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  • Topeka Shawnee County 2024 Sports Awards: Most Inspirational Male Nominees

    Editor's note: Over the coming days, TopSports.news will take a look at all of the nominees for the 2024 Topeka Shawnee County High School Sports Awards. All nominees will be recognized at the June 26 awards banquet, which will be held in conjunction with the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame induction at Washburn University's Memorial Union.

    SPRING SPORTS: MOST INSPIRATIONAL MALE NOMINEES

    RykanCarverStatemug 1Rykan Carver

    RYKAN CARVER | Shawnee Heights

    PARENTS: Corey and Tricia Carver

    SPORT: Football/Wrestling/Track and Field | GPA: 4.53

     Carver was a three-sport star for Shawnee Heights in football, wrestling and track and field. Carver was an All-United Kansas Conference offensive tackle in football, the Class 5A 285-pound state champion in wrestling and a state qualifier in track in the shot put. Carver was a three-year starter on offense and a two-year starter on defense in football and was a four-year letterman in wrestling. Academically, Carver ranked No. 1 in a graduating class of 251 while compiling a grade point average of 4.53. Carver was a Kansas Governor's Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society, ranking in the top one percent of GPAs for the entire state of Kansas. Carver will study engineering at Kansas State.

    DougPetersonTSCOmug 2Doug Peterson

    DOUG PETERSON | Hayden

    PARENTS: Charles and Amanda Peterson

    SPORT: Football/Track | GPA: 4.019

    "Doug tore his ACL during football season and as a senior missed a great season as Hayden played in the (Class) 3A state championship game,'' Peterson's nomination form stated. "Doug was the biggest cheerleader on the sideline and constantly gave advice to the player that took his place on offense and defense -- a kid with a never say die attitude. He was very positive throughout his injury and rehab.'' He was cleared to participate in track this spring. He was the recipient ot the Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship Award from Hayden. "Doug was a leader through example and truly loves his school.''

  • Topeka Shawnee County 2024 Sports Awards: Most Inspirational Female Nominees

    Editor's note: Over the coming days, TopSports.news will take a look at all of the nominees for the 2024 Topeka Shawnee County High School Sports Awards. All nominees will be recognized at the June 26 awards banquet, which will be held in conjunction with the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame induction at Washburn University's Memorial Union.

    SPRING SPORTS: MOST INSPIRATIONAL FEMALE NOMINEES

    McCallBeallTSCOmug 2McCall Beall

    McCALL BEALL | Topeka High

    PARENTS: Thomas Beall and Andrea Palmer

    SPORT: Tennis/Softball | GPA: 4.3

    Beall was a team captain for the Topeka High softball team while earning first-team All-Class 6A and All-Centennial League and second-team All-Shawnee County recognition as a senior. A part of back-to-back state championship softball teams as a freshman and sophomore, Beall was also a tennis standout for the Trojans, qualifying for the Class 6A state tournament in as a junior and senior. "As much as she has excelled on the field, she also helped to lead the Topeka High student body as the student body president,'' Beall's nomination form stated. Beall also participated in band and the Topeka High Drumline, Scholars Bowl and numerous academic-based clubs. 

    KendraHurlaTSCOmug 1Kendra Hurla

    KENDRA HURLA | Rossville

    PARENTS: Chris and Angie Hurla

    SPORT: Wrestling | GPA: .4.0

    Hurla won her fourth straight Class 4A-1A state wrestling championship as a senior while helping the Bulldawgs win their first wrestling team championship. ''She had immense pressure this year to win her fourth state title, but you wouldn't have known it looking at her this season,'' Rossville coach Bryce Gfeller said. "She applies the same determination that she shows on the mat in every aspect of life.'' Hurla posted a career wrestling record of 127-3 with more than 100 career pins, including a 38-0 record as a senior. Hurla also competed in volleyball, track, cheer and dance and will cheer at Washburn University. "She throws herself into every sport she competes in.'' 

  • Topeka Shawnee County 2024 Sports Awards: Spring Female Nominees

    Editor's note: Over the coming days, TopSports.news will take a look at all of the nominees for the 2024 Topeka Shawnee County High School Sports Awards. All nominees will be recognized at the June 26 awards banquet, which will be held in conjunction with the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame induction at Washburn University's Memorial Union.

    SPRING SPORTS: OUTSTANDING FEMALE NOMINEES

    RebeccaBearmanTSCOmug 1Rebecca Bearman

    REBECCA BEARMAN | Topeka West

    PARENTS: Alan and Shelly Bearman

    SPORT: Track and field | GPA: NA

    Bearman was a standout in track and field and girls basketball for Topeka West while also excelling in the classroom. Bearman finished fourth in the shot put in Class 5A regional competition as a senior, earning a berth in the state championships at Wichita. Bearman received All-Shawnee County honorable mention in track her senior season, ranking second on the Shawnee County Honor Roll in the shot put. In basketball Bearman received all-county honorable mention and also received honorable mention on the All-United Kansas Conference team. Bearman averaged 10.1 rebounds to finish second in the city and also averaged 7.6 points.

     AvaDelgadoTSCOmug 1Ava Delgado

    AVA DELGADO | Hayden

    PARENTS: Richard and Alisha Delgado

    SPORT: Softball | GPA: 3.125

    Delgado compiled a .400 batting average over her four-year career for the Wildcats with an .800 fielding percentage. "Ava is an exceptional athlete and an outstanding individual as a teammate,'' Hayden softball coach Cody Reynolds said. "I know she will do great things on and off the field as she moves on to her collegiate career at Bethel. I'm lucky to have coached her and will miss her infectious smile. She will be missed on both sides of the ball as well as in the dugout.'' As a senior Delgado received All-Centennial League first-team honors and was a second-team All-Shawnee County pick.

    KatherineKeysTSCOmug 1Katherine Keys

    KATHERINE KEYS | Cair Paravel Latin

    PARENTS: Robert and Bev Keys

    SPORT: Soccer | GPA: 4.83

    Keys turned in an outstanding soccer career for the Lions, including two trips to the Class 4A-1A state semifinals and a state runnerup finish this spring. A two-time All-City first-team pick, Keys also received All-State recognition and was a three-time all-league honoree, earning league player of the year honors this past season. Keys scored 21 goals with 14 assists as a senior and finished her CPLS career with 100 goals and 52 assists. "Katherine was a team captain and as a leader she helped her teammates be better by encouraging them, challenging them and by continually demonstrating for them what hard work looks like,'' Cair Paravel coach Doug Woolery said. Keys, the CPLS Class of 2024 valedictorian, will play college soccer at John Brown University. 

