September 18, 2014

Huppe leads list of Blazer honorees

GEHS senior guard Kyle Huppe shoots for two points in action earlier this season. Huppe recently earned first team All Kansas league honors leading the Blazers to a 12-9 record and third straight third place league finish. Photo courtesy of Bob Hovey

GEHS senior guard Kyle Huppe shoots for two points in action earlier this season. Huppe recently earned first team All Kansas league honors leading the Blazers to a 12-9 record and third straight third place league finish. Photo courtesy of Bob Hovey

Senior guard Kyle Huppe led an impressive list of Blazers recently named to the East Kansas league team.
Huppe was named to the first team while junior Traevohn Wrench was a second team selection.  Honorable  mention went to seniors Matt Plank and Dilon Dodson.
“The kids certainly deserve the honor,”said Coach Jeff Langrehr.   I was real proud of the resiliency shown by our kids in the face of adversity throughout the year. We ended  up with another third place league finish and learned to play well in late game situations. The kids played great basketball late in the year.”
Langrehr led the Blazers to a 12-9 record and third straight third place finish in the East Kansas league. The team also captured first place in the mid season El Dorado tournament. Unfortunately, the Blazers lost at home to Lawrence Free State in first round 6A sub state action to conclude the season.
“I felt like the team fell victim to a strange week of school and practice cancellations and just kind of lost rhythym in the process,” added Langrehr. “This team was worthy of a state tournament appearance but you have to play great basketball at sub state for two games to achieve that, and we did not show up for the first twenty minutes of the Free State  game.”
GEHS will lose seniors Huppe, Plank, Ben Carpenter, Dodson, Trevor Clarke, and Michael Fibelkorn to graduation but return a solid core in Brett Wright, Wrench, Josh Lang and Kyle Hultgren.
Following the season, Langrehr extended a special thanks to assistant coaches John Duncanson, John Bass, Corey Shrack, Curtis Barnes, and Andrew Easton.

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