Outstanding local athletes and teams recognized by Board of Education

Augusta's Board of Education recognized local athletes and teams at last night's monthly meeting.

Augusta High School sophomore wrestler Jake Goldenstein was honored for receiving a gold medal for winning the 106 pound Class 4A State Championship. He also completed an undefeated season with a perfect 39-0 record.

AHS wrestling coach Brandon Terry was also honored for being named AVCTL Div. IV Coach of the Year. He coached his team to an undefeated season in league duals to win the league title with a total of 11 Orioles earning All-League honors.

The AHS Girls Bowling Team won the Class 5-1A State Championship and finished more than 100 points ahead of defending state champion Bishop Carroll. The team is coached by Kellee Roberts and Nancy Nordman.

Also recognized last night were the Augusta Middle School 7th grade boys and girls basketball teams who each won Pioneer League championships on Feb. 5, 2013.

The Bluejay Girls are coached by Jamie Vandever and ended their season with a record of 13-3. The girls were the co-champs of the regular season.

The Bluejay Boys are coached by A.J. Bodyk and finished their season with a 13-2 record. This was the first league tourney title for the 7th grade boys since the 1996-1997 season.

A controversial topic from the February Augusta USD 402 Board of Education meeting was revisited at last night's BOE meeting.

Near the conclusion of the meeting board member Andy Hall stated, "Last month I challenged Kim (Brungardt) concerning a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act. I was wrong. She did nothing wrong - there was no violation. I want to apologize."

Board member Kim Brungardt responded by thanking Hall and explained that following the report on the meeting that "perfect strangers" approached her stating that they felt sorry for her.