Catchys 2017 Halfway Leaders

The 2017 Catchys have reached the halfway point in the voting!


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Here’s how the race to win each category is fairing so far:

Best Football Player – Hutchinson’s Josh Rivas 26.9%, Kody Gonzalez 26.5%, Pratt’s Hunter Kaufman 24.4%, Trinity’s Ben Adler 22.2%

Best Volleyball Player – Rose Hill’s Gracie Van Driel 28.3%, Eisenhower’s Ryleigh Jackson 27.5%, Newton’s Taylor Antonowich 24.5%, Central Plains’ Cassidy Crites 19.7%

Best Boys XC Runner – Andover’s Alex Moen 33.3%, Kingman’s Robert Pearce 25.4%, Garden City’s Marcus Tula 24.2%, Wichita Collegiate’s Lakelin Conrad 17.1%

Best Girls XC Runner – Clearwater’s Aimee Davis 31.2%, North’s Gabby Reyna 26.3%, Trinity Catholic’s Celia Biel at 22.2%, East’s Emilee Endsley 20.3%

Best Boys Soccer Player – Dodge City’s Joshua Don Juan 27.6%, Andover’s Josh Lofflin 25.3%, Bishop Carroll’s Corbin Howard 24.8%, Kapaun’s Thomas Wells 22.3%

Best Girls Golfer – Andale’s Morgan Brasser 35.7%, Kapaun’s Emma Whitaker 31.4%, Trinity’s Madison Slayton 18.4%, Trinity’s Hanna Hawks 14.5%.

Best Girls Tennis Player/Duo – McPherson doubles team of Ellea Ediger and Rachel Ivers 27.3%, Independent’s Anna Riedmiller 25.3%, Andover’s Grace Ball 24.5%,Ark City’s Kelsie Burr & Chassidy Weathers 22.9%

Best Boys Basketball Player – Eisenhower’s Matt Pile 35.1%, McPherson’s Ben Pyle 25.2%, Derby’s Nyjee Wright 23.1%, Southeast’s Israel Barnes 16.6%

Best Girls Basketball Player – Maize’s Taylor Holmes 29.8%, McPherson’s Taylor Robertson 27.3%, Derby’s Kennedy Brown 22.6%, West’s Brianna Johnson 20.3%

Best Boys Swimmer – Andover Central’s Spencer Krueger 32.3%, Trinity’s Ben Patton 23.5%, East’s Hugh McPherson 22.4%, Heights’ Dylan Jensen 21.8%

Best Boys Wrestler – El Dorado’s Dacota Motter 32%, Goddard’s Kameron Frame 26.4%, Norton’s Jacob Green 22.1%, Northwest’s Joey Gilbertson 19.5%

Best Girls Wrestler – McPherson’s Mya Kretzer 27.3%, Clearwater’s Lyric Gonsalves 26.7%, Rose Hill’s Anayka Besco 23.6%, South’s Kaelee Kimmel 22.4%

Best Boys Bowler – Goddard’s Trevor Reed 28.4%, Buhler’s Colton MacArthur 24.6%, Derby’s Justin Pechanec 24.5%, Garden City’s Aaron Schafer 22.5%

Best Girls Bowler – Goddard's Kacey Collins 27.3%, Mulvane’s Addyson Schiffelbein 25.7%, Garden City’s Ryleigh Whitehurst 24.1%, Campus’ Taylor Cessna 22.9%

Best Baseball Player – Holcomb's Conner VanCleave 30.6%, Maize’s Jacob Taylor 25.9%, Chase Van Steenburg of Halstead 21.8%, Maize South’s Jordan Maxson 21.7%

Best Softball Player – Maize’s Maura Glatzak 28.3%, Madison Miller of Bishop Carroll 25.6%, Haven’s Haley Harner 24.3%, Garden City’s Abbie Dart 21.8%.

Best Boys Track Athlete – Maize’s Konner Swenson 31.7%, Ellsworth’s Kaden Davis 26.5%, South’s Phillip Landrum 23.8%, Smith Center’s Kaden Meitler 18%

Best Girls Track Athlete – Maize South’s Kassidy Johnson 33.4%, Belle Plaine’s Jessica Heidel 24.6%, Andover Central’s Jewell Bolden 24.2%, Southeast’s Christal Moseley 17.6%

Best Boys Golfer – Maize South’s Wells Padgett 33.2%, Andover’s Zach Sokolosky 23.8%, Augusta’s Jake Becker 22.5%, Sacred Heart’s Grant Herrenbruck 20.5%

Best Girls Swimmer – Derby’s Megan Keil 28.3%, Maize South’s Mia Gibson 27.4%, Trinity’s Taylor Kostboth 23%, East’s Katerina Savvides 21.3%

Best Boys Tennis Player – McPherson’s Kaden Stewart & Nolan Schrader 33%, Carroll’s Rodney Steven 26.2%, Sacred Heart’s Stratton Brown 21.2%, Collegiate’s Matt Regehr & Austin Gartner 19.6%

Best Girls Soccer Player – Newton’s Brookelynn Entz 31.4%, Maize’s Makayla Toth 23.7%, Maize South’s Avery Green 22.9%, Carroll’s Hanleigh Allen 22%

Best Boys Multi-Sport Athlete – Trinity’s Ben Adler 30%, Newton’s Kade Remsberg 26.1%, Hoisington’s Christopher Ball 23.4%, Chaparral’s Jacob Jenkins 20.5%

Best Girls Multi-Sport Athlete – Cheney’s Haley Albers 29.9%, Newton’s Taylor Antonowich 29.6%, Hugoton’s Katy Heger 22.6%, Lakeside’s Rachel Miller 17.9%

6A Team of the Year – Derby Football 40.6%, Hutch Boys Track 22.1%, Dodge City boys soccer 21.4%, Campus Wrestling 15.7%

5A Team of the Year – Maize Baseball 36.3%, Newton Girls Track 33.5%, Heights Boys Swimming 16.3%, Kapaun Girls Golf 13.8%

4A Team of the Year – Maize South Baseball 31.3%, Andale Track 24%, Holcomb Boys Basketball 22.6%, Pratt Football 22.1%

3A Team of the Year – Hesston Football 27.8%, Independent Baseball 26.7%, Hugoton Girls Basketball 26%, Norton wrestling 19.5%

2A Team of the Year – Central Plains Girls Basketball 30.8%, Sacred Heart Boys Basketball 26.9%, Bennington Girls XC 23.3%, St. John-Hudson Boys XC 18.8%

1A Team of the Year – Goessel Girls XC 30.2%, Osborne Football 29.7%, South Gray Track 21.7%, Wallace County Boys Basketball 18.2%

Best Performance – Haven softball hits 5 home runs in one game including one grand slam 28.6%, Valley Center’s Tyler Brown drops 50 points on Newton in 72.66 win 28%, Central Plains Oilers girls basketball dominates to 4th straight state title 22.1%, Kapaun girls golf completes Four-Peat as 5A State Champs 21.3%,

Story of the Year – El Dorado’s Dacota Motter wrestles and wins 4A State title at 170 lbs after his father passes away 49.9%, First-ever Girls Wrestling Championship takes place in McPherson, vote for proposal to go to KSHSAA falls short 19.8%, Goddard falls in Double OT 5A state title game despite video evidence 18.1%, Hesston Football starts season 103, ends it in 3A state title game as state runner-up 12.2%

Osborne defeated St. Francis 38-24 in the KSHSAA Class 1A-D1 Championship game in Newton on Saturday, November 19, 2016. (Photo: Everett Royer,