Independent freshman Bryson Toubassi finished an undefeated freshman season with a Class 3-2-1A state championship. Toubassi has earned a high regional ranking and earned a spot on the Eagle’s inaugural All-Metro Boys Tennis Team in 2018.
Hutchinson didn’t win a team state championship in the 2017-18 school year and came away with four individual titles. Sophomore hurdler Tayezhan Crough won two of them, taking the Class 6A 100 and 300-meter hurdles at the 2018 Kansas high school track and field meet.
The City League race was tight for much of the season. Southeast had a strong start, and Carroll had a strong finish. But Heights' consistency won out as the Falcons won the league and eventually clinched a spot in the Class 5A boys basketball tournament.
Hesston finished third in the Class 3A Kansas high school volleyball tournament. The Swathers beat Erie and Nemaha Central in pool play to qualify for the semifinals but lost to eventual champion Hays TMP. Hesston came back with a consolation win over Nemaha Central.
Wichita resident Katie Swan won her opening-round match at the 2018 Wimbledon tournament. It was her second senior appearance at the major. Swan, 19, who travels the world to compete, recaps her experience being back in Britain.
Cheney sisters Taylor and Layne Needham have dominated the Kansas track scene on the high school and collegiate level. But they have had to fight through Raynaud’s syndrome, which cuts blood circulation throughout their bodies.
The Goddard wrestling team clinched its fourth straight Class 5A state championship in 2018, and it wasn’t close. The Lions breezed past the field, topping runner-up Valley Center by 125.5 points. Five wrestlers won state titles in their weight classes.
Trinity Academy junior Ben Patton and Wichita East sophomore Astrid Dirkwager have been named to the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association's All-American list. Derby senior Megan Keil had an All-American time but was not listed.
Garden Plain won its first girls basketball Kansas high school state championship in 2018. The Owls beat Royal Valley 49-39 to capture their first girls basketball title since 2001. Senior forward Taylor Joplin led the way with strong leadership.
El Dorado's Cale Carson was perhaps the school's most prolific athlete in the 2017-18 school year. Carson, a Wildcat distance runner, finished third in boys cross country, first in the 800 meters and was part of the winning 4x800-meter relay team.
Few teams have had the regular season success Eisenhower has enjoyed the past three seasons. The Tigers clinched their third straight No. 1 seed in the Kansas Class 5A boys high school basketball tournament in 2018 after winning the AVCTL II and the sub-state tournament.
British-born Katie Swan won her opening-round match in the ladies singles tournament at Wimbledon on Monday. Swan moved to Wichita in 2013 and spent time at Collegiate. Swan beat Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
The United Soccer Coaches announced its high school scholar All-America teams on Thursday and seven players from Kansas schools made the list, including Andover Central midfielder Jacob Cromley and Kapaun Mt. Carmel goalkeeper Joe Chessmore, defender Mary Clair Boulanger and midfielder Sierra Fury.
Arkansas City was one of the most unsuccessful high school sports programs in the Wichita area for years. But the Bulldogs put together one of their best years thanks in part to Hunter O'Toole, the Greater Wichita Sports Commission's high school male athlete of the year.
The Douglass boys basketball team trailed Independent by 10 with 50 seconds to play. The Bulldogs came back to win 62-61, completing the most insurmountable comeback in the Wichita area this high school season.