Preps notebook: Local athletes dominate swim meet at Lawrence High; FSHS boys win event
photo by: Chance Parker
Local swim and dive athletes completely dominated a quadrangular at Lawrence High on Wednesday. All 12 events were won by an athlete from either Free State, Lawrence High or Bishop Seabury.
FSHS boys swim and dive program earned seven of those event victories en route to a first-place finish by scoring 236 total points. Lawrence was usually in the mix in all of those events, while winning four races on its way to a runner-up finish with 207 points.
Bishop Seabury junior Ian Blake won the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.88, while the Seahawks ended up finishing behind Bishop Miege in the team standings. Even in that event, though, Free State’s Jacob Heinz came in second and Lawrence’s Ryan Christian placed third.
That was really the theme of the day, with local athletes dominating the leaderboard in every event. To start the meet off, the FSHS quartet of Max Bates, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Dawson Bonnell and Jackson Waggoner won the race. They finished two seconds before the LHS relay team of Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Giovani Lule-Paredes, Christopher Oral, Maximilian Whittaker.
Finn VanDyke won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle for Free State as an individual. Christian was runner-up in the former for the Lions, while Oral had the honors of doing so in the latter.
Sirimongkhon-Dyck secured two individual victories by winning the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Jack Tell took second in the 100 breaststroke for LHS, while Giuliano Lule-Paredes was the runner-up in the 200 IM.
That said, Giuliano Lule-Paredes did end up in first place in the 500 freestyle. He bested Bonnell by nearly 10 full seconds in the event. Oral also won the 50 freestyle for the Lions, who swept the top-three spots in that specific event.
Lawrence’s other two wins came in the relay races. Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder and Whittaker won the 200 freestyle relay. Snyder, Augustine, Christian and Giuliano Lule-Paredes claimed the top spot in the 400 freestyle relay.
In addition, Elliot Ahlvers of Free State won the diving competition with a total score of 250.95 points. Max Bates was victorious in the 100 backstroke for the Firebirds.
Lawrence High quadrangular
Wednesday at LHS
Team scores: 1. Free State 236; 2. Lawrence 207; 3. Bishop Miege 55; 4. Bishop Seabury 15.
200-yard medley relay: 1. Free State (Max Bates, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Dawson Bonnell, Jackson Waggoner) 1:48.08; 2. Lawrence (Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Giovani Lule-Paredes, Christopher Oral, Maximilian Whittaker) 1:50.40.
200 freestyle: 1. Finn VanDyke, FS, 1:52.60; 2. Ryan Christian, LHS, 1:57.59; 3. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 2:02.46; 4. Levi Bates, FS, 2:23.71; 5. Cole Grassy, FS, 2:26.42; 6. Carson Shraad, LHS, 2:33.93.
200 IM: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 2:07.39; 2. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 2:09.86; 3. Dawson Bonnell, FS, 2:11.30; 4. Alexander Moore, FS, 2:17.19; 5. Jack Tell, LHS, 2:24.22.
50 freestyle: 1. Christopher Oral, LHS, 23.52; 2. Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 23.74; 3. Andrew Augustine, LHS, 24.90; 4. Jackson Waggoner, FS, 25.77; 5. Max Bates, FS, 25.77; 6. Jamie King, FS, 27.57; 7. Drake Khatib, LHS, 27.59; 8. Owen Polson, FS, 27.72; 9. Tiger Sievers, FS, 28.06.
Diving: 1. Elliot Ahlvers, FS, 250.95; 2. Michael Leonard, FS, 219.10; 3. Keyan Crawford, LHS, 202.45; 4. Salvador Good, LHS, 197.40; 6. Jack Keathley-Helms, FS, 124.70.
100 butterfly: 1. Ian Blake, BSA, 54.88; 2. Jacob Heinz, FS, 1:01.06; 3. Ryan Christian, LHS, 1:01.21; 4. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 5:44.26; 5. Jackson Rea, FS, 6:35.34; 6. Carson Schraad, LHS, 6:58.10.
100 freestyle: 1. Finn VanDyke, FS, 50.67; 2. Christopher Oral, LHS, 51.95; 3. Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 52.18; 4. Alexander Moore, FS, 53.87; 5. Ian Blake, BSA, 54.20; 6. Jackson Waggoner, FS, 58.97; 7. Jamie King, FS, 1:00.39; 8. David Wiseman, FS, 1:10.68; 9. Aidan Hanna, FS, 1:13.13; 10. Adam Stoddard, LHS, 1:13.26.
