Winter sports recap


Gabby Turvey

Alex Allison and Chris Burg cheer on a fellow teammate at the Jan. 13 meet.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball season is currently in progress, and though they started off slower than they hoped for, sights are still set on a run for the state championship.

The team has yet to hit their stride, going 6-10, as of Feb 14. Offensive struggles have plagued the team, forcing them to turn to a defensive style of play.

“Offensively we need to shoot the ball better if we’re going to compete with the top teams,” Dan Morrow, head coach, said. “We’ve got to continue playing great team defense.”

The goal, Morrow said, for the end of the season is to have all players healthy and playing at a high level again to make a bid for the state championship.

On the injury front, Brian DeSanto, senior, has been cleared to practice. DeSanto has been in a boot because of a foot injury, and is not expected to see playing time for a few more weeks.

As for the sub-varsity teams, all four teams have gotten off to fast starts. The JV team is 9-5, sophomore and freshman B teams are 13-3, and the freshman A team is 13-4, as of Feb. 14.


Last Thursday, the wrestling team had a double dual against two of the top 10 teams in the state, Lawrence Free State (LFS) and Topeka Washburn Rural (TWR).

The team lost to LFS, 38-39, and then beat TWR, 39-26.

They finished their dual season with a record of 7-3. They have one more meet before the state competition on Feb. 23 and 24.

Boys Swimming

The boys swim team has two more meets before the state championship meet on Feb. 16-17 in Topeka.

At the varsity league championship meet, the 200 medley relay got fifth place, the 200 free relay got third place and the 400 free relay got third place on Feb. 2 and 3.

Along with the relays, Ian Wiley, sophomore, got 11th place in the 100 breast and qualified for state. Bennett Junkins, junior, got fifth place in 100 back. Fletcher Smith, freshman got third place in the 500 free along with  Ben Stoeck, junior, getting fourth place in the 500 free.

Girls Basketball

Currently, the girls basketball team has a 10-5 overall record and a 6-2 record in the Sunflower League.

The team won a game at Shawnee Mission East on Feb. 6, 40-33.

They lost a game to Gardner-Edgerton High School 40-43 on Feb. 2.

At a competition at McPherson high school, the girls’ basketball team won a game against Ulysses High School, 37-22. However, they lost the next game against McPherson 57-32 on Jan. 26 and the next day’s game against Wichita Northwest 50-33.

On Jan. 19, the Lady Falcons won against Shawnee Mission Northwest 38-33.

The team lost a game at Shawnee Mission West on Jan. 12 with a final score of 42-44.

The Lady Falcons stole a close away game the week before at Lawrence Free State Jan. 9, winning 51-49.

At St. James Academy, the team had another win on Jan. 6, finishing 51-42. This was a tournament game at St. Thomas Aquinas

Shawnee Mission South lost the night before in the Falcons’ home victory. The team won Jan. 5 with a score of 47-29.