the treating therapists questions between appointments if needed. These exercises are going to make the difference in the recovery process. Keep exercising - After completion of treatment, it is important to continue to perform the exercises. As long as you complete exercises once or twice a week, you will prevent regression. These are some simple things that you as a patient can do to ensure you get most of the time and money that is spent on physical therapy. You are in control of your recovery. If there is something causing you pain don't hesitate to contact us: 866-412-5554.

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PICTURE THIS Photos By Bill Millspaugh

Aubrey Stephenson of Heights fires a pitch home against Kapaun in a City League game.

Kaitlyn Wentworth of Kapaun fakes a dash home in a league game against Heights.

Sydni Hawkins of Southeast heads for home after hitting a home run against North.

Northwest’s Linda Bonilla pitches against East at the Two Rivers Youth Complex.

Bishop Carroll’s Hadley Kerschen slides home for a run against West at the Two-Rivers Youth Complex. VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | APRIL 2018

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Athlete of the Month

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Kendrick Harper, Defensive Back Sam Loerke, Wichita East H.S. Sam is a junior at East High and is a member of the Blue Aces' baseball team, where he has lettered for three years. He was named honorable mention All-GWAL last year. Sam carries a 3.94 GPA and belongs to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 180 Bible Club and National Honor Society at school. He volunteers at the Little Early Childhood Center. "The FCA is a place where I can fellowship with others that have the same interest as me," Sam said. "It is a chance for me to show that I play baseball for a great reason and purpose. God should not be separate from baseball. I have been encouraged by the FCA to put my faith in my sport." Sam plans to play baseball in college and major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Harper, a former Butler Community College and University of Kansas standout, is in his fourth season with the Force as a lock down cornerback and veteran leader of the defense. Harper spent four seasons with the Wichita Wild (2011-14) and led the CPIFL in interceptions for two seasons. During his career, including four seasons with the Wild, Harper had 380 tackles, 56 interceptions, 79 pass break ups and six interceptions returned for touchdowns entering the 2018 season. Harper was a member of the 12-1 Orange Bowl championship team at Kansas in 2007 and also played for the Jayhawks in 2008 when the team earned a victory in the Insight Bowl and ďŹ nished with an 8-5 record.

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PICTURE THIS MAIZE INVITATIONAL

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Emily, Mike, Courtney, Grant, Sydney and Rainey

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Rose Hill H.S. and Derby H.S.

Adrian Roberts of Heights soars over the high hurdles.

Camryn Huggans of Campus heaves the javelin.

Things rarely slow down at the Mike and Rainey Adler household, but spring time can be especially hectic with students attending and competing at two different high schools. Twin juniors Emily and Sydney are members of the Rose Hill softball team, while younger brother Grant, a sophomore, plays varsity for the Derby baseball team. Emily and Sydney also played basketball for Rose Hill, as did Grant for Derby. Emily was a member of the two-time state champion volleyball team for the Rockets and Grant started three varsity games at quarterback for Derby last fall before being injured. Three kids involved in six sports at two different high schools keeps the parents on their toes. "It does, but we love it," Mike said. "It's a problem during basketball season because both schools play on the same nights, but during the spring, Rose Hill plays softball on Mondays and Thursdays, and Derby plays baseball on Tuesdays and Fridays. "A lot of times we have four (doubleheaders) to go to during the week, but we love it. It's all good." Mike helped coach his kids when they were younger. The family turned those trips traveling to tournaments into vacation time. "We have been able to spend a lot of quality time with them and their teammates," Mike said. "I coached them a lot when they were younger and that was quality time together. It's been a lot of fun to see them participate. We love it. They learn a lot, meet a lot of people and learn life lessons." An older daughter - Courtney (Rash) Clark - also participated in basketball and softball at Rose Hill High School, and played two years for the Cowley College softball program.

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Northwest’s Josh Carter focuses on his next attempt in the shot put.

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It has been our pleasure to attend our grandchildren’s athletic and musical events throughout the years. We both played basketball at Taylor University and Howard also played internationally for three years. Our three children were athletes as well, so watching our Howard and Marlene Habegger, surrounded by their seven grandchildren at their 60th wedding anniversary: (top row, from left) Alec Loganbill, seven grandchildren participate Christian Loganbill, Genet Loganbill, Jeffrey Habegger, Patrick Loganbill, in activities has been “frosting (bottom row) Kelly Habegger and Mia Loganbill. on the cake!” From musicals to tennis matches to volleyball games, we have enjoyed watching our grandchildren participate in extracurricular activities. If we cannot be there in person, we make it a point to stream the events on our iPad. We are thankful for that technology. We have found it important to be present for our grandchildren in their successes and losses. We want to walk with them through their victories and disappointments throughout their lives. It has been a great joy to see our grandchildren develop into young adults who know how to bring the best out of others and know the meaning of teamwork.

