Seward County hosted their Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet Friday night in the Green House. Former volleyball coach Pat Stangle was inducted into the hall of fame. He joins the 2002 Lady Saints, Jim Littell, Galen McSpadden, Kim Ortega, Cory Patton, Charles Brownlee, Brent Gould, and Tony Slaughter. Stangle has the highest winning percentage of any coach in Seward volleyball history after posting a 225-34 record in five seasons. He owns 12 all time coaching records for the Lady Saints including wins per season, national tournament appearances, Jayhawk West titles, and 50 win seasons among others. Stangle led Seward to their first ever NJCAA appearances from 1999-2001 and was named the Jayhawk West Coach of the Year in each of those seasons. He coached five Jahyawk West MVP's and seven NJCAA All Americans. He is also a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame.
Seward teams also recognized their own award winners as voted on by the players. Brent Williams won the Wade Johnstone Award for baseball and Janel Tammen won the Jamie Talbert Award for women's basketball. Nominees for the WA Shuffelberger Award going to the student athlete with the top GPA are baseball's Keenan Hall, Austin King, Reed Thompson, and Max Lusk. The female nominees are women's basketball's Shanise Brooks and Janel Tammen and softball's Carmen Hughest and Katelyn Craker.