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  • A1 Lock & Key Performers September 5, 2022

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

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    EASTON BRADSTREET, Washburn Rural

    A senior, Bradstreet scored a total of three goals in two wins on the week as Washburn Rural's soccer team ran its record to 3-0 on the season. Bradstreet scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Shawnee Heights and then added two more goals on Thursday as the Junior Blues survived a double-overtime thriller with Wichita Northwest, 4-3. Bradstreet now has seven goals on the year.

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    LOIS DEETER, Seaman

    The Seaman golf star opened her senior season with an individual win in last Tuesday's season-opening Emporia Invitational at Emporia Municipal Golf Course, shooting a 77 to post a one-shot victory. Deeter tied for fifth place in the Class 5A state tournament in her only two seasons of high school golf, including last fall. 

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    BRANTON DeWEESE, Washburn Rural

    The Junior Blues' standout quarterback opened his junior season with a big night as Washburn Rural came from behind on four occasions to take a 49-42 non-league road win over Wichita East. An All-Shawnee County pick as a sophomore for the 8-2 Junior Blues, DeWeese completed 26 of 38 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns against East.

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers September 26, 2022

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    ALLEN BAUGHMAN, Shawnee Heights

    Baughman, a junior running back, carried the ball 29 times for 284 yards and three touchdowns in Shawnee Heights' 27-0 United Kansas Conference victory over Basehor-Linwood Friday night at Wetter Field. On the season Baughman has 781 rushing yards and 10 TDs for the 3-1 T-Birds.

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    LOIS DEETER, Seaman

    A senior, Deeter won her second straight individual title in last Monday's city girls golf tournament at Western Hills Golf Course, shooting an 81 and carding a birdie on the first sudden playoff berth to take the victory over Washburn Rural's Raegan Petersen. A two-time top-five Class 5A state medalist, Deeter led Seaman to a second-place team finish behind Rural.

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    LENNY NJOROGE, Topeka West

    The Topeka West senior cross country star posted his third individual victory in four races on the season in Saturday's Rim Clock Classic, clocking a five-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 00.10 seconds to win the Crimson division title by 14 seconds. Njoroge now has three wins and a runner-up finish this fall. 

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers September 19, 2022

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    MA'KENTTIS ADAMS, Washburn Rural

    A 5-foot-9, 195-pound senior running back, Adams carried the ball 16 times for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of 19 and 58 yards last Friday night as Washburn Rural improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-10 non-league win over Piper at Bowen-Glaze Stadium. 

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    ALLEN BAUGHMAN, Shawnee Heights

    Baughman, a junior running back, continued his breakout season in Shawnee Heights' 14-7 United Kansas Conference victory at Seaman Friday night. Baughman carried the ball 27 times for 183 yards and scored both touchdowns against Seaman and has 497 rushing yards and seven TDs on 66 carries on the season for the 2-1 T-Birds.

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    LENNY NJOROGE, Topeka West

    The Topeka West senior cross country star posted his second individual victory in three races on the season in Saturday's Baldwin Invitational, clocking a five-kilometer time of 15 minutes, 52.87 seconds to win by just under 38 seconds. Njoroge now has two wins and a runner-up finish in his three starts this fall. 

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers September 12, 2022

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    ALLEN BAUGHMAN, Shawnee Heights

    Baughman, a junior running back, turned in a career-best performance in Shawnee Heights' 46-23 United Kansas Conference football win over Lansing last Friday. Baughman, a 5-foot-8, 180-pounder, carried the ball 22 times for 222 yards and five touchdowns for the T-Birds, who evened their record at 1-1 overall and in the UKC.

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    EASTON BRADSTREET, Washburn Rural

    A senior, Bradstreet scored four goals in a game for the second time in four games, leading the Junior Blues to a 5-0 non-league soccer victory over De Soto last Thursday at McElroy Field. Bradstreet has now scored at least one goal in every game this season and has 11 goals on the year.

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    GRANT BRUNER, Washburn University

    Bruner, a 6-foot, 220-pound senior linebacker, had a career-high 23 tackles (11 solo) with two interceptions for 10 return yards in Washburn University's 40-32 road win at Central Missouri last Thursday, including 17 total tackles in the second half. The 23 tackles by Bruner were the most by an Ichabod since Casey Curran had 22 against Missouri Western in 2009.

