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Scholarship Nominees

The following students are nominees for the 2022 Sportscasters Club Scholarship for their respective school. The nominees were chosen by the faculty and staff at each of their schools. The winners are chosen by the Sportscasters Club members. Please thank these businesses for their support of local high school athletics!

Sportscasters Club Businesses

Abilene Termite & Pest
American Family Insurance – Scott Ausherman
American Family Insurance – Daran Neuschafer
Arne Reinert, CPA, LLC
At Stake Ministries
Auburn Pharmacy
Bank of Tescott
Bennington State Bank
Bethany College
Came Farms
Chuck’s Collision
Citizen’s State Bank & Trust
Coldwell Banker – Emma Bixby
Coldwell Banker – Jessica Kindlesparger
Coldwell Banker – Mari Loder
Commercial Tire
The Davidson Agency
Delphos Co-op
Don’s Tire & Supply
Doug Bradley Trucking
Eyecare Associates of Salina
Family Eye Care of Abilene
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services – Julie Boggs
Farmers & Ranchers Cafe
Farmer’s State Bank of Lindsborg
First Bank Kansas
Fletcher & Associates
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Frisbie Construction
Gene’s Heartland Foods
Great Plains Federal Credit Union in Abilene
H&R Block
Harris Crop Insurance
Hemslojd
Hometown Outdoor Power Sports
Kansas Beach Hospitality & Events
Last Chance Graphics
Lindsborg Community Hospital
Lindsey Creek Feeders
Lumber House True Value
M&M Tire & Auto
Marshall Motors
Memorial Health System
Midwest Greyhound Supply
Minneapolis Jr./Sr. High School Lionbackers
Minneapolis Refuse Service
Mokas
New Horizon CBD
Nex-Tech Wireless
Oard’s Auto & Truck Repair
Ol Stuga
Patterson Healthcare Pharmacy
Peoples Bank & Trust
Pestinger Heating & Air
Phelps Seed
Pinnacle Park Nursing & Rehabilitation
Quarterback Club of Lindsborg
Reflections Retirement Resort
Robson Oil
Salina Ortho
Salina Regional Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic
Salina Surgical Hospital
Scoular Company
Smart Insurance
Smoky Valley Chiropractic
State Farm Insurance – Amanda West
Vanderbilt’s
Wedel Financial Group – Robert Justus
West’s Country Mart
Zey’s Market

Abilene

 

Alice Bathurst

College: 

Fort Hays State University

Major: 

Early Childhood Education

Parents: 

Jeff and Charity Bathurst

Sports:

Tennis — 1 year

Cross Country — 3 years

Basketball — 4 years

Track — 4 years

Athletic Achievements:

Basketball team captain

3 year Cross Country Letterman

2 year Basketball Letterman

1 year Track Provisional Letterman

School Activities:

Fellowship of Christan Athletes Leadership Team

FFA Vice President

4-H Council President

Booster: Student News; Digital Editor 

Spanish Club Event Coordinator 

Awards and Achievements:

National Honors Society Member

1st Place Life Skills Judging (4-H)

17th Place State FFA Floriculture CDE

Community Service:

Teach preschoolers during Sunday morning church services

Childcare for a Foster Care support group

Youth Group Leadership Team

Organized a winter clothing drive.

Served on a short term mission trip to Arizona

 

Kaleb Becker

College: 

William Jewell

Major: 

Digital Media Communications

Parents: 

Kyle and Stephanie Becker

Sports:

Football — 4 years

Basketball — 4 years

Baseball — 4 years

Athletic Achievements:

1,121 Career Points Scored – 6th in School History 

All-State 4A 1st Team Basketball 

All-State All Class 2nd Team Basketball

All-State 2nd Team Basketball 

All-State 3rd Team Basketball 

Honorable Mention All-State Basketball 

Honorable Mention All-State Football 

4-Year All-League North Central Kansas League Basketball 

All-League NCKL Football 

Honorable Mention All-League NCKL Football 

4-Year Football Letterman 

4-Year Basketball Letterman

Expected 4-Year Baseball Letterman 

Cloud Country Basketball All-Star Game 

Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game 

Two-Time First Team Salina Invitational Basketball Tournament 

School Activities:

