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Quicksilver club honors five players with scholarship
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The Quicksilver softball club gave out a scholarship to five players on Friday. From left, Vice President Ryan Bownes, Chandra Gray, Elizabeth Barber, Kaylie Doll, Kelsie Doll, McKenna Mauler and President Korey Burkhart. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Come this fall, five players from the Quicksilver softball club will be starting the next chapter of their lives, attending college.
On Friday, Quicksilver awarded these five players with a scholarship to help fund their first year. It is the second year for the club to have the scholarship program.
McKenna Mauler, Chandra Gray, Elizabeth Barber, Kelsie Doll and Kaylie Doll each received $200 dollars from a program that has been a part of their lives for nearly a decade.
To qualify, each player had to compete with Quicksilver a minimum of four years, including the year before their senior year.
These five were a part of a team that won the ASA championship in 2010 in the 14-and-under division.
“Coaching this group of young ladies has always been an honor for me,” former Quicksilver coach Terra Sanders said. “They are all top-of-the-line athletes and amazing young ladies.
“I will truly miss these girls and watching them play. The years of memories we made will last forever.”
They also were NAFA champions in 2012.
“This group of girls have always been unique and amazing,” Quicksilver coach Michelle Barber said. “It was such a privilege to get to coach them. They have been so dedicated and true teammates.  
“I will definitely miss watching my Bookends, Hopper, Cake and M&M in the future but can’t wait to see what they accomplish next.”
Mauler has been with Quicksilver for eight years, having won a pair of state titles with different age groups.
“I made a lot of good friends,” Mauler said. “It was a lot of fun. My favorite part was winning start two times back-to-back.
“(Getting the scholarship) was a really big deal. It’ll help out a lot.”
Mauler will be attending Barton Community College in the fall. She will also be joining the softball team.
Kaylie Doll, who was a four-sport athlete in high school, spent nine years with Quicksilver. She will be attending Fort  Hays State and competing for the track and field team.
“I love playing softball,” Kaylie Doll said. “I’ve got to meet a great group of girls, and we got to play together through high school, as well. We even had people from out of town play, so we got to make friends and enjoy college.”
Gray also played with Quicksilver for nine years. Of the five, Gray is the only one not planning on playing a sport at the next level.
“One year, we took state, that was fun,” Gray said. “Another year, we went out and watched the U.S.A. softball team in Oklahoma. That was fun, too.”
Gray is planning on studying veterinary medicine at Barton and later at Kansas State.
Elizabeth Barber, and eight-year player for Quicksilver, isn’t done with softball, either. She will be attending Pratt Community College and playing for the Lady Beavers softball team.
“I really enjoyed playing underneath my mom as my coach,” Elizabeth said. “I’m going to Pratt to play under Mike (Manderino), and he’s a great coach, so I’m just going to go from there and see how it goes.”
Kelsie Doll, a nine-year player with Quicksilver, will be joining her sister at Fort Hays State University both on campus on the track.
“We won state one year, and after we won state, we decided to go to Oklahoma and watch the U.S.A. game, that was really fun,” Kelsie Doll said of her most memorable moments. “We played lots of softball with these girls, for many years.
“I’ll miss this, for sure.”