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:
NORA BURDIEK, Rossville
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.
JACK DONOVAN, Rossville
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.