National Honors Society Service Project Coordinator 

Spanish Honors Society Member 

Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Team 

Future Christian Athletes Leadership Team 

Spanish Club Vice President 

Stick Em’ Up – Abilene High School Apparel & Design 

Students and Peers Using Responsible Strategies 

Cowboy Joe Candidate (AHS Equivalent to Homecoming King)

Book Club 

Community Service:

Mentor for Parks and Recreation Basketball Camp 

Peer Student Tutor: Intermediate Algebra 

Reading for Touchdowns – Reading to Grade Schools 

Cody Whitehair Football Camp Volunteer 

Rake and Run

Church Mission Trip 

Cowboy 5k Run & Walk Volunteer

Mowing for Elderly 

Public Park Cleanup 

Church Nursery Volunteer 

Donated Blood 

Donated for Food Drive

 

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Joy Clements

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Ell-Saline

 

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Kelton Kern

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Rayleigh Kramer

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Sadie Bradley

College:

Kansas State University

Major:

Business

Parents: 

Jamie and Darcy Bradley

Sports:

Volleyball – 4 years

Basketball – 4 years

Softball- 4 years

Cheer/Dance – 3 years

Athletic Achievements:

Heart of America Softball League Champion, 2022

2022 Top 30 Softball Returnee Saline County

All-County Basketball Honorable Mention

2A All-State Basketball Honorable Mention

2nd Team All League Basketball, 2022

2022 Co-Captain – Basketball, Volleyball, Softball

2021-2022 Cheer & Dance Co-Captain

School Activities/Academic Achievements:

National Honor Society

NHS Vice President 2020-2021

NHS President 2021-2022

Co-Valedictorian

Student Council

Student Body President 2021-2022

Class President 2019-2022

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Yearbook Editor

PALS member

Business Professionals of America – National Qualifier

Top 10 placer at BPA National Competition

Science Olympiad

Governor’s Scholar

Community Service:

Martin Luther King Jr. Child Development Center Volunteer

Alter Server for St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

Youth Volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

CYO Member

 

Minneapolis

 

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Austin Wolf

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Cameron Cleveland

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Colby Rice

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Sacred Heart

 

Ellie Woodall

College: 

Kansas State University

Major: 

Kinesiology

Parents: 

Bryce and Ryann Woodall

Sports:

Volleyball – 4 years

Basketball – 4 years

Track – 2 years

Softball – 2 years

Athletic Achievements:

2021 All-County Basketball

2021 All-League Basketball

2021 All-State Honorable Mention by Sports in Kansas

2022 All-County Basketball Honorable Mention, post injury

2022 All-League Basketball Honorable Mention, post injury

2019-2020 Volleyball All-League Honorable Mention

2019-2020 Volleyball All-County Honorable Mention

2019 8th Place at State Track, 4×100

2021 Sub-State Softball runner-up

School Activities:

House/Community Leader

Yearbook Editor In Chief

National Honor Society

Student of theQuarter 2020

3.75 Accumulative GPA Honor Award

Community Service:

Over 120 Hours of community service

Fiat (Catholi c Women’s group)

 

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Madisyn Ehrlich

College:

Kansas Wesleyan University

Major:

Elementary Education

Parents: 

Jeff and Jeanene Ehrlich

Sports:

Cross Country – 4 years

Basketball – 4 years

Track – 4 years

Athletic Achievements:

State Cross Country Team – 3rd Place, 2021

State Cross Country Individual Medalist – 2020-2021

State Track & Field Individual Medalist – 4×800, 3200m in 2021

All-State Cross Country – 202, 2021

National Youth Cross Country Championship Individual Medalist – 2021

School Activities/Achievements:

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Leader

Teacher Assistant – 3rd Grade, St. Mary’s

March for life – 2022

Little Knights – 4 year member

LIFT Scholarship recipient

Mrs. Freeland Early Education Scholarship recipient

Honor Roll

Community Service:

Totus tuus volunteer – 3 years

Eaglecrest Assisted Living – 2 years

 

Alexander Disberger

College: 

