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Preps notebook: Top area athletes from opening month of winter sports season

One month of the high school winter sports season has been completed, though it wasn’t completely uninterrupted. There have been at least three local teams who have been asked to quarantine due to COVID-19 protocols, while everybody is doing their best to navigate through this strange ...

2020 Journal-World All-Area boys cross-country team

Coach of the year: Steve Heffernan, Free State Heffernan’s Firebirds made history this season by winning their first state title in boys cross-country. Free State bought into a team-first mentality this year under Heffernan, who has been at the helm since 1998. Athlete of the year: Ben ...

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 ...