Preps notebook: Bishop Seabury sophomore Oona Nelson finishes 1st at Tonganoxie Invitational
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Bishop Seabury sophomore Oona Nelson came away with another first-place finish during Tuesday’s Tonganoxie Invitational.
Nelson finished first as an individual in the varsity girls division, marking her second victory of her second season competing in high school cross-country. She finished with a time of 19:43.1, which was 14 seconds faster than runner-up Grace Hanson of Piper High School.
Freshman Isabelle Pro joined Nelson toward the top of the leaderboard by claiming fourth with a time of 21:04.9. It was enough to help the Seahawks secure third place as a team in a meet that featured two area schools.
Kristi Chambers and Kyleigh Thomas both came inside the top 10 to lead the way for the Tonganoxie girls during the team’s runner-up finish. Chambers finished fifth, while Thomas took eighth. Manhattan High won the event, despite not having a runner finish in the top five.
MHS also finished first as a team in the varsity boys division. Tonganoxie sophomore Eli Gilmore earned an individual crown by finishing in first place with a time of 16:52.6. The Chieftains claimed third as a team, with four individuals ending up in the top 20 on the day.
Bishop Seabury’s boys cross-country squad was led by a 26th-place finish from freshman Luke Velte.
Tuesday at Tonganoxie
Varsity girls team scores: 1. Manhattan 47; 2. Tonganoxie 50; 3. Bishop Seabury 56; 4. Piper 70.
BSA results: 1. Oona Nelson, 19:43.1: 4. Isabelle Pro, 21:04.9; 15. Darby Harris, 22:48; 22. Campbell Helling, 23:54.4; 25. Isabel Klish, 24:38.3; 28. Hannah Motsinger, 25:50.9.
THS results: 5. Kristi Chambers, 21:14.3; 8. Kyleigh Thomas, 22:00.1; 13. Brooklyn Lang, 22:42.4; 16. Kinnley Hoffines, 22:50.8; 20. Grace Slabaugh, 23:38.6; 21. Katherine Wombwell, 23:45.2; 24. Chyanne Aaron, 24:31.6.
Varsity boys team scores: 1. Manhattan 36; 2. Piper 68; 3. Tonganoxie 69; 4. Heritage Christian Academy 82; 5. Topeka West 90.
BSA results: 26. Luke Velte, 20:43.7; 33. Hayden Slough, 22:48.4; 36. Sam Jackson, 24:14.5.
THS results: 1. Eli Gilmore, 16:52.6; 13. Chas Gilmore, 18:54.8; 16. Brandon Wilson, 19:27.7; 17. Gabe Reischman, 19:34.5; 22. Jonah Steven, 19:52.4; 24. Nick Edholm, 20:09.3; 30. Daniel Dorsey, 21:37.4.
LHS girls tennis has successful home meet
It was a two-win day for most of the Lawrence High girls tennis squad during its home quadrangular Monday afternoon.
Lilli Derby and Katie Logan both went 2-1 in singles action for the Lions. Derby picked up a pair of 8-2 wins in No. 1 singles against Shawnee Mission Northwest and Shawnee Mission West. Logan earned wins against both of those teams in No. 2 singles.
In No. 1 doubles, Bella Kirkwood and Ryleigh Leon continued to play well together with a 2-1 showing on the day. The duo picked up an 8-3 win over Shawnee Mission Northwest’s top doubles tandem and earned an 8-6 victory against Mill Valley’s best doubles team.
LHS tried three different combinations in No. 2 doubles, but ultimately went 0-3 in the meet. Lawrence recorded a 3-1 win over Shawnee Mission Northwest in the opening round and battled Shawnee Mission West to a 2-2 draw in the final round.
Lawrence High quadrangular
Monday at LHS
Round 1: Lawrence 3, SM Northwest 1
1S: Lilli Derby def., 8-2, Clare Taylor
2S: Katie Logan def., 8-2, Brooke Claussen
1D: Bella Kirkwood/Ryleigh Leon def., 8-3, Natlie Peterson/Erin Dory
2D: Abby Marsh/Audrey Basham falls, 8-5, Jenna Campbell/Kelly VandenBos
Round 2: LHS 1, Mill Valley 3
1S: Derby falls, 8-0, Sophie Lecuru
2S: Logan falls, 8-3, Kiersten Dupriest
1D: Kirkwood/Leon def., 8-6, Olivia Lecuru/Eden Schanker
2D: Marsh/Allison Jakabauska falls, 8-0, Isabella Loya/Avery Rutkowski
Round 3: LHS 2, SM West 2
1S: Derby def., 8-2, Vivian Vu
2S: Logan def., 8-2, Kenzie Dillon
1D: Kirkwood/Leon falls, 8-6, Tess Coltvet/Zia Riley
2D: Basham/Jakabauska falls, 8-3, Alison Vu/Vivian Kimerer
FSHS golfer wins Leavenworth Invitational
Free State junior Addyson Meadows continues to have an impressive start to the season in varsity girls golf action.
Meadows shot an 81 to finish first as an individual on Monday at the Leavenworth Invitational. The Firebirds were the top team in the event with a total of four individuals placing in the top five.
Senior Claire Covert was a runner-up with a score of 89. Sophomore Claire Berquist shot 96 to take fourth, while sophomore Emma Stammeyer came in fifth with a mark of 97.
Lawrence High junior Rylie Hayden notched third as an individual by shooting a 94.
Firebirds win gymnastics meet
Free State’s gymnastics team started the 2020 season off right by placing first in the Olathe West Invitational on Tuesday. The Firebirds scored 102.200 total points as a team, which included four individual first-place finishes.
Talia Gay was the individual champion in all-around, scoring 37.150 points for the entire meet. She was first in three different categories (floor, beam and bars) during her first win of the year. Gay was even a runner-up in the vault competition. Chaney Finkeldei finished fifth as an individual in beam for FSHS.
Lawrence High placed fourth in the same meet with a score of 91.450. Paris Spotted-Tail led the way for the Lions by taking third in all-around. She posted the top score in vault, while placing second in floor and fourth in beam.
City soccer teams secure league wins
Both Free State and Lawrence High boys soccer teams earned victories against Sunflower League foes on Tuesday.
FSHS claimed a 2-1 road win over Shawnee Mission Northwest. Yoav Gillath and Sarj Zeedan both scored for Free State in the win. The Firebirds are now 3-1-1 on the year.
The Lions got back in the win column with a 2-0 home victory over Shawnee Mission North. Nicholas Davies and Colin Sandefur each scored to help LHS end a three-game skid. Lawrence is now above .500 again with a 4-3 clip.
Both teams are back in action on Thursday. Lawrence will travel to Olathe South, while Free State will play host to Olathe East.
FSHS volleyball sweeps triangular; LHS earns split
A pair of local volleyball programs competed in a triangular away from home on Tuesday.
Free State did not drop a single set while sweeping the triangular at Shawnee Mission South. FSHS recorded two-set wins over Shawnee Mission South (25-12, 25-14) and Gardner-Edgerton (25-14, 25-18) to improve to 8-7 on the year, which includes a 7-1 record in Sunflower League play.
Lawrence recorded a 2-0 win (25-22, 25-16) over Olathe West, while dropping a 2-0 decision (25-19, 25-18) to Olathe Northwest during its triangular at Olathe West. The Lions are now 7-8 overall, including a 2-3 clip in league action.