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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 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 ...

Preps notebook: Veritas baseball captures second consecutive state crown

For the second consecutive season, the Veritas baseball team will come home with a state title. VHS cruised to a 14-4 victory over Wichita Home School Saturday afternoon in St. Mary’s during the championship game of the KCAA state tournament. It is the third such title for the Eagles in ...

Preps notebook: FSHS tennis takes 2nd at LHS Invitational; Lawrence claims 6th

Behind a balanced attack, Free State’s boys tennis team took second out of six teams at the Lawrence High Invitational Friday at LHS. The Firebirds scored 16 points as a team, finishing seven points shy of event winner Shawnee Mission East. Lawrence placed sixth in its own meet, scoring ...

Preps notebook: After undefeated week, Sawyer Nickel among top local standouts

It was another strong week for local high school athletes. Free State came out on the right end of two different City Showdowns, claiming a 12-0 win on the softball diamond and maintaining bragging rights on the tennis courts. Both city baseball teams extended winning streaks ahead of the ...

Preps notebook: City soccer standouts highlight top area athletes of the week

This past week featured a number of stellar performances by local athletes at the high school level. For starters, Free State sophomore Tatum Clopton threw a perfect game to begin the week. On the same night, a FSHS soccer player recorded a hat trick. Two days later, a LHS senior scored five ...

Journal-World’s 2018-19 All-Area boys basketball team

Co-Players of the Year: Noah Butler, of Free State and Clarence King, of Lawrence A pair of city seniors were on a different level for much of the 2018-19 season. Butler was the go-to option for the Firebirds, averaging 19.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest in his senior season. Free State ...

Preps notebook: A look back at first full week of spring sports

The first spring sports week is now in the books. Even though a pair of baseball teams began playing over spring break, this past week marked the beginning for most spring sports. Plenty of local teams started off on the right foot for their respective 2019 campaigns. Lawrence High girls swim ...

Talented seniors responsible for memorable year for local boys basketball teams

In a way, Veritas boys basketball coach Carl Huslig always knew the 2018-19 season could be a special one for the city of Lawrence. Sure, he felt it would be for his program behind a talented senior class that had been playing together for several years. But Huslig was also familiar with ...

Veritas boys fall in state championship game

The Veritas boys basketball team was unable to complete the three-peat. Wichita HomeSchool hit a pair of free throws with 1.4 seconds left to finish off a 60-59 win over Veritas Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the KCAA state tournament at Manhattan Christian College. "We lost ...

Veritas boys advance to state championship game with 67-58 win

For the fourth consecutive season, the Veritas boys basketball team is going to the state championship game. The Eagles (21-10) were in a 20-7 hole in the opening period before scoring 21 points in the second quarter to take a 28-26 advantage at the intermission. From there, Veritas rolled ...

Veritas seniors determined to capture third consecutive state title

Veritas senior Jackson Rau won’t ever forget the scene of the locker room after winning the first state title. Two years ago, the Eagles completed an improbable run through the KCAA state tournament at Haskell Indian Nations University. Veritas won all three games by an average of 22.6 ...

Strong second quarter helps Veritas boys roll in season finale

If the second quarter was any indication, the Veritas boys basketball team could be earning some more hardware this weekend. In the final game of the regular season, Veritas rolled past St. Mary’s Academy for a 62-38 win Monday night at Haskell University. The Eagles, who scored 24 points in ...

Preps notebook: City wrestlers qualify for state after earning hardware at regionals

A total of nine city wrestlers are headed to the 6A state tournament. Free State is sending six athletes to the final meet, while Lawrence High will have three competitors after a strong showing at the regional meet in Garden City this past weekend. The Firebirds placed seventh as a team with ...

Area basketball roundup: Perry-Lecompton captures league title with win over Sabetha

The Perry-Lecompton boys basketball team captured a share of the Big 7 league title Tuesday night with a 46-44 win over Sabetha. Sabetha claimed a 10-8 lead after the first quarter before the Kaws stormed back with a 21-point effort in the second quarter. Blake Farmer and Colton Mallonee each ...

Preps notebook: Eagles, Seahawks set for riveting rematch in cross-town affair

It is no secret that the City Showdown between Lawrence High and Free State is a big deal. But the private school version of the City Showdown, at least in boys basketball, has been just as electric as of late. Bishop Seabury (11-4, No. 7 in Class 2A) and Veritas (16-8) proved just that nearly ...

Area basketball roundup: Seahawks post strong defensive showing in win

Behind a strong defensive performance, the Bishop Seabury boys basketball team secured a 56-45 victory over Metro Academy Tuesday night. The stellar defensive showing was necessary, as the Seahawks (11-4) struggled to get much going on the offensive in the first half. Miles Branch and Zach ...