Collegiate coach Mitch Fiegel begins his 29th season. The Wichita Eagle File photo
Collegiate coach Mitch Fiegel begins his 29th season. The Wichita Eagle File photo

Varsity Basketball

Previewing area boys basketball leagues

By Taylor Eldridge

teldridge@wichitaeagle.com

November 29, 2017 10:41 AM

CITY LEAGUE

Five teams to watch

1. Southeast

2. Heights

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3. Kapaun

4. Carroll

5. East

10 players to know (alphabetical)

▪ Israel Barnes, 6-4, sr., Southeast forward (MVP)

▪ Clay Cundiff, 6-5, jr., Carroll forward

▪ Devin Davis, 6-1, sr., Heights guard

▪ Luke Evans, 6-1, sr., Carroll guard

▪ Peyton Hatter, 6-6, sr., North forward

▪ Micah Jacques, 6-2, so., Southeast guard

▪ Remy Lemovou, 6-8, sr., South center

▪ Deahvian Manning, 5-9, sr., South guard

▪ Jalen Smith, 6-0, jr., Northwest guard

▪ Mitchell Woodward, 6-3, sr., Kapaun guard

South's Remy Lemovou, left.
Fernando Salazar File photo

Carroll

Coach: Mike Domnick, second season. Last season: 12-11, 5A qualifier. Players to watch: Luke Evans, 6-1, sr., G; Clay Cundiff, 6-5, jr., F; Carson Pracht, 6-1, jr., G; Tanner Mans, 6-4, so., F; Cade Becker, 6-5, jr., F; Gunner Lynch, 6-1, jr., G; Carson Lee, 5-9, jr., G; Max Bullinger, 6-3, so., F; Lorenzo Barles, 5-4, so., G; Luke Larson, 6-2, so., G.

East

Coach: Joe Jackson, sixth season. Last season: 13-8. Players to watch: Jaylen Randle, 6-0, jr., G; D’Ron Jacobs, 5-10, jr., G; Jayden Finney, 6-2, sr., F; Clayton Bradley, sr., G; Aaron Hill, jr., G; Daylan Jones, fr., G.

Heights

Coach: Joe Auer, 23th season. Last season: 18-7, fourth in 5A. Players to watch: Devin Davis, 6-1, sr., G; Curtis Profit, 5-10, sr., G; Jaden Okon, 6-3, jr., F; Deante Edwards, 6-1, sr., G; Braxton Kirkendoll, 6-0, sr., G; Izaiah Hale, 6-1, jr., G; Danair Dempsey, 6-6, fr., F; Jaxon Pillich, 6-1, so., G.

Kapaun

Coach: John Cherne, seventh season. Last season: 17-5. Players to watch: Mitchell Woodward, 6-3, sr., G; Mark Hutton, 6-3, sr., F; Scott Valentas, 6-3, jr., F; Keaton Eberhart, 5-8, sr., G; Jack Barrier, 5-7, jr., G; Patrick Altenor, 6-2, jr., F; Jacob Schmitz, 6-5, jr., F.

North

Coach: Gary Squires, 10th season. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Peyton Hatter, 6-6, sr., F; Chase McCollum, 6-1, sr., G; Zach Sterner, 6-4, sr., F; Daniel Moose, 6-1, sr., G; Ty Bruckner, 5-10, sr., G.

Northwest

Coach: Bryan Chadwick, fourth season. Last season: 6-16. Players to watch: Jalen Smith, 5-10., sr., G; Jamir Cupps, 5-8, jr., G; Breece Hall, 6-1, jr., G; Javin Dixon, 6-4, sr., F; Joey Duncan, 6-5, jr., F.

South

Coach: Chuck Gunter, fifth season. Last season: 16-6. Players to watch: Deahvian Manning, 5-9, sr., G; Remy Lemovou, 6-8, sr., F; Jamial Pugh, 6-3, sr., F; Cody Silmon, 6-0, sr., G; Makye Loggins, 5-10, so., G; Tai Johnson, 5-9, so., G; Ashok Sharma, 6-3, sr., F.

Southeast

Coach: Melvin Herring, sixth season. Last season: 11-12. Players to watch: Israel Barnes, 6-4, sr., F; Johnny Murdock, 6-0, jr., G; Shawn Warrior, 6-4, so., F; Micah Jacques, 6-2, so., G; Richard Reed, 6-5, jr., F; Tarik Adkins, 6-3, sr., F.