Kansas State University

Major: 

Finance

Parents:

David & Kim Disberger

Sports:

Basketball – 4 years

Track – 1 year

Tennis – 1 year

Athletic Achievements:

2022 – All-County Basketball 1st Team

2022 – All-State Basketball Honorable Mention

2021 – All-County Basketball Honorable Mention

2021-2022 – 1st Team All-League

School Activities/Achievements:

Community/House Leader – 5 years

Chess Club founder

Band – 3 years

Culture Club

Book Club

Sacred Heart Citizenship Award – 2022

Community Service/Activities:

Owned/Operates “ARD” Mowing/Tree Removal Business

Member of First Covenant Church

MAYB Basketball

‘AVID’ Reader

Rebuilds classic/muscle cars

Salina Central

 

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Hampton Williams

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Jaxon Kolzow

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Mackenzie Nutter

College: 

Bethany College

Major: 

Biology

Parents: 

Larry and Johanna Nutter

Sports:

Soccer – 4 years

Tennis – 4 years

Basketball – 2 years

Played for Puma Club, Heartland Soccer League, KC – 4 years

Athletic Achievements:

Lettered three years in soccer (missing a letter for the covid year), lettered three years in tennis and placed 7th in doubles at state this year, AVCTL Distinguished Senior Scholar Athlete and received an all league honorable mention junior year for soccer. As a tennis team we placed first at regionals and second at state, fall 2021. 

School Activities/Achievements:

HOSA member (Future Health Professionals) and coordinated a volunteer event decorating cookies at a nursing home and a volunteer event at the Ashby House, I also participated in making and delivering treats to the Salina animal shelter; National Honor Society Vice President, volunteered at  and donated to the Salina Central bloodrive; Stuco member; Environmental Club, Top 10% of class, Kansas Scholar, Honor Roll – 4 years

Community Service:

Ashby House volunteer, certified lifeguard and swim instructor, Pharmacy Technician

Salina South

Kayson Dietz

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Kylie Arnold

College:

Tabor College

Major:

Physical Education

Parents: 

Sheri and Dennis Arnold

Sports: 

Basketball — 4 years

Track and Field — 2 years

Cross Country — 4 years

Athletic Achievements:

Basketball – All-AVCTL Honorable Mention (x4), All-Saline County Honorable Mention (x4), 4x letter-winner, Team Defensive Player of the Year.

Track – State qualifier, 2x letter-winner

Cross Country – 4x letter-winner

School Activities:

Link Crew Leader

School Achievement:

4x Academic letter-winner

Top 10% of class

Maintained 4.0 GPA all four years

Scholars curriculum completer

Medical pathway completer

Community Service:

Church group

youth basketball program/camp leader

 

Zachary Davidson

College:

University of Kansas

Major: 

Finance

Parents: 

Todd and Mindi Davidson

Sports:

Football – 4 years

Basketball – 4 years

Baseball – 4 years

Athletic Achievements:

Football Captain

Basketball All-AVCTL Division 1 Honorable Mention

Basketball All-Saline County Honorable Mention

Football Leadership Council

3x letter winner in football

3x letter winner in baseball

1x letter winner in basketball

School Activities:

STUCO Chairman of Rules and Values

Relay for Life Youth Team

Math Relays

Kansas Economic Challenge

Science Olympiad

Community Service:

The Ark Church Grocery Giveaway volunteer

Gathered gifts for Operation Christmas Child

“Junior Cougs” Basketball Camp mentor

The Yard Baseball Camp mentor

Salina Youth Baseball Camp mentor

Salina South Youth Football Camp mentor

Blood Drive volunteer

Amy Mathis BBQ – cancer fundraiser volunteer

Member of Salvation Army Angel Tree

United Way Moving Day volunteer

Member of First Presbyterian Church Triennium at Purdue University

First Presbyterian Church “Bee the Church” volunteer

First Presbyterian Fall Clean-Up volunteer

HMH Neighborhood Clean-Up volunteer

Awards and Academic Achievements, in order of importance:

