City notes: City swimmers earn state medals, Heights bowlers win UKC championship

Rick Peterson

Shawnee Heights sophomore Luke Perkins placed 3rd in the 100-yard butterfly in Saturday's Class 5A-1A state swimming and diving championships at the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center in Lenexa. to pace city swimmers at state.

Perkins, a double medalist as a freshman, earned a pair of medals again in Friday's state meet, adding a 7th-place finish in the 200 individual medley.

Perkins clocked a time of 53.86 seconds en route to his 3rd-place finish in the IM and swam the 200 IM in 2:03.17.

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Hayden, Silver Lake, Rossville wrestlers headed to state

Rick Peterson

Hayden seniors Will DeVader and Clayton Stephenson will cap their high school wrestling careers in the boys Class 4A state tournament while Silver Lake and Rossville will send a total of 12 boys and girls competitors to state competition.

DeVader finished fourth in the 182-pound division in the Chanute 4A sub-state while Stephenson was fourth at 220 pounds.

DeVader will take a 21-7 record into Saturday's 4A state tournament at Salina's Tony's Pizza Events Center while Stephenson is 31-8 on the season.

Silver Lake is coming off a championship in the 3A-1A boys sub-state tournament while qualifying five wrestlers for Saturday's state tournament at Hays' Gross Coliseum, led by champions Kai Allen and Daigan Kruger.

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