Preps notebook: Bishop Seabury boys advance to semifinals of Baldwin Invitational

photo by: Carter Gaskins

Bishop Seabury's Zach Bloch (11) makes a pass to teammate Stavian Jones (22) in the second quarter Friday night at Haskell Indian Nations University on Jan. 17, 2020.

Despite facing a team in Class 4A, it was a similar result for the Bishop Seabury boys basketball team.

The Seahawks (7-0, No. 1 in Class) dominated in every aspect of their 78-30 win over Baldwin in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational on Tuesday at BHS. It is the sixth game in a row that BSA has won by double digits, including the team’s fifth win by at least 40 points.

Zach Bloch set the tone early by being active on the defensive end, and his teammates followed his lead. Against a 3-2 zone defense, the Seahawks did a nice job of getting the ball inside to Joao Carlos Ramirez and Luke Hornberger.

Four players finished in double figures for Bishop Seabury in the win. Bloch scored 20 points in a performance that featured a pair of triples. Stavian Jones poured in 17 points on seven 2-point baskets. Cobe Green finished with 14 points, and Ramirez added 12 points.

Jordan Barth finished with a team-high 8 points in a losing effort for Baldwin, which fell to 1-7 on the year with the defeat.

Now, Bishop Seabury prepares for its toughest test yet.

The Seahawks will face Augusta (7-2, No. 5 in Class 4A) in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday in a rematch of last year’s meeting during the semifinals of the same event. Augusta won that game by 30 before eventually finishing as a runner-up at the Class 4A state tournament.

“I’m excited to see how far we’ve come since then,” BSA coach Jonathan Raney said.

Bishop Seabury (78)

Enzo Karam 2, Sam Hertzog 5, Zach Bloch 20, Sam Bayliss 2, Stavian Jones 17, Cobe Green 14, Luke Hornberger 6, Joao Carlos Ramirez 12.

Baldwin (30)

Colby Zimmerman 2, Ian McCoy 6, Hunter Peacock 3, Jordan Barth 8, Ethan Eckman 5, Matthew Garber 4, Carson Clark 2

Baldwin Invitational

Round 1 results:

JC Harmon 65, Wellsville 29

Louisburg 63, Bishop Ward 25

Augusta 62, Anderson County 29

Bishop Seabury 68, Baldwin 30

Round 2 pairings:

Bishop Ward vs. Wellsville, 4 p.m.

Anderson County vs. Baldwin, 5:30 p.m.

Bishop Seabury vs. Augusta, 7 p.m.

JC Harmon vs. Louisburg, 8:30 p.m.

Eudora girls advance to semifinals

Only one area squad played well enough to advance to the right side of the bracket in the 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational.

Eudora’s girls basketball squad advanced to the semifinals with a 52-18 win over Metro Academy in the opening round on Tuesday. The Cardinals (7-1, No. 7 in Class 4A) have now won five games in a row since falling to Kansas City-Piper (No. 1 in Class 4A) on Dec. 11.

EHS will now face De Soto (No. 10 in Class 5A) at 3 p.m. Friday for a spot in the championship game.

Tonganoxie’s girls basketball team lost 50-48 in the final game on Tuesday to fall to the consolation side of the bracket. THS will square off with Wamego at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

On the boys side, both Eudora and Tonganoxie were on the losing end of opening-round tilts. Eudora dropped a 65-56 decision to Metro Academy, and Tonganoxie was handed a 61-50 defeat by De Soto.

Both teams will compete in the consolation side of the bracket on Thursday.

Round 1 girls basketball results:

De Soto 53, Bishop Ward 28

Eudora 52, Metro Academy 18

Bonner Springs 39, Wamego 36

Sumner Academy 50, Tonganoxie 48

Round 2 girls basketball pairings:

Bishop Ward vs. Metro Academy, 3 p.m. Thursday

Tonganoxie vs. Wamego, 4:30 p.m. Thursday

Eudora vs. De Soto, 3 p.m. Friday

Bonner Springs vs. Sumner Academy, 4:30 p.m. Friday

Round 1 boys basketball results:

Olathe West 80, Bonner Springs 51

Metro Academy 65, Eudora 56

Wamego 60, Maranatha Christian 52

De Soto 61, Tonganoxie 50

Round 2 boys basketball pairings:

Bonner Springs vs. Eudora, 6 p.m. Thursday

Maranatha vs. Tonganoxie, 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Olathe West vs. Metro Academy, 6 p.m.

Wamego vs. De Soto, 7:30 p.m. Friday

Veritas falls in McLouth Invitational

Despite taking an early lead, the Veritas boys basketball team suffered an 86-64 loss to Cair Paravel in the opening round of the McLouth Invitational.

VHS jumped out to a 19-18 lead in the opening period, but was unable to maintain momentum over the next two quarters. Cair Paravel scored 24 points in the second period to reclaim the lead, and the Eagles only scored 9 points in the third quarter in the eventual lopsided loss.

Three players scored in double figures for the Eagles in the loss, led by a 19-point performance from Will Bartkoski. Will Rau finished with 17 points, while Aden-Jay Baker added 16 points for VHS.

Veritas (6-10) will face Wathena Riverside in the second round on Friday.

Cair Paravel 18 24 18 26 — 86

Veritas 19 19 9 17 — 64

Veritas (64)

Will Rau 17, Will Bartkoski 19, Lawson Ream 2, Aden-Jay Baker 16, Ethan Bernet 2, Calvin Clements 3, Brennan Clements 5.