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Peterjohn a “Ray of Sunshine” at Northwest

Christina Peterjohn of Northwest is a three-time letterman and state qualifier in cross country.

Christina was elected Northwest’s Junior Class Prom Queen this month.

By Joanna Chadwick VYPE South Central Kansas A conversation with Northwest junior track athlete Christina Peterjohn likely includes laughter and a smile, especially when she warns those around her not to get feisty. It’s a favorite giggle-inducing phrase. “Everybody loves her,” Northwest senior Keyanna Patterson said. “It’s impossible to get mad at her. Everybody knows Christina. Even people from other teams know her. It’s because of her smile and she’s always willing to give hugs.” “She’s a ray of sunshine. Every day,” Northwest cross country coach Ron Russell said. Peterjohn is a solid athlete - a three-time cross country letter winner, a state qualifier and the 2015 City League junior varsity cross country champ. She also earned a track letter as a sophomore, is on her way to a second and was recently named Junior Class Prom Queen at Northwest. Such accomplishments are even more impressive because Peterjohn has fetal alcohol. She has been in the special education program since she was 11. She does math at a second-grade level, reading and writing level at fourth grade. 16

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She is a rarity. Russell has coached for 26 years, and this is the first time he’s had an athlete with her limitations compete at such a high level. “The kids understand that she has a disability, but they also know that most of the time she’s finishing in front of them,” Russell said. “They know she’s a friendly girl and wants them to do well. And they in turn want her to do well.” Peterjohn, who is one of Northwest’s top three distance runners, struggles more with fine motor skills, so running is right up her alley. Peterjohn, and her younger brother, Alex, were adopted out of an orphanage in Siberia in 2003 by Karl and Marilyn Peterjohn. “Alcohol abuse is severe over there,” Karl said. “Her diagnosis hasn’t slowed her down. We’ve had to work through things. She struggles in certain areas, particularly math. “... But she has already done some remarkable things that we never dreamed she would. She keeps surprising us by pushing the envelope.”


“The kids understand that she has a disability, but they also know that most of the time she’s finishing in front of them. They know she’s a friendly girl and wants them to do well. And they in turn want her to do well.” - Northwest XC coach Ron Russell

Peterjohn is shown here as a freshman with her teammates and coach Ron Russell at the 2015 state cross country meet.

The Peterjohns encouraged their children to get involved in a variety of sports. Alex, a sophomore, plays basketball at Berean Academy. Christina has played basketball all three years at Northwest for the Bear Buddies in the Tri-County League. She’s faster than many of the other players, and while she’s only about 5-foot, she’s right there rebounding. Christina also plays soccer. And like anything she does - whether it’s playing in the family’s new hamster bubble balls - she gives everything. “They would play soccer on the afternoon before Saturday morning cross country meets,” Karl said. “I went out and watched her play and was stunned ... I realized she was leaving the cross country meet out there. But that’s how she looks at it - she’s going to leave it all out there.” There was a week during her freshman cross country season when Christina didn’t play soccer. And that’s when her time improved by several minutes and she won the JV City League title. The next week she was the soccer team’s manager - and didn’t play - and she qualified with the cross country team for the Class 6A state meet.

GO ! Prep Performance of the Month

Nathan Jones, Maize H.S.

Jones, a senior, got off to a fast start in the 2018 track season by winning the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs at the Maize Invitational, with both times putting him in the Top 10 overall in the state. Jones finished fourth in the Class 5A state cross country meet last fall.

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Ray of Sunshine “She’s had some ups and downs,” Karl said. “She’s far from the best runner… but she has earned four varsity letters. We’re out there trying to push her to achieve as much as she can.” There are times, though, when she gets agitated. Christina can be a bit forgetful, so staying in her lane must be a focus. She gets frustrated because she prefers the greater freedom of a cross country course. “She doesn’t always line up correctly, so we have to calm her down and get her back up there and ready to go,” Russell said. That’s where Patterson is a huge help. Christina adores Patterson, who will braid her hair at all the track meets. “She gets a little nervous before meets,” Patterson said. “It’s not really my job, but Russell will have me calm her down and get her to where she needs to go for races. “She pushes herself very hard.” Russell also provides support. “Coach Russell, man, he’s been a blessing to me,” Christina said. “When I have bad races and good races, he has encouraged me. “... My goal is for my team to work hard as a team and not give up and believe in yourself. I believe in myself. Even if I don’t have a good time, I still do my best.”

