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Valley Center’s wrestling squad won the team title at the 55th annual Newton Tournament of Champions. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

FEATURES

46 - JAG GYMNASTICS

24 - FABULOUS FRESHMEN Youth Served In City League By Joanna Chadwick

30 - HAVEN BASKETBALL Tough Sub-State Awaits ... Again By Brad Hallier

34 - TRINITY BASKETBALL

Club Continues Growth By Brad Hallier

DEPARTMENTS 3 - PREGAME

Don’t Count Out Print in 2018

6 - LOCKER TALK

Balance, Team Play Fuel Knights By Bob Lutz

Terry Alley ... Terry Harrison

38 - DERBY WRESTLING

Basketball, Bowling, Swimming, Wrestling

Lindsey Brothers Bond On Mat By Matt Browning

42 - CARROLL BOWLING Eagles Eye Banner Season By Jim Misunas

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51 - COACHES CORNER Lee Baldwin, Cheney Basketball

52 - SPIRIT

Cheer Squads and Dance Teams

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PREGAME

Mike Cooper Owner/Publisher

VYPE: Strong & Steady Ship In A Violent (Media) Storm Happy New Year VYPE Nation! (Better late than never) I have to make an apologize. I got so wrapped up in the Christmas spirit and VYPE had so many great stories to tell in our December issue that I totally forgot to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and to THANK YOU all for your support of VYPE in 2017! It was another great year for VYPE, our 10th in Wichita and 1st in Salina! We could not do what we do without the VYPE area student athletes, teams, athletic directors, coaches, schools, fans, communities and of course our sponsors who allow us to tell their stories in a FREE publication! Thank you! For 10 years now, VYPE has been a strong and steady ship bringing the area’s best high school sports coverage to our readers. Many other high school media outlets have come and gone and many have cut way back on their high school content. VYPE continues to grow in a period of crazy media chaos. Speaking of media chaos, there is certainly a lot of confusion about which media outlets work, which do not, and which you just don’t know or trust. Social media is in the middle of a revolution as people begin to question the effectiveness, the actual reach and the quality of content that social media is providing. You do not have to look any farther than the recent Face Book platform announcements and the hearings on Capitol Hill with all the social media giants to know that a sea of change is coming in social media content and advertising. Even the old stalwarts of TV and radio are undergoing tremendous change. (Trust me, I spent over 20 years and TV…everything has changed). I don’t often use VYPE and my publisher’s column to “promote” VYPE’s advertising and marketing effectiveness. (Can anyone remember the last time VYPE ran a “advertise with VYPE” promo in the magazine?) But in the middle of all the media chaos, a recent article published in a national trade publication really defines why VYPE is such a great media venue and should be part of any good marketing mix for any business in the Wichita and Salina area that wants to connect with high schools, parents, and the community at large in a stable, safe and high demand media venue. As an advertiser, you will never be embarrassed to be in VYPE! Frankly, the article tells the VYPE story better than I can! Happy reading! Media pundits like to claim that the magazine industry is failing and that print is an antiquated medium. The “print is dead” drumbeat inevitably taints the perception media buyers have of print as a viable marketing mechanism. Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO of the Association of Magazine Media (MPA), argues that this tired rhetoric glosses over the reality, which is that print is one of the most effective ways to deeply engage consumers, build brand awareness, and sell products. Marketers are beginning to reawaken to the value of print as well. The digital revolution made it easier than ever for brands to market directly to consumers, so in the past several years ad spend has gone toward direct marketing tactics, said Brooks. That strategy has hurt brand awareness because many advertisers have focused solely on converting consumers at the point of purchase rather than reaching and engaging new prospects early in the purchase cycle. Brands are beginning to realize that this approach is not sustainable. In addition, brands have encountered new challenges online, such as ad fraud and ads appearing on disreputable sites, which muddle the real value of their online display ads. Below are four key takeaways from Brooks’ presentation. 1. Print Magazines Have the Reach The magazine media is terrific at reaching in-market consumers,” said Brooks. According to Nielsen and GfK MRI research conducted in the spring of 2017, the top six national magazines have a larger reach among 18- to 49-year-olds than anything on television. 2. Print Magazines Drive Results A study prepared by Millward Brown Digital analyzed how different media mixes affect brand lift and purchase intent among consumers. Looking at 150 case studies, the study found that when print was added to the marketing mix, brand awareness went up the most, as much as 15 percent. 3. Print Magazines Are Trusted Part of the reason magazines drive such powerful results for brands is that they are highly trusted by consumers, according to the MPA’s Linda Thomas Brooks. They have invited that magazine into their home and the advertiser gets to be the plus one.” That trust is a significant advantage over an industry where fake news has exploded. 4. Print Magazines Demand More Attention In 2015, research by the MPA showed that when consumers want to understand a specific topic or be inspired by something, print magazines are the preferred format for all age groups, including millennials. Print magazines are a deeper reading experience, said Brooks, meaning consumers are reading at slower speeds, are more focused and attentive. DITTO! Exactly! I could not have said it better myself! So, businesses, marketing managers, media buyers please give me a call. I know you or your customers can benefit from being a VYPE partner! VYPE WILL get your message in front of readers and we WILL promote community goodwill! Ask yourself, “Why am I not in VYPE?” Then call me, I can help you answer that question! Welcome to 2018!

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Area Seniors Who Signed On

Ashley Thorne, Valley Center Softball, UMKC Alaina Dunlavy, Hesston Volleyball, Midwestern State

Alex Jacobs, Derby Baseball, Butler CC

Andrew Brautman, Arkansas City Baseball, Neosho CC

Bryant Mocaby, Derby Basketball, Northern Kentucky

Bryce Merriman, Maize South Cross Country, Wichita State

Brendan Webb, Buhler Football, South Dakota

Cade Gonzales, Arkansas City Baseball, Cowley CC

Cooper Elliott, Andover Central Baseball, Wichita State

Ellie Hahn, Maize Rowing, Kansas State Corbin Lill, Clearwater Baseball, Cowley CC

Devin Onwugbufor, Maize Wrestling, Fort Hays State

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Emily Fox, Southeast Softball, Johnson County CC

Hannah Balch, East Swimming, William Jewell

Hunter O’Toole, Arkansas City Baseball, Cowley CC

Isaiah Bujdoso, Sunrise Basketball, Loyola

Jack Wagner, Maize South Baseball, Kansas

Jada Berry, Newton Track, UT-Permian Basin

Jake Beeson, Arkansas City Wrestling, Central Oklahoma

Jayden Price, Mulvane Football, North Dakota State

Jonny Clausing, Augusta Basketball, Wahburn

Josh Benoit, Northwest Soccer, Tabor

Israel Barnes, Southeast Basketball, Weber State

James Harris, Newton Track, Missouri Western

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Where Are They Now - Terry Alley

Terry Alley received a victory ride from his team after Andover Central won the Cass 5A state title in 2011.

