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Mitch Schurig returns to Ichabods to begin next stage of coaching career

Rick Peterson

 By RICK PETERSON

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As the son of longtime Washburn University football coach Craig Schurig, Mitch Schurig has spent most of his life around the WU program, including the last five years as a quarterback for the Ichabods.

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So it probably wasn't a big shock that once Mitch decided to pursue a coaching career, he ended up at Washburn.

The fact that Schurig got the opportunity to join the Ichabod staff as a full-time assistant just a year after completing his playing career was probably a little bit of a surprise, and the the fact that the former All-MIAA QB will be coaching the Ichabod defensive line may be an even bigger surprise.

But when Washburn opens fall camp on Monday Schurig will be on board and ready to go.

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Speed helps Seaman grad Raigan Kramer get on field for Razorbacks

Rick Peterson

 By RICK PETERSON

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When former multi-sport Seaman standout Raigan Kramer made the decision to sign with NCAA Division I softball power Arkansas, she realized she would probably have to wait her turn to move into a prominent role for the Razorbacks.

FZc5sPHXgAAnpq2Arkansas softball player Raigan Kramer answers questions from a group of young players Friday at The Warehouse in downtown Topeka. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

FZc6B5zWIAAqmKbFormer Seaman star Raigan Kramer, now a sophomore at Arkansas, watches a player go through a baserunning drill Friday at The Warehouse. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

FZc6cNAXEAA8gRZArkansas sophomore softball player Raigan Kramer poses for a picture with a group of young players after a baserunning clinic Friday at The Warehouse. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

That was a big adjustment for a player who was rarely out of the game for the Vikings in either softball or basketball during her high school career.

"It's definitely a reality check, but I enjoy the competitiveness of the program and how good we are, and if you want to play for a good program it's going to be like that, so I knew that going in,'' said Kramer, who was The Warehouse Sports Training Facility in downtown Topeka Friday to give baserunning tips to young players.

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Shawnee County high schools confirm 19 new head coaches for 2022-2023

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 By RICK PETERSON

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Silver Lake's Logan Pegram and Washburn Rural's Brad Johnston, who are taking over retiring Kansas coaching legends C.J. Hamilton and Kevin Hedberg, are part of a group of 19 new varsity head coaches who have been announced by Shawnee County high schools for the 2022-2023 school year.

BradJohnston1Brad Johnston will take over as Washburn Rural's tennis coach in 2022-2023, replacing Kevin Hedberg who retired after 32 years at the school. [File photo/TSN]

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Pegram, a former Silver Lake standout, takes over as the Eagles' head football coach for Hamilton, the state's winningest football coach, who retired after 47 years at the school, while Johnston is the new Washburn Rural girls and boys tennis coach, replacing Hedberg, who led the Junior Blues to five state team championships in 32 seasons and coached a total of 43 years at Seaman and Rural.

Joining Johnston as a new head coach for Washburn Rural is former Hays boys basketball coach Alex Hutchins, who is taking over as the Junior Blues' boys basketball coach from Kevin Muff. 

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