KSAL Staffer Wins Sports Award

A KSAL staffer has won a prestigious sports award.

Mike Hammett has been selected as the 2016 Oscar Stauffer Award winner, honored as the Sportscaster of the Year by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

The Oscar Stauffer Award honors a sports broadcaster and newspaper reporter for their outstanding coverage of high school athletics in Kansas. The KSHSAA has been honoring a sportscaster and a writer with the award since 1975.

Hammett has been Sports Director at KSAL since 2011. He is the play-by-play voice for Salina Central and Salina South High Schools, as well as for Kansas Wesleyan University. He fills in as the play-by-play voice for Kansas State University baseball. Hammett also hosts “In The Zone”, a weeknight sports talk show on KSAL.

This is the second time Hammett has won the Oscar Stauffer Award. He was also the broadcast winner in 2011, while working in radio in Hays.

The 2016 Sportswriter of the Year award winner is Joanna Chadwick, a writer for The Wichita Eagle.

Mike Hammett’s Winning entry: