Preps notebook: FSHS boys bowling begins 2021 season with runner-up finish

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In this file photo, Free State sophomore AJ Baker rolls a ball down the lane during a meet Friday at Royal Crest Lanes on Jan. 10, 2020.

To begin the 2021 campaign, Free State’s boys bowling team secured a runner-up finish at Tuesday’s quadrangular meet at Royal Crest Lanes.

Free State finished with a team score of 2,501, which trailed only Olathe East’s mark of 2,606 in the opening action of the new season. It marked the first competition under first-year coach Taylor Stuart.

The Firebirds had three different individuals finish inside the top-five to lead the way. Michael Tennyson posted a series score of 661 to place third as an individual. Warren Williams recorded a series score of 630 to place fourth, while AJ Baker came in fifth with a series score of 615.

Logan Bennett of Olathe East was the top individual in the meet with a series score of 677.

On the girls side, FSHS finished fourth in the four-team event with a score of 1,558. Olathe East won the girls division with a team score of 2,606, while sweeping the top-five individual leaderboard. Meryn Wills was the top individual with a series score of 582.

Free State will be back in action at Olathe Lanes East on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Free State quadrangular

Tuesday at Royal Crest Lanes

Varsity boys team scores: 1. Olathe East 2606; 2. Free State 2501; 3. SM West 2266; 4. Mill Valley 2201.

Top-five individuals: 1. Logan Bennett, Olathe East, 677; 2. Brent Gamber, Olathe East, 668; 3. Michael Tennyson, Free State, 661; 4. Warren Williams, Free State, 630; 5. AJ Baker, Free State, 615.

Varsity girls team scores: 1. Olathe East 2283; 2. Mill Valley 1721; 3. SM West 1662; 4. Free State 1558.

Top-five individuals: 1. Meryn Wills, Olathe East, 582; 2. Reagan Reynolds, Olathe East, 559; 3. Kellie Kritzler, Olathe East, 526; 4. Macy Proctor, Olathe East, 519; 5. Lauren Leonardi, Olathe East, 496.

LHS boys bowling secures second in season opener

Lawrence High’s boys bowling squad also came away with a runner-up finish to kick off the 2021 campaign. The Lions placed second at Monday’s quadrangular at Olathe Lanes East with a score of 2,306.

Olathe South won the boys division with a team score of 2,496. P.J. Dokolas led the team by posting the best individual mark in the varsity boys division. He recorded a series score of 610, which was two pins better than the runner-up.

The Lions had a pair of individuals crack the top-five en route to their second-place finish as a team. Junior Josh King was a runner-up as an individual with a series score of 608. Junior Carson Toews took fifth as an individual with a series score of 602.

On the girls side, junior Karla Tyler led Lawrence by placing fifth as an individual. She rolled a series score of 462 in the first action of the new season. The Lions placed third as a team with a score of 1,768. Olathe South won the varsity girls competition with a team mark of 1,886.

Lawrence will have its first home meet at Royal Crest Lanes on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Olathe South quadrangular

Monday at Olathe Lanes East

Varsity boys team scores: 1. Olathe South 2496, 2. Lawrence High 2306, 3. SM South 2014, 4. SM North 1829.

Top-five individuals: 1 P.J. Dokolas, Olathe South, 610; 2. Josh King, Lawrence, 608; 3. Zac Dunitz, Olathe South, 607; 4. Eddie Shipley, Olathe South, 603; 5. Carson Toews, Lawrence, 602.

Varsity girls team scores: 1. Olathe South 1886, 2. SM North 1818, 3. Lawrence High 1768, 4. SM South 1475.

Top-five individuals: 1. Alyssa Williams, SM North, 537; 2. Brianna Hubenett, SM North, 528; 3. Emma Foland, Olathe South, 503; 4. Jada Garrett, Olathe South, 476; 5. Karla Tyler, Lawrence, 462.

BSA boys basketball falls in road matchup

Despite a strong push late in the game, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team dropped a 47-46 decision at Kansas City Christian on Tuesday.

The Seahawks (0-3) jumped out to a 13-9 lead after the first quarter, but things went awry over the next two periods. BSA scored 8 points in each of the next two quarters, while the hosts posted a combined 31 points over that span.

Bishop Seabury recorded 17 points in the final quarter, but it ended up not being enough to pull out its first win of the season. The Seahawks dropped the previous two games by double digits, so Tuesday was a step in the right direction.

Stavian Jones led the Seahawks with 20 points in the loss.

Bishop Seabury will travel to Barstow at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Bishop Seabury 13 8 8 17 — 46

KC Christian 9 17 14 7 — 47

LHS boys swim takes third

Lawrence High’s boys swim and dive team placed third out of as many teams during a triangular at Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center on Tuesday.

Shawnee Mission South won the three-team event with 113 points as a squad. Olathe Northwest placed second with 98 points, while Lawrence came in third with 93 points. It took until the final event of the day for the Lions to secure their first and only event victory.

Christopher Oral, Trenton Snyder, Ryan Christian and Maximilian Whittaker won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:31.12. It was five seconds faster than the runner-up in that event, which was a quartet from Olathe Northwest.

LHS also placed second in eight other events on the day. Christian was a runner-up in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Whittaker came in second place in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Giuliano Lule-Paredes also netted second in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke.

Keyan Crawford placed second in the diving competition as well.

LHS will return to the pool at home on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Shawnee Mission South triangular

Tuesday at Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center

Team scores: 1. Shawnee Mission South 113; 2. Olathe Northwest 98; 3. Lawrence High 93.

200-yard medley relay: 3. Lawrence (Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Jack Tell, Andrew Augustine, Christopher Oral) 1:53.14.

200 freestyle: 2. Ryan Christian 1:58.63; 3. Trenton Snyder 2:04.29; 12. Carson Schraad 2:35.00.

200 IM: 2. Giuliano Lule-Paredes 2:10.80; 4. Giovani Lule-Paredes 2:23.30; 5. Jack Tell 2:25.83.

50 freestyle: 2. Maximilian Whittaker 23.45; 3. Christopher Oral 23.84.

Diving: 2. Keyan Crawford 196.80.

100 butterfly: 4. Andrew Augustine 1:05.01; 6. Quinn Pleskac 1:08.53.

100 freestyle: 2. Maximilian Whittaker 51.13; 6. Giovani Lule-Paredes 57.92; 15. Adam Stoddard 1:14.39.

500 freestyle: 2. Ryan Christian 5:27.74; 4. Trenton Snyder 5:45.21; 10. Drake Khatib 7:08.89.

200 freestyle relay: 2. Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder, Maximilian Whittaker) 1:35.55.

100 backstroke: 2. Giuliano Lule-Paredes 59.94; 6. Quinn Pleskac 1:10.70.

100 breaststroke: 6. Jack Tell 1:13.91; 9. Drake Khatib 1:30.23.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Trenton Snyder, Ryan Christian, Maximilian Whittaker) 3:31.12.

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