By Rick Peterson

Eight Silver Lake and Rossville players earned All-Mid-East League girls basketball recognition from league coaches, including first-team picks McKinley Kruger and Makenzie McDaniel of Silver Lake and Kinsey Perine of Rossville.

McKinleyKrugerPistol2Silver Lake junior McKinley Kruger (right) has been named to the All-Mid-East League first team after helping the Eagles post a 23-3 record in 2022-2023. [File photo/TSN]

MakenzieMcDanielRossSilver Lake junior Makenzie McDaniel earned first-team All-Mid-East Leaue honors after helping lead the Eagles to a fourth-place Class 3A state finish. [File photo/TSN]

KinseyPerineSL2Rossville junior Kinsey Perine has been named to the All-Mid-East League first team after helping lead the Bulldawgs to a 16-7 record in 2022-2023. [File photo/TSN]

Kruger, a 5-foot-6 junior, and McDaniel, a 6-1 junior, helped lead Silver Lake to a 23-3 record and a fourth-place finish in the Class 3A state tournament while Perine, a 5-8 junior, helped lead Rossville to a 16-7 record and a berth in a sub-state final.

Rossville junior Emma Mitchell (5-11) and Silver Lake senior Taylor Ross (6-0) earned second-team All-Mid-East recognition.

Rossville freshman Rylee Dick (5-5) and Silver Lake senior Mariah Farmer (5-6) and junior Kaibryn Kruger (5-7) received honorable mention.

St. Marys sophomore Hayden Heim (6-1) and Riley County senior CJ Rignell (5-7) joined M. Kruger, McDaniel and Perine on the All-Mid-East first team.


First team

Hayden Heim, 6-1 so., St. Marys; McKinley Kruger, 5-6 jr., Silver Lake; Makenzie McDaniel, 6-1 jr., Silver Lake; Kinsey Perine, 5-8 jr., Rossville; CJ Rignell, 5-7 sr., Riley County.

Second team

Anna Lambert, 5-9 so., Riley County; Claire Matzke, 5-9 sr., Rock Creek; Emma Mitchell, 5-11 jr., Rossville; Taylor Ross, 6-0 sr., Silver Lake; Brenna Smith, 5-10 jr., St. Marys..
Honorable mention
Rylee Dick, 5-5 fr., Rossville; Mariah Farmer, 5-6 sr., Silver Lake; Kaibryn Kruger, 5-7 jr., Silver Lake; Brynn McFall, 5-5 sr., Rock Creek; Kaci Meseke, 5-8 jr., Wabaunsee.