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2020 Journal-World All-Area volleyball team

Coach of the year: Kyle Billings, Perry-Lecompton In just his first season at the helm, Billings helped guide the Kaws to their first substate title since 1996. Perry-Lecompton cracked the top 10 in Class 3A for the first time in decades despite having to face some elite squads in the Big ...

Preps notebook: Free State boys swim wins six events during runner-up finish as team

Free State’s swim and dive program won half of the events, but ultimately finished second as a team on Thursday during the Olathe Northwest quadrangular. The Firebirds won six of the 12 events on the day, scoring 226 points as a team en route to their runner-up finish. Free State only lost ...

Veritas girls basketball shows progress in 1st year back on hardwood

It took two years, but the Veritas girls basketball team finally returned to the floor for the 2019-20 campaign. Because it was the first year for the program since the 2016-17 season, though, the Eagles didn’t measure their success by their number of wins. Even though Veritas went 0-18, ...

Veritas boys basketball aims to bounce back after 9-15 season

The Veritas boys basketball team has become accustomed to playing its best basketball at the end of the season, but that’s not what happened during the 2019-20 campaign. For the first time since 2015, VCS didn’t compete in the state championship game of the KCAA state tournament. After ...

Journal-World 2019-20 Winter All-Area Teams

After each high school sports season, the Journal-World recognizes outstanding athletes with its All-Area Teams. Because of statewide precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the annual All-Area winter group photos were not able to be taken this year. The teams still were selected ...

Journal-World’s 2019-20 All-Area girls basketball team

Player of the year: Harper Schreiner, Eudora Emerging as one of the better players in the state, Schreiner averaged 15.6 points per game to go along with an average of 4.2 assists, 4.0 steals and 5.7 rebounds per outing during her sophomore season. Schreiner was named to the All-Frontier ...

Journal-World’s 2019-20 All-Area boys basketball team

Player of the year: Zeke Mayo, Lawrence High Mayo was the best player on the court on a nightly basis during his junior campaign. He was a well-rounded player, leading the Lions in scoring, rebounds and assists this past season. Mayo averaged 16.0 points per game to go along with 6.0 rebounds ...

Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury boys secure 9th consecutive win

Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team wasted no time taking care of business in its latest win. The Seahawks jumped out to a 35-6 advantage in the first quarter and never looked back en route to an 85-33 win over Northland Christian at BSA on Tuesday night. With the win in its last home ...

Area basketball roundup: Seahawks secure 53-41 win over Metro Academy

Thanks to a stingy defensive performance, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team secured a 53-41 home win over Metro Academy on Tuesday. The Seahawks (13-2, No. 1 in Class 2A) held the opposition to just 16 points in the first half. Bishop Seabury never really got into a rhythm offensively, ...

Preps notebook: Bishop Seabury boys advance to semifinals of Baldwin Invitational

Despite facing a team in Class 4A, it was a similar result for the Bishop Seabury boys basketball team. The Seahawks (7-0, No. 1 in Class) dominated in every aspect of their 78-30 win over Baldwin in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational on Tuesday at BHS. It is the sixth game in a row ...

Seabury girls basketball overcomes turnovers to defeat crosstown rival Veritas 40-13

There are two aspects that Bishop Seabury and Veritas girls basketball shared Friday night: youth and turnovers. Ultimately, the Seahawks (3-2) found enough of an edge and offensive rhythm to outlast the Eagles (0-5) 40-13 Friday. “We played together and we responded well,” Bishop Seabury ...