3x Class Citizenship Award

3x Class Representative Award

K.S.H.S.A.A. Citizenship Award

Kansas ACT Scholar

Dane G. Hansen Scholar Award

Advanced Placement Scholar

President’s Academic Excellence Award

Kansas State Scholar

National Honor Society

Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completer

4x Salina South Honor Roll

4x Salina South Academic Letter

Smoky Valley

 

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Elizabeth (Gracie) Lambert

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Haven Lysell-Stewart

College:

Oklahoma Baptist University

Major: 

Secondary Education

Parents: 

Margo Lysell

Sports:

Football- 4 years
Basketball- 4 years
Baseball- 3 years
Track- 1 year

Athletic Achievements:

Shrine Bowl Selection 2022
All-League CKL Unanimous Selection Tight End 2020
All-State Football Honorable Mention, 2021, 2022
All-State Basketball Honorable Mention 2021, 2022
All-State Tackle Leaderboard- 2020
All-State Non-Senior Team- 2020
All-League CKL First Team- Tight End 2021
All League CKL First Team- Linebacker 2021
KSHSAA Boys Football True Blue Winner
All-League CKL Second Team- Linebacker 2020
All-League CKL Basketball 2nd Team 2021
All-League CKL Basketball 3rd Team 2022
Basketball Captain- 2020-21, 2021-22

Numerous player of the game awards for football and basketball

School Activities/Achievements:

DARE Role Model

National Honor Society

Viking Mentor

Class President

Pep Club

KAYs

FCA

Class Vice-President

Treasurer and Vice-President for Pep Club

Treasurer of National Honor Society

KSHSAA Citizenship Award

High Honors Graduate

National Honor Society Selection

Distinguished Viking Leader Winner

Homecoming Court

All School’s Day King

Kansas Scholar Curriculum Completer

Community Service:

Eagle Scout – Boy Scout Troop #120

Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancer and Board Member

Bethany Lutheran Church Youth Group

Salina Rescue Mission Volunteer

 

Madi Tolle

College: 

Pratt Community College

Major: 

Secondary Education

Parents: 

Dan Tolle

Sports:

Volleyball – 4 years

Wrestling – 2 years

Basketball – 1 year

Softball – 4 years

Powerlifting – 2 years

Athletic Achievements:

First Team All-State softball 2021

Placed 3rd at State Wrestling 2021 (first year EVER)

Placed 5th at State Wrestling 2022

First team All-League softball 2019, 2021, possibly 2022

First team All-League Volleyball 2021

Second team All-State Volleyball 2021

Ranked 16th in Kansas All-Classes for blocking (volleyball Maxpreps)

School Activities/Achievements:

Blood Drive

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

KAY Club

Community Service Day

All-Academic Team in Volleyball and Wrestling in every year participated

Graduated with Highest Honors

Community Service:

Roxbury Church member

Coaching Volleyball & Softball

Southeast of Saline

 

Karsyn Schlesener

College: 

University of Kansas

Major:

Nursing with a minor in Business on a Pre-Physician Assistant Track

Parents:

Scott & Trina Schlesener

Sports:

Volleyball- 4 years

Basketball- 4 years

Track- 1 year

Athletic Achievements:

Basketball
● 1,248 Career Points- 3rd All Time Leading Scorer at Southeast of Saline
● Team Captain
● First Team All NCAA League Selection (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
● First Team All Saline County Selection (2020, 2021, 2022)
● Honorable Mention All Saline County (2019)
● NCAA League Champions (2021, 2022)
● 3A Player of the Year Sports in Kansas Finalist (2022)
● First Team Vype Salina Area Team (2022)
● 12th in points per game & among state leaders in steals ranking from Sports in KS (2020)
● Career High 29 Points Dec. 12th, 2020
● All-State KSHSAA 3A 3rd Team (2022)
● All-State 3A Honorable Mention KBCA (2022)
● First Team Sports in Kansas 3A (2022)
● 4 time Varsity Letter Winner
● Substate Champions (2022)
● 3A All-state Honorable Mention -Topeka Capital-Journal (2020, 2021)
● 3A All-state Honorable Mention- Wichita Eagle (2020, 2021)
● 3A Honorable Mention Sports in Kansas (2021)
Volleyball
● Team Captain
● First Team All NCAA League Selection (2022)
● First Team All Saline County Selection (2022)
● Honorable Mention NCCA League (2021)
● 4 time Varsity Letter Winner
Track
● Regional Triple Jump Champion (2019)
● Triple Jump State Qualifier (2019)
● Placed 16th at State in Triple Jump
● 1 Time Varsity Letter Winner

