Archive for Wednesday, October 15, 2003

City prep briefs

October 15, 2003


LHS volleyball 1-2 at Rural quadrangular

Topeka -- Lawrence High's volleyball team went 1-2 Tuesday at a quad at Topeka Washburn Rural.

The Lions beat Topeka Hayden, 25-23, 31-29, but lost to Washburn Rural, 13-25, 15-25, and Manhattan, 25-19, 11-25, 13-15.

LHS coach Jo Huntsinger cited Bonnie Toplikar and Sarah Hayes for strong play.

"Bonnie Toplikar played the best volleyball I've ever seen her play in all aspects of the game," Huntsinger said.

The Lions (10-19) will travel Saturday to the Emporia Tournament.

LHS soccer ties Leavenworth, 0-0

Leavenworth -- Sean Hargis recorded his third shutout of the season in goal, but Lawrence High's soccer team had to settle for a scoreless, double-overtime tie Tuesday with Leavenworth.

"We knew they had a tough team," Lions co-coach David Platt said. "They're comparable in talent to us, and it was a battle. Both teams had some near misses, but we didn't capitalize."

Platt cited Jon Gittins, Jake Brewer and Pharouk Hussein for outstanding play.

The Lions (1-8-2) will play host to Shawnee Mission East Thursday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.

FSHS tennis team forfeits, takes fourth

Ellie Ott and Brenna Spurgeon, Free State's state-qualifying girls tennis duo, finished fourth in completed regionals Tuesday at Lawrence High after defaulting their final two doubles matches.

Ott was unable to compete Tuesday due to illness. Ott and Spurgeon had to forfeit their semifinal match and their third-place match that was postponed from Monday because of rain.

Regardless, the top-four finish Ott and Spurgeon secured Monday guarantees them a berth in the Class 6A state tournament, which begins Friday in Wichita.

Free State finished with seven team points in the regional, which was won by Topeka High.

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