Volleyball, tennis and cross country represented in this week's Athlete of the Week

Jason Brown
The Leavenworth Times

It was another exciting week of high school athletics around Leavenworth County and there are plenty of noteworthy individual performances that grabbed the spotlight. A stellar finish at a high-profile cross country meet, taking home the first medals of the season and getting the first win of the year were all accomplishments made by local athletes last week.

Read more about the performances below and place your vote for who you think the Athlete of the Week should be. 

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Kelsey Theis - Pleasant Ridge High School

Shown is Pleasant Ridge senior libero Kelsey Theis.

The senior libero and team captain helped the Lady Rams to a 4-1 record last week and notched 56 digs in 12 sets. 

Sarah Lawless and Bella Zarate - Basehor-Linwood High School

Shown are Basehor-Linwood senior tennis players Bella Zarate and Sarah Lawless.

The seniors are founding members of the Basehor-Linwood tennis program, now in its third season. Zarate and Lawless both earned the program's first medals of the season when they both placed fifth in their singles bracket at the Washburn Rural Invitational Sept. 21. Zarate is currently sporting an 8-6 record in singles while Lawless is 5-7.

Kylee West - Leavenworth High School

Shown is Leavenworth sophomore middle hitter Kylee West.

The sophomore middle hitter helped the Lady Pioneers to their first match win of the season in a 3-0 sweep of Turner Sept. 21. Leavenworth got its second match win of the season Thursday with a 2-0 defeat of Hayden. 

Kenneth Howell - Lansing High School

Shown is Lansing senior cross country runner Kenneth Howell.

The senior was Lansing's top finisher at the Rim Rock Classic meet at Rim Rock Farms in Lawrence. Howell took seventh place in a race with over 200 runners and finished with a time of 16:44.6.