• The Baldwin High volleyball team (9-8) went 4-2 at Saturday’s Baldwin Invitational Tournament, recovering from a Thursday loss to Tonganoxie in five sets. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs fell short against Paola (19-25, 19-25, 21-25). In the Baldwin Invitational. Jordan Hoffman led with 49 kills to just 12 errors. Morgan Lober finished with 31 kills, and Katie Kehl notched 10 aces. Alexia Stein had eight blocks, and Corey Valentine and Katie Pattrick recorded 65 and 50 assists, respectively. Baldwin returns to competition on Tuesday at home against Ottawa.
• Baldwin High’s girls cross-country team won Saturday’s Wamego Invitational, the site of the Oct. 27 state meet. Kaitlyn Barnes placed second (16:19.91) to lead the Bulldogs for a second consecutive week. Junior Katie Jones placed 11th with a time of 16:36.30. Ethan Hartzell led the boys team with a 16:39.31 finish, good for fourth overall. Joe Pierce placed 10th with a time of 17:25.15.
• On Tuesday, the boys soccer team improved to 5-1 (3-1 in the Frontier League) with a 9-0 victory against Eudora. Forward Russell Cloon scored all three of the Bulldogs’ first-half goals. In the second half, Nate Clem became the second Bulldog to achieve a hat trick in the rout. The Bulldogs traveled to Louisburg on Thursday before returning home Tuesday to play host to Ottawa.
• The Wildcats’ boys cross-country team placed third at the Wamego Invitational on Saturday in a crowded field of some of Class 4A’s top programs. Meanwhile, the girls team placed sixth.
Angel Vasquez placed first overall (16:04) individually in the boys bracket. Diego Sanchez placed 18th with a time of 17:50. For the girls, Meredith Wolfe placed seventh (16:32) and Rebekah Burgweger placed eighth (16:33). On Saturday, the Wildcats travel to Wyandotte County Park for the Bonner Springs Invitational.
• The boys soccer team is 2-4 on the year after a 3-0 victory against Eudora last Thursday, and lost to Free State, 3-1, on Monday.
• The volleyball team defeated Ottawa on Tuesday in De Soto (25-15, 25-22, 25-15). Previously, the Wildcats placed fifth in the Lansing Invitational.
• De Soto’s football team will seek to climb above .500 on Friday when the Wildcats travel to Eudora. Last week, De Soto (1-1) blanked Ottawa 14-0 behind a 22-yard touchdown pass from Corbin Clark to Zach Griffiths and a 1-yard run by Jason Johnson.
• Meanwhile, the Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start after overcoming a 20-0 deficit at Loisburg in the team’s Frontier League opener last week. Senior Gabe Cleveland swung the momentum in Eudora’s favor with a 52-yard run to set up a short touchdown by junior Andrew Ballock, who would account for all three Eudora scores, including a 30-yard game-winning run. Ballock also completed long passes to junior Mason Tomlinson and senior Tanner Tornadon en route to Eudora finishing with 99 yards passing and 224 yards rushing. Ballock’s 30-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run tied the game, and freshman Grant Elston came through with the game-winning point after. The Cardinals host De Soto on Friday.
• Eudora’s girls cross-country team placed eighth and its boys placed 12th in the Wamego Invitational on Saturday. Danelle Topil led the girls with a 15th-place finish, and Jon Miller led the boys, finishing 28th. Five Cardinals recorded personal bests. Three girls finishing in less than 18 minutes, and five boys finished in less than 20 in their race. Topil ran the sixth-fastest all-time race for a Eudora runner on Wamego’s four kilometer course. The Cardinals returned to competition Thursday at Wellsville.
• Seven second-half goals powered a 9-0 Mill Valley boys soccer victory against Bonner Springs on Tuesday to put the Jaguars at 3-2-1 on the season. Junior Davis Cantwell put Mill Valley up 1-0 before halftime, and the Jaguars exploded in the second half behind a balanced attack. Three of its seven second-half goals came off corner kicks. The Jaguars return to play at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Tonganoxie.
• Mill Valley’s football team hosts Basehor-Linwood Friday for the season’s Homecoming game. In recent years, this game has decided the Kaw Valley League. Each team enters Friday at 1-1, Basehor-Linwood having lost its first regular season game since 2009 last week and Mill Valley having blown out Turner 56-7 in its league opener that same night. Quarterback Skyler Windmiller helped the Jaguars overcome a week one loss at Manhattan by torching Turner for 294 yards and four touchdowns. L.J. Hatch led the receiving corps with six receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown.
• Mill Valley volleyball is off to a 7-3 start, including a victory in the Shawnee Mission South tournament last weekend.
• Tonganoxie’s boys soccer team hit the road for the first time in nearly two weeks, topping Piper 2-1 on Wednesday. The Chieftains trailed 1-0 at halftime, but goals from Matt Saathoff and Asher Huseman in the second half kept Tonganoxie (6-1, 4-0 in the Kaw Valley League) perfect in league play. The Chieftains host Mill Valley (3-2-1) at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
• Tonganoxie volleyball (3-2) was swept at Basehor-Linwood (25-20, 25-21, 25-22) on Tuesday. Senior Jenny Whitledge continued to lead the Chieftain attack, finishing with 17 kills to put her at 80 on the season. Junior Marissa Martin had a team-high 14 digs (65 this season). Tonganoxie traveled to Pleasant Ridge for a non-league meeting on Thursday.
• The Chieftains return to league football action on Friday at Piper, seeking to recover from a 25-0 loss at Atchison. Junior Cole Holloway led the way for Tonganoxie (1-1) with 94 yards on 22 carries. Meanwhile, junior Shane Levy caught three passes for 51 yards.