Preps notebook: Free State bowling sweeps road triangular

Free State's girls bowling team gets ready for a game during a meet Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes on Jan. 10, 2020.

For the second consecutive meet, Free State’s bowling program picked up a pair of victories. During Tuesday’s triangular at Park Lanes, FSHS finished first in the varsity girls and the varsity boys division.

On the girls side, Free State posted a team score of 1,712 to win the three-team event. Shawnee Mission West finished as a runner-up with a mark of 1,692, while Shawnee Mission South tallied third with a score of 1,674.

Junior Roberta Gonzales led the way for the Firebirds as an individual. She rolled a series score of 476 to claim runner-up, trailing only Shawnee Mission West’s Samantha Bettendorf on the individual leaderboard.

FSHS junior Erin Rule finished fifth with a series score of 429. Free State senior Rena Stoupakis secured sixth with a mark of 428.

In varsity boys, Free State took the top spot in the team standings with a total score of 2,418. Shawnee Mission South placed second with a 2,343, while Shawnee Mission West ended up in third with a mark of 2,100.

Five different FSHS bowlers finished in the top-10, which included a trio of top-five finishes. Sophomore CJ Rickert was a runner-up as an individual with a series score of 660, while junior Warren Williams took third with a series score of 630.

Junior AJ Baker (fifth), junior Jacob Goos (eighth) and freshman Koda Gosser (10th) all placed high on the leaderboard for FSHS as well.

Free State will travel to Olathe Lanes East on Tuesday. The meet will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday at Park Lanes

Varsity girls team standings: 1. Free State 1712; 2. Shawnee Mission West 1692; 3. Shawnee Mission South 1674.

Individual champion: Samantha Bettendorf, SM West.

FSHS results: 2. Roberta Gonzales 476; 5. Erin Rule 429; 6. Rena Stoupakis 428; 12. Ashley Edwinson 362; 14. June Aldamizetxebarra 357; 15. Aleah Garber 342.

Varsity boys team standings: 1. Free State 2418; 2. Shawnee Mission South 2343; 3. Shawnee Mission West 2100.

Individual champion: Paul Brandt, Shawnee Mission South.

FSHS results: 2. CJ Rickert 660; 3. Warren Williams 630; 5. AJ Baker 560; 8. Jacob Goos 539; 10. Koda Gosser 512; 16. Michael Tennyson III 474.

Lawrence High’s varsity boys bowling team huddles up before a match against Seaman during a meet Friday at Royal Crest Lanes on Jan. 10, 2020.

LHS boys bowling wins road meet

Lawrence High’s boys bowling team won its third meet in a row by placing first at Mission Bowl on Tuesday.

LHS scored 2,495 as a team, and it was a testament to an all-around effort by the varsity boys. Junior Sebastian Daniel was the individual champion, with a series score of 620. Sophomore Brady Edmonds came in second with a 615, while senior Wheeler Battaglia-Davis took third with a 600.

Sophomore Remy Fowler finished fifth for the Lions by posting a series score of 587. Sophomore Maison Albarado and junior Josh King placed seventh and ninth, respectively.

For the girls, Lawrence secured a runner-up finish as a team with a score of 1,904. Shawnee Mission North (1,964) won the three-team event at Mission Bowl.

LHS junior Karla Tyler finished as a runner-up with a series score of 505. Senior Bean Foster tallied third as an individual with a series score of 503.

Tuesday at Mission Bowl

Varsity girls team standings: 1. Shawnee Mission North 1964; 2. Lawrence High 1904; 3. Mill Valley 1834.

Individual champion: Alyssa Williams, Shawnee Mission North

LHS results: 2. Karla Tyler 505; 3. Bean Foster 503; 7. Georgia Blackwood 465; 11. Macala Sisson 426; 15. Alivia Johnson 379.

Varsity boys team standings: 1. Lawrence High 2495; 2. Mill Valley 2332; 3. Shawnee Mission North 1653.

Individual champion: Sebastian Daniel, Lawrence.

LHS results: 1. Sebastian Daniel 620; 2. Brady Edmonds 615; 3. Wheeler Battaglia-Davis 600; 5. Remy Fowler 587; 7. Maison Albarado 580; 9. Josh King 571.

Mason Anderson commits to Baker soccer

Lawrence High’s Mason Anderson recently verbally committed to play collegiate soccer for Baker University.

Anderson announced his verbal commitment via his personal Twitter account on Monday. The Wildcats are getting a quality local soccer standout who has a knack for putting the ball in the back of the net.

During his senior season, Anderson was the leading scorer for LHS by producing 16 goals to go along with four assists. Anderson was named to the All-Sunflower League first team after being one of the more dangerous strikers in the league this past fall.

Anderson finished his career with 30 goals and 16 assists, while being a four-year varsity winner for LHS.

Preston Greenwood signs with Independence

Lawrence High senior Preston Greenwood will be playing football at the collegiate level.

Greenwood signed his national letter of intent to Independence Community College during a ceremony at his house on Wednesday, which he revealed via his personal Twitter account. Greenwood’s fellow seniors Cole Mondi, Porter Dannevik, Dylan Gillespie, Graham Hough, Connor Gellender and Teagan Flynn all signed in the LHS gymnasium on Wednesday.

Greenwood wrote “time to go work” in his post about signing with the Pirates. He was a talented defensive lineman for the Lions, who went 9-1 and made it all the way to the Class 6A quarterfinals in 2020.

Flynn, who plays defensive end, is also headed to Independence with Greenwood.


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