Preps notebook: City swim teams close out 2018 with strong showing

photo by: Nick Krug

Lawrence High's Tyler Jones dives into the water as he competes during the Boys 200-yard freestyle event of the Free State Quadrangular on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at Free State High School.

It was a clean sweep for the city boys swim and dive teams during Wednesday’s quadrangular at Shawnee Mission North.

Free State won 11 of the 12 events, including all three relays, to notch first place out of four teams, with 469 points. It marked the team’s third victory in four meets to start the season. Lawrence High won the only other event, which was diving, to place second with 338 points. Shawnee Mission North scored 324, while Olathe West finished with 74.

Sophomore sensation Reilley Moore continued his impressive start to the season, capturing two individual medals for the Firebirds. Moore won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:08.11, and he also finished first in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 49.65. Moore has now won seven individual crowns in four meets.

Freshman Benjamin Vorthmann also won two events, clocking a time of 55.20 to win the 100 butterfly and posting a mark of 56.60 to take first in the 100 backstroke. It marked the first time all season that Vorthmann has netted two individual victories in a single meet, as he has five such wins thus far.

The third Firebird to win two individual races Wednesday was senior Chad Anderson. Those marked his first individual wins of the young season. Anderson notched first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:08.50, while claiming the top spot in the 100 breastroke with a mark of 1:08.05.

In addition, sophomore Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck and senior Jake Viscomi finished with a first-place finish to help FSHS sweep the seven individual races. Sirimongkhon-Dyck placed first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:08.11, while Viscomi posted first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.94.

Sirimongkhon-Dyck now has four individual crowns, while Vicomi claimed his second first-place finish and first since the opening meet.

Free State won all three relays by at least three seconds. Vorthmann, Anderson, Viscomi and Sirimongkhon-Dyck took first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.61. Sophomore Brady Flynn, along with Viscomi, Sirimongkhon-Dyck and Moore, won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.25. Vorthmann, Viscomi, Anderson and Moore closed the meet with a time of 3:27.85 to win the 400 freestyle relay.

LHS sophomore Salvador Good was responsible for winning the only event that Free State did not place first in. Good scored 172.20 points to take first place in diving, which marked his first victory of the season.

Sophomore Tyler Jones recorded a pair of top-three finishes, as well, in individual races. He placed second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:11.68, and claimed third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.59.

Seniors Braden Augustine, Andrew Severn and Luke Dunlap, along with Jones, finished second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.30. Dunlap also tallied a third-place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.74, while Augustine collected a bronze in the 200 individual medley with a mark of 2:19.54.

Both teams will return to action Jan. 5 at Shawnee Mission Northwest.

Shawnee Mission North quadrangular

Team scores: 1. Free State 469; 2. Lawrence 338; 3. Shawnee Mission North 324; 4. Olathe West 74

FSHS/LHS results

200 medley relay: 1. Benjamin Vorthmann, Chad Anderson, Jake Viscomi, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 1:44.61; 3. Alexander Moore, Devon Lyle, John Kelley, Zach Bollinger, S, 1:56.65; 4. Giovani Lule-Paredes, Logan Grose, Alexander Armone, Andrew Severn, LHS, 2:00.64.

200 freestyle: 1. Reilley Moore, FS, 1:49.55; 3. Tyler Jones, LHS, 1:57.59; 4. Brady Flynn, FS, 2:00.21; 5. Finn VanDyke, FS, 2:02.93; 6. Nathan Stoddard, LHS, 2:13.92; 9. JJ Smith, LHS, 2:29.93; 11. Niels Braaten, FS, 2:34.21.

200 IM: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 2:08.11; 3. Braden Augustine, LHS, 2:19.54; 4. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 2:23.40; 6. Jacob Heinz, FS, 2:30.13; Alexander Moore, FS, 2:38.32.

50 freestyle: 1. Jake Viscomi, FS, 23.94; 3. Luke Dunlap, LHS, 24.74; 5. John Kelley, FS, 26.35; 7. Andrew Severn, LHS, 26.48; 8. Ricardo Oliveria, FS, 26.80; 9. Zach Bollinger, FS, 27.01; 11. Jack Morse, LHS, 27.47; 12. Aiden Basore, FS, 27.54; 14. Logan Grose, LHS, 27.84; 15. Max Bates, FS, 28.59; 16. Jack Anderson, LHS, 28.75; 17. Viet Nguyen, FS, 28.87; 18. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 28.92; 19. Nicholas Burket, FS, 29.13; 20. Chase Reed, LHS, 29.55.

Diving: 1. Salvador Good, LHS, 172.20; 3. Keyan Crawford, LHS, 168.35; 4. Jack Keathley-Helms, FS, 96.10.

100 butterfly: 1. Benjamin Vorthmann, FS, 55.20; 2. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 58.54; 5. John Kelley, FS, 1:11.19; 6. Alexander Arnone, LHS, 1:22.99.

