This week's Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from Southeast Kansas is the Frontenac Raider boys basketball team led by head coach Ryan Varsolona.
The Raiders picked up three key wins last week in a blow out of rival Baxter (61-27) on Tuesday, a comeback 56-53 win over rival Girard and a 59-57 win over Louisburg on the road Saturday. Girard led 47-36 going into the fourth quarter before the Raiders made their comeback. Senior Hayden Pile is looking like an all-state candidate in 3A this season as he averaged nearly 19 points per game last week in the three big wins to go along with seven rebounds per game. Senior Cale Bridwell averaged nine points per game over the week while senior Jake Beckmann added seven per game. Freshman Mario Menghini and senior Gunner Hensley each chipped in six per game. Sophomores Landon Dean and Jordan Fudge also pulled down over five rebounds per game over the week. Fudge, who stands over 6-foot-7, is also averaging over two blocks per game for the Raiders. The Raiders are a very deep team and have a lot of youth to go along with senior experience.
Frontenac is back in action this Thursday at their own tournament in Frontenac as the Kansas Army National Guard Tourney opens up this week.
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2019-2020 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the sixth 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 (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, 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?