WRITER: David Rodish

Senior Spotlight: Free State defensive tackle adds pass-rush specialty to strong defense

On an average pass play in football, the offensive line creates a C-shaped pocket around the quarterback, with the interior linemen blocking one to two defensive tackles, and the offensive tackles ensuring the edge rushers don’t get around them. If an edge rusher starts to get a step on an offensive tackle, the quarterback can step up into the pocket and evade the rush. Pretty simple. But it gets a whole lot ...

Senior Spotlight: Bishop Seabury big man looks to bring team to state championship, secure scholarship

The Bishop Seabury Seahawks finished 13 points short of a first-ever boys basketball state championship in March. After a 21-win season that set a school record, the Seahawks lost 76-63 in the 1A Division I state championship game. The loss became a motivation for the team — a team that, for the most part, is staying together. For those rising seniors, last year’s season brought new energy to the ...

New Baldwin volleyball coach meets players for first time ahead of summer camps and practices

Last year was the first year since her childhood that Laney Overman wasn’t around volleyball in some capacity, and it was terrible. So when the native Kansan saw the head coach opening at Baldwin High School, she immediately jumped on it. Now, she’ll take over as the head coach for the first time at the high school level. “I am super excited. I’ve always played volleyball,” Overman said. “It was ...

Lawrence High quarterback commits to Tulsa, will be first LHS quarterback since 1987 to play Division I

It only took one year of playing quarterback for Lawrence High School’s Banks Bowen to earn Division I scholarship offers, and on Wednesday, Bowen committed to the University of Tulsa. The rising senior for the Lions played safety for most of his football career, along with many other positions around the field. But quarterback wasn’t one of those positions until last year. Bowen got to work with a private ...

Four Free State track athletes compete in Nike Outdoor Nationals event, put themselves on national scene

The state track meet in May generally signifies the end of the track season, when athletes get to take some time to relax and get away from running. That wasn’t the case for four Free State High School track athletes. Jonah Frye, Jake Loos, Ryan Whittlesey and Blake Wohler competed in the Nike Outdoor Nationals meet, one of the largest outdoor track events in the country, which took place from June 12-15 in ...

Summer girls basketball workouts begin as Bishop Seabury works to bring the sport back

In the Bishop Seabury gymnasium on Monday, a small group of middle school and high school girls worked through dribbling, shooting and rebounding drills with Seahawks boys basketball coaches. It has been over a year since Bishop Seabury fielded a high school girls' basketball team. The Seahawks have had small middle school teams, but girls basketball has taken a hit with kids, resulting in smaller enrollment ...