Zoe Caryl's three homers, seven RBI power High softball sweep

Rick Peterson

ZoeCarylSeaman2Topeka High senior catcher Zoe Caryl hit three home runs and had seven RBI in the Trojans' doubleheader sweep over Seaman Friday. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]


Topeka High senior catcher Zoe Caryl has spent a lot of time over the last couple of years waiting to play softball.

And with each at bat this spring, the Illinois signee is doing her best to make up for that lost time.

Continuing her torrid start to the 2021 season, Caryl went 4 of 5 Friday with three home runs, a triple and seven runs batted in as Topeka High improved to 8-0 on the year with a 6-3, 10-1 doubleheader sweep over Centennial League rival Seaman at Hummer Sports Park.

After having the '20 high school season canceled due to COVID-19, Caryl was sidelined again, this time by mononucleosis, last fall, making her even more eager to get back on the diamond.

"This fall I got sick and didn't get to play club ball and I got knocked out of cross country, I got knocked out of everything, and I've worked really hard to get back to where I was this last summer,'' Caryl said.

"I've been waiting for this. With COVID taking our season last year, I've been waiting for high school softball.'' 

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Junior Blues golf third as a team, city trio earns medals in Washburn Rural Invitational

Rick Peterson


WAMEGO -- Washburn Rural's golf team didn't have a bad day Thursday in its invitational tournament at Wamego Country Club.

It's just there were other teams that had a better one.

Jared Goehring's Junior Blues had three players in the 70s en route to a four-man score of 308, but that was only good enough for a third-place team finish in the 11-school event as Blue Valley ran away with the team title by a 294-304 margin over runner-up Blue Valley Northwest.

"We just ran up against a very competitive field,'' Goehring said. "Conditions started tough today and we didn't get off to the best of starts, but we finished. It's the way the ball bounces and we just didn't make enough putts today,

"Tip your hat to Blue Valley and Blue Valley Northwest. They put up some good scores.''

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Junior Luke Leonetti paced Washburn Rural, shooting a 74 to finish sixth individually, while juniors Giles Frederickson and Turner Depperschmidt both added 77s.

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