  • Topeka Shawnee County 2024 Sports Awards: Winter Female Nominees

    Editor's note: Over the coming days, TopSports.news will take a look at all of the nominees for the 2024 Topeka Shawnee County High School Sports Awards. All nominees will be recognized at the June 26 awards banquet, which will be held in conjunction with the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame induction at Washburn University's Memorial Union.

    WINTER SPORTS: OUTSTANDING FEMALE NOMINEES

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    ZOE CANFIELD | Washburn Rural

    PARENTS: Jordan and Eileen Canfield

    SPORT: Basketball | GPA: 4.46

    Canfield helped Washburn Rural win Class 6A state championships in both basketball and volleyball during her high school career and the University of Kansas signee capped her prep career with a second-place state finish in the 6A basketball tournament in March. "Zoe has exhibited excellence in every aspect of her career, both in and out of the classroom,'' Rural volleyball and basketball coach Kevin Bordewick said. "On the court, as an All-State two-sport athlete, her leadership, work ethic and toughness, especially in fighting through injuries, were exemplary examples of what excellence really is. Zoe has set a standard for future Washburn Rural athletes and what they should aspire to be.''

    McKennaHaltomTSCOmug 3McKenna Haltom

    McKENNA HALTOM | Shawnee Heights

    PARENTS: Tressa and Jamey Haltom

    SPORT: Wrestling | GPA: 4.27

    Haltom was a three-year letter-winner for Shawnee Heights' wrestling team, advancing to the United Kansas Conference finals two times and earning a Class 6A-5A state medal as a senior while posting a career record of 80-27 with 62 pins. "McKenna is a multi-sport athlete, participating in cross country, wrestling and track,'' Heights wrestling coach Chad Parks said. "She is also a team leader and captain in all three sports. McKenna thrives in the classroom, taking honors courses throughout high school and graduating with a 4.27 GPA. She is the student council president, a member of National Honor Society and the school newspaper editor and chief.'' Haltom will wrestle collegiately at Baker University.

    KendraHurlaTSCOmug 1Kendra Hurla

    KENDRA HURLA | Rossville

    PARENTS: Chris and Angie Hurla

    SPORT: Wrestling | GPA: .4.0

    Hurla joined a very elite group of high school athletes when she won her fourth straight Class 4A-1A state wrestling championship in February while helping the Bulldawgs win their first wrestling team championship. "Kendra is the definition of a leader,'' Rossville coach Bryce Gfeller said. "Throughout the year she was constantly the one setting our practice pace and making sure that everyone was following her lead. She has inspired many of our younger girls to try wrestling for the first time after watching her compete.'' Hurla posted a career wrestling record of 127-3 with more than 100 career pins, including a 38-0 record as a senior. Hurla also competed in volleyball, track, cheer and dance and will cheer at Washburn University. 

     MakinseyMcDanielTSCOmug 2Makenzie McDaniel

    MAKENZIE McDANIEL | Silver Lake

    PARENTS: Lucas and Kelli McDaniel

    SPORT: Basketball | GPA: NA

    McDaniel capped an outstanding high school basketball career with a Class 3A state championship. McDaniel finished her prep career with 1,493 points, 952 rebounds and 155 blocked shots while ranking No. 1 on Silver Lake's all-time career list in two-point field goals made, defensive rebounds and offensive rebounds and ranking No. 2 in career points and career blocks. McDaniel holds the single-season school record in total points, two-point field goals made, points per game, offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds. A four-year starter, the Emporia State signee was named the co-Shawnee County player of the year as a senior after averaging 19.8 points and 10.4 rebounds. McDaniel was also a standout in volleyball, softball and track and field for the Eagles.

  • TopSports to take on task of picking Shawnee County's all-time Top 100 in men's, women's sports

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Shawnee County athletes have starred in a variety of sports at the high school, collegiate, national amateur and professional levels over the years, with county high schools producing Super Bowl and World Series champs, national individual and team champions, Olympians, local and national Hall of Famers and even U.S. Open champs.

    MikeTorrezTHighHOF 1Topeka sports legend Mike Torrez was a world champion with the New York Yankees and won 185 games as a Major League pitcher in an 18-year career. [File photo]

     GaryWoodlandTop100 2Former Shawnee Heights star Gary Woodland won the 2019 U.S. Open and continues to compete on the PGA Tour. [PGA Tour]

    ChrisBarnesTHighHOF 2Topeka High grad Chris Barnes is a PBA Hall of Famer, who also helped the Trojans win a state basketball title. [PBA Tour]

    SheriNorrisTop100 2Topeka West state champion Sheri Norris was an All-American tennis player at Arizona State before playing on the pro tennis tour. [File photo]

    And while some of the county greats are probably household names among local sports fans, there are others who have carved out impressive careers that you may not be as familiar with, including some you've probably never head of.

    This summer TopSports.news will try to change that.

    Beginning in early July and continuing throughout the summer, TopSports.news will post its selections for the Top 100 greatest athletes in Shawnee County.

     NiJareeCanadyTop100 2Former Topeka High star NiJaree Canady has received national pitcher of the year and player of the year as a sophomore pitcher for Stanford. [Stanford Athletics]

    BrooklynDeLeyeTop100 4Former Washburn Rural multi-sport star Brooklyn DeLeye is currently a star for Kentucky's volleyball team. [Kentucky Volleyball]

    Past Top 100 and Top 125 lists, which I had the pleasure of helping select, combined men's and women's athletes, but, quite frankly, that is unfair in 2024, with female athletes very deserving of their own Top 100 list as athletes like NiJaree Canady and Brooklyn DeLeye continue to make their own mark on sports' biggest stages.

  • Topeka Shawnee County 2024 Sports Awards: Fall Female Nominees

    Editor's note: Over the coming days, TopSports.news will take a look at all of the nominees for the 2024 Topeka Shawnee County High School Sports Awards. All nominees will be recognized at the June 26 awards banquet, which will be held in conjunction with the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame induction at Washburn University's Memorial Union.

