Herrera Pitches in All-American Tournament

Sophia Herrera, of McPherson, showcased her talent among some of the best softball players in the country last week. She was selected to pitch for the Softball Factory Preseason All-American Tournament in Houston, Texas. Herrera was coached by Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch and Katiyana Mauga, who holds the NCAA record for 20 homeruns in each of her 4 seasons as a player. Softball Factory is an organization that provides instruction, college planning and guidance to players nationwide. The organization has programs for players, parents, high school coaches and college coaches that provide training and advice throughout the year.  

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Two Kansans Honored by NFHS for Excellence in Performing Arts

TOPEKA, Kan – The Kansas State High School Activities Association is pleased to announce that Gary Harmon, longtime debate and speech coach has been selected for the 2020-21 NFHS “Outstanding Speech/Debate/Theatre Educator Award” and Susan Laushman, Pittsburg High School Choir Director for the past 16 years, has been selected as the 2020-21 NFHS “Outstanding Music Educator Award” recipient. NFHS Outstanding Speech/Debate/Theatre Educator Award – Gary Harmon Nominations for the NFHS Outstanding Speech/Debate/Theatre Educator Award are solicited from the NFHS’s state contacts. All new nominations, plus selected past recipients, are considered for State, Sectional or Citation awards.  When reviewing the nominations, the NFHS

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