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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Gracie Lopez

Gracie Lopez of Pittsburg shot a 47 at the LCHS Invitational on August 28th. (Photo: Zach Fletcher)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Sep 12, 2016

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Pittsburg High School golfer Gracie Lopez has been named the Labette Bank Athlete of the Month over the month of August with her performance over the first tournament of the year back on August 28th at the Labette County Golf Invitational in Oswego. 

Lopez took third overall as she shot a 47 nine-hole score. She helped lead a Purpe Dragon squad to a second place finish overall with a 196. Caney Valley woud win the team title with a 184 but the Dragons and Lopez were the top finishing invidual and team from either the Southeast Kansas League or CNC League. Pittsburg got a sixth place finish from Jamie VanWick (49), a ninth place finish from Logan Lord (50), a 10th place finish from Lauren Valenzuela (51) and a 12th place finish from Natalee Brake (52). 

Lopez took 28th last season in the 5A state golf tournament in Kansas City. 

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.

-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided. 

-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools. 

-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!

-Labette Bank is a proud supporter of local athletics in the Southeast Kansas area.. Visit them online here