For a frequently interrupted Spring, it sure ended up being a consistent memory maker for local athletes.
It’s the subject for tonight’s “On the Mark”. For a long while around here ---no team could play any sport.
Our area high school teams must have felt like misfiring cylinders.
Who would have guessed that our Spring Sports Honor Roll for Northeast Kansas would turn out so well. Let’s hear it for Seaman baseball and its 41 game winning streak. Second place may have been one victory short, but the Vikings accomplished a body of work that will be talked about fora long time.
Same goes for softball champs Wabaunsee, as well as runner-up teams Manhattan, and Silver Lake.
Shawnee Heights took second in soccer.
And how about the track stars? Burlington’s Katie Guh-vail grabs four gold medals, sets three meet records and wins the prize for best smile. That’s 12 gold medals for her career.
Iain Trimble wowed the crowd along with his Shawnee Heights teammates in their state championship efforts.
Other pleasers included Topeka High’s four by one hundred relay team, Seaman’s Sydney Messick, Junction City’s DeAngela McDougald, the State champion Concordia Girls, the Ploud brother and sister hi-jump champs from Jeff West, Silver Lake's Marty Pfannenstiel, Royal Valley's Willy Lucero.
Wamego’s Brigham Diedrich.
Riley County’s Annie Martin, and Emporia’s Layne Moore. And… this list could go on and on.
What a great way to finish(!)
I'd say that our area high school athletes turned a weathered Spring --- into a "Spring" in our step.
That’s “On the Mark"
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