Preps notebook: LHS wrestling sends 3 individuals to podium; Fincher places 4th for FSHS

Lawrence High's Kevin Honas sends Free State's Ezra Birdashaw to the mat during the 120 pound match on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at Lawrence High School.

Four city wrestlers found the podium this weekend at two different tournaments across the state.

Lawrence High had a trio of individuals earn a top-six finishes at the SEK Invitational at Chanute on Saturday. The Lions, who scored 43 points as a team, ultimately finished in a tie for 14th place out of 18 squads. Chanute won the whole event with 248.5 points as a team.

Kevin Honas led LHS with a runner-up finish in the 120-pound weight class. After receiving a bye in the first round, Honas won back-to-back matches before falling to Kael Pappan of Arkansas City in the championship match. Honas is now 22-6 on the season for the Lions.

Jack Elsten (106-pound weight class) and Trey Medina (152-pound weight class) also placed sixth in their respective division for LHS. Elsten is now 18-14 on the year, while Medina improved to 18-7 this season.

Free State only had one individual find the podium in the 62nd Rocky Welton Invitational at Garden City over the weekend. Lou Fincher placed fourth in the 132-pound weight class, recording four wins in his six matches. Fincher now has a 22-8 overall record.

The Firebirds finished 25th as a team with a total score of 48 points. Goddard scored 219.5 points en route to winning the 30-team event.

LHS results

Saturday at SEK Invitational

106: Jack Elsten (18-14) placed 6th and scored 6.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Jack Elsten (Lawrence) 18-14 won in sudden victory – 1 over Justin Kruse (Topeka-Seaman) 24-14 (SV-1 6-4)

Quarterfinal – Trent Clements (Chanute) 29-1 won by fall over Jack Elsten (Lawrence) 18-14 (Fall 1:17)

Cons. Round 2 – Jack Elsten (Lawrence) 18-14 won by decision over Gabe Beaman (Pittsburg) 17-12 (Dec 7-0)

Cons. Round 3 – Caleb Means (Wichita-Bishop Carroll) 21-10 won by injury default over Jack Elsten (Lawrence) 18-14 (Inj. 0:08)

5th Place Match – Braden Brimm (Independence) 14-7 won by medical forfeit over Jack Elsten (Lawrence) 18-14 (M. For.)

113: Hunter Girard (11-14) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Kolton Misener (Chanute) 28-4 won by fall over Hunter Girard (Lawrence) 11-14 (Fall 0:57)

Cons. Round 1 – Hunter Girard (Lawrence) 11-14 received a bye

Cons. Round 2 – Hunter Girard (Lawrence) 11-14 won by decision over Sam Gorges (Wichita-Bishop Carroll) 1-18 (Dec 4-0)

Cons. Round 3 – Corbin McIntier (Pittsburg) 17-10 won by fall over Hunter Girard (Lawrence) 11-14 (Fall 1:00)

120: Kevin Honas (22-6) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Kevin Honas (Lawrence) 22-6 received a bye

Quarterfinal – Kevin Honas (Lawrence) 22-6 won by fall over Trevor Kaub (Ottawa) 5-14 (Fall 1:13)

Semifinal – Kevin Honas (Lawrence) 22-6 won by decision over Trey Dillow (Chanute) 19-11 (Dec 7-5)

1st Place Match – Kael Pappan (Arkansas City) 24-6 won by fall over Kevin Honas (Lawrence) 22-6 (Fall 3:36)

126: Zach Razak (5-20) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Travis Miller (Overland Park-Blue Valley North) 16-11 won by fall over Zach Razak (Lawrence) 5-20 (Fall 1:17)

Cons. Round 1 – Peyton Wilderman (Frontenac) 16-16 won by fall over Zach Razak (Lawrence) 5-20 (Fall 1:50)

132: Logan Farrell (4-8) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Logan Farrell (Lawrence) 4-8 won by fall over Ryan Pacha (Wichita-Bishop Carroll) 17-14 (Fall 1:46)

Quarterfinal – Zach Keal (Shawnee-Mill Valley) 28-5 won by fall over Logan Farrell (Lawrence) 4-8 (Fall 1:29)

Cons. Round 2 – Cameron Smith (Topeka-Seaman) 20-9 won by decision over Logan Farrell (Lawrence) 4-8 (Dec 5-0)

Cons. Round 3 – Kyler Horton (Arkansas City) 5-4 won by medical forfeit over Logan Farrell (Lawrence) 4-8 (M. For.)

