High School Sports

Area boys soccer notes

Andover graduated a massive senior class and will look to rebuild under Chris Lemons, a Wichita native and former professional player.

Andover Central returns six seniors to a team that won 12 games last season. Tyler West, Zach Meeker, Christian Watts, Cole Kretchmar, Patrick Collins and Matt Voth will look to keep the Jaguars as a contender.

Augusta returns nine starters, including four that received all-league honors in Ian Hall (goalkeeper), Logan Hiser (defender), A.J. Willett (midfielder) and Dalton Wheat (defender).

Campus will have pieces to build around in senior Luke Thompson and juniors Eddie Hernandez and Jordan Sparks.

Circle figures to rebuild after losing several seniors, but it does have a top returner back in Logan Breault.

Derby returns two notable starters in junior midfielder Jose Vaquera and senior Aric Neely.

Goddard has one of the better keepers returning in the area in Matt Gronberg. Other top returners include Brandon Bozarth and Court Roland under Ryan Rooney's first year of coaching.

Long-time Goddard assistant Rick Childs moves over to Goddard Eisenhower to start up the first-year program. Experienced players include Lance Machado, Brent Tucker and Jaocb Gasho.

Maize has arguably the best goalkeeper back in the area in Blake Andrews, which gives the Eagles a solid foundation. Other returners include Dylan Waganbauer, Aaron Tatman and Landon Shupe.

Maize South will look to continue its success gained from last season, but will have to replace a large senior class.

Rose Hill returns Travis Mitchell and Dom Swindler. The Rockets will look to remain one of the area's most successful programs with returners Austin Dinkel, Jessie Treat, Austin Parrott, Will Wyatt and Brandon Mitchell.

Winfield has one of the top offensive threats in the state back in senior Joe Albright. Landon Fox and Manny Manzanarez also return.