Lions 3rd at SMS Invite
Overland Park - Jake Phannenstiel and Blake Greenfield took first place in their weight classes, leading Lawrence High's wrestling team to a third-place finish Saturday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational.
"We hadn't wrestled anybody, other than ourselves, in over a month," Lions coach Patrick Naughton said, indicating their last meet was cancelled because of ice. "Our shape wasn't really where it should have been, but we really pulled it together."
The Lions finished with a 131.5 composite score, 35 points behind host SM South. Overland Park Aquinas won the meet with a 214 team score.
LHS will play host to Leavenworth on Jan. 16.
LHS swimmers snag 2nd
Shawnee - Lawrence High's Alex Boyer won the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle and swam on first-place 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams, and the Lions placed second Saturday at the Shawnee Mission Northwest swim quadrangular.
Northwest won the meet with 132 points, followed by LHS with 81, SM West with 54 and Overland Park Aquinas with 48.
The Lions' Zach Henderson won the 200 individual medley.
The Lions will compete Tuesday at Olathe Northwest.
Eagles win again
Eudora - Veritas won its second high school boys basketball game in as many days, defeating St. Mary's, 50-40, on Saturday.
Taylor Zook scored 12 points, Michael Kay had 11, and Jeremiah Johnson had nine points and 10 rebounds to lead Veritas.
"We've improved," Veritas coach Doug Bennett said. "We'll have a very big challenge ahead for us on Tuesday. That will really tell us good we are."
Veritas (4-5) will play at Topeka Cair Paravel on Tuesday.
Seabury grabs first win
The Seabury Academy boys basketball team picked up its first victory of the season Friday night in the form of a thrilling 36-34 win on the road at Heritage Christian.
Bill Gibbs led the Seahawks with 18 points, while Reed Grabill added 12.
The victory improved Seabury's record to 1-2 on the season.
Next up, Seabury will play host to Olathe Christian at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.