West

Coach: Michael Lewis, fourth season. Last season: 0-21. Players to watch: Knowledge McPherson, 5-10, so., G; Alante French, 6-1, sr., G; Rayquwon Brazil, 6-2, sr., F; Corey Anderson-Haynes, 6-3, so., F; Kelvin Saulsberry, 5-10, so., G; Jered McGehee, 6-4, jr., F; Omar Njai, 6-5, so., F; Khalil Frierson, 6-0, sr., G; Trey Campbell, 6-0, sr., G.

AV-CTL I

Three teams to watch

1. Derby

2. Newton

3. Salina Central

Newton's Ty Berry, center.
Fernando Salazar File photo

10 players to know (alphabetical)

▪ Elex Banks, 6-5, jr., Salina South forward

▪ Ty Berry, 6-3, so., Newton guard (MVP)

▪ Tyler Brown, 6-1, sr., Derby guard

▪ Caleb Grill, 6-2, jr., Maize guard

▪ Federico Harvey, 6-2, sr., Campus guard

▪ Tyler Kahmann, 6-3, jr., Campus forward

▪ Bryant Mocaby, 6-5, sr., Derby guard

▪ Damarius Peterson, 6-6, jr., Newton forward

▪ Sam Shaffer, 6-0, sr., Salina Central guard

▪ Ethan Speer, 6-3, sr., Salina Central forward

Derby’s Tyler Brown.
Fernando Salazar File photo

Campus

Coach: Chris Davis, fourth season. Last season: 4-17. Players to watch: Tyler Kahmann, 6-3, jr., G; Federico Harvey, 6-2, sr., G; Tanner Leslie, 6-1, so., G; Cade Howard, 6-7, jr., F; Cameron Harvey, 5-10, jr., G; Mateo Martinez, 6-2, jr., G.

Derby

Coach: Brett Flory, seventh season. Last season: 17-5. Players to watch: Tyler Brown, 6-1, sr., G; Bryant Mocaby, 6-5, sr., F; Grant Adler, 6-3, so., G; Emilio Valentin, 6-3, sr., G; Adrian Brown, 6-2, sr., G; Clayton Hood, 6-2, jr., G; Jared Mocaby, 6-2, jr., G; Tre Washington, 5-8, so., G; Jacob Karsak, 6-2, so., F.

Hutchinson

Coach: Ted Webster, first season. Last season: 4-17. Players to watch: Davian Vigil, 6-3, jr., F; Max Ontjes, 6-2, sr., G; Jacob Cole, 5-10, jr., G; Tre’Vaughn Jones, 6-2, sr., F; Tate Webster, 6-6, jr., F.

Maize

Coach: Chris Grill, eighth season. Last season: 13-9. Players to watch: Caleb Grill, 6-2, jr., G; Jalen Johnson, 6-0, sr., G; Devon Koehn, 6-6, jr., F; Antonio Espinoza, 6-3, sr., F; Brandle Studavan, 6-2, jr., G; Deriq Doty, 6-2, jr., G; Logan Schultz, sr.; Cameron Grimes, jr.; Cade McGaugh, jr.

Newton

Coach: Andy Hill, second season. Last season: 9-13. Players to watch: Ty Berry, 6-3, so., G; Cailen Valdez, 5-10, sr., G; Damarius Peterson, 6-6, jr., F.

Salina Central

Coach: Doug Finch, 14th season. Last season: 20-3, 5A state qualifier. Players to watch: Sam Shaffer, 6-0, sr., G; Ethan Speer, 6-3, sr., F; Ethan Kickhaefer, 6-4, sr., F; Harper Williams, 6-1, jr., G; Jack Atherton, 6-5, sr., F; Mark Grammer, 6-2, jr., G; David Grammer, 6-2, jr., G; Ben Driver, 6-1, jr., F.

Salina South

Coach: Jason Hooper, fourth season. Last season: 8-14. Players to watch: Elex Banks, 6-5, jr., F; Isaac Mitchell, 6-5, jr., F; Joey Wilson, 6-1, sr., G; Brady McAfee, 6-0, sr., G; Conner Munsell, 5-6, jr., G; Luke Streit, 5-8, jr., G; Ty Garrett, 6-3, so., F; Cai Calvert, 5-9, jr., G.

