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Free State’s Keegan VanPelt finishes 4th at regionals to qualify for state meet

Free State senior Keegan VanPelt will be heading back to the state girls tennis tournament. VanPelt finished fourth in singles play Saturday afternoon at the 6A regional meet at Gardner-Edgerton. VanPelt, who took fourth at the state meet a year ago, was the lone local player to punch her ...

Preps notebook: Perry-Lecompton football improves to 6-0 with convincing 58-6 win

Perry-Lecomton’s perfect record was never threatened Friday night when the team cruised to a 58-6 victory over Osawatomie. The Kaws (6-0, No. 2 in Class 3A) jumped out to a 30-0 advantage in the opening period, and they were in complete control after that. PLHS added 21 points in the second ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence High football at St. Thomas Aquinas

Lawrence High football defeated St. Thomas Aquinas Friday night on the road on Oct. 9, 2020. It marked the Saints' first home loss since 2017, as the Lions improved to 5-0 on the year. Photos by Carter Gaskins/Lawrence Journal-World

Free State boys cross-country claims another win behind balanced effort

Baldwin — Free State’s top cross-country runners wasted little time after finishing the boys race, in which all five athletes ended up inside the top five as individuals on Saturday at the Baldwin Golf Course. Junior Ben Shryock, senior Christopher Stone, senior Ethan Sharp, junior Jack ...

Devin Neal delivers 3 scores, Lions secure 39-27 win over Saints

Overland Park — Devin Neal of Lawrence High and Tyron “Tank” Young of St. Thomas Aquinas traded impressive runs all night on Friday in a game that was billed as a battle between two of the top running backs in the state — and that lived up to the hype. But it was Neal and the Lions who ...

Preps notebook: Dominant defensive line sets the tone for Lawrence High football

Across the board, Lawrence High’s football team has plenty of experience at every position. It has been the key to the team’s 4-0 start to 2020, despite having to overcome plenty of adversity while playing during a pandemic. But arguably the most-experienced and most-talented position unit ...

Preps notebook: Beck Oldridge fueling recent win streak by Bishop Seabury soccer

Bishop Seabury sophomore Beck Oldridge is coming off an impressive week, where he scored five goals in three matches to help his team extend its winning streak to four games. After struggling out of the gate, the Seahawks appear to be hitting their stride as a team and are now 5-2 on the ...

Preps notebook: Perry-Lecompton still undefeated after lopsided win over Winfield

Perry-Lecompton’s football team cruised to a 41-13 road win over Winfield Friday night to stay undefeated this season. The Kaws (5-0, No. 2 in Class 3A) jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter, and the defense eventually held Winfield (1-4) to 33 yards of total offense in the second ...

FSHS senior Keegan VanPelt claims runner-up at Sunflower League meet

Free State senior Keegan VanPelt started off her final postseason with a runner-up finish at the Sunflower League meet Thursday afternoon at the Olathe District Activity Center. VanPelt stormed through the singles bracket before falling to Olathe West’s Ashley Jacobson in the championship ...

Photo gallery: Firebirds defeat Lions in tennis dual

Free State's girls tennis team defeated Lawrence High in a dual at LHS on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The Firebirds earned a 6-3 win over the Lions in the final competition before Thursday's Sunflower League meet. Photos by Chance Parker/Lawrence Journal-World

Free State girls tennis secures 6-3 win in dual with Lawrence High

Free State senior Keegan VanPelt took care of business in what was the final city showdown of her impressive career. VanPelt dropped just one game overall in her two matches, earning an 8-1 win in doubles action while claiming an 8-0 sweep in singles play Tuesday afternoon at Lawrence High. It ...

Preps notebook: FSHS volleyball knocks off top-ranked team during strong week

It is the type of win that could change the course of an entire season. Free State’s volleyball team came through with its biggest win of the year to date with a two-set sweep over Washburn Rural (No. 1 in Class 6A) Thursday night at FSHS. The Firebirds won both sets by a score of 25-21, ...

Preps notebook: Firebirds hoping to get back on track after 0-2 start

There is no reason for Free State’s football program to push the panic button after an 0-2 start to the 2020 campaign even though the team hasn’t lost two games in a season since 2016. In fact, the Firebirds have been here before. FSHS dropped its first three games to begin the 2015 ...