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    RYIN MILLER, Seaman

    A freshman, Miller claimed her first individual championship in last Saturday's Joe Schrag Invitational cross country meet while helping lead the Vikings to the team title by 27-45 margin over Lee's Summit West, Mo. Miller clocked a winning five-kilometer time of 19 minutes, 01.22 seconds, knocking 90 seconds off her time from the previous week. .

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    TRE RICHARDSON, Highland Park

    Richardson, a senior, scored eight touchdowns Friday night as Highland Park ran its record to 2-0 with a 48-29 Meadowlark Conference road victory at Kansas City-Schlagle. Richardson has now had a hand in 14 touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season for the Scots.

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    TY WEBER, Washburn Rural

    A senior linebacker, Weber was in on 24 tackles last Friday night as Washburn Rural improved to 2-0 with a come-from-behind 28-21 non-league road victory at De Soto. Weber was the TopSports.news Shawnee County defensive player of the year in 2021.

     

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers Sept. 6, 2021

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    GENNA BERG, Washburn University

    A 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter from Blue Springs, Mo, Berg was named the Most Valuable Player in the Washburn Invitational volleyball tournament after helping lead the Ichabods to a perfect 4-0 tournament record. Berg recorded 19 kills and eight digs as No. 8-ranked Washburn ended its tournament run with a 3-1 win over No. 16 Northern State Saturday at Lee Arena. 

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    CARTER BRIAN, Cair Paravel Latin

    Brian, a senior quarterback, completed 15 of 16 pass attempts for 298 yards and five touchdowns as the Lions opened their 2021 football season with a 60-14 victory over Kansas City East Christian Academy last Friday night at Highland Park.

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    MADELINE CARTER, Washburn Rural

    A returning Class 6A state medalist, Carter opened her junior cross country season with a dominating individual win in last Saturday's Manhattan Invitational at Warner Park. The reigning city champion, Carter clocked a five-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 52.6 seconds to win by just under 34 seconds and lead the Junior Blues to a tie with Manhattan for the team championship.

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    BROOKLYN DeLEYE, Washburn Rural

    A junior two-time All-Stater, DeLeye turned in a dominating performance as Washburn Rural's volleyball team improved to 5-0 on the season with a sweep of last Thursday's home-opening triangular against 25-time state champion Bishop Miege and Gardner-Edgerton. DeLeye, who has orally committed to NCAA national champion Kentucky, was a force at the net throughout the triangular while also recording five straight service aces during a nine-point run against Miege.

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    TORREY HORAK, Rossville

    A returning All-State senior quarterback, Horak rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and completed eight of 15 pass attempts for 77 yards and a TD as the defending 2A state-champion Bulldawgs opened their season with a 38-0 romp past traditional small-school power Centralia.

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    TANNER NEWKIRK, Hayden

    The defending 4A individual state cross country champion, Newkirk made his 2021 debut with individual and team championships in last Saturday's Missouri Western Griffon Invitational at St. Joseph, Mo. A senior three-time state medalist, Newkirk won by more than a minute in a time of 16:25.18 while leading Hayden to the team title by a 30-48 margin over West Platte, Mo.

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers Sept. 27, 2021

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    LOIS DEETER, Seaman

    A junior former state medalist and Centennial League champion, Deeter captured her first city individual girls golf championship last Monday at Western Hills, shooting an even-par 70 to win the city title by a five-stroke margin over Washburn Rural's Kaitlyn Crough, a former city champ.

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    JARIN SANDERS, Shawnee Heights

    Sanders, a senior running back, had a career night last Friday as Shawnee Heights picked up its first football victory of the season, a 54-6 romp past Kansas City-Schlagle. Sanders carried the ball 15 times for 178 yards and scored five touchdowns as the T-Birds improved to 1-3.

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers Sept. 20, 2021

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    TYLAN ALEJOS, Topeka High

    Alejos, a senior, rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries and also had two pass receptions for 19 yards and a TD as Topeka High's football team picked up its first victory of the season, a 28-20 Centennial League decision over Emporia last Thursday at Hummer Sports Park.

