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Area roundup: Veritas honors lone senior in finale

For the Veritas Eagles, the pregame senior night honors are a little bit shorter than the other two high schools in Lawrence with football teams. Just one Eagle took the field at the Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene for the final time Friday night in Veritas’ 49-0 loss — Aaron Evans, a ...

Preps notebook: City Showdown highlights last week of regular season

Lawrence High defensive end Sam Bart knows the entire Free State offensive line all too well. In the week leading up to the City Showdown, LHS coaches are calling FSHS players by their respective numbers during practice and film sessions. Yet the Lions, unlike most weeks, know the names of the ...

Preps notebook: LHS senior thriving as multisport athlete

After practice, members of the Lawrence High football team headed straight to the soccer field at LHS. Lawrence players then cheered on senior goalkeeper Ross Brungardt from the sideline. Brungardt, who is also a kicker and punter for the football team, recorded multiple saves en route to a ...

Preps notebook: A recap of how area teams did this past week

For the second straight season, Free State’s girls tennis team won its regional meet. The Firebirds qualified five players for the 6A state tournament, placing first as a team during the regional meet at Wichita East. Keegan VanPelt led the way, winning all four of her matches to claim first ...

Area roundup: Eudora nets 1st win with 26-7 victory over Ottawa

After opening up the season with just 19 points, Eudora matched that – and then some – in just one game. First year coach Sean Hayden earned his first win as head coach in Eudora’s 26-7 road victory over Ottawa Friday night. Gavin Elston’s relentlessness on offense paved way for the ...

Preps notebook: Senior receiver remains key weapon for FSHS offense

After scoring a touchdown against Sedalia Smith-Cotton (Mo.), Free State senior receiver LJ Mack went up to his coach to give credit for the play call. The Firebirds (5-0) used some trickery during a 51-0 home win last week, and Mack was the biggest beneficiary. In the final minute of the ...

Preps notebook: Hard work paying off for LHS senior

Lawrence High senior E.J. Jewsome can vividly remember his first varsity snap. At the time, the then-junior defensive tackle thought he blew by the opposing offensive lineman with ease. Jewsome immediately felt the jitters of his first varsity contest just disappear. It wasn’t until the ...

Preps notebook: Midseason takeaways for area football teams

It’s hard to believe that the first half of the regular season is already in the books. Since it is the midway point of the football season, it’s worth mentioning some notable items regarding the area football teams. A lot can certainly change in the second half of the regular season, but ...

Preps notebook: A look at how area teams did this past week

Lawrence is home to a pair of talented gymnastics teams this year. That has been evident through the early part of the season. Lawrence High won each of its first three meets, setting the tone for a strong year. Free State, meanwhile, claimed first over LHS at the FSHS Invitational on ...

Preps notebook: A look at how area teams did this past week

Lawrence High’s volleyball team has demonstrated its dominance on a weekly basis this season. This past week was no different, as LHS swept its first home meet of the year. Lawrence (9-1) knocked off Olathe West and Shawnee Mission North during Tuesday’s triangular. The Lions moved up to ...

Preps notebook: Senior linebacker leading LHS defense

Lawrence High senior linebacker Caleb Mondi hasn’t always been a defensive superstar. In fact, Mondi didn’t even play on the defensive side of the ball until the 2017 season. Mondi, who has been playing football since the third grade, only really knew how to play receiver prior to making ...

Preps notebook: Area football teams to start 2018 campaigns

The high school football season is officially here. Lawrence High started the year off with a Thursday game, while Veritas actually began its regular season last week. The rest of the area football teams are slated to begin the 2018 campaign at 7 p.m. Friday. Free State, Baldwin, Eudora, ...

Week in review: Area teams begin fall sports season

The 2018 fall sports season officially began last week with a number of area teams in action. Free State’s volleyball team put up a good fight against the top-ranked team in the state, while the Lawrence High boys soccer team suffered a narrow defeat against a program that made it to the ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area boys track team

Athlete of the Year: LeeRoi Johnson, Tonganoxie The 2018 season didn’t go as smoothly for Johnson who went through a rehab after sustaining injuries during the football season. Still, Johnson repeated as a state champion in the 4A boys discus competition with a throw of 192-11. The Arkansas ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area girls track team

Athlete of the Year: Evann Seratte, Lawrence Seratte broke the school record at the state track meet this spring, clocking a time of 2:16.09 to win the 800-meter run. Seratte did not qualify for the event during her sophomore season before claiming a title this spring. Seratte also placed ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area baseball team

Player of the Year: Khalil Thrasher, Eudora The Eudora senior wreaked havoc on opposing pitching staffs throughout the season. Thrasher, who is signed to play baseball at Neosho County Community College, clubbed .477 with 25 RBIs and swiped 16 stolen bases. Thrasher was also named to the first ...

Veritas Christian’s Levi Hawkins throws no-hitter in win over YBC baseball

Veritas Christian's Levi Hawkins tossed a no-hitter in the Eagles' 15-0 win over YBC Baseball on Thursday. Hawkins struck out six without allowing a walk over four innings. Kammal Dowdell paced the Eagles with three RBIs. Jackson Rau, Draven Webb and Cody Heiland drove in two runs each. ...

Veritas comes up short against Advanced Baseball Academy

The Veritas Christian baseball team battled back to tie it with a run in the top of the seventh, but Advanced Baseball Academy earned a 6-5 walk-off win over the Eagles in the KCICI tournament on Tuesday at Mid America Sports Complex in Shawnee.Rondre Diederich and Cody Heiland both collected ...

Veritas baseball upends St. Mary’s for KCAA tournament title

As the No. 1 seed in the KCAA baseball tournament, Trent Flory's Veritas Christian squad was champing at the bit to win the Eagles' second state title in their program's brief history on Saturday at Ice Field in the Holcom Sports Complex.The Eagles rolled to a 17-1 win over Wichita Home School ...

Veritas baseball slugs past Maur Hill Prep-Mount Academy, 11-8

The Veritas Christian baseball team had five players record multi-hit games in an 11-8 win over Maur Hill Prep-Mount Academy on Monday at the Orlis Cox Sports Complex.Draven Webb went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases to lead the Eagles. Jackson Rau, ...