Seahawks poised for a run
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team (10-6) will take a five-game win streak and the top seed into Friday’s Class 1A sub-regional at Highland Community College. The Seahawks will meet Wetmore, which beat Elwood, 58-34, on Tuesday.
A championship game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but if the Seahawks win Friday they’ll automatically qualify for next week’s regional in Clay Center.
Any relation to Larry?
Lawrence High senior Taylor Bird leads the Sunflower League in rebounding (9.2 boards a game) and is second in scoring at 18.1 points a game. Bird also ranks sixth in steals and seventh in assists.
Caron still climbing
In scoring a school-record 35 points the other night against Shawnee Mission West, Free State junior Chantay Caron boosted her scoring average to 13.7 points a game.
Saunders the scholar
Free State High senior Grahm Saunders recently was announced as one of 11 football players from Kansas to earn a $1,000 scholarship from the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association. Saunders and 21 other seniors (10 others from Kansas and 11 from Missouri) will be recognized at a banquet March 8 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He will receive a plaque and a scholarship check.
McLouth High junior Gus Harrison is making quite a name for himself on the powerlifting circuit. Since the calendar flipped to 2009, Harrison has picked up more than 10 medals in five meets around the state. Competing in the 172-pound weight class, Harrison has won eight first-place honors in hang clean, squat and bench press, including winning titles for total weight lifted at three of the five events.
Harrison’s season high came Feb. 14 in Emporia when he swept all three categories and finished in first overall with a total of 970 pounds.
Next up is the Class 3A state meet in March.
The recruitment of Lawrence High senior guard Dorian Green has been heating up of late.
Green, who is averaging 24 points per game for the Lions, has received scholarship offers from Div. I programs UMKC, Wagner College and Colorado State.
Green will make his official visit to Fort Collins, Colo., this weekend, leaving Saturday, one day after LHS hosts Free State in the regular-season finale.