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Hornya named 6A POY by Wichita Eagle

It should be no surprise that Liberal girls basketball earned plenty of postseason accolades for their efforts during the 2019-20 high school season.

And two of the seniors who helped the Lady Red to an unbeaten season and a Class 6A State Tournament appearance. are among the Class 6A All-State First Team, announced recently by the Wichita Eagle.

Senior point guard Katie Hornya was named the Class 6A Player of the Year by the newspaper, while classmate Machia Mullens also earned First-Team honors. Hornya and Mullens were also part of the All-Class/All-State team, with Hornya earning first team and Mullens second-team honors.

The pair was also named Co-Players of the Year by Sports in Kansas. We'll have more on those honors teams to come soon.

Two other players also earned a spot on a second-team in their respective classes. Hunter Davis of Lakin was named to the Class 3A Boys All-State Second Team, while Emily Weathers of Scott Community was named to the Class 3A Girls All-State Second Team.

The complete list of Southwestern Kansas players honored with All-State recognition by the Wichita Eagle appears below:


Player of the Year

Katie Horyna, Liberal, Sr.

Coach of the Year

Jodie Karsak, Derby

First Team

Nijaree Cannady, Topeka, So.

Katie Horyna, Liberal, Sr.

Machia Mullens, Liberal, Sr.

Sydney Nilles, Derby, Sr.

Kiki Smith, Topeka, Fr.

Honorable Mention

Kisa Unruh, Dodge City, Jr.


Honorable Mention

Aaron Galindo, Ulysses, Jr.

Lance Walker, Ulysses, Jr.


Second Team

Hunter Davis, Lakin, Jr.

Honorable Mention

Sonnie Altman, Lakin, Sr.

Wyatt Angell, Hugoton, Jr.

Henry Cole, Goodland, Sr.

Haden Daharsh, Hugoton, Jr.

Clavin Stapp, Colby, Sr.

Jackson Stoppel, Holcomb, Sr.


Second Team

Emily Weathers, Scott City, Sr.

Honorable Mention

Jaya Esquibel, Lakin, Jr.

Mikyn Hamlin, Hugoton, Fr.

Brynn McCormick, Scott City, So.

Lyndi Rumford, Scott City, Sr.

Jill Stephens, Colby, Sr.


Honorable Mention

Jaxson Brandl, Greeley County, Fr.

Grant Gillum, Meade, Sr.

Vance Shewey, Meade, Jr.

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