May 14, 2020 2:54 AM

8-Man All-State Games cancelled

Posted May 14, 2020 2:54 AM

BELOIT, Kan. - The Kansas 8-Man All-Star Games scheduled for June 13 in Beloit have officially been cancelled.  The decision came down on Monday morning as the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a threat to the health of the public.  8-Man All-Star Game Committee Chairman David Dubbert issued the following statement on behalf of the committee:

Due to Covid 19 in the best interest of Public Safety, the Mitchell County Health Board and the Kansas 8 Man All Star Game Committee has officially cancelled the 2020 All Star games.  The plan is to resume the games in 2021.

Vestal Teeter, head coach at Ingalls and the president of the Kansas Eight Man Football Association also presented this statement on behalf of the KEMFA:

It's with a heavy heart that we are cancelling the 8-Man All-Star Games this year.  This decision was made with the players' best interests and safety in mind, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am very sad for all the young men that have worked so hard to earn a chance to play in the game, and we wish them all the best as they pursue their future endeavors.

Many area athletes were selected to play in this year's games.  Those area athletes picked to play include: Connor Goheen, Darrien Holloway and Steele Wolters of Osborne, Joe Ferguson and Reece Struckhoff from Thunder Ridge and Beau Batchman and Kilby Meyer of Sylvan-Lucas for the DII West team.  Ben Labertew of Sylvan-Lucas was also chosen as an assitant coach for the DII West.  For the DII East, Wyatt Darnell and Alex Ketter of St. John's/Tipton were picked as well as Carter Brown of Lakeside and Rylee Whelchel from Rock Hills.  Rock Hills coach Colby Hamel was selected as a DII East assistant.  For more historical info on the games, visit www.8manallstars.com.

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Michelstetter named Buhler Girls Basketball Head Coach

BUHLER, Kan. - Buhler High school has a new girls basketball coach. Athletic Director Justin Seuser told BW radio sports Thursday that Buhler has hired Sierra Michelstetter as their new coach.

She replaces Brittney Warner who has been the girls coach the past 3 seasons and took the crusaders ladies to the 4A state basketball tournament this past season.

Sierra played basketball at Seward County for two years and then finished her basketball career at UMKC. She coached under John Ontjes at Hutchinson Community College.

The past two seasons she has been the girls middle school coach at Prairie Hills.

Michelstetter

The new adventure begins today. I am proud and excited to announce I am the new girls Head Basketball Coach for BHS. I am excited for this new opportunity and I can’t wait to get started. Go Crusaders!