AV-CTL II

Three teams to watch

1. Eisenhower

2. Andover Central

3. Maize South

Eisenhower’s Dylan Vincent, center.
Travis Heying File photo

10 players to know (alphabetical)

▪ Xavier Bell, 6-3, so., Andover Central guard

▪ Braden Belt, 6-0, jr., Andover Central guard

▪ Cevin Clark, 5-11, jr., Arkansas City guard

▪ Jeremiah Crawford, 6-6, sr., Goddard forward

▪ Tanner King, 6-3, sr., Eisenhower forward

▪ Wyatt Lange, 6-0, sr., Valley Center guard

▪ Easton Leedom, 6-3, jr., Andover Central guard

▪ Ian McSwain, 6-0, sr., Goddard guard

▪ Dylan Vincent, 6-2, sr., Eisenhower guard (MVP)

▪ Bryce Wiedemann, 6-5, sr., Maize South forward

Andover

Coach: Martin Shetlar, first season. Last season: 9-13. Players to watch: Luke Windish, 6-1, sr., G; Andrew Gagnon, 6-0, jr., G; Braden Johnson, 6-2, sr., F; Connor O’Connell, 6-5, sr., F.

Andover Central

Coach: Jesse Herrmann, 17th season. Last season: 9-16, fourth in 4A I. Players to watch: Braden Belt, 6-0, jr., G; Easton Leedom, 6-3, jr., G; Xavier Bell, 6-3, so., G; Jacey Washington, 6-1, sr., G; Nolan Crawford, 6-0, sr., G; Peyton Jensen, 6-2, jr., F; Jerome Washington, 6-4, so., F.

Arkansas City

Coach: CJ Jennings, second season. Last season: 11-10. Players to watch: Cevin Clark, 5-11, jr., G; Nathan Spencer, 6-1, sr., G; Hunter O’Toole, 6-0, sr., G; Cooper Pierce, 6-4, sr., F; Paul Fiorentino, 5-10, sr., G; Jordan Wilson, 6-3, sr., F; AJ Wilson, 6-1, jr., G; Hunter Stewart, 6-3, sr., F.

Eisenhower

Coach: Steve Blue, seventh season. Last season: 23-2, third in 5A. Players to watch: Dylan Vincent, 6-2, sr., G; Tanner King, 6-3, sr., F; Jeff Wake, 6-2, sr., F; Jordan Vincent, 6-1, so., G; Josh Paul, 6-5, sr., F; Mitchell Morris, 6-4, sr., F; Ethan Stewart, 6-0, so., G.

Goddard

Coach: Kyle Taylor, seventh season. Last season: 10-11. Players to watch: Jeremiah Crawford, 6-6, sr., F; Ian McSwain, 6-0, sr., G; Blake Sullivan, 6-2, sr., G; Chod Morrow, 6-7, sr., F; Parker Winter, 6-1, sr., G; Rowan Heick, 6-0, sr., G.

Maize South

Coach: Kip Schultz, ninth season. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Bryce Wiedemann, 6-5, sr., F; Tristen Knoblauch, 6-2, sr., G; Nolan Veenis, 6-3, jr., G; Ethan Hartig, 6-2, jr., G; Kael Kordonowy, 6-7, jr., F; Hayden Bontrager, 6-4, jr., F.

Valley Center

Coach: Ty Unrau, third season. Last season: 7-14. Players to watch: Wyatt Lange, 6-0, sr., G; Joe Petrakis, 6-8, sr., F; Zach Williams, 6-4, jr., F; Ray Flora, 5-7, so., G; Trenton Driskill, 6-6, jr., F; Jaythan Lutz, 5-7, jr., .F.

AV-CTL III

Three teams to watch

1. McPherson

2. Augusta

3. Buhler

10 players to know (alphabetical)

▪ Jake Alexander, 6-4, jr., McPherson forward

▪ Mason Alexander, 6-1, sr., McPherson guard

▪ Jonny Clausing, 6-7, sr., Augusta center

▪ Matt Everett, 6-4, jr., Winfield forward

▪ Jarin Koehler, 6-5, jr., El Dorado guard

▪ Drew Labertew, 6-3, sr., McPherson guard

▪ Grant Owens, 6-7, sr., Buhler forward

▪ Ben Pyle, 6-8, sr., McPherson forward (MVP)

▪ Dalton Smyres, 6-4, sr., Buhler forward

▪ Chance Whitehead, 6-0, sr., Augusta guard

Augusta's Jonny Clausing, center.
Fernando Salazar File photo

Augusta

Coach: Jake Sims, second season. Last season: 13-8. Players to watch: Jonny Clausing, 6-7, sr., F; Chance Whitehead, 6-0, sr., G; Clay Wesbrooks, 6-2, sr., F; Zac Burton, 6-1, jr., G; Blake Altenhofen, 6-1, jr., G; Jaren Jackson, 6-0, so., G; Easton Brown, 6-3, sr., F.

