The Nex-Tech Wireless Athlete of the Month from Western Kansas for their performance over the month of March is Hoxie junior guard Easton Slipke.
Slipke averaged over 18 points per game in his junior year to help the Indians (19-6) to a 4th place finish in 2A for 2017. It was just the sixth final four appearance in school history for the Hoxie boys. Slipke was named first team 2A this season from Sports in Kasnas. Hoxie's fourth place run was led by 15 points per state tournament game by Slipke, with 15 a game also coming from Jarrod Dibble and 14.7 coming from Latham Schwarz.
Hoxie won the opening round game at state over Sedan (74-57) before losing in the semifinals to eventual state champions Sacred Heart (70-51), before falling in the third place game to Bishop Seabury (68-56). Nex-Tech Wireless would like to congratulate Easton and the Hoxie boys basketball team on an outstanding season!
Sports in Kansas and Nex-Tech Wireless are in partnership over the 2016-2017 school year to release a Central Kansas and Western Kansas Athlete of the Month, two separate monthly honors. Schools west of Russell, Kansas (including Russell) in the Nex-Tech Wireless footprint (click to see) qualify to be nominated for the Western Kansas Athlete of the Month and schools East of Great Bend (including Great Bend) qualify to be the Central Kansas Athlete of the Month (click to see). You can nominate an athlete over the last seven days of the month by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, please provide stats.
Nex-Tech Wireless is a proud supporter of Sports in Kansas, visit them online at www.nex-techwireless.com.
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