Preps Notebook

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 ...

Preps notebook: Senior receivers have been key in 2-0 start by LHS football

Lawrence High senior receiver John Green was initially planning on going out of bounds. His entire team thought he was going out of bounds. Even Washburn Rural probably expected him to get out of play. Yet, in the final minute of the first half of Lawrence’s convincing 56-7 win last week, ...

Preps notebook: FSHS volleyball earns road sweep in triangular with league foes

Free State’s volleyball team clawed its way back to .500 for the first time all season with a much-needed road sweep at the Shawnee Mission North triangular on Tuesday. The Firebirds, who are now 4-4 on the year after losing their first four matches of the season, secured a pair of 2-0 ...

Preps notebook: Tonganoxie, Perry-Lecompton football both stay undefeated in Week 2

Area football teams Tonganoxie and Perry-Lecompton remain undefeated following wins in Week 2 of the 2020 season. THS — which is ranked No. 3 in Class 4A — jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half in an eventual 24-14 home victory over Louisburg on Friday. Perry-Lecompton (No. 2 ...

Preps Notebook: LHS soccer improves to 2-0 with 6-0 rout of Topeka High

The Lawrence High boys soccer team improved to 2-0 with a dominating, 6-0 victory over Topeka High on Tuesday night at LHS. The Lions, who topped Manhattan 2-1 in the season opener last Friday, scored four goals in the first half on Tuesday and never looked back, adding two in the second to ...

Four Eudora High softball seniors relish chance to play together one last time

Although the pandemic put a wrench in their softball plans, four seniors at Eudora High School got the sendoff they were looking for on Wednesday afternoon. One of 32 teams participating in a one-day event put on by Midwest Sports Productions with the approval of the Kansas State High School ...

LHS, Bishop Seabury basketball players announce college choices

It was a big weekend for basketball commitments in Lawrence, with three local players announcing where they will continue their playing careers. Bishop Seabury’s Cobe Green started things off by announcing his commitment to Baker on Twitter. The 6-foot senior guard battled back from open ...

Preps notebook: Despite missing 2 starters, Bishop Seabury boys roll to 68-13 win

Even with a shorthanded roster, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team took care of business on Tuesday. The Seahawks jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter before coasting to a 68-13 victory over Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy at BSA. It was an impressive win considering the fact that ...