Buhler

Coach: Ryan Swanson, third season. Last season: 15-7. Players to watch: Dylan Brown, 6-2, sr., G; Dalton Smyres, 6-4, sr., F; Grant Owens, 6-7 sr., F; Dalton Brown, 5-11, sr., G; Dawson Dreher, 6-0, sr., G; Adam Schrag, 5-11, sr., G.

Circle

Coach: Bo Horyna, fifth season. Last season: 8-14. Players to watch: Dylan Meier, 6-2, sr., F; Jude Warren, 6-0, jr., G; Lane Coulter, 5-11, sr., G.

El Dorado

Coach: Jordon Regehr, second season. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Jarin Koehler, 6-5, jr., G; Cameron Clausing, 6-4, jr., F; Peyton Duryea, 6-5, sr., F; Ethan Hanks, 6-2, sr., G; Adam Haines, 5-11, jr., G; Cody Wittenberg, 6-0, jr., F; Christian Price, 6-2, jr., G.

McPherson

Coach: Kurt Kinnamon, 25th season. Last season: 20-5, second in 4A I. Players to watch: Ben Pyle, 6-8, sr., F; Mason Alexander, 6-1, sr., G; Jake Alexander, 6-4, jr., F; Drew Labertew, 6-3, sr., G; Thomas Diggs, 6-1, sr., F; Jayse Alexander, 6-1, sr., F; Wyatt Seidl, 6-4, sr., F; Jace Kinnamon, 5-10, jr., G.

Winfield

Coach: Connor Bechard, second season. Last season: 2-19. Players to watch: Jordan Mays, 6-3, sr., G; Matt Everett, 6-4, jr., F; Caleb Weathers, 5-10, sr., G; Jacob Weber, 6-1, jr., G.

AV-CTL IV

Three teams to watch

1. Collegiate

2. Andale

3. Wellington

Collegiate's Cody McNerney (24).
Fernando Salazar File photo

10 players to know (alphabetical)

▪ Parker Bruce, 6-2, sr., Andale guard

▪ Koby Campbell, 6-0, so., Rose Hill guard

▪ Riley Dick, 6-4, sr., Collegiate forward

▪ Drew Ellis, 5-7, jr., Mulvane guard

▪ Gabe Fisher, 6-4, jr., Collegiate guard

▪ Easton Hunter, 6-3, so., Andale guard

▪ Nate Kelly, 5-10, sr., Collegiate guard

▪ Ian King, 6-8, sr., Wellington forward

▪ Cody McNerney, 6-1 ,sr., Collegiate guard (MVP)

▪ AJ Snipes, 6-2, sr., Wellington guard

Andale

Coach: Jeff Buchanan, 12th season. Last season: 19-3. Players to watch: Brody Jobbins, 6-3, sr., G; Easton Hunter, 6-3, so., G; Parker Bruce, 6-2, sr., G; Grant Fairchild, 6-4, sr., F; Codi Urbanek, 6-3, sr., F; Mason Fairchild, 6-4, jr., F; Nick Carney, 6-4, sr., F.

Clearwater

Coach: Dustin Clevenger, eighth season. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Taylor Gibbs, 6-1, sr., F; Drake Beatty, 5-11, so., G; Chance Headley, jr., G.

Collegiate

Coach: Mitch Fiegel, 29th season. Last season: 22-3, fourth in 4A II. Players to watch: Cody McNerney, 6-1 ,sr., G; Nate Kelly, 5-10, sr., G; Riley Dick, 6-4, sr., F; Grant Deiter, 6-3, sr., F; Shishir Reddy, 6-3, sr., F; Gabe Fisher, 6-4, jr., G; Jarrett Baker, 6-4, jr., F; Cole Thornton, 6-8, so., F.

Mulvane

Coach: Mike Abasolo, third season. Last season: 9-14. Players to watch: Drew Ellis, 5-7, jr., G.

