Preps notebook: Firebirds win 2nd straight meet to start season
photo by: Nick Krug
Free State’s boys swim team claimed a second win in as many meets to start the newest campaign.
The Firebirds recorded six event victories to edge Manhattan High for first place in a quadrangular Wednesday at KSU Natatorium. FSHS finished with 362 points in the win, while LHS ended up in second with 361 points. Lawrence High placed fourth with a total score of 226 points.
Entering the final event, Free State was down by two events before winning the 400-yard freestyle relay. Brady Flynn, Devon Lyle, Jake Viscomi and Reilley Moore finished with a time of 3:29.10 to win the event.
FSHS also won the 200-yard medley relay to start the quadrangular. Viscomi, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Moore and Benjamin Vorthmann took the top spot with a time of 1:45.40.
The Firebirds also had four individuals win races to propel their team to another first-place finish. Vorthmann was the winner of the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.58, while Flynn finished first in the 50 freestyle with a mark of 23.94.
Moore clocked a time of 53.91 to take first in the 100-yard butterfly, though Viscomi and Sirimongkhon-Dyck were right behind him in the top three. Sirimongkhon-Dyck also finished first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:05.18.
For Lawrence, sophomore Salvador Good led the way with a second-place finish in the diving competition. Good scored 155.15 points, which trailed only Manhattan senior Zane Kohl in the event. Sophomore Giovani Lule-Paredes also placed third in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:32.19.
LHS had three individuals finish fourth in their respective events. Tyler Jones took fourth in the 200-yard freestyle with a mark of 1:56.51, while Braden Augustine placed fourth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:20.46. Luke Dunlap came in fourth in the 50 freestyle, finishing with a time of 25.18.
Both teams are back in action at 5 p.m. Friday at Olathe South.
Team scores: 1. Free State 362; 2. Manhattan 361; 3. Washburn Rural 354; 4. Lawrence High 226.
200 medley relay: 1. Brady Flynn, Devon Lyle, Jake Viscomi, Reilley Moore, FSHS, 1:45.40; 5. Devon Lyle, Zach Bollinger, John Kelley, David Stuart, FS, 1:56.30; 7. Braden Augustine, Andrew Severn, Giovani Lule-Parades, Luke Dunlap, LHS, 1:57.82.
200 freestyle: 1. Benjamin Vorthmann, FS, 1:52.58; 4. Tyler Jones, LHS, 1:56.51; 9. Nathan Stoddard, LHS, 2:12.14; 10. Trenton Hartman, FS, 2:14.14; 14. JJ Smith, LHS, 2:24.45; 15. Max bates, FS, 2:24.54.
50 freestyle: 1. Brady Flynn, FS, 23.94; 3. David Stuart, FS, 24.63; 4. Luke Dunlap, LHS, 25.18; 12. Andrew Severn, LHS, 26.45; 16. Logan Grose, 27.28.
Diving: 2. Salvador Good, 155.15; 4. Keyan Crawford, LHS, 149.30; 7. Aiden Holt, FS, 101.75.
100 butterfly: 1. Reilly Moore, FS, 53.91; 2. Jake Viscomi, FS, 1:00.18; 3. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 1:00.97; 5. Tyler Jones, LHS, 1:01.79.
100 freestyle: 2. Brady Flynn, FS, 52.15; 3. Finn VanDyke, FS, 54.55; 5. David Stuart, FS, 56.33; 6. John Kelley, FS, 56.58; 9. Trenton Hartman, FS, 58.46; 14. Ricardo Oliveira, FS, 1:04.36; 15. Jack Anderson, LHS, 1:04.59; 19. Jake Signor, LHS, 1:05.37.
500 freestyle: 3. Giovani Lule Paredes, LHS, 5:32.19; 5. Jake Viscomi, FS, 5:57.90; 6. Nathan Stoddard, LHS, 5:59.20; 7. Jacob Heinz, FS, 6:03.76; 10. Nicholas Burkey, FS, 6:54.70.
200 freestyle relay: 2. Brady Flynn, Trenton Hartman, David Stuart, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 1:35.18; 3. Luke Dunlap, Tyler Jones, Andrew Severn, Braden Augustine, LHS, 1:40.07.
100 backstroke: 3. Devon Lyle, FS, 1:02.02; 5. Finn VanDyke, FS, 1:05.19; 8. Alexander Moore, FS, 1:12.93; 10. Alexander Arnone, LHS, 1:17.15; 11. Jack Anderson, LHS, 1:26.97; 12. Andrew Augustine, LHS, 1:27.37; 13. Chase Reed, LHS, 1:34.30.
100 breastroke: Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 1:05.12; 5. Andrew Severn, LHS, 1:15.25; 6. Logan Groes, LHS, 1:15.34; 9. JJ Smith, LHS, 1:20.57; 10. Viet Nguyen, GS, 1:20.91; 14. Reed Pfeifer, LHS, 1:23.74; 15. Owen Polson, FS, 1:36.23.
400 freestyle relay: 1. Brady Flynn, Devon Lyle, Jake Viscomi, Reilley Moore, FS, 3:29.10; 5. Tyler Jones, Giovani Lule-Paredes, Luke Dunlap, Braden Augustine, LHS, 3:47.84.
Firebirds net all-state honors
Free State’s football team had a trio of players named to the first team in Class 6A.
Junior offensive lineman Turner Corcoran, along with seniors Jax Dineen and Keenan Garber, were named to the first team. Dineen, who was the Sunflower League player of the year, served as a running back and a linebacker. He ran for over a 100 yards in nine consecutive games during the team’s 10-1 campaign.
Garber, a receiver, scored 20 offensive touchdowns through the air and on the ground. Garber also played safety for the Firebirds, who were eliminated by Manhattan High in the 6A quarterfinals.
Junior Lovette Epelle was named honorable mention for his play on the defensive line. Senior linebacker Jalen Nash and junior quarterback/safety Malik Berry were recognized on the honorable mention, as well. Nash was the anchor of the defensive unit, and Berry threw for over 1,100 yard in his first season under center.