Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Girard Trojans

Girard named Craw-Kan Team of the Week.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Apr 23, 2018

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The Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas coverage area is the Girard Lady Trojans Softball team led by head coach Jim Vinze.

The Trojans, who are the defending 4A-II champion, have started off the 2018 campaign with a 10-0 record. They have outscored opponents 154-to-23 over 10 contests this year. They also have a mark of 6-0 in CNC league play and picked up two key CNC victories last week over Baxter Springs (16-2, 7-2). 

The Girard offense is led by senior Sydnee Crain who is hitting .643 and senior Shelby Smith who is hitting .618. Crain has 28 RBI while Smith has 26 RBI. Junior Marci Heatherly is also having a breakout season hitting .593 with 14 RBI. Smith leads the Trojans in the circle with 55 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched, while going 8-0. 

Girard will be back in action on Monday as they travel to Columbus to take on the Titans in a key CNC double header. 


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?