Preps notebook: LHS wrestling defeats Louisburg in dual to highlight busy week

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Lawrence High's Zach Razak attempts to pin his opponent during a match against Louisburg Tuesday night at LHS on Jan. 19, 2021. Courtesy photo from Kelly Elsten.

Lawrence High’s wrestling team picked up one win and dropped three matches during a two-day stretch this week, but the team’s lone victory was significant because it came at home on senior day.

The Lions secured a 39-33 victory over Louisburg Tuesday night at LHS to start the week off right. Andrew Honas, Brandt Wollesen, Hunter Girard, Kevin Honas, Zac Logan, Zach Razak, Anthony Morales and Ralph Saldana all won their respective matches for LHS in the home event.

Lawrence was unable to maintain that momentum the following day, however, when it dropped all three matches at the Olathe West quadrangular on Wednesday. LHS fell to Olathe East (48-36), Olathe West (48-36) and Blue Valley Northwest (48-33) in the four-team event.

Still, a number of individuals found some success on the mat against quality competition. Jack Elsten, who is ranked No. 4 in the 113-pound weight class, won all three of his matches on the night to continue a sensational sophomore season.

Kevin Honas, a junior ranked No. 2 in the 120-pound weight class, also notched three victories in as many matches. Logan Farrell went 3-0 in his three matches in the 132-pound weight class.

Andrew Honas (106-pound weight class), Razak (138-pound weight class) and Morales (160-pound weight class) all walked away with multiple wins and one loss in their respective weight group.

This week’s showing came after Lawrence lost all three matches in the KC Duals at Liberty High School on Saturday. LHS fell to Liberty (64-12), Lafayette (72-12) and Park Hill (40-29), though it was great competition for a young wrestling squad.

Lawrence will have another tough event this Saturday, when it travels to Tonganoxie to face three ranked teams in a quadrangular. Tonganoxie, Mill Valley and Free State will all be competing this weekend.

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Lawrence High’s Jack Elsten attempts to pin Alex Escabi of Olathe East during a match Wednesday night at Olathe West on Jan. 20, 2021. Elsten won all three of his matches at the Olathe West quadrangular. Courtesy photo from Kelly Elsten.

Lawrence vs. Louisburg dual

Tuesday at LHS

Lawrence (LAWR) 39, Louisburg (LOUI) 33

106: Andrew Honas (LAWR) over Noah Cotter (LOUI) (Fall 0:30)

106: Brandt Wollesen (LAWR) over Brock McEwen (LOUI) (Fall 0:58)

106: Hunter Girard (LAWR) over Caden Bradshaw (LOUI) (Dec 7-0)

106: Brandt Wollesen (LAWR) over Brecon Klugman (LOUI) (Fall 1:14)

120: Kevin Honas (LAWR) over Ryan Owens (LOUI) (Dec 4-1)

126: Zac Logan (LAWR) over Luke Kelly (LOUI) (Fall 3:22)

132: Cade Holtzen (LOUI) over Logan Farrell (LAWR) (Dec 7-1)

138: Zach Razak (LAWR) over Aidan Cannon (LOUI) (Fall 0:52)

145: Jarrett Hoyle (LOUI) over Harrison Kirkwood (LAWR) (Fall 3:04)

152: Jesse Murphy (LOUI) over Arlo Collier (LAWR) (Fall 0:28)

160: Anthony Morales (LAWR) over Brett Rangel (LOUI) (Fall 4:05)

170: Double Forfeit

182: Aiden Barker (LOUI) over Tucker Corbin (LAWR) (Fall 5:06)

195: Ralph Saldana (LAWR) over Johnathan Keegan-Childs (LOUI) (Fall 4:14)

Olathe West quadrangular

Wednesday at Olathe West

Olathe East (OLEA) 48.0, Lawrence (LAWR) 36.0

106: Andrew Honas (LAWR) over Javion Whitney (OLEA) (Fall 2:00)

113: Jack Elsten (LAWR) over Alex Escabi (OLEA) (Fall 0:00)

120: Kevin Honas (LAWR) over Derek Devries (OLEA) (Fall 0:00)

126: Jacob Bradley (OLEA) over Zac Logan (LAWR) (Fall 0:00)

132: Logan Farrell (LAWR) over Hank Murphy (OLEA) (Fall 0:00)

138: Zach Razak (LAWR) over Evan Baker (OLEA) (Fall 2:00)

145: Nick Carlson (OLEA) over Harrison Kirkwood (LAWR) (Fall 0:00)

152: Jon Horton (OLEA) over Arlo Collier (LAWR) (Fall 0:00)

160: Anthony Morales (LAWR) over (OLEA) (For.)