    FALL SPORTS: OUTSTANDING FEMALE NOMINEES

    AddisonBrooksTSCOmug 2Addison Brooks

    ADDISON BROOKS | Topeka West

    PARENTS: Andy and Barbie Brooks

    SPORT: Volleyball | GPA: NA

    A four-year varsity player for the Chargers, Brooks earned first-team All-Shawnee County and All-United Kansas Conference honors as a senior after earning second-team recognition as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore. Brooks registered 238 kills as a senior with 139 digs and 39 service aces. "Addison showed leadership in the classroom and on the court,'' Topeka West coach Alyx Nash said. "She was a player that wants success for herself but would rather see success for the team and her teammates. When set the ball she could almost always find the open spot for the kill, but gave credit to the passer and setter.'' She will play collegiately at Saint Mary. 

    MadelineFiegerTSCOmugMadeline Fieger

    MADELINE FIEGER | Silver Lake

    PARENTS: Darin and Annette Fieger

    SPORT: Golf | GPA: 4.0

    Fieger was a four-time qualifier for the Class 3A-1A state golf tournament during her high school career and was a member of Silver Lake's state championship team as a senior. Fieger also helped Silver Lake, coached by Kelby Brown, capture three regional team championships. Fieger was a two-time member of the 3A-1A All-State team and helped the Eagles win the state team championship by 22 strokes last fall. Fieger tied for 34th place in the 2023 state tournament with a 36-hole total of 195.

    AmirahGibbsTSCOmug 5Amirah Gibbs

    AMIRAH GIBBS | Topeka High

    PARENTS: Michael and Kandis Gibbs

    SPORT: Volleyball | GPA: 3.9

    Gibbs was the senior leader for a young Topeka High volleyball team coached by Bridget Bargmann in the 2023 season. An outstanding student who compiled a 3.9 cumulative grade point average, Gibbs was honored for her play on the volleyball court with honorable mention on the All-Centennial League team. Gibbs also received honorable mention on TopSports.news' All-Shawnee County team after helping the Trojans post a 10-24 record on the season.

    AveryGrunertTSCOmugAvery Grunert 

    AVERY GRUNERT | Hayden

    PARENTS: Kyle and Heather Grunert

    SPORT: Golf/volleyball | GPA: 3.687

    Grunert was a four-sport athlete for Hayden in golf, volleyball, basketball and track and field and went to state in three of those sports. "Avery had an outstanding career, capped off by leading Hayden to the (Class) 4A state championship as a senior,'' Hayden golf coach Jayson Duncan said. "Avery always seemed to play her best golf when it mattered, becoming a two-time state medalist with her exceptional play at the state tournament.'' Grunert helped Hayden's basketball team qualify for state as a junior and senior, including a third-place finish this past season, and also competed at state during her high school track and field career. Grunert has signed a golf letter of intent with Newman.

  • Seaman's Becker, Silver Lake's Zordel, Hi Park's Robinson named Rising Stars of the Year for 2024

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Seaman's Anna Becker, Silver Lake's Taylor Zordel and Highland Park's Ja'Corey Robinson, who recently completed their junior years of high school, were selected Thursday night at The Foundry as the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency girls and boys 2024 Rising Stars of the year.

    Rising Stars of the Year Taylor Zordel, Ja'Corey Robinson and Anna Becker pose with Dan Key of the Farmers Insurance Agency after being honored Wednesday night. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]Rising Stars of the Year Taylor Zordel, Ja'Corey Robinson and Anna Becker pose with Dan Key of the Farmers Insurance Agency after being honored Wednesday night. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

    Becker and Zordel shared the girls honor and boys winner Robinson were picked from five girls and boys finalists chosen from weekly Rising Stars who were selected through the 2023-2024 school year.

    ZordelBecker 2Silver Lake's Taylor Zordel and Seaman's Anna Becker were named the co-girls Rising Stars of the Year Wednesday night. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

    Becker was a basketball and soccer standout for Seaman, helping lead the Vikings to the Class 5A state basketball championship and the 5A state quarterfinals in soccer while Zordel helped lead Silver Lake to the 3A-1A golf title and was a member of the Eagles' 3A state championship basketball team and state runnerup softball team. 

    JaCoreyRobinsonRisingStarJa'Corey Robinson of Highland Park was named the 2024 boys Rising Star of the Year Wednesday night. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

    Robinson helped lead Highland Park to a second straight third-place finish in the 5A state basketball tournament and also helped the Scots' football team advance to the second round of the 5A football playoffs.

  • Twenty Shawnee County players receive All-State recognition from Kansas Softball Coaches Association

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Twenty Shawnee County softball standouts have received 2024 All-State recognition from the Kansas Softball Coaches Association, led by seven first-team picks.

    Washburn Rural junior Avery Rupp and Topeka High senior McCall Beall received first-team honors in Class 6A while Silver Lake senior Kaibryn Kruger and juniors Kendra Cook and Taylor Zordel and Rossville seniors Hailey Horton and Kinsey Perine were first-team picks in 3A.

    AveryRuppSTATE 1Washburn Rural junior Avery Rupp earned first-team All-Class 6A honors from the Kansas Softball Coaches Association. [File photo/TSN]

    McCallBeallSoftballTopeka High senior McCall Beall was named to the All-Class 6A softball first team by the KSCA. [Submitted photo]

    TaylorZordelSTATE 1Silver Lake junior Taylor Zordel (right) has been named to the All-Class 3A first team after helping lead the Eagles to a runnerup state finsh. [File photo/TSN]

    KaibrynKrugerSOFTBALL 2SilverLake senior Kaibryn Kruger earned All-Class 3A first-team honors from the Kansas Softball Coaches Association. [File photo/TSN]

    KendraCook3Astate 1Silver Lake junior Kendra Cook is a first-team All-Class 3A All-State pick. [File photo/TSN]

    KinseyPerineSOFTBALL 2Rossville senior Kinsey Perine earned first-team All-Class 3A honors from the Kansas Softball Coaches Association. [File photo/TSN]

    HaileyHortonSOFTBALL 1Rossville senior Hailey Horton is a first-team Kansas Softball Coaches Association All-Class 3A selection. [File photo/TSN]

    Washburn Rural's Makayla Ekis, Reagan Chapman and Olivia Koch and Topeka High's Jo'Mhara Benning were named to the All-6A second team while Seaman's Kaelyn O'Rourke, Reagan McConnell, Jersey Jellison and Kinsley Smith and Shawnee Heights' Taylor Brees were named to the All-5A second team and Silver Lake's Kailyn Hanni and Rossville's Brooke Springer were All-3A second-team picks.

