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Russell's Birky Earns All-State Honors

RHS Senior Ryan Birky 5-3-18The Kansas Golf Coaches Association has released its inaugural all-state teams.

Russell's Ryan Birky landed on the second team in Class 3A. The RHS senior capped off his high school career by making the 3A state tournament for the second-straight year and tied for 20th, earning him a medal.

The KGCA all-state teams were chosen based on the lowest average scores by golfers who competed in a minimum of six varsity tournaments this spring.

Class 3A All-State Team

First Team
Jake Huffaker (SE-Saline - Sr.)
Garin Ihrig (Goodland - Jr.)
Grant Brenneman (Hesston - Jr.)
Trevor Watson (Caney Valley - So.)
Cameron Rozean (TMP - Jr.)
Trey Sides (Phillipsburg - Jr.)

Second Team
Jacey Kellerman (Phillipsburg - Sr.)
Ryan Lalicker (Goodland - Jr.)
Jason Krannawitter (Colby - Fr.)
Ryan Birky (Russell - Sr.)
Chris Fitzgerald (Ellsworth - Sr.)
Dylan Prouty (Hesston - Sr.)

Honorable Mention
Tyler Bachman (Hesston - Sr.)
Nathan Moon (Phillipsburg - Jr.)
Michael Braun (TMP - Sr.)
Tyler Martin (Phillipsburg - So.)
Mark Bogner (Erie - Fr.)
Brandon Wilson (Caney Valley - So.)

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