By DR. DENISE GUY
USD 435 superintendent
It's always heartwarming when a hometown boy makes good and when he’s also recognized as the 2013 KIAAA (Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) Sports-
caster of the Year for the entire state in Kansas, for all classes nevertheless, it’s even better!
Trent Sanchez is the voice of the Abilene Cowboys and Cowgirls.
According to Abilene High School Athletic Director, Will Burton, “If you have turned on your radio in the last 10 years to listen to an Abilene High School athletic event, it was Trent bringing that game into your home. His commitment to Abilene High School and our community is tremendous. Trent continually works at enhancing his skills as a broadcaster so that he can provide the best services possible to his listening audience.” Burton went on to add, “He is one of the biggest fans of our youth here in Abilene and does whatever he can to promote them. We are fortunate, in a community our size, to have a radio station dedicated to covering our school, and we are blessed to have someone who works as hard as Trent does in providing that coverage.”
Rex Cearley, an assistant football coach during the time that Trent played football for the Abilene Cowboys, remembers that even then, “Sports was Trent’s world and he always gave his best effort.” Another former assistant coach, Gene Hartman, recalls that Trent was an enthusiastic and engaged player. “He always tried to do his best both on and off the field.” Trent graduated from Abilene High School in 1998.
Cearley is also impressed with Trent’s involvement with the youth of Abilene. He has coached young teams, has refereed events, and keeps track of students as they progress from grade through middle school. “By the time young athletes are in high school, Trent is quite knowledgeable about their skills,”
Thank you Trent for your outstanding representation of our school, and for being the voice of the Abilene Cowboys and Cowgirls sports teams.