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Area Athletes Make Jump to College

Pat StrathmanMay 18, 2019

Congratulations to all of these student-athletes for continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level!

If you see names missing, please email Pat Strathman at [email protected]


Sydney Burton – cross country and track & field at Kansas State
Hannah Willey – basketball at Washburn
Logan Anguiano – football walk-on at Fort Hays State
Dakotah Whiteley – football and track & field at Tabor


JT Ohlson – football at Kansas Wesleyan


Nick Davenport – football at Butler County CC
Patrick Giersch – football at Bethany


Jaycee Burghart – volleyball at Cloud County CC
Michaela Bowers – volleyball at Neosho County CC
Honestee Whitiker – football at McPherson
Riley Hett – basketball at Butler County CC
Jake Alexander – basketball at Mid America Nazarene
Aren Trost – track & field at Emporia State
Mya Kretzer – wrestling at Baker
Khalil Libson – football at Butler County CC
Noah Avila – football at Tabor
Chandler Wiard – football at Tabor
Kyler Hoppes – football at McPherson
Brandon Yowell – track & field at Emporia State


Gaton Heald – football at Friends
Tyson Villalpando – wrestling at Neosho County CC
Tristin Hauck – wrestling at Cloud County CC
Natalie Borman – track & field at Neosho County CC
Dakota Davis – track & field at Bethany
Caroline Giles – cross country and track & field at Newman

Sacred Heart

Trace Leners – football at Nebraska Wesleyan
Luis Mendez – cross country and track & field at St. Mary

Salina Central

Taylon Peters – football at Washburn
Fernando Rodriguez – football at McPherson
Joshua Morrow – football at Butler County CC
Morgan Queen – softball at Doane
Ben Driver – football walk-on at Kansas State
Drew Burgoon – wrestling at Barton County CC
Blake Olmsted – track & field at Emporia State
Nicole Gochanour – triathlon at Newman
Sada Mills – dance at McPherson
River Weaverling – golf at Bethany
Brogen Richardson – baseball at Emporia State
Selah Merkle – basketball at Kansas Wesleyan
Grace Holgerson – tennis at Fort Hays State
Caleb Glen – basketball at Clarke University

Salina South

Keetan Munsell – cross country and track & field at Washburn
Mason Lundgrin – baseball at Neosho County CC
Kaysi Armstrong – cheerleading at Hutchinson CC
Parker Renz – golf at Kansas Wesleyan
Isaac Mitchell – football at Yale
Kyle Quill – football at Ottawa
Brandon Rectenwald – cross country and track & field at Kansas Wesleyan
Sydney McAdoo – tennis at Fort Hays State
Parker Norton – golf at Kansas Wesleyan
Khiley Davis – volleyball at St. Mary
Elex Banks – basketball at Washburn
Georgia Bell – cheerleading at Wichita State
Landon Klassen – wrestling at Bethany
Isaac Gallegos – soccer at Bethany
Ivan Velo – soccer at Bethany
Leonardo Torres – soccer at Bethany
Daniel Valtierra-Picasso – soccer at Bethany
Roy Garcia – soccer at Bethany

Smoky Valley

Tim Lambert – track & field at Kansas State
Cort Elliott – football at Kansas Wesleyan
Chase Pywell – wrestling at Kansas Wesleyan


Elijah Basic – football at McPherson
Logan Krause – track & field at Ottawa
Tyler Marfise – basketball at York
Dara Robertson – track & field at Cowley County CC
Kayla Webb – track & field at Northwest Missouri State

Southeast of Saline

Kallie Albrecht – softball at Southwestern
Molly Chitty – track & field at Bethany

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