Preps notebook: LHS swim secures runner-up finish by winning five events

photo by: Chance Parker

Lawrence sophomore Giuliano Lule-Paredes launches off the wall during the backstroke in the boys swim dual against Free State Thursday afternoon at Lawrence High School on Dec. 10, 2020.

Behind five event victories, Lawrence High’s swim and dive team netted a runner-up finish at the Shawnee Mission South triangular on Tuesday at the Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center.

The Lions scored 95 points while winning five of the 12 events, trailing only Shawnee Mission South’s winning mark of 107 points. Manhattan finished in third place out of as many teams with 55 total points.

LHS won a pair of relays on the day. Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder and Maximilian Whittaker won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:35.87. Oral, Whittaker, Ryan Christian and Giuliano Lule-Paredes finished in first in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:34.04.

Giuliano Lule-Paredes also came away with a pair of individual victories. He clocked a time of 2:10.25 to win the 200 IM, while claiming the top spot in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 1:00.04. Oral also notched first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.88.

Lawrence will be back in action in January after the break.

Shawnee Mission South triangular

Tuesday at SM Aquatic Center

Team scores: 1. SM South 107; 2. Lawrence 95; 3. Manhattan 55.

200-yard medley relay: 2. Lawrence (Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Jack Tell, Maximilian Whittaker, Christopher Oral) 1:50.91.

200 freestyle: 2. Ryan Christian 1:57.11; 4. Trenton Snyder 2:02.60; 9. Carson Schraad 2:39.83.

200 IM: 1. Giuliano Lule-Paredes 2:10.25; 3. Jack Tell 2:25.90; 7. Andrew Augustine 2:35.85.

50 freestyle: 1. Christopher Oral 23.88; 15. Drake Khatib 28.86; 22. Adam Stoddard 34.22; 26. Cole Ahlander 38.94.

Diving: 3. Keyan Crawford 193.85; 4. Salvador Good 146.00.

100 butterfly: 3. Quinn Pleskac 1:07.74; 4. Giovani Lule-Paredes 1:08.13; 5. Andrew Augustine 1:09.38.

100 freestyle: 2. Maximilian Whittaker 51.03; 17. Carson Schraad 1:13.31; 19. Adam Stoddard 1:16.24.

500 freestyle: 2. Ryan Christian 5:29.55; 5. Trenton Snyder 5:54.87; 7. Drake Khatib 7:25.79.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder and Maximilian Whittaker) 1:35.87.

100 backstroke: 1. Giuliano Lule-Paredes 1:00.04; 4. Quinn Pleskac 1:11.04.

100 breaststroke: 3. Jack Tell 1:12.99; 6. Giovani Lule-Paredes 1:16.19.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Ryan Christian, Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Maximilian Whittaker) 3:34.04.

Veritas basketball picks up two wins

The Veritas boys basketball team won two games in as many days to start the week.

Veritas secured a 74-69 victory over Manhattan Chief on Monday in its first home game in the new gym. The Eagles (3-1) responded by cruising to a 71-33 road win over Northeast Kansas Saints on Tuesday night.

In Tuesday’s win, both Will Rau and Will Bartkoski each scored 20 points for VCHS. Rau went 9-for-12 from the floor, while Bartkoski shot 8-of-11 on the night. Brennan Clements scored 11 points to join them in double figures.

Rau and Bartkoski both led the way for the Eagles on Monday as well. Rau scored a team-high 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting. Bartkoski poured in 21 points while going 8-for-11 from the floor. Jordan Donaldson ended up with 11 points to reach double figures as well.

Veritas will face Metro Academy on Thursday.

Tuesday: Veritas 71, NEK 33

Veritas 18 21 25 7 — 71

NEK 7 4 15 7 — 33

Monday: Veritas 74, Manhattan Chief 69

Manhattan 13 17 24 15 — 69

Veritas 20 11 16 27 — 74

Perry-Lecompton swept by Royal Valley

Both Perry-Lecompton basketball teams fell to Royal Valley on the road on Tuesday. PLHS girls suffered a 57-20 loss, while Perry-Lecompton boys dropped a 56-37 decision in the nightcap of the doubleheader.

Parker Stone had the best game of the night for Perry-Lecompton in the boys battle. Stone scored 24 points, knocking down five 3-pointers in the loss. He also hit four 2-point baskets. Brooke Metcalfe led the girls team with 8 points.

PLHS girls 4 6 6 4 — 20

Royal Valley 13 34 10 0 — 57

PLHS boys 13 12 5 7 — 37

Royal Valley 13 19 19 14 — 56

Tonganoxie girls crush Turner

Tonganoxie’s girls basketball team overwhelmed Turner for a 56-2 home win Tuesday night.

Senior Morgan Brusven, who is coming off a strong golf season in the fall, led THS with a team-high 16 points in the win. Junior Raegan Seba was right there in the mix as well, scoring 13 points for the Chieftains.

Eudora boys earn win

Eudora’s boys basketball team secured a 68-45 win over Bonner Springs on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals, who have to replace a lot of key players from last year’s squad, had a trio of players reach double figures. Senior center Justin Fawcett finished with a team-high 19 points on eight 2-point baskets.

Senior Ty Abts added 14 points on four 3-pointers, while sophomore Jaden Hamm tallied 10 points and netted four 2-point shots.

EHS (2-0) will travel to Tonganoxie on Thursday.


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