By Kyle McCaskey VYPE South Central Kansas A few steps away from his old residence – the mat-side chairs where he tutored nearly 1,000 wrestlers – Terry Alley still observes, still learns, still feels. “I go to matches and tournaments and rarely can just sit and watch,” Alley said. “I usually find a spot up on a top railing so I can squirm and twist with every move. One of the most rewarding things as a coach is seeing a young wrestler battle from behind, never give up and pull out a win at the end.” One may choose to walk away from wrestling, but conversely, the sport never really allows that. Not after the aches and pains, the nervous weigh-ins and laps around the practice mat, the tears of defeat and the joys of celebration. Alley stepped off the mat in 2011, the last of 36 years of coaching. He left in style, coaching Andover Central to its lone team state championship and individual champions in Zac Gentzler, Jake Gentzler and Alex Bontz. “Those kids were a great group, and the championship made it even better,” Alley said. “What I was the most proud of was the tournament was won with the teammates coming through on the consolation side of the tournament and sealed the victory before the finals ever started.” Alley gave countless hours to the wrestling community as a coach. Even today, he still finds pathways to be a positive influencer. 6

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Alley now works for Realty Executives Sudduth Realty. He and his wife, Cheryl, also a realtor, began a Pay It Forward program to springboard local initiatives. “Whenever I sell a home, I ask the buyer or seller to name a charity or non-profit organization within that community, and we make a donation to it in their name,” Alley said. “Over the last six years, we have donated almost $10,000 to various booster clubs, little league wrestling programs and charities in the area. “ It’s just a way to give back to the local communities that support your business.” Wrestling became ingrained in Alley in the 60s. To this day, he still makes time to visit a practice from time to time. “I think wrestling teaches many life lessons, as do other sports, but wrestling I always felt was special,” Alley said.

Alley now works for Realty Executives Sudduth Realty.


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Harrison: Heights to Bethel Terry Harrison spent five seasons at Heights, posting a 38-16 record. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

Bethel College announced the hiring of Terry Harrison last month as the new head coach of the Bethel College football program. Harrison previously coached at Wichita Heights. “We are extremely excited to name Terry Harrison the next head football coach of Bethel College,” said Bethel athletic director Tony Hoops. “Terry comes from one of the top high school football programs in the state of Kansas. “He’s proven himself to be very successful coaching at a high level and we look forward to seeing him bring the same high standards of excellence to Bethel. Coach Harrison is simply a winner, and we are very fortunate to have him here at Bethel.” Harrison was the head coach at Wichita Heights for five seasons. He posted a 38-16 record, winning four Class 5A regional championships, a district championship and a Wichita City League title along the way. He was also named the 2016 City League Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 9-2 record. “Terry brings so many different attributes to this position,” said Hoops. “He’s a Sterling graduate, and knows and understands what it takes to be successful within the KCAC. The staff he’s already hired is outstanding and ready to get to work immediately. They know and understand the KCAC recruiting landscape.” Before becoming the head coach at Wichita Heights, Harrison spent a season as an assistant with the Falcons’ football program, learning under coach Rick Wheeler. From 2006 to 2012, he was an assistant coach for the Valley Center football team. He began as the offensive line coach from 2006-09 and was then promoted to defensive coordinator from 2010-12. “I am a product of this conference and humbled by the opportunity to lead this program,” explained Harrison. “The most exciting part of this process was the opportunity to meet several current players. I look forward to getting to work with them and build something that they can be proud of here at Bethel College.” Harrison is a 2004 graduate of Sterling College where he also served as a three-year team captain for the Warriors football program. After his senior season at Sterling, Harrison spent the next year as a graduate assistant in the program, serving as offensive line coach. Joining Harrison on his staff are Paul Kempf and A.B. Stokes. Kempf has been an assistant under Harrison for the last four years at Heights, and was on staff with Sterling College the two seasons prior. Stokes has spent the last six seasons as head coach at Larned High School. Harrison has named Kempf the defensive coordinator and Stokes will be the offensive coordinator. VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JAN 2018

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AVCTL-GWAL Challenge

Ashton McCorry of Bishop Carroll battles Andover Central’s Jordyn Mattex for rebound position. (Photo, Phil Zivnuska) Jordan Wilson of Arkansas City goes high to drop in a short jumper in the lane against Bishop Carroll. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Anna Roulston of Kapaun shoots a short jumper as Andover’s Isabelle Reynolds defends on the play. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Brandle Studevan of Maize goes up for two points in the Eagles’ win over Southeast. (Photo, Phil Zivnuska) Derby’s Kennedy Brown blocks the shot of South’s Brittanie Brickhouse during a 60-41 victory in Koch Arena. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Kael Kordonowy attempts to block a shot against Devin Davis of Heights. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

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Braden Bell of Andover Central squares off with Andover’s Jack Johnson. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

Caija Allen of Kapaun heads up-court between Carroll’s Allison McFarren (22) and Ella Larkin (15). (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Damarius Peterson of Newton gets set to score against Salina South. (Photo, Phil Zivnuska)

Independent’s Janell Douvier scores against Trinity’s Lauren Mathews (41) and Lindsey Scheufler. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Karenna Gerber of Halstead goes up for two points against Smoky Valley. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Tanner King of Eisenhower goes high to block a shot by Salina Central’s Ethan Speer. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

