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CONNER AHRENS, Washburn Rural

Ahrens, a junior, captured the boys individual title in last Thursday's Centennial League bowling championships at Gage Bowl with a 667 three-game series. Ahrens rolled games of 225, 203 and 239 to lead Washburn Rural to the league team title by a 3,537-3,143 margin over Emporia.

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A 5-foot-11 sophomore guard, Donovan became Rossville's single-season record-holder for made 3-pointers in Friday's 68-34 Mid-East League win over Riley County. Donovan had 14 points with four 3s in Friday's win after scoring 21 points with seven treys in Tuesday's 72-38 league win over Wabaunsee. Donovan now has 55 3-pointers on the season, eclipsing the previous record of 52 set by Matt Buhler in 2009.

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BROGAN MEIER, Washburn Rural

Meier, a senior, won a Class 6A state title in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.41 seconds, finished second in the 100 butterfly (51.46) and helped Washburn Rural to a second-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:13.16) and a third-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:28.22) Saturday at the Capitol Federal Natatorium as the Junior Blues tied Manhattan for the third-place team trophy. Meier received first-team All-State recognition.

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JACK MIRANDA, Washburn Rural

A senior, Miranda won the Class 6A state championship in the 500-yard freestyle, finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:44.04) and swam on the Junior Blues' runnerup 400 free relay team (3:13.16) as Washburn Rural tied Manhattan for the third-place team trophy. Miranda received first-team All-State recognition.

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Prescott bowled a 722 three-game series to win the individual championship in last week's United Kansas Conference bowling tournament at Crown Lanes in Leavenworth. Prescott rolled games of 254, 243 and 225 to lead the way as Seaman won the UKC team championship by a 3,580-3,358 margin over Piper.

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Sandstrom, a 6-foot senior, scored 30 points in Friday's 69-36 Centennial League Senior Night win over Topeka High as the No. 2-ranked Wildcats improved to 15-3 overall and 6-3 in the Centennial League. Sandstrom, a Rockhurst signee, hit 12 of 19 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and went 4 of 5 at the free throw line.



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