Christina met Olympic gold medalist and former University of Kansas runner Billy Mills at Newman University.

PREP PLAYER TO WATCH Rachel Choate • Andale H.S. Rachel is a sophomore at Andale High School and plays softball for the Indians. She transferred to Andale after her freshman year from Evansville H.S. in Wisconsin where she earned a varsity letter playing second base, third base and pitching. At Evansville, Rachel was also a student athletic trainer, active in student council and on the national leadership council. She carries a 3.80 GPA. Rachel's passion is softball and being a good friend to others. She plays travel ball for the 16U Renegades Gold for coach Chet Thorne. Rachel plans to play softball in college and study either Pre-Law or Physical Therapy.

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Volunteering in the Goddard School District for nearly 20 years and working there the last eight years, I have built great relationships with great people. I have had the opportunity to watch our young people grow and become outstanding citizens of Goddard. Having three children of my own in the Goddard district - ages 16 to 31 - I have seen great progress in our educational system and sports programs. The youngest of my three girls, Madison, has certainly kept me the busiest. Being a Cheer Mom is not for the faint of heart. The grueling schedules, endless bruises and countless routines could easily break the weak. Lucky for me, the happiness and pride it brings my daughter makes it all worth it! What started out as just attending games to watch and support my daughter and team cheer has truly turned into a love for sports. While enjoying my daughter’s cheering, I also have the opportunity to cheer on the Goddard Lions, the young men and women who represent our school so well. Not only do I get to be a part of the Goddard Lion Pride that has been so good to our family, I get to be a part of what makes the Goddard community so great! So, in short, not only do I have just three children, I am honored to be blessed with the many children I have been able to support through my years. I am so grateful and humbled to be featured as VYPE’s Mom of the Month. Go Lions! - Tammie Frost

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Hartley has been the athletic director at the largest high school in the state - Wichita East for the past 12 years and has taught, coached and administrated in the Wichita Public School District for 30 years. He currently teaches Physical Education at East and has also taught Science. He coached basketball at Wichita Northwest, Wichita South and Wichita West high schools and also coached football at South High School.

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Sport of Trap Shooting is

The Garden Plain/Andale trap shooting team - last year’s team shown here - now has 34 students participating.

By Brad Hallier VYPE South Central Kansas Not every high school student is ready for traditional athletics. Maybe they don’t have the height for basketball, the size for football, the endurance for cross country or soccer, and maybe they’ve never picked up a tennis racquet or golf club. For those students who have yearned to represent their school in athletics, but for whatever reason did not, the opportunity might soon come. For some schools, it’s already there. Trap shooting may have started out as a glorified intramural sport at a handful of high schools a few years ago, but it has rapidly transformed into a sport offered at schools from St. Francis in far northwest Kansas, to Piper High School in Kansas City, and from Concordia to Wellington. “I think it’s a combination of things,” said Wichita Collegiate coach Tom Binyon about the rapid ascent of high school trap shooting. “Everyone gets to participate There are no tryouts. If you raise your hand and say, ‘I want to be on the team,’ you’re on. There’s no size limitations. You might have kids think, ‘I can’t make JV softball’ or ‘I can’t make the track team, but I can do something outdoors, with my friends, be a part of a team and represent my school. “It tends to attract students who don’t participate or can’t participate in other sports, but we do see some athletes in other sports. We see kids who participate in cross country, band and debate. We don’t see the typical jocks, but that’s not to say we don’t have jocks.” Binyon, who also serves as Kansas State Coordinator for the Kansas State High School Clay Target League, said 39 high schools had trap shooting teams last year. This year, 58 schools have a team. In the VYPE area, small, rural schools like Fairfield have teams. Teams are also located in Wichita, such as Collegiate, Bishop Carroll and Kapaun Mt. Carmel, and around Wichita, like Maize, Maize South and Valley Center. 22

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VYPE Area Schools With Trap Shooting Andover Andover Central Bishop Carroll Bluestem Buhler Chaparral Circle Clifton-Clyde Concordia Fairfield Garden Plain/Andale Haven Kapaun Mount Carmel Kingman Little River Lyons Maize Maize South Minneapolis McPherson Nickerson Norwich Remington Sterling Valley Center Wellington Wichita Classical Wichita Collegiate Winfield


Trap shooting teams usually practice once a week.