170: Jaxon Avena (OLEA) over (LAWR) (For.)

182: Malique Washington (OLEA) over Tucker Corbin (LAWR) (Fall 0:00)

195: Ty Herl (OLEA) over Ralph Saldana (LAWR) (Fall 0:00)

220: Turner Lennard (OLEA) over (LAWR) (For.)

285: Brett Carroll (OLEA) over (LAWR) (For.)

Olathe West (OLWE) 48.0, Lawrence (LAWR) 36.0

106: Jackson Bell (OLWE) over Andrew Honas (LAWR) (Fall 5:59)

113: Jack Elsten (LAWR) over Jayton Hay (OLWE) (Fall 0:52)

120: Kevin Honas (LAWR) over Cole Newport (OLWE) (Fall 0:40)

126: Reese Russman (OLWE) over Zac Logan (LAWR) (Fall 4:22)

132: Logan Farrell (LAWR) over Reece Warren (OLWE) (Fall 0:16)

138: Zach Razak (LAWR) over (OLWE) (For.)

145: Cooper Novacek (OLWE) over Harrison Kirkwood (LAWR) (Fall 2:13)

152: Lucas Hageman (OLWE) over Brandt Wollesen (LAWR) (Fall 1:20)

160: Anthony Morales (LAWR) over Grant Findley (OLWE) (Fall 1:19)

170: Elijah Hann (OLWE) over (LAWR) (For.)

182: Tucker Corbin (LAWR) over Marcellus Edwards (OLWE) (Fall 5:38)

195: Aidan McLaughlin (OLWE) over Ralph Saldana (LAWR) (Fall 3:21)

220: Parker Floersch (OLWE) over (LAWR) (For.)

285: Jose Diaz (OLWE) over (LAWR) (For.)

Blue Valley Northwest (OPBV) 48.0, Lawrence (LAWR) 33.0

106: Andrew Honas (LAWR) over Thomas Peterson (OPBV) (Fall 3:06)

113: Jack Elsten (LAWR) over Aiden Markley (OPBV) (Fall 0:49)

120: Kevin Honas (LAWR) over (OPBV) (For.)

126: Hunter Girard (LAWR) over Ryan Denton (OPBV) (Fall 1:03)

132: Logan Farrell (LAWR) over Jacob Bartlett (OPBV) (Dec 8-4)

138: Max Garrelts (OPBV) over Zach Razak (LAWR) (Fall 1:09)

145: Luke Elliot (OPBV) over Harrison Kirkwood (LAWR) (Fall 3:26)

152: Cade Cowdry (OPBV) over Arlo Collier (LAWR) (Fall 1:10)

160: Zach Stark (OPBV) over Anthony Morales (LAWR) (Fall 1:55)

170: Brendan Bartholome (OPBV) over (LAWR) (For.)

182: Gavin Biancalana (OPBV) over Tucker Corbin (LAWR) (Fall 2:17)

195: Ralph Saldana (LAWR) over Payton Ruby (OPBV) (Fall 1:58)

220: Parker Jones (OPBV) over (LAWR) (For.)

285: Abe Babalola (OPBV) over (LAWR) (For.)

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Free State’s Tai Newhouse pins Josh Herzog of Blue Valley in the 285-pound weight class during a dual Wednesday night at BVHS on Jan. 20, 2021.

Free State wrestling remains undefeated

Free State’s wrestling team did what it has done all year in a road dual at Blue Valley High on Wednesday to stay undefeated on the 2020-21 season.

