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2010 Solomon Valley/NCK Catbacker Event Interviews

Many prominent figures in the Kansas State University Athletic Department were  in Beloit on Wednesday for the annual Solomon Valley/North Central Kansas Catbacker Banquet and Auction.  KD Country 94 & Z 96.3 Sports caught up with some of those people to talk about many things K-State.

K-State Men’s Basketball Coach Frank Martin
Frank Martin Interview

K-State Director of Athletics John Currie


“Voice of the Wildcats” Wyatt Thompson


Southeast CC Signs Auburn Player To Volleyball Squad

Southeast Community College Head Volleyball Coach Carrie Puhalla has announced the signing of Miranda Leslie of Auburn High School.

Leslie is a 6-foot middle hitter who will play for the Storm beginning this fall. All of SCC’s intercollegiate athletic programs are on the Beatrice Campus.

“I am very excited to have Miranda as part of the team,” Puhalla said. “I think SCC is a good fit for Miranda. I know that she is going to be a hard worker, and I expect her to come in ready to play.”

Steve Petersen coached Leslie at Auburn High School.

SCC Basketball Coaches Hosting One-On-One, Small-Group Clinics

All school-age youth in and around Beatrice are invited to participate in one-on-one and/or small-group basketball clinics at Southeast Community College in June.

Storm men’s and women’s head coaches Joel and Vicki Wooton will be providing instruction to boys and girls in elementary, middle and high school. One-on-One Hoops will begin the week of June 21. Each session will be one hour and take place in the Truman Center on SCC’s Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road.

Participants will receive instruction on the fundamentals of shooting, footwork, the basics of post and perimeter play, ball handling, passing, and suggestions for successful off-season workouts.

Instruction options are for groups of two, three, four or five players, as well as one-on-one. Private and small-group instruction will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for both coaches and players. Players will discuss their strengths and weaknesses with coaches to determine what part of the game needs improvement.

The Wootons have a long history of coaching players from middle school to the college level. They have taken teams to state tournament finals and national tournaments using the same drills and skills they will share with clinic participants.

For registration information and available times, contact Kelly Morgan at (402) 228-8244 or [email protected]

Southeast Baseball Program Signs Three In-State Players

Southeast Community College Head Baseball Coach Ron Cullison has announced the signing of three student-athletes from Nebraska who will play for the Storm during the 2010-2011 season.

Dylan McGill, Mark Korsakas and Sam Busboom signed letters of intent to play for SCC beginning this fall.

McGill is a pitcher-catcher from Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo.

“He’s got a great arm and a good bat,” Cullison said. “He should get a lot of time behind the plate and on the mound. He’s a very good competitor.”

Korsakas pitches and plays first base for Lincoln Southwest.

“He’s a good power hitter and is very competitive on the mound,” Cullison said.

Busboom is a senior for Beatrice High School.

“He will pitch and possibly play some third base,” Cullison said. “Sam comes from a family of pitchers. His brother, Micah, was in our starting rotation last year.”

Southeast Golf Team Wins Sixth Region IV Title

A pair of 72s in the second and third rounds not only lifted Matt Vineer to the individual championship of the Region IX golf tournament, they helped Southeast Community College to its sixth consecutive regional title.

The Storm, which shot 905 during the three-round tournament at Scottsbluff Country Club Tuesday and Wednesday, qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament May 18-21 at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz., for the sixth consecutive year. Last year, the Storm took 15th place.

“It’s a good run,” Storm Coach Bill Campbell said of the consecutive trips to nationals. “And it’s a good bunch of kids, in the classroom and on the course. It’s going to be tough to let loose of this (sophomore) group.”

Vineer, a sophomore from England, shot an opening-round 75, which was third among Storm players. He rallied with a pair of 72s in rounds two and three to finish with a three-day total 219, good for first place.

“That’s pretty consistent golf,” Campbell said. “That 72 was in some windy conditions. On the back (nine) he had eight pars and a birdie.”

Adam Dredge, a sophomore from Valentine, finished fourth overall with a 226, while teammate John Johnson, a freshman from Seward, was fifth at 228.

“It’s a good time for him to get hot,” Campbell said of Johnson.

SCC’s Luke Benford, a sophomore from England and the top player on the team early in the season, put together consistent rounds, but they each were 78, good for 234.

“Seventy-eight, 78, 78 is pretty good golf,” Campbell said. “He hung in there. He had some bad breaks, but he hung in there.”

Paul Simmons, a sophomore from South Africa, rounded out SCC scoring with a 236.

The Storm had little competition during the three-day tourney. Central Community College was second at 939, while Miles Community College of Montana was third at 962. Miles had two of the top five individual scores.

