By William /

MCPHERSON – The Heart of America League recently announced their all-league teams for the 2021-22 basketball season and six Moundridge players along with four Inman players received honors.

On the boys teams, Inman and Moundridge represented four of the seven first-team members of the All-Heart of America team.

Gaining first-team honors for the Moundridge Wildcats were juniors Logan Churchill and Landon Kaufman while freshman Barret Moddelmog was selected honorable mention. With Churchill and Kaufman being just juniors and Moddelmog only a freshman this season, the three speak well for the prospects of building a team for success next season for the Wildcat boys basketball program.

The Teutons of Inman were represented on the first team by Tanner Heckel and Eli Brunk. Both players will return next season as Heckel was just a sophomore and Brunk a junior in 2021-22, giving the Teutons a solid pair to build wins around for 2022-23.

Others named to the first team all-HOA for the boys were Zach Surface of Sterling, Eli Lawson of Bennington, and Lance Hoffsommer of Sedgwick.

For the all-Heart of America girls teams, Moundridge had three selections while Inman had a pair.

For the Lady Wildcats, junior Kate Eichelberger was named first team while senior Kindall Elmore closed out her Moundridge career with second-team honors and junior Emily Durst gained honorable mention.

While the Lady Teutons had no girls named first or second team, they did have senior Hannah Martisko and junior Maci Neufeld listed for honorable mention honors.

State champion Sterling had three girls named first team all-HOA with Kali Briar, Bennie Horsch, and Sadie Beagley, while Berean Academy was represented by Sally Wine, Lillie Veer, and Tayton Smith while Kaleigh O’Brien of Remington was the final member of the first team.

(William is a free-lance writer covering McPherson County Activities – he can be reached at