Despite having two starters out of the lineup, the Firebirds only dropped four of their 14 matches in a 57-22 win over the Tigers. With the win, Free State (No. 7 in Class 6A) improved to 14-0 on the year under first-year head coach Randy Streeter.

Nolan Bradley, Eric Streeter, Ezra Birdashaw, Darius Shields, Caleb Streeter, Laython Biddle, Austin Burenheide, Alex Allison, Cole Rorick and Tai Newhouse all picked up wins for the Firebirds.

Free State will have its biggest test of the season on Saturday, when it travels to Tonganoxie for a quadrangular. FSHS will face Mill Valley (No. 2 in Class 5A), Tonganoxie (No. 3 in Class 4A) and cross-town rival Lawrence High in the event.

Competition is slated to begin at 9 a.m. and will be available via live stream at

Free State 57, Blue Valley 22

106: Bradley (FS) received a FF

113: Streeter (FS) pin Mahoney (BV)

120: Birdashaw (FS) received a FF

126: Shields (FS) pin Gaddie (BV)

132: Blancarte (BV) pin Goodman (FS)

138: Taylor (BV) pin Gray (FS)

145: Streeter (FS) pin Soykan (BV)

152: Hyland (BV) May dec Shepley (FS)

160: Biddle (FS) dec Doebele (BV)

170: Stewart (BV) received a FF

182: Burenheide (FS) pin Shojayi (BV)

195: Allison (FS) received a FF

220: Rorick (FS) received a FF

285: Newhouse (FS) pin Herzog (BV)

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Free State senior Finn VanDyke races in the boys swim dual against LHS Thursday afternoon at Lawrence High School on Dec. 10, 2020.

Free State swim wins quadrangular, LHS claims runner-up

The local swim and dive programs were responsible for 10 of the 12 event victories during Free State’s quadrangular, held at Lawrence High on Wednesday.

Free State won seven of those events en route to a first-place finish in the team standings. The Firebirds scored 217 points as a team, while the Lions finished in second place with 179 points. Shawnee Mission North netted third, and St. Thomas Aquinas came in fourth.

To begin the event, FSHS swimmers Alexander Moore, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Dawson Bonnell and Finn VanDyke teamed up to win the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:46.19. But the remaining six event victories by Free State came in individual events.

Sirimongkhon-Dyck secured a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.75 and he also won the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:04.36. VanDyke notched first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:56.30 and he won the 100 freestyle with a mark of 50.66.

Moore also won the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.36. Elliott Ahlvers secured first in the diving competition after scoring 435.95 points.

Lawrence closed out the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Ryan Christian and Maximilian Whittaker won the race with a time of 3:36.48 in the final event of the meet.

Whittaker was also victorious in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.81. Giuliano Lule-Paredes won the 500 freestyle by clocking a time of 5:20.54.

Both teams will be in action at the Sunflower League meet, which is slated to be a two-day event. The meet will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and conclude on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Free State quadrangular

Wednesday at LHS

Team scores: 1. Free State 217; 2. Lawrence High 179; 3. SM North 174; 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 98.

FSHS/LHS results

200-yard medley relay: 1. Free State (Alexander Moore, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Dawson Bonnell, Finn VanDyke) 1:46.19; 3. Lawrence (Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Giovani Lule-Paredes, Ryan Christian, Christopher Oral) 1:54.54.

200 freestyle: 1. Finn VanDyke, FS, 1:56.30; 3. Jack Tell, LHS, 2:09.23; 5. Gabe Clark, FS, 2:22.13; 6. Jamie King, FS, 2:25.58; 9. Adam Stoddard, LHS, 2:47.32.

200 IM: 2. Dawson Bonnell, FS, 2:16.78; 3. Ryan Christian, LHS, 2:16.78; 4. Max Bates, FS, 2:23.78; 5. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 2:23.78; 6. Noah Mast, FS, 2:28.45; 7. Quinn Pleskac, LHS, 2:30.35.