    Silver Lake's Kira Lowery and Rossville's Emma Mitchell received All-3A honorable mention.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • State tournament teams Silver Lake, Washburn Rural, Seaman top 2024 All-Shawnee County softball

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    State tournament qualifiers Silver Lake, Washburn Rural and Seaman combined to earn 11 of 16 spots on the 2024 TopSports.news All-Shawnee County softball first team.

    TaylorZordelSTATE 1Silver Lake junior Taylor Zordel (right) has been named the 2024 Shawnee County softball player of the year after helping lead the Eagles to a second-place finish in Class 3A. [File photo/TSN]

    Class 3A runnerup Silver Lake led the way with five first-teamers, including Shawnee County player of the year Taylor Zordel, while Washburn Rural, third in 6A, and 5A state qualifier Seaman both had three first-team selections.

    OliviaKochSOFTBALL 1Freshman Olivia Koch has been named the Shawnee County newcomer of the year after helping Washburn Rural post a third-place finish in Class 6A softball. [File photo/TSN]

    Rural freshman Olivia Koch was named the county newcomer of the year while first-year Junior Blues coach Joy Marie Galliart and Silver Lake coach Nick Hamilton share the county coach of the year award.

    NickHamilton3AStateSilver Lake's Nick Hamilton has been named the Shawnee County co-coach of the year after his Eagles finished second in Class 3A. [File photo/TSN]

    JoyMarieGalliart6AState 1Joy Marie Galliart has been named the Shawnee County co-coach of the year after leading Washburn Rural to a third-place Class 6A softball finish in her first year at the school. [File photo/TSN]

    Silver Lake posted a 24-3 record, with two of its three losses coming against state champions and the third coming against a 6A state qualifier, while Washburn Rural posted a 20-8 record on the season, with its lone loss at state coming against 6A champ Olathe Northwest.

    KaibrynKrugerSOFTBALL 2SilverLake senior Kaibryn Kruger is one of five Eagles on the All-Shawnee County softball first team. [File photo/TSN]

    KendraCook3Astate 1Silver Lake junior Kendra Cook is a first-team repeater on the All-Shawnee County softball team. [File photo/TSN]

    KiraLowreyRegional 2Silver Lake junior Kira Lowrey earned a first-team spot on the All-Shawnee County softball team after helping the Eagles finish second in Class 3A. [File photo/TSN]

    Zordel, a junior who was part of Silver Lake state championship teams in golf and basketball in 2023-2024, is joined on the All-Shawnee County first team by Eagle senior Kaibryn Kruger, juniors Kendra Cook and Kira Lowrey and sophomore Kailyn Hanni.

    MakaylaEkis6Astate 2Makayla Ekis earned a spot on the All-Shawnee County softball team after helping lead Washburn Rural to a third-place finish in Class 6A. [File photo/TSN]

    AveryRuppSTATE 1Junior Avery Rupp is one of three Washburn Rural players to earn a first-team berth on the All-Shawnee County softball team. [File photo/TSN]

    ReaganChapmanSTATE 1Washburn Rural sophomore Reagan Chapman is a first-team repeater on the All-Shawnee County softball team. [File photo/TSN]

    Washburn Rural is represented on the all-county first team by senior Makayla Ekis, junior Avery Rupp and sophomore Reagan Chapman while Seaman put seniors Jersey Jellison and Rosalie Schneider and junior Kaelyn O'Rourke on the first team after the Vikings posted a 22-7 record, including a 3-2 nine-inning loss in the opening round of the 5A state tournament.

    JerseyJellisonSeamanSoftball 1Senior Jersey Jellison earned first-team All-Shawnee County honors after helping lead Seaman to a Class 5A state tournament berth. [File photo/TSN]

    RosalieSchneiderSTATE 1Seaman senior Rosalie Schneider is one of three Vikings named to the All-Shawnee County softball first team. [File photo/TSN]

    KaelynORourkeSTATESeaman junior Kaelyn O'Rourke is a first-team repeat pick on the All-Shawnee County softball team. [File photo/TSN]

    Rossville also put three players on the first team -- seniors Kinsey Perine and Hailey Horton and sophomore Brooke Springer.

    KinseyPerineSOFTBALL 2Rossville senior Kinsey Perine is a first-team repeat pick on the All-Shawnee County softball team. [File photo/TSN]

    HaileyHortonSOFTBALL 1Rossville senior Hailey Horton is a first-team All-Shawnee County selection. [File photo/TSN]

    Rounding out the first-team are Topeka High junior Jo'Mhara Benning and Shawnee Heights junior Taylor Brees.

    JoMharaBenningSOFTBALL 2Junior Jo'Mhara Benning represents Topeka High on the 2024 All-Shawnee County softball team. [File photo/TSN]

    Benning was a first-team All-Centennial League pick this spring while Brees was a first-team All-United Kansas Conference selection.

    Chapman, Cook, O'Rourke, Perine and Zordel are all first-team all-county repeat picks.

    2024 ALL-SHAWNEE COUNTY SOFTBALL

  • Hayden state champ Grace, Topeka High's Plankinton, Heights' Pomeroy top All-Shawnee County baseball

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Hayden junior Cooper Grace and Topeka High senior Nate Plankinton, who were named the co-players of the year, and Shawnee Heights junior three-time first-team pick Deacon Pomeroy, headline the TopSports.news 2024 All-Shawnee County baseball team.

    Grace helped lead Hayden to the Class 3A state championship while Plankinton helped lead Topeka High to a second straight 6A state tournament berth. 

    CooperGraceBASEBALL 2Junior Cooper Grace has been named the Shawnee County co-player of the year after helping lead Hayden to the Class 3A state title. [File photo/TSN]

    NatePlankintonState 2Topeka High senior Nate Plankinton has been named the Shawnee County co-player of the year after helping the Trojans earn back-to-back Class 6A state tournament berths. [File photo/TSN]

    RyanSchmidtBASEBALL 1Shawnee Heights standout junior catcher and pitcher Deacon Pomeroy (left) earned All-Shawnee County first-team recognition for the third straight season. [File photo/TSN]

    Grace and Plankinton were earlier named the co-players of the year in the Centennial League and both earned All-State first-team recognition from the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches while Pomeroy was named the UKC and KABC 5A player of the year.

