Flood CatchitKansas with votes for McPherson athletes, team

By Steve Sell
June 18, 2014

McPherson High sports fans are asked to flood CatchitKansas with their votes for the website’s seventh annual “Catchy Awards.”

Go to the website atwww.CatchitKansas.comand cast your ballots now. McPherson High is again well represented on the list.

MHS’ Kyler Kinnamon is up for Boys Basketball Player of the Year, with the other nominees being Trevon Evans of Goddard Eisenhower, Hadley Gillum of Plainville and Brady Werth of Hays. Kinnamon was All-State All-Class first team this past season and led the Bullpups to their 12th state championship.

That Bullpup boys basketball team also is a finalist for Team of the Year. The other nominees are Buhler football, Wichita Trinity girls soccer and Andale boys track and field.

The Bullpups’ state championship doubles team of Ryan Horton and Peter Horton are up for the best tennis player/duo of the year. Others up are Berett Hollis of Arkansas City, and doubles teams Zachary Hampton-Jeffry Michel of Salina Central and Travis Osland-Max Moxley of Collegiate.

Hesston’s Ryan Schadler is prominent on the ballot. He’s up for Football Player of the Year along with Buhler’s Riley Allen, Derby’s DeAndre Goolsby and Hays’ Alex Delton. He’s also a top contender the top Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Other contenders are Jordan Hoffman of Otis-Bison, DeRon Thompson of Wichita Northwest and Riley Osen of Winfield.

Also for Hesston, the girls basketball team is up for 3A Team of the Year. Others are Norton wrestling, Cheney girls track and field and Wichita Collegiate girls tennis.

Hesston is up for Story of the Year for winning the state championship in boys cross country as well as boys and girls basketball. 

Other nominees are Bishop Carroll’s Jessi Haffner for going undefeated at state tournaments throughout her career, Wichita Trinity’s girls soccer team for becoming the first team in Kansas history West of Topeka for winning a state soccer title, the Hoxie girls for running their winning streak to 73 in capturing a third straight state basketball title and Hays’ Preston Weigel for winning a third straight state wrestling title and going undefeated for a second year in a row.

McPherson fans need to start flooding the website. Hit it as many times as you can. Voting ends on July 25. Let’s get the Bullpups into the winner’s circle.