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Preps notebook: Top area football storylines entering 2019 season

There is nothing quite like the first week of the football season. It has been a long summer, so I’m beyond ready for the first Friday night under the lights of the 2019 season. And I’m sure that I’m not the only one. This fall figures to be another exciting season in the area football ...

Lawrence High volleyball falls to Blue Valley Northwest 3-0 in season opener

The Lawrence High volleyball team learned about the power of leadership last year when nine seniors lifted the Lions to a 38-2 season and the 2018 Class 6A state title. This year, LHS will take on the daunting task of following up those accolades with just four seniors on the roster. “We ...

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, ...

Preps notebook: Top area boys soccer storylines entering 2019 season

The 2019 soccer season officially began Friday with multiple area teams in action. In a battle between two area teams, Eudora’s boys soccer squad bested Bishop Seabury by a 4-2 margin at EHS. It marked the second year in a row that the Cardinals claimed the season opener against the ...

LHS girls tennis begins 2019 season

Lawrence High’s girls tennis team started off the 2019-20 school year with a solid showing in a quadrangular Thursday afternoon at the College Boulevard Activity Center. Both of Lawrence’s top-two singles players picked up a pair of wins on the day. Lili Derby, who is the No. 1 singles ...

Lions begin fall sports season with high hopes

Lawrence High’s fall sports teams will officially kick off the 2019-20 season this week. The LHS girls tennis team will start things off with a quadrangular at 3 p.m. today at the College Boulevard Activity Center. LHS boys soccer, meanwhile, will travel to Manhattan at 6:15 p.m. Friday. The ...

Preps notebook: New high school coaches make debut during first practice of year

Not even the heat could spoil Kevin Stewart’s spirits on his first day. Monday marked the beginning of a new era for the Free State football team with Stewart at the helm. However, due to the heat index, outdoor practices at FSHS did not begin until 5:30 p.m. on the first day of the new high ...

Niko Roberts, LHS teammates involved in NCAA’s new College Basketball Academy

Before the second session even began, Niko Roberts was thinking of improvements. Roberts, who was a member of the Kansas men’s basketball team between 2010-14, held an administrative role at the first-ever NCAA-sponsored College Basketball Academy. This past week, the academy took place at ...

Mike “Scoop” Harding leaving LHS for college coaching job

A longtime face of basketball at all levels in Lawrence is leaving town. Mike “Scoop” Harding, who most recently served as an assistant coach at Lawrence High but also was the head coach at Bishop Seabury for two seasons, has accepted a position as an assistant coach with the men’s ...

Lawrence High’s Jack Hood earns Coach of the Year honor

Lawrence High head track coach Jack Hood received another accolade to add to his prolific resume. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its High School Coaches of the Year award for track & field. On the girls ...

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 softball team

Player of the Year: Tatum Clopton, Free State The Oklahoma State commit was named the Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year as a sophomore, posting a 0.59 ERA in 17 outings. Clopton went 16-1 with 200 strikeouts and 15 walks in 107 innings. Opposing team posted a .081 batting average against ...

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 ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area girls soccer team

Player of the Year: Anna Chieu, Lawrence Chieu poured in a school-record 19 goals to lead the Sunflower League in scoring during her senior season. Chieu scored five goals, including a game-winning goal in overtime, against Free State. She also scored five goals in a win over Gardner-Edgerton ...

Jackson feeling more comfortable at QB for LHS football this summer

For the second summer in a row, Tre’ Jackson is splitting reps at quarterback for Lawrence High’s football team. During the Kansas football camp in early June, Jackson and Jackson Dooley both saw action at quarterback during the many plays of scrimmage that LHS got against a number of ...

Senior class aims to fill leadership void for Lawrence High girls basketball

The Lawrence High senior class had seen enough. Ella Stewart, who will be one of five seniors for the LHS girls basketball team, gathered the squad for a huddle near midcourt. Stewart delivered a message about having the right attitude during the final day of the summer team camp in May at ...

Area football players guide Kansas All-Stars to win in GKCFCA All-Star game

A trademark of so many Bob Lisher-coached Free State High football teams were the hard-hitting defenses. Those who attended the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game on Thursday at the College Boulevard Activity Center got to see some of those bone-jarring hits ...