Archive for Thursday, March 30, 2006

Sports briefs

All-area, all-state teams announced

March 30, 2006

All-area boys basketball

The Lawrence Journal-World sports staff selected the all-area boys basketball team recently. Selections were based heavily on voting by area coaches and performances throughout the season. All area coaches had an opportunity to vote for first-team, second-team and honorable mention honors.

Ottawa's Addison Miller was named Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1 senior guard averaged 17.3 points per game while scoring in double figures in 21 of Ottawa's 22 contests.

Other's named to the first team were Aaron Hannon, sr., 5-9 guard, Baldwin; Jackson, sr., 5-10 guard, Mill Valley; Rodney Spillman, sr., 6-0 forward, Eudora; and Kyle Wright, sr., 6-4 forward, Wellsville.

Spillman averaged 16.1 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. Hannon averaged 14.1 ppg, 2.7 assists per game and 2.7 steals per game. Johnson averaged 12.5 ppg and 3.0 apg. He drilled 56 three-pointers. Wright averaged 11.9 ppg and leg the Eagles in rebounding.

Spillman, Hannon and Wright were Frontier League all-league selections. Johnson was an All-Kaw Valley League selection.

Second team selections were Kyle DeBerg, Mill Valley; Matt Leecy and Victor Ojeleye, both of Ottawa; Scott McElvain, De Soto; and Jeremy Wright, Baldwin.

Those who received honorable mention were Mark Abel, Eudora; Austin Bloss and Colin Wright, both of Wellsville; Taylor Burnett, De Soto; Jake Carter, Santa Fe Trail; Gabe Gantz, Chris Ketter and Cory McPherson, all of Perry-Lecompton; Cody Heston, Oskaloosa; Trevor Keling and Kevin Stewart, both of McLouth; and Philip Sylvester, Ottawa.

Mill Valley coach Justin Bogart was named coach of the year.

The Eudora News is owned by the World Company, which also owns the Lawrence Journal-World.


All-area girls basketball

The Lawrence Journal-World sports staff selected the all-area girls basketball team recently. Selections were based heavily on voting by area coaches and performances throughout the season. All area coaches had an opportunity to vote for first-team, second-team and honorable mention honors.

Tonganoxie's Ali Pistora was named Player of the Year. The 6-foot junior guard led the Chieftains in scoring with an average of 13.9 points per game.

Other's named to the first team were Carrie Lister, sr., 5-9 forward, Eudora; Megan Ramsey, sr., 5-9 guard, Ottawa; Megan Reed, sr., 5-9 forward, Oskaloosa; and Kelsey Verhaeghe, jr., 5-5 guard, Baldwin.

Lister averaged 12.5 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. Ramsey averaged 14.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg. Reed averaged 14.2 ppg and 6.8 rpg and Verhaeghe averaged 12.8 ppg and scored 50 three-pointers. Lister, Ramsey and Verhaeghe were Frontier League all-league selections. Reed was a Delaware Valley League all-league selection.

Second team selections were Rachel Bogard, Tonganoxie; Megan Blosser, Perry-Lecompton; Jackie Goleman, De Soto; Brooke Pryor, Santa Fe Trail; and Carly Santulauria, Mill Valley.

Those who received honorable mention were Elizabeth Baska, Tonganoxie; Michelle Deluna, Erin Kracl and Nikki Snider, all of Eudora; Kira Gonzalez, De Soto; Ali King and Taylor King, both of Oskaloosa; Katelyn Miles, Baldwin; Amanda Shaver and Rachael Thompson, both of McLouth.

Tonganoxie coach Randy Kraft was named coach of the year.

The Eudora News is owned by the World Company, which also owns the Lawrence Journal-World.

All-area wrestling team named

The Lawrence Journal-World sports staff selected the all-area wrestling team recently. Selections were based heavily on voting by area coaches and performances throughout the season. All area coaches had an opportunity to vote for first-team, second-team and honorable mention honors.

De Soto's Neil Erisman was named Wrestler of the Year. The 171-pound senior closed out his senior year with a state championship and a 46-1 record. He finished his high school career with a 151-5 mark. Erisman signed to wrestle at Oklahoma State University next year.

Other's named to the first team were freshman Alan Callahan, Baldwin, 103 pounds, 43-5; freshman Aaron Patton, Wellsville, 112, 35-3; sophomore Brett Delich, Mill Valley, 119, 23-6; sophomore Kevin Callahan, Baldwin, 125, 44-6; senior Matthew James, Baldwin, 130, 35-18; junior Josh Cauthon, Santa Fe Trail, 135, 39-8; senior Lorenzo Mundy, Santa Fe Trail, 140, 36-4; junior Travis Moyer, Wellsville, 145, 22-14; senior Josiah Mason, Baldwin, 152, 42-10; sophomore Gabe Mason, Baldwin, 160, 45-6; junior Jake Rowland, Oskaloosa, 189, 26-8; sophomore Jake Kober, Santa Fe Trail, 215, 34-5; and senior Levi Bowen, Ottawa, 275, 28-7.

All the wrestlers on the all-area first team qualified for the state tournament. Erisman took first. Alan Callahan was sixth; Patton, third; Delich, third; Kevin Callahan, second; Cauthon, fifth; Mundy, second; Josiah Mason, fourth; Kober, second; and Bowen, second.