Rose Hill

Coach: Joshua Shirley, third season. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Koby Campbell, 6-0, so., G; Dalton Rapp, 6-3, jr., F; Dylan Sapp, 6-4, sr., F; Cole Knight, 6-5, sr., F; Aaron Moore, 6-1, sr., G.

Wellington

Coach: Rick Roitman, second season. Last season: 8-14. Players to watch: AJ Snipes, 6-2, sr., G; Ian King, 6-8 sr., F; Jihad Mutazammil, 5-10, sr., G; Jack Walton, 6-3, sr., F; De’Andre Washington, 6-0, jr., G; Silas Popplewell, 6-0, so,. G; Grey Hatfield, 6-1, jr., G.

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CENTRAL PLAINS LEAGUE

Five teams to watch

1. Cheney

2. Trinity Academy

3. Belle Plaine

4. Garden Plain

5. Conway Springs

10 players to know (alphabetical)

▪ Bo Gooch, 5-11, jr., Belle Plaine guard (MVP)

▪ Micah Grover, 6-1, sr., Cheney forward

▪ Christian Hedrick, 6-2, sr., Conway Springs forward

▪ Drew Honas, 6-0, sr., Medicine Lodge guard

▪ Alex Mannebach, sr., Garden Plain guard

▪ Lakin Petz, 6-0, sr., Cheney guard

▪ Quinton Pfaff, 6-1, jr., Chaparral forward

▪ Trent Scheer, 5-10, sr., Cheney guard

▪ Sam Thimmesch, sr., Garden Plain forward

▪ Caden Vanlandingham, 5-10, jr., Trinity guard

Belle Plaine

Coach: Joe Newman, third season. Last season: 16-10, fourth in 3A. Players to watch: Caleb Stover, 6-4, sr., F; Bo Gooch, 5-11, jr., G; Cole Osgood, 5-11, jr., G; Taylor Douglas, 6-3, jr., F.

Chaparral

Coach: Josh Inslee, 10th season. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Andrew Clark, 6-0, sr., G; Quinton Pfaff, 6-1, jr., F; Jake Burke, 6-1, jr., G; Hunter Spicer, 6-5, jr,. F; Jarrett Fox, 6-0, sr., G; Brandon Clark, 6-3, sr., G; Jarrett Shelton, 5-8, jr., G.

Cheney

Coach: Lee Baldwin, fifth season. Last season: 16-10, second in 3A. Players to watch: Trent Scheer, 5-10, sr., G; Lakin Petz, 6-0, sr., G; Micah Grover, 6-1, sr., F; Trey Patterson, 6-4, jr., F; Brendon Dewey, 6-3, jr., F; Hunter Adolph, 5-9, sr., G; Tyler White, 6-0, sr., G; Jeff Thisius, 6-4, sr., F.

Conway Springs

Coach: Paul Lange, third season. Last season: 18-5. Players to watch: Christian Hedrick, 6-2, sr., F; Zach Mercer, 5-10, jr., G.

Douglass

Coach: Laron Nordstedt, third season. Last season: 8-14. Players to watch: Kaden Dunham, 6-0, sr., F; Caleb Eck, 6-0, sr., G; Jacob Gray, 6-3, sr., F; Ryan Kiekel, 5-11, jr., G; Devon Anderson, 6-1, sr., G.

Garden Plain

Coach: Jeff Lantz, second season. Last season: 10-11. Players to watch: Alex Mannebach, sr., G; Sam Thimmesch, sr., F; Matt Pauly, so., G; Justin Puetz, sr., G; Kaleb Snyder, sr., G; Colin Zoglman, sr., F; Dylan Dreiling, jr., F.

Independent

Coach: Bobby Wesley, second season. Last season: 4-17. Players to watch: Hayden Chase, 5-10, sr., G; Gunner Jensen, 6-2, sr., F; Waylon Chance, 5-9, jr., G.

Medicine Lodge

Coach: Josh Ybarra, fourth season. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Drew Honas, 6-0, sr., G; Ben McKinney, 6-0, sr., F; Tanner Wedel, 5-9, sr., G; Dakota Bayliff, 5-4, jr., G; Garrett Burden, 5-9, jr., G; Garrett Randels, 5-9, sr., G; Blake Winter, 5-9, sr., G; Kyson Cunningham, 6-1, so., F; Cason Liebst, 6-0, so., F.