“We started a team last spring,” said Kati Tuhl, who helps organize the Garden Plain/Andale team while her husband Tracy coaches. “We had 16 (students) last year, and this year, we have 34 - five from Andale and 29 from Garden Plain. “I think the appeal is this sport fits any kid. We have 30 boys and four girls. We could have had 50 to 75 this year. We have a waiting list of students. I really think it appeals to everyone. It’s competitive but not athletic, but we do have some who do track, football or some other team or club.” Kansas high school trap shooting is different from almost every other sport. First, while some sports namely wrestling and golf - occasionally mix boys and girls, trap shooting combines them. They do shoot in separate divisions, but a girl can win the overall championship. Second, the time commitment isn’t as demanding. Teams practice once a week and compete on their own once a week.

Twenty-nine schools in VYPE’s two distribution areas have trap shooting teams.

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Kansas high school trap shooting has a fall season and spring season.

The Ark Valley Gun Club, located near Valley Center, is the hub for many schools. Teams record their scores and submit them to ksclaytarget.com each week. Finally, the sport has a fall season and a spring season. The spring season started in early April. Chaparral’s Kyler Acord and Cedar Vale/Dexter’s Jasper Young were the top male shooters in the fall, based on average score. Kapaun Mount Carmel’s Sophee King owned the top female spot in the fall, followed closely behind Bishop Carroll’s Rebecca King and Winfield’s Aubrey Cartlidge. Another big difference is schools are classified not on school size, but team size. Baldwin was the Class A - Conference 5 (the largest classification) fall leader, followed by Bishop Carroll and Maize. Chaparral was first in Conference 4. Binyon said he expected Kansas high school trap shooting only to get bigger. “We have over 1,200 (students) participating in Kansas, and we’ve had 125 schools express an interest in starting teams,” Binyon said. “The list keeps growing.”

Elliot is a senior for the Jaguars and one of the state's top high school baseball players. Last season, he was selected first-team all-metro and Class 4A all-state as a utility player. He signed a national letter of intent with Wichita State in the fall. As a junior, Elliot finished the season with a .559 batting average, a .605 on base percentage and .721 slugging percentage. He had 36 hits in 68 at-bats, drove in 17 runs and had an .887 fielding percentage. Elliot was a member of the Jaguars' second-place team in the 2016 Class 4A Division I state tournament as a sophomore.

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BRINGING IT TO THE HOUSE! The Salina Fieldhouse is making it possible for Salina to host new youth sports tournaments as well as allowing some established tournaments to expand. Visit Salina is working with the Salina Parks and Recreation Department to promote the idea of ‘Bringing it to the House’ to event holders in a variety of sports. Salina Central basketball coach Doug Finch has brought one new Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) tournament to the Fieldhouse. The Salina Showdown was the first tournament played in the Fieldhouse after the building opened last summer. While a conservative number of teams played in the event, having a date annually in the Fieldhouse allows Finch to add a tournament to the schedule. “Tournament directors and coordinators tell us that while often a small number of teams play in a first-year event, the ability to have a date annually in a facility such as the Fieldhouse is a formula for growth, especially if the event is well organized and there’s plenty to do in the community,” said Tiffany Benien, Sports/Events Manager for the Salina Chamber/Visit Salina. “Salina is an ideal location with abundant places to eat, shop, stay and just enjoy.” Assets that “put the ball in our court,” so to speak, are attractions like the Smoky Hill Museum and in particular its Curiosity Shop, Rolling Hills Zoo, SculptureTour Salina, Kenwood Cove in the summer. When events also coincide with performances at the Stiefel and Salina Community Theatre, families are provided even more choices to enhance their tournament experience. Benien said that with multiple courts and surfaces in one facility, as well as utilizing some of Salina’s surrounding gymnasiums, the ability to coordinate and expand the number of teams in tournaments already hosted in Salina on an annual basis is much more feasible. In addition to Finch, other organizers - Tom Haynes (basketball), Rose Wittman (volleyball) and Sheena Torres (gymnastics) - have been able to utilize the Fieldhouse to expand tournaments they have established in the Salina area over many years. In addition to building on these events, there is a concerted effort to identify and ‘woo’ new events to Salina, like the Salina Showdown. Visit Salina is especially driven to bring events that will generate overnight stays and the new dollars that visitors – athletes, families and officials – spend in our community. Events new to Salina and utilizing the Fieldhouse through included the ASA/USA Softball Youth Indoor Fast-Pitch Tournament and Teammates Basketball/The Crossroads Championship in early April; a MAYB Qualifier Tournament on May 19 and the Midwest Crossroads Regional Championship for USSSA Basketball on June 1-3. To see more sporting events happening at the Fieldhouse and across Salina go to the www. SalinaAE.com calendar and click on the “Sports Salina KS” tag. For more information about the Salina Fieldhouse, contact Travis Scheele at 785-833-8308. VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | APRIL 2018

