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Area athletes to play at juco level
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Gunner Phelan, former quarterback and point guard for Quivira Heights High School, will be playing basketball for Pratt Community College in the upcoming season.
Phelan said he was drawn to Pratt immediately.
“It was the first school I was interested in,” Phelan, who played in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game on Thursday, Aug. 4, said. “I like the town and I like the coach.”
Phelan will be coached by Jesse Shaw. Phelan said that he had some friends who played for the Beavers, but they didn’t sway his decision too much.
“I visited Barton, but Pratt was where I planned to go first,” Phelan said. “I have a couple of friends who play there, Trey Beck from South Central and Joe Dohrman.
“They may have a little bit to do with my choice, but not much. I talked with them after I knew I was going there.”

Miller to play tennis
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Michelle Miller will be playing tennis for Barton Community College this season.
Miller, who played for Ellinwood High School, will be changing schools, but not coaches.
Lyle Stickney is the head coach for the Lady Eagles and the Cougars.
“I had always looked at Barton as a great opportunity,” Miller said. “It is close to home and a great school. As for playing tennis, I just talked with Lyle about it and he made it happen.”
Miller said that even though she had some offers from other colleges, she had her mind made up.
“I did have some offers from other schools, but it wasn’t enough to get me away from Barton,” Miller said.
Miller plans on studying elementary education.