Those who received honorable mention on the all-area team were: 103 -- Trevor Barth, Ottawa; Adam Engelken, Oskaloosa; Ryan Weaver, Santa Fe Trail; Tyler Williamson, Mill Valley; 112 -- Nick Rockhold, Baldwin; 119 -- Cody Gray, Wellsville; Damon Lang, Oskaloosa; Michael Thurlow, Baldwin; 125 -- Justin Broadbent, Mill Valley; Ray Ramirez, Wellsville; David Williams, Oskaloosa; 130 -- Jordan Miller, Ottawa; Brad Padilla, Santa Fe Trail; 135 -- Kenny Calhoon, Perry-Lecompton; Michael Whitten, Eudora; 140 -- Miles Cleveland, Eudora; Matt Westin, Mill Valley; 145 -- Sam Wilson, Baldwin; 152 -- Nick Kalinichenko, Perry-Lecompton; 189 -- Tim Durkin, Eudora; Robbie Madden-Martins, Perry-Lecompton; 215 -- Willie Brooks, Perry-Lecompton; Michael Espinosa, Ottawa; Evan Meyers, Eudora; 275 -- Danny Besser, Oskaloosa; Alex Hackathorn, Perry-Lecompton.

Santa Fe Trail coach Regan Erickson was named coach of the year.

The Eudora News is owned by the World Company, which also owns the Lawrence Journal-World.

Girls all-state teams named

Eudora High School senior Carrie Lister earned honorable mention on the All-Class 4A girls basketball team for 2005-2006.

First-team players were Marisah Henderson, sr., KC Sumner; Kari Kincaid, sr., Andover Central; Jordon O'Brien, sr., Labette County; Marissa Scott, sr., Iola 6-2; and Val Siemens, sr., Circle.

Those named to the second team were Justeen Koehler, sr., Goodland; Lissa Mazanec, so., Colby; Kristen Ozbun, sr., Rose Hill; Ali Pistora, jr., Tonganoxie; and Heather Rourk, sr., Iola.

Third-team players were Amanda Dittmer, jr., Spring Hill; Brittany Hines, jr., Buhler; Bekah Mills, jr., Circle; Marissa Poppe, sr., Girard; and Tamara Thomas, sr., Chapman.

Honorable mention went to Lacey Altwegg, sr., Chapman; Elizabeth Baska, so., Tonganoxie; Hannah Blackburn, sr., Kingman; Megan Blosser, sr., Perry-Lecompton; Kelsey Bowden, sr., Louisburg; Abi Dodds, jr., Hayden; Brianna Eldridge, so., Prairie View; Kendra Frazier, so., Labette County; Morgan Gaffney, sr., Hayden; Bailee Gee, so., Andover Central; Jackie Goleman, jr., De Soto; Krista Goltra, sr., Fort Scott; Britta Gustafson, sr., Hugoton; Kayla Holding, jr., Columbus; Gina Hulet, so., Abilene; Monique Johnson, so., KC Sumner; Bridgette Kendricks, jr., Parsons; Linda Ketter, sr., Marysville; Emily Larson, sr., Iola; Carrie Lister, sr., Eudora; Alexa Mallett, sr., Chanute; Aubrey Manes, sr., Pratt; Emily Middleton, sr., Iola; Brandi Moral, sr., Ulysses; Kelsey Nelson, sr., Holton; Rainy Nickel, jr., Augusta; Rhys Pihl, so., Smoky Valley; Brooke Pryor, jr., Santa Fe Trail; Julie Richardson, sr., Haven; Tara Roberts, sr., Mulvane; JaNeil Robinson, jr., Wamego; Lauren Robinson, sr., Scott City; Deandra Schirmer, jr., Holton; Stasi Spare, sr., Larned; Kelsey Stanbrough, so., Bonner Springs; Julie Stephenson, jr., Augusta; Sara Stoecklein, sr., TMP-Marian; Misty Stone, sr., Royal Valley; Corrine Stringer, so., Hayden; Kayla Vecchiarelli, sr., Kingman; Kelsey Verhaeghe, jr., Baldwin; Bailey Waugh, jr., Labette County.

Diamond Club looking for sponsors

Donations and sponsors are needed for the Diamond Club, a group devoted to providing and enhancing the quality of the Eudora High School softball and baseball programs. The group is similar to the high school and middle school football program's 12th Man Club.

For more information or to make a donation, call Eric Epperson at 542-3342.

Open gym available

The Eudora Parks and Recreation offers open gym for all ages from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday from now through April 27 at the Eudora Community Learning Center, 10th and Main streets.

Cost is $1 per person at the door.

For more information, call the recreation office at 542-1725.


Track meet help needed

The Eudora schools track programs are in need of volunteers to help at upcoming track meets at Laws Field.

The Eudora High School Invitational is at 4 p.m. April 13.

The Eudora High School Cardinals Relays is at 4 p.m. April 21.

The Eudora Middle School quadrangular is at 3:30 p.m. April 25 and the Eudora Middle School Invitational is at 3:30 p.m. May 1.

Anyone interested in helping with the meets are asked to call coach Phil Katzenmeier at Eudora Middle School, 542-4960.

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