138: Will Mass (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Davis (Chanute) 16-6 won by fall over Will Mass (Lawrence) 0-2 (Fall 1:30)

Cons. Round 1 – Scotty Scrivner (Andover Central) 4-12 won by fall over Will Mass (Lawrence) 0-2 (Fall 3:26)

152: Trey Medina (18-7) placed 6th and scored 11.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Trey Medina (Lawrence) 18-7 won by fall over Christiane Stover (Pittsburg) 4-12 (Fall 1:54)

Quarterfinal – Trey Medina (Lawrence) 18-7 won by fall over Trenton Smith (Columbus) 19-10 (Fall 0:44)

Semifinal – Wil Jameson (Frontenac) 28-2 won by decision over Trey Medina (Lawrence) 18-7 (Dec 2-1)

Cons. Round 3 – Kaden Jacobson (Basehor-Linwood) 11-4 won by decision over Trey Medina (Lawrence) 18-7 (Dec 7-6)

5th Place Match – Kael Lane (Ottawa) 21-6 won by forfeit over Trey Medina (Lawrence) 18-7 (For.)

160: Tucker Corbin (3-9) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Payton Lewis (Augusta) 8-10 won by fall over Tucker Corbin (Lawrence) 3-9 (Fall 4:32)

Cons. Round 1 – Jacobi Sharpe (Coffeyville-Field Kindley) 12-15 won by fall over Tucker Corbin (Lawrence) 3-9 (Fall 2:02)

FSHS results

Saturday at Rocky Welton Invitational

106: Nolan Bradley (14-9) placed 13th and scored 6.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Nick Treaster (Newton) 27-1 won by tech fall over Nolan Bradley (Lawrence Free State) 14-9 (TF-1.5 5:27 (15-0))

Cons. Round 1 – Nolan Bradley (Lawrence Free State) 14-9 received a bye

Cons. Round 2 – Nolan Bradley (Lawrence Free State) 14-9 won by decision over Mio Cregan (St. James ) 15-12 (Dec 5-1)

Cons. Round 3 – Zach Eaton (Windsor) 24-10 won by decision over Nolan Bradley (Lawrence Free State) 14-9 (Dec 7-3)

Cons. Round 4 – Nolan Bradley (Lawrence Free State) 14-9 won by fall over Tanner Barrett (Blue Valley SW) 19-12 (Fall 2:17)

13th Place Match – Nolan Bradley (Lawrence Free State) 14-9 won by decision over Ashton Bennert (Randall) 29-15 (Dec 4-2)

113: Eric Streeter (10-13) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Skyler Hunt (Lewis-Palmer) 32-4 won by fall over Eric Streeter (Lawrence Free State) 10-13 (Fall 1:09)

Cons. Round 1 – Eric Streeter (Lawrence Free State) 10-13 received a bye

Cons. Round 2 – Jake Trusty (Windsor) 24-9 won by major decision over Eric Streeter (Lawrence Free State) 10-13 (MD 16-2)

120: Ezra Birdashaw (11-15) placed 16th and scored 4.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Wyatt Weber (Great Bend) 24-11 won by fall over Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 11-15 (Fall 3:34)

Cons. Round 1 – Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 11-15 won by medical forfeit over Isaiah Baca (Pueblo Centennial) 3-4 (M. For.)

Cons. Round 2 – Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 11-15 won by decision over AJ Furnish (Andale) 18-9 (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 3 – Cole Cronk (Blue Valley SW) 29-11 won by fall over Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 11-15 (Fall 4:27)

Cons. Round 4 – Irving Mendez (Liberal) 17-10 won by medical forfeit over Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 11-15 (M. For.)

