Player of the year Bachelor headlines city boys All-Centennial League picks

Rick Peterson

By Rick Peterson

Washburn Rural senior Jack Bachelor has been named the Centennial League boys basketball player of the year and is joined on the all-league first team by Hayden senior Joe Otting and Topeka High junior Isaiah Lyons.

Bachelor helped lead the Junior Blues to a 15-6 overall record and a share of the Centennial League championship with a 7-2 record.

JackBachelorSMNWWashburn Rural senior Jack Bachelor has been named the Centennial League player of the year after helping lead the Junior Blues to a 15-6 record and a share of the league title. [File photo/TSN]

JoeOttingWSE2Hayden senior Joe Otting (33) has received first-team All-Centennial League recognition from the league coaches. [File photo/TSN]

IsaiahLyonsHaydenTopeka High senior Isaiah Lyons (1) has been named to the All-Centennial League first team by league coaches. [File photo/TSN]

Washburn Rural senior Wyatt Conklin and sophomore Amare Jones and Hayden junior Jacob Padilla were named to the All-Centennial League second team.

Rural sophomore Kaden Ballard, Hayden senior Jake Muller, Topeka High senior Mason Gomez and Trojan sophomore Da'Mykel Hales received honorable mention.

Emporia's Jalyn King, Manhattan's Jack Wilson and Junction City's Michael Boganowski were also named to the all-league first team while King was named the league newcomer of the year.

Emporia's Lee Baldwin was voted the Centennial League coach of the year.


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BO ALDRIDGE, Highland Park

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