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Baughman, Zimmerman the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency Rising Stars of the Week

Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

By RICK PETERSON                                                                                                           


Shawnee Heights junior football standout Allen Baughman and Topeka High junior girls golfer Avery Zimmerman have been named the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency Rising Stars of the Week for last week.

The Dan Key Agency will recognize top Shawnee County underclassmen throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Here’s a brief look at the accomplishments of Baughman and Zimmerman last week:

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ALLEN BAUGHMAN, Shawnee Heights

Baughman, a 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back, turned in a career-best performance in Shawnee Heights' 46-23 United Kansas Conference football win over Lansing last Friday at Wetter Field.

Baughman carried the ball 22 times for 222 yards and five touchdowns for the T-Birds, who evened their record at 1-1 overall and in the UKC. Through two games Baughman has carried the ball 39 times for 314 yards.

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A Class 6A state qualifier as a sophomore, Zimmerman turned in a pair of solid performances last week, including a fourth-place individual finish in last Thursday's Seaman Invitational at Village Greens with a 79.

Earlier in the week, Zimmerman shot a city-low 84 in the 16-school Washburn Rural Invitational at Wamego Country Club. An All-Shawnee County first-team pick as a sophomore, Zimmerman tied for 12th in a field of 80 golfers in her first tournament of the season.