High School Sports

The Star’s high school athletes of the week (Jan. 15)

Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

SCHOOL: Liberty North

YEAR: Junior

SPORT: Basketball

Hughes, a 6-foot-7 forward, fought off double teams for 19 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks in a 48-38 win against Kearney last Friday.

| Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

Madison Piper

▪ SCHOOL: Lawrence Free State

▪ YEAR: Sophomore

▪ SPORT: Basketball

Piper knocked down five three-pointers on her way to a 27-point performance in Lawrence Free State's victory against Olathe North on Friday. She also scored 11 earlier in the week against Leavenworth. She is leading the Sunflower League with 17.1 points per game.

| Kathleen Gier, kgier@kcstar.com