Varsity Kansas

The Eagle's 50th anniversary All-City team

The Eagle first published an All-City League team in 1959, when we introduced an all-league football squad. To celebrate 50 years of the league, Sports staffers this summer came up with the All-City list to end All-City list.

Led by beat writer Duane Frazier and with input from long-time coaches and observers, we're naming the all-time All-City teams in every sport. Every position, every weight, every event is represented. Years of graduation are in parentheses.

You're bound to disagree on some 50-year selections, and that's fine. It's just a way to celebrate 50 years of the league and to remind us that some pretty good talent has come through the league.


P _ Darren Dreifort, Heights ('90)

First-round pick by Dodgers in '93

P _ Mike Pelfrey, Heights ('02)

First-round pick by Mets in '05

C _ Mark Standiford, North ('84)

Four-time All-City selection

1B - Kenny Bennett, West ('69)

Led West to '67 and '69 state titles

2B _ Chris Wimmer, East ('89)

Hit .533 and stole 28 bases as a senior

SS _ Hi Lewis, Kapaun ('64)

Pitched in two state games on way to '63 title

3B _ Jim Thomas, Southeast ('78)

Led Buffs to '78 national title

OF - Kenny Coleman, West ('60)

Batted cleanup in team's '59 title win

OF _ Todd Devereaux, Northwest ('85)

Drafted by Yankees after U. of Arizona

OF - Mark Reynolds, Southeast ('80)

DH for two years with Texas Longhorns

DH - John Lewallen, East ('90)

.518 career batting average; four-time pick

Coach - Jim Deckinger, Southeast (1964-83, '92-94; Carroll '96-97)

Won eight CL and six state titles in 23 seasons

Boys Basketball

F - Ricky Ross, South ('79)

Prolific scorer averaged 31.9 as senior

F - Antoine Carr, Heights ('79)

Played 17 seasons in the NBA

C - Greg Dreiling, Kapaun ('81)

CL's career scoring leader (1,864)

G - Aubrey Sherrod, Heights ('81)

Standout shooter before three-point line

G - Darnell Valentine, Heights ('77)

Point guard for 23-0 '77 title team

Coach - Steve Eck, South (1986-96)

Won six state titles, had 227-15 record

Girls Basketball

F - Lynette Woodard, North ('77)

Collegiate scoring leader, first female Globetrotter

F - Kareema Williams, Southeast ('88)

League's career scoring leader (1,762)

C - Mary Kennedy, Kapaun ('80)

Two-time All-State, led Kapaun to unbeaten '79 title

G - Karla Redo, Heights ('79)

Three-time pick; led Heights to '79 title

G - Kendra Jones, Northwest ('97)

Averaged 27.7 points in '97 state tournament

Coach - Don Racine, Carroll (1979-present)

468 career wins; one state championship

Boys Bowling

Cory Simmons, North ('01)

Won '01 CL title; All-American at Newman

Steve Elson, Northwest ('02)

CL champ in '00; bowled for Wichita State

Curtis Schippers, West ('05)

His '05 state title was first for CL

Jeremy Woolever, East ('05)

' 05 state runnerup; four top-six CL finishes

Kyle Lockwood, South ('06)

Won two CL titles; bowled 300 for '05 title

Joshua McBride, Northwest ('07)

Won '06 state title to highlight career

Coach - Jolie Plumlee, Heights (2002-present)

Has led Falcons to one state, three CL titles

Girls Bowling

Tina Wilson, West ('03)

Three top-10 CL finishes; led West to '01 CL title

Joni Barker, North ('05)

Four top-two finishes in CL; two CL titles

Ricki Williams, South ('05)

One regional title; two top-two CL finishes, one CL title

Jessica Spencer, North ('05)

Two CL team titles; three top-five CL finishes

Lyndsey Prather, Heights ('07)

Three consecutive top-six finishes at state

Sarah Hughes, Carroll ('07)

Led team to '05 state title; three top-five CL finishes

Coach _ Jim Nance, Carroll (2000-present)

Three league titles, one state title

Boys Cross Country

Archie San Romani, East ('59)

Standout miler won only state XC title as senior

Jim Ryun, East ('65)

Won '63 and '64 state titles; team won in '64

Bob Barratti, North ('68)

Ran away with state titles in '66 and '67

Tom Honer, West ('72)

Won individual state title, also led West to team title

Jeff Campbell, Southeast ('78)

Led Buffs to '76 team title; won '77 individual 5A title

Mike Regan, Kapaun ('82)

