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Local Briefs

September 14, 2001

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DeSoto -- Free State High's Emily Wang won all three of her No. 1 singles matches Thursday in the DeSoto tennis quadrangular.

The Firebirds fell to Blue Valley Northwest, 3-1, but defeated Shawnee Mission West, 4-0, and DeSoto, 4-0.

Wang won against BV Northwest, 9-8 (9-7), SM West 8-1, and DeSoto 6-0.

Katie Bushouse won two of three matches at No. 2 singles, and the Firebirds' No. 1 doubles team of Emily McWilliams and Jenna Sheldon-Sherman and their No. 2 doubles team of Colby Chapin and Emily Yessen each won two of three matches.

"We split our squad again today and have been battling some illness, so this performance was simply outstanding," Free State coach Jon Renberger said. "Blue Valley Northwest is the defending state champ and they used all of their top players against us. In the end, we'll be right there with them."

McLouth girls win

cross country meet

McLouth -- McLouth High School's girls cross country team won its own invitational on Thursday.

The Bulldogs actually tied Royal Valley at 44 points apiece, but McLouth's No. 6 runner -- Neva Gardner -- defeated Royal Valley's No. 6 runner for the tiebreaker.

Courtney Edmonds finished second overall, followed by Katie Booth, who notched sixth. Bulldogs Tina Edgell, Elena Stewart, Crystal Edgell and Gardner placed 11th through 14th respectively.

"We did very well. The six girls running on our team all placed in the top 20," coach George Karn said. "I figured we'd be up there. I didn't know if we'd win it. I'm very pleased."

In the boys race, McLouth's Mark Smelser placed second in a personal best 17:23. McLouth placed third overall.

Lions' Olson shines

Topeka -- Lawrence High's tennis team tied Topeka High and Topeka West, 2-2, and lost to Washburn Rural, 3-1, on Friday. Abby Olson went 3-0 in singles for the Lions. Results in scoreboard.

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