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Vogel earns honorable mention all-league honors

Andy Brown / Louisburg Sports Zone
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Louisburg senior Kohl Vogel was selected to the All-Frontier League team recently after leading the Wildcats in scoring with 14 points per game.

The Frontier League provided a lot of challenges throughout the season and the Louisburg boys basketball team was well aware of its difficulties.

Louisburg had to navigate through some rough waters that included the eventual Class 4A state champion in Piper and another Class 5A state qualifier in Bonner Springs. Still, a few Wildcat players left impressions on the league coaches, including one in particular.

Senior Kohl Vogel, Louisburg’s leading scorer, was the lone Wildcat to earn all-league honors as he was selected to the honorable mention team.

Piper and Bonner Springs led the way with six of the league’s top 10 players, and Piper led all league schools with five selections overall.

“The Frontier League was loaded with talent this year, so I knew it was going to be very competitive on the all-league voting,” Louisburg coach Ty Pfannenstiel said. “When you add three extra teams to the league (Piper, Bonner Springs and Tonganoxie), that narrows down the number of post season honors. Piper and Bonner alone had 6 players on the first and second team, so that goes to show you how tough it was going to be to land on that list. Kohl missed out on second team by one vote.” 

 Vogel was a big part of the Wildcats’ offense as he led the team with nearly 14 points per game. The Louisburg senior also played well defensively as he finished with a team-high 2.2 steals a game to go along with four rebounds.

“I really thought Kohl had a good enough season to receive a second team honor, but it just didn’t quite work out,” Pfannenstiel said. “He should be very proud of his honorable mention honor. Kohl had a great year for us. He started off the year very hot, having some big time scoring games.

“Kohl was a big spark for us both offensively and defensively.  He definitely led us offensively, but was great for us defensively as well. His aggressiveness at the top of our press and zone really gave teams trouble. I was very proud of Kohl’s effort this year. He’s got a motor on the basketball court that doesn’t stop.”

Bonner Springs led the way with two first team selections in seniors Keyon Thomas and A.J. Watson. Spring Hill senior Brennen Feeback, Ottawa junior Koby Johnson and Piper sophomore Tamar Bates rounded out the first team.

ALL-FRONTIER LEAGUE BOYS BASKETBALL

FIRST TEAM

Keyon Thomas, Bonner Springs, senior

Brennen Feeback, Spring Hill, senior

Koby Johnson, Ottawa, junior

Tamar Bates, Piper, sophomore

A.J. Watson, Bonner Springs, senior

SECOND TEAM

Trey Bates, Piper, senior

Rock Jerome, Eudora, senior

Brandan Jackson, Piper, senior

Nasjon Porter, Bonner Springs, senior

Dallas Bond, Tonganoxie, sophomore

HONORABLE MENTION

Braijion Barnes, Piper, senior

Jayden Pierce, Eudora, senior

Jayson Brown, Ottawa, junior

John Frakes, Spring Hill, senior

Hayden Robbins, Tonganoxie, senior

Ty Shelley, Piper, junior

Kohl Vogel, Louisburg, senior

Seth Richmond, Paola, senior

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