Varsity Basketball

AREA BOYS CAPSULES

Argonia

Coach: Keaton Krell, first season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 8-12. Players to watch: Leander Greene, 6-0, G, Sr.; Devon Peetoom, 6-2, sr., G; Alex Hemberger, 5-10, jr., C; Ben Peetoom, 6-2, so., G.

Attica

Coach: Wes Rugg, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 15-10. Players to watch: Mike Loreg, 6-7, sr., C. Chris Werner, 6-3, sr., F. Anthony Summers, 5-11, jr., G.

Burrton

Coach: Ralph Butler, 31st season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 16-7, 8-1. Players to watch: Alex Santiago, 6-0, sr., G; Tyler Bruton, 6-0, sr., F; Luis Rivera, 5-9, sr., G.

Caldwell

Coach: Jake Turner, third season. League: SCBL. Last season: 7-15. Players to watch: Dillan Kuehny, 6-2, sr., , F; Braden Lebeda, 6-2, jr., G; Mason Teeter, 6-2, jr., F; Dylan Walta, 6-2, sr., F.

Canton-Galva

Coach: Christopher Sohm, second season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 2-19. Players to watch: Codey Johnson, 6-2, sr., F; Tad Wedel, 5-11, jr., F; Taylor Myers, 5-10, jr., G; Nick Vogts, 5-6, so., G.

Central-Burden

Coach: Shane Walter, first season. League: South Central Border. Last season: 11-10. Players to watch: Layne Smith, 6-0, jr., F. Cale Ellis, 6-0, sr., F. Kenny Mills, 6-1, sr., C. Justin Martin, 5-6, sr., G.

Centre

Coach: Gret Wyatt, third season. League: Eisenhower. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Trevor Troutt, 6-4, sr., F; Brian Burhoop 6-2, jr., F; Tanner Brunner, 6-1, jr., G.

Cunningham

Coach: Jim Wendt, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 9-6. Players to watch: Cody Beat, 6-3, sr., P. Kyle Gritley, 5-7, sr., G.

Eureka

Coach: Bill Pitko, seventh season. League: Tri-Valley. Last season: 0-21. Players to watch: Braden Barrett, 6-0, jr., G; Tyler Spore, 6-0, jr., F; Seth Spore, 5-7, so., G; Hunter Moore, 6-0, so., G; Tyler Kuhn, 5-9, so., G.

Fairfield

Coach: Bob Almanza, second season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 3-18. Players to watch: Jacob Blackburn, 6-0, sr., G. Lathan Keener, 6-0, sr., F. Sean Stejskal, 5-10, jr., G. Ryan Waters, 6-0, so., F.

Flinthills

Coach: Richard Idelman, second season. League: Lyon County. Last season: 0-21. Players to watch: Garrett Breech, 5-11, .sr., G; Andrew Cope, 5-7, sr., G; Trent Sands, 5-10, sr., G.

Goessel

Coach: Justin Coup, 12th season. Last season: 21-7. League: Heart of America. Players to watch: Weston Hiebert, 6-2, sr., F; Aaron Reimer, 6-4, sr., F; Corey Buller, 6-2, jr., G; Issac Fast, 5-10, sr., G

Halstead

Coach: Joe Gerber, ninth season. League: MCAA. Last season: 12-9, 6-5. Players to watch: Jared Regehr, 6-1, sr., G; Chris Santoya, 5-10, sr., G; Cody Ratcliffe, 5-9, sr., G.

Haven

Coach: Lonnie Paramore, second season. Last season: 14-7. Players to watch: Devin Callon, 6-0, sr., G; Ridge Foster, 5-9, jr., G; Max Kortmann, 5-9, sr., G; Ben Headings, 6-0, sr., F; Kyle-Lee Osborn, 6-4, sr., F.

Hesston

Coach: Ty Rhodes, ninth season. League: MCAA. Last season: 22-2. Players to watch: Logan Schrag, 5-11, sr., G; Cole Jost, 6-0, sr., G; Taylor Redding, 6-0, jr., G; Jesse Voth-Gaeddert, 6-1, jr., F.

Hillsboro

Coach: Darrel Knoll, 22nd season. League: MCAA. Last season: 14-8. Players to watch: Nathan Vogel, 5-10, sr., G. Taylor Hagen, 6-0, sr., F. Ben Bebermeyer, 5-10, jr., G. Jesse Allen, 5-10, so., G.

Hutchinson Central Christian

Central Christian did not respond to multiple requests for information about its team.

Hutchinson Trinity

Coach: Joe Hammersmith, 16th season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 25-1. Players to watch: Michael Mesh, 6-1, jr., G; Derek Racette, 5-11, jr., G; Will Bothwell, 5-9, jr., G; Dustin Ohl, 6-3, so., F; Chase Jones, 6-6, sr., C.

Inman

Coach: Thayne Ediger, second season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 11-11. Players to watch: Sam Martin, 6-5, sr., C; Jordan Goering, 5-10, sr., G; Taylor Ediger, 5-10, sr., G; Jake Friesen, 5-10, sr., G.

