By RICK PETERSON
JESIAH BONURA, Cair Paravel Latin
A senior football standout, Bonura compiled 435 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in last Friday's 74-28 win over Maranatha Academy as Cair Paravel wrapped up a 6-2 regular season in just the Lions' second season as a full KSHSAA member in football. Bonura had four kickoff returns for 195 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 193 yards and two TDs on five carries and caught four passes for 47 yards and a TD.
JACKSON ESQUIBEL, Shawnee Heights
Esquibel, a senior cross country star, capped a sweep of city, United Kansas Conference and Class 5A regional individual titles Saturday at Shawnee North Community Center. A two-time 5A state medalist in cross country and a state champion in track, Esquibel posted a 53-second victory in the regional meet, clocking a five-kilometer time of 15 minutes, 46.02 seconds.
PAYTON FINK, Washburn Rural
Fink, a junior cross country standout, followed up her Centennial League individual title with a 10-second win Saturday at Wichita, helping the Junior Blues post a sweep of city, Centennial League and regional team championships. Fink, who placed fifth in the Class 6A state meet as a sophomore, clocked a winning five-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 01.20 seconds in the regional meet.
IZZY GLOTZBACH, Hayden
Glotzbach, a sophomore, tied for ninth individually in last Monday and Tuesday's Class 4A girls state golf tournament at Salna with rounds of 79 and 82. Glotzbach led a balanced Hayden attack as the Wildcats rolled to the team championship by a 37-stroke margin over Wamego, Hayden's sixth state title overall and first since 2018. Glotzbach also competed in the 4A state tennis tournament this fall.
KLARA KLEINIG, Silver Lake
A foreign exchange student from Germany, Kleinig shot back-to-back 80s to tie for second place in the Class 3A-1A girls state golf tournament last Monday and Tuesday at Hesston Golf Course. Kleinig led the way as Silver Lake captured its first-ever state girls golf state team championship by a 701-723 margin over Colby in the 36-hole event.
RYIN MILLER, Seaman
Miller, a sophomore cross country star, capped a sweep of city, United Kansas Conference and Class 5A regional individual championships in Saturday's regional meet at Shawnee North Community Center. Miller, who placed fifth in Class 5A as a freshman, clocked a five-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 20.89 seconds to win the regional title, helping the Vikings qualify for state as a team with a third-place finish.