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2019 Journal-World All-Area girls cross-country team

Coach of the year: Jim Barnard, Eudora The Cardinals closed 2019 with high finishes in their three postseason meets. Under the direction of Barnard, Eudora’s girls cross-country team won the Frontier League title. EHS also won the regional title for the second year in a row before placing ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area boys soccer team

Coach of the year: Darren Erpelding, Eudora Erpelding's Cardinals finished just shy of qualifying for the Class 4A-1A state tournament, but it was still a special season for the Eudora squad. Eudora went 12-6-1 in 2019, which included the team’s first regional title in program history. The ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area boys cross-country team

Coach of the year: John Tollefson, Tonganoxie Under Tollefson, the Chieftains earned plenty of hardware during the postseason. Tonganoxie’s boys cross-country team won the Frontier League title and secured a regional crown as well. THS also ended up taking home a third-place finish at the ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area volleyball team

Coach of the year: Jayme Savage, Free State In her first season at the helm, Savage directed Free State back to the Class 6A state tournament. The Firebirds ultimately lost all three matches in pool play, finishing the year with a 24-15 record. FSHS also won its first Sunflower League title ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area football team

Coach of the year: Mike Paramore, Perry-Lecompton Under Paramore, Perry-Lecompton advanced to the state championship game for the second time in program history. The Kaws ultimately finished as a runner-up in Class 3A. PLHS finished with a 9-4 record, which included a stretch of six ...

Quick recap: No. 2 Kansas rolls past Kansas City

Kansas City — Even if it wasn’t always pretty, No. 2 Kansas took care of business Saturday night at the Sprint Center. After a sluggish start, KU eventually led for the final 28 minutes of its 98-57 victory over Kansas City. The Jayhawks have now won nine games in a row following their ...

Former Florida QB Feleipe Franks visits KU football

As Les Miles and the Kansas football coaching staff look to figure out who will be the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback in 2020, the staff welcomed a former SEC starter to campus this weekend. A potential graduate transfer who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal recently, former Florida QB ...

Area basketball roundup: Eudora girls notch 3rd at Paola tournament

Eudora’s girls basketball team went home with some hardware from the Paola tournament. EHS earned a 46-43 win over Wellsville Friday night to take third place at the event. It was an impressive response by the Cardinals, who fell to Piper in the semifinals for their first loss of the ...

LHS girls drop 45-41 decision at St. James Academy

The Lawrence High girls basketball team fell just shy of a perfect week. After a pair of wins over the previous three days, Lawrence couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch in a 45-41 road loss to St. James Academy on Friday night. The Lions are now 2-2 on the year following a 2-1 clip ...

FSHS girls fall to Blue Springs in 5th-place game of Lady Hawks Classic

Olathe — Free State head coach Nick Wood is certain his team improved this week, even though things ended on a sour note. The FSHS girls basketball team went 1-2 to notch sixth place in the 2019 Lady Hawks Classic, which was one spot higher than it did last year. Unlike last season, though, ...

Lawrence High girls roll past J.C. Harmon for 74-13 win

Cree Stewart picked up her dribble just beyond the arc with no defender within shouting distance. Cheers for the freshman to shoot could be heard from the Lawrence High bench with less than a minute remaining in Thursday’s contest. Stewart obliged and drained the 3-pointer, which earned a ...

LHS boys advance to championship game with 63-62 win over Blue Valley

Stilwell — It would have been easy to let the game get away down the stretch. Blue Valley led by six with 3:39 remaining during the semifinals of its home tournament Thursday night at BVHS. Instead, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team remained composed and made enough plays down the ...

Free State girls basketball narrowly beats Barstow 57-54

In an absolute nail-biter, Free State girls basketball pulled out a narrow 57-54 victory over Barstow in the Olathe East tournament Thursday. Junior guard Evy Harrell led the way for the Firebirds with 18 points, with junior guard Shannon Clarke and senior guard Caely Kesten right behind, each ...