    MasonBeckerHaydenbaseball 2Hayden freshman Mason Becker has been named the Shawnee County newcomer of the year after helping lead the Wildcats to the Class 3A state title. [File photo/TSN]

    BradyHeinenBASEBALL 2Shawnee County baseball coach of the year Bill Arnold (left) congratulates county first-team pick Brady Heinen earlier this season. [File photo/TSN]

    Hayden's Bill Arnold was named the county coach of the year after leading the seventh-seeded Wildcats the 3A state championship with an 18-12 record, while Hayden freshman Mason Becker was named the newcomer of the year.

    Arnold has coached Hayden to three state baseball titles while also leading the Wildcats to a state football championship.

    IsaiahKincadeBASEBALL 2Topeka High senior Isaiah Kincade (21) has been named to the All-Shawnee County first team for the second straight season. [File photo/TSN]

    KyleWalkerBASEBALLSeaman 3Washburn Rural senior Kyle Walker is a repeat first-team pick on the All-Shawnee County baseball team. [File photo/TSN]

    DysenSchoolerSLbaseball 3Silver Lake junior Dysen Schooler earned a berth on the All-Shawnee County first team for the second straight season. [File photo/TSN]

    In addition to three-time pick Pomeroy, Grace and Plankinton are both All-Shawnee County repeat first-team picks along with Topeka High senior Isaiah Kincade, Washburn Rural senior Kyle Walker and Silver Lake junior Dysen Schooler.

    EvanLenherrHaydenbaseball 1Senior Evan Lenherr (11) helped Hayden win the Class 3A state title this spring, with Lenherr earning all-county recognition. [File photo/TSN]

    MattGenrichBASEBALL 2First-team All-Shawnee County pick Matt Genrich helped lead Topeka High to back-to-back Class 6A state tournament berths. [File photo/TSN]

    Grace and Becker are joined on the all-county first team by junior Brady Heinen and senior Evan Lenherr, while Topeka High senior Matt Genrich joins Kincade and Plankinton on the first team.

    ColinRedekerBASEBALLSeaman 1Washburn Rural senior Colin Redeker is a member of the All-Shawnee County baseball first team. [File photo/TSN]

    TannerMartinSLbaseball 2Silver Lake senior Tanner Martin earned a first-team berth on the All-Shawnee County baseball team. [File photo/TSN]

    Shawnee Heights senior Jordan Armbruster was a first-team selection along with teammate Pomeroy while Washburn Rural is represented on the first team by Walker and senior Colin Redeker and senior Tanner Martin joined teammate Schooler on the first team.

    DavidDobbsBASEBALL 3Senior junior David Dobbs (10) earned a spot on the All-Shawnee County first team for Seaman. [File photo/TSN]

    Seaman put junior David Dobbs and senior Zach Wilson on the all-county team while Rossville is represented by senior Camden Horak.

    2024 ALL-SHAWNEE COUNTY BASEBALL

  • Four-time picks Alonzo, Badsky headline 2024 All-Shawnee County boys golf first team

    Rick Peterson

    All ShawneeCountygolf2024The 2024 All-Shawnee County boys golf team, from left -- Myles Alonzo, Topeka West; Tagen Rodriguez, Hayden; James Kuta, Hayden; Rich Helmbold, Cair Paravel/Topeka High; Jack Donovan, Rossville; Cam Zimlich, Washburn Rural; Tadd Armstrong, Washburn Rural. Not pictured: Bryce Badsky, Silver Lake; Ayden Valdivia, Shawnee Heights; Zach Weir, Seaman. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Four-time first-team selections Myles Alonzo of Topeka West and Bryce Badsky of Silver Lake headline the 2024 All-Shawnee County boys golf team. 

    Alonzo, who swept city, United Kansas Conference and Class 5A regional titles, capped his high school career with his third individual medal in the 5A state tournament while Mid-East League champ Badsky earned his fourth straight medal in the 3A state meet.

    BryceBadskyRegionals 1Bryce Badsky, Silver Lake

    Washburn Rural, which won its 14th straight city team championship, is represented on the All-Shawnee County team by senior Cam Zimlich and junior Tadd Armstrong while Hayden put juniors James Kuta and Tagen Rodriguez on the first team after finishing fourth in the 3A state tournament.

     

    Also named to the all-county first team were Cair Paravel Latin/Topeka High senior Rich Helmbold, whch led CPLS to a third-place team finish in 2A, Rossville sophomore 3A state medalist Jack Donovan, Shawnee Heights 5A sophomore state qualifier Ayden Valdivia and Seaman senior 5A state participant Zach Weir. 

    All-Shawnee County capsules:

  • State champions headline 2024 All-Shawnee County boys track and field team

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Eleven athletes who had a hand in 10 state titles, including three multiple-event state champs, headline the 2024 All-Shawnee County boys track and field team.

    Hayden senior Finn Dunshee and junior Jensen Schrickel took home three Class 3A gold medals apiece, posting two individual wins to go with a relay victory, while also running on a runnerup relay.

    FinnDunsheeSTATTRACKSATJesse 1Finn Dunshee, Hayden

    JensenSchrickelSTATE 6Jensen Schrickel, Hayden

    Dunshee won the 100-meter dash in 10.60 seconds and the 200 in 21.99 while Schrickel took the 3A gold in the long jump at 23 feet, 1 inch and won the 400 dash in 48.73 while Dunshee and Schrickel teamed with juniors Liam Stegman and John Strickland to win the 4x400 relay in 3:26.01 and with Stegman and sophomore Jackson McGivern to finish second in the 4x100 relay (42.52).  

    AaronMerrittSTATESTRACKJesse 1Aaron Merritt, Seaman

    Seaman senior Aaron Merritt was a double individual gold medalist in 5A and also helped the Vikings post a second-place relay finish.

    Merritt won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.48 seconds and the 100 dash in 10.32 seconds and teamed with juniors Peyton Holmes and Bryce Cochran and senior Jacob Anderson to finish second in the 5A 4x100 relay (42.50 seconds).

