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 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.
Our female athlete of the week is Emmerson Cope, a junior for Washburn Rural softball. A 6A All-State player a season ago, Emmerson is coming off a memorable performance against Hayden last week in which she threw a perfect game and hit a walk-off home run in the same game. We spoke to Emmerson about that, her year-round softball season and more.
Tre Richardson is our male athlete of the week, a standout junior for both Highland Park baseball and track. Along with a hot start to the baseball season, Tre racked up three first-place finishes at the Jerry Beardsley invitational last week. Tre joined us to speak about playing four sports a year, how he prepares for two sports at once, his future in football and more.