Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer
Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON                                                                                                           


Rossville freshman Nora Burdiek and sophomore Jack Donovan have been selected by the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency as the Rising Stars of the Week.

The Dan Key Agency will recognize top Shawnee County underclassmen throughout the bulk of the 2023-2024 school year.

Here’s a brief look at the accomplishments of Burdiek and Donovan over the past week:

NoraBurdiek 2Rossville freshman basketball standout Nora Burdiek (22) has been named the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency girls Rising Star of the Week. [File photo/TSN]


A 5-foot-10 freshman, Burdiek has made an immediate impact for Rossville, which is ranked No. 4 in Class 3A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association.

Burdiek is coming off a pair of double-figure performances for the Bulldawgs to open 2024 as Rossville improved to 7-1 on the season.

Burdiek scored 10 points in last Friday's 40-33 Mid-East League victory over Riley County and scored 17 points in Thursday's 66-41 non-league win over previously-undefeated Valley Heights.

JackDonovan 3Rossville sophomore Jack Donovan is the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency boys Rising Star of the Week after helping the Bulldawgs post a pair of wins to open 2024. [File photo/TSN]


Donovan, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, has helped lead Rossville to a pair of victories to open the 2024 portion of its boys basketball season.

Donovan has scored a total of 33 point in his past two games as the Bulldawgs evened their record at 4-4 on the season.

Donovan scored 13 points in last Friday's 60-57 come-from-behind Mid-East League victory over Riley County and scored 20 points with four 3-pointers in Rossville's 75-43 non-league win over Valley Heights Thursday night.



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