    JacksonEsquibelSTATE3200 3Jackson Esquibel, Shawnee Heights

    Shawnee Heights senior Jackson Esquibel won the 5A state title in the 3,200 meters for the second straight season, with Esquibel also recording a second-place finish in the 1,600 as both a junior and senior.

    Esquibel won Friday's 5A 3,200 in 9:21.31 and was second in the 1,600 in 4:19.11.

    JoshSulzen WatsonSTATETRACKJAV 2Josh Sulzen-Watson, Washburn Rural

    Washburn Rural senior Josh Sulzen-Watson won the 6A state championship in the javelin with a throw of 188-7 after finishing third in the discus at 162-3 while the Junior Blues' foursome of senior Shane Jueneman, sophomores Liam Morrison and Draden Chooncharoen and junior Isaiah Terry sat through a weather delay before winning the title in the 4x400 relay in 3:19.56 in the final event of the 2024 state meet. 

    Esquibel is joined on the all-county team by senior teammate Alex Dawkins, third in the 5A discus (164-9), and by T-Bird junior Payton Berry-Briggs, third in the 200 (22.27).

    BlakeRedmondSTATE 1Blake Redmond, Silver Lake

    Silver Lake senior Blake Redmond placed third in the 3A long jump (22-3.75) while Eagles junior Evan Scheid was a four-event state medalist in the 100, 200, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay. Redmond also ran on the 4x100 relay.

    Also earning berths on the All-Shawnee County boys first team were Seaman sophomore distance standout Brody Anderson and sophomore sprinter Malachi Murph, a two-time all-county pick.

    All-Shawnee County picks were based on meeting minimum performance standards as well as coaches' recommendations and postseason performances.

    ALL-SHAWNEE COUNTY 2024 BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

  • Class 5A multiple state champ Ryin Miller heads 2024 All-Shawnee County girls track and field

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Seaman sophomore Ryin Miller, who has already established herself as one of Kansas' all-time distance greats, headlines the 2024 All-Shawnee County girls track and field team after posting a pair of Class 5A state titles and finishing second in two other events last weekend at Wichita.

    RyinMillerSTATETRACKSATJesse 1Ryin MIller, Seaman

    Miller won Saturday's 1,600 meters in a 5A state meet-record time of 4 minutes, 51.58 seconds and the 800 in 2:10.80 after finishing second in Friday's 3,200 in 10:34.38.

    Miller also teamed with juniors Taylie Heston, Jaida Stallbaumer and Ally Steiner to help Seaman post a runnerup finish in the 4x400 relay (4:02.39), with Miller running a school-record anchor leg of 56.181 seconds.

    Miller was Shawnee County's only individual state champion, but Silver Lake added a 3A state championship in the 4x400 relay, with junior Ella Bolan, senior Kaibryn Kruger, freshman Ali Gerber and senior Ava Rottinghaus winning in a time of 4:06.64.

    AhsieryhuajhRaytonSTATETRACKSAT 2Ahsieyrhuajh Rayton, Topeka HIgh

    Topeka High freshman Ahsieyrhuajh Rayton made an immediate impact in her first state meet, finishing second in the 6A triple jump with a best of 38 feet, 5.25 inches after a fourth-place showing in the long jump at 17-5.75.

    Seaman also got a third-place finish from senior Maggie Lesmeister in the 5A javelin (128-1).

    PaytonFinkSTATEPayton Fink, Washburn Rural

    RyleeIsmertSTATERylee Ismert, Washburn Rural

    Washburn Rural junior distance standout Payton Fink was a three-time 6A state medalist, placing fifth in the 3,200 (11:14.85), seventh in the 1,600 (5:17.66) and teaming with sophomore Emily Graf and juniors Brooklyn Nolte and Rylee Ismert to finish sixth in the 4x800 relay (9:47.16).

    Ismert also finished sixth in the 1,600 (5:17.31) while Graf placed seventh in the 3,200 (11:20.57) and the Junior Blues also got a fifth-place finish from senior Raegan Petersen in the discus (123-9).

    KeimaraMarshallSTATEKeimara Marshall, Topeka High

    Also earning berths on the All-Shawnee County girls first team were Hayden senior two-event medalist Natalie Hillebert, Topeka High sophomore 100 dash medalist Keimara Marshall, Hayden senior pole-vaulter Liz Moore and Silver Lake senior shot putter Makenzie McDaniel.

    All-Shawnee County selections were picked on the basis of meeting minimum standards established by local coaches as well as coaches' recommendations and performances in postseason competition.

    ALL-SHAWNEE COUNTY 2024 GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

  • TSN final 2024 Shawnee County high school boys track & field honor roll

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    BOYS

    AaronMerrittSTATETRACKSATJesse 2Aaron Merritt, Seaman

    100 METERS

    Aaron Merritt, Seaman                          10.32

    Finn Dunshee, Hayden                          10.60

    Payton Berry-Briggs, Shawnee Heights 10.80

    Peyton Holmes, Seaman                       10.92

    Evan Scheid, Silver Lake                         11.00

    FinnDunsheeSTATTRACKSATJesse 1Finn Dunshee, Hayden

    200 METERS

    Finn Dunshee, Hayden                           21.43

    Payton Berry-Briggs, Shawnee Heights 21.79

    Aaron Merritt, Seaman                          22.08

    Malachi Murph, Topeka High                22.40

    Evan Scheid, Silver Lake                         22.14

    JensenSchrickelTRACK 3Jensen Schrickel, Hayden

    400 METERS

    Jensen Schrickel, Hayden                       48.73

    Isaiah Terry, Washburn Rural                  48.98

    Payton Berry-Briggs, Shawnee Heights  49.95

    Evan Scheid, Silver Lake                          51.16

    Liam Stegman, Hayden                           51.21

    800 METERS

    Jackson Esquibel, Shawnee Heights        1:56.43

    Brody Anderson, Seaman                        1:57.78

    Eli Ferguson, Silver Lake                          1:58.12

    Brooks Kehoe, Washburn Rural               2:00.15

    Mark Wilkie, Topeka West                       2:04.15

    JacksonEsquibelCityTrack 1Jackson Esquibel, Shawnee Heights, and Brody Anderson, Seaman

    1,600 METERS

    Jackson Esquibel, Shawnee Heights     4:18.27

    Brody Anderson, Seaman                     4:27.60

    Brooks Kehoe, Washburn Rural            4:27.70

    Eli Ferguson, Silver Lake                       4:33.55

    Adrian Lehman, Topeka West               4:34.21

  • State girls track: Seaman's Miller turns in dominating Class 5A wins in 1,600, 800 meters

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    WICHITA -- Seaman sophomore star Ryan Miller's weekend didn't get off to the start she wanted on Friday morning, with Miller losing contact with Salina Central junior Katelyn Rupe midway through the Class 5A 3,200 meters as Rupe went on to notch her third straight win in the event by more than 16 seconds.

