2018 Team Preview: Paola Panthers


Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.


Team: Paola HS
Nickname: Panthers
Class: 4A-D1
Conference: Frontier
Head Coach: Curtis Murdock
Twitter Handle:
@paolabaseball
Years as head coach at school: 9
2017 Overall Record: 15-7
2017 Conference Record:
9-3 (2nd Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in Regional Championship

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Nash Dreiling, INF, 2018, 2nd Team All State (Canada CC)

Players to Watch
Michael Dagget, P, 2020
Garrett Trimmer, P, 2019
Evan Pueser, C, 2020
Drew Smith, OF, 2018
Kurt Golubski, (Indepenendence CC)
Wyat Johnston, OF, 2018
Kale Clark, P, 2018
Body Mundell, P, 2018
Luke Angermeyer, P, 2018
Nick Modes
, OF, 2018 (Central Methodist)    


Season Outlook

Paola will have a solid nucleus of senior leadership in 2018, returning six starters from a season ago.  The Panthers strength will be on defense, as they return their entire outfield in Drew Smith, Nick Modes and Wyatt Johnson.  Seniors Kurt Golubski and Nash Drieling will anchor the left side of the infield, and on the mound, senior Kale Clark and Golubski will called on heavily.  Watch for sophomore Micheal Dagget to make big impact on the mound as well as seniors Brody Mundell and Luke Angermeyer.  Junior Garrett Trimmer will also provide much needed depth on the staff this spring as well. This spring, the Panthers will look to get past the Regional Championship game an into the State Tournament. 

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