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New to our site this year is our Student-Athlete of the Week. One boy and one girl student-athlete are recognized from each of the 7 leagues we cover. This will help us promote the accomplishments of our student-athletes on and off the field.

It is the “ Student-Athlete of the Week”.

The criteria:

  • Only school athletic directors and coaches are eligible to nominate
  • Only active, seasonal sports are eligible
  • The nominee’s performance is considered by the staff along with classroom performance as well as other school activities and community standing and involvement.
  • Nominations are open on Wednesday morning and closed Sunday at noon
  • 1 boy and 1 girl from each league will be named
  • If there are no nominations for one or both genders or from a league then no “Student-Athlete of the Week” will be awarded for that week

Here is this week’s Student-Athlete’s of the Week.


Riverton Will Shawver – FOOTBALL

The Riverton Rams picked up their first district win last Friday night thanks to the efforts of Will Shawver. Not only did he have 10 carries for 191 yards and 2 touchdowns, but also returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown in the win against Erie.


No nominations


Anderson County senior Bo Dilliner – FOOTBALL

Anderson County continues to stay on a roll thanks to the all around effort of senior Bo Dilliner. In his team’s win over Iola in the district opener, Dilliner posted 61 yards on offense, in a game that saw the Bulldogs post only 159 yards rushing, with 4 offensive touchdowns. Dilliner also recorded one takeaway.


No nominations


No nominations


West Elk Volleyball Team

The Lady Patriots could be a team to watch in 1A volleyball. This past weekend at the Charger Classic in Cherryvale, the Lady Patriots took home the 3rd place medals, losing only to state-ranked 4A Independence and 2A St. Mary’s Colgan. This was the highest finish for West Elk in a volleyball tournament in over 10 years.


Chanute senior Jacob Adams – SOCCER & FOOTBALL

Nominated by coach Adam Wilcox, here’s what he had to say about Adams: “Jacob is a great leader on our team. He is the leading scorer, he scored 4 goals last week. What makes Jacob special is his love for his teammates. After scoring his trick he asked to come off and was cheering the loudest when our goalie scored a goal. He is also the kicker for the football team and made 4 PAT’s on Friday.”


Labette County Syndie Stice – VOLLEYBALL

In the Cherryvale Tournament this weekend, Syndie Stice led her team with 2 aces, 22 kills, 10 blocks, and 14 digs. Her performance was enough to lead her team to a 3rd place finish on Saturday.


St. Paul senior Adam Albertini – FOOTBALL

Adam Albertini continues his run of a strong senior season. On Friday night he accounted for 5 of the teams 6 offensive touchdowns, 4 of which came on the ground. Thanks to the offensive juggernaut, the Indians are once again off to a 4-0 start to the season and looking to be a force to be reckoned with in the district.


Chetopa sophomore MacKalie Moore – VOLLEYBALL

Here’s what Jill Blackledge, Chetopa HS volleyball coach had to say about Moore’s performance. “MacKaylie had a great defensive game this week. She had some huge digs off of big hitters. She is very quick and is really starting to get her groove. She had 10 kills, 10 aces, 3 blocks and many digs. MacKaylie is also involved in FFA and cheer. She makes good grades and is always a good person to be around.”


Humboldt senior Conor Haviland -FOOTBALL

One of the more consistent performers for just about any team, Conor Haviland “had himself a night” on Friday in Humboldt’s big win over Jayhawk-Linn. He was able to post 262 yards rushing, including and 86 yard run, with 4 touchdowns. He did all this on only 8 carries, averaging 32.8 yards per carry.


Eureka Ava Perrier – VOLLEYBALL

Here’s what Eureka volleyball coach Pam Pitko had to say about Perrier’s performance this past week: “Ava had seven kills and two blocks this week in the single match we had against Bluestem. Ava has really come around to be a threat for the Tornadoes. She has nice big hands at the net and has adjusted well to the speed of our offense. We look for Ava to continue to be a major factor at the net for the Tornadoes.”

No nominations from Lyon County