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Carson Pracht of Bishop Carroll goes up for a shot between two Kapaun defenders. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

Shanti Henry of Andover heads up-court against Andover Central in a late December game. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

Newton’s Savannah Simmons shoots for two against Salina South. (Photo, Phil Zivnuska)

Wyatt Seibel of Halstead fires a pass by Smoky Valley’s Jacob Adams. (Photo, Bill Millspaugh)

Carissa Beck of Circle guards McPherson’s Riley Hett during an AVCTL game. (Photo, Kendall Shaw)

Taylor Jameson of Heights heads to the basket as South’s Aerhina Afoa looks to stop her. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

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Bishop Carroll Invitational at West Acres Photos By Dale Stelz

Breanna Zarchan, Kapaun

Ana Stanton, Wichita West

Kylie Lowe, Wichita North Weston Ingram, Wichita East

Ryan George, Wichita Heights

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West Invitational

Brodie Gulic of Maize South and Britton Biggs of Maize compete in 500 freestyle as Jacob Ruder and Garret Frey of Maize count laps for them.

Maize High’s Christian Taylor took home first place in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM.

David Garcia of West High places first in the 50 freestyle at the West invitational.

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NEWTON TOC Photos By Dale Stelz

55th Annual Area Champions

Aiden Campbell, Maize, 132

Cade Lindsey, Derby, 152

Gabe Buckbee, Arkansas City, 120

Gabe Buckbee, Arkansas City, 120

Grant Treaster, Newton, 113

Griffin Baker, Andover Central, 106

Kasdon Arehart, Wichita South, 285

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Kyle Haas, Maize, 182

Tyler Boone, Valley Center, 170

Marcus Robinson, Arkansas City, 138

Wyatt Hendrickson, Newton, 195

“Will to Prepare” Athlete of the Month

Betsey Goering, South H.S. Birthday - January 26

Jarrett Bowman, Derby H.S. The Mind Time Sport Player of the Month is Jarrett Bowman, a lefthanded pitcher for Derby, who also plays tennis for the Panthers. He is a crafty pitcher who has learned how to pitch, not just throw it. Watching Jarrett mature as a pitcher has been a joy to watch. Coach Lienhard (Lenny) has really done some remarkable things with this kid. When watching him pitch you would think he would be easily hittable, but quite the opposite. Lenny has taught Jarrett the ability to set up a hitter and put him away, and it's enjoyable to observe the frustrated looks from the hitters when I see them walking back to the dugout unless it's your team he has done that to. Jarrett is a senior and has signed to play tennis at Barton Community College next year. Good luck Jarrett from all of us at 316 and MTS .

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DERY INVITATIONAL (Photos of Grant Treaster and Cade Lindsey on Page 18)

Photos By Dale Stelz

34th Annual Area Championss

Brandon Becker, Derby, 132

Cyle Gautschi, Newton, 220 Braden Morgan, El Dorado, 195

Triston Wills, Derby, 160

Devin Gomez, Valley Center, 138

Jace Fisher, Goddard, 126

Nick Lowe (L), Kapaun, 285 Troy Fisher, Goddard, 170 Jason Henschel, Goddard, 106 20

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Your Wichita Area

Area Seniors Who Signed Kasdon Arehart, South Wrestling, Fort Hays State

Lauryn Ogden, Maize Softball, Newman

Lexi Montana, Maize Volleyball, Baker

Khaleem Bennett, Sunrise Basketball, Central Arkansas

Loan-Anh Johnson, South Basketball, Nichols State

Lyric Gonsalves, Clearwater Wrestling, Ottawa

Mac Copeland, Collegiate Football, Kansas

Maddie Baumer, Maize Volleyball, Drury

Madi Arnold, Maize Softball, Westminster

Marcus Robinson, Arkansas City Wrestling, Buffalo

Megan Keil, Derby Swimming, Missouri

Noah Sisemore, Maize Baseball, Neosho CC

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Savannah Simmons, Newton Track, Missouri Western

Taylor Antonowich, Newton Volleyball, Washburn

Trezure Jobe, South Basketball, Emporia State

Ryann Stearns, Andover Central Basketball, UT-San Antonio

Sydni Hawkins, Southeast Softball, Missouri Western

Tyler Brown, Derby Basketball, Hutchinson CC

Zach Hole, Independent Track, Hastings College


YOUTH IS SERVED IN CITY LEAGUE Freshmen A Force At Several Schools By Joanna Chadwick VYPE South Central Kansas Through his first nine games in high school, North freshman Jackie Johnson scored 210 points. His stellar start puts him on a pace to finish his City League career as one of the top scorers of all time, up with Conner Frankamp and Perry Ellis. Frankamp, a North graduate, and Ellis, a Heights grad, both started as freshmen. But starting as a freshman is a rarity in boys basketball, especially in the City League, arguably the best league in the state. Yet three currently start - Johnson, East’s Daylan Jones and Heights’ Danair Dempsey. Enrique Lankford started the first eight games for Bishop Carroll until he broke two bones in a foot to end his season. “To have all these freshmen starting in one year, it’s a rarity,” North coach Gary Squires said. “At the 6A level, it’s amazing.” East coach Joe Jackson added: “Traditionally, the City League is a junior-senior league. It’s the upper class that dominated. And we’ve always taken pride in that at East, that it’s a right of passage… There are more and more young kids proving themselves that they can play varsity at a young age.” There’s a lot of freshmen who think they should be starting. “You don’t come to Heights with that mentality,” Heights coach Joe Auer said. “We haven’t started many freshmen here over the years. You’re not going to East and just picking up the ball and starting as a freshman. Talented freshmen Daylan Jones of East (4) and Jackie Johnson of North (10) battle at the rim in at early-season game. (Photo, Kelly Ross)

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“Traditionally, the City League is a junior-senior league. It’s the upper class that dominated. And we’ve always taken pride in that at East, that it’s a right of passage… There are more and more young kids proving themselves that they can play varsity at a young age.” - East coach Joe Jackson


