Colby High School's Anna Starbuck, junior, was forced to miss a handful of tournaments and practice last season due to injury. Now she is back to 100% and ready to defend her state title from her freshman year.
Derby girls basketball is undefeated and ranked in the top five in the state in class 6A. The Panthers are led by one of the top players in the country in the class of 2023 in junior Addy Brown, a versatile forward who can strike from anywhere on the court.
One of the most talented tight ends in Kansas this season is Kapaun’s Will Anciaux. He’s a top five recruit in the class of 2023 and will be a big time factor for the Crusaders on both sides of the ball this season.
More eyes than ever before are on the Hays football program, as senior Jaren Kanak, whose recruiting exploded after running the second fastest 100-meter dash time in Kansas, returns for one final season before playing at Clemson.
Steven Nguyen, a local MMA fighter and Heights graduate, needed just 30 seconds to land the jab that would knock out his opponent back in February, earning him a second shot at a UFC contract this September.
Maize High quarterback Avery Johnson and Derby high running back Dylan Edwards are two of the top football recruits in Kansas, holding a combined 21 Division I offers and counting entering their junior seasons.
Kasey Nickel, a sophomore at the University of Texas at Arlington where she competes in adaptive track, is now just one step away from qualifying for the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic games, defying the odds and inspiring others with her message along the way.