Trinity Academy

Coach: Chance Lindley, first season. Last season: 18-3. Players to watch: Caden Williams, 6-0, sr., G; Caden Vanlandingham, 5-10, jr., G; Michael Jones, 6-3, jr., F; Jacob Baker, 6-0, sr., G; Hillard Cozine, 6-5, sr., F.

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CENTRAL KANSAS LEAGUE

Five teams to watch

1. Smoky Valley

2. Halstead

3. Hesston

4. Hillsboro

5. Pratt

10 players to know (alphabetical)

▪ Tanner Albright, 5-11, jr., Kingman guard

▪ Cameron Cox, 5-9, jr., Hesston guard

▪ Braden Gerber, 6-0, jr., Halstead guard

▪ Brett Heitschmidt, 6-2, sr., Smoky Valley guard

▪ Reese Nebel, 6-1, sr., Hesston guard

▪ Andrew O’Brien, 6-4, jr., Halstead forward

▪ Darian Ratzlaff, 6-1, jr., Hillsboro guard

▪ Nick Reinert, 5-11, sr., Smoky Valley guard (MVP)

▪ Luke Wells, 6-3, sr., Haven guard

▪ Elias Werth, 6-0, sr., Hillsboro guard

Halstead

Coach: Lonnie Lollar, second season. Last season: 12-10. Players to watch: Wyatt Seibel, 6-10, sr., F; Baylor Bohling, 5-11, sr., G; Kason O’Neal, 6-2, sr., G; Dalton Kraus, 5-11, sr., G; Andrew O’Brien, 6-4, jr., F; Braden Gerber, 6-0, jr., F; Kaden Kraus, 5-9, so., G; Lane Pitts, 6-0, jr., G.

Haven

Coach: Lonnie Paramore, 10th season. Last season: 12-9. Players to watch: Luke Wells, 6-3, sr., G; Nathan Rohling, 6-0, sr., G; Thane Unruh, 5-10, sr., G; Haxton Smith, 5-10, sr., G; Kodi Dale, 5-10, sr., G; Tyler Newcomer, 6-2, sr., F; Kaleb Dale, 5-9, jr., G; Jamar Miller, 6-0, jr., G.

Hesston

Coach: Greg Raleigh, seventh season. Last season: 19-3. Players to watch: Reese Nebel, 6-1, sr., G; Cameron Cox, 5-9, jr., G; Mitchell Martin, 6-0, sr., F; Blake Martin, 6-6, jr., F; Grady Toews, 6-1, jr., G; Parker Roth, 5-10, jr., G.

Hillsboro

Coach: Darrel Knoll, 30th season. Last season: 17-7, 2A state qualifier. Players to watch: Elias Werth, 6-0, sr., G; Darian Ratzlaff, 6-1, jr., G; Joe Knoll, 6-2, jr., F; Wes Shaw, 6-2, jr., F; Elliot Ollenburger, 5-10, sr., G; Caleb Potucek, 5-9, so., G.

Hoisington

Coach: Kyle Haxton, 10th season. Last season: 9-12. Players to watch: Braxton Donovan, 5-10, jr., G; Xavier Robinson, 5-11, jr., G; Eric Barrett, 6-0, sr., F; Isaac Prosser, 6-2, sr., F; Derek Boxberger, 5-11, jr., G; Avery Brewer, 5-8, so., G.

Kingman

Coach: Matt Lawson, third season. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Tanner Albright, 5-11, jr., G; Teagan Flanagan, 5-9, jr., G; Logan Buehler, 5-10, jr., G; Carter Oeding, 6-4, sr., F.

Larned

Coach: Jerrod Smith, second season. Last season: 4-17. Players to watch: Carson Smith, 5-10, sr., G; Damontay Phillips, 6-3, sr., F; Thomas Harmon, 5-11, sr., G; Alex Barger, 6-0, sr., G; Keelan Castro, 6-2, sr., F; Chance Sanger, 6-0, so., G; Mason Perez, 6-1, so., G; Brock Skelton, 5-11, so., G.

Nickerson

Coach: Curt Field, first season. Last season: 9-13. Players to watch: Tanner Schrag, 6-5, jr., F; TJ Powell, 6-4, sr., F; Trevor Frederick, 6-0, sr., G; Chance Gorges, 6-4, sr., F; Hunter Jones, 6-2, jr., G; Peyton Kuhn, 5-11, sr., G; Spencer Nisly, 5-10, jr. G; Ale Nava, 6-0, jr., G.

