Redfield's Replays: January 17
THREE IN BV WEST HALL OF FAME
Three individuals were inducted into the Blue Valley West Hall of Fame Jan. 10 during the half-time of the Gardner-Edgerton boys’ basketball game.
The three were former principal Dr. John Laurie and athletes Brittany Hile and Maddie Jones.
Laurie was the first principal at the school that opened in 2001. He retired at the end of the 2006-2007 school year. In addition to his work in education, Laurie was Big Eight/Big 12 football referee for 25 years. He has also written five books about leadership.
Hile was a two-sport athlete for Jaguars graduating in 2007. She was a softball and basketball player.
She played three positions in softball — shortstop, pitcher and catcher, earning a number of awards.
Hile was drafted in the fourth round of the National Professional Fastpitch League by the Tennessee Diamonds.
At the present time, she is coaching softball at Southern Arkansas and working on her MBA.
Jones graduated in 2008. She was a standout soccer player for the Jaguars.
She moved on to Tulsa where she played for three years on the soccer team and earned Conference USA academic honor.
Jones married Brandon Penner in 2011 and the couple lives in Owasso, Okla.
Dr. John Laurie
Brandon is a petroleum engineer while Maddie has one year remaining in the OU-Tulsa physician assistant program.
STONE IS A TWO-SPORT ATHLETE
Blue Valley Northwest senior Jaquwan Stone is a two-sport athlete for the Huskies. He played for the football team in the fall and now is a standout for the wrestling team.
At the beginning of 2014, he had a 16-3 record wrestling at the 145-pound weight class. He was first at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Tournament and second at the Johnson County Classic.
“Jaquwan is an outstanding example of a student athlete,” Husky coach Tim Serbousek says. “He is a multi-sport kid that loves to compete.”
At the 2013 Class 6A state tournament, he placed fourth. He was a regional winner and East Kansas League champion.
The senior got his start in wrestling at an early age.
“When I was 3, my uncle just decided I needed a sport,” Stone says. “Since he was coaching wrestling, he thought it would be good for me.”
The senior is a two-time wrestling state qualifier and says his strength is in wrestling on his feet and riding opponents.
Stone is looking to continue his football career at the collegiate level.
He is one of five area football players selected to play in the 2014 Shrine Bowl on July 26 in Pittsburg, Kan. Other area players include Blue Valley’s Jalen Cooks, Coltyn Gatton of Mill Valley, Olathe East’s Nathan Guthrie and Traevohn Wrench of Gardner-Edgerton.
ADAM INVITED TO ROYALS SPRING TRAINING
Blue Valley Northwest graduate Jason Adam has been invited to spring training with the Kansas City Royals. Adam was a fifth-round draft pick by the Royals in 2010.
The 6-foot-4-inch, 219-pound right-hander played with Northwest Arkansas in the AA Texas League in 2013. He posted an 8-11 record with an earned run average of 5.19.
In his last 10 games, he had a 2-2 record with an ERA of 4.63. He struck out 24 and walked seven during that stretch.
This will be Adam's first time to go to spring training for the Royals.
He is rated by Baseball America as the ninth best prospect in the Royals’ farm system.