Topeka High softball wins first-ever Centennial League title

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 5:23 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - History was made.

“It feels good to finally get one.” NiJa Canady, Topeka High pitcher, said.

A new banner is being added to the collection.

“It’s the hours that we put in when no one else was watching that I really think made a difference.” Zoe Caryl, Topeka High catcher, said.

One that hasn’t been hung before.

“It was basketball football, everything but softball and baseball,” Canady said. “So, it feels good we’ll finally have a banner up there in the gym.”

For the first time in school history, Topeka High’s softball team has won the centennial league title.

“Most people never thought we could do it,” Caryl said. “So, it’s really nice to make a name for our school and our girls sports in general to say hey, we’re up here. We’ve got a league title and we’re still going to do more with unfinished business.”

This accomplishment comes after dominating the competition - finishing the regular season undefeated.

“Yeah, we definitely made a name for ourselves this year,” Canady said. “We’ve never had a league title. Ever in Topeka High softball history. So I feel like now, like across the whole state, people know Topeka High’s one of the top teams in the state.”

A talented group of seniors helped to lay the foundation for this success. Now, they reap the fruits of their labors.

“This senior group has been in a leadership role since they were freshmen and sophomores,” Shane Miles, Topeka High softball coach, said. “It’s awesome for them. I’m so happy for them. I just let them do their thing. They make me look good.”

This is only the beginning of the journey. The Trojans have their eyes set on raising more banners.

“I think these are going to be stepping stones off of each other to continue to do big things.” Caryl said.

T-High is now 19-0 on the season. The Trojans have held opponents scoreless for twelve of those wins, including the last five-straight.

Up next, the Trojans will compete in postseason action starting with 6A Regionals Monday, May 17.

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