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SOCCER

The Maize Eagles celebrate their championship in the Titan Classic over Bishop Carroll. (Photos, Dale Stelz)

DEFENSE KEYS MAIZE SUCCESS By Matt Browning VYPE South Central Kansas Since 2009, the Maize girls soccer program has performed at a consistent level of success that most programs would love to have. Over the past eight seasons, the Eagles have placed third seven times, second place once and fourth place once at the state meet. There is an obvious omission from that list of finishes. Is this the year Maize breaks through and wins its first girls soccer championship? “As a team, in regards to chemistry, this is one of the best I have had in my 11 years,” said Maize coach Jay Holmes. “I think we have a system in place and they know what their roles are in order for us to be successful.” At press time, the Eagles were 6-0 and had beaten highly-touted teams like Bishop Carroll and Derby. They had allowed just two goals and those were in the first two games of the season. Defense was not going to be a problem for Maize as two of its anchors from last season, Ashlyn Lakin and Bailey Stedman, returned. The defense was going to have to be what led to scoring opportunities as prolific goal scorers, Makayla Toth and Katie Krier, both graduated. 30

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Lakin’s Flip Throw-In Goes Viral Ashlyn Lakin’s remarkable flip throw-in, one which resulted in a game-winning assist against Maize South and header goal by teammate Rachel Marshall, has garnered local, regional and national attention, even getting a Twitter mention from ABC News. You can see the play by going to the Maize High Women’s Soccer twitter page - @ladyeagssoccer.

“We lost so much offensive firepower to graduation,” Holmes said. “We are not going to outscore teams this year. We don’t have any 50-goal scorers, so we don’t have much margin for error. Our defense is going to have to lead us.” The reconstruction of the offense has been a work in progress so far. The Eagles scored four goals in their opening 4-1 victory over Northeast Magnet. But since then, they have not scored more than two goals in a game. “Our defense is stout,” Stedman said. “But we are just getting comfortable on offense and putting the pieces together. We just have to keep doing what we are doing.”


Ashlyn Lakin (left) and Liz Palmer are two senior leaders for the Eagles - Lakin on defense and Palmer on offense.

What Holmes can lean on is a trio of senior captains that have experienced success, but also have awards and accomplishments to complement the success. Lakin, a defender, is a four-year starter that Holmes describes as both “physical and skillful and a great decision-maker on the ball.” She was an all-state player last year and has committed to play soccer at Emporia State. Stedman, also a defender, was an all-state player last season. She also has played midfield at some points for Maize and Holmes calls her “a tenacious and physical player that wins most challenges for us in the middle of the field.” She will be playing at William Jewell next season. Finally, forward Liz Palmer is the creator for the Eagles offensively. Holmes said “she is technical with great vision” and that allows Maize to create scoring opportunities. She was all-league last season and will be playing at Johnson County Community College next season. “I feel like all of us like to be in charge,” Lakin said. “We also know how to play the game so it is easier for us to lead by example.” Maize will always be considered a threat to win the state tournament because of the history of the program. But Palmer does not want that to be the only reason why the Eagles are highly thought of. “I feel like everyone sees us as a talented team,” Palmer said. “But this year we have to work extra hard because of the players we lost. Our past makes us work harder, because we cannot be the team that does not meet expectations.”

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Salina Central Soccer Wichita became the second home of the Central girls' soccer team during the week of March 26-31. The Mustangs made three trips to the city to compete in the Titan Classic at Wichita South's Carpenter Stadium. Central lost to Heights in its first match, but defeated Southeast and South to finish the tournament with a 2-1 record.

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Megan Keil is the defending Class 6A state champ in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles. (Photos, Bill Millspaugh)

Putting In The Time Lowers Times for Keil By Joanna Chadwick VYPE South Central Kansas Derby senior Megan Keil’s domination of most of her competition in the swimming pool appears easy. As if she’s been doing it from Day One. Yeah, that’s not necessarily the case. Keil is the defending Class 6A champion in the 50yard freestyle and 100 free, as well as the 6A meet record holder in the 50 free (22.74 seconds). She has signed to swim at the University of Missouri. But she lost consistently in her first two years competing recreationally. At one point, her mother, Sara, asked another parent why the other swimmers were so much faster than Megan. She was told the faster swimmers practiced year-round, so that’s what Megan decided she needed. “She started improving, so I guess it was a really good decision,” Sara Keil said. “... At first we did not go all the time. She went probably two, three times a week in the first couple years. She started doing better and better.” It was around the time Megan started in high school that she got even more serious, working out six or seven days a week in the pool. “She definitely gave up a lot to be so focused on 34

