Preps notebook: Free State wrestling remains undefeated after two convincing wins

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Free State's Eric Streeter competes in a match Wednesday night at Atchison County Community High School on Dec. 17, 2020. The Firebirds improved to 7-0 on the year after two convincing victories in Wednesday's double dual.

Free State’s wrestling squad remains perfect on the season after two convincing wins during a double dual Wednesday night at Atchison County Community High School.

The Firebirds earned a 61-18 win over Atchison County and a 60-12 victory over Atchison High School on the night. With those two wins, Free State improves to 7-0 on the year under first-year coach Randy Streeter.

Because plenty of wrestlers got involved — along with some openings in the opposing lineup — only a handful of Free State wrestlers competed in and won both of their matches. Nolan Bradley did so in the 106-pound weight class, earning a tech fall against Atchison County and pinned his opponent in the dual against Atchison High.

Laython Biddle won both of his matches in the 160-pound weight class, including one by a tech fall. Matthew Marcum pinned both of his opponents in the 170-pound weight class, and Austin Burenheide did the same in the 182-pound weight class. Cole Rorick also won both his matches by fall in the 195-pound weight class.

Many other wrestlers earn victories for the Firebirds. Eric Streeter earned a tech fall victory and won another match by forfeit. Caleb Streeter, who was back in action after missing the previous meet, also won one match by fall and another by forfeit.

In girls wrestling, Madyson Gray (138-pound weight class) and Clare Benton (132-pound weight class) both won their respective matches against Atchison High.

FSHS will face a tougher test next time out, as it travels to Olathe West on Saturday for a quadrangular. One of Free State’s opponents will be Junction City, which is a team that ranks No. 7 in Class 6A.

The meet is slated to begin at 9 a.m.

Double dual

Wednesday at Atchison County Community High School

Free State 61, Atchison County 18

106: Nolan Bradley (FS) tech fall over Landon Burge (ACCHS)

113: Eric Streeter (FS) tech fall over Austin Smith (ACCHS)

120: Ezra Birdashaw (FS) dec over Landon Brown 8-4

126: Jett Barton (FS) received a FF

132: Mason Scholz fall over Madyson Gray (FS)

138: Caleb Streeter (FS) fall over Brodie Page (ACCHS)

145: Colby Smith (ACCHS) fall over Ben Mellenbruch (FS)

152: Bricen Lee (ACCHS) fall over Zach Shepley (FSHS)

160: Laython Biddle (FSHS) tech fall Carter Page (ACCHS)

170: Matthew Marcum fall over Conner Simmers (ACCHS)

182: Austin Burenheide by fall over Gunnar Koontz (ACCHS)

195: Cole Rorick (FSHS ) by fall over Ethan Ramirez (ACCHS)

220: Alex Allison (FSHS) by fall over Tyler McCrae (ACCHS)

285: Preston Tran (FSHS) by fall over Sebastian Longbrake (ACCHS)

Free State 60, Atchison High 12

106: Nolan Bradley (FS) fall over Chris Tschauder (ATCH)

113: Eric Streeter received a FF

120: Archer Willis (ATCH) dec Ezra Birdashaw (FSHS)

126: D’onte Goodman fall over over John Collins (ATCH)

132: Jett Barton (FSHS) received a FF

138: Caleb Streeter (FSHS) received a FF

145: Ben Mellenbruch (FSHS) received a FF

152: Zach Shepley (FSHS) dec Cairo (ATCH)

160: Laython Biddle (FSHS) dec Jake Rebant (ATCH)

170: Matthew Marcum (FSHS ) fall over Walker (ATCH)

182: Austin Burenheide (FSHS) fall over Caleb Aversman (ATCH)

195: Cole Rorick (FSHS) fall over La’Vonte McGowen (ATCH)

220: Ethan Watson dec Alex Allison (FSHS)

285: Nathan Blakely fall over Preston Tran (FSHS)

Girls Varsity

138: Madyson Gray (FSHS) fall over Servaes (ATCH)

132: Clare Benton (FSHS) over Ostertag (ATCH)

LHS freshman Kevin Honas (red) works a pinning move on Free State’s Ben Mellenbruch (white) at the Sunflower League Meet at FSHS on Feb. 9, 2019

Lawrence wrestling drops two matches

Lawrence High’s wrestling team was also on the road on Wednesday, dropping both of its matches to two quality programs. The Lions suffered a 60-21 loss to Manhattan High and dropped a 48-19 decision to Olathe North during Olathe North’s triangular.