Madison

Coach: Alan Brown, third season. League: Lyon County. Last season: 15-9. Players to watch: Henry Ott, 5-7, sr., G; Reece Childers, 6-2, sr., F; Kale Schlankie, 6-3, sr., C.

Marion

Coach: Jeff McMillin, second season. League: MCAA. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Eric Vogel, 6-3, sr., F; Isaac Hett, 6-3, sr., F; Drew Maddox, 5-10, sr., G.

Moundridge

Coach: Vance Unrau, 23rd season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 12-10. Players to watch: Trey Unrau, 5-11, so., G. Austin Neufeld, 6-1, sr., F. Lance Loganbill, 5-11, sr., G. Jared Kaufman, 5-9, sr., G.

Nickerson

Coach: Ryan Duft, seventh season. League: MCAA. Last season: 10-12. Players to watch: Troy Smith, 6-6, sr., C; Braden Thompson, 6-4, sr., F; Ben Proffitt, 5-9, sr., G; McCauley Kluesner, 6-1, jr., G; Alex Davis, 6-1, sr., G.

Norwich

Coach: Craig Zoeller, first season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Howard, 5-9, sr., G. Kirk Raipe, 6-1, jr., F. Trey Johnson, 6-0, so., G. Alex Hull, 5-11, jr., G.

Oxford

Coach: Kyle Green, fourth season. League: SCBL. Last season: 14-8. Players to watch: Bryce Carter, 5-11, sr., G; Alec Lawlis, 5-9, so.. G; Alex White, 5-9, so., G.

Peabody-Burns

Coach: Brian Simmonds, second season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 14-8. Players to watch: Jacob Simmonds, 6-1, sr., G; Aaron Topham, 6-1, sr., G; Martin Hoffkamp, 6-2, sr., F.

Pratt

Coach: David Swank, first season. League: Mid-State. Last season: 10-11. Players to watch: Matt Swank, 6-3, jr., F; Micah Swank, 6-0, so., G; Skylar Angood, 6-2, sr., F; Luke Southard, 6-4, sr., F.

Pratt Skyline

Coach: Justin Miltner, third season. Last season: 7-15. Players to watch: Brian Moore, 6-4, sr., F; Trent Befort, 6-2, sr., F; Jeff Rondeau, 6-2, sr., G; Tristen Hirt, 6-0, sr., G; Easton Burgardt, 6-3, so., F.

Pretty Prairie

Coach: Dennis Detter, 13th season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 17-8. Players to watch: Joe Lampe, 6-8, sr., C; Hunter Pittman, 6-0, jr., G; Josh Kaufman, 5-10, jr., G; Tanner Hines, 6-1, jr., F.

Remington

Coach: Rod Browning, fourth season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 6-15, 3-9. Players to watch: Jake Green, 6-3, jr., F; Caleb Cherryholmes, 5-10, so., G; Matt Jacobs, 5-10, jr., G; Tanner Claassen, 6-4, jr., F; Josh Toevs, 6-5, sr., F.

Sedgwick

Coach: Darren Crumrine, 16th season. League: Heart of America. Last season: 20-3. Players to watch: Bryce Dovier, 6-6, sr., F; Wade Hansen, 6-0, sr., G; Elliott Money, 5-9, so., G; Levi Vogt, 6-1, so., F; D.J. Rohr, 6-1, so., G.

Smoky Valley

Coach: John Bellah, seventh season. League: MCAA. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Seth Nelson, 6-3, jr., F; Lance Hulse, 5-7, sr., G; Cody Piper, 5-10, sr., G.

South Barber

Coach: Brad Morris, fifth season. League: Heart of the Plains. Last season: 10-11. Players to watch: Dylon Molz, 6-4, jr., F. Nick Morris, 5-10, sr., G. Christian Johnston, 5-11, jr., G. Kendall Clark, 6-3, jr., F.

South Haven

Coach: Darren McDorman, eighth season. League: SCBL. Last season: 12-8. Players to watch: Patrick Curl, 6-0, sr., G. Jarod Young, 6-0, jr., G. Nick Creed, 6-0, jr., G. Austin Barlow, 6-0, jr., G.

Sunrise

Coach: Kyle Lindsted, 11th season. League: Independent. Last season: 25-3. Players to watch: Raphael Akepejiori, 6-8, sr., F. Misha Korshunuv, 5-10, sr., G. Matthew Fager, 6-1, sr., F. Leon Cooper, 6-0, sr., G.

Udall

Coach: John Mayes, first season. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Skylor Kistler, 6-2, sr., F; Dylan Smith, 6-0, sr., G; Devan Rueger, 6-2, jr., F; Taylor Camp, 5-11, sr., G; Logan Beard, 5-10, so., G.

Word of Life

Coach: Ryan Hujing, second season. League: Independent. Last season: 23-4. Players to watch: Nate Buckner, 6-3, sr., F. Dolan Greathouse, 6-3, jr., G. C.J. Jones, 5-8, sr., G. Darian Unruh, 6-1, jr., F. Teddy Johnson, 5-9, sr., G.

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