We’re No. 1! The second-third grade Perry-Lecompton Junior Kaws football team won the 2011 Toy Bowl Championship on Oct. 30. From left, are Clay McHardie and Matt Bahnmaier, assistant coaches; Ryan Rush, head coach, and Bob Folks, assistant coach. Bob submitted the photo.
The Lawrence Spartans, a U12 soccer team, show off their silver medals at the Sunflower State Games on July 24, 2011 in Topeka. Back row, standing: Juan Solis, Cole Cooper, Caden Anderson, Coach Jeff Moore, Josh Moore, Drew Vereen, Siam Boyd. Front row, kneeling: Bret Folks, Jack Vereen, Ryan Braun, Jake Whitebread, Ayrton WallGregg, Chas Sedlock.
Record breakers: The Lawrence Aquahawks 200 Medley Relay team broke a pool record in January at the True Blue Igloo meet in Topeka. From left are the Lawrence Aquahawk Boys 11-12 relay team, Matthew Wilkus, Jordan Portela, Cooper Lancaster and Evan Yoder. Michelle Wilkus submitted the photo.
Star swimmers: Ad Astra Area Aquatics swimmers, from left, Carter Stacey, Valentina Rivera, Mary Reed-Weston and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck won both the 200 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay at the Mid-America League Championships held Feb. 12-13 in Lawrence. AAAA, a competitive swim team in Lawrence, won the 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 girls relays. Patrick Norman submitted the photo.
Swimming success: From left are Kahler Wiebe, Kara Krannawitter, Piper Rogers and Katelyn O’Connor. The girls represented the 200 Freestyle Relay team for the Lawrence Aquahawks Feb. 13 at the Mid-America League Championships West Championships. Their time qualified them to advance to D1 Championships, which will be held in March in Wichita.
The 14u DC Attack fast-pitch softball team took second place in the Fun in the Sun tournament in Topeka the weekend of July 9, 2011. From left to right: Back row: Coach Joe Strobel, Coach Bruce Peterson, Coach Steve Ricky. Second row: Mackenna Russell, Macy Elkinton, Madison Harrell, Taylor LaRue, Fayth Peterson. Third row: Daelynn Anderson, Courtney Douglas, Robyn Hutchins, Madison Rickey. Front row: Meghan Strobel, Kassadie Burton, Chelby Abney.
The 2011 StormChasers Baseball team, which plays in the LPRD Houk League.
Back Row (L to R): Matt Enyart (coach), Avery Allen, Eli Sisson, Ethan
Kalleberger, Matthew Eagle, Jordan Patrick, Chris Eagle (coach),
Middle Row (L to R): Megan Eagle (coach), Cooper Enyart, Hudson Enyart,
Logan Dedloff, Connor Harman, Matt Meseke
Front Row (L to R): Glen Lemmon, Evan Frook, Sid Miller
The 18u Lawrence Hummers took third place in the Emporia Summer Slam Tournament on July 10, 2011. From left to right:
Back row: Ali Dees, Jordan Raye, Ellen Kyriakos, Megan Eagle, Hannah Whipple, Tasha Carver, Mary
Soderberg, Kelsey McBride, Ashley DiBenedetto.
Front row: Paige Hanson, Christy Wagner, Taylor Easum.
Not pictured: Lacey Hurrelbrink
Perfect end to the season: The Eudora Flames won the 8U Tri-County Softball Tournament held July 8 in Wellsville. The team won, 23-21, and finished with a perfect 15-0 for the season. Patrick and Amy Rooney submitted the photo.
Remingtin Mae Turner, 3, takes a swing at t-ball practice May 17, 2011.
Former Free State High School football players Preston Randolph (left) and Grahm Saunders (middle) join Coffeyville Community College teammate Mark Matteson, from Salina. All three graduated in December from CCC and have signed to play football for Stony Brook University in New York.
Free State gymnasts placed first at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Pictured are Haley Johnson, Becca Moran, Brooke Hayes, Grace Bartle, Jackie Zaitz, and Annie Soderberg.
Keegan Matheis (left) and Thomas Becker (right), ninth-graders from Central Jr High, finished together in the Sunflower League boys junior varsity race at Rim Rock.
Hitting the road: Lawrence Fast & Furious 12U softball team won second place in a costume contest for the ASA Spooky Weekend Softball Tournament held Oct. 8-9 in Olathe, for their uniforms as the “F2 Road Crew.” Back row, from left, dressed as road workers, are coaches Shane Burk, Mark Bounds and John Delfelder. Players dressed as road signs, second row, from left, are Estrella Zavala, Taylor Covert, Jasper Hawkins, Zoe Brewer and Kaylee Brown; front row, from left, are Lauryn Jones, Emily Raye, Amanda Bounds, Parker Delfelder, Taylor Burk and Diamonique Vann. Laine Delfelder submitted the photo.