“We were ready to go and focused,” Campbell said. “I think the players felt a little pressure from Central, having lost to them earlier in the season. To shoot 300 and 301 under tough conditions was good golf. They eliminated any doubt about who was the best team.”

Play consisted of 36 holes Tuesday and 18 on Wednesday.

Campbell said his veteran team should not be shell-shocked when it arrives in Arizona for nationals.

“This is a bunch that knows what it’s going to take,” Campbell said. “Four rounds of 300 probably won’t get you into the top 10. One of those days, we’ll have to dip down into the 290s.”

SCC results:
Matt Vineer 75-72-72-219
Adam Dredge 74-74-78-226
John Johnson 74-77-77-228
Luke Benford 78-78-78-234
Paul Simmons 77-82-77-236

Donkey Basketball On Tap for Friday in Blue Rapids

Yeehaw!! Come to Blue Rapids for an evening of hilarious fun Friday night, April 16th! It’s time for the Buckeye Donkey Basketball Tournament – the craziest show on earth!! The game will be held at the Blue Rapids Gym. Food and concessions will be available, beginning at 6:00 PM, and the game starts at 7:00 PM. Free donkey rides will be given at intermission to children 12 and under!

Four teams and their donkeys will battle it out on the court Friday night! First the Valley Heights seniors will play against the Valley Heights faculty members. Then two teams of Valley Heights Alumni will play against each other to prove who’s best! After 15-20 minute intermission, the winners of each game will play each other for the grand championship.

Admission is $8 at the gate, but if you hurry, you can get advance tickets for only $6! Advance tickets are available at Dank’s Grocery in Marysville, Hometown Foods in Blue Rapids, State Bank of Blue Rapids, Citizens State Bank in Waterville and The Corner Store in Waterville. Children 5 and under are free!

Buckeye Donkey Ball of Mt. Sterling, Ohio provides the donkeys for this wild and crazy event! Proceeds go to the Valley Heights Colt Booster Club. Remember, this Friday night at the Blue Rapids Gym! Food sales start at 6:00 pm, and game starts at 7:00 pm. See you there!!

Heights Student Hits First Hole-in-One At Waterville Course

By Megan Wanamaker – Valley Heights High School

Cell phones aren’t usually allowed during golf practice but on March 30th Tim Laughlin called Tanner Whiting with some amazing news. Golfing on hole 8 with a par 4, Whiting started and ended with a wonderful drive. Laughlin, Donovan Bradley, and Nathan Ramsay, who had been finishing up the hole 8, were taken off guard when a golf ball landed on the green and bounced off the flag into the hole. Many of the golfers had been working with head coach Ryan Noel when they saw Whiting on his cell phone with the good news. The majority of the team walked to the green to find Whiting’s pink golf ball in the hole. On the Waterville Golf Course there has not been a hole in one since the course had the grass greens installed. “I’m very excited and I never thought it would happen,” said Whiting.

NCKL All-League Wrestling Teams Announced

103 lbs 1st Team
Jr. Morgan-Abilene
HM Brad Hake-Concordia
HM Josh Goepfert-Marysville
HM Jake Roberts-Clay Center

112 lbs 1st Team
Skylar Goepfert Marysville
HM Taelor Mendenhall-Concordia
HM Ty Kolterman-Clay Center

119 lbs 1st Team
Anthony Henely-Abilene
HM Mat Coles-Chapman
HM Kyle Wilson-Wamego

125 lbs 1st Team
Logan Singular-Clay Center
HM Morgan Shorter-Chapman
HM James Landoll-Marysville

130 lbs 1st Team
Jayde Kolterman-Clay Center
HM Dave Ellenbecker-Marysville

135 lbs 1st Team
Courtney Strauss-Abilene
HM Dalton Weaver-Chapman
HM Eddie Creek-Marysville
HM Landon Singular-Clay Center

140 lbs 1st Team
Tyler Anderson-Clay Center
HM Alec Champlin-Concordia
145 lbs 1st Team Aaron Morgan-Abilene
HM Brandon Anguish-Concordia
HM Rusty Yarrow-Clay Center

152 lbs 1st Team
Tyler Douglass-Wamego
HM Colten Picking-Abilene

160 lbs 1st Team
Colton Easterberg-Clay Center
HM Jordan Ward-Abilene
HM Casey Carlgren-Concordia

171 lbs 1st Team
Chance Davis-Clay Center
HM Blaine Tholstrup-Concordia

189 lbs 1st Team
Zach Anderson-Clay Center
HM Tyler Gjerstad-Abilene

215 lbs 1st Team
Taylor Wuthnow-Abilene
HM Jake Delp-Clay Center
HM Josh Martinez-Marysville
HM Taylor Shaffer-Wamego

