Murphys, Tush named BLHS’ top athletes of 2012
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Here's hoping there's room in the trophy case for one more.
On Thursday, Basehor-Linwood High School recognized seniors Colin and Ryan Murphy and Hannah Tush as its male and female athlete(s) of the year, respectively.
Tush is now putting the wraps on her softball career at the school. She will continue playing after graduation, having signed a letter of intent last year to play for Eastern New Mexico University.
For their part, the Murphy twins also put pen to paper after a Thursday awards ceremony. The two will continue playing basketball by each other's side, joining the Emporia State University program upon graduation.
It was a decision that involved choosing to forgo their basketball careers.
"Basketball has always been our first love," Colin Murphy said. "It's one of those things where if we were at a playground and had to choose what to play a pickup game of, it would be basketball."
Colin Murphy recently played in the Hy-Vee/Pepsi All-Star Game, and Ryan Murphy will play in August's Kansas Basketball Coaches Association's all-star game.
After Thursday's signing ceremony, the twins said that they would not play in June's Country Mart Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star football game.
More honors for McBride, Murphy
Basehor-Linwood boys basketball coach Mike McBride was recently named the All-Metro boys basketball coach of the year by The Kansas City Star. Earlier this spring, McBride also received the Greater Kansas City Basketball Association’s Eddie Ryan Award, an honor presented to the best boys basketball coach in the area since 1966.
Colin Murphy was named to the All-Metro boys basketball team as a first team selection.
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