15th Place Match – Tyler Johnson (Olathe South) 23-11 won by medical forfeit over Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 11-15 (M. For.)

126: Ben Mellenbruch (7-11) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Brett Umentum (Blue Valley SW) 32-4 won by fall over Ben Mellenbruch (Lawrence Free State) 7-11 (Fall 0:46)

Cons. Round 1 – Kolbey Huneycutt (Goddard) 10-11 won by fall over Ben Mellenbruch (Lawrence Free State) 7-11 (Fall 0:24)

132: Lou Fincher (22-8) placed 4th and scored 20.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Lou Fincher (Lawrence Free State) 22-8 won by fall over Miguel Aguilera (Dodge City) 13-17 (Fall 0:24)

Champ. Round 2 – Lou Fincher (Lawrence Free State) 22-8 won by fall over Drake Anguiano (Ulysses) 4-13 (Fall 0:45)

Quarterfinal – Lou Fincher (Lawrence Free State) 22-8 won by decision over Xerarch Tungjaroenkul (Emporia) 28-3 (Dec 4-0)

Semifinal – Dominick Serrano (Windsor) 34-0 won by fall over Lou Fincher (Lawrence Free State) 22-8 (Fall 2:41)

Cons. Semi – Lou Fincher (Lawrence Free State) 22-8 won by fall over Steven Sellers (Garden City – White) 22-11 (Fall 0:52)

3rd Place Match – Xerarch Tungjaroenkul (Emporia) 28-3 won by decision over Lou Fincher (Lawrence Free State) 22-8 (Dec 1-0)

138: Caleb Streeter (20-8) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Streeter (Lawrence Free State) 20-8 won by decision over Jagger Reese (Ulysses) 10-12 (Dec 7-2)

Champ. Round 2 – Erick Dominguez (Garden City – Brown) 22-13 won by decision over Caleb Streeter (Lawrence Free State) 20-8 (Dec 11-6)

Cons. Round 2 – Rudy Hernandez (Dodge City) 26-16 won by decision over Caleb Streeter (Lawrence Free State) 20-8 (Dec 6-4)

145: Zach Shepley (5-15) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cameron Bowyer (Valley Center) 19-11 won by major decision over Zach Shepley (Lawrence Free State) 5-15 (MD 12-0)

Cons. Round 1 – Josiah Mobley (Scottsbluff) 7-22 won by fall over Zach Shepley (Lawrence Free State) 5-15 (Fall 2:52)

152: Matthew Marcum (6-7) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Noah Rivera (Pueblo East) 24-9 won by fall over Matthew Marcum (Lawrence Free State) 6-7 (Fall 5:39)

Cons. Round 1 – Owen Ridgeway (Great Bend) 15-10 won by major decision over Matthew Marcum (Lawrence Free State) 6-7 (MD 12-4)

170: Austin Burenheide (12-10) placed 13th and scored 6.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Zack Leskovac (Olathe South) 18-9 won by fall over Austin Burenheide (Lawrence Free State) 12-10 (Fall 5:18)

Cons. Round 1 – Austin Burenheide (Lawrence Free State) 12-10 received a bye

Cons. Round 2 – Austin Burenheide (Lawrence Free State) 12-10 won by decision over Stevan Vrban (Olathe North) 21-21 (Dec 3-1)

Cons. Round 3 – Joshua Pierson (Kearney) 22-17 won by major decision over Austin Burenheide (Lawrence Free State) 12-10 (MD 13-5)

Cons. Round 4 – Austin Burenheide (Lawrence Free State) 12-10 won by decision over Devin Quezada (Pueblo Centennial) 11-11 (Dec 5-2)

13th Place Match – Austin Burenheide (Lawrence Free State) 12-10 won by fall over Jake Engelbrecht (Andale) 5-3 (Fall 2:06)

182: Titus Birdashaw (6-9) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Blake Jouret (Olathe South) 28-7 won by fall over Titus Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 6-9 (Fall 0:55)

Cons. Round 1 – Titus Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 6-9 received a bye