“If you’re starting at those two places, that’s pretty unusual.” The question that plagues coaches is whether a freshman can handle the speed of the game and the physicality. Most can’t. But there’s no doubt that this is a special group of players. “It has a lot to do with the fact that we have a lot of kids in this class who have played high-level travel basketball,” Auer said. “... Danair has traveled the country with Mo-Kan. He’s been to the Chris Paul camp, in Los Angeles. The same thing is true with Daylan Jones and Jackie Johnson. “They have faced talented players from around the country before they played in the City League. They’ve come in with more of a sophomore-junior exposure mentality just with what they’ve seen. They’re not as shocked with the speed of the game.” There’s other freshmen making their mark, too. Rone Smith and Wesley Adkins both come off the bench at Southeast. Jack Johnson starts at Andover, averages nearly 13 points a game and is proving to be one of the best three-point shooters in the area. These freshmen have transitioned in seemingly easy fashion. “There’s a learning curve with bigger and stronger kids, but he has adapted well,” said Andover coach Martin Shetlar about Johnson, who hit the gamewinning shot against Andover Central in December. “He has no fear on the court. The last time the City League had so many freshmen starting is 2008-09 when Ellis started at Heights, and Northwest started Craig Nicholson, June Johnson and Spenser Gales. But is the reason for all these freshmen stars because of a weakened league? Nah. These players have game. “I think the days of saying freshmen can’t play are over,” Northwest coach Bryan Chadwick said. “I think we’re at a stage where coaches want players who want to play. Coaches will play the best players right now. “These kids are playing over 50 games a summer. They’re lifting weights. They have personal trainers. The game has changed so much now.” Jackie Johnson is one of the area’s best scorers, averaging 23.3 points a game. His range is basically anywhere on the court - hitting from oh-so-deep or driving the lane. His ballhandling and passing skills make him a nightmare because you can’t just work to shut his offense down.

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Freshmen “The kids look up to him,” Squires said. “He leads by example. He plays every possession so hard. He’s intense…. He’s not afraid of anybody, the height, the size, the age, the crowd, the arenas.” Despite his age, Johnson wants to lead. “As the point guard, I have to lead everyone in the right direction. Like a car - with no engine, you can’t get anywhere. We need Ty (Butner) as the lights, Peyton (Hatter) as the tires.” Jones also has a versatile game, and with his height (6-foot-4) on the perimeter, is a matchup problem offensively and defensively. “Daylan sees the floor better than any freshman I’ve ever been around,” Jackson said. “I’d even go as far as saying he can score when he needs to, but his passing and court vision has been incredible.” Jones has played four positions and has led East in rebounding, assists and deflections and is second in scoring (10.8). As for Dempsey, he’s 6-foot-6 and incredibly long. He is one of the team’s top rebounders and averages 8.2 points a game. “He is a tremendous ballhandler, and his basketball IQ is really high. He picks things up immediately,” Auer said. “... He turned 14 in August, so maybe he’s not quite physically strong enough. He makes up for it because he’s so smart on the court.” North’s Jackie Johnson chalks up the youth movement to work ethic. “We all put in work,” he said. “Everyone comes ready every game…. I don’t look at age or height. I look at the work I put in.”

Andover freshman Jack Johnson (11) is one of the area’s top 3-point shooters. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

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North’s Jackie Johnson was averaging over 23 points a game during the first half of the season. (Photo, Phil Zivnuska)


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Alford, a junior guard for the Panthers, scored 20 of her career-high 24 points in the first half as Derby rolled to a 60-41 victory over No. 1-ranked (6A) Wichita South at the GWAL-AVCTL Challenge in Koch Arena.

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Salina South Swim Team The swimming and diving team from Salina South traveled to Wichita on Saturday, January 13, to compete in the 12-team Wichita West Invitational held at the West High pool. South finished third in the meet with 183 points, trailing only Maize and Maize South inthe team standings. South's Paul Armbrust and Keetan Munsell each finished second in an individual event. Armbrust was runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.66) and Munsell was second in diving (368.10).duis dolore te feugait.

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Head coach Dwight Roper and senior standout Emmiley Hendrixson had the Haven Wildcats ranked No. 1 in Class 3A at midseason. (Photos, Lindsey Bauman)

Tough Sub-State Awaits Haven... By Brad Hallier VYPE South Central Kansas Each season, almost without question, you know what you’ll get from the Haven girls basketball team. The Wildcats defend the daylights out of opponents. They’ll have offensive firepower. They’ll have reliable role players who are more interested in winning than personal glory. And they’ll win. “The last 10 years, we’ve averaged 16 wins a season,” said Dwight Roper, who is in his 22nd season coaching Haven. That’s a lot of winning and a lot of consistency, but the Wildcats don’t take success for granted. “The expectations are to play our hardest every single night. We can’t have an off night,” sophomore forward Faith Paramore said. “We play in a tough league, we play in some tough tournaments, so we have to go out and show what we can do every single night.”

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AGAIN “The expectations are to play our hardest every single night. We can’t have an off night. We play in a tough league, we play in some tough tournaments, so we have to go out and show what we can do every single night.” - Faith Paramore, Haven sophomore


But, if there’s one thing Roper has learned through the years, it’s that going to state can’t be what the entire season is based on. Geography hasn’t been kind for Haven, and despite all the winning, Roper’s teams have reached the state tournament just three times. Whether in 4A or 3A, Haven usually is in a loaded substate, including this year with Hesston and Sterling. “At least they sent Notre Dame east this year,” Roper said with a laugh. “There’s a lot of good basketball in this area. It can be frustrating when you go to the state tournament (as a fan), and you’re sitting in the stands watching games, and you think, ‘Gosh, we need to figure out a way to get here.’ But I don’t feel your season can’t be successful if you don’t go to state. Like this year, one of our goals was to win the Kingman tournament, and we did that.” Haven last went to state in 2016, when the Wildcats fell to Topeka Hayden in the 4A Division 2 first round. This year, the Wildcats appear to have the talent to make the short trek to Hutchinson for the 3A state tournament. They won their first nine games and vaulted to the top of the Class 3A rankings.

Sophomore forward Faith Paramore averages over 13 points a game.

