If you heard Ron Allen on Sports Daily this morning (a shameless plug for my father’s radio show), you heard him say that the City League might be as deep and athletic as it has been in many years. Checking out the rosters of the league’s boys teams this season, Allen might be right.
As far as sheer athleticism goes, Jordan Cyphers, Garrius Holloman and Chris Harper are flat-out studs, but they can all play basketball pretty well, too. So can Terry Webb, Brandon Walker, Dorrian Roberts, Adonis Gantt, Cortez Barnes, Leon Flowers, Marky Nolen….many, many others, those are just the ones off the top of my head. There will be a lot of really good games in the City League this year, including two pretty good ones tonight in Northwest-East and South-Heights.
But that’s just the boys. The City League should be pretty stocked on the girls side, too, with Heights, South, Carroll and Kapaun all contenders for the league title. The Heights-South girls game should provide an early indication of which is the team to beat this year.
Some top area boys teams include: Wichita Trinity, McPherson, Collegiate, Wellington and Andover. On the girls side, it’s McPherson, Derby, Andover, Andover Central, Garden Plain, Smoky Valley and Hesston.
Which team are you most looking forward to watching this season?