SM East stops
Free State, 3-1
Overland Park -- Free State High's soccer team fell to No. 1-ranked Shawnee Mission East, 3-1, on Wednesday at SM Soccer Complex. Missy Garcia scored unassisted for FSHS.
"They are No. 1 in the state, but we were not totally outplayed," coach Phil Lee said of the 7-0-2 Lancers. "Missy's goal gave us the first lead in Free State history. We broke the ice. We did play really well. We worked the ball well into the wings and center.
"Their third goal, their only goal in the second half came off a midfield mistake. Their first goal hit the post and caromed in. The second one went off the crossbar and banged in."
The Firebirds were on top for about 30 minutes, then trailed 2-1 at halftime.
Kristin Bock and Garcia played well in the midfield, Lee said. Lauren Wilkinson and Julie Siedel had strong games at sweeper and right back respectively. Anna Forman and Anne Buhler showed great improvement, Lee noted.
Free State, 0-5-1, will meet Washburn Rural at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rural's field.
Free State's JV fell, 6-0.
to academic team
Lawrence High senior Ryan Fender, who has a 3.83 grade-point average and was a state placer, has been selected to the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association all-academic team.
Free State's Anthony Santaularia received honorable mention.
Three area wrestlers were first-team all-4A selections. Tonganoxie's Josh Hagg and Michael Moss were named as was Eudora's Nick Campanella. Ottawa's Casey Black and Jesse Smith received honorable mention.
DeSoto's Chad Clarke was a first-team all-5A pick.
Axcell signs with BU
Free State High's No. 1 singles player Erick Axcell has signed to play tennis at Baker University next fall.
LHS third baseman
sidelined 4-6 weeks
Lawrence High third baseman Aaron Meyer, who sustained a separated left shoulder at baseball practice on Monday, is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.
Meyer batted .385 for the Lions last season.
LHS twinbill reset
Lawrence High will play Olathe East in a makeup baseball doubleheader on May 3 in Olathe. The twinbill was originally set for April 16 but was rained out.