100 freestyle: 1. Reilley Moore, FS, 49.65; 2. Brady Flynn, FS, 52.39; 3. Devon Lyle, FS, 52.62; 4. Braden Augustine, LHS, 53.39; 7. Luke Dunlap, LHS, 58.62; 8. Max Bates, FS, 1:02.20; 12. Jake Signor, LHS, 1:04.06; 13. Jack Morse, LHS, 1:04.91; 14. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 1:04.93; 15. Niels Braaten, FS, 1:05.49.

500 freestyle: 1. Chad Anderson, FS, 5:08.50; 2. Tyler Jones, LHS, 5:11.69; 3. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 5:33.12; 4. Jacob Heinz, FS, 5:59.67; 5. Nathan Stoddard, LHS, 6:11.52; 6. Nicholas Burket, GS, 6:42.16; 7. JJ Smith, LHS, 7:03.19.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Jake Viscomi, Brady Flynn, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Reilley Moore, FS, 1:34.25; 2. Braden Augustine, Andrew Severn, Luke Dunlap, Tyler Jones, LHS, 1:40.30.

100 backstroke: 1. Benjamin Vorthmann, FS, 56.60; 3. Finn VanDyke, FS, 1:05.56; 5. Alexander Moore, FS, 1:09.55; 6. Alexander Arnone, LHS, 1:18.43; 7. Jack Anderson, LHS, 1:24.01; 8. Braden Augustine, LHS, 1:24.86; 9. Chase Reed, LHS, 1:25.29.

100 breastroke: 1. Chad Anderson, FS, 1:08.05; 2. Devon Lule, FS, 1:08.16; 3. Logan Grose, LHS, 1:16.57; 5. Andrew Severn, LHS, 1:17.71; 6. Zach Bollinger, FS, 1:18.92; 8. Viet Nguyen, FS, 1:20.67; 10. Aiden Basore, FS, 1:22.80.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Benjamin Vorthmann, Jake Viscomi, Chad Anderson, Reilley Moore, FS, 3:27.85; 3. Tyler Jones, Giovani Lule-Paredes, Luke Dunlap, Braden Augustine, LHS, 3:45.26.

FSHS football earns KFBCA honors

Free State’s football team continues to get recognition following its 10-1 campaign in 2018.

Head coach Bob Lisher, who announced his retirement after the team’s loss to Manhattan in the 6A quarterfinals, was named the coach of the year by the Kansas Football Coaches Association. The Firebirds won the Sunflower League title with a convincing run through the regular season.

Senior Keenan Garber, a Kansas State commit, earned a first-team selection as a receiver. Senior linebacker Jax Dineen, the league’s player of the year, was the lone defensive representative.

FSHS did not let its opponent score until the fourth week of the season, posting three consecutive shutouts to begin the year.

Lions return to top-10 in 6A

The LHS girls basketball team is back to being ranked after dropping out completely following its season-opening loss to Topeka High.

In the most recent poll by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, which was released earlier this week, the Lions were listed at No. 10 in Class 6A. LHS is 3-1, and won’t return to action until Jan. 4 for the Sunflower League opener against Gardner-Edgerton.

Baldwin, the defending 4A state champion, was the only other area girls basketball team ranked in the latest poll. The Bulldogs are listed at No. 6 in Class 4A after starting the season off by winning each of their first three games.

Lawrence boys are still listed at No. 2 in Class 6A, starting the season off with a 3-1 record. Free State (2-0) is ranked No. 4 in Class 6A, though the team was listed at No. 3 in the preseason poll. Bishop Seabury, meanwhile, is ranked No. 3 in Class 2A.

Veritas downs Christ Prep

The Veritas boys basketball team scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to record a 59-44 win over Christ Prep Thursday night.

Tucker Flory scored a game-high 27 points for the Eagles, as he went 12-for-15 from the floor. Will Rau and Trey Huslig each finished with nine points in the win. Rau also collected a team-best seven rebounds and paced the squad with three assists.

Veritas (9-4) plays host to Manhattan CHIEF at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Veritas (59)

Trey Huslig 9, Reed Wilson 0, Jackson Rau 5, Will Ru 9, Will Eagleman 2, Scott Weinhold 7, Tucker Flory 27, Brennan Clements 0.

Bishop Seabury holds off University Academy

The Bishop Seabury boys basketball team made enough plays down the stretch to secure a 59-57 win over University Academy Thursday night in the Grandview Christian tournament.

Sophomore Stavian Jones, who finished with 14 points, made a pair of clutch free throws at the end to finish off the narrow victory for the Seahawks. Zach Block led the way for Bishop Seabury, scoring 19 points by hitting seven shots from the floor.

With the win, Bishop Seabury will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday for the second round of the tournament.

Bishop Seabury (59)

Jones 14, Hertzog 0, Ramirez 8, C. Nelson 0, Bayliss 2, Bloch 19, L. Nelson 0, Green 11, Hornberger 5, French 0.

University Academy (57)

Whitelaw 0, Hazly 2, Terrell 2, Strong 21, Taylor 18, Clark 2, McCoy 12, Kasey 0, Howard 0.

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