Preps Notebook: LHS tennis finishes third at home quad; FSHS volleyball earns first win of the season

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The Lawrence High girls tennis team finished third overall in its home quadrangular against Mill Valley, Shawnee Mission West and Shawnee Mission Northwest on Monday. Mill Valley controlled the court that day, finishing first overall with an 11-1 record.

Recovering from a lackluster start, LHS swept Shawnee Mission West in the second round with victories across singles and doubles. Junior Harper Jay won both of her singles matches, rolling past SM West’s Alexa Montalvo Valadez (8-2) and SM Northwest’s Abby O’Connor.

Eager to keep their hot start alive, LHS doubles pairing Karen Middleton and Alexa Nauholz (14-4) won its second-round match against SM West’s Mary Novovesky and Madison Fernandez (8-0) and fell in a valiant effort against SM Northwest’s Ruby Corzine and Chloe Carter (8-7) in the final round of the afternoon.

Next up, LHS will travel to Topeka on Wednesday to face Topeka High, Topeka-Washburn Rural and Shawnee Mission South at Kossover Tennis Center.

Free State players joined a variety of teams Tuesday at the Plaza Invitational in Kansas City. Maya Lee and Cami Lee each went 3-1 in singles for fifth place. Sacia Edie and Zoe Cachiguango-Latta went 1-2 in doubles and Ava Gray and Taryn Jones went 2-2 in doubles for eighth place.

FSHS, LHS golf bogged down at SM Northwest Invitational

The Free State and Lawrence High girls golf teams experienced more growing pains at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational on Monday. FSHS finished the tournament seventh overall shooting 433 as a team; LHS finished 11th carding 506 as a team.

FSHS senior Elizabeth Engelbrecht had the best day of any Lawrence area golfer on the course, tying for 30th individually (100) with SM South’s Ada Brown. Freshman Claire Heinritz wasn’t far behind her senior teammate, finishing 35th individual with 108 on the day.

Senior Shea Rowley led the charge for LHS, finishing 41st individually shooting 111.

After LHS travels to St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday, both the Lions and FSHS will return home for the annual Lawrence Invitational on Sept. 27 at Eagle Bend Golf Course.

Volleyball Roundup

The Free State and Lawrence High volleyball teams were back on the road Tuesday night, continuing their battle for a seat at the Sunflower League table entering the bottom half of the regular-season schedule.

FSHS earned its first regular-season victory over Shawnee Mission South, winning both matches (26-24, 25-20) to claim the set in two rounds. The Firebirds (1-12) dropped its next set to Olathe East (16-25, 25-20, 18-25) through three rounds.

LHS dropped both of its road matches to Olathe West (11-25, 25-16) and Olathe Northwest (12-25, 14-25). Senior Seenane Brewer led the Lions (4-8) with 15 kills on 39 attempts; junior Maddy Crawford chipped in five kills on 14 attempts.

Next up, FSHS travels to Olathe South for a triangular on Thursday; LHS resumes action at Shawnee Mission South on Sept. 26.

In other area volleyball action, Baldwin (12-4) defeated Bonner Springs (25-8, 25-18) on Tuesday for a fourth consecutive win on the regular season. The Bulldogs face area rival Eudora (9-3), who defeated Louisburg (25-14, 25-22, 25-14) on Tuesday night, on Sept. 21 at EHS.

Soccer Roundup

The Free State boys soccer team found the win column with a 1-0 victory at Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday night. Also on the road, the Lawrence High boys soccer team dropped a second consecutive match at Olathe East 5-0 on Tuesday.

FSHS (4-2) travels to Mill Valley on Thursday; LHS (5-2) is scheduled to play Olathe North on Sept. 28.

In other area soccer action, Baldwin rolled past Louisburg 8-1 on Tuesday for a fifth consecutive victory. In the metro, Eudora fell to Prairie Village-KC Christian 6-1 on Tuesday, snapping a two-game winning streak.

Next up, the Bulldogs (8-1) travel to Bonner Springs on Thursday; the Cardinals (5-4) travel to Topeka High on Tuesday.


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