High School Sports

May 22, 2014

The Star’s high school athletes of the week for May 22

Here are the athletes of the week, as judged by The Star’s high school staff.

Bailee Cofer

SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Track and field

Cofer, who is headed to Drake next fall for track and cross country, led St. Thomas Aquinas to a third consecutive Eastern Kansas League title with a record-breaking performance in the 1,600 meters. She finished the race in 5 minutes, 3.62 seconds, the fastest time in meet history.

| Kathleen Gier, kgier@kcstar.com

Reece Eddins

SCHOOL: Blue Springs South

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Baseball

In a rare feat, Eddins threw back-to-back no-hitters, both against rival Blue Springs. After no-hitting the Wildcats in a 2-0 loss on May 7, Eddins held Blue Springs hitless again in a 1-0 win on May 13. In his next start, on Tuesday, Eddins picked up the win against Lee’s Summit North in the Missouri Class 5, District 14 championship game.

| Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

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