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swimming,” Sara Keil said. “She had to say no to a lot of other after school activities. She couldn’t go to some birthday parties because of practice.” Megan first noticed that she had reached another level when she got her first sectional cut in the summer of 2014. “That was a big deal. I had a lot of rapid improvement after that. And a lot more practice,” she said. Keil has the body type ideal for swimming. “She’s tall, she’s lanky, she’s long in general,” Derby coach Bronwynne Queen said. “She cuts through the water. She’s got that build in her back. Her muscle tone is what she has built up over the years of working hard.”

“She definitely gave up a lot to be so focused on swimming. She had to say no to a lot of other after school activities. She couldn’t go to some birthday parties because of practice.” - Sara Keil


Keil’s coach says Megan’s tall, lanky frame is perfect for the pool.

Keil skipped her sophomore season in order to focus on qualifying for the Olympic Trials. “That was huge,” Queen said. “That is something you strive for, for someone to reach that level. We understood. We told her ‘it’s something that you have to do. If you don’t take this opportunity, it will be back in four years, but you don’t know what will happen.’” Keil missed the cut by .06 of a second. “It was the best decision at the time, just to stay focused on training and everything,” Keil said. “I was so disappointed. I felt like I was so focused on just swimming all the time. When it happened … I don’t know. “It was really disappointing. I had tried for it so many times. I swam it four times at that meet. By the last time, I was kind of glad it was over.” Keil has let up a bit this spring. Sort of. She’s still dominating in the pool, but she’s also running track. She’s running the 3200 relay and the 800. Track is something she’s always wanted to do, and this was her final opportunity. She’s in the pool three or four days a week now. But it hasn’t affected her endurance or speed. “For Megan, it’s all about reaching that next goal,” Queen said. “She’s always setting higher goals. She has reached this phenomenal level. She’s at a level all her own in our area. “But I’ve never seen her stop and say it’s enough. She’s pushing for the next and working hard for what’s coming up. She’s never satisfied completely. “And that’s what has helped push her into this level.” In July 2017, Keil made the 50-yard freestyle cut for the 2020 Olympic Trials. Her goal this summer is to make the cut in the 100 freestyle.

Piper Reams, Campus H.S. Piper is a freshman at Campus and recently won individual honors at the Class 6A state tournament. Piper, who was also named to the Class 6A All-Kansas Team, rolled a 600 series, with games of 160, 244 and 196. She was in 30th place overall after the first game, but had the best score in the second round by 51 pins. Piper carries a 3.8 GPA and volunteers at Fountainview Nursing and Rehabilitation. She hopes to bowl in college and study to be a Veterinarian.

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POWERLIFTING

Klenda Tops Powerlift Charts

In four meets this year, Jacob Klenda of Goddard High School finished first 12 times.

By Matt Browning VYPE South Central Kansas Goddard senior Jacob Klenda’s plan as a freshman was to play football throughout high school, but after several concussions, that plan changed quickly. He had to find a new way to be an athlete. Klenda missed the competition. He missed the drive to be better than his teammates. So he chose a new way to still have a bond with his friends and classmates, while at the same time keeping a pristine physical condition. He found powerlifting, a sport that often goes overlooked because it receives little notoriety compared to the mainstream sports like football or basketball. But it has given Klenda, who was crowned a state champion last month, a path to collegiate athletics, as he signed to be a powerlifter at Coffeyville Community College next year. 38

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In the four meets Klenda competed in this year, he took first in all 12 events, which included the state championship at Bonner Springs on March 3. The three events at a powerlifting meet are bench press, squat and hang clean, then an overall winner. Klenda was in the 198-weight class for the first three meets, before jumping to 220 pounds for the state meet. “I was always motivated to be the best by my peers,” Klenda said. “I always wanted to be the best. So with powerlifting, I wanted to be the strongest.” Coffeyville Community College’s weight training and fitness program is new and innovative. Athletes will receive personal training and instruction in areas including weight training, fitness, powerlifting and sport specific workouts. The program is geared toward athletes interested in the area of health and wellness, nutrition and overall fitness. The Ravens offer scholarships in weight training and fitness to in-state residents only. Klenda plans to parlay the two years of weight training at Coffeyville to Kansas State-Polytechnic, where he eventually wants to become an airplane pilot. “I want Coffeyville to be the start, to be my foundation,” Klenda said. “But I love competing and I did not want that to stop once I graduate from high school.” After Klenda suffered the concussions three years ago, it got to the point where doctors said another concussion would have prevented him from even being in the weight room at all. So the decision to stop playing football was easy. All that did was increase Klenda’s drive and desire to be in the weight room often. During the powerlifting season, he would be lift three times a day and during the offseason he would lower it to two times. His workouts were broken up between upper and lower body with different repetitions and weight each day. “Usually we would go up to 15 reps farther away from tournaments,” Klenda said. “But the closer we got to tournaments the less reps we would do with more weight. It was all about working hard.”


