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2013 Telegram All-Area Spring Sports Teams

Published 7/5/2013

Dusti Befort

Garden City, So.

Sport: Softball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Hitting my first home run in high school.

Favorite Athlete: Keilani Ricketts.

Favorite Food: Spaghetti.

Favorite Class in School: Math.

Person I Most Admire: My father, Lyle Befort.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Jennie Finch.

Favorite Pasttime: Swimming.

Season Highlights/Honors: 1st team all-Western Athletic Conference; 10-2 won-loss record with 1.96 earned-run-average; 78.3 innings pitched; 118 strikeouts, 25 walks; .530 batting average; 35 hits; 34 RBIs; 5 doubles, 5 home runs.

Kevin Dasenbrock

Lakin, Sr.

Sport: Baseball.

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Beating TMP in the regional tournament.

Favorite Athlete: Mike Trout.

Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese.

Favorite Class in School: Weights.

Person I Most Admire: My Father.

If I Could Meet One Person, It Would Be: Willie Mays.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing baseball tournaments with my teammates.

College I Plan to Attend: Brown-Mackie (Salina).

Area of Intended Study: Physical education/coaching.

Season Highlights: .400 batting average; 28 runs; 28 hits in 21 games; 26 RBIs; .629 slugging percentage. 1st team All Hi-Plains League.

Karlee Davidson

Lakin, Sr.

Sport: Softball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Holding Medicine Lodge to only four runs and no home runs.

Favorite Athlete: Albert Pujols.

Favorite Food: Spaghetti.

Favorite Class in School: Anatomy and physiology.

Person I Most Admire: My grandpa Jim.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Carrie Underwood.

Favorite Pasttime: Reading.

College I Plan to Attend: University of Kansas.

Area of Intended Study: Radiology.

Season Highlights: Batting average--.318; runs scored--20; RBI's--12; stolen bases--13. As pitcher, record--8-5, 4.60 ERA, 87 innings pitched, 58 strikeouts.

Reid Davis

Hugoton, Jr.

Sport: Baseball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Winning a league championship.

Favorite Athlete: Mike Trout.

Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs.

Favorite Class in School: Wood shop.

Person I Most Admire: My father.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Michael Waddell.

Favorite Pasttime: Hunting and playing.

Season Highlights: Batting average--.544; RBI's--30; stolen bases--13.

Honors: All league and all state catcher.

Stevan Degollado

Ulysses, Sr.

Sport: Baseball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Diving for a ground ball down the third base line and throwing the runner out at first base.

Favorite Athlete: Alex Rodriguez.

Favorite Food: Seafood.

Favorite Class in School: Science.

Person I Most Admire: My father.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Aaron Rodgers.

Favorite Pasttime: Hanging out with my friends and playing baseball.

College I Plan to Attend: Hutchinson Community College.

Area of Intended Study: Radiology.

Season Highlights: As batter, .339 batting percentage and 11 RBI's. As pitcher, 2-1 record, 36.1 innings pitched, 36 strikeouts, 4.24 ERA.

Honors: Honorable mention designated hitter, all league third baseman.

Nic Frederick

Hugoton, Jr.

Sport: Baseball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Hitting a walk off two run RBI against Goodland after giving up a four run lead in the top of the seventh inning.

Favorite Athlete: Mike Trout.

Favorite Food: Steak.

Favorite Class in School: English.

People I Most Admire: Coaches Crites and Fulton.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Joe DiMaggio.

Favorite Pasttime: Baseball.

Season Highlights: .488 batting average, 28 runs, 27 RBI's.

Honors: First team Great West Activities Conference shortstop.

Avigael Gonzales

Sublette, Sr.

Sport: Baseball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Winning Class 2-1A regional championship over Moscow.

Favorite Athlete: Lebron James.

Favorite Food: My mom's enchiladas.

Favorite Class in School: Math.

Person I Most Admire: My mother.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Albert Pujols.

Favorite Pasttime: Hanging out with my friends.

College I Plan to Attend: Garden City Community College.

Area of Intended Study: Undecided.

Season Highlights: Batted .390 with 16 RBIs, 3 home runs, 4 triples and 3 doubles. Compiled a 4-2 won-loss pitching record with 34 strikeouts and 19 walks. Team finished 13-9 and qualified for 2-1A state tournament for second time in three years.

Mekayla Guerrero

Garden City, Sr.

Sport: Softball.

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: The fun, bus rides and team dinners with the squad and coaches. Winning WAC and competing in games and practices.

Favorite Athlete: Jackie Robinson.

