Thursday prep action got a little busier with basketball games joining bowling on the schedule after being moved up due to the forecasted snow that hit Friday. 

Leavenworth, Lansing and Atchison met at Crown Lanes Thursday afternoon for the final meet before the regional tournaments next week.

The Pioneers took the meet on the boys’ side with a score of 2,480. Lansing was second with 2,418 and Atchison was third with 2,265.

The Pioneers were led by a 701 high series from Ty Richards. Tristan Smith scored 606, Nick Hawley had 544, George Humble scored 524, Devin Butzin had 521 and Chandler Allen had 495. 

Lansing’s top bowler was Hayden Hurley with a 709. Cody VanderStaay scored 658, Dakota Sill had 537, Weston Miros scored 485, Garrett Carl had 475 and J.D. Brown scored 472.

Hurley’s 709 high series earned him the top individual bowler of the meet. Richards was second and VanderStaay was fourth. 

Lansing took the girls’ meet with a score of 1,968, Atchison was second with 1,949 and Leavenworth was third with 1,799.

Jenna Hagan led Lansing with a high series of 503. Cynthia Phillips scored 485, Kyah Surritte had 481. Paige Sorensen scored 433, Brynne Qualley had 428 and Aubree Dutton scored 370.

Brooke Collins led the Pioneers with 484. Chloe Herring scored 463, Clare Langfoss had 416, Margaret Collins scored 401, Reanna Lucas had 358 and Hailey Corbin scored 315.

Alyssa Durkin of Atchison was the top individual bowler. Hagan was third and Phillips was fifth.

Lansing will travel to Park Lanes in Shawnee for their regional on Thursday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. for the girls and 1 p.m. for the boys.

Leavenworth will travel to West Ridge Lanes in Topeka for their regional. The girls begin at 10:05 a.m. and the boys at 1:30 p.m.



Pleasant Ridge, Leavenworth and Basehor-Linwood all moved their basketball games scheduled for Friday up a day due to the weather. 

Pleasant Ridge traveled to Jackson Heights.

The girls’ team found themselves down in the first half 27-20. The lead increased to 10 by the end of the third quarter with the Rams trailing 38-28 before a 13-3 fourth quarter gave the Rams the victory. 

“We did not play very well in the first half,” Rams head coach Mike Koontz said. “We had to dig deep and find it within ourselves to play better in the second half. Our girls showed amazing heart (Thursday night). They did not give in when it was not going our way. I cannot give this team enough credit for the way they fought for 32 minutes tonight. Not only the girls on the floor but the whole bench.”

Three Rams scored in double digits on the night. Lindsey Heim led the team with 17, Kaija Nutsch had 15 and Julie Miller scored 10.

In the boys’ game, the Rams found themselves trailing 18-12 after the first quarter and 29-24 at the half. Jackson Heights would extend their leading the second half to pull away with the 58-46 victory.

Head coach Pat Battle said flat defense in the first and third quarters gave the Rams too big of a hill to overcome.

Jamar Reed led the Rams with 20 points.

The Rams return home Tuesday for senior night against McLouth.

Leavenworth hosted Shawnee Heights in a United Kansas Conference clash. 

In the girls’ game, the Pioneers jumped out 8-4 after the first quarter and led 28-16 at halftime.

A strong second half, outscoring the Thunderbirds 35-21, led to a 63-37 win. 

Aleshia Jones led the team with 25 points. McKenzie Brown had 16. 

In the boys’ game, the Thunderbirds led 18-15 after the first quarter and 34-32 at halftime. Shawnee Heights kept the lead 47-44 entering the fourth and snagged the victory 63-59.

The Pioneers were led by D’Monte Gaw and Jarrett Hensley each scoring 17. Reece Williams added 14 more points. 

Leavenworth is scheduled to face Lansing Saturday night at Lansing High School. As of deadline, the games are still scheduled to go on. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. for the girls’ game and 7 p.m. for the boys.

Basehor-Linwood hosted UKC opponent Turner on Thursday.

The Bobcats dominated the Golden Bears in both games with the girls’ team winning 51-13 and a 74-28 win by the boys.

The Bobcats will travel to Shawnee Heights on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. for girls and 7 p.m. for boys.