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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 ...

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. ...