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Preps notebook: LHS baseball snaps skid with 8-3 win over Olathe North

Thanks to a five-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth, Lawrence High’s baseball team grabbed a 8-3 win over Olathe North Tuesday night at LHS. It was enough to help the Lions snap a three-game skid. With the score tied at 3-3, Lawrence (6-4) got the sixth inning started with a leadoff ...

Journal-World’s 2020-21 all-area girls basketball team

Player of the year: Shannon Clarke, Free State Clarke came through with a standout senior season with the Firebirds. Despite being face-guarded frequently, she produced an average of 13.9 points per game. She also averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists. The 6-foot wing was a disruptive defender ...

Journal-World’s 2020-21 all-area boys basketball team

Player of the year: Zeke Mayo, Lawrence High Just like last year, Mayo dominated Lawrence’s high school hoops scene. He averaged 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals per contest this year, was named the Sunflower League Player of the Year and ended his high school career ...

Behind two 30-point scorers, Veritas boys basketball rolls to 87-65 win

Behind a pair of 30-point scorers, the Veritas boys basketball team rolled to a 87-65 win over Wichita Home School at home on Saturday. Senior guard Will Rau poured in 36 points, while fellow senior Will Bartkoski went for 31 points for Veritas. Rau shot 13-for-22 from the floor in 32 minutes ...

Will Rau scores 30 points for Veritas boys basketball in 70-64 loss

Despite a 30-point performance from senior Will Rau, the Veritas boys basketball team suffered a 70-64 road loss to the Metro Mavs on Friday. Veritas jumped out to a 15-12 lead before giving up 24 points in the second period to the opposition. The Eagles surrendered another 18 points in the ...

Preps notebook: Local wrestlers to know ahead of regional weekend

Because of a different postseason schedule this year, the stakes are even higher this week for the local wrestling programs. Rather than the usual two-day regional meet, both Free State and Lawrence High will compete in a one-day regional event on Friday. Free State will be in action at the ...

Veritas boys record a pair of milestones in double overtime win

A double overtime win against Life Prep on Saturday night was extra meaningful for the Veritas boys basketball team. Not only was the 68-64 victory a hard-fought home win, but the Eagles (10-4) also recorded a pair of milestones in the process. The victory marked the 100th career win at ...

Photo gallery: Bishop Seabury boys basketball vs. Veritas Christian

The Veritas boys basketball secured a 65-48 win over Bishop Seabury Tuesday night at BSA on Feb. 2, 2021. The Eagles secured their first-ever season sweep in this rivalry matchup. Senior Will Rau led Veritas with a game-high 29 points in the win. Junior Sam Hertzog paced the Seahawks with 18 ...

Veritas boys basketball earns season sweep of Bishop Seabury with 65-48 win

Veritas boys basketball never trailed in its eventual 65-48 victory over Tuesday night at Bishop Seabury, but it was anything but easy in the latest installment of this highly-contested rivalry matchup. Winless Bishop Seabury (0-9) stayed within striking distance for much of the night, but ...

Crosstown clash: Bishop Seabury, Veritas both ready for rematch of rivalry contest

There is something at stake for both programs when Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team welcomes Veritas for a rivalry rematch Tuesday night at BSA. Veritas earned a 71-46 home win against Bishop Seabury on Jan. 6 during the first meeting between these two teams. So a win on Tuesday would ...

Veritas boys surrender 83 points in road loss

Veritas boys basketball wasn’t able to get enough stops in its 83-75 road loss to Manhattan Chief on Saturday. The Eagles (8-6) gave up three 20-point quarters, with their lone exception being when it surrendered 9 points in the third quarter. It spoiled an otherwise outstanding offensive ...

Veritas boys basketball ends losing skid with 66-47 road win

On Thursday, the Veritas boys basketball team ended a brief skid with a 66-47 road win over Christ Prep Academy. It marked the first win for the Eagles since Jan. 16, snapping a two-game losing streak in the process. Veritas (8-5) was strong on both ends of the floor throughout the night. The ...

Veritas boys fall at home to KC East

Despite an early lead, the Veritas boys basketball team dropped its second game in a row in an 82-63 home loss to Kansas City East Christian Academy on Tuesday. The Eagles (7-5) jumped out to a 18-16 lead in the opening period, but they weren’t able to maintain that momentum. KC East ...

Veritas boys basketball earns 58-54 win over Life Prep

The Veritas boys basketball team got back in the win column with a 58-54 road victory over Life Prep on Saturday. One day after a lopsided loss, the Eagles (7-3) bounced back to grab a 20-8 lead after one quarter. Veritas let Life Prep hang around after that, but mostly matched the opposition ...

Veritas boys basketball has win streak snapped

The Veritas boys basketball team lost its first game since December, suffering a 89-60 road loss to the Wichita Warriors on Friday. Both teams were all tied up at 22-all after the first quarter, but the Wichita Warriors rolled after that starting with a 30-point effort in the second period. ...

Veritas boys basketball erases early deficit in 61-52 home win

The Veritas boys basketball team erased an early deficit in its 61-52 home win over St. Mary’s on Saturday. In the second game in as many days, Veritas faced a 18-15 deficit after the opening period. But, like Friday's win over Bishop Seabury, the Eagles responded and took control of the ...

Veritas boys basketball defeats Bishop Seabury

The Veritas boys basketball team earned bragging rights by besting Bishop Seabury for a 71-46 home win Friday night in the latest crosstown clash. Playing in its new home gym, Veritas faced a 14-13 deficit after one quarter before storming back to take control of the contest. The Eagles poured ...

Preps notebook: Top area athletes from opening month of winter sports season

One month of the high school winter sports season has been completed, though it wasn’t completely uninterrupted. There have been at least three local teams who have been asked to quarantine due to COVID-19 protocols, while everybody is doing their best to navigate through this strange ...