School Activities/Achievements:

Student Council President (2021-2022)

Student Council Representative (2018-2022)

Senior Class President (2021-2022)

Junior Class Vice President (2020-2021)

Sophomore Class President (2019-2020)

Science Club President (2020-2022)

National Honor Society Vice President (2021-2022)

FCCLA Member (Parliamentary Procedure Team Treasurer)

Fort Hays State Math Relays

School Musical Once Upon a Mattress Participant

Homecoming QueenTop 10% of Class (Maintained 4.0 GPA all 4 years)

Big Sister of the Year (2020)

4 time NCAA All-League Academic Letter Winner

KSHSAA Citizenship Award (2021, 2022)

Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completer

Excellence in Writing Award (2018-2021)

National Honor Society Member (2019-2022)

Placed 3rd & 6th in the Nation for FCCLA Parliamentary Procedure

Community Service:

Covenant Cedars Bible Camp Counselor & Camper

First Covenant Church Nursery Volunteer (2018-2022)

Red Cross Blood Drive Student Program Leader (2021-2022)

Big Brothers Big Sisters (2018-2022)

Member of the Christian Education Board at FCC

Member of the Student Leadership Team at FCC

Leader of Overtime Used Sports Equipment Drive at SES

Preschool Vacation Bible School Leader

Life Group Bible Study

Little Trojan Basketball & Volleyball Camp Volunteer

Trojans Helping Trojans Fundraising Leader

 

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Nominee 2

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Previous Scholarship Winners

2021
Abilene – Abi Lillard
Ell-Saline – Brynna Rowley
Minneapolis – Trent Moeckel
Sacred Heart – Mason Richards
Salina Central – Makenzie Maring
Salina South – Lizzay Franco
Smoky Valley – Belle Peters
Southeast of Saline – Jaxson Gebhardt

2020
Abilene – Beth Holmes
Ell-Saline – Noah Hopkins
Minneapolis – Derek Freel
Sacred Heart – Hannah Goetz
Salina Central – Cooper Chard
Salina South – Victoria Maxton
Smoky Valley – Cade Schneider
Southeast of Saline – Meredith Tillberg

2019
Abilene – Sydney Burton
Ell-Saline – Nick Davenport
Minneapolis – Kaden McCullick
Sacred Heart – Trace Leners
Salina Central – Taylon Peters
Salina South – Camdyn Schreiber
Smoky Valley – Tim Lambert
Southeast of Saline – Molly Chitty

2018
Abilene – Jensen Roth
Ell-Saline – Lexington Kochanowski
Minneapolis – Dalton Wilson
Sacred Heart – Kelsey Doll
Salina Central – Elisa Backes
Salina South – Carson Harris
Smoky Valley – Nick Reinert
Southeast of Saline – Morgan Thaxton

2017
Abilene – Parker Base
Ell-Saline – Sydney Omli
Sacred Heart – Stratton Brown
Salina Central – Emma Cain
Salina South – Justin Sullivan
Southeast of Saline – Kendall Schlesener

2016
Abilene – Andrew Schwarting
Ell-Saline – Dakota Came
Sacred Heart – Makenzie Kack
Salina Central – Jetta Greene
Salina South – Jacob Yarochowicz
Southeast of Saline – Allison Stutterheim

2015
Abilene – Tanner Hoekman
Ell-Saline – Emma Drees
Sacred Heart – Maggie Doll
Salina Central – Marysa Bradshaw
Salina South – Alison Rassette
Southeast of Saline – Linzy Kaniper

2014
Abilene – Jesse Patrick
Ell-Saline – Paige Johnson
Sacred Heart – Tracie Thibault
Salina Central – Shaelyn Martin
Salina South – Marisa Mitchell
Southeast of Saline – Lindsay Poague

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