Area high school sports

Free State, Lawrence High students wear purple in protest against racial epithet, vandalism
September 19, 2014
Sprinkled throughout a sea of green and red, the color purple could be seen around the Lawrence High School football stadium during the rivalry City Showdown game between the Lions and the Free State Firebirds on Friday night. The stadium had been vandalized just the day before with a racial epithet and a phallic symbol outlined in shaving cream on the field. In protest of the actions, many students, parents and faculty from both schools donned purple — neither team’s school color — in solidarity against racial intolerance.
Prep football foes get Shrine reunion
July 26, 2014
For the first time in five years, Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker and Lawrence High center Kyle Wittman are teammates once again. By Bobby Nightengale
Ottawa’s Ferguson sets 4A shot record
May 31, 2014
Ottawa senior Kord Ferguson topped the Class 4A state meet record twice in the shot put with successive throws Friday.
De Soto claims 4A-I baseball title
May 31, 2014
Clayton Hancock pitched two hitless, shutout innings of relief and doubled, scored a run and drove in another as De Soto beat Paola, 10-5, in the championship game of the Class 4A Div. I state tournament on Friday.
De Soto edges Tongie in 7th in state baseball opener
May 30, 2014
De Soto High rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh, capping an 8-7 Class 4A-Div. I state quarterfinal baseball victory against Tonganoxie on Thursday at Dean Evans Stadium.
Column: Special coach, player lead Perry-Lecompton baseball
May 20, 2014
Zach Linquist, who graduated from Perry-Lecompton High over the weekend, wants to add state champion baseball player to his long list of amazing feats. He remembers the day when nobody at the school would have had the guts to state such a goal publicly. Column by Tom Keegan
Tongie pitcher perfect in 6-0 win
April 16, 2014
Tonganoxie High pitcher Travis Woods threw a perfect game in a 6-0 victory against Bonner Springs on Thursday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
2014 J-W All-Area Boys Basketball Team
April 16, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Boys Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Girls Basketball Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Girls Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Wrestling Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Wrestling Team By Bobby Nightengale
Jeff Hawkins resigns as Perry-Lecompton coach
April 6, 2014
Former Kansas University guard Jeff Hawkins has decided to step down as boys basketball coach at Perry-Lecompton High after four seasons, Hawkins confirmed Sunday night.
Mill Valley coach Bogart to resign
April 3, 2014
Mill Valley High boys basketball coach Justin Bogart will resign at the end of the school year, the school announced in a statement on Monday.
Ottawa’s Fischer on all-league
March 20, 2014
Ottawa High junior Corie Fischer was named to the first-team All-Frontier League girls basketball team.
Eudorans make All-Frontier team
March 17, 2014
Eudora High senior Andrew Ballock and freshman Mitchell Ballock not only won a state championship Saturday but they also earned first-team All-Frontier League honors.
SFT girls win state in OT
March 16, 2014
The Chargers made plenty of free throws late in their 58-54 overtime state title victory at Hartman Arena. By Bobby Nightengale