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Wessel, Balderas named sports commission's top high school athletes

Heights’ Evan Wessel and Bishop Carroll’s Sarah Balderas were named the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission’s male and female high school athletes of the year.

Wessel, who was named to The Eagle’s All-State football and basketball teams, helped lead Heights to undefeated football and basketball seasons.

Balderas, a three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and softball, helped lead Carroll to the Class 5A softball title.

The high school boys coach of the year was Heights football coach Rick Wheeler, while the high school girls coach of the year was Collegiate girls basketball coach Terrence Phox.