Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Pittsburg Purple Dragons

Pittsburg boys took third in 5A basketball.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Mar 11, 2018

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The Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas coverage area is the Pittsburg High Purple Dragons boys basketball team. 

The Dragons, led by head coach Kiley Roelfs, got their highest finished by taking third in 5A this weekend in Topeka since 1997. Marque English, a senior forward, was named to the Sports in Kansas 5A Boys All-Tournament team. English finished his career with over 1,000 points and should be a two-time All-State pick in 5A when the teams become released next week. Pittsburg also had big years from Chase Curtis, Drew Roelfs, Gavyn Elkamil, Jerek Butcher, Trenton Austin and Javon Grant. Pittsburg went 2-1 over the week/weekend as they knocked off Seaman on Thursday for their first state tourney win in 21 years before falling to Salina Central in the semis on Friday night. They finished the season off strong with a win over Mill Valley to capture third place. Pittsburg finished the season at 21-4. 

Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" would like to congratulate the Purple Dragons on a great season in 5A!


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 ( 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?