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Preps notebook: Evy Harrell emerging as offensive threat for Firebirds

During Friday’s 51-37 victory over Shawnee Mission East, the Free State girls basketball team was clicking on the offensive end. The biggest key to the Firebirds (6-8, 2-5 Sunflower League) scoring over 50 points for just the fifth time this season was the emergence of sophomore Evy Harrell, ...

Area basketball roundup: Baldwin girls win Wellsville tournament

The Baldwin girls basketball team won three games in as many days to secure a championship in the Wellsville tournament. In the championship game, Baldwin record a 47-46 victory over Nemaha Central Saturday afternoon. It marked the only time the Bulldogs did not win a game by double digits ...

Zach Bloch’s buzzer beater lifts Bishop Seabury past Veritas

The saying “play like you practice” rang true for Bishop Seabury Academy sophomore Zach Bloch in a home matchup against Veritas Christian on Friday. Roughly one week after drilling a buzzer beater to end a scrimmage during practice, Bloch found himself in a similar situation Friday night ...

Veritas edges Baldwin behind 21-point outburst in third quarter

Veritas used a 21-point third quarter to surge past Baldwin, 68-65, Monday night at BHS. The Bulldogs took a 19-16 advantage in the opening period, leading by a 31-30 margin at the half. The Eagles then had to hold off Baldwin in the final period to claim a narrow victory between two area ...

Area basketball roundup: Veritas boys net 2 victories to start 2019

The Veritas boys basketball team tacked on two more wins to start the new year. In Friday's game, Veritas recorded a 68-56 win over Manhattan CHIEF behind four double-digit quarters. The Eagles then notched a 65-29 victory over St. John’s Military School on Saturday afternoon. Trey Huslig ...

Preps notebook: Top 10 high school sports moments of 2018

It was another remarkable year for area high school sports teams. A total of six teams won state titles in 2018, including a first-time state champion. Multiple squads finished as runners-up in their respective sport, while several individual athletes posted impressive campaigns, as well. ...

Father-son duo leading Veritas boys basketball to strong start

Veritas head coach Carl Huslig, who is in his fifth season at the helm, has some fond memories of when Trey Huslig’s basketball career began. But it is from well before he ever put on a jersey for the Eagles. When Trey Huslig was 4-years-old, the two of them would square off in a one-on-one ...

Slow start dooms Veritas in final game of 2018

Veritas was unable to overcome a sluggish first quarter in the eventual 76-47 loss to Wichita HomeSchool on Saturday. The Eagles, who have won a pair of state titles in the last two seasons, scored just 7 points in the opening period, facing a 22-7 deficit out of the gate. WAHA scored at least ...

Journal-World Fall 2018 All-Area sports teams

At the end of each fall sports season, the Journal-World recognizes outstanding high school athletes from Lawrence and area schools. The All-Area teams are made up of top athletes from Lawrence High, Free State, Bishop Seabury, Veritas Christian, Baldwin, Eudora, Perry-Lecompton and ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area boys soccer team

Player of the year: Harrison Hartzler, Bishop Seabury After playing outside defender last year, Hartzler transitioned to a dominating scoring threat as a sophomore. Hartzler scored 19 goals and delivered 11 assists in just 13 matches. Despite facing double coverage on a consistent basis, ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area volleyball team

Player of the year: Lauren Maceli, Lawrence High Maceli was a key component of a nine-person senior class that notched Lawrence’s first state title in 23 years. Maceli recorded 423 digs, posting an average of 4.7 digs per set. Maceli was named the Sunflower League player of the year. Coach ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area football team

Player of the year: Jax Dineen, Free State Dineen finished his career as the program’s all-time rushing leader. A Kansas State signee, Dineen was named the Sunflower League player of the year for his performance as a running back and a linebacker. Dineen ran for more than 100 yards in nine ...

Preps notebook: Bishop Seabury boys claim runner-up in tournament

Despite losing its final game of 2018, the Bishop Seabury boys basketball team appears to be coming into form. The Seahawks suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday, dropping a 59-48 decision to Grandview Christian in the championship game of the Grandview Christian tournament. ...

Area basketball roundup: Veritas claims narrow victory over Cornerstone

It is seemingly always a tightly-contested battle when Veritas and Cornerstone square off. In Tuesday’s meeting, the Eagles got the best of their foes with a 58-56 road victory. Veritas scored double digits in each of the four quarters, including 17 in both the first and third period during ...

Preps notebook: Veritas boys claim 61-60 win in overtime thriller

The Veritas boys basketball team edged Omaha Roadrunners, 61-60, in overtime Saturday afternoon. Veritas scored 26 points in the opening period, pouring in 20 more in the final period. As a team, the Eagles shot 48.9 percent from the floor. They outrebounded the opposition by a 30-18 margin, ...

Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury boys improve to 3-0 with 86-32 win

The Bishop Seabury boys basketball team set the tone in the first quarter. After a 24-point first quarter, the Seahawks were in control throughout their 86-32 victory over Christ Prep Saturday afternoon at home. With the win, Bishop Seabury (No. 3 team in Class 2A) improved to 3-0 to start the ...

Area basketball teams primed for start of 2018-19 season

A pair of area teams captured state titles last year, and are looking to build off that success. Entering the 2018-19 season, both the Baldwin girls and Bishop Seabury boys are ranked in their respective classes via the preseason poll by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. The Bulldogs, ...

Area roundup: Veritas honors lone senior in finale

For the Veritas Eagles, the pregame senior night honors are a little bit shorter than the other two high schools in Lawrence with football teams. Just one Eagle took the field at the Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene for the final time Friday night in Veritas’ 49-0 loss — Aaron Evans, a ...

Preps notebook: City Showdown highlights last week of regular season

Lawrence High defensive end Sam Bart knows the entire Free State offensive line all too well. In the week leading up to the City Showdown, LHS coaches are calling FSHS players by their respective numbers during practice and film sessions. Yet the Lions, unlike most weeks, know the names of the ...