February 3, 2014
Zach Linquist, a senior power forward for Perry-Lecompton High, learned that he had leukemia on Oct. 2, 2013. In talking about the show of support from those around him, Linquist said, "It's unbelievable. My team, my community and my family have been the ones helping me through this and giving me strength."
Zach Linquist has made a habit out of striking out hitters and fighting for rebounds as a baseball and basketball player at Perry-Lecompton High, but on Oct. 2 he met an unfamiliar and more challenging opponent. By Chris Duderstadt