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Haven Senior point guard Emmiley Hendrixson, a 5-foot-3 pest of a defender who is a slick ball-handler and boasts a smooth step-back 3-point shot, is the unquestioned team leader, averaging 13.9 points a game. “Emmy leads by example,” Roper said. “You won’t see her yelling at anyone, but she has a presence. She’s a very rare player. She has whatever ‘it’ is.” The reliable Paramore - a 5-10 sophomore whose dad, Lonnie, is the Haven boys coach - can score from anywhere and averages 13.2 points a game. “Faith brings the fire,” Roper said “She’s fiery. She gets after it, and she’s grown so much as a player. Things happened in (the Nickerson) game where it would have bothered her last year. They don’t any more, and she came out and hit some big shots.” Haven has plenty more. Six-foot junior forward Jordan Barlow cleans up a lot of messes at both ends of the court, scoring 8.8 points a game and swatting two shots a game. The Wildcats also get reliable contributions from senior forward Genna Schmutz, junior guard Arie Roper and freshman forward Maguire Estill. But the talent isn’t what could separate this team from other good Haven teams. It’s the camaraderie. “We have good chemistry,” Hendrixson said. “We play well together. We played together all of June, we went to Oklahoma during Christmas, saw an Oklahoma City Thunder game, and we just have a lot of fun together.” Winning certainly makes Haven basketball more fun, and Hendrixson said the Wildcats expect plenty more wins. “We’re going to the state championship,” Hendrixson said with a smile. “We have the potential. We have what we need. We just need to put it together.”

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Balance, Team Play Fuel Knights

Chance Lindley preaches defense and team play to his Trinity Academy Knights. (Photos, Bill Millspaugh)

By Bob Lutz VYPE South Central Kansas Through nine games this season, all victories, senior forward Mike Jones was Wichita Trinity’s leading scorer, averaging 9.7 points per game. His coach, Chance Lindley, once averaged 43 points per game in high school, as a senior at Sunrise Christian Academy in 1994-95. Lindley finished his high school career with 4,300 points. Averaging 9.7 points per game, it would take Jones roughly 467 games to get to 4,300. And that is the irony of what Trinity, one of the best teams in Class 4A-Division II, is doing this season under Lindley, in his first season as coach. No double figure scorers? With a coach who usually hit double figures within the first five or six minutes of a game?

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“My passion has always been coaching. I wanted to be a good high school player with the ability I was blessed with, but coaching and doing camps was always my passion.” - Chance Lindley, Trinity Head Coach


Jacob Baker is Trinity’s second leading scorer at just over 9 points a game.

“It’s probably a cliché, but we have kids who truly represent a team,” said Lindley, whose coaching career has included stops in high school, junior college and Division I. “We have players who will play at the next level, but they have truly chosen to buy into a system and a style. All I talk to these young men about is defense.” Lindley didn’t play college basketball, choosing instead to attend Wichita State and concentrate on academics. He wasn’t heavily recruited because of his lack of size, but has been a successful coach on several levels. During four years as girls basketball coach at Wichita Collegiate from 2002-06, the Spartans were 91-10. He later coached at Barton Community College, at Arizona as an assistant and at Omaha. He stepped down at Omaha to return home, where he and his wife own a business, Pigtails and Crewcuts. He still had the coaching itch so he signed on at Trinity, where he is also athletic director. “My passion has always been coaching,” the 41-yearold Lindley said. “I wanted to be a good high school player with the ability I was blessed with, but coaching and doing camps was always my passion.” While Lindley was a bulk scorer in high school, his Trinity team has 11 players who average at least 3.5 points per game. Depth provides the Knights an opportunity to shuffle a lot of players in and out of games, a necessity because of Lindley’s defensive demands. The Knights were allowing just over 30 points a game through the first nine games of the season. “He really pushes defense,” senior guard Caden Williams said. “It’s definitely hard work and practices aren’t easy. But it’s really working for us.” Lindley has installed a match-up zone defense with the Trinity with complexities the players say took them weeks to master. “We’ve bought in but we still haven’t learned everything we can about this defense,” Williams said. “It’s his thing and it’s worked for him everywhere he’s coached.” Lindley said the most enjoyment he got as a player, even when he was scoring most of the points, was with teammates who had more well-rounded games. “I was an OK basketball player who could shoot the ball pretty well,” he said. “That was the result of a thousand shots a day throughout my career, except for Sundays. And my dad rebounded all of those shots. My goal was to try and take what God gave me and hide some of the weaknesses.” His goal as a coach is to help players get beyond their weaknesses. VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JAN 2018

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Knights Mike Jones says this year’s Trinity team is better than last year’s squad that finished 18-3.

“To create well-rounded basketball players,” Lindley said. “I remember playing with some great rebounders, great defenders who maybe had a tougher time scoring. What we have at Trinity is 11 or 12 young men that I can truly say are contributors to our success. I’m really confident in all of them.” Jones, Trinity’s leading scorer but hardly a prolific one, said the team that lost to Andale last season in the finals of substate and finished 18-3 has gotten better under Lindley. The Knights won by an average of 31 points a game through the first nine games, but tougher games were on the horizon at the El Dorado tournament and against some of the more talented teams in the CPL. “This is a whole different system and a different process,” Jones said. “Our previous coach (Steve Miller) was really defensive-minded, too, but this is just different. I love the way (Lindley) pushes us. We’re constantly being pushed to the edge in our practices and we’re constantly getting better. It works, so we like it.” Lindley said he’s always understood the importance of defense, even as he was filling it up as a high school player. “You don’t need anyone to score 30 points to be successful,” he said.

