The Eagle began selecting All-Metro teams in 2004-05. Forty-one schools in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties are eligible to have players selected.
Ellis, a four-time All-Metro selection who has signed with Kansas, capped his career by leading Heights (23-2) to its fourth straight Class 6A title. He also helped Heights set the state record for consecutive wins (62) and he became the City League’s career scoring leader with 2,231 points, breaking a record dating back to 1981. He averaged 25.8 points, 9.4 rebounds.
Frankamp, a two-time All-Metro selection, ranks fifth in City League history with 1,641 points, 26 points behind South grad Ricky Ross. Frankamp scored 38 points, 27 in the second half, in a win over Heights in the regular-season finale. He also was key in getting North (15-8) to the 6A tournament. He averaged a City League-record 32.3 points.
Love, a four-year varsity player at East (15-7) who has signed with Denver, ratcheted up his offensive game midway through the season, scoring 21 or more points nine out of the final 14 games. That included seven games of 26 or more points. He averaged 18.7 points and shot 56.6 percent from the field.
Moore, a four-year varsity player who has signed with Emporia State, had the ability to pass, hit a three or drive inside for a dunk. Moore helped lead Heights to a fourth-straight Class 6A title and a record 62-game winning streak. He averaged 12.7 points, shot 51 percent from the field and scored 24 and 17 points in Heights’ final two games.
Nicholson, a four-year varsity player who has signed with Fort Hays State, is a two-time All-Metro selection. He averaged 20.2 points this season. Nicholson, who shot 52.2 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line, averaged 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals as he led Northwest to a 16-6 record.
Coach John Cherne
Cherne, in his first season at Kapaun, led the Crusaders to the Class 5A title, the school’s first since 1981. Kapaun struggled at times during the regular season, but the Crusaders played well in the postseason and finished 16-9.
Andersen, a four-year varsity player, used her experience to help guide a young team. A strong ballhandler, she could score by driving inside or hitting from three-point range. Andersen led Kapaun to the Class 5A title, the school’s first since 1979. She averaged 9.7 points, 4.2 steals and 5.3 assists..
Chandler, a four-year starting point guard, started the defense for Heights, using her quickness to wreak havoc with opponents. She used her ballhandling and passing skills to get her teammates involved. She led Heights to its second straight Class 6A title and 50 straight wins, the state’s longest active winning streak.
Heimerman, a guard, was a key in Garden Plain finishing 21-3, winning the Central Plains League and advancing to the Class 3A tournament. The Owls lost, in overtime, to eventual 3A champion Silver Lake. Heimerman averaged 12.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shot 38.8 percent from the three-point line.
Lungwitz is a versatile player who mainly played at the off-guard offensively, but her versatility as a defender allowed her to successfully defend opponents’ top post players as well. Offensively, she used that same ability to drive inside or hit from three. She was consistent with the ball, rarely committing turnovers.
Palmer, who has made an oral commitment to play at Missouri State, has a strong shot and is a threat from the perimeter. She’s also a strong rebounder and uses her quickness on defense to cause opponents problems. She helped lead Heights to its second straight 25-0 record and two straight Class 6A titles.
Coach Kip Pulliam
Heights went 25-0 for the second straight season, winning the Class 6A title, and has the state’s longest active winning streak at 50 games. Pulliam is 184-14 since his first season in 2004-05, ranking fourth in the City League in wins and first in winning percentage (.929).