Preps notebook: LHS girls soccer drops 2-1 decision to Olathe North
After a back-and-forth battle, the Lawrence High girls soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision at home to Olathe North Thursday night.
It was a hard-fought loss by the Lions, who fell to 2-4 after their second consecutive defeat. With senior captain Leslie Ostronic out, LHS shifted its lineup around and played three freshmen in key roles.
Freshman Avery Kingery netted the lone score for the Lions, which served as the equalizer. Sophomore Marley Sears was credited with the assist on the score. Olathe North answered with the game-winning goal with 12 minutes remaining after notching the first score 10 minutes into the contest.
Lawrence travels to Olathe South at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Firebirds notch ninth win in a row
Free State’s baseball team took down Turner, 10-0, in five innings on the road Thursday night.
The Firebirds (9-2) have now won nine games in a row after dropping their first two games of the season in Missouri. Free State scored two runs in the second and five more in the third. FSHS added one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth for the run-rule victory.
Creighton Cordova was credited with two RBIs off three hits. Mitchell Clark also recorded three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Peyton Sparks delivered two RBIs off a double. Jake Baker tallied a triple in the win. Cam Karlin spun four scoreless frames, allowing three hits and recording five strikeouts. Jake Zenger gave up one hit in his one inning of relief.
Free State plays host to Olathe Northwest at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
FSHS softball claims 8-0 win
Free State’s softball team eased its way to an 8-0 win over Shawnee Mission North Thursday night.
The Firebirds collected 10 hits in the win, while holding the opposition to just two hits. Sophomore Tatum Clopton, an Oklahoma State commit, was the winning pitcher after recording 15 strikeouts.
Georgia Rea recorded a pair of doubles, finishing the day 2 for 4 from the plate with two runs scored. Kay Lee Richardson tallied three RBIs off two hits, while Jasmine Brixius also registered two hits.
FSHS (8-0) travels to LHS at 5 p.m. Friday.
LHS softball drops 2 games
Lawrence’s softball team lost both games of its home doubleheader with Olathe North Wednesday.
The Lions (1-6) were handed an 18-4 defeat in the first game before dropping an 11-6 decision in the nightcap. Karly Johnson recorded a double and a homer in the first game. Angelina Harjo notched a double and a single. Sammy Williams and Jesse Cox each delivered a double for LHS.
In the second game, Lawrence had a chance to tie the game in the sixth with two runs on and down by two runs. Johnson registered a triple, while Harjo produced a double. Victoria Droge scored two runs and recorded three base knocks.
LHS plays host to Free State at 5 p.m. Friday.
FSHS tennis takes 2nd
In a tough quadrangular, Free State’s boys tennis placed second at Wednesday’s quadrangular at the College Boulevard Activity Center.
Senior Sawyer Nickel led the Firebirds with a first-place finish in the No. 1 singles bracket, going 3-0 on the day. Senior Danny Sola posted a 3-0 record to take first in the No. 3 singles bracket. Henry Six and Ben Melvin, Free State’s No. 2 doubles team, posted a 2-1 clip to take second place.
Free State will compete in the Plaza Tournament Wednesday.
No. 1 singles: Sawyer Nickel, 3-0 — Nickel def. Daniel Harkin, MHS, 8-2; Nickel def. Louis Lambert, ONW, 8-6; Nickel def. Connor Doane, OS, 8-1.
No. 2 singles: Trent Eliger, 1-2 — Eliger loses to Robert Zhang, MHS, 8-1; Eliger loses to Joseph Burnham, ONW, 8-1; Eliger def. Alex Oberholzer, OS, 8-5.
No. 3 singles: Danny Sola, 3-0 — Sola def. Jacob Grace, MHS, 8-7 (7); Sola def. Shane MCIntosh, ONW, 8-5; Sola def. Roman Tavernaro, OS, 8-0.
No. 1 doubles: Davis Steadman/Trey Melvin, 0-3 — Steadman/Melvin loses to Jack Easton/Jerin Ugrin, MHS, 8-3; Steadman/Melvin loses to Alex Burnham/Colin Frier, ONW, 8-5; Steadman/Melvin loses to Leyton Fosha/Noah Murphy, OS, 8-3.
No. 2 doubles: Ben Melvin/Henry Six, 2-1 — Melvin/Six loses to Kelton Poole/Luke Craft, MHS, 8-2; Melvin/Six def. John Lindsay/Lance Ornelas, ONW, 8-3; Melvin/Six def. Brady Johnson/Zack Ness, OS, 8-7 (4).
No. 3 doubles: Isaac Jacobs/Jared Loos, 0-3 — Jacobs/Loos loses to Jon Grove/Michael Turnley, MHS, 8-3; Jacobs/Loos loses to Gentry Boland/Alex Harling, ONW, 8-3; Jacobs/Loos loses to Max Gates/Mitchell Reno, OS, 8-7 (7-5).