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October 26, 2022 - 2:14 PM

The month of October provided quite the sports action around Allen County. 

Between six high schools’ football, volleyball, tennis and cross country teams and a few community college teams sprinkled in, it was a tall task to choose the nominees for October’s Athlete of the Month. 

Vote for your picks for athlete of the month here. The poll is currently live and will remain open until midnight Wednesday. We’ll announce the winners next week.

Trey Sommer

This Humboldt football star led the Cubs to a 6-2 regular season and a playoff meeting with Cherryvale on Thursday night. The running back began the season at his usual position before filling in for quarterback Blake Ellis who went down with an injury and was out for two games.  

Sommer has led the Cubs with 164 rushing yards per game and 22 touchdowns with 21 of those scores coming on the ground. When starting under center, Sommer excelled while passing for four touchdowns and 292 yards and led the Cubs to a 46-0 shutout victory over Cherryvale.  

Kaster Trabuc

Iola cross country athlete Kaster Trabuc qualified for the state meet this past weekend after taking a ninth place finish at regionals with a speedy time of 18:24. Trabuc also finished strong at the league meet where he came across with a time of 20:17 while dealing with an injury in his core. 

Trabuc was one of three Iola runners to reach state alongside senior teammate Jesse Taylor and Cole Moyer, a sophomore. Prior to the league race, Trabuc medaled at Louisburg with a 10th place, 18:42 finish. 

Thiago Fernandes

The Brazil native assisted the Allen County Red Devils to a Jayhawk conference title as well as a home playoff match with Southeast Community College this week. Overall this season, Fernandes has started in 13 out of 15 games and scored six goals, including a game-winning goal as well as two other goals at Southeast last week. 

Fernandes also scored twice in the match prior against Hesston. 

Josie Walters

Crest cross country athlete Walters secured a spot in the state meet this weekend after her  third-place, 21:02 finish at the 1A Regionals in Wichita. Her finish, along with three other Lady Lancers’ winning times, helped the Crest varsity girls cross country team take home first place at regionals. 

Not to mention, Walters is only a freshman. The young Lady Lancer also helped lead her squad to a Three Rivers League championship title with a first place, 20:25 finish at the league race alongside Marmaton Valley and Yates Center. 

Shelby Shaughnessy

Shaughnessy was a key piece of the Humboldt volleyball team winning the Tri-Valley League championship this season. The sophomore has led her Lady Cubs on offense with 6.1 kills per set while she has also led Humboldt defensively and at the serving line. 

The sophomore’s 34 total blocks on the defensive end lead the team alongside her 45 ace serves and 1.7 ace per set to lead her Humboldt squad. 

Janae Granere  

Janae was a leader for Marmaton Valley’s volleyball team, which ended the season to a successful 21-15 finish, including a 9-5 mark in district play. 

Granere led the Wildcat volleyball team in almost every category including her two kills per set, 43 blocks, 3.4 digs per set, 292 digs and 173 kills on the season. 


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