500 freestyle: 1. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 5:13.01; 2. Dawson Bonnell, FS, 5:22.98; 3. Jacob Heinz, FS, 5:38.22; 4. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 5:44.26; 5. Jackson Rea, FS, 6:35.64; 6. Carson Schraad, LHS, 6:58.10.
200 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder, Maximilian Whittaker) 1:35.46; 2. Free State (Alexander Moore, Jackson Waggoner, Finn VanDyke, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck) 1:35.60.
100 backstroke: 1. Max Bates, FS, 58.23; 2. Noah Mast, FS, 1:03.64; 3. Quinn Pleskac, LHS, 1:10.97; 4. Levi Bates, FS, 1:11.21; 7. Cole Ahlander, LHS, 1:35.92.
100 breaststroke: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 1:04.84; 2. Jack Tell, LHS, 1:13.92; 3. Cole Grassy, FS, 1:15.61; 4. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 1:15.90; 5. Owen Polson, FS, 1:21.89; 7. Drake Khatib, LHS, 1:27.40.
400 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Trenton Snyder, Andrew Augustine, Ryan Christian, Giuliano Lule-Paredes) 3:33.49; 2. Free State (Finn VanDyke, Dawson Bonnell, Max Bates, Alexander Moore) 3:37.16.
Lawrence wrestling drops home dual to top-ranked team
Lawrence High’s wrestling program suffered a 48-24 loss to Washburn Rural in a home dual Wednesday night.
It was another tough challenge for the Lions, who picked up three wins on the night. Washburn Rural is ranked No. 1 in Class 6A in the latest poll by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, which was updated on Tuesday.
Senior Trey Medina, who has had a strong final season so far, unsurprisingly recorded one of those three wins for LHS. He won via fall against Trace Lawler of Washburn Rural. Medina is listed at No. 2 in Class 6A in the 145-pound weight class.
Harrison Kirkwood (145-pound weight class) and Brandt Wolleson (152-pound weight class) also picked up wins by pin for Lawrence.
An interesting battle took place in the 113-pound weight class between two of the top-three wrestlers in the state. Washburn Rural’s Jacob Tangpricha (No. 1 in 6A) earned a 7-2 decision over sophomore Jack Elsten (No. 3 in 6A) of Lawrence.
A similar result occurred in the 120-pound weight class as well. Washburn Rural senior Bishop Murray, who is the top-ranked wrestler in his respective weight class, secured a hard-fought 2-0 decision over LHS junior Kevin Honas. Honas is listed at No. 3 in Class 6A in the 120-pound weight class.
No other LHS wrestler is ranked in the latest poll, but Wednesday’s performance was an important test for a young squad preparing for the postseason.
Lawrence will be back in action on Monday, when it travels to Free State (No. 7 in Class 6A) for the City Showdown. The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m.
Washburn Rural 48, Lawrence 24
106: Harrison Kirkwood (LAWR) over Gabe Aguilar (TWR) (DQ)
106: Jonathan Morrison (TWR) over Andrew Honas (LAWR) (Fall 1:08)
106: Brode Byrne (TWR) over Hunter Girard (LAWR) (Fall 3:36)
113: Jacob Tangpricha (TWR) over Jack Elsten (LAWR) (Dec 7-2)
120: Bishop Murray (TWR) over Kevin Honas (LAWR) (Dec 2-0)
120: Blayne Baird (TWR) over Hunter Girard (LAWR) (Dec 10-8)
126: Henri McGivern (TWR) over Noah Kirk (LAWR) (Fall 3:00)
132: Conner Botts (TWR) over Open Open (LAWR) (For.)
138: Bowan Murray (TWR) over Zach Razak (LAWR) (Fall 1:44)
145: Trey Medina (LAWR) over Trace Lawler (TWR) (Fall 1:39)
145: Harrison Kirkwood (LAWR) over Dakota Hutsen (TWR) (Fall 3:10)
152: Nick Vincent (TWR) over Arlo Collier (LAWR) (Fall 0:48)
152: Brandt Wolleson (LAWR) over Korbyn Flickinger (TWR) (Fall 1:22)
160: Aiden Boline (TWR) over Anthony Morales (LAWR) (Fall 2:09)
170: Austin Fager (TWR) over Open Open (LAWR) (For.)