Ran for Georgetown after winning '81 state title

Scott Mitchell, Kapaun ('01)

Gave up soccer to win two 5A cross country titles

Coach: Larry Dostert, Carroll (1985-2000)

Led Eagles to 12 CL titles and two state titles

Girls Cross Country

Trina Bugner, Carroll ('80)

Won individual 5A crown in '79, led BC to team title

Paulette Staats, South ('89)

Two CL titles; three top-10 finishes at state

Amber Kennedy, Northwest ('96)

Two CL titles; three top-10 finishes at state

Margaret Mohr, Carroll ('99)

Swept, CL, regional and state meets in '98

Andrea Mohr, Carroll ('00)

Led team to state titles in '98 and '99

Melissa Ortiz, West ('05)

Three top-five finishes at state in four years

Coach _ Ran Nielsen, Carroll (1986-present)

Ten CL, two state titles in 21 seasons



QB - Kevin Clinton, Southeast ('78)

Led SE to consecutive state titles and 21 straight wins

RB - Don Calhoun, North ('70)

All-State in '69; played in NFL from 1974-82

RB - Barry Sanders, North ('86)

Ran for 1,417 yards as senior; won Heisman at OSU

RB - Jeff Smith, Southeast ('80)

Consecutive 1,000-yard seasons; played four years in NFL

WR - Daley Gunter, Heights ('07)

Shattered state record with 68 catches for 1,357 yards

WR _ Lester McCoy, Southeast ('97)

Caught 70 passes as junior; set MIAA yardage record at ESU

TE - Mark Bell, Carroll ('75)

A TE-DE who played six seasons in NFL

OL - Tony Barker, Northwest ('87)

Three-sport star; played at Rice and in NFL

OL - Michael Irvin, West ('98)

Led West to '97 title game; played at Wyoming

OL - Mike Steele, South ('89)

Top 11 as senior; played at Georgia, then Kansas

OL - Scott Vang, Northwest ('86)

Top 11 pick in '85; went on to play at Iowa

OL - Jim Waskiewicz, East ('62)

Also won titles in wrestling, track; played five years in NFL

K - Dave Armagost, Kapaun ('83)

Made 85 percent of FGA, including 47-yarder


DL - Mike Bell, Carroll ('75)

All-Stater who played 12 seasons for Chiefs

DL - Russ Campbell, North ('87)

Two-way pick who played at K-State

DL - Doug Hoppock, Southeast ('78)

Multi-sport star; OT for K-State and in USFL

DL - Lawrence Pete, South ('84)

Play four years at Nebraska; five-year NFL veteran

LB - Kirk Allen, East ('84)

Won two titles at East; All-MVC pick at WSU

LB - Mike Beckish, Kapaun ('83)

Two state titles; played on Penn State's national title team

LB - James Walker, East ('77)

Top 11 pick in '76; later played for Chiefs

DB - John Mosier, West ('66)

One of Wichita's top athletes; TE three years in NFL

DB - Laverne Smith, Southeast ('73)

Standout running back; played for KU, Steelers

DB - Rashad Washington, Southeast ('99)

All-State football, basketball; plays for Jets

DB - Mike Boushka, Kapaun ('78)

Two-sport star; played WR at Notre Dame

P - Kamerion Wimbley, Northwest ('02)

Two-time punter, now LB for Browns

Coach - Ed Kriwiel, Kapaun (1969-90; West '53-66)

Won 297 games at West and Kapaun; owns nine state titles

Boys Golf

Johnny Stevens, East ('60)

Won '60 state title; three-time All-American at WSU

Grier Jones, Kapaun ('64)

Two-time state champ who played on PGA Tour

Gary Navarro, North ('68)

Won title in '68; earned three Kansas junior titles

Rod Nuckolls, Carroll ('75)

Won two state titles before All-America career at WSU

Rob Self, Kapaun ('82)

Member of four title teams; won '82 state title

Craig Hainline, West ('88)

Won state titles in '86,' 87; second in '88

Coach _ Ed Kriwiel, Kapaun (1970-present)

24 state titles, seven straight from '79-85

Girls Golf

Erin Wright, North ('75)

Won '73 individual title; led North to three state titles

Karla Squires, Carroll ('77)

Three-time CL champ; led Carroll to '76 two-man title

Sarah Peters, Kapaun ('84)

Led KMC to '83 state title; also won state amateur

Cathy Stevens, Kapaun ('86)

Only three-time state champion in CL

Jeane Orr, Southeast ('90)

