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Brooke Prondzinski, senior, fighting for the ball.

Boys golf

The varsity golf team played a Ryder Cup tournament at Tomohawk Hills on April 29. This format has teams go two versus two. It was the Olathe schools versus Shawnee Mission schools. Matt Thompson, junior, and Ryan Thompson, senior, tied against Shawnee Mission South. Nick Serum and Logan Swartz, seniors, beat their SMS opponents. Jake Anderson and Jamison Lange, juniors, beat their SMS oponents by one. Anderson and Lange’s score determined the outcome of the tournament. By beating their opponents, they sealed the win for the Olathe schools.

Track & Field

The boys and girls track teams recently competed in the KU Relays on April 17. Coleman Clanton, senior, placed fourth overall in the shotput and Tanner Green, senior, placed sixth overall in the 400. Jacque Darby, junior, placed eighth overall in the girls 100. The girls and boys teams then competed in a six-team meet at Gardner on April 24. Notable finishes included a victory for the girls 4 x 100 team and Clanton winning boys Javelin. Green won the 200 and Cameron Waldo, sophomore, won the boys 400 . At the recent St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational, the boys 4 x 800 team took first, breaking a school record from 1992. The boys 4 x 400 team and girls 4 x 100 team also won. The boys and girls teams finished third overall.

Girls swim

The girls swim and dive team competed in the Shawnee Mission East Invitational April 24-25. Olivia Taylor, junior, scored 397 in diving for a second place finish, and Cinnamon Derrick, sophomore, took fourth with a 350. On the swimming side, the 200 medley relay with seniors, Emma Barnes, Tess Ackerson, Megan Barb and Faith Degraffenreid qualified for state with a time of 2:10.30. Individually, Barnes took ninth in the 200 freestyle, and Anne Augustyn, sophomore, took 10th in the 100 freestyle.


The baseball team has righted the ship in the last four games. After starting the season at 6-6, the Falcons have won three out of their last four and seven out of their last 10 to take posession of seventh in the Sunflower League. The team has struggled at home this season, only winning three out of four compared to their six road wins. Through the first 12 games of the season, Brian Sullivan, junior, led the team with two home runs. Sullivan was also hitting .400, good enough for second best in the district after Falcons’ catcher Noah Croft, senior, who was hitting .444. Isaiah Campbell, senior, was leading the district in earned run average at 1.35, and also in runs batted in at 10 through 12 games.


The softball team won a double header against Lawrence Free State, 6-0 and 4-3 on April 20. Maryssa Rollin, freshman, pitched in the win in the second game. Over the weekend of the April 25, the team played in a tournament, winning all four games. They defeated Washburn, defending state champions, 3-0. They also beat Blue Valley West, Topeka and Lansing. Lexie Storrer, junior, pitched the win versus Topeka. Sammi Bates, junior, pitched in the win versus Lansing and Lauren Berry, senior, got the save. So far Abby Weber and Kala Holder, juniors, lead the team in home runs.

Boys tennis

In the Leavenworth Round Robin Tournament, the team finished first place overall, with Conner Petty, senior, finishing first in number one singles, going 4-0. Jacob Keller, sophomore, and Jack Murphy, junior, finished in third place in number two doubles, going 3-1. Petty finished in first place in the Olathe Quadrangular in number one singles, while Danny Kearney-Spaw, senior, finished in second place in number two singles. In the Sunflower League tournament, the team finished third overall, marking the best finish at the league tournament in school history. Keller and Murphy finished in fifth place in number two doubles.

Girls soccer

The girls goccer team has played in four games over the last week. In that stretch, the girls had a record of 2-2. The girls dropped a game against Blue Valley Northwest, 4-0 on April 20. The next day April 21, the varsity girls had a different result, defeating Shawnee Mission North by a score of 10-0. Two days later on April 23, the girls faced off against Shawnee Mission West in a back and forth battle, but fall to the Vikings with a score of 4-2. Then on April 28, the team squared off against the Lawrence Lions. It was a sizeable victory over Lions with a score of 10-0.