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Preps notebook: Top area boys basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

It is that time of the year again. The area basketball scene will be in full swing this week, with multiple teams slated to compete in tournaments next week. Over half of the area boys basketball programs advanced to the state tournament last year, and many of them have similar expectations ...

Preps notebook: Top area girls basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

The 2019 girls basketball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a pair of area teams qualified for the state tournament and many individuals had successful seasons as well. This year should be just as intriguing with interesting storylines to monitor ...

Area football roundup: Tonganoxie improves to 7-0 with convincing win over Baldwin

It was a familiar story for Tonganoxie, as it cruised to a 55-0 victory Friday night at Baldwin in a battle between two area teams. The Chieftains have now notched back-to-back shutouts, winning by a combined 96 points over the last two weeks. THS is now 7-0 on the year, while Baldwin falls to ...

Preps notebook: FSHS girls tennis claims runner-up finish at regional meet

Free State’s girls tennis team will be sending three athletes to the Class 6A state tournament. One singles player and one doubles team qualified for the final meet of the year for the Firebirds after a strong showing at regionals. FSHS claimed second place as a team Saturday afternoon at ...

Preps notebook: Veritas volleyball rallies to earn 3-set win over Bishop Seabury

Even when the Veritas volleyball team was on the verge of losing, senior Emma Boulton wasn’t worried. The Eagles were coming off a two-set loss (25-22, 25-14) to Kansas City East Christian Academy and had even dropped the first set (25-23) in the final match of the triangular against host ...

Area football roundup: Tonganoxie defeats KC Piper to stay undefeated

Another week, another win for the Tonganoxie football team. The Chieftains scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to push past KC Piper, 21-12, at home Friday night. THS (No. 5 in Class 4A) is now 5-0 to start the season, while KC Piper falls to 3-2 on the year. Senior running back Cooper ...

Preps notebook: Top area volleyball storylines entering 2019

The 2019 volleyball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a volleyball state champion came from this area when Lawrence High finished first in Class 6A for the first since 1995. The Lions will have to replace an instrumental senior class from a season ago, ...

Veritas football suffers 48-0 loss to Albany in season opener

At first glance, Veritas freshman offensive/defensive lineman Calvin Clements provided a much-needed spark for the Eagles with a fumble recovery for a touchdown with 3:07 left in the first half. However, the Eagles had nine players on the field, thus nullifying a rare scoring opportunity and ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area girls track team

Athlete of the Year: Evann Seratte, Lawrence Seratte placed in four events in her final meet, but a fall in the 800-meter run kept her from doing even better. Seratte still scored more points at the state meet in her career than any other athlete — boy or girl — in program history. The KU ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area boys track team

Athlete of the Year: Shane Quinlan, Perry-Lecompton Winning a state title in Quinlan’s senior season was always the goal. After a runner-up finish last year, Quinlan won the Class 3A boys 400-meter run with a school-record time of 49.52. He was also a regional champion and league champion in ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area baseball team

Player of the Year: Ethan Bradford, Free State No pitcher was as dominant as Ethan Bradford this season. The Nebraska signee was named the Class 6A Pitcher of the Year, posting a 7-1 record and a .565 ERA in 14 games. He struck out 81 batters and walked 25 in a total of 62 innings. In his ...

Preps notebook: Veritas baseball captures second consecutive state crown

For the second consecutive season, the Veritas baseball team will come home with a state title. VHS cruised to a 14-4 victory over Wichita Home School Saturday afternoon in St. Mary’s during the championship game of the KCAA state tournament. It is the third such title for the Eagles in ...

Preps notebook: FSHS tennis takes 2nd at LHS Invitational; Lawrence claims 6th

Behind a balanced attack, Free State’s boys tennis team took second out of six teams at the Lawrence High Invitational Friday at LHS. The Firebirds scored 16 points as a team, finishing seven points shy of event winner Shawnee Mission East. Lawrence placed sixth in its own meet, scoring ...

Preps notebook: After undefeated week, Sawyer Nickel among top local standouts

It was another strong week for local high school athletes. Free State came out on the right end of two different City Showdowns, claiming a 12-0 win on the softball diamond and maintaining bragging rights on the tennis courts. Both city baseball teams extended winning streaks ahead of the ...