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SWKS Notebook - Player, coach to rep Indians in 8-man ASG

Going through and sharing a couple of stories which have come to our attention over the past 24 hours, we try to sum it up here in this version of the SWKS Notebook.

Castillo, Douglas picked for 8-man All-Star Game

Wichita County senior Aron Castillo and coach Brandt Douglas will represent the boys from Leoti in June's KEMCA 8-man All-Star Game. The contest will take place on June 13 in Beloit.

Castillo was the lone player picked from Wichita County for the game. Castillo was one of the group of seniors which led the Indians to their deepest playoff run since 1990, advancing to the 8-man Division I semifinals, where they were beaten for the second time this season by St. Francis.

Castillo caught just 11 passes this season for the Indians, but five of them went for touchdowns on offense. On defense, Castillo collected 71 tackles, including six sacks. He was second on the team in total tackles and had a third of the Indians' 18 sacks for the season.

Douglas has turned the program around in Leoti, guiding his team to a 10-2 record this season and a run to the 8-man Division I State Semifinals. He will be an assistant coach for the West team in the Division I game.

Horton caps off championship season with COY Honors

Stanton County head cross country coach Mike Horton was recently named the Class 2A Cross Country Coach of the Year by the Kansas Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association.

The annual awards were announced during the annual coaches convention, which took place during the holiday break.

Horton led both the Stanton County boys and girls cross country teams to a sweep of the Kansas Class 2A harrier titles this past November.

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