City swimmers make all-league

Four Free State high swimmers and one from Lawrence High were named to the All-Sunflower League first team after Saturday’s league meet at Olathe Prairie Trail Middle School.

Firebirds Jack Ziegler and Jordan Portela tied Shawnee Mission East’s Benjamin Schmatz for high-point honors. Free State’s Josh Terrell and Evan Eskilson and Lawrence’s Stephen Johnson also made the first team.

Free State’s Evan Yoder made second team, while teammate Nolan Stoppel earned honorable mention.

2014 All-Sunflower League team

First team: Jack Ziegler, sr., Free State; Jordan Portela, so., Free State; Benjamin Schmatz, sr., Shawnee Mission East; Ryan Sweat, jr., Shawnee Mission South; Aidan Holbrook, fr., Shawnee Mission East; Josh Terrell, sr., Free State; Dylan Walters, sr., Olathe East; Evan Eskilson, fr., Free State; Hayden Linscott, so., Shawnee Mission East; Stephen Johnson, fr., Lawrence High; Patrick Hornung, sr., Shawnee Mission East; Brant Pitcarin (diver), jr., Olathe Northwest.

Second team: Evan Yoder, so., Free State; Carter Kirkland, fr., Shawnee Mission East; Max Stoneking, so., Olathe South; Austin Lee, so., Olathe East; Jack Snyder, sr., Shawnee Mission West; Jacob Ockerhausen, sr., Olathe East; Tyler Cunningham, fr., Shawnee Mission East; Christian Hense, so., Shawnee Mission East; Evan Root, fr., Shawnee Mission East; Jackson Conrad (diver), sr., Shawnee Mission South.

Honorable mention: Joe McGuire, so., Shawnee Mission East; Nolan Stoppel, sr., Free State; Luke Wardle, jr., Olathe South; Albert Winemiller, sr., Olathe East; Jake Gartenberg, so., Olathe East; Ian Longan, so., Shawnee Mission East; Ben Iba, sr., Shawnee Mission South; Ryan Gabrielson, sr., Olathe East; Hunter Bravence, sr., Olathe East; Josh Read (diver), sr., Olathe Northwest.