Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Pittsburg Purple Dragons

By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jan 9, 2017

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The Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week selected by Sports in Kansas for the Southeast Kansas area is the Pittsburg High Boy's Basketball Team.

The Purple Dragons, led by head coach Kiley Roelfs, improved to 7-0 on the season and picked up two key Southeast Kansas League victories this past week. On Tuesday at home, the Dragons defeated Chanute 63-33 to pick up their sixth win of the season. Three Dragons scored in double figures, led by Marque English with 21, while Chase Curtis added 12 and Drew Roelfs chipped in 11. On Friday, PHS traveled to league rival, Fort Scott, where they picked up their second victory of the week and seventh win of the season as they defeated the Tigers, 77-70. PHS has five players scored in double figures, led by six three pointers and 24 points from Roelfs. Other Dragons in double figures were English (19), Elijah Harris (15), Curtis (10), and Gavyn Elkamil with 10. 

Pittsburg (7-0, 4-0 SEK League) will be back in action as they host Labette County (4-2, 3-0 SEK League) in a key Southeast Kansas League matchup on Tuesday. 

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Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2016-2017 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 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 (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

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?

email: chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com