Before a tennis match Friday, Collegiate junior Gehad Qaki heard his opponent tell his doubles partner, "Allahu Akbar." Qaki and his partner, Adam Krichati, were bothered, but Qaki used it as an opportunity to share a message.
There were walk-offs, overtime winners and even a complete game in the Wichita area this week. Here is the weekly recap from the high school spring sports action across the area. League races heated up this week.
With a star-studded lineup that includes a two-time individual state champion, East is set to make another run at a Class 6A swim state championship. In fact, the Aces might already be better than they were last year.
Kapaun High beat 16-time state-champion St. Thomas Aquinas. Athletes got their last look at Cessna Stadium before the state track meet. Area baseball his heating up. And Maize South beat Carroll for the second time in two years.
Many Wichita-area athletes have verbally decided which college to attend after they graduate, but Wednesday, they make it official. Spring National Signing Day is their first chance to sign their National Letter of Intent.
Defending Class 6A champion East was upset Saturday at the Northwest Invitational. Maize stayed undefeated on the pitch. Carroll opened eyes on the track. Collegiate won again on the tennis court. And pitching dominated on the diamond.