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Wyatt Blasi, Andale H.S. Wyatt is a junior at Andale and plays football for the Indians. He is also a member of the trap shooting team at Garden Plain High School. In his first year shooting trap, he placed first in his division, hitting 71 of 75 clays. Wyatt carries a 4.0 grade point average and is an avid hunter, with a 10-point whitetail deer topping his trophy list. "I would like to thank Kati Thul for letting me shoot on the Garden Plain Trap Team," Wyatt said. "I would also like to thank my football coaches for pushing me to always do better and to become a better person." Wyatt's future plans are to join the Air National Guard, go to college and become a police officer.

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Youth BB Team Achieves National Status The Wichita-based Kansas Pray & Play Elite 2024 basketball team is making quite a name for itself. The nine sixth-graders, who are coached by Vincent Williams and Monte Kates, have achieved a high national ranking after winning several high-profile tournaments over the last two years, including Primetime Nationals in Dallas; Court Cred Junior National Champions in Frisco; Gth Big Event National Champions in Tulsa; Las Vegas Classic Runner-ups, and MAYB summer national and winter finale championships. The team received a national ranking as high as No. 17 in June 2017 and was ranked No. 25 in the country in january of this ouch? Most kids are pretty flexible, which means When you give your heart this kind of workout on year. Why Exercise Is Cool a regular basis, your heart will get even better at that they can bend and stretch their bodies Team members are Wesley Edison, DaquanitsGreen, Mike Kates, Jalen Manning, Dallas Metzger, Cencere Jackson main job — delivering oxygen (in the form of without much trouble.Thompson, This kind of exercise often oxygen-carrying blood cells) to all parts of your feels really good, like when you take a big stretch Voth, Tasean Williams and T.J. Williams. The team has posted a three-year record of 165-18 and has a team grade point Kids exercise all the time without even thinking body. in the morning after waking up. Being flexible is of it. Just of being active, like when you run around average 3.30. having “full range of motion,” which means you outside or play kickball at school, is a kind of So you want tonational do some aerobic exercise right withcan “What’s amazing about this team is we achieved the attention playing local Wichita kids only,” coach Vince move your arms and legs freely without exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing now? Try swimming, basketball, ice or roller feeling tightness or pain. Williams said. “Most top-tier teams fly kids in or borrow kids from other states and teams. We don’t do that.” sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and even hockey, jogging (or walking quickly), inline reaching down to touch your toes. different middle schools - Derby North, Curtis, Cole, Collegiate, Brooks Magnet, Cheney, Baldwin The players are from eight skating, soccer, cross-country skiing, biking, It’s easy to find things to do for good flexibility, or rowing. And don’t forget that skipping, and Stucky. such as tumbling and gymnastics, yoga, dancing When you exercise, you’re helping build a strong body that will be able to move around and do all the stuff you need it to do. Try to be active every day and your body will thank you later. A HAPPY HEART You may know that your heart is a muscle. It works hard, pumping blood every day of your life. You can help this important muscle get stronger by doing aerobic exercise. Aerobic means “with air,” so aerobic exercise is a kind of activity that requires oxygen. When you breathe, you take in oxygen, and, if you’re doing aerobic exercise, you may notice you’re breathing faster than normal. Aerobic activity can get your heart pumping, make you sweaty, and quicken your breathing.

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STRENGTHENING (top row, from left)MUSCLES head coach Another kind of exercise can help make your Vincent Williams, Daquan Green, muscles stronger. Did you ever do a push-up or Dallas Metzger, Wesley Edison, TJ swing across the monkey bars at the playground? Williams, coach Monte Kates; (bottom Those are exercises that can build strength. By row) Michael Kates, Jalen Manning, using your muscles to do powerful things, you can Tasean Williams and Jackson Voth. and adults, make them stronger. For older teens this kind of workout can Thompson. make muscles bigger, Not pictured, Cencere too. Here are some exercises and activities to build strong muscles: push-ups, pull-ups, tug-of-war, rowing, running, inline skating, bike riding BEING FLEXIBLE Can you touch your toes easily without yelling

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(especially ballet), martial arts and simple stretches (such as touching your toes or side stretches).

