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State champs, college stars top TSN women's tennis candidates

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

TopSports.news

EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the coming weeks, TopSports.news will recognize hundreds of Shawnee County's all-time greats in 25 sports/categories as part of our Best of the Best project. Readers will have the opportunity to vote through July, with the Top 25 in all categories announced in August. To cast a vote for the Best of the Best, click on: https://linkto.run/p/HUDFYLSXEmail votes/nominations will also be accepted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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There's certainly a few names that pop out when talking about the greatest women's tennis players in Shawnee County history.

Sheri Norris was a three-time state champion for Topeka West and went on to earn All-America honors at Arizona State and play on the professional circuit while former Hayden star Brooklyn Hunter became the first city girls player and one of a select few statewide to capture four state singles championships.

Sheri Norris2Sheri Norris [Submitted]

BrooklynHunterBrooklynHunter [Lopers.com]

Madeline HillMadeline Hill [Washburn Athletics]

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Best of the Best men's swimming ballot loaded with state champs

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

TopSports.news

EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the coming weeks, TopSports.news will recognize hundreds of Shawnee County's all-time greats in 25 sports/categories as part of our Best of the Best project. Readers will have the opportunity to vote through July, with the Top 25 in all categories announced in August. To cast a vote for the Best of the Best, click on:  https://linkto.run/p/65AV2OBQEmail votes/nominations will also be accepted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Former Topeka High superstar Glenn Trammel set the standard for Shawnee County's men's swimmers, winning five individual state titles from 1982-85 before going on to become a seven-time All-American at Kansas.

But while Trammel has to be on the short list of contenders to be named the top men's swimmer in county history, he has plenty of company.

Glenn TrammelGlenn Trammel [Submitted]

 John Martin SchmidtJohn Martin Schmidt [Miner Athletics]

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