High School Sports

The Star’s high school athletes of the week (Oct. 15)

Madison Duello
Madison Duello

Madison Duello

SCHOOL: Liberty

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Volleyball

Liberty won the Independence Invitational on Saturday, pushing its volleyball record to 25-0-2 this season, and Duello was again at the forefront of the Blue Jays’ attack. Duello had 13 kills in the championship against Platte County, giving her 312 for the season. Duello, a Wisconsin commit, is ranked as the ninth-best volleyball recruit in the country.

| Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

Joe Gorthy

SCHOOL: Blue Valley

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Cross country

Gorthy finished first with a time of 15 minutes, 35 seconds last week at the Mill Valley Classic and led the Tigers to a team championship. This season he also finished first at the Olathe East, Paola and Bonner Springs meets and placed second at the Metro Championships and Rim Rock meet.

| Kathleen Gier, kgier@kcstar.com