Maize hasn't missed a state semifinal appearance since before 2009, but the Eagles have never won a girls high school soccer state championship. Coach Jay Holmes said the 2018 schedule was one of the hardest he has set, so Maize will be ready heading into the Class 5A state tournament.
With an injury-stricken lineup, Carroll found itself in a penalty shootout against Valley Center, the No. 1 seed in its girls high school soccer regional. Goalkeeper Ashton McCorry saved 3-of-4 penalty kicks to get the Eagles into the Kansas Class 5A state semifinals.
Valley Center did not play the most challenging schedule of the teams remaining in the girls soccer state tournaments. But the Hornets showed grit Tuesday against Bishop Carroll. Although they lost in a penalty shootout after four overtimes, Valley Center is on the rise.
The girls soccer teams from Valley Center and Carroll high schools played through four overtimes. Maize eased past Kapaun to get back to the state semifinals. And Derby and East could not get past the Class 6A quarterfinals against out-of-town foes. All that and other results from around Kansas.
Some state champions have been named. East High went back-to-back, and Kapaun is on the rise in the pool. Baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, and golf titles will be earned this week. Here is the weekly recap from the high school spring sports before state week.
May 4, many Carroll High girls soccer fans held their breath as star striker Hanleigh Allen went down with what turned out to be a season-ending injury. Since then, freshman Khloe Schuckman has been a catalyst for the Eagles' offense and scored two in Carroll's regional final.
Regional tournaments are underway across the Wichita area as high school baseball, softball and soccer teams compete to qualify for the state tournament. See which teams have punched their tickets to the next round.
Tennis state champions have been decided. Baseball, softball, soccer and golf regional tournaments start Monday. Regional track and state swimming start this week, too. But first, here is the weekly recap from the high school spring sports action across the area.
All East needed was a draw to win the City League girls soccer title outright Thursday night at Carroll. The Aces relied on their defense to stave off the Eagles' high-flying offense and were successful, holding for a 1-1 tie in double overtime.
East High hadn't won a girls high school soccer City League championship since 2004, and no Wichita public school had won the title outright since 2003. The Blue Aces did both in 2018, tying Carroll on the road but clinching because of their league record.
League championships have been clinched from baseball to swimming as the regular season winds down and postseason begins. Here is the weekly recap from the high school spring sports action across the area.
East High's Lydia and Eloise Lavacek lost their father, Charlie, Jan. 31 to brain cancer. Lydia, a senior soccer player, and Eloise, a sophomore swimmer, have not let his death hold them back, just like cancer did not keep him from living.
The East Aces beat North 6-5 in a thrilling game in the North Cup final Saturday. The win will feed nicely into what could turn out to be a tight City League soccer race this week with games against Heights and Carroll.
The 2018 soccer season has been filled with twists from each team, but Friday, Carroll made a statement with a 4-1 win against Maize. Seniors Maguire Sullivan and Hanleigh Allen have been key to the Eagles' success.