195: Chase Calhoon (TWR) over Ralph Saldana (LAWR) (Dec 8-1)
220: Zach Franco (TWR) over Open Open (LAWR) (For.)
285: David Huckstep (TWR) over Open Open (LAWR) (For.)
LHS bowling sweeps home triangular
Both the girls and boys came away with a win for Lawrence High’s bowling program during Tuesday’s home triangular at Royal Crest Lanes.
Lawrence’s girls bowling program scored 1,850 as a team to come in first in a three-team event, with Shawnee Mission Northwest placing second and Gardner Edgerton ending up in third.
For the boys, LHS won the event with a score of 2,531. Gardner Edgerton was runner-up in the team standings, while Shawnee Mission Northwest finished in third place.
It wasn’t even the best score on the year for either LHS bowling team, however. In the first home meet of the year on Jan. 21, Lawrence boys posted a season-high score of 2,674. The girls finished with a mark of 1,917 in the same meet.
As far as individuals, junior Karla Tyler led the Lions in the varsity girls division during Tuesday’s victory. She posted a series score of 517, which included a game-high 189 in her final game. Sophomore Remy Fowler led the LHS boys with a series score of 664, highlighted by a mark of 247 in the first game.
Through three meets, Fowler has the highest series score on the year with a 685. He also has a team-best game average of 224 thus far. Tyler paces the girls in both categories as well, with a season-best series score of 549 and a team-best game average of 169.
Lawrence will travel to Mission Bowl on Tuesday.
Varsity girls team scores: 1. Lawrence 1850; 2. SM Northwest 1824; 3. Gardner Edgerton 1645.
LHS results: Karla Tyler 517; Bean Foster 491; Alivia Johnson 411; Macala Sisson 411; Georgia Blackwood 397.
Varsity boys team score: 1. Lawrence 2531; 2. Gardner Edgerton 2502; 3. SM Northwest 2340.
LHS results: Remy Fowler 664; Sebastian Daniel 626; Maison Albarado 612; Josh King 577; Carson Toews 562; Ayden Ammann 493.
FSHS girls bowling claims runner-up
Free State’s girls bowling team earned its best finish of the season by placing second at Tuesday’s quadrangular at Mission Bowl.
Olathe East won the event with a total score of 2,229, but Free State was firmly in the mix with a second-place score of 2,051. Rena Stoupakis led the way for the Firebirds with a series score of 551, which was good enough to take second as an individual. She posted a game-high mark of 200 in her final game.
Stoupakis might have led the way, but FSHS had four bowlers end up in the top-10 to provide a balanced attack. Roberta Gonzales placed seventh with a series score of 488, while Aleah Garber netted ninth with a series score of 473. Erin Rule registered 10th with a series score of 460.
On the boys side, Free State took third as a team with a total score of 2,414. Olathe Northwest won the event with a mark of 2,479.
From an individual standpoint, Free State’s CJ Rickert earned a top-five finish by placing fifth with a series score of 627. Warren Williams just missed out by securing sixth with a series score of 627.
FSHS will return to competition on Tuesday, when it travels to Park Lanes. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Quadrangular at Mission Bowl
Varsity girls team scores: 1. Olathe East 2229; 2. Free State 2051; 3. Olathe Northwest 1899; 4. SM South 1465.
Individual champion: Meryn Wills, Olathe East, 609.
FSHS results: 2. Rena Stoupakis 551; 7. Roberta Gonzales 488; 9. Aleah Garber 473; 10. Erin Rule 460; 13. Ashley Edwinson 449; 15. June Aldamizetxebarra 447.
Varsity boys team scores: 1. Olathe Northwest 2479; 2. Olathe East 2468; 3. Free State 2414; 4. SM South 2390.
Individual champion: Justin Preston, Olathe Northwest, 682.
FSHS results: 5. CJ Rickert 627; 6. Warren Williams 626; 9. Michael Tennyson III 600; 14. Jacob Goos 537; 16. AJ Baker 526; 21. Nathan Craven 496.