High School Sports

The Star’s high school athletes of the week for Oct. 22

Bailey Baird
Bailey Baird

Jay Johnston

SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Soccer

Johnston led the Saints to back-to-back overtime victories with golden goals. The first came in a 2-1 victory against Washburn Rural, who is ranked first in the state, and the second was a 2-1 victory against Blue Valley Southwest, who is ranked fifth. He now has three goals this season.

| Kathleen Gier, kgier@kcstar.com

Bailey Baird

SCHOOL: Lee's Summit

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Softball

In a 13-0 sectional win against Liberty North on Saturday, Baird hit two home runs and drove in five runs to help the Tigers advance to the Missouri Class 4 state tournament a year after they won the title. Baird, a Central Missouri commit, leads the team with a .439 average, eight home runs, 28 RBI, 29 runs scored and 13 stolen bases this season.

| Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

Jay Johnston

▪ SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas

▪ YEAR: Senior

▪ SPORT: Soccer

Johnston led the Saints to back-to-back overtime victories with golden goals. The first came in a 2-1 victory against Washburn Rural, who is ranked first in the state, and the second was a 2-1 victory against Blue Valley Southwest, who is ranked fifth. He now has three goals this season.

| Kathleen Gier, kgier@kcstar.com

Bailey Baird

▪ SCHOOL: Lee's Summit

▪ YEAR: Senior

▪ SPORT: Softball

In a 13-0 sectional win against Liberty North on Saturday, Baird hit two home runs and drove in five runs to help the Tigers advance to the Missouri Class 4 state tournament a year after they won the title. Baird, a Central Missouri commit, leads the team with a .439 average, eight home runs, 28 RBI, 29 runs scored and 13 stolen bases this season.

| Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

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