Preps Notebook

Preps notebook: Mondi signs with Nebraska gymnastics, Thomsen inks with Cal volleyball

A pair of talented high school prospects who call Lawrence home recently signed with Power 5 universities in their chosen sports, with Lawrence High’s Chase Mondi joining the Nebraska gymnastics program and Free State volleyball standout Sawyer Thomsen signing to play at Cal. Mondi, a 2021 ...

Free State soccer advances to 6A quarterfinals with 2-0 win over Wichita East

The Free State High soccer team is headed to the quarterfinal round of the Class 6A state playoffs, following Thursday’s 2-0 win over third-seeded Wichita East in the regional title game in Wichita. Axel Bengoa and Suyash Kumar scored the goals for Free State, with assists by JJ Zheng and ...

Bishop Seabury, Free State and 2 area schools set for Round 2 of state soccer playoffs

Bishop Seabury Academy advanced to the second round of the state soccer playoffs with a 5-2 win over Heritage Academy on Tuesday night at BSA. Senior striker Beck Oldridge added to his stellar season with three goals and junior midfielder Cole Shumaker scored the other two for Seabury. ...

Free State advances, Lions’ season comes to an end at 6A state soccer playoffs

Topeka — Capped by a goal with six and a half minutes remaining, the Free State High soccer team won its opening-round playoff game against Topeka High 1-0 on Tuesday night. The goal came off the foot of Mason Lester, who fired home the game winner from just outside of the 18-yard box. ...

Firebirds enjoy serious success at various postseason events on Saturday

Saturday was a massive day in postseason play for the Free State High fall sports teams. One day after its football team won its fourth consecutive game by taking down previously unbeaten Olathe North, the Firebirds picked up some postseason hardware in volleyball, cross country and ...