285 lbs 1st Team
Bryce Seljestad-Wamego
HM Jarin Brown-Concordia

Twin Valley League All-League Selections Made

2010 All TVL Girls Basketball
First Team

Senior April Gee Axtell
Junior Valerie Hecht Bern
Senior McKenzie McClellan Bern
Senior Callie Friedrich Blue Valley
Senior Alex Cross Centralia
Junior Blair Bloomfield Clifton-Clyde
Senior Chelsea Keating Frankfort
Senior Erica Dwerlkotte Frankfort
Junior Jordan Krohn Onaga
Senior Macy Parker Valley Heights

Second Team
Junior Sabrina Allen Centralia
Junior Jancee Hobbs Clifton-Clyde
Senior Jamie Long Clifton-Clyde
Senior Kara Horigan Frankfort
Senior Allison Bruna Hanover
Senior Chelsey Herrs Linn
Senior Terra Hargrave Valley Heights
Senior Chelsea Marquette Valley Heights
Freshman Kylie Penning Washington County
Sophomore Jordyn Alexander Washington County
Sophomore Nichole Boden Wetmore

2010 All TVL Boys Basketball
First Team

Senior Kyle Haverkamp B&B
Senior Ryan Huerter B&B
Sophomore Michael Glatczak Centralia
Senior Alex Potuzak Clifton-Clyde
Senior Wade Ahlvers Frankfort
Senior Jarod Diederich Hanover
Junior Conner Hynek Hanover
Senior Chad Alexander Hanover
Senior Ryan Falk Onaga
Junior Ryan Fiser Washington County

Second Team
Senior Joel Ronnebaum Axtell
Senior Byron Nelson Blue Valley
Senior Dalton McGee Blue Valley
Senior Evan Whetzal Centralia
Senior Kyle Huddleston Frankfort
Senior Caleb Broxterman Frankfort
Senior Brent Lehman Linn
Sophomore Riley Falk Onaga
Senior Chase Blackburn Valley Heights
Senior Casey Habr Washington County

Emporia State To Host 2012 Kansas Shrine Bowl Game

The Kansas Shrine Bowl Board of Directors is proud to announce that Emporia has been selected to host the 2012 Kansas Shrine Bowl. Emporia’s selection for 2012 marks the fourth time the Shrine Bowl has been held in Emporia and will be the 39th annual charity event. Wichita has been the host site 9 times, Manhattan and Lawrence 8 times each, Topeka 4 times, and Hays and Pittsburg have hosted 3 times each.

The annual all-star football contest, flagship of all Shrine Bowl events, is among the most successful high school all-star football games in the nation. KSB events benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children and have raised 2 1/2 million dollars for the charity to date. Kansas children regardless of race, religion or nationality, with severe burns, spinal injuries, cleft lip and palate, or orthopedic problems are admitted and treated at Shriners Hospitals absolutely free. Money to operate the 22 specialty hospitals (over 2.2 million dollars per day or over $1,527 per minute) comes from public endowments, wills and gifts, Shrine dues, and fund raisers such as the Kansas Shrine Bowl.

The Kansas Shrine Bowl is supported by all 5 Shrine Centers in Kansas; Abdallah Shrine in Overland Park; Arab Shrine in Topeka; Isis Shrine in Salina; Midian Shrine in Wichita; and Mirza Shrine in Pittsburg with a combined membership of about 13,000. The Board of Directors, consisting of three members from each of the Shrine Centers, studied and discussed the 2012 site selection during the past year. Ray Terrell, a Kansas Shrine Bowl board member, reported that other top sites under consideration were Lawrence, Olathe, and Pittsburg. After weighting all factors, and elements of a successful charity event, Emporia was selected and is believed to be the best choice at this time. Terrell said, “the decision was favorably influenced by great support and willingness to solve difficulties by the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Emporia, Lyon County, the Emporia business community, and Emporia State University”.

The Kansas Shrine Bowl looks forward to having the events in Emporia again in 2012. In addition to the 68 all-star football players, the spectacular family fun day of events will feature 60 All-Star Cross Country Racers, over 200 Masonic All-State High School Marching Band members, over 100 All-Star cheerleaders, Shrine units from across State in the largest annual Shrine Parade in Kansas, precision parachutists, dignitaries, and special guests. It is expected the banquet on Friday night will draw over 1,000 guests. The parade is expected to attract 5,000 spectators and the game itself should have 10,000 in attendance. Other planned Shrine Bowl Events includes an open 2 mile run, a Kids Fair, an Arts & Craft Fair, and a Poker Run.