13 GCCC athletes, 1 GCHS football player cited
By BRETT MARSHALL
Thirteen Garden City Community College student-athletes and one Garden City High School football player were cited and released early Sunday morning on allegations of underage drinking.
Of the 13 college athletes, nine are listed on the GCCC football roster, three are on the Lady Busters volleyball team and one is on the GCCC women's basketball team.
According to Garden City police reports, all of the student-athletes were cited and released between 1:37 and 2:31 a.m. Sunday, in the 600 block of North 11th Street, on allegations of consumption of alcohol by persons under 21.
Football players cited include Kalyn Weber, 18, 611 Campus Drive, No. 216; Jason Carreon, 18, 208 N. 11th St.; Levi Koehn, 20, Holcomb; Antonio Rubio, 19, 1204 N. Third St.; Ivan Moreno, 20, 950 Jennie Barker Road, No. 127; Dashon Tyrell Caldwell, 19, Monroeville, Ala.; Rico Stallworth, 19, 611 Campus Drive; Rilee Spresser, 19, Gem St.; and Gregory Kramer, 18, Tonganoxie.
The three volleyball players include Taylor Winchester, 18, 611 Campus Drive, No. W1114; Bailey Eve, 18, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Josephine Stiel, 19, 4260 W. Jones Ave. The women's basketball player cited was Tamara Jones, 20, Prosser, Wash.
The GCHS football player was Alexi Rojas, 18, 608 N. Ninth St. He also was cited on the same allegation of consumption of alcohol by persons under 21.
"We're all disappointed about the decision of these student-athletes," Dennis Harp, new GCCC athletic director, said on Wednesday. "We're meeting with the respective coaches of these young people and with the administration to determine the appropriate disciplinary action."
Garden City High School football coach Brian Hill was asked Wednesday night about the status of Rojas for Friday's home game against Liberal, but said he had no comment on the matter.
The Broncbusters football team had just returned from Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday after its 47-21 victory over Air Force Prep. The Lady Busters' volleyball team had competed Saturday in Pratt, winning two matches. The GCCC women's basketball team starts pre-season practice on Monday.