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Wildcat boys earn three spots on all-league team

Andy Brown / Louisburg Sports Zone
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Louisburg sophomore Julian Margrave was a unanimous selection to the All-Frontier League first team and was one of three Wildcats to be named to the team.

The Frontier League was one of the better leagues in the state in Class 4A as it sent two teams to the state tournament this past season.

Among them were several talented players and Louisburg had three players recognized on the all-league list that came out last weekend – among them was one of the best players in the league.

Sophomore Julian Margrave earned first-team honors, while juniors Weston Guetterman and Ben Guetterman were both named to the honorable mention squad for a Wildcat team that finished their season with an 8-13 record.

“This is the best our team has been represented in my three years so I’m pleased,” Louisburg coach Ty Pfannenstiel said. “When Piper, Bonner, and Tongie joined the league last year, that made it even tougher to make the all-league teams, so it’s impressive that we were well represented. I thought Julian, Weston and Ben all had great seasons and were very deserving.

“I’m glad the coaches of this league recognized them for that. These things just don’t happen. These kids work for it. When your best players are your hardest workers, you’re always going to have a chance. Our expectations are high for next year and I look forward to continue working with these guys.”

Margrave was a unanimous selection for the first team among the league coaches and was among the top scorers in the league. As a sophomore, Margrave averaged 16.3 points a game to go along with seven rebounds.

“Julian had an incredible year,” Pfannenstiel said. “He meant a lot to our team, especially on the offensive side, so for him to take on that role as a sophomore and produce the way he did was very impressive. He was the second leading scorer in the Frontier League this season, which is incredible when you think about the great players and teams in this league.

“Julian works hard. He’s always the last one to leave the gym every day, so it doesn’t surprise me one bit that he had such a breakout year. Julian was a unanimous selection for first team, so that shows you what the coaches in this league think of him as well. I’m just glad we have him for another two years. He’s just scratched the surface of what kind of player he is going to develop into.”

Louisburg point guard Weston Guetterman was an all-league honorable mention selection

Point guard Weston Guetterman and shooting guard Ben Guetterman both had strong seasons for the Wildcats as they were among the league leaders on the team in scoring.

Weston averaged 11.2 points, to go along with four assists and a four rebounds a game. Ben finished the year as he averaged 11.1 points a contest and 5.5 rebounds.

Junior shooting guard Ben Guetterman earned honorable mention all-league honors.

“Weston was so valuable for us at the point guard position,” Pfannenstiel said. “He was the primary ball handler for us and did a great job of handling the defensive pressure that teams would put on us. Not only did he control the ball for us, but he was a big scorer for us as well. He had some big nights for us offensively and brought a lot of energy and leadership each night.

“Ben had a big year and he is an explosive offensive player and a very good rebounder. His biggest offensive nights were when he had big offensive rebound numbers. Ben is a kid that when he plays with confidence, teams have a tough time stopping him.”

ALL-FRONTIER LEAGUE BOYS BASKETBALL

First Team

Tamar Bates, Piper, junior

Christian Arndt, Piper, senior

Julian Margrave, Louisburg, sophomore

Trey Moala, Paola, sophomore

Kobe Johnson, Ottawa, senior

Alex Johnson, Spring Hill, senior

Second Team

Ty Shelley, Piper, senior

Rishaud Dockery, Bonner Springs, senior

Cade Gollier, Ottawa, senior

Cooper Jones, Spring Hill, junior

Dallas Bond, Jr., Tonganoxie, junior

Honorable mention

Dilyn Taylor Cantu, Piper, junior

Jaron Briggs, Piper, sophomore

Noah McCullough, Ottawa, sophomore

Heston Robbins, Tonganoxie, junior

Weston Guetterman, Louisburg, junior

Ryan Weber, Spring Hill, junior

Gabe Eskina, Piper, senior

Ethan Byers, Bonner Springs, senior

Trent Stimac, Bonner Springs, sophomore

Ben Guetterman, Louisburg, junior

Ryan Wokutch, Paola, senior

Jordan Barth, Baldwin, senior

Matthew Garber, Baldwin, senior

Ty Abts, Eudora, junior

Noah Watkins, Eudora, senior

Tucker Shackelford, Eudora, senior

Rylee Beach, Tonganoxie, junior

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