Preps notebook: Shryock wins, 3 city runners in top 10 at Baldwin

Free State High cross country runner Benjamin Shryock kept his stellar senior season going on Saturday by winning the boys 5K race at the Baldwin Invitational.

Shryock won by more than 12 seconds at the race at Baldwin City Golf Course, finishing in 15:57.42.

Fellow FSHS senior Jack Keathley-Helms also finished in the top 10. He placed 10th with a time of 16:43.95. The Firebirds took third place in the team standings.

Lawrence High senior Jack Ryan led his team with a sixth-place finish in 16:38.42. LHS was eighth as a team.

The FSHS girls finished seventh out of 11 teams, led by sophomore Isabelle Pro’s time of 20:12.78 (21st place). Junior Olivia Goeser placed 23rd (20:15.18)

The top LHS girls finisher was junior Natalie Kennedy, who took 26th (20:19.31). The Lions finished 10th as a team.

FSHS soccer victorious

Free State’s boys soccer team won, 3-1, versus Shawnee Mission Northwest on Tuesday, with the help of two goals from senior Joon Chun.

Senior Andrew Henderson also scored for FSHS in the home win. Junior goalkeeper Ben Barnett recorded five saves.

City golfers compete in 1st leg of Sunflower League

FSHS junior Claire Berquist posted the best score of any local golfer (45, tied for 11th) on Monday at Sunflower Hills Golf Course in Bonner Springs, site of the first leg of this year’s Sunflower League competition.

Lawrence’s Rylie Hayden (47, tied for 18th) was only a couple of strokes behind.

The Firebirds were seventh in the team standings after one leg, and the Lions were ninth.

FSHS volleyball takes two at home

Playing on their home court for the first time this season, Free State’s volleyball players swept both Gardner Edgerton and Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday.

FSHS defeated Shawnee Mission South 25-10, 25-13, and beat Gardner Edgerton 25-19, 25-18.

LHS volleyball splits in Olathe

At a triangular held by Olathe Northwest on Tuesday, the Lawrence High volleyball team lost to the hosts but won against Olathe West.

Emily Silvers led LHS in digs during the two matches with 37; Brenna Schwada had 25 and Nanli Brewer had 21. Schwada totaled a team-high 20 assists and Siana King had 12. Gianna Cooper paced LHS with 18 kills, and Brewer added eight more.

The Lions are now 6-6.

Seabury girls 2nd at Tonganoxie race

Bishop Seabury Academy’s girls cross country team finished second behind host Tonganoxie at the Tonganoxie Invitational on Tuesday. Josie Kim (seventh, 22:54.2) had the top time for the Seahawks. Seabury’s Campbell Helling (23:31.1) finished 10th, and teammate Darby Harris was right behind her (11th, 23:33.8).

Hayden Slough (24th, 20:54.7) led Seabury in the boys race.

LHS soccer loses late

A late goal by Shawnee Mission North gave the LHS boys soccer team a 2-1 road loss on Tuesday.

The Lions also lost, 3-1, on the road last Thursday versus Olathe Northwest. Camden Schwarz scored LHS’ only goal in that game on an assist from Cale Scott.

LHS girls tennis 1-2 at home quad

Lawrence’s girls tennis team picked up one win and dropped two in a home quadrangular Monday.

The Lions defeated Shawnee Mission West but lost to Mill Valley and Shawnee Mission Northwest.

Little Firebird Free Soccer Clinic

A free clinic for soccer players in grades K-5 is slated for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Free State soccer field.

The first Little Firebird Free Soccer Clinic will feature instruction and on-field fun with the Free State soccer team, as well as a silent auction and concessions. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., and participants are asked to bring a water bottle, soccer ball and shin pads.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted and any money raised will help the FSHS soccer programs purchase new uniforms, soccer equipment and video equipment. Sponsorship opportunities for the clinic are also available. 

For more information, contact Lilfirebirdsoccerclinic@gmail.com. Registration can be done online.

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