Preps notebook: LHS, FSHS secure seven titles at Sunflower League swim meet; Free State softball rolls to win

photo by: Shane Jackson

Lawrence High's Madi Heckman wins the 100 breaststroke during Free State's triangular Wednesday afternoon at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center on March 17, 2021.

Seven Sunflower League titles were won either by Lawrence High or Free State swim during the league meet Saturday at the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center.

Both squads came home with high finishes in the team standings. Lawrence claimed runner-up with a total score of 332. Free State took third with a mark of 296 as a team. Shawnee Mission East won the league title with a final score of 428.

LHS won two of its league crowns in the relay races. Madi Heckman, Lillian Derby, Ali Jones and Carmen Braden won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:41.38. Braden, Iris Sherron, Jones and Aubrey Fischer earned a victory in the 400 freestyle with a mark of 3:42.64.

Heckman earned two event victories, posting a time of 24.86 in the 50 freestyle and recorded a mark of 54.34 in the 100 freestyle. Braden also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:17.68.

In addition, Fischer set two school records during a pair runner-up finishes for LHS. She broke her own record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.49 after previously setting the record in the preliminary race of the event just two days earlier.

Fischer also set a program record in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 59.35, besting the previous record of 59.36 set by Chelsea Dirks-Ham in 2007.

Free State’s Lolly Hindmann won both of those events to lead the way for her team. She posted a winning time of 56.90 in the 100 butterfly and clocked a time of 58.38 in the 100 backstroke.

Emily Brandt of LHS was leading all divers entering the final round before she ended up netting fourth in the event.

Sunflower League Championship

Saturday at Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center

Team scores: 1. SM East 428; 2. Lawrence High 332; 3. Free State 296; 4. Mill Valley 205; 5. SM South 163; 6. Olathe East 158; 7. Olathe West 157; 8. Olathe North 134; 9. SM Northwest 123; 10. Olathe Northwest 117; 11. SM West 61; 12. Olathe South 55; 13. SM North 38.

FSHS/LHS results

200-yard medley relay: 2. Lawrence (Iris Sherron, Mara Manolescu, Aubrey Fischer, Madi Heckman), 1:53.45; 3. Free State (Lolly Hindmann, Mina Khosh, Liza Engelbrecht, Silvia Liu), 1:53.78.

200 freestyle: 2. Carmen Braden, LHS, 1:58.52; 3. Molly Nuckolls, FS, 2:05.02; 7. Emma Day, FS, 2:07.11; 10. Abi Jones, LHS, 2:11.83.

200 IM: 3. Ali Jones, LHS, 2:15.26; 7. Iris Sherron, LHS, 2:24.64; 14. Nisa Kay Khosh, FS, 2:31.34.

50 freestyle: 1. Madi Heckman, LHS, 24.86; 4. Silvia Liu, FS, 25.93; 11. Abbey Hossler, FS, 26.61; 12. Lillian Derby, LHS, 27.16.

Diving: 4. Emily Brandt, LHS, 291.70; 10. Audrey Hoey-Kummerow, FS, 257.45; 11. Meara Kingery, LHS, 240.05; 12. Josephine Warrior, FS, 238.50; 13. Maya Huang, FS, 227.85; 14. Maya Huang, FS, 222.75.

100 butterfly: 1. Lolly Hindmann, FS, 56.90; 2. Aubrey Fischer, LHS, 57.49; 3. Liza Engelbrecht, FS, 59.36.

100 freestyle: 1. Madi Heckman, LHS, 54.34; 3. Silvia Liu, FS, 56.30.

500 freestyle: 1. Carmen Braden, LHS, 5:17.68; 2. Molly Nuckolls, FS, 5:38.50; 5. Emma Day, FS, 5:45.32; 6. Nisa Kay Khosh, FS, 5:48.59; 13. Karsyn Robertson, FS, 6:24.16; 14. Paige Unekis, LHS, 6:24.57.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Madi Heckman, Lillian Derby, Ali Jones, Carmen Braden), 1:41.38; 8. Free State (Abbey Hossler, Alayna Baker, Olivia Romero, Emma Day), 1:49.44.

100 backstroke: 1. Lolly Hindmann, FS, 58.38; 2. Aubrey Fischer, LHS, 59.35; 4. Liza Engelbrecht, FS, 1:01.58; 8. Iris Sherron, LHS, 1:05.53; 15. Abi Jones, LHS, 1:07.02; 16. Abbey Hossler, FS, 1:07.77.

