Catchy nominees take home local sports awards

Published: Jun. 28, 2018 at 10:29 PM CDT
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The Catchy nominees were well-represented at the Wichita Area Sports Commission Awards Thursday night.

All four of the winners are nominees for the annual Catchitkansas high school award show.

McPherson basketball star Taylor Robertson took home the award for High School Female Athlete of the Year. She was not present to accept her award, as she prepares for her freshman season at the University of Oklahoma. Robertson is nominated for Best Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the Catchy Awards.

Her head coach, Chris Strathman, won Girls High School Head Coach of the Year. He was also absent from the event. Strathman's team is nominated for Best 4A Team of the Year in the Catchy Awards.

Hunter O'Toole is a multi-sport athlete from Arkansas City. He is also nominated for a Catchy award, in the Best Baseball Player category.

He said it would be a team effort to bring home both awards.

"I'd have a little bit of bragging rights, but really I just want to show it off to my teammates and my town because that's for them and with them," O'Toole said.

The Coach of the Year awards were shocking to the recipients. The Boys High School Coach of the Year award winner Dusty Trail was present, but felt completely shocked. The Bishop Carroll football head coach said his first year at the helm has been a whirlwind, but he owes everything to his predecessor Alan Schuckman and the Bishop Carroll community.

"It's a testimate to everyone at Bishop Carroll and what they do and the success that we're able to get at Bishop Carroll has a lot to do with the community," he said.

Trail's 2017 State Champion Bishop Carroll Football team is also up for a Catchy Award, in the Best 5A Sports team category.

There is still time to cast your vote in the Catchy Awards in 32 different categories. The voting is open until July 13th.

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