A standout wrestler, senior Sean Patton has impressed Lawrence High tennis coach Dick Wedel the first couple of weeks of the season.
Patton, state wrestling runner-up at 135 pounds, won a couple of junior varsity matches this week for the Lions. He had never played organized tennis before this year.
"I wish I could have him as a sophomore and have more time to work with him," Wedel said. "He plays smart and he competes harder than any other player I have."
FSHS to play host to baseball tourney
Free State will play host to a four-team baseball tournament on Saturday.
The Firebird Invitational features Free State, Blue Valley North, Blue Valley Northwest and Kansas City Wyandotte. Blue Valley North (6-2) will meet Blue Valley Northwest (3-1) at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by Free State (1-8)-Wyandotte (0-2) at 12:30 p.m. The losers of those two games will play 2:30 p.m. and the winners will meet at 5 p.m.
Wyandotte's two losses were to KC Washington.
The Firebirds went 0-2 in the tournament last spring.
Krivoshia to visit schools
Free State High senior Pat Krivoshia, the city's top scorer in boys basketball for the 2000-01 season at 13.3 points a game, wants to play basketball somewhere next year. He plans to visit three schools the next few weeks.
Krivoshia, a standout student, said he'll visit Depauw in Greencastle, Ind.; Williams College in Massachusetts; and Middlebury College in Vermont.
Krivoshia is a 6-foot-4 forward.
EHS track set for home meets
Eudora High will hold track meets tonight and the following Friday. The EHS Invitational, a six-team meet, is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today. The Cardinal Relays, an 11-team meet, is 4 p.m. next Friday.