Preps notebook: FSHS tennis takes 2nd at LHS Invitational; Lawrence claims 6th

Free State's Henry Six gets ready to serve in a match on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Lawrence High School.

Behind a balanced attack, Free State’s boys tennis team took second out of six teams at the Lawrence High Invitational Friday at LHS.

The Firebirds scored 16 points as a team, finishing seven points shy of event winner Shawnee Mission East. Lawrence placed sixth in its own meet, scoring eight points. Cooper Wright and Kanak Masten recorded 4 points as Lawrence’s No. 1 doubles tandem.

Free State got 6 points from its top doubles team in Trey Melvin and Davis Steadman. Sawyer Nickel netted 5 points for the Firebirds as the top single player. Nickel won both matches during pool play, as did Melvin and Steadman.

Lawrence won’t be back in action until the Sunflower League meet Wednesday. Free State will travel to Junction City at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Team standings: 1. SM East 23; 2. Free State 16; 3. SM South 15; 4. Olathe Northwest 13; 5. SM West 9; 6. LHS 8.

LHS results

LHS vs. SME, 0-4 — Drew Dean loses to Jake Louiselle, 8-0; Kirk Johnson loses to Blake Eaton, 8-0; Cooper Wright and Kanak Masten lose to Leatherwood/Tilton, 8-0; Cuyler Dunn and Ryan Logan lose to Freund/Mosher, 8-0.

LHS vs. ONW, 1-3 — Dean loses to Louis Lambert, 8-0; Johnson loses to Gentry Boland, 8-1; Wright/Masten def. Burnham/Ornelas, 8-2; Dunn/Logan lost to Ragland/Lindsay, 8-7 (9).

Final round, 2-1 — Dean loses to Peyton Peck, 8-1; Johnson loses to Zaine Britain, 8-1; Wright/Masten def. Gatti/Rope, 8-6; Logan/Dunn def. Crowder/Rongish

FSHS results

FSHS vs. SM West, 3-1 — Sawyer Nickel def. Abhirup Mukerjee, 8-1; Zaine Britain loses to Weston Moore, 8-0; Trey Melvin and Davis Steadman def. Kaiser Judy, 8-2; Ben Melvin and Henry Six def. Crowder/Rongish, 8-3.

FSHS vs. SMS, 2-2 — Nickel def. Peyton Peck, 8-3; Britain loses to Garrett Dobbelaere, 8-6; T. Melvin/Steadman def. Gatti/Rope, 8-5; B. Melvin/Six lose to Belanger/Zeller, 8-5.

Final round, Nickel loses to Jake Louiselle, Def 1-0; Britain def. Johnson, 8-1; T. Melvin/Steadman def. Leatherwood/Tilton, 8-6; B. Melvin/Six lose to Ragland/Lindsay, 8-6.

LHS softball suffers 17-0 loss

For the third consecutive game, Lawrence’s softball team was unable to score a run.

LHS (1-9) was shut out in its 17-0 loss against Shawnee Heights Friday night at the Shawnee Mission softball complex. Over the last three shutouts, the Lions have been outscored by 47 runs.

Lawrence will face St. Thomas Aquinas at 9 a.m. Saturday.

FSHS girls soccer claims 1-1 draw

Free State’s girls soccer team recorded a 1-1 draw with Topeka High Friday night.

After a hard-fought game, the Firebirds are now 1-5-2 on the year. Junior Anabella Wiles scored the lone goal of the contest for Free State. FSHS will play host to Olathe West at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Eagles post 2-1 clip

It was a wild week for the Veritas baseball team.

All three games for the Eagles featured lopsided shutouts. Veritas thrashed Topeka Heritage for a 23-0 win Monday night before dropping a 15-0 decision to Lansing Tuesday night. VHS then took down Wichita Homeschool for a 13-0 victory Thursday night.

Tucker Flory led the offensive attack with six hits, including a triple and a homer, to go along with six RBIs. Reed Wilson collected four hits, notching one double and two RBIs. Draven Webb was 4 for 7 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs in three games.

Will Bartkoski tossed five shutout innings, allowing one hit to go along with seven strikeouts and one walk. Wilson pitched 2 1/3 scoreless frames, striking out three batters and walking one to earn a win in his lone start.

Lions notch shutout

Coming off a 6-0 loss to Olathe South, the Lawrence High girls soccer team got back in the win column in a big way.

LHS eased its way to a 3-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North Thursday night. The Lions improved to 3-5 on the season, and will find a lot about their team over the next two weeks. Lawrence plays six games over the next two weeks.

Lawrence travels to Pembroke Hill at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

LHS girls swim wins meet, FSHS places 2nd

For the seventh time in as many meets, the Lawrence High girls swim and dive team finished first in the team standings.

LHS scored 483 points to win a quadrangular at Free State Thursday night. Free State scored 357.5 points to place second out of four teams. The Lions won 11 of the 12 events, including all three relay races.

A pair of LHS swimmers won multiple events. Emily Guo won the 200 freestyle (2:00.11) and 100 butterfly (59.15). Madi Heckman won the 50 freestyle (25.39) and 100 freestyle (56.37).

Marian Frick won the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:09.34, while Morgan Jones placed first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:16.30. Iris Sherron clinched first in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 1:04.90, and Eden Kingery netted first in the diving competition by scoring 230.35 points.

