Nex-Tech Wireless Western KS AOM: Karee Dinkel of Hays

Karee Dinkel of Hays High is 4-0 to start the 2017 season. (Photo: Stacie Zimmerman)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Sep 17, 2017

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The Nex-Tech Wireless athlete of the month, chosen by Sports in Kansas, for their performance over the month of August is Hays High School senior Karee Dinkel. High school are slow in the month of August with only golf, volleyball and cross country going on over the first week in our Western Kansas territories, but Dinkel hasn't been slow on the golf course as she has been outstanding for the Lady Indians in 2017.

Dinkel has started out the season 4-0 in 2017 with a new nine hole school record. She placed first in the Hays High Invite shooting a 39 (+2) in her first meet of the year. That was followed up by shooting a one under 34 for first place for a new Hays High school record for nine holes at the Salina Central Invitational. She then shot 74(+1) at Dodge City to get first place and shot a 75(+3) at Garden City for another first place finish. 

Dinkel is undecided if she will play collegiately next year and her primary focus is on the 2017 high school golf season. Last season Dinkel played at TMP in 3A before transferring to Hays where she took second in the state with a 87 at the 2016 3A State Golf Tournament. She won the state title in 3A as a sophomore in 3A shooting an 85. She took 19th as a freshman for TMP in 2014, the same year her current team last won a 4A state golf title. 

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Sports in Kansas and Nex-Tech Wireless are in partnership over the 2017-2018 school year to release a Central Kansas and Western Kansas Athlete(s) 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 chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com, please provide stats.

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