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Stewart selected as top Kansas softball player

Olathe East’s Allison Stewart was chosen as the Gatorade Kansas Softball Player of the Year, becoming the fifth Hawks player in history to win the award.

Stewart, a sophomore pitcher and infielder last spring who has verbally committed to Arkansas, helped lead East to the Kansas 6A state championship with a 24-1 overall record.

She went 13-0 with a 0.20 ERA and 118 strikeouts in 69 1/3 innings in the circle, including two no-hitters, and batted .532 with five home runs and a school-record 52 RBIs.

Trisha Tannahill (2001), Val Chapple (2005), Alex Hupp (2006) and Eranne Daugharthy (2007) had previously won the award for Olathe East.

Hawks’ Sanders signs with Shockers

Senior lefthander Austin Sanders, who graduated last month from Olathe East, signed with Wichita State University.

Sanders was a second-team All-Sunflower League pick after going 3-5 with a save for the Hawks last season.

His peripheral numbers — a 2.02 ERA with 51 strikeouts and only 10 walks with three complete games, including a no-hitter against Olathe North — paint a better picture of Sanders’ season and the Shockers’ interest in adding him.

Eaglettes earn dance honors

Olathe North’s Eaglettes Dance Team racked up the awards during the National Dance Association’s Elite Dance Camp at Emporia State.

The team received superior ratings for its varsity home routine and varsity/JV team dance and also earned gold medals for the varsity elite team dance as well as silver for JV team dance.

The Eaglettes, who competed at the NDA Dance Championships in 2008 and 2010, qualified again for the national competition and earned the NDA Team Award.

Four Eaglettes – Kristina Aulick, Haley Beadle, Christina Fletcher and Lorin Prather – were chosen as All-Americans, while Prather won the Top Gun Turn competition.

Troutman finishes 14th at Watson Challenge

Spring Hill resident Jon Troutman finished in a four-way tie for 14th in the Watson Challenge last weekend at Indian Hills Country Club.

Troutman shot rounds of 72, 75 and wrapped up the tourney, which is a benefit for the First Tee of Greater Kansas City, with an even-par 70 in the final round

Rod Wray from Olathe tied for 21st at 220, while two other Olathe residents — Jeff Sheppard and Clay Ederer — each finished at 221 and tied for 24th.

Gardner’s Bolton snags silver

Hailey Bolton of Gardner, a 16-year-old equestrian rider, claimed second place last month at the American Morgan Horse Association’s UPHA Chapter 5 Show in Kansas City.

Bolton’s finish qualifies her to compete for the title at the 2012 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show on Oct. 6-13 in Oklahoma City.

Eagles QB Club announces golf tourney

The Olathe North Quarterback Club has announced that the 11th Annual Quarterback Club Golf Tournament, which will be played July 22 at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course.

Check in for the four-person scramble, which costs $500 per team or $125 per individual, will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

To register, visit www.ONQBClub.org and select forms, or for more information, contact club president Brent Christensen at 913-449-1603.

Falcons golf benefit set for July 8

The annual Olathe South Football Golf Tournament is set for July 8 at Prairie Highlands Golf Course.

The benefit, which will support the booster club for the Kansas 6A state champion Falcons, begins at 11 a.m., which costs $125 per individual player. There are several different levels of sponsorship as well.

For more information or to register, visit osfalconfootball.info and click on the “2012 Golf Tournament” tab or contact Angela Noonan (913-44904986, abnoonan23@yahoo.com) or Amie Seurer (913-522-5627, sweeper4@att.net).

Youth all-star football tryouts announced

Tryouts for the FBU all-star team will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday on Field 12 at the Overland Park Soccer Complex, which is located at 135th and Switzer.

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade players at all positions are welcome to tryout — a process that will include four combine drills and specialty position drills.

The cost is $35 and all-star hopefuls need to bring their own cleats, receiver gloves, water and lunch.

For more information, contact FBU Kansas Director/Scout Tony Raboin at 913-375-3757 or by email to tony@simoneausportsperformance.com.

Hawks boys hoops camps

Olathe East’s boys basketball team will conduct two youth camps Monday through Thursday – one for students entering second through fifth grades from noon to 2 p.m. followed by another for middle-school students from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Both camps cost $60, which covers insurance, instruction and a camp T-shirt.

For more information, contact Hawks coach Jim Super at via email to jsuperoe@olatheschools.org or by calling either 913-558-3241 or 913-780-7120.

Falcons summer baseball camps

Olathe South’s baseball team will conduct three camps this summer, including two for students entering sixth through ninth grades.

The first will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25-28 and registration is due June 22. The second is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9-12 with registration due July 6.

Both camps cost $100, which includes a T-shirt.

The third camp for students entering second through fifth grades is from 10 a.m. to noon July 16-18. It costs $60 and also includes a T-shirt. Registration is due July 13.

All camps will take place at Black Bob Park, Fields 1 and 8. Walk-ups will be accepted, but the cost goes up $10.

For more information or to register, contact Falcons baseball coach Josh Perkins at jperkinsos@olatheschools.org.

Kicking camp coming to Blue Springs

The Ray Guy ProKicker.com Kicking Camp and Talent Search – a two-day camp for kickers, punters and long snappers of any age – will be at Blue Springs High School on July 7-8.

Personal evaluation of the camp participants will be provided and the top prospects could be included in the ProKicker.com national rankings.

Pre-registration through ProKicker.com is required to ensure acceptance. For more information, call 606-327-0051.

South assistants organize hoops camp

Olathe South assistant basketball coaches Dan Morrow and Matt Pence will conduct the first Future Falcon youth basketball camp July 9-12.

The four-day camp, which takes place at the high school, will focus on fundamentals with coaches and current Falcons teaching shooting, ball-handling, footwork and other skills.

The camp, which costs $55 and includes a T-shirt, will be split into two groups — one for third- through fifth-graders from 8 to 10 a.m. and another for sixth- through eighth-graders from 10 a.m. to noon.

Registration is encouraged before June 8. For more information, contact Morrow at dmorrowos@olatheschools.org.

| Tod Palmer, tpalmer@kcstar.com

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