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Athletes of the Week


Eliza Anderson helped the Firebirds take first-place at the Emporia Invitational and she also qualified for the state tournament in both of her events and both of the relays she's on. Michael Sinks went 4-for-5 with three runs and four RBIs in an 11-run comeback win over Putnam City North before helping the Lions top defending 5A state champion, Topeka Seaman.

Female Athlete of the Week: Eliza Anderson
School: Free State
Year: Junior
Sport: Swimming
Week's accomplishment: Anderson took first place in the 100 backstroke, second in the 200 freestyle and helped the Firebirds win two relays in the Emporia Invitational.
Favorite TV show: Modern Family (ABC)
Most talented opponent: Phoebe Edwards (Seabury Academy)
Smartest teacher: Mr. Springer (Social Studies)
Favorite pro athlete: Missy Franklin, Team USA and University of California swimmer
Most played song on iPod: Classic (MKTO)

Male Athlete of the Week: Michael Sinks
School: Lawrence High
Year: Junior
Sport: Baseball
Week's accomplishment: Sinks hit a three-run home run to help the Lions beat Putnam City North (Okla.) and went 2-for-4 in LHS’s 8-1 win over Topeka Seaman.
Favorite TV show: Teen Wolf (MTV)
Most talented opponent: Connor Kaiser (Blue Valley West)
Smartest teacher: Mr. Anderson (Algebra)
Favorite pro athlete: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees baseball player
Most played song on iPod: Trophies (Drake)


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