Won state titles in '88 and '89

Kelly Eddy, East ('02)

Three top-two CL finishes, two-time state medalist

Coach _ Bob Mackey, Kapaun (1979-88)

Coached team to four CL titles, state title in '83

Boys gymnastics

All-around - Derek Clark, Southeast ('87)

Won four titles at '86 state meet

Floor exercise - Kevin Jordan, South ('83)

Won back-to-back titles along with '82 all-around

Horizontal bar - Gary Snyder, Southeast ('65)

Three consecutive titles in one event

Parallel bars - Mark Folger, South ('77)

Two-time all-Big Eight selection at OU

Long horse - Colin Womack, South ('91)

Two state titles in event; three overall

Still rings - Doug Jones, Southeast ('90)

Five career titles; two in still rings

Pommel horse - Bob Carroll, East ('67)

Won five titles, including two in pommel horse

Coach _ Bob Bobbitt, South (1978-91; North '74-77; SE '73)

Nine City League titles, one state title

Girls gymnastics

All-around - Alice Priest, Kapaun ('83)

Two-time all-around champ; six state medals

Balance beam - Shae Donham, North ('81)

Won balance beam title in '80; vault in '79

Floor exercise - Donna Armstrong, South ('75)

First state gymnastics champion from CL

Uneven bars - Amy Priest, Kapaun ('83)

Finished career with eight state titles

Vault - Kari Nett, South ('78)

Two state titles in vault

Coach _ Lisa Adams, South (1979-94)

Five unbeaten seasons, one state title

Boys Soccer

Jay Holmes, West ('85)

Playmaker led Pioneers to '84 CL title

Dat Ly, East ('85)

Diminutive player was dangerous scorer

Doug Schremmer, South ('85)

Keeper in '85; three-time all-district at Newman

LeBaron Hollimon, Northwest ('87)

Scored 26 goals in '86; later played for Wings

Eric Proffitt, Northwest ('87)

Midfielder led team to 38-2-3 record in two years

Neil Piper, Southeast ('90)

Career featured 89 total goals and assists

Braeden Cloutier, Northwest ('91)

Standout scorer; former Wing and MLS player

Tim Orindgreff, North ('91)

Led North to '89 state title; scoring leader in '90

Jeff Nix, South ('95)

Scored 80 career goals, 29 as a senior

Kelly Wolverton, Southeast ('99)

Two-time pick and All-American as senior

Corey Gonzalez, Kapaun ('00)

Two-time defender: member of '97 title team

Coach - Bobby Bribiesca, Northwest (1979-present)

Team's original coach; seven CL titles, one state title

Girls Soccer

Tammy Holmes, West ('91)

Two-time pick; All-America at Friends

Amy Slaymaker, North ('92)

Three-time All-City; led North to 6-1-1 CL record in '92

Vicky Morrison, Northwest ('95)

Led league in scoring two years

Candace Bribiesca, Northwest ('97)

Two-time pick led NW into '97 state final

Erika Sauerwein, Kapaun ('99)

Led Crusaders with 15 goals, 8 assists in '99

Kristina Kastor, East ('00)

No. 2 on CL's career scoring list

Ashley Anderson, Heights ('01)

Standout defender, three-time selection

Jessica Smith, Southeast ('02)

CL career scoring leader (128 goals)

Mary Dix, Carroll ('02)

GK with nine shutouts during junior season

Nicole Alvarez, Northwest ('03)

Scoring threat had 33 goals, 21 assists in '02

Kristen Wolverton, Southeast ('05)

Versatile performer scored 34 goals in final three seasons

Coach - Alan Shepherd, Kapaun (1990-present)

Has led Crusaders to five CL championships


P _ Beth Wilson, Heights ('91)

Won state title in '88; two perfect games in '91

P _ Lisa Ihrig, South ('92)

Three-time pick; led South to second in '91

P _ Jayne Stafford, Carroll ('81)

Won 5A title in '79; was 16-2 in '81, third in 5A

C _ Callie Piper, Northwest ('00)

Played at Florida Atlantic; now plays professionally

1B _ Kerri Long, Northwest ('94)

Hit .427 in cleanup in '94; .600 on-base percentage

MIF _ Jennifer Bachman, Carroll ('93)

Three-time All-MVC at Wichita State

MIF _ Tricia Lewis, Carroll ('91)

Hit .400 as a senior; had 16 RBIs, 32 SBs

3B _ Jill Larson, North ('76)