100 breaststroke: 3. Ali Jones, LHS, 1:09.01; 8. Mara Manolescu, LHS, 1:13.93; 13. Mina Khosh, FS, 1:15.89.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Carmen Braden, Iris Sherron, Ali Jones, Aubrey Fischer), 3:42.64; 2. Free State (Silvia Liu, Liza Engelbrecht, Emma Day, Lolly Hindmann), 3:43.67.

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State senior catcher Georgia Rea swings at the Olathe East pitch. Free State shutout Olathe East 7-0 Thursday, April 29, 2021.

FSHS softball rolls to 14-3 win

Free State’s softball team was in complete control throughout its 14-3 win over Olathe Northwest on Saturday afternoon at FSHS.

The Firebirds (15-1) struck first with one run in the first before scoring four more runs in the second. They finished off the win with nine runs over the final two innings, including an eight-spot in the bottom of the sixth.

FSHS clobbered a trio of home runs in the win. Future Division I players Tatum Clopton (Oklahoma State), Georgia Rea (Western Illinois) and Sara Roszak (Kansas) all went deep on Saturday.

Rea collected two RBIs and two hits (triple and homer) as the team’s leadoff hitter. Roszak also recorded a triple and three RBIs to go along with her blast. Clopton finished with three RBIs and two hits.

Robin Todd drove in three RBIs as well, delivering a double and a base knock for FSHS. Clopton pitched all six innings, giving up three runs on four hits to go along with 10 strikeouts and three walks.

Free State will travel to Shawnee Mission East on Monday. A win would give the Firebirds an outright Sunflower League title.

Free State 14, Olathe NW 3

ONW 0 0 3 0 0 0 — 3 4 3

FSHS 1 4 0 0 1 8 — 14 13 2

photo by: Shane Jackson

Free State’s Ben Shryock competes in the 3,200-meter run during the LHS quadrangular Friday afternoon on April 2, 2021.

Track standouts perform well at SM North relays

Free State and Lawrence High track and field squads were in action on Friday during a 30-plus team event at the Shawnee Mission North Relays.

The Firebirds collected a pair of individual victories en route to placing 14th in the team standings in the varsity girls division. Aubrey Duncan won the girls javelin competition with a throw of 135-02, while Reese Hulcher cleared 5-03.00 to win the girls high jump event.

Lawrence High’s Amaya Harris finished as a runner-up in the girls javelin competition with a throw of 130-00. Bella Kirkwood finished in third place in long jump with a leap of 17-06.25. LHS girls took 15th as a team.

Free State boys finished 16th in the team standings after a strong showing by the distance squad. Ben Shryock tallied third in both the 1,600-meter run (4:16.29) and 3,200-meter run (9:25.18). Jack Keathley-Helms took third in the 800-meter run with a mark of 1:58.87.

Lawrence boys placed 18th as a team. Avion Nelson led the way with a fifth-place finish in the long jump competition.

SM North relays

Friday at SM North

Girls team scores: 1. Olathe North 67; 2. Olathe West 62; 3. SM East 45; 4. Gardner Edgerton 41; 5. Leavenworth 40; 6. Mill Valley 39; 6. St. Thomas Aquinas 39; 6. SM Northwest 39; 9. Blue Valley Southwest 34; 10. BV Northwest 31; 11. Lansing 29; 12. BV West 28; 13. Olathe NW 24; 14. Free State 23; 15. Lawrence High 20.

Boys team scores: 1. Blue Valley 53.5; 2. Mill Valley 47; 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 44; 3. DeSoto 43; 4. Lansing 43; 6. SM East 34; 7. Olathe North 32; 8. Olathe NW 31; 9. St. James Academy 26; 9. Leavenworth 26; 11. Gardner Edgerton 25.5; 12. Olathe South 25; 13. Bishop Miege 20; 13. Olathe West 20; 13. BV West 20; 16. Free State 19; 16. BV Southwest 19; 18. SM West 16; 18. Olathe East 16; 18. Lawrence 16.

FSHS/LHS results

Girls high jump: 1. Reese Hulcher, FS, 5-03.00.

Girls pole vault: 6. Isa Evans, FS, 10-06.00.

Girls long jump: 3. Bella Kirkwood, LHS, 17-06.25; 8. Brenna Schwada, LHS, 17-02.75.

Boys long jump: 5. Avion Nelson, LHS, 21-04.00; 6. Zeric Avery, LHS, 21-01.25; 26. Emmett Jones, FS, 18-11.75.

Girls triple jump: 11. Miri Pickman, LHS, 33-07.25.

Boys triple jump: 7. Avion Nelson, LHS, 42-02.25; 12. Jerred Willits, FS, 41-00.75; 14. Zeric Avery, LHS, 40-11.75.

