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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Girard Trojans

Girard girls basketball has earned Craw-Kan Team of the Week.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jan 23, 2018

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The Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area is the Girard Lady Trojans Basketball team for winning their third consecutive Wilson County Classic Title in Fredonia on Saturday.

The Trojans, led by head coach Brad Herlocker, won in convincing fashion on Saturday by defeating Cherryvale, 60-34. Girard was led by senior all-state guard Sydnee Crain who had 85 points over three tournament games that put her over 1,000 in her four-year career as a Trojan. Crain paced the Trojans with 27 points in the championship. Jacey Murphy and Jaada Valley also had big tourneys for Girard as they were named to the Wilson County Class All-Tournament Team. The Tournament also honored an All-Academic team in which Gabbi Sands and Jordanne Freguson were both named to. Girard knocked off Fredonia in the first round and Leon-Bluestem in the semifinals before the championship. 

The Trojans, who won the 4A-II state championship last March, improved to 7-3 on the season and are ranked eighth in the latest KBCA Poll released on Monday. Girard will be back in action on Tuesday against Baxter at home. 

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Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2017-2018 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week". 

"I am looking forward to this partnership again for another year with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network, it's became quite the popular feature over the last three or four years," said Sports in Kansas Managing Partner, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in Frontenac and Pittsburg” 

"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also in Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: sportsinkansas@gmail.com