Cons. Round 2 – Wyatt Hoeppner (La Junta) 22-8 won by fall over Titus Birdashaw (Lawrence Free State) 6-9 (Fall 1:26)

195: Cole Rorick (8-16) placed 15th and scored 10.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cole Rorick (Lawrence Free State) 8-16 won by fall over Tyler Aragon (Pueblo Centennial) 8-15 (Fall 3:57)

Champ. Round 2 – Kaden Glass (Goddard) 19-3 won by fall over Cole Rorick (Lawrence Free State) 8-16 (Fall 0:41)

Cons. Round 2 – Cole Rorick (Lawrence Free State) 8-16 won by injury default over Payton Russell (Bear Creek) 9-15 (Inj. 1:00)

Cons. Round 3 – Josh Bertholf (Dodge City) 17-8 won by major decision over Cole Rorick (Lawrence Free State) 8-16 (MD 12-4)

Cons. Round 4 – Jacob Watson (Canon City) 3-3 won by fall over Cole Rorick (Lawrence Free State) 8-16 (Fall 0:32)

15th Place Match – Cole Rorick (Lawrence Free State) 8-16 won by injury default over Tyler Aragon (Pueblo Centennial) 8-15 (Inj. 0:00)

BHS girls basketball claims third

Baldwin’s girls basketball team finished third in the Wellsville tournament.

After falling to Wellsville in the semifinals, Baldwin bounced back to earn a 50-43 win over Anderson County in the third-place game Saturday. The Bulldogs (11-2, No. 4 in Class 4A) jumped out to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter and never really looked back after that.

Riley Smith paced BHS with 13 points, but Josie Boyle joined her in double figures with a 10-point performance.

Baldwin will host Kansas City Piper at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Baldwin 17 9 15 9 — 50

Anderson County 4 14 12 13 — 43

Baldwin (50)

Karly Neufeld 6, Josie Boyle 10, Anna Burnett 6, Lauren Russell 8, Jenna Harvey 6, Riley Smith 13, Carly Fursman 1.

THS boys edge Jefferson West

The Tonganoxie boys basketball team earned a hard-fought 53-52 win Friday at Jefferson West. Despite a late surge by the hosts, THS (9-4, No. 7 in Class 4A) made enough plays down the stretch to pull out the road win.

Dallas Bond led the team in scoring with 15 points to go along with eight rebounds. Blake Poje recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rylee Beach and Heston Robbins added 10 and 9 points, respectively.

The THS girls (3-10), meanwhile, suffered a 38-30 loss to Jefferson West in the first game of the doubleheader.

Tonganoxie will host Shawnee Heights on Tuesday.

THS boys 14 10 14 15 — 53

Jefferson W 13 9 10 20 — 52

Perry-Lecompton boys win tourney, PLHS girls finish as runner-up

Both Perry-Lecompton basketball teams competed in the championship game of their respective midseason tournaments this past week.

Earlier in the week, PLHS boys (9-3) earned a 65-43 win over Jefferson County North to win the Valley Falls tournament. Parker Stone and Blake Farmer were named to the all-tournament team after helping the Kaws capture the title.

On Saturday, Perry-Lecomton’s girls basketball team (7-3) suffered a 58-50 loss to Jefferson County North in championship game of the Jefferson County North tournament. Blaise Ball, Jenna Keller and Katy Hurd were all selected to the all-tournament team.

Eudora splits with Ottawa

Eudora came away with one win and one loss in a home basketball doubleheader against Ottawa.

The EHS girls cruised to a 49-33 victory over Ottawa in an important league clash. Eudora (11-1, No. 6 in Class 4A) has now won nine games in a row, a streak that began on Dec. 13. The team’s lone loss was a 36-26 defeat against Kansas City Piper, a team ranked No. 2 in Class 4A.

In the nightcap of the doubleheader, EHS boys dropped a 53-45 decision to OHS. Eudora is now below .500 on the season with a 6-7 clip. The Cardinals have dropped five of their last seven games as well.

Eudora will travel to Baldwin on Friday.

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