    RyinMillerSTATETRACKSATJesse 2Seaman sophomore Ryin Miller jumped out to early leads Saturday on the way to Class 5A titles in the 1,600 and 800 meters at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium. [Photo by Jesse Bruner/Special to TSN]

    But Miller bounced back on Saturday while flashing the form that has established her as one of the state's all-time bests, posting dominating victories in both the 1,600 and 800 before helping the Vikings to a runnerup finish in the 4x400 meter relay. 

    "The 32 I went out and I tried to reserve some, and it didn't work,'' Miller said. "She beat me pretty good those last three laps so today I was like, 'I'm just goint to get out, run my race.'

    "I normally get out fast and I was just going to try not to let anybody get in my head.''

    And Miller said Friday's loss in the 3,200 served as a big source of motivation on Saturday.

    RyinMillerSTATETRACKSATJesse 1Seaman sophomore Ryin Miller earned four Class 5A state medals (two firsts, two seconds) as the Vikings tied for fourth as a team. [Photo by Jesse Bruner/Special to TSN]

    "It was frustrating; I'm not sure what happened,'' Miller said of the 3,200. "It was just so early, I'm not used to running that early, but I just felt awful and I was like, 'This is the state meet. I may get hurt next year because of soccer,' and I was, 'If I'm going to do it, it has to be now,' so it was definitely motivation for sure.'' 

    Miller started off her busy Saturday by jumping out to an early lead in the 1,600 and never looked back, winning her first state title in a 5A meet-record time of 4 minutes, 51.58 seconds.

    She came back later in the day to take control of the 800 from the outset en route to the championship in 2:10.80 in windy conditions.

    "I was looking at my weather app this morning and I was like, 'Oh my God, 85 and windy,' '' Miller said. "You could feel it on the frontstretch, but the big crowd definitely helped push me through it.''

  • State boys track: Merritt, Sulzen-Watson, Dunshee, Schrickel lead banner weekend for local contingent

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    WICHITA -- Not even a nailbiting loss in the Class 5A 4x100-meter relay could put a damper on the best weekend of Seaman senior star Aaron Merritt's track career.

    AaronMerrittSTATESTRACKJesse 1Seaman senior Aaron Merritt (middle) won Class 5A titles in the 110-meter hurdles and the 100 dash Saturday in Wichita. [Photo by Jesse Bruner/Special to TSN]

    AaronMerrittSTATETRACKSATJesse 2Seaman senior Aaron Merritt (middle) wins the 100-meter dash in Saturday's Class 5A state meet at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

    Seaman got nipped by United Kansas Conference rival De Soto in the 4x100 (42.39 seconds to 42.50), but Merritt was still all smiles after his 28-point day.

    "We ran an awesome race,'' Merritt said of the 4x100 relay. "It was a (personal record) for us even. We were in it fourth and got second, so nothing to complain about there.''

    And the silver in the relay was Merritt's only non-gold on the day, with the future Kansas Jayhawk winning state championsips in the 110-meter hurdles and 100 dash.

    Merritt had finished second in the 110s to Piper senior Jayden Henry in the UKC and regional meets, but turned the tables Saturday morning, winning in a time of 14.48 seconds while Henry finished third behind Merritt and Kapaun Mt. Carmel junior Dawson Grabendike.

    "I knew winning today was just whoever was feeling the best today,'' Merritt said. "We're back and forth all season, had no clue who was going to win, and I was just best today so that's what happened.''

    After running the prelims in the 100 earlier, Merritt ran a blistering 10.32 in the final to post his second win of the day.

    "The 110s, I feel like is my primary, so I was completely focused on that and as soon as I got done I was completely focused on the 100,'' Merritt said. "The prelims of the 100 warmed me up and I felt good after winning the gold for the 100.''

    Merritt's 10.32 easily eclipsed the 5A meet record of 10.50 set by Independence's Danny Williams in 1981, but Merritt's time won't be recognized as a record because Saturday's wind was above the allowable limit.

    "I was hoping for like a 10.4 and to get the meet record, that would be really cool, but 10.3 blows my mind,'' Merritt said. "It's crazy.''

  • Frontenac tops Silver Lake 3-0 in Class 3A softball championship game

    Todd Fertig

    By Todd Fertig

    TopSports.news

    Silver Lake stormed through the first two rounds of the Class 3A state softball tournament, but the Eagles ran into powerhouse Frontenac in the championship game Friday.

    SilverLakehandshakelineA dejected Silver Lake softball team lines up to congratulate Frontenac after the Raiders' 3-0 win in the Class 3A championship game. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    NickHamilton3AStateSilver Lake softball coach Nick Hamilton talks to Eagles pitcher Kendra Cook during Friday's 3-0 loss to Frontenac in the Class 3A title game. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    The bats that produced 22 runs in the first two games went silent in the finale as the Eagles fell to Frontenac 3-0, silenced by the Raiders’ defense behind star pitcher Avery Johnson.

    In their semifinal game, the Eagles blasted top-seeded Holcomb 12-2.

    Silver Lake capitalized on three Longhorn errors to plate three runs in the second inning. Senior Makenzie McDaniel blasted her second home run of the tournament in the fifth inning. The Eagles continued to add on. They scored in every inning of the game except the first.

    KendraCook3Astate 1Silver Lake junior pitcher Kendra Cook turned in a dominating performance in the Eagles' 12-2 semifinal win. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    Pitcher Kendra Cook cruised through the first six innings against Holcomb, striking out seven and surrendering just one run.

    But in the championship game, Silver Lake managed just six singles and no walks against Johnson, who benefitted from brilliant defensive plays behind her.