Pratt

Coach: Chris Battin, ninth season. Last season: 19-6, second in 4A II. Players to watch: Travis Theis, 5-11, jr., G; Landen Studer, 5-11, sr., G.

Smoky Valley

Coach: Doug Schneider, seventh season. Last season: 15-8, 4A II state qualifier. Players to watch: Nick Reinert, 5-11, sr., G; Brett Heitschmidt, 6-2, sr., G; Jacob Adams, 6-4, sr., F; Ben Weldy, 6-3, sr., F; Zach Able, 6-0, sr., G.

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HEART OF AMERICA

Ell-Saline

Coach: Josh Burt, first season. Last season: 6-16. Players to watch: Mason Farrell, 6-1, sr., F; Hunter Kindlesparger, 5-8, sr., G; Nathan Parks, 6-0, sr., F; Kaden Griffin, 6-0, so., F; Tel Phelps, 5-9, sr., G; Avery Bradley, 6-0, sr., F; Spencer Came, 6-0, sr., F; Sawyer Kramer, 5-6, so., G.

Hutch Trinity

Coach: Joe Hammersmith. Last season: 12-11. Players to watch: Connor Remar, 6-8, sr., F; Kaleb Hammeke, 5-10, jr., G; Alex Hammersmith, 6-2, jr., G; Mac Pritchett, 5-10, sr., G; Jack Neal, 6-3, jr., F.

Marion

Coach: Randy Skiles, second season. Last season: 5-16. Players to watch: Zachary Stuchlik, 6-3, sr., F; Noah Dalrmple, 6-4, jr., F; Evann Heidebrecht, 5-10, jr., G; Eli Hett, 5-10, jr., G; Sam Zinn, 5-11, jr., G; Sam Zinn, 5-11, jr., G; Chase Stringer, 6-3, jr., F; Colin Williams, 5-9, sr., G; Blaine Mermis, 6-5, jr., F.

Moundridge

Coach: Vance Unrau, 31st season. Last season: 13-9. Players to watch: Noah Eichelberger, 6-3, sr., G; Jared Kaufman, 5-10, sr., G; Dillon Vogts, 6-0, jr., G; Brady Helms, 6-3, so., F; Peyton Fast, 5-10, sr., G; Remington Creed, 6-0, jr., F; Daniel Kaufman, 6-1, so., F; Collin Kohl, 5-9, so., G.

Remington

Coach: Matt Regier, second season. Last season: 12-10. Players to watch: Jadihn Martin, 5-8, jr., G; Kyle Thiessen, 6-3, sr., F; Brayden Marciano, 6-3, jr., F; Chase Bowen, 6-0, sr., G; Shane Tillotson, 5-10, sr., G; Charles McQuiston, 6-2, sr., F.

Sedgwick

Coach: Darren Crumrine, 24th season. Last season: 10-11. Players to watch: Brayden Francis, 5-10, sr., G; Neal Bever, 5-11, sr., G; Hooper Schroeder, 6-0, jr., G; Colton Smith, 6-0, jr., F; Mason Lacey, 5-11, so., G; Caleb Carson, 6-2, sr., F; Kale Schroeder, 5-10, so., G; Trey Bright, jr., 6-2, F; Brock Horning, 6-0, sr., G.

Sterling

Coach: Derek Schneider, ninth season. Last season: 14-8. Players to watch: Kenan Comley, 5-9, sr., G; Blake Richter, 6-1, sr., G; Lucas Briar, 6-4, sr., F; Trent Jones, 6-0, sr., G; John Schweizer, 6-5, sr., F; Conan Ball, 5-9, jr,. G; Max Dutton, 5-11, jr., G; Brady Myers, 6-60, so., G; Caleb Lambert, 5-8, so., G.

HEART OF THE PLAINS

Burrton

Coach: Robbie Wright, second season. Last season: 15-6. Players to watch: Michael Rimbey, 5-10, sr., G; Cooper Zehr, 5-7, jr., G; Bryce Meacham, 5-10, sr., G; Bradley Cooprider, 6-6, jr., C; Anthony Schmitt, 6-3, jr., F; Dustin Hughes, 5-10, jr., F.

Central Christian

Coach: Adam Clark. Last season: 20-6, fourth in 1A II. Players to watch: Nate Heneha, 6-1, sr., G; JT Duree, 6-0, sr., G; Corbin Gibson, 5-11, sr., G; Adam Hall, 5-11, so., G; Richie Oswalt, 5-11, jr., G; Marshall Walton, 5-10, jr., G.

