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Lawrence High sweeps city bowling showdown

When Lawrence High bowling coach Paula Bastemeyer gets an opportunity, she likes to remind her bowlers that this season they’ve been a bunch of “two-game wonders.”None of the Lions, she said, have been able to string three quality scores together for a series.LHS senior Tre Sexton has ...

SMS trips Firebirds’ boys in OT

Just when it appeared host Free State High was on the brink of delivering a haymaker, tying the score at the end of regulation, Class 6A No. 7-ranked Shawnee Mission South turned it up a notch in overtime Tuesday night.Keyed by a three-point play by South’s DeAngelo Bruster at the start of ...

FSHS girls turn back SM South’s rally

After not being able to buy a basket during the early going, visiting Shawnee Mission South finally made a game of it with Free State High in Sunflower League girls basketball Tuesday night.Led by the play of Scout Wiebe and Madison Piper, Free State answered with some critical baskets in the ...

Lions’ Clothier wins Sunflower League wrestling title

Sunflower League TournamentSaturday at Olathe NorthTeam scores: 1. Olathe North 259.5. 2. Olathe Northwest 160.5. 3. Olathe East 154. 4. Shawnee Mission South 136.5. 5. Lawrence 133. 6. Leavenworth 131.5. 7. Shawnee Mission East 130. 7. Shawnee Mission Northwest 130. 9. Olathe South 106.5. 10. ...

FSHS girls fall just short

Olathe ? Free State High’s girls basketball team made a serious run at perennial Class 6A powerhouse Olathe South on Friday night.Buoyed by a 17-7 surge, FSHS trailed by just one in the third and by three heading into the fourth.These longtime rivals seemed destined for another Sunflower ...

FSHS boys upended by O-South

Olathe ? The deliberate, tempo-driven ways of Olathe South High, featuring 6-foot senior point guard Noah Knight, can suck the momentum out of an opponent.Especially when the Falcons are knocking down shots like they did Friday night during a 64-50 Sunflower League boys basketball triumph over ...

Lions look to surprise at league wrestling

Olathe ? Lawrence High’s wrestling team won’t walk into the Sunflower League championship at 9 a.m. today with the high ranking that it had last year.Instead, the Lions are hoping to surprise some teams with their own expectations in the tournament at Olathe North. “We want to finish in ...

Free State boys hold off Shawnee Mission North

Box ScoreFree State (74)Tristan Garber 1-1 4-6 7, Blake Winslow 8-12 5-9 21, Cole Moreano 6-11 3-4 17, Keith Loneker 1-2 3-4 5, Weston Hack 1-1 2-2 4, Reshawn Caro 2-4 0-0 4, Justin Narcomey 2-3 2-4 7, Khadre Lane 3-5 3-5 9. Totals 24-39 22-38 74.Shawnee Mission North (61)Marcus Weathers 5-9 ...

FSHS girls set points record in victory over SMN

Box ScoreFree State (83)Lauren Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Adriana Jadlow 5-8 1-4 11, Hannah Walter 1-2 0-0 2, Scout Wiebe 6-10 0-0 12, Madison Piper 12-14 1-2 29, Millie Shade 6-11 0-0 12, Maren Kahler 0-0 0-0 0, Hannah Shoemaker 5-8 0-2 10, Naomi Hickman 1-1 0-0 2, Lexci Kimball 1-1 0-0 3. Totals ...

FSHS wrestling quartet place 10th

Silver Lake ? Free State wrestlers Sid Miller, Sam Skwarlo and Tyler Sampson each took third place in their weight classes on Saturday at the Silver Lake Invitational.Miller (120 pounds), Skwarlo (170) and Sampson (285) were joined at the invitational by 113-pounder Quailan Fowler, who placed ...

Firebirds swimmers set relay record, place third at Sunflower League

Olathe ? The four swimmers on Free State High’s 200-yard medley relay team entered Saturday afternoon’s Sunflower League Championship with a plan. Canaan Campbell, Jordan Portela, Josh Terrell and Jack Ziegler knew what time splits they wanted and executed them to perfection. They raced ...

FSHS girls ‘fall apart’ late in loss to SMNW

Box ScoreFree State (53)Adriana Jadlow 1-6 0-0 2, Hannah Walter 1-1 0-0 2, Scout Wiebe 7-16 6-8 21, Madison Piper 7-10 1-1 18, Millie Shade 3-8 0-0 8, Maren Kahler 0-1 0-0 0, Hannah Shoemaker 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 20-43 7-9 53.Shawnee Mission Northwest (59)Brooklyn Wagler 1-6 2-4 4, Arielle Jackson ...

FSHS boys go cold in second half, lose to SMNW

Box ScoreFree State (43)Tristan Garber 0-1 0-0 0, Blake Winslow 5-8 2-3 12, Cole Moreano 3-5 0-0 6, Keith Loneker 1-4 0-0 2, Weston Hack 2-5 0-0 4, Reshawn Caro 0-2 0-0 0, Justin Narcomey 1-4 2-2 5, Khadre Lane 4-17 6-8 14. Totals 16-46 10-13 43.Shawnee Mission Northwest (50)Jake Horner 2-5 0-0 ...

Firebirds celebrate D-I soccer, track signings

Four of Free State High’s future Division-I athletes not only have to wait for their spring seasons to begin, but they also had to delay their signing day ceremony for two days. Three girls soccer players, Madeline Dieker, Jessica Ferguson and Olivia Hodison, along with track & field ...

FSHS swimmers top Sunflower League prelims

Olathe ? Free State’s Jordan Portela had the fastest times in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly during the preliminaries of the Sunflower League boys swim meet Friday at California Trail Middle School.Portela swam 1:45.15 in the 200 freestyle and 52.29 in the 100 butterfly.The ...

Firebirds celebrate football signings

Seven Free State High football players turned in their letters of intent to their future colleges Wednesday, which was national signing day. Since school was canceled, they had to delay their signing-day ceremony to Thursday afternoon, but that didn’t curb any of their enthusiasm.“It was ...

League looms for city swimmers

Lawrence High sophomore Izaiah Bowie knows this is his final opportunity.His hopes of making the state tournament in the one-meter dive will ride on his performance at the Sunflower League Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend at Olathe California Trail Middle School. Prelims for ...

City athletes sign college letters despite snow day

Lawrence high schools were canceled on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop many city athletes from mailing or faxing letters of intent to their future colleges on national signing day. Free State High had seven athletes sign with Div. I programs, including Joe Dineen, who will play football at ...

LHS boys No. 2 in 6A ranks; FSHS girls at No. 10

The Lawrence High boys basketball team moved up a spot in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, which was released Monday. The LHS boys are ranked No. 2 in Class 6A after beating Leavenworth, 82-60, on Friday. Previously top-ranked Blue Valley Northwest lost to Blue Valley ...

City high schools postpone Tuesday sporting events

Lawrence high schools have postponed all sporting events scheduled for Tuesday because of the threat of inclement weather.Seabury Academy has rescheduled its basketball doubleheader for Saturday. The girls basketball team will face Kansas City Christian at 5:30 p.m. and the boys will start at ...