High school sports

Raiders’ late rally falls short in 7-3 loss
July 19, 2014
The Lawrence Raiders youth baseball team put up a fight against the Central Missouri Prospects on Friday night at Free State High, but it was too little, too late. Once again, it was a big inning that put the Raiders in a hole they couldn’t escape — a common theme this summer. The Raiders lost, 7-3, dropping their first three games in the MB Tournament this weekend and continuing a skid in which they’ve lost 13 of their last 15 games. By Bobby Nightengale
USA Today honors Lions’ Montes de Oca
July 19, 2014
Lawrence High pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca was named to the All-USA Kansas baseball team, selected by USA Today high school sports.
A pool pedigree: Campbell family passes on love of swimming
July 18, 2014
Clark Campbell is only half joking when he suggests more than blood flows through his family’s veins. “I kid with my wife sometimes that we spend far too much time at the pool, whether it’s professionally or with the family, that I think our bloodstream has chlorine in it,” Clark said. “We are around the pool so much.” By Chris Duderstadt
Raiders trip up, lose two
July 18, 2014
Bad innings doomed the Lawrence Raiders youth baseball team in both of its losses at its home tournament Thursday. The Raiders fell to the Wichita Reds, 9-1, and suffered a walk-off loss to the Salina Sliders, 6-5. By Chris Duderstadt
City swimmers named all-league
July 18, 2014
Several city swimmers and divers earned All-Sunflower League recognition for their performances this spring.
Lions volleyball wrapping up summer practices
July 18, 2014
After spending all summer playing in open gyms, lifting weights and conditioning, Lawrence High’s volleyball players are wrapping things up by playing alongside each other in a weeklong team camp. This is the last week the Lions can play together as a full team until the Kansas High School Athletic Association’s mandated dead period ends and tryouts begin in August. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS girls basketball made strides
July 17, 2014
A new coach meant a lot of changes for Lawrence High’s girls basketball players this summer. By Bobby Nightengale
FS Karlin defeats Raiders, 4-2
July 15, 2014
Free State Karlin broke a tie with two runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Lawrence Raiders, 4-2, in youth baseball Tuesday night at Lawrence High.
Raiders lose two at Pittsburg tourney
July 13, 2014
Jacob Seratte went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Lawrence Raiders in a 12-3 loss to the Midwest Bruins on Saturday in a youth baseball tournament. The Raiders also fell to Mac-N-Seitz, 6-1.
Raiders split pair of games in Pittsburg
July 10, 2014
Briggs Fish pitched a complete game, and Doug Easum hit a two-run home run to lead the Lawrence Raiders past Arkansas Express Williams, 12-3, on Thursday in a youth baseball tournament. The Raiders also fell to Pittsburg American Legion, 9-5.
Raiders lose to Next Level Baseball as hitting woes continue
July 8, 2014
The Lawrence Raiders youth baseball team looked on the verge of a big rally in the early innings against Next Level Baseball on Tuesday evening. The Raiders had runners into scoring position after reaching on errors, but that timely hit never came in a 5-0 loss at Lawrence High. The Raiders were held to one hit and struck out 11 times. By Bobby Nightengale
Ottawa’s Ferguson wins junior discus title
July 7, 2014
Ottawa High product Kord Ferguson won a gold medal in the discus toss at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships last weekend in Eugene, Oregon.
Eudora’s Ballock turning heads
July 7, 2014
Eudora High sophomore Mitchell Ballock proved he was one of the top players in Kansas last winter, when he helped lead the Cardinals to a Class 4A-II state championship. Last week, he proved he can hold his own with some of the nation’s best. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds make all-league soccer
July 4, 2014
Two Free State High girls soccer players earned first-team All-Sunflower League recognition.
FSHS boys basketball pleased with summer progress
July 3, 2014
For a group of players who don’t have much varsity experience and haven’t played in many games together, Free State’s boys basketball team has to be pleased so far this summer.  The Firebirds went 5-3 in the KAMO boys’ team shootout a few weeks ago and also played well against opponents in a summer league at Blue Valley West. By Bobby Nightengale