    “They made the plays,” said Silver Lake coach Nick Hamilton. “Their shortstop (senior Annie Lee) made a lot of good plays. We just had trouble finding the gaps. We got a little antsy there trying to make some plays. That’s just part of the game. But I won’t ever fault anyone for trying hard.”

    Frontenac claimed its fourth state title, finishing the season 28-2, losing only to rival Columbus and a team from Bentonville, Ark.

    “They play in a good league down there and they play in a good regionals,” Hamilton said of Frontenac. “That’s what happens. When you play the best, you’re going to get better. They definitely brought it today.”

  • Silver Lake blasts way to Class 3A softball semifinals with 10-0 win over Cheney

    Todd Fertig

    By Todd Fertig

    TopSports.news

    Silver Lake slugged its way into the second day of the 3A state softball tournament, ripping three home runs in a 10-0 opening-round win over Cheney at Lake Shawnee Thursday.

    TaylorZordelSTATE 1Silver Lake junior Taylor Zordel (6) is congratulated by her teammates at home plate after hitting a grand slam in the Eagles' 10-0 first-round state tournament win over Cheney. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    KendraCookSTATEJunior pitcher Kendra Cook allowed just two hits in four innings, picking up the win in Silver Lake's 10-0 state tournament win over Cheney. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    The Eagles, seeded fourth in the eight-team bracket, defeated the fifth-seeded Cardinals in a five-inning blowout, giving themselves a little extra rest before the second round. The Eagles will face undefeated top-seed Holcomb at 11 a.m. Friday.

    Silver Lake jumped on the Cardinals in the first inning on a two-run homer from junior Kira Lowrey.

    Two more runs in the second frame gave Eagles junior pitcher Kendra Cook a comfortable cushion. Cook rolled through the Cardinal lineup, surrendering just two singles and a hit batter.

    “She’s got a great defense behind her,” Silver Lake coach Nick Hamilton said of Cook. “I think that helps. When you’ve got confidence in your teammates, it’s easy to go up there and throw what you want to throw.”

    The Eagles blew the game open in the bottom of the fourth inning with junior Taylor Zordel launching a based-loaded home run, putting the game away.

    “We were all hitting the ball well and I think our defense was really solid. It was my turn to hit the ball hard somewhere,” Zordel said. “I think (this win) gave us a lot of confidence. We know we’re better than that team and we just proved that we’re here ready to make a good run.”

    Following Zordel in the batting order, senior Makenzie McDaniel put a punctuation mark on the win with a blast that cleared the left-field fence by a significant distance.

  • State softball preview: Eagles looking for strong 3A state run after surviving tough regional test

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    After getting through the toughest softball regional in Class 3A to earn a state berth, Silver Lake wants to capitalize on that opportunity in Thursday and Friday's state tournament at the Envista Softball Complex at Lake Shawnee.

    SilverLakeRegionaljube 2Silver Lake softball celebrates its Class 3A regional championship after scoring the winning run in its 1-0 win over Santa Fe Trail. [File photo/TSN]

    The Eagles punched their ticket to state with a dramatic 1-0 win over Santa Fe Trail in the final of the Hayden regional, with Silver Lake pushing across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a squeeze bunt from senior McKinley Kruger after a triple from junior Kira Lowrey.

    Of course, Silver Lake coach Nick Hamilton and his Eagles know there's still tough tests ahead in a 3A field that includes all eight teams with at least 16 victories and six with between 20 and 25 wins.

    But Hamilton thinks his Eagles, the No. 4 seed at 22-2, will be ready for the challenge, beginning with Thursday's 1 p.m. first-round game against No. 5 Cheney (19-2).

    "All I want is girls that want to compete,'' Hamilton said. "I'm not worried about hanging a banner and I don't think they're worried about it right now. They just want to go prove how good they can be.''

    Kruger agreed.

    "Being in this regional is going to prepare us for the state tournament, but we're not going to let our guard down because we've had our fair share of long runs in postseason and we don't like to see it end early and we want to win a state championship,'' said Kruger, who helped lead the Eagles to the 3A state basketball championship in March.

  • TSN Pre-State Shawnee County high school boys track & field honor roll

    Rick Peterson

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    NOTE: Top.Sports.news will compile a weekly track and field honor roll for Shawnee County high schools throughout the 2024 season. Coaches are asked to email updated times and marks or any corrections to Rick Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Coaches should designate whether times were fully automatic (FAT) or hand-timed. FAT times are considered .024 of a second faster than hand times. TopSports.news will rank the Top 5 in each event.

    BOYS

    AaronMerrittCityTrack 1Aaron Merritt, Seaman

    100 METERS

    Aaron Merritt, Seaman                          10.48

    Finn Dunshee, Hayden                          10.69

    Payton Berry-Briggs, Shawnee Heights 10.80

    Peyton Holmes, Seaman                       10.92

    Evan Scheid, Silver Lake                         11.00

    FinnDunsheeCityTrack 4Finn Dunshee, Hayden

    200 METERS

    Finn Dunshee, Hayden                           21.64

    Payton Berry-Briggs, Shawnee Heights 21.79

    Aaron Merritt, Seaman                          22.08

    Malachi Murph, Topeka High                22.40

    Evan Scheid, Silver Lake                         22.41

    JensenSchrickelTRACK 3Jensen Schrickel, Hayden

    400 METERS

    Isaiah Terry, Washburn Rural                  48.98

    Jensen Schrickel, Hayden                       49.17

    Payton Berry-Briggs, Shawnee Heights  49.95

    Evan Scheid, Silver Lake                          51.16

    Shane Jueneman, Washburn Rural         51.26

    800 METERS

    Jackson Esquibel, Shawnee Heights        1:56.43

    Brody Anderson, Seaman                        1:57.78

    Eli Ferguson, Silver Lake                          1:58.12

    Brooks Kehoe, Washburn Rural               2:00.15

    Mark Wilkie, Topeka West                       2:04.15

    JacksonEsquibelCityTrack 1Jackson Esquibel, Shawnee Heights, and Brody Anderson, Seaman

    1,600 METERS

    Jackson Esquibel, Shawnee Heights     4:18.27

    Brody Anderson, Seaman                     4:27.60

    Brooks Kehoe, Washburn Rural            4:27.70

    Eli Ferguson, Silver Lake                       4:33.55

    Adrian Lehman, Topeka West               4:34.21

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