Mar 14, 2023

Hays High athletes honored by WAC

Posted Mar 14, 2023 4:39 PM

Following the completion of the basketball and wrestling seasons, the Western Athletic Conference has announced their All-League Teams.
Girls BasketballSenior Carly Lang was named to the first team and sophomore Molly Martin second team. 

Lang averaged 10 points, a team high six rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game this season. She routinely drew the toughest guard assignment in games.

She played 85 games in her Hays High career, tied for second most in school history. Lang finished her four year career fourth in free throws attempted and made and third in career assists.

Molly Martin averaged a team highs in points and steals at 12 points and 2.5 steals per game. She was second in assista at 2 per contest. Martin knocked down a team high 35 three pointers.

Dodge City's Becca Unruh was named Player of the Year.

Boys Basketball
Jack Weimer and Chason VanDerWege each earned spots on the boys WAC team. 

Weimer, a first team selection, average a team high 12 points per contest and three assists. The junior led the team in made threes and free throws.

He was one of three non-seniors to make the first or second team.

VanDerWege, a senior, was named to the second team. He averaged 9.9 points and led the team in rebounds at 7.5 per game.

Jace Steinmetz of Garden City was named Player of the Year.

Girls Wrestling
Hays landed two wrestlers on the WAC first team selections.

Tionna Napue in her first year competing at Hays High was named the top wrestler at 115 pounds. The sophomore finished the 2023 season as the 6-5A State Runner-up and a 31-4 record.

The accolades continue to pile up on Sarah Zimmerman as she was not only named first team at 110 pounds, but also named Wrestler of the Year in the WAC. The four time state placer won her first state championship in February.

Zimmerman went 31-1 this past season and has signed with Simpson College to continue her wrestling career.

Boys Wrestling
Three Indian wrestlers were named to the first team in the Western Athletic Conference. Elijah McCullough at 113, Harley Zimmerman at 132 and Dalton Meyers at 157. Tacoma Augustine was named to the second team wrestling 120 pounds.

McCullough ended his junior season with a sixth place showing at the 5A State Tournament. He went 33-13 on the year.

Zimmerman was the topped ranked wrestler most of the season at 132 pounds and ended the campaign with his first state title. The junior went 35-2 on the season.

Meyers, a sophomore, finished his season at 31-13 and one round short of placing at the state tournament.

Augustine, a junior, finished 16-15 on the year.

Dodge City's Luke Barker was named Wrestler of the Year.