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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 ...

Preps notebook: LHS senior thriving as multisport athlete

After practice, members of the Lawrence High football team headed straight to the soccer field at LHS. Lawrence players then cheered on senior goalkeeper Ross Brungardt from the sideline. Brungardt, who is also a kicker and punter for the football team, recorded multiple saves en route to a ...

Preps notebook: A recap of how area teams did this past week

For the second straight season, Free State’s girls tennis team won its regional meet. The Firebirds qualified five players for the 6A state tournament, placing first as a team during the regional meet at Wichita East. Keegan VanPelt led the way, winning all four of her matches to claim first ...

Area roundup: Eudora nets 1st win with 26-7 victory over Ottawa

After opening up the season with just 19 points, Eudora matched that – and then some – in just one game. First year coach Sean Hayden earned his first win as head coach in Eudora’s 26-7 road victory over Ottawa Friday night. Gavin Elston’s relentlessness on offense paved way for the ...

Preps notebook: Senior receiver remains key weapon for FSHS offense

After scoring a touchdown against Sedalia Smith-Cotton (Mo.), Free State senior receiver LJ Mack went up to his coach to give credit for the play call. The Firebirds (5-0) used some trickery during a 51-0 home win last week, and Mack was the biggest beneficiary. In the final minute of the ...

Preps notebook: Hard work paying off for LHS senior

Lawrence High senior E.J. Jewsome can vividly remember his first varsity snap. At the time, the then-junior defensive tackle thought he blew by the opposing offensive lineman with ease. Jewsome immediately felt the jitters of his first varsity contest just disappear. It wasn’t until the ...

Preps notebook: Midseason takeaways for area football teams

It’s hard to believe that the first half of the regular season is already in the books. Since it is the midway point of the football season, it’s worth mentioning some notable items regarding the area football teams. A lot can certainly change in the second half of the regular season, but ...

Preps notebook: A look at how area teams did this past week

Lawrence is home to a pair of talented gymnastics teams this year. That has been evident through the early part of the season. Lawrence High won each of its first three meets, setting the tone for a strong year. Free State, meanwhile, claimed first over LHS at the FSHS Invitational on ...

Preps notebook: A look at how area teams did this past week

Lawrence High’s volleyball team has demonstrated its dominance on a weekly basis this season. This past week was no different, as LHS swept its first home meet of the year. Lawrence (9-1) knocked off Olathe West and Shawnee Mission North during Tuesday’s triangular. The Lions moved up to ...

Preps notebook: Senior linebacker leading LHS defense

Lawrence High senior linebacker Caleb Mondi hasn’t always been a defensive superstar. In fact, Mondi didn’t even play on the defensive side of the ball until the 2017 season. Mondi, who has been playing football since the third grade, only really knew how to play receiver prior to making ...

Preps notebook: Area football teams to start 2018 campaigns

The high school football season is officially here. Lawrence High started the year off with a Thursday game, while Veritas actually began its regular season last week. The rest of the area football teams are slated to begin the 2018 campaign at 7 p.m. Friday. Free State, Baldwin, Eudora, ...