Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling finishes off undefeated regular season, Caleb Streeter secures 100th win

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Free State senior Caleb Streeter pins his opponent during a match Saturday afternoon at Blue Valley High School on Jan. 30, 2021.

Free State’s wrestling program put the finishing touches on a perfect regular season when it picked up two wins Saturday at Blue Valley High School.

The Firebirds, who are ranked No. 7 in Class 6A via the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, secured a 58-18 win over Blue Valley and recorded a 43-28 victory against Olathe South in the final dual meet of the regular season. They end the regular season with a 20-0 record.

In a day full of big wins by FSHS wrestlers, the biggest victory was actually netted by senior Caleb Streeter. In his match against Blue Valley, Streeter pinned his opponent to notch the 100th win of his career. It is a goal that he has been striving for since he started his high school wrestling career.

Streeter, who is ranked No. 2 in the 138-pound weight class, also won his match against Olathe South after accomplishing the feat.

Nolan Bradley (ranked No. 2 in 106-pound weight class), Eric Streeter (No. 4 in 113), Darius Shields (No. 2 in 120), Ezra Birdashaw (126 weight class), Laython Biddle (160 weight class), Cole Rorick (220 weight class) and Tai Newhouse (No. 3 in 285) all won both of their respective matches as well.

It was a performance that should give the Firebirds plenty of momentum entering the postseason. Free State will have two weeks before it travels to Wichita for its regional meet on Feb. 12 at Wichita Southeast High School.

The regional meet will be a tough test for the Firebirds. The event features Washburn Rural (No. 1 in Class 6A), Derby (No. 3 in Class 6A), Manhattan High (No. 8 in Class 6A) and Junction City (No. 9 in Class 6A) along with FSHS.

A total of 32 of the 84 ranked individual wrestlers in Class 6A will be in attendance.

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Free State senior Caleb Streeter celebrates the 100th win of his career Saturday afternoon at Blue Valley High School on Jan. 30, 2021.

Free State 58, Blue Valley 18

106: Bradley (FS) pin Minor (BV)

113: Streeter (FS) pin Mahoney (BV)

120: Shields (FS) received a FF

126: Birdashaw (FS) maj dec Gaddle (BV)

132: Blancarte (BV) dec Goodman (FS)

138: Streeter (FS) pin Taylor (BV)

145: Soykan (BV) received a FF

152: Hyland (BV) pin Shepley (FS)

160: Biddle (FS) maj dec Doebele (BV)

170: Marcum (FS) pin Kavlik (BV)

182: Burenheide (FS) dec Shojayi (BV)

195: Alison (FS) received a FF

220: Rorick (FS) received a FF

285: Newhouse (FS) pin Herzog (BV)

Free State 43, Olathe South 28

106: Bradley (FS) pin Perez (OS)

113: Streeter (FS) pin Valenti (OS)

120: Shields (FS) pin Howat (OS)

126: Birdashaw (FS) maj dec Marmon (OS)

132: Johnson (OS) dec Goodman (FS)

138: Barton (FS) received a FF

145: Thomas (OS) dec Streeter (FS)

152: Knudsen (OS) pin Shepley (FS)

160: Biddle (FS) dec Thomas (OS)

170: Jouret (OS) pin Marcum (FS)

182: Leskovak (OS) pin Burenheide (FS)

195: Knudsen (OS) maj dec Allison (FS)

220: Rorick (FS) received a FF

285: Newhouse (FS) pin Shands (OS)

BSA senior drops 40-point performance in loss

Despite a sensational scoring effort from senior guard Stavian Jones, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team was on the wrong end of a 86-66 loss to Kansas City East Christian Academy Friday night at BSA.

Jones went for 40 points in the loss, providing the offensive firepower in every quarter for the Seahawks. Jones scored 10 points in the first quarter and 10 more in the second period to start off on the right pace. He then poured in 11 points in the third period before closing it out with 9 points in the final quarter.

Jones made 15 shots from the floor, which included a trio of 3-pointers. Bishop Searbury’s best scoring output was in the fourth quarter, when the team posted a 22-point effort to close things out.

Sam Hertzog was the only other BSA player to finish in double figures by chipping in 16 points.

Bishop Seabury is now 0-8 to start the season ahead of its rematch with Veritas. The Eagles earned a 71-46 home win over the Seahawks in the first meeting on Jan. 8.

The crosstown clash will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bishop Seabury.

KC East 16 19 24 27 — 86

Seabury 12 15 17 22 — 66

Bishop Seabury (66)

Enzo Karam 8, Stavian Jones 40, Truman Hill 2, Sam Hertzog 16.

FSHS bowling sweeps meet

Free State’s bowling program earned a pair of team wins in a home meet at Royal Crest Lanes on Thursday.

On the girls side, the Firebirds won the three-team event with a total score of 1,776. St. Thomas Aquinas came in second with a mark of 1,633, while Blue Valley West ended up in third with a total score of 1,569.

Rena Stoupakis led the FSHS girls with a runner-up finish as an individual. She posted a series score of 476.

A few of Stoupakis’ teammates were not far behind her efforts, however. Erin Rule finished third as an individual with a series score of 442, while Aleah Garber finished in fourth with a mark of 438. Ashley Edwinson secured sixth with a series score of 409.

It was just as balanced for the Free State boys, which won the two-team event with a total score of 2,494. Warren Williams was the individual champion with a series score of 678, but three of his teammates ended up in the top five.

Michael Tennyson III secured second with a 621, while Koda Gosser placed third with a 603. CJ Rickert placed fifth by posting a series score of 557.

Varsity boys team scores: 1. Free State 2,494; 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 2,011

Individual champion: Warren Williams 678.

FSHS results: 1. Warren Williams 678; 2. Michael Tennyson III 621; 3. Koda Gosser 603; 5. CJ Rickert 557; 6. Jacob Goos 554; 7. AJ Baker 533.

Varsity girls team scores: 1. Free State 1,776; 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1,633; 3. Blue Valley West 1,569.

Individual champion: 1. Irina Mikos 516.

FSHS results: 2. Rena Stoupakis 476; 3. Erin Rule 442; 4. Aleah Garber 438; 6. Ashley Edwinson 409; 10. Roberta Gonzales 385; 14. June Aldamizetxebarra 314.

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