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Dave Hawley, Collegiate Tennis

Dave Hawley, a National High School Tennis Association Hall of Famer, has directed the Collegiate programs for 41 years. The son of a preacher man has led the Spartans to 51 state tennis titles (28 girls, 23 boys). Hawley played college tennis at York College and Harding (Ark.) University, Ark. He started as a high school basketball and tennis coach in Nebraska before landing a teaching and coaching job at Collegiate.

VYPE - How did you start at Wichita Collegiate? HAWLEY - “I began to look for a job in Kansas. A friend of my in-laws knew that Collegiate was looking to hire someone who could teach American History, Biblical studies — and coach tennis. Apparently, I was the only one who fit the bill.” VYPE - Any coach who influenced you? HAWLEY - “The greatest was tennis coach Dean Bawcon at Harding. He’s five years older than me, but a world wiser, who gave me tough behavioral love to act better. I’ve stolen from tons of great coaches in many sports - things they do well.” VYPE - What kind of coaching offers have you turned down? HAWLEY - “I’ve had offers to coach girls basketball at Kapaun Mt. Carmel, high school tennis in-and-out-of-state, and women’s tennis at Wichita State. I was asked to start a women’s tennis program at Harding. I never left Collegiate because of the great education my three kids were getting at the best school in the Midwest.” VYPE - What makes Collegiate, a privately-funded high school, such a special place? HAWLEY - “I am Wichita Collegiate School’s best advocate. I love this place - with its warts and issues. It was a faith school when I arrived. While we don’t force Christianity on any student, you still sense a spiritual strain here. The academics are unparalleled. Our kids go to great schools every year, but the bigger thing is that our kids leave prepared.” VYPE - You’ve won state titles in 3-2-1A and 4A - any preference? HAWLEY - ”People tend to underestimate 3A, even when we’re not in it. Three years ago, the top three teams in 3A would have beaten McPherson, which won 4A. I know, because we didn’t win 3A, and we beat McPherson twice in big meets. Hesston and Kansas City Christian were both loaded. I prefer 4A — great crowds, traditions, rivalries and longer-tenured coaches.” VYPE - Any memorable players who have gone on? HAWLEY - “Best ones include Matt Wright (No. 1 at Michigan for three years); Paul Galichia and Steve Stokdyk (Stanford), Steph Turner (DePaul); Kallie Buehler (Dartmouth’s captain); Janet and Francisco Rausa (IllinoisChicago); Krisin Beehler (West Point) and Jessica Ball (UMKC). Jessica Ball Dibble won three state titles and coaches at Andover. I mentored a guy at Tallgrass who later coached the Williams sisters a bit!” VYPE - You’ve won (and lost) your share of titles. Any come to mind? HAWLEY - “We’ve won at least three times by two points or less, and I believe we’ve placed second by one point four times. Eight years ago, our girls were ranked No. 1 in the state, but we had an awful first day. I told them Saturday morning that we had no chance to win the title. But ‘play your best.’ We never looked at the scoreboard - we just played. At the end of the day, my tech man said, ‘You need to come look at the scores.’ When he showed me the scores - we won by one point and our entire team cried for 15 minutes.”

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KSHSAA Sportsmanship Awards Cheer squads from Cheney, Garden Plain and Haven took home more than just memories from the recent high school state basketball tournaments. They also earned individual medals for themselves and a plaque for their school for outstanding sportsmanship. Each of the 128 schools participating in the eight boys and eight girls state tournaments on March 7-10 were graded on a rating system during their respective games. Those three VYPE area cheer squads earning medals and plaques were the Cheney Cardinals for Class 3A boys; the Garden Plain Owls for Class 3A girls and the Haven Wildcats for Class 3A girls. Schools whose teams did not advance to the semifinal rounds were eligible to receive a certificate if they met the qualifying standards of sportsmanship. Schools participating all three days of the tournament were eligible to receive a plaque for their school and medals for cheerleaders. Six schools from the VYPE area to win sportsmanship certificates were the Augusta Orioles (Class 4A-I Girls); Central Christian Cougars (Class 1A-II Girls); Circle Thunderbirds (Class 4A-I Girls); Eisenhower Tigers (Class 5A Boys); Nickerson Panthers (Class 4A-II Girls) and Wellington Crusaders (Class 4A-I Girls). A special sportsmanship committee appointed by the KSHSAA evaluated and rated the cheerleaders, school cheering section, adult and non-high school followers, team and coach of each school during the tournaments.

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