Vogel earns honorable mention all-league honors
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
Keyon Thomas, Bonner Springs,
Brennen Feeback, Spring Hill,
Koby Johnson, Ottawa, junior
Tamar Bates, Piper, sophomore
A.J. Watson, Bonner Springs,
Trey Bates, Piper, senior
Rock Jerome, Eudora, senior
Brandan Jackson, Piper, senior
Nasjon Porter, Bonner Springs,
Dallas Bond, Tonganoxie, sophomore
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