Round 1 results:

Maur Hill 57, Silver Lake 47

Hiawatha 64, Jeff West 51

Cair Paravel 86, Veritas 64

McLouth 48, Wathena Riverside 31

Round 2 pairings:

Cair Paravel vs. McLouth, 8 p.m. Thursday

Hiawatha vs. Maur Hill, 8:15 p.m. Thursday

Veritas vs. Wathena, 8 p.m. Friday

Silver Lake vs. Jeff West, 8:15 p.m. Friday

FSHS swim wins triangular

Free State’s boys swim and dive team appears to be hitting its stride at the right time.

The Firebirds netted their fourth first-place finish in as many meets since winter break when they won a triangular at Blue Valley Southwest on Tuesday. Free State won the event with a team score of 84 points, which was nearly 30 points better than runner-up Blue Valley West.

FSHS won eight of the 12 events, including the 200-yard medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay. Reilley Moore netted two individual victories in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Benjamin Vorthmann won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle.

Elliott Ahlvers won the diving competition for the Firebirds, while Jacob Heinz finished with the best mark in the 500 freestyle.

Blue Valley Southwest triangular

Tuesday at Blue Valley SW

Team scores: 1. Free State 84, Blue Valley West 55, Blue Valley Southwest 47

FSHS results

200-yard medley relay: 1. Free State (Benjamin Vorthmann, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Reilley Moore, Brady Flynn), 1:41.02.

200 freestyle: 1. Reilley Moore, 1:49.62; 4. Finn VanDyke 2:00.01; 10. Niels Braaten, 2:22.58.

200 IM: 2. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, 2:05.72; 6. Max Bates, 2:28.61; 8. Nicholas Burket, 2:38.96.

50 freestyle: 1. Benjamin Vorthmann, 21.89; 2. Brady Flynn, 22.93; 8. Alexander moore, 25.01; 11. Matthew Reimer, 25.13; 16. Morgan Uecher, 26.53; 21. Gabe Clark, 28.42; 23. Owen Polson, 28.58.

Diving: 1. Elliott Ahlvers, 242.55; 2. Michael Leonard, 168.35; 6. Jack Keathley-Helms, 120.20.

100 butterfly: 1. Reilley Moore, 52.39; 7. Jacob Heinz, 1:01.17; 9. Matthew Reimer, 1:05.78; 10. John Kelley, 1:08.89.

100 freestyle: 1. Benjamin Vorthmann, 47.87; 4. Viet Nguyen, 56.20; 11. Nicholas Burket, 59.30; 15. Niels Braaten, 1:05.44; 16. Dylan Crawford, 1:05.55.

500 freestyle: 1. Jacob Heinz, 5:40.52; 3. Gabe Clark, 6:18.69; 5. John Kelley, 6:19.20; 10. Morgan Uecher, 6:56.33.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Free State (Reilley Moore, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Brady Flynn, Benjamin Vorthmann), 1:30.37.

100 backstroke: 3. Finn VanDyke, 59.82; 5. Alexander Moore, 1:03.00; 6. Max Bates, 1:03.63; 11. Gabriel Oliveira, 1:28.45.

100 breaststroke: 2. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, 1:04.31; 6. Viet Nguyen, 1:15.62; 8. Gabe Thompson, 1:20.57; 9. Owen Polson, 1:22.46.

400 freestyle relay: 3. Free State (Alexander Moore, Matthew Reimer, Jacob Heinz, Finn VanDyke), 3:51.32.

Individuals shine at FSHS bowling meet

A few Free State bowlers came away with medals in Wednesday’s triangular at Royal Crest Lanes.

On the girls side, Ashley Edwinson was at the top of the leaderboard with a series score of 557. Kaitlyn Harrington finished two spots behind her in third with a series score of 527. Free State’s girls bowling team placed second out of three teams.

For the boys, Porter Neidow led the way for the Firebirds with a runner-up finish. He posted a series score of 635, which was 12 pins behind the individual champion. AJ Baker was just outside of the top five, netting sixth with a series score 573. FSHS boys finished third in the varsity team standings.

Free State triangular

Varsity girls team scores: 1. Olathe Northwest 1981; 2. Free State 1974; 3. Olathe East 1829.

FSHS results: 1. Ashley Edwinson 557; 3. Kaitlyn Harrington 527; 8. Angel Westfall 445; 9. Rena Stoupakis 426; 16. Erin Rule 328; 18. Khloe Polian 307.

Varsity boys team scores: 1. Olathe East 2428; 2. Olathe Northwest 2391; 3. Free State 2325.

FSHS results: 2. Porter Neidow 635; 6. AJ Baker 573; 7. Joey Taylor 560; 13. Warren Williams 511; 15. Mike Tennyson 498; 18. Isaac White 423.

LHS bowling sweep triangular

Both Lawrence High varsity bowling teams came away with a victory in a triangular at College Lanes.

LHS girls won by 53 pins behind three top-five bowlers. Emilie Rodman finished as a runner-up with a series score of 577. Lana Chieu came in third with a score of 509, while Bean Foster rolled a 480 to place fifth.

On the boys side, the Lions finished 23 pins better than runner-up Olathe West. Wheeler Battaglia-Davis led the way with a series score of 621 to place second on the individual leaderboard. Rhett May and Josh King both finished inside the top five with a series score of 604.

Olathe West triangular

Varsity girls scores: 1. Lawrence 1993; 2. SM West 1940; 3. Olathe West 1672

LHS results: 2. Emilie Rodman 577; 3. Lana Chieu 509; 5. Bean Foster 480; 9. Jojo Blackwood 427; 10. Georgia Blackwood 408; 12. Abby Tyler 378.

Varsity boys team scores: 1. Lawrence 2456; 2. Olathe West 2423; 3. SM West 2321

LHS results: 2. Wheeler Battaglia-Davis 621; 4. Rhett May 604; 5. Josh King 604; 8. Maison Albarado 574; 12. Carson Toews 516; 15. Remy Fowler 501.

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