Favorite Food: Anything Italian.

Favorite Class in School: Weightlifting/English.

Person I Most Admire: My dad.

If I Could Meet One Person, It Would Be: Jim Carrey.

Favorite Pasttime: Going to state my freshman year.

College I Plan to Attend: Kansas City Community College (softball).

Season Highlights/Honors: .527 batting average; 38 hits in 21 games, including 3 home runs, 3 triples, 5 doubles; 38 RBIs; 1 fielding error in 32 chances (.968). 1st team All-Western Athletic Conference. Ending senior year with one more grand slam.

Drew Kite

Scott City, Sr.

Sport: Baseball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Indoor baseball practices.

Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant.

Favorite Food: Chicken fried steak.

Favorite Class in School: Chemistry.

Persons I Most Admire: My parents.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Kobe Bryant.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing sports with my class the last four years.

College I Plan to Attend: Fort Hays State University, for basketball.

Season Highlights: Hitting a home run. All-Great West Activities Conference 1st team; .324 batting average; 3-3 pitching record with a 2.21 earned-run-average.

Jamie St. Clair

Garden City, Jr.

Sport: Softball.

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Hitting back-to-back home runs against Great Bend and then having the hit to score the winning run.

Favorite Athlete: Jennie Finch.

Favorite Food: Pizza.

Favorite Class in School: Recreation sports.

Person I Most Admire: My Father.

If I Could Meet One Person, It Would Be: Keilani Ricketts.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing softball with my sister Jennifer while growing up.

Season Highlights/Honors: 1st team All-Western Athletic Conference; .479 batting average; .698 slugging percentage; 21 RBIs in 21 games; 27 runs scored; 8 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs; 35 hits.

Sierra Scott

Garden City, Sr.

Sport: Softball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: My home run during the regional championship game with Derby.

Favorite Athlete: Keilani Ricketts.

Favorite Food: Mexican.

Favorite Class in School: Algebra.

Person I Most Admire: My Mom, a great role model.

If I Could Meet One Person, It Would Be: Channing Tatum.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing softball with all my friends.

College I Plan to Attend: Fort Hays State University.

Area of Intended Study: Elementary education.

Season Highlights/Honors: .426 batting average; 29 hits; 21 RBIs; 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run; 3 errors in 82 chances (.963). 1st team All-Western Athletic Conference.

Dalton Shalberg

Lakin, Sr.

Sport: Baseball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Beating TMP and playing at Wichita State's stadium.

Favorite Athlete: John Elway.

Favorite Food: Tacos.

Favorite Class in School: Lifetime recreation and physics.

Persons I Most Admire: My parents and my older brother.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Jesus.

Favorite Pasttime: Hunting.

College I Plan To Attend: Garden City Community College.

Area of Intended Study: Opthamology.

Season Highlights: 8-2 pitching record; 1.69 earned-run-average; 103 strikeouts in 58 innings; .344 batting average; 19 RBIs; 1st team All Hi-Plains League.

Madison Taylor

Holcomb, Jr.

Sport: Softball

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Hitting my first home run.

Favorite Athlete: David Beckham.

Favorite Food: Pizza.

Person I Most Admire: My dad.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Miles Austin.

Favorite Pasttime: Hanging out with my friends.

Honors: All-Great West Activities Conference first team outfielder.

Haley Brennaman

Garden City, Sr.

Sport: Soccer

Most Memorable Moments for the 2013 Season: Being a senior and playing as a Buffalo for my last season. Also playing the best we ever had as a team against Bishop Carroll.

Favorite Athlete: Abby Wambach.

Favorite Food: Mexican.

Favorite Class in School: Psychology.

Person I Most Admire: My grandpa.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Oprah Winfrey or Abby Wambach.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing soccer.

College I Plan to Attend: Friends University.

Area of Intended Study: Health Science (Pre-Med).

Season Highlights: 11 goals, four assists.

Honors: 2013 first team all-WAC, 2013 second team all-region, 2013 all-area team.

Brian Clarke

Garden City, Sr.

Sport: Tennis

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Winning my first match at the state tournament.

Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter.

Favorite Food: Pizza.

Favorite Class in School: English.

Person I Most Admire: My dad.

If I Could Meet One Person, It Would Be: Jesus.

Favorite Pasttime: Watching movies.

College I Plan to Attend: University of Kansas.

Area of Intended Study: Accounting.

Season Highlights: 21-11 won-loss record in singles after compiling 72-44 career mark in doubles with Evan Riggs. Qualifying for Class 6A state tournament and winning one match.

