Craw-Kan Team of the Week: St. Mary's Colgan Panthers

Colgan named Craw-Kan Team of the Week
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Oct 29, 2018

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The Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas area is the St. Mary's Colgan Panther volleyball team.

The Panthers, led by head coach Cathy Oplotnik, entered the 2A state tournament in Hays with a 43-0 record. The Panthers would win their pool play without dropping a set. The Panthers would lose to Wabaunsee in the semifinals and Smith Center in the title game.

While the season didn't go as planned at the state tournament, the Panthers have a lot to be proud of for their CNC league title, sub-state championship and unefeated regular season before the fourth place state finish. 

Seniors Cecelia Stockard and Kenzie Venneman earned All-Tournament team from the Kansas Volleyball Association on Saturday. 

Craw-Kan would like to congratulate the Panthers on an outstanding year.


Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2018-2019 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the fifth consecutive season.

"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 five years," said Sports in Kansas CEO, 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. It's also going to several other areast in Southeast Kansas” 

"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, plus Erie, Pittsburg and Parsons. 

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?