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    JACK CHISHAM, Hayden

    A senior running back/defensive back, Chisham rushed for 182 yards on 14 attempts and scored on runs of 2 and 69 yards in Hayden's 39-6 victory over Topeka West last Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, helping the Wildcats improve to 2-1 on the season.

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers Sept. 13, 2021

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    CAMDEN BARTA, Seaman

    A senior quarterback/defensive back, Barta accumulated 285 total offensive yards, including 244 passing yards, as Seaman's football team improved to 2-0 with a 35-14 win over Hayden. Barta passed for three touchdowns and also had a pass interception.

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    BETHANY DRUSE, Seaman

    A returning Class 5A state medalist, Druse finished second in last Saturday's Joe Schrag Invitational cross country meet at the Kanza Park Course in a five-kilometer time of 19 minutes, 45.51 seconds, leading Seaman to the girls team championship by a 30-41 margin over Blue Valley.

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    TORREY HORAK, Rossville

    Horak, a senior, rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and completed 16 of 26 pass attempts for 239 yards and two TDs as the defending 2A state-champion Bulldawgs improved to 2-0 with a 56-14 romp past Rock Creek.

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    TANNER NEWKIRK, Hayden

    Newkirk, who won the Class 4A state cross country championship last fall at Wamego Country Club, returned to that course last Saturday for the Wamego Invitational, posting a 14-second victory in a field of 114 runners, clocking a five-kilometer time of 15 minutes, 47.50 seconds.

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    KHLOE SCHUCKMAN, Washburn University

    A freshman, the Bishop Carroll product scored two goals, her first two goals of her college career, over the final 20 minutes of last Thursday's 2-1 road victory at Missouri-Saint Louis, helping Washburn University's soccer team improve to 3-0 on the season.

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    KORY SUTTON, Shawnee Heights

    Hampered by injuries in the 2020 cross country season, Sutton posted his second individual victories in as many races this fall, winning the boys title in last Saturday's Topeka West Joe Schrag Invitational in a personal-record five-kilometer time of 15:58.84.

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers October 3, 2022

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    LOIS DEETER, Seaman

    A senior, Deeter shot an 85 to win the individual title by seven strokes in last Tuesday's United Kansas Conference girls golf tournament at Dub's Dread Golf Club in Kansas City, Kan. Deeter captured the second individual league title of her career while leading Seaman to its first-ever league girls golf team championship by a 51-stroke margin.

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    TROY HEIMAN, Silver Lake

    Heiman, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound senior, caught a 10-yard touchdown pass and 2-point conversion pass from Tanner Martin in overtime to give 3-2 Silver Lake a 22-21 overtime victory over rival Rossville in the annual War on 24 last Friday night at Silver Lake. Heiman caught nine passes for 112 yards on the night as the Eagles won their Class 2A district opener.

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    TANNER MARTIN, Silver Lake

    A 6-foot, 178-pound junior quarterback, Martin completed 18 of 35 pass attempts for 276 yards and three touchdowns in Silver Lake's 22-21 home overtime win over Rossville last Friday night in the Eagles' Class 2A district opener. Martin threw for a 10-yard TD and a 2-point conversion to Troy Heiman in overtime to give Silver Lake the victory.  

  • A1 Lock & Key Performers Oct. 4, 2021

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

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    TYLAN ALEJOS, Topeka High

    Alejos, a senior running back, ran for 400 yards and eight touchdowns on 27 carries in Topeka High's 70-42 Centennial League victory over Highland Park last Friday at Hummer Sports Park. Alejos scored on runs of 32, 21, 4, 6, 71, 51, 31 and 21 yards as the Trojans improved to 2-3 on the season.

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    CARTER BRIAN, Cair Paravel Latin

    A senior quarterback, Brian completed 14 of 19 passes for 236 yards and six touchdowns as Cair Paravel improved to 5-0 with a 54-8 victory over previously-unbeaten St. Mary's Academy last Friday at Highland Park. Brian completed TD passes of 17, 54, 16, 27, 10 and 8 yards to four different receivers in the win.