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Defensive intensity fuels Veritas boys hoops past Manhattan CHIEF

Whether it was from the field or from the free-throw line, shots simply weren’t falling for the Veritas Christian boys basketball team on Tuesday against Manhattan CHIEF at the Lawrence Community Building.Despite the Eagles’ shooting woes, Veritas was able to erase a seven-point deficit in ...

2017 Journal-World All-Area volleyball team

Player of the Year: Rachel Hickman, Free StateOne of the most powerful hitters in the Sunflower League, Hickman broke Free State’s single-season school record with 419 kills on a .334 hit percentage. The 6-foot-3 junior earned all-state honors, adding 75 blocks, 49 aces and 134 digs. ...

2017 Journal-World All-Area football team

Player of the Year: Dante Jackson, LawrenceA dynamic dual-threat quarterback, Jackson was named the Sunflower League’s co-Most Valuable Player. The 5-foot-8 senior rushed for 1,215 yards and 12 touchdowns, and threw for another 974 yards and 13 scores. He added an interception in the ...

Veritas boys storm past Manhattan CHIEF

With a 33-point second quarter, Veritas Christian's boys basketball team picked up a 77-50 road victory against Manhattan CHIEF on Saturday. Junior forward Tucker Flory posted 20 points and five rebounds, while Scott Weinhold had eight points and 10 boards. Guards Quinton Donhoe, Trey Huslig ...

Slow start stops Veritas in loss to Maur Hill

Junior forward Tucker Flory scored a game-high 23 points, but Veritas Christian's boys basketball team couldn't climb back from a slow start in a 63-44 road loss to Maur Hill on Friday. Flory made 11 of his 14 shots from the floor, adding a team-high eight rebounds. Quinton Donohoe had 10 ...

Catching Fire: Veritas rolls past KC East with big fourth quarter

For the first three quarters Tuesday, Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team couldn’t shake Kansas City (Mo.) East Christian. Make a few shots and KC East would answer right back.Then the fourth quarter arrived and the Eagles finished with a knockout blow. Veritas made seven straight ...

Veritas boys fall to St. Mary’s

Veritas Christian's boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday against St. Mary's, 62-56, at St. Mary's. Tucker Flory led the Eagles (2-1) with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Quinton Donohoe added 12 points and Kammal Dowdell had 10. Veritas will play host to Kansas City ...

Veritas tops Grandview Christian, 71-65

Veritas Christian's boys basketball team erased a slow start in a 71-65 victory over Grandview Christian on Tuesday at Haskell Indian Nations University. Tucker Flory led the Eagles (2-0) with 23 points, while Kammal Dowdell added 12 points and eight rebounds. Trey Huslig had 13 points. Veritas ...

Veritas boys basketball looks to defend its state title

Looking for an encore after winning a Kansas Christian Athletic Association state championship last year, Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team is loaded with a solid core of returning players.The Eagles return two starters, forward Tucker Flory and shooting guard Trey Huslig, along with ...

Flory leads Veritas in season opening win

Tucker Flory scored 22 points and Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team cruised to a 63-36 victory over Heritage Christian in its season opener Friday in Olathe. The Eagles (1-0) snagged 17 steals, including five from Flory, to help their offense. Kammal Dowdell added 14 points while Kyle ...

Veritas football players on all-KCAA team

Several of Veritas Christian's football players were honored on the Kansas Christian Athletic Association's all-league team, announced Tuesday. Junior receiver Trey Huslig and junior defensive end Grant Shuck were first-team all-league selections. Huslig had 737 receiving yards and 17 total ...

Area football roundup: Veritas, Perry-Lecompton lose in football playoffs

In the KCAA state semifinals, Veritas Christian's football team lost to St. Mary's Academy, 61-16, on Saturday at St. Mary's. The Eagles scored first when freshman Carter Shaw picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. But Veritas couldn't create much offense for the remainder of the ...

Veritas volleyball wins KCAA state title

Veritas Christian's volleyball team won a KCAA state championship for the first time since 2013 on Saturday. The Eagles (38-14) beat Derby Invasion in the quarterfinals, Ark City in the semifinals and topped Sunrise Christian in the title match, 25-17, 25-20, 29-31, 26-24. Veritas lost to ...

Trey Huslig dominant on ground, defense in Veritas win over Manhattan

Still basking in his team’s win — or perhaps with a smile frozen on his face in the windy, mid-40s conditions — Rick Evans was all too happy to pass off the credit.Having just watched his squad finish off a 36-24 win over Manhattan CHIEF in the quarterfinals of the Kansas Christian ...

Veritas football shut out against St. Mary’s

Veritas Christian's football team was shutout Friday, losing 46-0 to St. Mary's on the road in its regular season finale. The Eagles dropped their record to 5-3.

‘Lucky 5’: Veritas volleyball dominates emotional senior night triangular

Emma Wilson could hardly contain her excitement as she sprinted toward the back corner of the gymnasium at East Lawrence Recreation Center.She found her backpack and dug through the front pocket, eventually revealing a small trinket of a Smurf holding a volleyball. Her smile was undeniable. It ...

Veritas volleyball sweeps triangular

Veritas Christian's volleyball team swept a triangular at Sunrise Christian Academy on Tuesday, beating Sunrise (25-12, 25-20) and Wichita Classical (25-14, 25-18). Chloe Holland had 20 kills, 19 digs and six aces, while Emma Wilson had 15 kills, 16 assists, 10 blocks and 11 digs. Jessie ...

Veritas volleyball splits tri

Veritas Christian's volleyball team split its two matches in a triangular at Maur Hill on Thursday. The Eagles lost to host Maur Hill (26-24, 25-22) and beat Jackson Heights (22-25, 27-25, 25-20). Chloe Holland led with 28 kills, 20 digs and seven blocks, while Emma Wilson had 24 assists and ...

Veritas volleyball 3rd at Manhattan tourney

Veritas Christian's volleyball team posted a 3-2 record Saturday, finishing in third place at the Manhattan CHIEF tournament. The Eagles, who have a 28-11 record, beat Manhattan CHIEF (25-20, 25-16), Lincoln Cougars (31-29, 25-15) and Kansas City East (25-15, 25-16). They lost to Omaha ...

Veritas football falls to Sunrise Christian

After trailing by 24 points at halftime, Veritas Christian's football team couldn't climb all of the way back in a 36-34 road loss Friday. "I'm so proud of these kids and how they never quit fighting," Veritas coach Rick Evans said. "They leave it all out on the field each and every game."The ...