50 freestyle: 1. Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 23.81; 2. Christopher Oral, LHS, 23.98; 7. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 25.43; 11. Jackson Waggoner, FS, 26.80; 13. Drake Khatib, LHS, 28.11; 14. Jackson Rea, FS, 28.16.

Diving: 1. Elliot Ahlvers, FS, 435.95; 2. Michael Leonard, FS, 383.80; 3. Keyan Crawford, LHS, 330.95; 4. Salvador Good, LHS, 321.60.

100 butterfly: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 55.75; 3. Dawson Bonnell, FS, 59.38; 4. Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 1:01.52; 5. Ryan Christian, LHS, 1:01.63; 6. Jacob Heinz, FS, 1:02.01; 7. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 1:02.46.

100 freestyle: 1. Finn VanDyke, FS, 50.66; 3. Alexander Moore, FS, 53.19; 4. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 55.56; 5. Andrew Augustine, LHS, 55.69; 8. Jack Tell, LHS, 58.16; 9. Max Bates, FS, 58.49.

500 freestyle: 1. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 5:20.54; 2. Jacob Heinz, FS, 5:49.19; 5. Gabe Clark, FS, 6:29.66; 6. Jackson Rea, FS, 6:37.97; 8. Carson Schraad, LHS, 7:03.12; 9. Adam Stoddard, LHS, 7:44.12.

200 freestyle relay: 2. Free State (Jackson Waggoner, Max Bates, Finn VanDyke, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck) 1:38.11; 3. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Jack Tell, Trenton Snyder, Maximilian Whittaker) 1:38.34.

100 backstroke: 1. Alexander Moore, FS, 59.36; 4. Noah Mast, FS, 1:06.61; 7. Quinn Pleskac, LHS, 1:12.71; 10. Cole Ahlander, LHS, 1:37.69.

100 breaststroke: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 1:04.36; 5. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 1:17.39; 6. Owen Polson, FS, 1:21.19; 10. Cole Grassy, FS, 1:24.33; 11. Drake Khatib, LHS, 1:32.30.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Ryan Christian, Maximilian Whittaker) 3:36.48; 2. Free State (Alexander Moore, Noah Mast, Max Bates, Dawson Bonnell) 3:48.34.

Free State’s varsity bowling team huddles up before a match with Washburn Rural during a meet Friday at Royal Crest Lanes on Jan. 10, 2020.

FSHS boys bowling wins road triangular

Free State’s boys bowling team earned its first win of the season during Wednesday’s triangular at Olathe Lanes East.

The Firebirds had three bowlers end up in the top-10, as they finished with a total score of 2,457 to win the event. Washburn Rural came in second with a total score of 2,423. Olathe North rounded out the top-three with a score of 2,390.

CJ Rickert led the way for FSHS with a runner-up finish as an individual. He finished with a series score of 680, which trailed only Olathe North’s Hunter Kimball who finished with a 690 series score.

Free State’s Warren Williams came in fourth with a series score of 640, while AJ Baker netted ninth with a 546.

On the girls side, FSHS took third out of as many teams in the varsity division.

Washburn Rural won the three-team event with a score of 2,179, while Free State finished with a team mark of 1,638. Roberta Gonzales led the Firebirds with a series score of 429, which was good enough for 11th as an individual.

Free State will be back in action at the Mission Bowl on Tuesday.

Olathe North triangular

Wednesday at Olathe Lanes East

Varsity boys team scores: 1. Free State 2457; 2. Washburn Rural 2423; 3. Olathe North 2390.

Individual champion: Hunter Kimball, Olathe North, 690.

FSHS results: 2. CJ Rickert 680; 4. Warren Williams 640; 9. AJ Baker 546; 11. Jacob Goos 532; 13. Michael Tennyson 502; 16. Koda Gosser 446.

Varsity girls team scores: 1. Washburn Rural 2179; 2. Olathe North 2041; 3. Free State 1638.

Individual champion: Audrey Valdez, Olathe North, 578.

FSHS results: 11. Roberta Gonzales 429; 13. Ashley Edwinson 419; 14. Aleah Garber 417; 15. Erin Rule 347; 16. Rena Stoupakis 345; 18. Khloe Polian 260.


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