Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Frontenac Raiders

Frontenac hit six home runs at regionals. (submitted photo)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
May 24, 2016

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The Frontenac Raiders softball team, led by head coach Cassie Rhuems, has been named the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week for their performance at regionals last week. The Lady Raiders punched their ticket to the 4A-II state tournament with regional wins over Girard (4-1) in the semis and Baxter Springs (11-2) in the regional championship.

The Raiders hit six home runs in the regionals, led by two from Kaylee Harper, who also totaled four RBI in the championship game. Kamryn Osborn went 3-for-4 in the game with a home run and scored twice. Shelby Blythe, Madison Davis and Gwen Smalley also homered for FHS. Frontenac pitcher Kennedi Fields got the win over Baxter in the cirlce for the Raiders.

Frontenac, who entered regionals as the third seed behind Baxter Springs (2) and Girard (1), will now make its way to the 4A-II state tournament this Thursday in Emporia. Frontenac (15-7) will be the seventh seed and take on two seed Prairie View (17-5) 5:00 p.m.


Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2015-2016 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week". 

"I am again excited for this partnership 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," 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 coming to the area. Also the announcement that Craw-Kan is coming to 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 coming to 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?