Pratt and Skyline High Schools were both represented when the Hutchinson News announced its All-Area basketball teams and the Topeka Capitol-Journal and Wichita Eagle released their All-Class teams.


Pratt and Skyline High Schools were both represented when the Hutchinson News announced its All-Area basketball teams and the Topeka Capitol-Journal and Wichita Eagle released their All-Class teams.
PHS senior Nate Southard earned Honorable Mention All-Area Class 4A recognition from the Hutchinson News after averaging 9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the 10-12 Greenbacks.
Southard was Pratt’s only first-team All-Mid-States Activities Association player.
Skyline’s 1-2 punch of juniors Natali Jones and Amy Jo?Maphet was a big key as the Lady T-birds won 14 straight games on their way to an 18-6 season.
Jones and Maphet both received Honorable Mention All-Class 1A honors from the Topeka and Wichita papers.
Maphet, a two-time unanimous All-Heart of the Plains League selection, led SHS in scoring at 12.6 points per game, plus averaged 3.2 assists and two steals per night.
She was a third-team All-Area Class 1A selection in the Hutchinson News poll, while Jones earned an honorable mention nod.
Jones chipped in with 10.2 points, seven rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. She has earned All-HOPL recognition each of the past two years.
South Barber’s Kaitlyn Morris and Central Christian’s Laura Patrick were named to the Hutchinson All-Area first team for Class 1A and the All-Area third-team, while Sara Molz of South Barber was a third-team Class 1A selection.
TMP’s Kaylee Hoffman earned a spot on the All-Area second team and the first team for Class 3A in the Hutchinson News, while Scott City’s Shelby Kite was a first-team All-Area Class 4A selection and TMP’s Rachel Jacobs made the Class 3A third team.
The MSAA had eight other boys players honored by the Hutchinson News. Levi Kuntzsch of Scott City was named to the All-Area Class 4A second team.
TMP’s Drew Hertel was named honorable mention All-Class 4A by the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capitol-Journal, while Kuntzsch received the same honor from the Capitol-Journal’s Class 4A poll.
The MSAA also had Hoffman earn a spot on Topeka’s Class 3A first-team, while Kite was an honorable mention selection in Class 4A and Jacobs was honorable mention in 3A. All three received the same honors from the Wichita Eagle.
On the girls side, the Heart of the Plains League was also represented by Morris (first team, Topeka and Wichita) and Laura Patrick (third team Topeka, honorable mention Wichita), plus honorable mention selections Allen, Fischer, Molz, and Jamie Patrick (Topeka only).
The HOPL had Alex Santiago of Burrton (second team, Topeka) and Tanner Hayes of Attica (honorable mention Topeka) recognized on the boys side. The two were also named to the Wichita Eagle’s second team for Class 1A.