By Wade Gerstner
KD Country 94 & Z.96.3 the Lake Sports along with nckssports.com has learned, pending USD 273 board approval, Brad Gober will be the new head football coach at Beloit High School as he will replace Greg Koenig, who announced on February 1st that he was resigning after 11 seasons and would be taking the head coaching job at Cimarron.
Coach Gober is 29 and originally from Phoenix, AZ but moved to Kansas in 2006 before his senior year of high school. He is a graduate of Wamego High School and attended Kansas State University.
Gober has been an assistant coach the past 5 years at Augusta High School and the defensive coordinator at Augusta the past 3 seasons. His defense has been known as one of the better units in 4A Division I.
We will have more information on Coach Gober's hiring, pending board approval, tomorrow at www.ncksssports.com & on the Sports Ticket at 9:15 a.m. plus on our sportscasts as well on KD Country 94 and Z96.3 the Lake and online at www.kdcountry94.com
Garry Lowry, Beloit Trojan Girls Head Basketball Coach, resigned today (Wednesday) after one season with the Trojans. Lowry led Beloit to a 15-7 record and a share of the NCAA League Title with a 10-2 mark in league action this past season.
We will have more on this story tomorrow (Thursday) on nckssports.com, KD Country 94 & Z96.3 the Lake, plus online at www.kdcountry94.com
The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) released their selections for this summer's All-Star Game and the picks for All-State for the 2016-17 season.
The KBCA All-Star Game will be held on Saturday, June 24 at Mabee Arena on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. The girls game will tip at 6:00 p.m. with the boys to follow at 8:10 p.m. Two area athletes have been selected for the boys team, including Davis Dubbert of St. John's/Tipton and Jackson Montgomery from Southeast of Saline. Both were assigned to the White squad. Full rosters can be found below
All-State rosters can also be found by clicking the links below.
The USA Wrestling Kansas Folkstyle Championships were held this weekend at the Expocentre in Topeka. Four area wrestlers took home state titles. Champsions were: High School 120#: Blayne Harris, Beloit; 12 & Under 150#: Brennan Walker, Beloit; 8 & Under 52#: Brogan Monty, Beloit; 8 & Under 125#: Kharson Montgomery, Smith County. Other placers included: 8 & Under 58#: Carter Johnson, Lincoln County, 2nd; 8 & Under 125#: Dominick Kattenberg, Smith County, 2nd; 14 & Under 235#: Creighton Johnson, Beloit, 3rd; High School 152#: Zane Colson, Beloit, 4th; 14 & Under 160#: Aaron Moss, Smith County, 5th.
Full Results: USA Wrestling Kansas Folkstyle Championships
St. John's Senior Brenna Eilert signed her Letter of Intent to play basketball at Sterling College on Thursday at St. John's Catholic High School. Eilert is pictured at right with her parent's Vickie & Brad in the front, along with St. John's/Tipton head coach Keith Kresin, assistant coach Sheri Eilert and Sterling head coach K.C. Bassett (Photo courtesy of Vickie Eilert).
Eilert had an outstanding career at St. John's/Tipton, where she scored 1,284 points, good for 15.8 ppg. She also averaged 6.5 rpg in her four years. In the past three seasons, she helped St. John's/Tipton to a record of 63-8 and three straight undefeated regular season league titles. She was also the leading scorer as a Sophomore when the Lady Jays won the 1A-DII State Championship. Unfortunately, Eilert's high school career was cut short due to an ACL injury this season. She still led the Lady Jays, despite playing in just over half of her team's games, averaging 17.2 ppg and 7.2 rpg Before her injury, she was averaging 20.4 ppg in the first nine games of the season. Eilert was a 1st team All-State pick as a Sophomore and Junior and was 2nd team All-State this past season, as well as being a 1st Team All-NPL selection each of the last three seasons.
Beloit Senior Taylor Travis signed his National Letter of Intent to compete in Men's Golf at Barton Community College next year. Travis was a 3A State Qualifier for the Trojans in 2016 and hopes to make a return trip in 2017. Travis is pictured at left with his family and coaches. Photo courtesy of @BeloitTrojans twitter page.