Girls discus: 18. Madison Base, FS, 93-04.

Boys discus: 19. Noah Smith, LHS, 124-10; 23. Dylan Gillespie, LHS, 119-09; 33. Harrison Kirkwood, LHS, 100-01; 34. Luke Wheeler-Halsted, FS, 98-10.

Girls javelin: 1. Aubrey Duncan, FS, 135-02; 2. Amaya Harris, LHS 130-00.

Boys javelin: 8. Ben King, LHS, 157-09; 27. Alec Wilson, FS, 132-06; 30. Brian Lane, FS, 129-04; 32. Jude Harris, LHS, 127-05; 35. Titus Birdashaw, FS, 113-03.

Girls shot put: 27. Soledad Edison, FS, 28-07.50; 30. Madison Base, FS, 27-08.00.

Boys shot put: 6. Dylan Gillespie, LHS, 48-03.75; 10. Luke Wheeler-Halsted, FS, 46-03.00; 21. Tyler Gourley, FS, 43-09.25; 24. Noah Smith, LHS, 42-07.75.

Girls 4×800-meter relay: 15. Free State (Sina Boeger, Ella Marshall, Isabelle Pro, Delaney Rockers), 10:25.52.

Boys 100-meter run: 7. Graham Hough, LHS, 11.28.

Girls 1,600-meter run: 19. Delaney Rockers, FS, 5:35.99; 21. Natalie Kennedy, LHS, 5:37.68; 25. Lucy Hardy, LHS, 5:51.46.

Boys 1,600-meter run: 3. Ben Shryock, FS, 4:16.29; 8. Brock Cordova, FS, 4:30.37; 9. Jack Keathley-Helms, FS, 4:31.01.

Girls 4×100-meter relay: 6. Lawrence (Giana Cooper, Amaya Harris, Brenna Schwada, Bella Kirkwood), 50.56; 21. Free State (Ana Holladay, Taniyah Cox, Cali Bocovich, Alivia Parker), 53.36.

Boys 4×100-meter relay: 8. Lawrence (Graham Hough, Colin Sandefur, Zeric Avery, Avion Nelson), 44.19; 22. Free State (Anthony Barberena, Jackson Barnett, Emmett Jones, Logan Schwab), 49.50.

Girls 400-meter run: 27. Miah Cheatham, FS, 1:06.15.

Boys 400-meter run: 28. Michael Romito, FS, 53.51; 30. Emmett Jones, FS, 54.11.

Girls 300 hurdles: 16. Marrah Spriggs, FS, 50.76; 28. Joan Epian, LHS, 53.15.

Boys 300 hurdles: 16. Cole Wenger, FS, 43.78; 24. Yoav Gillath, FS, 44.39; 31. Trevor Sidabutar, FS, 46.28.

Girls 800-meter run: 22. Delaney Rockers, FS, 2:33.93.

Boys 800-meter run: 3. Jack Keathley-Helms, FS, 1:58.87; 16. Brock Cordova, FS, 2:03.88.

Boys 200-meter run: 6. Jackson Barnett, FS, 23.05.

Girls 3,200-meter run: 14. Isabelle Pro, FS, 11:43.72; 24. Natalie Kennedy, LHS, 12:04.57; 28. Allison Babbit, FS, 12:37.49.

Boys 3,200-meter run: 3. Ben Shyrock, FS, 9:25.18; 27. Christopher Stone, FS, 10:02.82; 35. Ethan Sharp, FS, 10:10.42.

Girls 4×400-meter relay: 7. Lawrence (Gianna Cooper, Jaylie Hohman, Siana King, Brenna Schwada), 4:13.49; 11. Free State (Miah Cheatham, Samantha Whittlesey, Reese Hulcher, Aubrey Duncan), 4:17.79.

Boys 4×400-meter relay: 11. Free State (Michael Romito, Jack Keathley-Helms, Emmett Jones, Jackson Barnett), 3:32.95; 19. Lawrence (Zeric Avery, Kyle Watson, Colin Sandefur, Jaylon Didde), 3:38.16.

LHS wrestler signs with Baker

Lawrence High wrestler Logan Farrell signed his national letter of intent earlier this week. Farrell will wrestle for Baker University at the collegiate level.

Farrell battled injuries throughout his high school career, including an ankle injury that completely derailed his junior campaign after a promising sophomore season where he finished one win shy of placing at the state tourney.

Farrell, who competed in the 132-pound weight class this past winter, finished with a 13-8 overall record during his final season with the Lions.

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