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LINDSEY BROTHERS

Form Bond On Mat

Cason (left) and Cade Lindsey form a brotherly bond on the wrestling mat for the Derby Panthers. (Photos, Dale Stelz)

By Matt Browning VYPE South Central Kansas Derby wrestlers Cade and Cason Lindsey have a typical sibling relationship. They have their fights and disagreements, but in the end, the bond of brotherhood prevails and it is no clearer than on the wrestling mat. The Lindsey brothers - Cade, a junior, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A at 152 pounds; and Cason, a freshman, ranked No. 2 at 106 - use each other as inspiration. “We definitely have a brotherly bond, but like most brothers we have times where we do not get along,” said Cason, who is a freshman. “But he a great leader and a guy I can go to.” Cade agreed with his younger brother. “Everyone knows there is a special bond with siblings,” Cade said. “He is really a capable wrestler who has been really good for our team.” 38

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Derby wrestling coach Bill Ross said the Lindsey brothers share the traits of being competitive and driven, but from a tactical and fundamental standpoint, they are two very different wrestlers. “At this point in their careers, Cason is more of brawler, while Cade is more smoother,” Ross said. “But with both of them, they have heart and it is hard to coach heart.” When the KWCA rankings were released on Jan. 16, Cade remained No. 1 at 152 pounds with a 20-2 record and back-to-back impressive titles in the Derby and Newton tournaments. Last season, he went 40-5 and took third at 138 pounds. As a freshman, he won the state title at 120 pounds. To Cade, though, rankings are just a number that ultimately is inconsequential come February. The Panthers, as a team, are also ranked No. 1 in 6A.


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Cade won a state title as a freshman and finished third last year as a sophomore.

“I try to not look at rankings, because I do not need put extra pressure on me during the season,” Cade said. “The season to me is like an obstacle course, where every opponent, dual and tournament is one step in the way of getting to where I want to be. Cason, who is now ranked No. 12 at 106 with a 19-5 record, agreed with his brother on the distraction rankings can bring at this point in the season. He was No. 1 for much of the season. “I feel like rankings can be poisonous, because they can distract you,” Cason said. “They just add more pressure. I know what I have to do to be better in February and I do not need rankings to tell me that.” Since he saw his brother wrestle for two years, Cason felt like he already had a leg up on other freshman. He knew what it took to be a successful high school wrestler, even though he had competed in significant tournaments prior to coming to Derby. “Watching Cade wrestle for two years helped me adapt,” Cason said. “I knew what to expect.” Cade said the yearly weight class progression has been a challenge at times, but his results suggest he has more than adequately adjusted. “Every class has been a little different,” Cade said. “There is more motion to the lower weights, while the middle weights it is more of a combination between motion and strength.” Ross said he sees a similarity between where Cade was as a freshman to where Cason is now. “He (Cade) was pretty good when we first got him, but he evaluates himself and gets better,” Ross said. ““Cason is just now in the growing stage, but you can tell he just knows how to wrestle. “By no means are they perfect wrestlers but they have wrestled for a long time. They hate to lose. It eats at their heart and soul. They always Cason is ranked No. 2 at 106 pounds want to get better.”

This is shaping up to be quite a season for Andover Central's wrestling team. The Jaguars are ranked second in Class 4A behind Arkansas City and two of their seniors - twin brothers Jake and Josh Patch - are highly-ranked as well. Jake is currently ranked No. 1 in 4A at 126 pounds and Josh is No. 3 at 120. Time flies when you're having fun ... and being successful. "We were just talking the other day ... wrestling is a long season, and then we thought, 'gosh we're almost halfway done with the season,'" said Steve Patch, the father of Jake and Josh. "They're both having great years; let's slow down a little." Steve and his wife, Poppy, have stayed busy this school year watching their sons first play on the Class 4-1A state runner-up soccer team during the fall and then compete on the wrestling mat. "Demanding is the best word for it," Steve said with a laugh when asked about he and his wife's schedule this year. "We may complain a little under our breath, but we wouldn't change a thing. We love it. We love watching our sons compete and enjoy supporting the rest of the kids on the team." Steve and Poppy, who also have an older son Zach - a junior at Wichita State - have thoroughly enjoyed watching their sons participate in soccer and wrestling, despite the time demands. "High school sports keeps them out of trouble," Steve said. "In addition to providing life lessons and discipline, it provides the boys a venue to not only stay active, but to focus their efforts on their sport and their team. The time demands for both of them is a lot, but they have both handled it pretty well."

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Coach of the Month On & Off the Field! COACHING - Rogers has been a track and cross country coach for 14 years, 11 of them at East High School. CLASSROOM - Honors U.S. History 1 ... Honors World History ... AVID Elective. VYPE - How important is it for you, as a coach, to balance academics and athletics with your runners? Darham Rogers, East H.S. Rogers - "To me, there is a reason the student Coach Rogers on the far left comes first in the title “student athlete.” with the East Cross Country team. Academics and athletics go hand in hand in teaching students to be gritty and persevere. Balancing academics and athletics teaches our student athletes how to manage time and make priorities. These skills are paramount in today’s society."

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Student of the Month HOPE CASNER – Argonia High School Hope Canser, a tri-sport athlete and dancer, suffered a debilitating knee injury during a volleyball game last year. While warming up, she landed improperly, tearing both her ACL and meniscus. Her love for sports and dance kept Casner busy prior to her injury. “I play volleyball (right-side hitter), basketball (post), and track (discus and long jump),” she said. “I am also a competitive dancer, which is year-round.” Though her injury has set her back temporarily, Casner knows therapy is working to get her back in the game. “My knee has become much more stable, and my muscles are getting stronger with every appointment.” ACL and meniscus tears are not an uncommon injury amongst student-athletes. Therapists are prepared to use different techniques to help the patient progress and heal properly. Students find relief in a variety of therapies. Casner says she prefers the massages applied to her knee, “It makes it much less sore!” Richelle Greene - R. Greene Photography

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According to a study published in 2013 by the Journal of Medicine and Sports Science in Sports and Exercise, knee injuries in student athletes are among the most common sports related injuries. In fact, they account for over 15% of all high school sports injuries. The study found that knee injuries were more likely to occur in competition than practice with the highest injury rate occurring in football. Girls were also found to have significantly higher knee injury rates, specifically involving the ACL, than boys in gender-comparable sports. When a student-athlete receives physical therapy for a knee injury, many techniques can be utilized to help restore function quickly and effectively. Therapy will consist of restoring normal motion, neuromuscular re-education, functional strengthening and agility exercises, and stretching programs. Other techniques including Astym, a treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and removes unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions, and Kinesio Taping (KT) therapy have been proven to help. Combining different techniques, utilized by trained professionals, can help resolve knee injuries and return the athlete to full sport participation. The best way to treat an injury is to prevent it from ever occurring. One of the first and most important steps to effective prevention is having a preseason physical and following the recommendations from the healthcare provider. Athletes should always have a proper warm up before practice, or competition, drink plenty of water and wear proper protective gear.