All-American at KU in '81; hit KU-best .400 in '79

OF _ Emily Peters, Kapaun ('94)

Led MVC in hits at WSU in '98; two-time All-MVC

OF _ Cindy Kirkhart, West ('81)

Extremely athletic; all-league at utility, pitcher, OF

OF _ Debbie Ellison, Heights ('80)

Three-time selection; hit over .400 in '80

Coach _ Merri Copeland, Northwest (1998-present, South '89-92, Heights '88)

Won CL titles at South, Northwest; led Northwest to '99 6A title

Boys Swimming

100 backstroke _ Steve Trombold, Southeast ('67)

Three-time state champion

100 breaststroke _ Josh Kittrell, East ('98)

Two-time state champion

100 butterfly _ Larry Hyde, East ('59)

National record-holder, four-time state medalist

50 freestyle _ Shawn Sullivan, Northwest ('96)

First 50-yard champ from CL in 26 years

100 freestyle _ Scott Willis, South ('78)

Eighth individual swim champion in school history

200 individual medley _ Jamie Knorr, East ('67)

Standout career included five state titles

200 freestyle _ Charles Horner, East ('65)

Second in state history to win three consecutive titles

500 freestyle _ Troy Reynolds, Northwest ('87)

Fastest state time by CL swimmer in that event

Diving _ Jim Askins, South ('64)

Won titles as sophomore and senior

Coach _ Chuck Hatter, Southeast (1962-78)

Led Buffs to seven state titles in 14 years

Girls Swimming

100 backstroke _ Jenaca Pumphrey, Heights ('00)

Won '98 title as sophomore in 57.47

100 breaststroke _ Melissa Schultz, Northwest ('86)

Three-time state champ in same event

100 butterfly _ Robin Messner, Southeast ('76)

Also won 200 IM at same state meet

50 freestyle _ Meredith Matthies, Kapaun ('07)

Two-time state champion

100 freestyle _ Tama Salter, East ('90)

Won back-to-back titles along with one in 50 free

200 freestyle _ Cory Lukens, East ('99)

Won two titles at '98 state meet

500 freestyle _ Shawn Melton, Northwest ('88)

Won state titles as a freshman and a senior

200 individual medley _ Meredith Lavery, Southeast ('91)

Two-time state champion

Diving _ Amy Aarson, Heights ('87)

First four-time diving champ in state history

Coach _ Doug Vannaman, Northwest (1985-present)

Has led Grizzlies to seven CL titles, one state title

Boys Tennis

Mike Lahey, Kapaun ('78)

One doubles, one singles title; 36 doubles wins in '77

David Goodman, Kapaun ('80)

Won two state singles titles, two doubles titles

Buff Farrow, Southeast ('85)

Two-time state singles champ; played professionally

Rhain Buth, Southeast ('90)

State's first four-time singles champ; unbeaten in career

Jack Oxler, Carroll ('94)

Two state singles titles; 49-4 record in final two years

Darren Snyder, North ('94)

One state singles title, three regional titles in career

Coach _ Larry Saksa, Southeast (1989-2001)

Led Buffs to state titles in 1990, 1991 and 1992

Girls Tennis

SoYoung Lee, Southeast ('87)

Three state titles; compiled 81-0 record

Megan Russell, Kapaun ('97)

Four-time state singles champ; 96-1 career record

Lisa Tholen, Kapaun ('90)

85-0 career record; led KMC to three team titles

Dawn Buth, Southeast ('94)

Won '90 singles title; had successful pro career

Tara Snyder, North ('95)

Played only '92 season at North; ranked No. 33 in world in '98

Corey Steven, Kapaun ('02)

Three consecutive state titles; played at Illinois-Chicago

Coach _ Cran Chase, Kapaun (1992-95)

Led KMC to three state titles; had 26-2 CL dual record

Boys Track

100 _ Leonard Scott, South ('77)

Two-time state champion

200 - Mario Ponds, Southeast ('98)

Two 200 state titles, one 100 title

400 _ Bob Hanson, East ('62)

Multiple state titles; career-best 47.1 in 440

800 _ Marcus Wright, West ('87)

Two-time winner; top time of 1:51.73

1600 _ Jim Ryun, East ('65)

Won '65 state title in time of 3:58.3

3200 _ Randy Smith, East ('71)

His 8:54.4 time is second-best in state history

110 hurdles _ Marcus Walker, East ('67)

Two-time state hurdles champion

300 hurdles _ Sylvester Cowans, Southeast ('89)

