Eight Silver Lake, Rossville players earn girls All-Mid-East League recognition

Rick Peterson

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.


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Silver Lake's Heiman earns first-team All-Mid-East League honors

Rick Peterson

By Rick Peterson

Silver Lake's Troy Heiman, a 6-foot-3 senior, has been named to the All-Mid-East League basketball first team by league coaches.

TroyHeimaSFTSilver Lake senior Troy Heiman has been named to the All-Mid-East League first team by league coaches. [File photo/TSN]

Rossville freshman Jack Donovan (6-1) was named to the All-Mid-East second team while Silver Lake sophomore Jared Johnson (6-1) and Rossville senior Kade Perine (5-7) both received honorable mention.

Silver Lake posted an 8-14 record on the season while Rossville went 7-14 on the year.

Joining Heiman on the all-league first team are St. Marys' Brady Hurla (5-11 sophomore) and Keller Hurla (6-2 senior) and Wabaunsee seniors Eli Oliver (6-2) and Ryan Schutter (6-4). 


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