Pavlovich against jucos raising limits

By Steve Sell
July 22, 2016

McPherson High’s Jace Pavlovich was among the Kansas Football Coaches Association members who is against the Jayhawk Conference perhaps increasing the number of out-of-state players allowed to 30.

A vote on the matter by school presidents is scheduled for Aug. 4.

When word came out earlier this week that there was going to be a vote to raise the number of out-of-state players from 20 to 30, the KFCA sprang into action led by president Steve Martin of Wichita Northwest. A survey went out to the 156 members, 73 of whom responded, according to The Wichita Eagle’s Tony Adame. And 95 percent of those, Adame wrote, said it “was a terrible idea.”

The caveat in the increase is that the 10 extra out-of-staters that would be allowed must come from bordering states Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Oklahoma.

There are eight Jayhawk Conference football teams which currently are allowed to set their rosters at 63, 20 of those being from out-of-state with no restrictions. In the old, old days, schools were allowed only 10 out-of-staters before it was bumped up to 12 and then 20, which came as late as 2013.

“I am a Kansas high school football coach,” said Pavlovich, who in his soon-to-be 11 years at MHS has sent a healthy number of players to the Jayhawk. “I cannot support junior colleges increasing their out-of-state scholarships by 10. I want Kansas kids to get opportunities to earn a scholarship and play college football.”

But Pavlovich did add, “I would also have a hard time boycotting those junior colleges from coming in to recruit my players if it does pass.”

According to Adame, 70 percent of those coaches who responded were in favor of a recruiting boycott, but that could result in their players having no place to continue their careers, which is a yellow flag for Pavlovich.

“I do understand where some of the junior colleges are coming from that want to add 10 more out-of-state scholarships,” Pavlovich said. “They struggle to get Kansas kids in and have to live on out-of-staters. Schools like Butler and Hutch do very well recruiting Kansas. They have an easier sell getting kids to go to their school than a Coffeyville or a Garden City.”

The Jayhawk Conference has been one of the crowned jewels of junior college recruiting in the U.S. Butler has been the Jayhawk’s gold standard, along with Hutchinson in recent years. The other schools have had their moments, but those two schools have been the flagship programs.

When coaches could recruit only 10 out-of-staters, they would lean toward using the scholarships for a quarterback, running back, a receiver or two, a couple of big defensive linemen, a pair of linebackers and a couple of defensive backs. Schools like Oklahoma often place a player at a school if they don’t make grades, with the idea of having them on their roster down the road. Kansas State’s Bill Snyder has made a career of unearthing juco gems that often are overlooked and they later become stars.

Oneok Donates $2000 Toward Repairing Vandalized Park Fountain

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
July 22, 2016

A substantial donation has been made to help repair the Swan Court fountain lights at McPherson’s Lakeside Park that were damaged last May by vandals whose identity still remains unknown.

“On behalf of Oneok Partners, I’d be glad to give you guys a $2000 donation for the Swan Fountain project,” said Doug Baker, addressing Public Lands and Facilities Director Wayne Burns at the city commission’s weekly meeting.

“I read about it in the paper and heard about it on the radio where there was some vandalism and decisions on mosquito spray versus the lights in the fountain. I thought it’d be a good opportunity for us to make a donation and help you out with the project.”

The total cost to repair the fountains is over $4000.

If anyone has any information on this or any other acts of vandalism in our local parks, contact the McPherson Police Department at 620-245-1200 or 245-1266.

Anonymous callers can contact McPherson County Crime Stoppers at 620-241-1122. 

Baseball Hall of Fame Cards, Deborah Walker Photography on Display at McPherson Public Library

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
July 22, 2016

There’s still time to view the free exhibits The McPherson Public Library has on display for the month of July!

A collection featuring Baseball Hall of Fame players can be viewed with cards signed by Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Joe DiMaggio, as just a few examples.

The public also has the opportunity to view Walker’s thought-provoking photography exhibit while it is on display in the McPherson Public Library’s meeting room during the month of July.

Walker’s photography is said to be a verbal and visual intermingling of poetry and illustration, prompting the viewer to shed light on false identities, beliefs and feelings and make way for healthy and positive introspection.  

Walker was born in California and raised in Sterling, Kansas. She now lives in Hutchinson.  She is involved with various photography, video and writing projects and is a regular contributor to the Hutchinson and Kansas!magazines.  

Additional work can be viewed on her website:

www.deborahleeimages.com

Next month the library’s exhibit will be featuring children’s art from the McPherson Recreation Summer Art Program.

The McPherson Public library is open seven days a week, from 9:00 to 8:00 Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, and 2:00 to 5:00 on Sunday.

The library is located at 214 W. Marlin, across the street from the McPherson County Courthouse. 

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