Had career-best time of 37.2

High jump _ Brad Speer, East ('84)

Had a national-best jump of 7-41/2 in '84

Long jump _ Veryl Crawford, South ('74)

Top jump of 24-113/4 is fourth-best in Kansas

Triple jump _ Jamaal Thomas, Northwest ('95)

Holds the league record at 48-83/4

Shot put _ Brian Baker, South ('02)

State champion; threw 62-43/4 as senior

Discus _ Gene Abernathy, Kapaun ('83)

No. 6 on the all-time list at 199-3

Javelin _ Trent Cantrell, South ('86)

Two-time champ; has CL meet record at 222-71/2

Pole vault _ Fred Burton, North ('63)

Set collegiate record (16-91/2) for WSU in '67

Coach - Bob Timmons, East (1956-64)

Led East to state titles in '58, '59, '61, '62, '64

Girls Track

100 - Ramona Breedlove, Southeast ('76)

Her 11.5 100 time still ranks near top

200 - Alicia McQueen, North ('79)

Swept the 100 and 200 at '79 state meet

400 - Tina Buckner, Kapaun ('93)

Had one 400 title among her six individual titles

800 - Amy Zeller, Carroll ('02)

Ran a 2:20.06 at '99 CL meet

1600 - Trina Bugner, Carroll ('80)

Won event at '80 state meet3200 - Paulette Staats, South ('89)

Still holds CL meet record at 11:30.7

100 hurdles - Jill Redo, Heights ('82)

Won state titles in '80 and '81

300 hurdles - Akilah Rounds, South ('92)

Record career includes titles in '89 and '92

High jump - Kym Carter, East ('82)

Olympic heptathlete jumped 6-21/4 at East

Long jump - ChrisDell Harris, West ('05)

Outstanding sprinter won two long jump titles

Triple jump - Jaleen Randle, Southeast ('01)

Set CL meet record with 36-7 jump as a junior

Shot put - Rhea Rogers, South ('79)

Won back-to-back titles with discontinued 8-lb. shot

Discus - Kelly Abernathy, Kapaun ('85)

State record holder with 165-2 throw as a senior

Javelin - Greta Semsroth, South ('88)

Won '87 title for South, '88 title for Independence

Pole vault - Lauren Kirsch, Kapaun ('04)

Won state title as junior: holds CL record at 9-7

Coach - Damian Smithisler, Kapaun (2002-present)

Has won four CL titles and one state title in six seasons


Christi Posey, Heights ('77)

Played volleyball, softball at WSU; softball at KU

Monica Spencer, East ('84)

Setter, helped lead Aces to second in 6A in '83

Dawn Horn, South ('93)

Two-time All-MVC at WSU

Lisa Donovan, Carroll ('98)

Lone setter for two 5A title teams; played at East Carolina State

Luresa Forsyth, Kapaun ('00)

Four-time pick; played at Georgia

Leah Ratzlaff, Kapaun ('02)

Two-time All-MVC selection at Creighton

Coach _ Maureen Rohleder, Carroll (1992-2004)

Won four 5A titles, tied or won CL 10 times


103 _ Tim Dryden, North ('85)

Won consecutive state titles

112 _ Doug Hoover, Kapaun ('02)Second four-time champion in CL history

119 _ Neil Keller, Kapaun ('87)

Three-time state champ; 29-4 record in '87

125 _ Lance Milsap, North ('81)Only three-time champ in North history

130 _ Tristen Deshazer, West ('06)

Four-time state champ; 147-3 career record

135 _ Doug Lunt, Heights ('69)

Won state titles in '68 and '69; All-American

140 _ Mark Dugan, Carroll ('02)

Two titles, had 37-0 record as a senior

145 _ Milton George, Northwest ('91)

Three 6A titles; two City League titles

152 _ Jacob Klein, Kapaun ('01)

Three titles; 148-13 career record; 41-0 as a senior

160 _ Roy Oeser, Kapaun ('77)

Four-time state champion; 102-4-2 career record

171 _ Reo Nichols, East ('77)

Back-to-back titles in '76 and '77; third in '75

189 _ Joe Nelson, South ('98)

Had 71-0 record in last two seasons; two titles

215 _ Ryan Sponsel, Carroll ('05)

Two titles, one third place; 34-3 record in '05

275 _ Jerry Corner, West ('94)

67-1 record, two titles in final two years

Coach - Duwane Miller, Kapaun (1973-86, '90-96)

Led Kapaun dynasty to 14 CL, eight state titles