AJ Govert

Greeley County, Sr.

Sport: Golf.

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Missing a putt on the first playoff hole for first place.

Favorite Athlete: Tiger Woods.

Favorite Food: Crab legs.

Favorite Class in School: Math.

Person I Most Admire: My brother, Jake.

If I Could Meet One Person, It Would Be: Tiger Woods.

Favorite Pasttime: Golf.

College I Plan to Attend: Ottawa University.

Area of Intended Study: Math.

Season Highlights: Placing first at 1A regional golf tournament; finishing 2nd at 1A state tournament.

Denton Keller

Garden City, Sr.

Sport: Tennis.

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Qualifying for state and getting a win at the 6A state tournament.

Favorite Athlete: Wayne Simien.

Favorite Food: Chinese.

Favorite Class in School: Weightlifting.

Person I Most Admire: Tim Tebow.

Favorite Pasttime: Hanging out with family and friends.

College I Plan to Attend: University of Kansas.

Area of Intended Study: Business.

Season Highlights: Placing second at 6A regionals; second at Western Athletic Conference; and competing at state tennis.

Slade Loewen

Ingalls, Sr.

Sport: Golf.

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Winning league (Southern Plains/Iroquois and 1A regional).

Favorite Food: Canadian Chicken.

Favorite Class in School: Chemistry/Government.

Persons I Most Admire: My Parents.

If I Could Meet One Person, It Would Be: Tiger Woods.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing Golf.

College I Plan to Attend: Garden City Community College.

Area of Intended Study: Golf Course Management.

Season Highlights: Class 1A regional champion; Class 1A state 4th place medalist; Southern Plains/Iroquois League champion.

Megan Martinez

Garden City, So.

Sport: Soccer

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Beating Dodge City on their home field.

Favorite Athlete: Megan Rapinoe.

Favorite Food: Anything sweet.

Favorite Class in School: English.

Person I Most Admire: My father.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Sandra Bullock.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing soccer.

Season Highlights/Honors: 13 goals, five assists. First-team All-WAC, first team all-region.

Samantha Norton

Garden City, Jr.

Sport: Swimming

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Winning the 100y butterfly in WAC.

Favorite Athlete: Allison Schmitt.

Favorite Food: Vietnamese.

Favorite Class in School: Orchestra.

Person I Most Admire: My mother.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Ryan Lochte.

Favorite Pasttime: Riding my LTZ 450 four wheeler in the river.

Season Highlights: State qualifying, All WAC, leading scorer on the team, WAC champion in the butterfly. 100y Butterfly--1:09.08; 200y Individual Medley relay--2:29.28.

Evan Riggs

Garden City, Sr.

Sport: Tennis

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Beating Lawrence Free State at state after being down 6-3.

Favorite Athletes: Kevin Durant and Roger Federer.

Favorite Food: Steak.

Favorite Class in School: English.

Person I Most Admire: My father.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Roger Federer.

Favorite Pasttime: Playing tennis and basketball.

College I Plan to Attend: University of Kansas.

Area of Intended Study: Journalism.

Season Highlights: Regional runner-up and winning a match at state to place 13th. Also finished second at Garden City, fourth at Hutchinson, and second at WAC with Denton Keller's rolled ankle. Season record: 24-14. 4-time Telegram All-Area spring sports selection; Career doubles record: 96-58; Singles: 5-4; Overall: 101-62.

Maria Rodriguez

Garden City, Jr.

Sport: Soccer

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Beating Dodge City on their home field.

Favorite Athlete: Wilma Rudolph.

Favorite Food: Ashlee's famous burritos.

Favorite Class in School: Recreational Sports.

Person I Most Admire: My father.

If I Could Meet One Person, it Would Be: Channing Tatum.

Favorite Pasttime: Shopping and playing soccer with my friends.

Season Highlights/Honors: First team All-WAC, second team All-Region. Two goals, one assist.

Justin Unruh

Scott City, Sr.

Sport: Golf.

Most Memorable Moment for the 2013 Season: Taking first place at the 3A regional tournament.

Favorite Athlete: Tiger Woods.

Favorite Food: Ribeye steak.

Favorite Class in School: Accounting.

Person I Most Admire: My dad.

If I Could Meet One Person, it would be: Abraham Lincoln.

Favorite Pasttime: Golf.

College I Plan to Attend: Kansas State University.

Area of Intended Study: Business finance.

Season Highlights: Placing fourth at the Class 3A state golf tournament.

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