For Free State, Kasey Dunn finished as a runner-up in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle. Payton Krug placed second in the 200 IM for the Firebirds.

Both teams will be back in action for a meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at FSHS.

FSHS Quadrangular

Team scores: 1. LHS 483; 2. Free State 357.5; 3. Washburn Rural 329.5; 4. Olathe West 117.

200 medley relay: 1. Iris Sherron, Marian Frick, Aubrey Fischer, Jamie Abernathy, LHS, 1:55.75; 2. Abbey Hossler, Payton Krug, Kasey Dunn, Emma Day, FS, 2:03.62.

200 freestyle: 1. Emily Guo, LHS, 2:00.11; 2. Kasey Dunn, FS, 2:01.94; 3. Maddie Dean, LHS, 2:07.57; 4, Ali Jones, LHS, 2:08.38; 6. Haleigh Dahl, FS, 2:20.23; 7. Nisa Kay Khosh, FS, 2:20.53; 8. Naomi Soderling, FS, 2:23.83; 9. Haven Bellerive, LHS, 2:30.04.

200 IM: 2. Payton Krug, FS, 2:20.02; 3. Marian Frick, LHS, 2:23.21; 6. Nora Agah, FS, 2:42.47; 7. Grace Shroyer, LHS, 2:44.03; 8. Richa Joshi, FS, 2:46.41; 10. Anna Marburger, LHS, 2:49.99; 11. Lisa Yang, LHS, 2:50.50; 12. Anastasia Bunting, FS, 2:53.46.

50 freestyle: 1. Madi Heckman, LHS, 25.39; 2. Aubrey Fischer, LHS, 26.02; 4. Carmen Braden, LHS, 27.00; 5. Jamie Abernathy, LHS, 27.10; 6. Morgan Jones, LHS, 27.43; 7. Megan Drumm, LHS, 27.65; 8. Brooke Wroten, LHS, 27.72; 9. Abbey Hossler, FS, 28.53; 10. Iris Sherron, LHS, 28.67; 11. Lillian Derby, LHS, 28.94; 12. Lily Thompson, FS, 29.10.

Diving: 1. Eden Kingery, LHS, 230.35; 3. Monica Kimmel, FS, 205.00; 4. Beth Brandt, LHS, 176.94; 5. Tori Crockett, FS, 159.55; 6. Audrey Hoey-Kummerow, FS, 139.70; 10. Nancy Mai, LHS, 128.25.

100 butterfly: 1. Emily Guo, LHS, 59.15; 2. Kasey Dunn, FS, 1:01.03; 3. Megan Drumm, LHS, 1:09.50; 4. Nora Agah, FS, 1:09.67; 7. Anna Marburger, LHS, 1:18.07; 8. Lisa Yang, LHS, 1:18.70; 10. Anotida Chikanda, FS, 1:37.84.

100 freestyle: 1. Madi Heckman, LHS, 56.37; 3. Emma Day, FS, 1:01.94; 5. Brooke Wroten, LHS, 1:03.09; 7. Lillian Derby, LHS, 1:05.21; 9. Alayna Baker, FS, 1:06.60; 10. Haven Bellerive, LHS, 1:06.82; 11. Lily Thompson, FS, 1:06.92; 12. Logan White, FS, 1:08.99; 14. Nethni Weerasekara, FS, 1:10.50; 15. Emma-Frances Smith, LHS, 1:10.74.

500 freestyle: 1. Morgan Jones, LHS, 5:16.30; 3. Carmen Braden, LHS, 5:37.38; 4. Jillian Wilson, LHS, 6:01.14; 5. Nisa Kay Khosh, FS, 6:03.42; 6. Haleigh Dahl, FS, 6:03.91; 7. Naomi Soderling, FS, 6:29.90; 8. Richa Joshi, FS, 6:33.25; 12. Emily Esparza, LHS, 7:46.89.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Marian Frick, Aubrey Fischer, Madi Heckman, Emily Guo, LHS, 1:44.23; 3. Morgan Jones, Ali Jones, Maddie Dean, Megan Drumm, LHS, 1:49.32; 5. Abbey Hossler, Lily Thompson, Alayna Baker, Emma Day, FS, 1:57.52.

100 back: 1. Iris Sherron, LHS, 1:04.90; 2. Jamie Abernathy, LHS, 1:09.44; 3. Jillian Wilson, LHS, 1:09.59; 4. Abbey Hossler, FS, 1:10.17; 5. Emmaleigh Hancock, FS, 1:12.39; 7. Grace Shroyer, LHS, 1:13.02; 10. Anna Welton, FS, 1:18.39; 13. Lillian Wilson-Lewis, LHS, 1:22.28.

100 breast: 1. Marian Frick, LHS, 1:09.34; 3. Payton Krug, FS, 1:12.26; 4. Maddie Dean, LHS, 1:13.28; 5. Aubrey Fischer, LHS, 1:14.90; 6. Ali Jones, LHS, 1:15.63; 8. Emma Day, FS, 1:19.61; 9. Rose Pilakowski, FS, 1:22.52; 10. Mara Manolescu, LHS, 1:22.89; 13. Mina Khosh, FS, 1:26.75; 15. Rudy Benton, FS, 1:28.80.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Morgan Jones, Jamie Abernathy, Madi Heckman, Emily Guo, LHS, 3:49.73; 3. Kasey Dunn, Richa Joshi, Nora Agah, Payton Krug, FS, 4:09.01.


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