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Carroll Bowlers Eye Banner Year

After winning its own invitational earlier in this month at West Acres, Bishop Carroll players and coaches hope that’s a harbinger of things to come. (Photos, Dale Stelz)

By Jim Misunas VYPE South Central Kansas Bishop Carroll’s boys feature five returning state qualifying bowlers, so it’s natural the Golden Eagles are seeking a run at the Class 5A state championship under coach Ron Horsch. Carroll’s two-time state qualifying veterans are Dillon Malone, 7th, (612), 35th, (622); Steven Farley, 33rd, (551); 77th, (541) and Parker Tippin, 63rd, (496); 79th, (540). Andrew Link, 66th, (492) and Dalton Fox, 87th, (442) qualified for the state meet last year. Horsch’s goal is simple. “Our only goal is get better every day as bowlers,” he said. “If we do that, we’ll be competitive in the City League, regionals and the 5A state tournament.” Seth Lyle, Chris Sanders and Ben Gregg are promising newcomers who are pushing the state veterans for spots on the varsity lineup. “Seth Lyle has never bowled competitively, but he’s worked his way into the lineup,” Horsch said. “He’s got natural ability to be a good bowler. That’s what’s great about open tryouts.” 42

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Head coach Ron Horsch said his team’s only goal is to get better each day.

With an experienced team, Carroll coach Ron Horsch workss mostly with the players’ mental game. “The players work on their games year round. They practice on the weekends and practice during the summer,” he said. “The experienced bowlers, we work on the mental side of focusing on one shot at a time and adjusting to lane conditions. There’s a lot of ups and downs during the bowling season. There are moments during the season where players shine, or fare poorly.” The Eagle boys finished eighth in 5A last year (2,912 pins) and seventh two years ago (2,585) at North Rock Lanes. Bishop Carroll captured boys and girls 5A team titles in 2009 and the girls won the 2005


Dillon Malone, a senior, finished seventh in the Class 5A state tournament last year.

championship. Carroll’s Hollyann Johansen captured 5A state titles in 2011 (756) and 2012 (692). Horsch said the experienced bowlers have competed at various venues and know how to adjust during their matches. He said several of the bowlers also work with West Acres instructor Rick Steelsmith, the 1987 NCAA Bowler of the Year and two-time PBA champion. “Several players take lessons from Rick Steelsmith, who is a former professional bowler, who also works with the mental side of the game,” Horsch said. Horsch said the younger players require more hands-on training. “If they are inexperienced, they have to learn the mechanics of bowling, timing and balance,” he said. Carroll’s tryout sessions require a week of full activity. The players roll multiple games to determine the top 13 players. The Eagles had 24 boys and 15 girls try out. The Eagles must limit the number of players based on lane availability. “This year was different for the boys because we feature four seniors, who will compete for the top spots on our varsity team,” he said. “Any of them could be our top player on a given day. We’ve been blessed with a good group of boys from top-to-bottom.” Horsch likes to give multiple players a chance to earn varsity experience. “You always like to move players up and see how they adjust to varsity pressure,” he said. “They deserve the opportunity to play varsity matches to give them experience. The hardest part is telling players they aren’t qualified for the top 13. “But we always encourage players to stay with bowling if they like the challenge,” Horsch said. “Dalton Fox is a perfect example of a player who didn’t make our team his first year. He worked hard on his game and earned his spot.” Horsch said his favorite part of coaching is seeing players mature. “For a lot of them, bowling has helped them develop their personalities and they learn how to get along on a team and support each other,” he said.

Emily Ryno, Maize H.S. Emily is a sophomore at Maize High School. In addition to being on the bowling team, she also plays volleyball for the Eagles. As a freshman, she finished 32nd in the Class 5-1A state bowling tournament and has a high series of 646 and high game of 266. Emily carries a 3.75 grade point average and belongs to the Red Rage, ASL Club and Yoga Club as school. After high school, she plans to attend college and study to be a dentist.

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JAG Gymnastics’ Team Xcel includes spots for girls in levels 3-10. (Photos, Dale Stelz)

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JAG coaches Jan Flores (left) and Jennifer Obar (right) with team members Keira Wells and Sydney Schaffer.

“We were interested in taking gymnastics to the next level in Wichita,” Flores said. “I love coaching and being competitive, but there needs to be a place in Wichita where we can not only be competitive around the country, but also teach within the gym.” Yes, high school gymnastics is on life support, with just 16 schools - 11 in Johnson County - competing in last fall’s state meet. But O’Bar doesn’t believe gymnastics is slowly disappearing.


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“I think, if anything, it’s growing,” O’Bar said. “Rec level, club level … it’s really picking up. College gymnastics has gotten really big, and the process for college scholarships is picking up.” JAG’s team Xcel - which includes spots for girls in levels 3-10 and boys in levels 4-10 - is a rapidly growing program, and for good reason. “It’s a less expensive and less time commitment program,” O’Bar said. “It’s four to six hours a week. You can stay in gymnastics while doing other sports.” That’s one of the primary selling points for O’Bar and Flores. Yes, they want to make sure serious gymnasts who want to focus on gymnastics have a place where they can develop and compete. But they also want gymnastics available to all athletes, even teenagers who are in other sports and activities. “Gymnastics is a fantastic sport, whether you want to do it for fun or competitively,” Flores said. “You develop eye-hand coordination, balance, and it builds a lot of body strength and flexibility.”

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I moved to Kansas from Indianapolis three years ago. My son and his wife lead a church in Moundridge so I had a family connection here. Recently, my daughter and her family moved to Moundridge as well, so it is nice having all of the grandkids together. Much of my time is spent watching the oldest grandkids play sports and Brad Rains with his grandchildren (front row, from left) Addie, Evan, Logan, my youngest playing with (back row), Trey and Ty. Batman or wrestling figures. Trey (14) plays football, basketball, and baseball in Moundridge. Ty (12) plays basketball in Moundridge and baseball for the Wichita Athletics. Logan (9) plays football and basketball in Moundridge and baseball in McPherson. Addie (8) plays basketball and enjoys baking. Evan (6) enjoys playing and interacting with others. I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to be close to my grandchildren to watch them grow and mature.

