Area schools were in action on Monday and Tuesday in swimming, basketball and bowling. Monday’s bowling results can be found in Wednesday’s paper and online at

The Leavenworth Pioneers hosted their rescheduled quad on Monday with Leavenworth and Lansing tying for first with 420.5 points each. 

For Leavenworth, the 200 freestyle relay team of Jack Schilling, Weston Marshall, Kato Fischer and Curtis Springer earned a state qualifying time. The Pioneers also earned three additional state consideration times and improved on two other consideration times. Schilling earned consideration in leading off the 200 free relay as he cut eight seconds off of his time in a win. Fischer earned a consideration time in the 100 free. Springer improved his two previous consideration times in the 100 butterfly and 500 free. The 100 butterfly was one-tenth of a second from a qualifying time. Leavenworth finished with 18 personal bests. 

Lansing also had numerous qualifying and consideration times. 

The 200 medley relay team of Robert Schafer, Maxwell Walck, Brock Martin and Greyson Walker swam a qualification time. The team of Kade Imhoff, Tucker Dixon, Evan Dusselier and Luka Misevic swam a consideration time in the same event. The four are from Basehor-Linwood swimming with Lansing this season.

Jake Hamilton swam a consideration time in the 200 free, less than a second from the state qualifying time. 

Walck swam a consideration time in the 50 free. His time of 24.37 tied with Fischer from Leavenworth to give both teams 14.5 points to help lead to the tie. Dusselier was fractions off of a qualifying time in the 100 free. He picked up a qualification time in the 100 backstroke. Springer swam a qualification time in the 500 free. Walker, Hamilton, Schafer and Collin Kenaga had a qualification time in the 200 free relay.  

The Lions returned to the pool Tuesday night to host their senior night. The seniors for Lansing, Basehor-Linwood and Piper were all celebrated in a domination win by Lansing with 341 points, 66 points higher than runner-up Mill Valley.

“Tuesday was a good meet with a lot of great races from most team members,” head coach Josh Floetke said. “Our team’s depth really showed as we out-swam the competition in a win against teams that have given us trouble in the past years.”

A highlight that Floetke pointed out was Zach Crumpacker’s time of 5:10.87 in the 500 free to set a new school record. He also said the 200 free relay team was only a second and one-half from the school record. Schafer added a state qualification in the 100 back. The all-Basehor-Linwood relay teams in the 200 and 400 free achieved state qualifying times, meaning both schools will be swimming in all three relays at the state meet in February. 

The schools will return to the pool Tuesday when Lansing hosts the United Kansas Conference tournament. The meet is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.



The Leavenworth Pioneers traveled to Bonner Springs to take on the Braves. 

The girls’ team for Leavenworth dominated the Braves in a 72-35 win.

Head coach Derek Bissitt said the team played well thanks to passing the ball around.

“We played well,” Bissitt said. “And I think most impressively, we had 24 assists on 27 made field goals. We talk about sharing the ball and making somebody else better by getting them easy baskets. (Tuesday night) we did a great job of that.”

The Pioneers were led by Aleshia Jones with 23 points. McKenzie Brown added 19 points and Alyche Brown scored 12. McKenzie Brown led the team with 10 rebounds as well for a double-double performance. MicQuasha Riddle racked up 12 assists on the night. Jones had seven and Alyche Brown had four.

The boys’ team fell in their matchup to the Braves 89-68. A recap of the game can be found in the sports section in a special to the Times by Diamond Carroll.

Head coach Prentes Potts said the Braves have one of the best backcourts in the Kansas City area.

“Bonner Springs has arguably the best backcourt in the city,” Potts said. “And probably the state. They are very good and their role players know their roles.”

Potts continued by discussing what went wrong for the Pioneers in the loss.

“We couldn’t get stops,” he said. “And we couldn’t stop their two major runs. We couldn’t finish at the basket. Missed probably 15 layups or tip-ins. We valued the ball much better, but when you can’t finish the play, then it’s just like a turnover.”

Both Pioneer teams will return to the court Friday when they travel to Shawnee Heights. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys.

The Pleasant Ridge basketball teams hosted Maur Hill Tuesday.

The girls’ team jumped out early up 11-6 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 25-13 at halftime. The Ravens cut the deficit to nine by the end of the third quarter before Pleasant Ridge outscored Maur Hill 20-6 in the final quarter en route to a 53-30 win. 

Pleasant Ridge was led by Lindsey Heim with 15 points on the night. Julie Miller added 13. Caitlyn Herbig and Kaija Nutsch each scored eight.

In the boys’ game, the Rams would fall 66-52.

The Ravens led the Rams 18-14 after a quarter before running away with the second quarter, outscoring the Rams 18-4 to take a 36-18 lead at the break.

The lead would build up to 23 late in the third quarter before the Rams would attempt a comeback, but it was not enough and Pleasant Ridge fell.

“The Rams put together a competitive effort in their loss to the No. 2-ranked Maur Hill Ravens,” head coach Pat Battle said. “Despite falling behind by as many as 23 in the late third quarter, the Rams managed to come back and cut the Raven lead to 12 points in the fourth. With the loss, the Rams fall to 6-7 overall and 4-6 in NEK play.”

The Rams will return to action on Friday at Atchison County.

Lansing hosted Gardner Edgerton Tuesday night.

The girls’ team won 39-36.

Head coach KC Simmons said the team played with good defensive intensity in the win.

"We played with good defensive intensity against Gardner," Simmons said. "And got key stops down the stretch to win 39-36."

Gerenda Smith led the team with 10 points. She also had eight rebounds and five assists. Caroline Crawford had eight points and five rebounds. Taylor Lang scored seven points and four assists.

The boys’ team fell 61-50. Boys’ head coach Jason Jones said the Lions struggled to get into rhythm.

“Just never got into a good rhythm offensively,” Jones said. “And struggled to make shots. Credit to them for really running their stuff and taking us out of ours.”

Lansing will host De Soto on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys.

Basehor-Linwood traveled to Pittsburg Tuesday.

The girls’ team won 44-31.

Basehor-Linwood was led by Isabel Sibert and Riley Tinder. Both scored 11 for the Bobcats. Addison Penegar scored nine. Adell Gore led the team with six rebounds and nine steals.

Head coach Jason Tatkenhorst said road wins are always special.

“Any victory on the road is special,” Tatkenhorst said. “But It’s really fun to win when it’s a long road trip, which we did. It was our best defensive effort of the season. Our players have stuck together through some difficulties and it is paying off.”

The boys’ team was also victorious winning 83-56. 

The Bobcats went up 22-16 after the first quart and led 40-23 at halftime. They led 57-35 after three. Jacob Coleman led the team with 21. Connor Younger had 17 and the Bobcats had two players score 15, Kobe Sifford and Cory Davilla. 

Head coach Mike McBride credits Davilla and Sifford’s play early helped get the team started.

“I thought Cory got us started inside with six quick points,” McBride said. “While Kobe hit three three-point shots in the first quarter. They were obviously a bit surprised as their main goal was to stop Coleman. Once they found out they had to guard everyone we put on the floor, Coleman started finding his places to score. Our defensive effort was great as we held a high powered offense to 23 points in the first half. They started fouling with 6:30 left in the game, which allowed both teams to get the score up in the fourth quarter. Pittsburg is now 10-3 and we are 10-2.”