Success comes from within

Iola's AA American Legion baseball team will begin state tournament play Wednesday in Topeka. Head coach John Taylor explained why the Indians have found success late in the season.

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July 22, 2022 - 3:25 PM

Iola AA American Legion's Gavin Page, left, is congratulated by teammate Trey Sommer after scoring a run during the Zone Tournament last weekend in Humboldt. Photo by Quinn Burkitt

Iola’s AA American Legion baseball squad features a number of talented performers, both at the plate and on the mound.

But the team’s biggest strength may be in what lies within, head coach John Taylor said.

“What I think makes this team really special is we have a bunch of kids that really care,” Taylor said. “They care about the game, they care about their teammates and it’s not all about themselves. We have kids that will sacrifice laying a bunt down and get out just to move runners and help their team.

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