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Preps notebook: Top area boys basketball standouts from December

If the first month was any indication, this is going to be a fun basketball season for the area boys teams and players. Lawrence High and Eudora both made it to the championship game of their respective midseason tournaments. Free State also came away with some hardware, finishing third in a ...

Preps notebook: Free State wrestling claims 3rd at Emporia Winter Classic

Behind a balanced effort, Free State’s wrestling squad took home a third-place finish in its final tournament of 2019. The Firebirds had nine different wrestlers place in the top six of their respective weight class during the Emporia Winter Classic on Saturday at EHS. Free State finished ...

Preps notebook: City swim teams compete in 18-team meet at Olathe Invitational

It was an important week for both city swim teams. The boys swim squads of Free State and Lawrence High had two tough tests in as many meets this week. In Wednesday’s quadrangular in Manhattan, FSHS placed third with 303.5 points and the Lions claimed fourth with 289 points. MHS won the ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area football team

Coach of the year: Mike Paramore, Perry-Lecompton Under Paramore, Perry-Lecompton advanced to the state championship game for the second time in program history. The Kaws ultimately finished as a runner-up in Class 3A. PLHS finished with a 9-4 record, which included a stretch of six ...

Area basketball roundup: Eudora girls notch 3rd at Paola tournament

Eudora’s girls basketball team went home with some hardware from the Paola tournament. EHS earned a 46-43 win over Wellsville Friday night to take third place at the event. It was an impressive response by the Cardinals, who fell to Piper in the semifinals for their first loss of the ...

Area basketball roundup: Eudora boys advance to championship game of home tournament

The Eudora boys basketball team will be playing for a title on Thursday. In its home tournament, Eudora advanced to the championship game with a 57-41 win over Olathe Northwest in the semifinals Tuesday night. It came one day after EHS cruised to a 68-38 victory over KC East in the opening ...

Preps notebook: Top area boys basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

It is that time of the year again. The area basketball scene will be in full swing this week, with multiple teams slated to compete in tournaments next week. Over half of the area boys basketball programs advanced to the state tournament last year, and many of them have similar expectations ...

Preps notebook: Top area girls basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

The 2019 girls basketball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a pair of area teams qualified for the state tournament and many individuals had successful seasons as well. This year should be just as intriguing with interesting storylines to monitor ...

Area football roundup: Tonganoxie improves to 7-0 with convincing win over Baldwin

It was a familiar story for Tonganoxie, as it cruised to a 55-0 victory Friday night at Baldwin in a battle between two area teams. The Chieftains have now notched back-to-back shutouts, winning by a combined 96 points over the last two weeks. THS is now 7-0 on the year, while Baldwin falls to ...

Preps notebook: FSHS girls tennis claims runner-up finish at regional meet

Free State’s girls tennis team will be sending three athletes to the Class 6A state tournament. One singles player and one doubles team qualified for the final meet of the year for the Firebirds after a strong showing at regionals. FSHS claimed second place as a team Saturday afternoon at ...

Preps notebook: Veritas volleyball rallies to earn 3-set win over Bishop Seabury

Even when the Veritas volleyball team was on the verge of losing, senior Emma Boulton wasn’t worried. The Eagles were coming off a two-set loss (25-22, 25-14) to Kansas City East Christian Academy and had even dropped the first set (25-23) in the final match of the triangular against host ...

Area football roundup: Tonganoxie defeats KC Piper to stay undefeated

Another week, another win for the Tonganoxie football team. The Chieftains scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to push past KC Piper, 21-12, at home Friday night. THS (No. 5 in Class 4A) is now 5-0 to start the season, while KC Piper falls to 3-2 on the year. Senior running back Cooper ...

Preps notebook: Top area volleyball storylines entering 2019

The 2019 volleyball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a volleyball state champion came from this area when Lawrence High finished first in Class 6A for the first since 1995. The Lions will have to replace an instrumental senior class from a season ago, ...

Veritas football suffers 48-0 loss to Albany in season opener

At first glance, Veritas freshman offensive/defensive lineman Calvin Clements provided a much-needed spark for the Eagles with a fumble recovery for a touchdown with 3:07 left in the first half. However, the Eagles had nine players on the field, thus nullifying a rare scoring opportunity and ...

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 ...