Four Arkansas City High School athletes received 2019 Catchy’s nominations from CatchitKansas.

Balloting for the 12th annual Catchys ends July 3 and can be found at

Kelsie Burr and Jacey Arnett, who captured the doubles title at the KSHSAA Class 5A State Girls Tennis Championships, was one of four nominations for Best Girls Tennis Player/Duo. Burr and Arnett finished the season with a 27-2 record.

Cevin Clark, a recent Cowley College signee, was nominated for Best Boys Basketball Player after leading the Bulldogs with 31.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

Garrett VanDeventer, another recent Cowley signee, was nominated for Best Baseball Player after leading the Bulldogs to the KSHSAA Class 5A State Tournament with a 4-3 record and 1.54 ERA, with 61 strikeouts.

Fans are asked to vote from among four nominees in 22 individual categories, as well as the Best Multi-Sport Athlete for both boys and girls, and top team of the year in each of the six classifications. Fans also are asked to vote for the Best Overall Performance and the Story of the Year.

Several area athletes were nominated for Best of Kansas Preps, but no locals were victorious during Thursday night’s ceremony put together by The Topeka Capitol-Journal. The special guest was Jordy Nelson, recently retired pro football star, mostly with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, who was also a standout at Kansas State University.

State champions Gabe Buckbee and Montez Robinson of Arkansas City, and Owen Braungardt and Braden Ledford of Winfield were nominated in wrestling; Craig LaBrue of Winfield was nominated for boys cross country; VanDeventer was nominated in baseball; Arnett and Burr were nominated in girls tennis; and Clark was nominated in boys basketball.

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