Players earn state, league honors in football, volleyball and soccer


CPL names all-league football players

The Cheney Cardinals, Conway Springs Cardinals and Garden Plain Owls are well-represented on the 2020 Central Plains League all-league football team.
The list was released last week after the final CPL teams concluded their season.
MVP honors went to a pair of local players. Jonathan Wright, a senior running back for Conway Springs, was named as the offensive player of the year.
Anthony Hays, a senior linebacker for Garden Plain, was named as the defensive player of the year.
The Cheney Cardinals had 14 players named to the list, including eight to the first team.
First team offensive players were quarterback Harrison Voth, wide receiver Logan Bartlett, lineman Landen Ayres and Bartlett again as kicker. Voth and Bartlett (both positions) were unanimous choices. First team defensive players were linemen Braden Black and Ayres, linebacker Brody Hillman, and Bartlett as defensive back.
Cheney running back Quincy Thomas and lineman Peyton Hays were named second team offense.
Wide receiver Luke Grace and linemen Blake Molyneux and Black were named offensive honorable mention, and Thomas was honorable mention as a defensive back.
The Conway Springs Cardinals had 12 players honored, including five on the first team.
First team offensive players were Wright at running back, tight end Patrick Friess and lineman Zach Osner. First team defensive players were Osner as a lineman and Wright at linebacker.
Second team offensive honors went to quarterback Heath Hilger and lineman T.K. Maforo. Named to the second team defense was defensive back Cole Schulte.
Schulte also earned offensive honorable mention at the flex position and as kicker. Defensive honorable mention players were Ethan Perkins as lineman and Logan Warren at linebacker.
The Garden Plain Owls had 14 players named to the list, including five on the first team.
First team offensive players were running back Reed Adelhardt and lineman Anthony Hays. Both were unanimous selections. Defensive first team honors went to lineman Jack Haukap, Hays at linebacker, and defensive back Travis Scheer. Haukap and Hays were unanimous selections.
Tight end Will Tice and lineman Haukap were named to the second team offense. Second team defensive honors went to lineman Trevor Schmidt, Adelhardt at linebacker, and Tice as punter.
Honorable mention offensive players were Kade Rockers at quarterback, Scheer at wide receiver, and Tranden Daerr as offensive flex. Daerr was defensive honorable mention at linebacker.
All three teams had strong season and made playoff runs.
Cheney went 9-1 with a perfect regular season, won a district title, and won a Class 3A playoff game.
Conway Springs put together a 9-2 record, winning six district games and the district title, and earning a 1A bye and picking up another playoff victory.
Garden Plain finished the season 9-2, winning its district with a 5-0 record and picking up a pair of 2A playoff victories.

Volleyballers earn all-state honors

The Kansas Volleyball Association has announced its all-state teams and the players and coaches of the year for all classifications in Kansas.
The announcement was made on Nov. 15. This is a different honor than the State all-tournament teams, which were announced earlier this month.
Argonia’s Aubreigh Haxton was named honorable mention in Class 1A Div. II. The senior is an outside hitter and middle blocker for the Raiders.
Two members of the Garden Plain Owls were named to the Class 2A team. Senior Alli Puetz, an outside hitter, was named second team. Brooke Hammond, a junior outside hitter, was honorable mention.
Cheney Cardinals teammates Kylee Scheer and Brooke Wewe were included on the Class 3A second team. Scheer is a senior right side hitter, and Wewe is a junior setter.
Brynne Noland of Clearwater was named honorable mention in Class 4A. She is a senior outside hitter for the Indians.
Clearwater High School graduate Melissa Holle, now the head coach for Hanover, was named coach of the year for Class 1A Div. II. She led Hanover to a State championship.

Colts named all-AVCTL soccer

HAYSVILLE – Seven Campus Colts soccer players have been named to the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League’s Division I all-league team, with two earning first-team honors
Hassan Al-Amood, a senior, was named to the first team as a forward. Alaa Al-Amood, a junior, was a first-team selection at midfield.
Second team selections include senior midfielder Alec Hinojos and junior defender Connor Walcher.
Homorable mention went to senior forward Roman Mendez, senior midfielder Gustavo Celiz, and senior goalkeeper De’Alessandro Sosa.
The Colts placed third in the seven-team division, going 4-2 in league contests. Campus had a 12-5 overall record, and advanced to the Class 6A regional final before falling to rival Derby in a close 1-0 battle.

Titans named SCBL honors

The South Central Border League has named its all-league football team for the 2020 season.
Three Argonia High School students, members of the Argonia-Attica Titans combined football team, were included on the SCBL team.
Noah Phillips, a senior, was included on the list twice. He made the first team offense as a tight end and the first team defense as a defensive end.
Teammate Seth Drouhard, a junior offensive lineman, was named to the first team offense.
Judd Griffith, a senior, was named to the second team offense as an offensive lineman.
The Titans put together a 9-2 season, making it to the 8-man Div. II quarterfinal round of the playoffs. They won the District 5 championship with a 4-0 record.