High School Sports

The Star’s high school basketball rankings (Feb. 19)

(Records through Wednesday’s games)


1. Blue Springs South;21-1

The Jaguars suffered their first loss of the season Friday against Blue Springs.

2. Lawrence;16-1

The Chesty Lions survived a scare from SM North on Tuesday to stay undefeated in league play.

3. Park Hill South;18-3

James Byrd scored nine points in the final three minutes of Friday's win against Park Hill.

4. Olathe North;14-3

The Eagles suffered their first Sunflower League loss on a buzzer beater from Olathe East.

5. Lee's Summit;16-6

The Tigers pulled even with Blue Springs South in the Suburban Gold Conference.

6. Raymore-Peculiar;17-5

James Sappington scored 17 in Tuesday's bounce-back win over Lee's Summit North.

7. Olathe East;12-5

The Hawks have won three straight games, including a big victory against Olathe North.

8. Park Hill;17-5

The Trojans’ conference title hopes took a hit with Friday's loss to Park Hill South.

9. Blue Valley North;12-5

The Mustangs have won seven of nine games since starting the season 3-3.

10. Raytown;15-7

A 13-game winning streak came to a close with Tuesday’s loss to Rockhurst.


1. Basehor-Linwood;16-0

The undefeated Bobcats are averaging 67.3 points across their last four victories.

2. Barstow;20-2

Four players were in double figures Tuesday against Sherwood.

3. Eudora;17-2

The Cardinals have held each of their last four opponents to 40 points or fewer.

4. Bishop Miege;13-3

The Stags have lost two of their last five games in Eastern Kansas League play.

5. Bonner Springs;11-6

Half of the Braves’ losses have come against teams in The Star's small-class poll.


1. Leavenworth;15-2

Since their first league loss, the Pioneers have won nine of their last 10 games.

2. St. Thomas Aquinas;14-2

The Saints have held four of their last five opponents to 35 points or fewer.

3. William Chrisman;20-2

The Bears are two victories away from completing an unbeaten conference season.

4. Olathe South;14-3

The Falcons have won three straight games, outscoring their opponents 169-77.

5. Liberty;19-3

Morgan Fleming had 17 points in an impressive 21-point victory over Park Hill.

6. SM Northwest;14-3

The Cougars rebounded from back-to-back losses with four consecutive victories.

7. Lee's Summit West;16-6

The Titans took a commanding lead in their conference with Wednesday’s win against Blue Springs South.

8. Blue Springs South;14-7

Only one team has beaten the Jaguars in the new year — Lee’s Summit West.

9. Truman;14-7

A five-game winning streak has the Patriots back in the poll.

10. Grain Valley;19-3

The high-scoring Eagles have won 14 straight, including two tournament championships.


1. Bishop Miege;17-0

Although the Stags are undefeated, two of their last three games went into overtime.

2. Paola;17-0

The Panthers have only had four games decided by single digits.

3. St. Pius X;20-4

The Warriors record assists on 43 percent of their baskets.

4. Piper;13-4

Four Pirates reached double figures in a 94-17 victory Tuesday against Turner.

5. Odessa;18-5

The Bulldogs have won five straight and enter the poll for the first time this season.