Kevin Honas won both of his matches in the 120-pound weight class for LHS. He defeated Jantzen Borge of Manhattan by fall and earned a victory via major decision (8-0) against Jacob Vasquez of Olathe North. Trey Medina also picked up two wins in the 145-pound weight class, one of which was by forfeit and the other came via fall.

Jack Elsten and Andrew Honas both won their respective matches against Manhattan. Elsten earned a win by fall in the 113-pound weight class, while Honas notched a victory by a 10-6 decision in the 106-pound weight class.

Tucker Corbin came away with a 8-7 decision win in the 182-pound weight class against Olathe North. Ralph Saldana was also given a win in the 195-pound weight class due to an opening in the Olathe North lineup.

The Lions return to action in January after the break.

Olathe North triangular

Wednesday at Olathe North

Manhattan (MANH) 60.0, Lawrence (LAWR) 21.0

106: Andrew Honas (LAWR) over Charles Fitzgerald (MANH) (Dec 10-6)

113: Jack Elsten (LAWR) over Jerek McClellan (MANH) (Fall 1:19)

120: Kevin Honas (LAWR) over Jantzen Borge (MANH) (Fall 2:22)

126: Jameal Agnew (MANH) over Noah Kirk (LAWR) (Fall 3:40)

132: Easton Taylor (MANH) over (LAWR) (For.)

138: Tucker Brunner (MANH) over Zach Razak (LAWR) (Fall 1:26)

145: Trey Medina (LAWR) over (MANH) (For.)

152: Devin Seibert (MANH) over (LAWR) (For.)

160: Saben Williams (MANH) over (LAWR) (For.)

170: Jaxon Vikander (MANH) over Anthony Morales (LAWR) (Fall 3:10)

182: Ben DeJesus (MANH) over Tucker Corbin (LAWR) (Fall 0:23)

195: Clayton Frehn (MANH) over Ralph Saldana (LAWR) (Fall 0:22)

220: TJ Tiede (MANH) over (LAWR) (For.)

285: Damion Ilalio (MANH) over (LAWR) (For.)

Olathe North (OLNO) 48, Lawrence (LAWR) 19.0

106: Casin Lawrence (OLNO) over Andrew Honas (LAWR) (Dec 11-5)

113: Cael Aderman (OLNO) over Jack Elsten (LAWR) (Dec 7-1)

120: Kevin Honas (LAWR) over Jacob Vasquez (OLNO) (MD 8-0)

126: Noah Kyes (OLNO) over (LAWR) (For.)

132: Joseph Triscorne (OLNO) over (LAWR) (For.)

138: Trevor Vasquez (OLNO) over Zach Razak (LAWR) (Fall 1:44)

145: Trey Medina (LAWR) over Alec Samuelson (OLNO) (Fall 0:37)

160: M. Cartegan (OLNO) over (LAWR) (For.)

170: Landon Wilkes (OLNO) over Anthony Morales (LAWR) (Fall 3:29)

182: Tucker Corbin (LAWR) over Alex King (OLNO) (Dec 8-7)

195: Ralph Saldana (LAWR) over (OLNO) (For.)

220: Carter Lahmeyer (OLNO) over (LAWR) (For.)

285: Jorge Gallegos (OLNO) over (LAWR) (For.)

Free State offensive lineman Turner Corcoran gives a flying bump to assistant coach Taylor Stuart after a touchdown against Olathe East during the first quarter on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Free State High School.

Turner Corcoran slated to start for Nebraska

Former Free State standout Turner Corcoran is slated to make his first collegiate start for Nebraska this weekend, according to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald.

Corcoran, who graduated from Free State a year ago, will start at left tackle for Nebraska’s road matchup against Rutgers. Corcoran will be one of three freshmen starting on the offensive line for the Cornhuskers.

Coming out of high school, Corcoran was considered a four-star offensive tackle on Rivals and the top-ranked recruit in Kansas in the Class of 2020. He was tabbed the Journal-World all-area football player of the year during his senior season in 2019.

“We think he’s going to be a great player,” Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick told the Omaha World-Herald. “When we recruited him, we thought the same thing. He’s kind of surpassed our expectations, and we’re excited.”

The matchup between Nebraska (2-5) and Rutgers (3-5) is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday.


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