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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 “SEK-Sports.com Student-Athlete of the Week”.
- Only school athletic directors and coaches are eligible to nominate
- Only active, seasonal sports are eligible
- The nominee’s performance is considered by the SEK-Sports.com 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 SEK-Sports.com Student-Athlete’s of the Week.
LYON COUNTY LEAGUE
Anderson County Tanner Spencer – FOOTBALL
Chalk up another standout game for an Anderson County student-athlete. This week it is Tanner Spencer, who recorded 143 yards and 3 touchdowns on 4 catches. Head coach Logan Pegram said, “Missed last week due to injury, was unsure if he was going to play this week. We gave him some plays and he dd not disappoint. Huge play by our oline giving Bo time to throw.”
SOUTH CENTRAL BORDER LEAGUE
Cedar Vale-Dexter Clayton Henderson – FOOTBALL
Clayton Henderson posted 223 yards passing with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception on Friday night.
West Elk sophomore Josie Ware – CROSS COUNTRY
She has worked amazingly hard this year to improve her time. Her best time last year was 23:04.40. This year she broke the school record at the first meet of the season. Her time at the Burlington Classic was 21:31.56. Her hard work and dedication helped her to break her record once again at the Berean Invitational with a time of 21:26.18.
Coffeyville senior Larson Hoggatt – CROSS COUNTRY
Nominated by coach Casey Woodward, here’s what was said about Hoggatt “Larson has become a dominating XC athlete and has placed in the top 10 at every meet. He is working hard to make it to represent our school at state this year. He not only excels on the team but excels in the classroom with a 3.86 GPA. Larson plans to continue his running career in college. He is known to run 10 plus miles after practice on his own and train on the weekends. He is a dedicated student-athlete. ”
Labette County senior Sydnie Stice – VOLLEYBALL
Chalk it up for 2 in a row for Ms. Stice. Last Tuesday, she recorded 13 kills versus Independence and Ft. Scott, only erroring 1 time for a 40% hitting percentage and kill percentage of 50%. She recorded 4 blocks and 17 digs for the evening as well, with a 100% serve percentage, as well. Coach Heather Wilson also noted not only her commitment to the court, but in other activities as well. “Sydnie is a dream kid to coach! She’s level headed, very court savvy and a wonderful, supportive teammate that plays with a lot of passion on the floor! She’s always giving her best effort in the classroom as well; she is an active member of the Skills USA organization, has a nearly perfect 3.9 GPA and recently helped organize a drunk driving re-enactment for our juniors and seniors to witness. Sydnie is also an important member of our basketball team, art club, FFA, and pep club. I’m so proud of you!”
THREE RIVERS LEAGUE
Pleasanton freshman Dale Gillespie – FOOTBALL
The BluJays future looks bright not just for district play, which begins this week for Class 1A, but the next few years with Dale Gillespie at the helm of the play-calling position. The young freshman had 519 yards passing including 9 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. The BluJays needed a playmaker to step up and Coach Dustin Johnson has found one in Gillespie.
Chetopa sophomore Amber Ross – VOLLEYBALL
Here’s what Jill Blackledge, Chetopa HS volleyball coach had to say about Moore’s performance. “Amber is a phenomenal server. She served 10 aces this week. She also plays back row and gets a lot of action off of hits. She had lots of digs this week. Amber always tries her best and learns from her mistakes. Amber is also involved in FFA, Stuco, and National Honor Society. ”
Caney Valley senior Ben Nunneley – FOOTBALL
Ben was nominated for his performance of 164 yards rushing on 21 carries this past Friday night in the Bulldogs battle against CNC powerhouse Galena.
Neodesha Amy Smith – VOLLEYBALL
Trailing Fredonia 15-21, Amy served the next 10 points including 5 aces to win the set 25-21 and finish the match. For the evening she was 21-24 from the service line with 7 aces for 16 service points. She also had 7 kills, 2 assists, 1 block kill and 23 digs.