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High school sports

FSHS girls win Blue Valley Relays
April 12, 2014
After two meets in Lawrence to begin the season, Free State High’s boys and girls track teams were itching to prove themselves to some of the other top teams in Kansas on Friday at the Blue Valley Relays. By Chris Duderstadt
Firebirds baseball encouraged by early surge in victory
April 11, 2014
The Free State baseball team scored early and often on its way to a 12-2 victory in five innings against Shawnee Mission West, Thursday at FSHS. By Chris Duderstadt
Lions’ ace returns; O-North pitcher steals show
April 11, 2014
Lawrence High senior right-hander Bryce Montes de Oca had fans and Major League scouts buzzing with his sizzling 95-mph fastballs in the first inning on Thursday at LHS. Olathe North lefty Hunter Fox didn’t attract as much attention, but he left opposing hitters fuming. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State softball slams Leavenworth
April 11, 2014
Emily Bermel went 4-for-4 in each game, and Free State High’s softball team swept Leavenworth in a doubleheader Thursday, 11-5 and 26-0.
FSHS swimming first at Topeka
April 11, 2014
Free State’s girls swimming and diving team won the Topeka High Invitational on Thursday.
LHS soccer blanks SM North
April 11, 2014
Addison Campbell scored twice and Skylar Drum once as the Lawrence High girls soccer team won, 3-0, on Thursday at Shawnee Mission North.
Lions’ Broadwell receives award
April 11, 2014
Lawrence High senior Caitlin Broadwell was honored by USA Today High School Sports and the Army National Guard with the Inspiration Award, which was presented to her during the LHS spring awards ceremony Thursday. The award is given to just 15 athletes across the country.
LHS girls coach leaves for overseas opportunity
April 11, 2014
When basketball coach Nick Wood packs for a road game next season, he better not forget his passport.
Irick 3-0 for LHS tennis
April 9, 2014
Thomas Irick went 3-0 in No. 1 singles, and Elliott Abromeit was 2-1 in No. 2 singles to lead Lawrence High’s boys tennis team Wednesday in a quadrangular at Topeka Seaman.
Last-seconds score sinks FSHS soccer
April 9, 2014
If Free State High’s girls soccer players could have held their ground for 37 more seconds Tuesday night against Shawnee Mission West, they would have walked away with a tie. By Benton Smith
Defensive errors cost Firebirds in softball twinbill
April 9, 2014
The Free State High softball bats were quiet throughout most of Tuesday’s home doubleheader against Olathe South, but even if they had boomed like the night sky on the Fourth of July, the Firebirds’ defense would have put them in a tough spot. By Matt Tait
Lawrence High soccer shut out
April 9, 2014
The Lawrence High girls soccer team fell, 9-0, on Tuesday at Olathe Northwest.
Take two: Lions softball makes up for lost time in season-opening routs
April 9, 2014
All of the players on Lawrence High’s softball team were itching to play a game after the team’s first practice 36 days ago. That itch intensified after last week’s season opener was rained out, and the Lions pumped all that excitement into their swings at the plate during a doubleheader Tuesday at LHS. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS baseball loses at ONW
April 9, 2014
Olathe Northwest broke a tie with two runs in the sixth inning and defeated Lawrence High baseball, 4-2, on Tuesday.
FSHS baseball falls at SMNW
April 9, 2014
Free State High’s baseball team collected nine hits but managed just one run in a 5-1 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Tuesday.