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James Bridwell, Goddard H.S. James is a junior at Goddard High School and participates in football and power lifting for the Lions. He has lettered in football and was the winner of the Heart of a Lion Award. James carries a 3.0 grade point average and belongs to the GHS Ambassadors, Spirit club and SAFE Club at school. He has shot three bucks and a doe, with the biggest buck being a 174-inch 10 point that he brought down with a 30-06 rifle. “I love hunting, fishing and the outdoors,� James said.


Staying Active in Cold Weather As the winter months grip us in cole weather, we may struggle to find ways to stay active, but physical inactivity does not need to be a result of the dreary weather. Do not stay cooped up all winter. Get Up, Get Moving and Get Active! Play Outside Just because it’s cold outside does not mean you have to stay cooped up. Put on your hat and scarf and bundle up for some good old fashion fun. There are tons of activities you can do outside in the winter - ice-skating, sledding, decorate the front yard with a snowman and snow angels and even have a snowball fight. Create an obstacle course using balls, jump ropes, simple items around the house and trees in your yard. Take your dog for a walk or offer to take theWhen neighbors’ ouch? Most kids are pretty flexible, which means you give pet. your heart this kind of workout on

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hockey, jogging (or walking quickly), inline Take a Break from television reaching down to touch your toes. skating, soccer, cross-country skiing, biking, It’stypically easy to find things do home for goodand flexibility, Do not let yourself sit for too long of a period. Kids have to sit all day at school and then want totogo or rowing. And don’t forget that skipping, such as tumbling and gymnastics, yoga, dancing When you exercise, you’re helping build a strong watch their favorite shows. Get up during the commercial breakshopscotch and getare your body moving. jumping rope, and playing aerobic (especially ballet), martial arts and simple body that will be able to move around and do all

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COACH’S CORNER

Lee Baldwin,

Cheney Basketball Six years into his tenure as Cheney boys’ basketball coach, Lee Baldwin has the Cardinals in the conversation of 3A title contenders. The Cardinals nearly captured their first crown last season with a spirited postseason run, but fell in the title game to Marysville, 45-37. Baldwin, an Ottawa native, played two years of basketball at Neosho County Community College. VYPE - Pick one or two words that define to you what it means to play for the Cheney Cardinals. Why? BALDWIN - “Adaptive and unselfish. In my six years here, we’ve never run the same defense or been a primary focus same defense two years in a row. And the same thing offensively. I’ve always been a believer to build what you’re going to do around your team. I think for us to be successful, we have to have guys that are willing to adapt and understand what we’re doing.” VYPE - Your coach at Neosho was Craig Fletchall, and you also were an assistant coach for him at Barton Community College. Fletchall is a bit of a coaching legend and has plenty of wisdom to share. What is the best advice he ever gave you? BALDWIN - “I would say the best thing he’s ever told me before is just be yourself and don’t apologize for that. Obviously you’re going to make mistakes. You may say something that makes people mad. But if they know you’re acting who you are, most people will end up understanding that’s part of who you are. Regardless of your personality, just own it, accept it and don’t be afraid of it.” VYPE - There is always some instant reaction and analysis you have to do immediately following an emotional state title game. Now that you have had almost a year to reflect on it, what is something that you realize now that you could have done differently? BALDWIN - “We were up 10 points midway through the third quarter. They cut it to three or four at the end of the third. I think if I had to do it again, I probably would have used a couple timeouts earlier in the fourth quarter when they were making their run, instead of saving them with a couple seconds left to set up a press down three. I think in those timeouts I would have said, ‘Be aggressive. Be aggressive. Be aggressive.’ We weren’t aggressive in the fourth quarter at all … “I usually don’t like burning timeouts. I’m a guy that believes if you have something going on, a timeout isn’t going to save you. But if that’s the last game of the year and you’re trying to win a state title, as coaches have told me before, you don’t get to leave the game with extra timeouts. I didn’t, but I don’t think I used them as correctly as I should have.” VYPE - You have been ranked No. 1 in the class this year. How do you handle that with your players? Do you celebrate it, or is it off limits for them to discuss? BALDWIN - “We’ve definitely talked about it, just because it’s never happened before. When it’s new, especially to our guys, you should be excited about it. You should embrace it. But I don’t think it’s something that just because you’re ranked No. 1 means you’re going to win anything. I also have a good excuse to use with them – when we made our run through sub-state and state, we beat Hesston, who was No. 1 most of the year. Just because you’re ranked No. 1, it’s cool, but it doesn’t guarantee you anything. This is the first time athletically in their career that people want to beat you – it’s a big deal if you get beat. Everybody is going to bring their best game.” VYPE - What is, or can be, different for Cheney this year that could push them to the pinnacle? BALDWIN - “I don’t want to make it sound like an easy answer, I just think we’re going to have to play hard and smart every night. We lost arguably our second-best player to a season injury before the season started. That’s something, obviously we’re doing a pretty good job overcoming it right now. I’ve tried to tell our guys, we’re good. We’re obviously good. But we’re not talented enough to just show up and beat everybody by walking in the door. I’m trying to get them to play with the same mindset we had last year when we made our run. We’re good, but if we don’t do the right things, we could easily lose.”

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Photos By Bill Millspaugh

The Kansas State Motocross Championship Pro-Am was held recently at the Bar 2 Bar MX Park near Maize in conjunction with the 2017 Kansas American Motorcyclist Association Motocross Championship. It was the very first Pro-Am Motocross event to come to Kansas. The event brought in youth amateur riders from across the country and many top amateurs competing to earn their Professional Motocross license for the AMA.

Logan Shafer (left), who attends Circle High School, and Kenyon Moran, who is homeschooled in McPherson, get ready to ride at Bar2Bar MX Park.

Shafer sails over a hill at the Bar2Bar MX Park track.

Mud flies everywhere as Kenyon Moran stays focused on the track.

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