Kaw Valley League at a glance
League squads make playoff push
The Kaw Valley League’s bid to replicate or improve upon last year’s district performance that saw six KVL clubs advance to the state playoffs got off to a good start on Friday.
In Class 5A, Lansing and Mill Valley both manhandled their opponents, and Turner upset Sumner Academy. Only Bonner Springs, which was knocked off by Highland Park, suffered a district loss in 5A.
Meanwhile, the 4A squads also got off to a good start. None were more dominant than Basehor-Linwood which stomped league rival Tonganoxie, 38-15. Other 4A winners were Bishop Ward and Perry-Lecompton.
Mill Valley and Lansing, with combined records of 13-1, will play on Oct. 31 in a game that will decide who wins the KVL title. The game has been picked up by Metro Sports as the TV station’s Game of the Week.
TEAM KVL ALL
Lansing 6-0 7-0
Mill Valley 4-0 6-1
Perry-Lecompton 3-1 5-2
Bonner Springs 4-2 4-3
Bishop Ward 3-3 4-3
Basehor-Linwood 2-4 3-4
Tonganoxie 1-2 4-3
Turner 1-4 2-5
Piper 1-5 1-6
Santa Fe Trail 0-4 0-7
Lansing wins KVL volleyball tourney
The Lansing High volleyball team won its second straight Kaw Valley League championship on Saturday when it won the inaugural league tournament.
In previous seasons the KVL teams have played head-to-head during regular season triangular meets and determined a league champion that way.
Lansing posted a 6-0 record at the tournament and knocked off Tonganoxie in the finals. Mill Valley placed third and Bishop Ward was fourth.
Lansing (32-5) is ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 5A.
Cross country championships close
The Lansing girls cruised to their second straight KVL cross country championship as they placed five runners in the top 15.
The rest of the meet was very close, however. Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood required a tiebreaker to determine that THS finished third. Perry-Lecompton edged Santa Fe Trail by a point for fifth.
On the boys’ side, Lansing’s Brandon Craig won his second straight league crown, but the team standings were narrow. Santa Fe Trail edged Mill Valley by six points for first place. Bonner Springs edged Turner for third, and Tonganoxie finished two points ahead of Lansing for fifth.