Norwich

Coach: Seth Roe, sixth season. Last season: 11-11. Players to watch: Blake Allender, 5-11, so., G; Cody Bartel, 5-8, sr., G.

Pratt Skyline

Coach: Kenny Eddy, first season. Last season: 14-7. Players to watch: Tyler Tobin, 6-2, sr., G; Sam Fisher, 5-9, so., G; Cooper Gates, 5-9, sr., G; Carson Lee, 6-1, sr., F; Jackson Dunn, 6-2, sr., F; Cade Swonger, 6-1, jr., F; Nik Montgomery, 5-11, jr., F; Colby Shriver, 6-1, jr., G; Steve Fisher, 5-10, so., G; Mark Schmidt, 5-9, so., G.

Pretty Prairie

Coach: Dennis Detter, 21st season. Last season: 8-13. Players to watch: Tyler Nisly, 6-0, sr., F; Trae Gehring, 5-8, sr., G; Sam Livingston, 5-10, jr., G; Lane Detter, 5-11, jr., G; Blaze Graber, 5-10, jr., G; Cade Fairchild, 5-10, jr., F; Timber Allen, 6-5, jr., F; Lane Bearez, 6-1, sr., F.

SOUTH CENTRAL BORDER LEAGUE

Argonia

Coach: Bob Almanza, 12th season. Last season: 7-15. Players to watch: Trevor Pierce, 5-11, sr., G; Anthony Handlin, 6-0, sr., F; Kamden Basinger, 6-0, sr., G; Zach Haxton, 6-1, jr., G; Micah Carter, 5-10, sr., G.

Caldwell

Coach: Jason Marlin, third season. Last season: 23-3, third in 1A II. Players to watch: Jalen Risley, 6-1, jr., G; Justin Brown, 5-11, sr., G; Corbin Rice, 6-1, jr., G; Dylan Schmidt, 6-0, jr., G; Dakota Volavka, 5-10, sr., G; Isaac Cole, 6-1, sr., F; Kohlter Dvorak, 6-1, sr., F; Jaryn Halling, 6-1, sr., F.

Central Burden

Coach: Josh Inslee, 10th season. Last year: 8-13. Players to watch: Dustin Handlin, 6-0, sr., G; Trey Hamilton, 6-0, sr., G; Bowdy Williams, 5-10, jr., G; Clark Loewer, 6-0, jr., G; Michael Vaught, 5-10, sr., G; Clayton Cook, 6-0, jr., G; Hayden Powell, 6-0, jr., G.

Flinthills

Coach: Chase Casteel, third season. Last season: 4-16. Players to watch: Bradon Totty, 6-0, sr., F; Chaz Ratcliff, 6-0, sr., G; Kedryn Morse, so., G; Drew Taylor, so., F; Dylan Steinhauer, jr., F; Peyten Girty, jr., F; Koda Parker, sr., G; Javen McCreight, sr., F.

Oxford

Coach: Kyle Green, 12th season. Last season: 11-10. Players to watch: Dakota Mitchell, 5-11, sr., G; Camren Clements, 6-2, sr., G; Cal Shimkus, 6-4, sr., F; Ty Carter, 6-0, os., G; Ty Askins, 5-10, jr., G; Kyle Jones, 6-1, jr., G; Caden Logue, 6-1, sr., F.

Sedan

Coach: Lance Jeffers, fourth season. Last season: 20-4, 2A state qualifier. Players to watch: Kiefer Brewer, 6-5, sr., F; Kylar Walker, 6-4, sr., F; Isaac Campbell, 5-10, sr., F; Tayte Halderman, 5-9, so., G; Cody Joslin, 6-1, jr., F; Layton Sears, 5-9, jr., G; Preston Kastning, 6-0, jr., G.

West Elk

Coach: Dave Miller, 11th season. Last season: 16-6. Players to watch: Cade Miller, 5-9, sr., G; Karsten Walker, 6-3, sr., F; Andrew Hurt, 6-2, sr., F; William Silvey, 6-1, jr., G; Josh Johnson, 6-1, sr., G; Codie Cannon, 5-10, jr., G; Chris Montgomery, 6-0, sr., F; Tim Whetstone, 6-0, jr., G; Devin Loudermilk, 6-0, fr., F.