WIBW and Wendy’s are proud to celebrate the achievements of local high school athletes with our weekly Athletes of the Week honors.
Every week, we talk with two standout high school athletes in Topeka who have made their names known through their contributions on the field, the court or wherever they compete. 580 WIBW and 580 Sports Talk thank Wendy’s for their continued support of high school athletes in Topeka.
With the spring sports postseason approaching and/or in full effect, this we’re featuring two city athletes who have been dominant forces all season long.
Our female athlete of the week is Belle Kennedy, a junior for Washburn Rural soccer. Belle leads the Junior Blues in goals this season with 11 and is tied for the team lead in assists with nine. With another league title under Washburn Rural’s collective belt, we spoke with Belle about her performance this year, her competitive nature, transitioning from soccer in California to soccer in Kansas and more.
This week’s male athlete of the week is sophomore Carter Cool from Topeka West tennis. It’s been a great season for Chargers tennis, with their full six-man contingent headed to state, and Carter has been right in the middle of the success with his city and regional individual titles. Carter spoke to us about his first season in competitive high school tennis, his expectations for the state tournament and much more.