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Homecoming Parade & Football Concession Stand

Homecoming Parade October 1st

Pull out your greaser jacket and poodle skirt! The Boys and Girls Swim & Dive teams are planning their float for the Homecoming Parade. This year’s theme is 1950’s. Decorating will take place at the Schmierer Knust house (4005 W 100th Place, OP 66207) at 6:00 pm on September 30. If you have any decorations or supplies – markers, streamers, poster board, etc please plan to bring them. Team captains will reach out via Groupme with more details.

The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for October 1. Parade participants will be released from their 7th hour at 12:45pm to report to the back parking lot to join the float.  The parade will start around 1:15, with a Pep Rally in the Stadium at the end. 

Football Concession Stand – Volunteers Needed

The Boys and Girls teams are working the Football concession stand on Friday, October 15. If you are interested in helping, please sign up to volunteer. We need both parents and students to volunteer.

2021 Girls State Psych Sheet [updated with Heat Sheet]

Heat Sheet

KSHSAA has released the Heat Sheet! All swim events are timed-finals.

6A State Heat Sheet (pdf)

Get the latest State Meet information from KSHSAA.

Event Seeding for State

KSHSAA has released the Psych Sheet for Friday’s state meet.

Download the Psych Sheet (pdf)

SMS Seeds

200 Medley Relay : 11th
50 Free : O. Riley – 5th, S. Ohlde – 12th, E. Buss – 20th
100 Butterfly : T. Krussow – 19th
100 Free : O. Riley – 4th, E. Buss – 18th
200 Free Relay : 5th
100 Backstroke : G. Schmierer Knust – 20th, T. Krussow – 23rd
400 Free Relay : 10th

Good Luck Girls!

Weekly Schedule 05-17-21 to 05-21-21

Awards Night (non-food banquet) Thursday

The Girls Team Awards Night (our banquet without food) will be held Thursday night at 5:30pm in the SMS Auditorium. The start time was originally shown on the calendar as 6pm, please note the new 5:30 start.

State Meet

The 6A State Meet will be held as a one-day meet on Friday, May 21st. Dive prelims and semi-finals are in the morning. Dive finals will be the first event in the afternoon session, with all swimming as timed-finals. Spectators will be limited with preference to senior parents (allowed 2 tickets), then underclass parents (1 ticket), then all others. Masks will be required for all in-person attendees. The meet will be streamed live on the NFHS Network and updated on Meet Mobile.

Latest State Meet Info from KSHSAA (pdf)

Visit the KSHSAA Girls Swimming website.

Schedule for the State Team : Week of 5/17/2021 – 5/21/2021

  • Monday – SMDAC – 3-5:30pm
  • Tuesday – SMS – 3-5:00pm
  • Wednesday – SMS – 3-5:00pm
  • Thursday – SMS – 3-5:00pm. Team Awards Ceremony 5:30pm SMS Auditorium
  • Friday – 6A State Meet. Swim Competition begins at 3:45pm. LIMITED SPECTATORS. The team van will leave at approx 10:30am. Seniors can go to the senior breakfast and graduation rehearsal, get their yearbooks, etc. before leaving for state. The team will eat lunch in Topeka.

SMS 5th at League. Team Prepares for State Meet in Two Weeks.

Congratulations to the Girls Team for their 5th Place finish at this weekend’s Sunflower League Championships. Great job girls!

Sarah Ohlde, after much delayed COVID test results, came back to qualify in the 50 Free and also got her consideration time in the 100 Free. Gretchen Schmierer Knust qualified in the 100 Back. Tove Krussow improved her consideration times in both the 100 Fly and 100 Back, and Ella Buss improved her 100 Free consideration time.

The Raiders were led by Olivia Riley who placed second in both the 50 Free and 100 Free, improving her qualifying times in both events. Olivia also anchored the 2nd Place 200 Free Relay, and 4th Place 400 Free Relay.

SMS Results

200 Medley Relay – A. Lowland, G. Rood, T. Krussow, G. Schmierer Knust (8th)
200 Free – E. Buss (11th)
200 IM – G. Schmierer Knust (13th)
50 Free – O. Riley (2nd)
100 Butterfly – T. Krussow (10th)
100 Free – O. Riley (2nd), E. Buss (6th)
500 Free – C. Guthrie (16th)
200 Free Relay – S. Ohlde, E. Buss, T. Krussow, O. Riley (2nd)
100 Backstroke – G. Schmierer Knust (11th), T. Krussow (13th)
100 Breaststroke – G. Rood (15th)
400 Free Relay – S. Ohlde, E. Buss, G. Schmierer Knust, O. Riley (4th)

2021 Girls Sunflower League Swim & Dive Final Results (pdf)

State Info

Congratulations to our SMS State Team

  • Gretchen Schmierer Knust
  • Tove Krussow
  • Grace Rood
  • Ella Buss
  • Sarah Olde
  • Olivia Riley

State Meet Updates

KSHSAA continues to update their planning for the State Meet. Visit the KSHSAA Girls State webpage for the latest information. Here’s a brief summary.

  • The 6A competition will take place on one day – Friday May 21st. Divers will have prelims and semifinals in the morning, starting at 9:30am. Swimmers will not have prelims. All races will be timed-finals. Finals competition begins at 3:45pm, with the dive finals as the first event.
  • Limited spectators will be allowed.
  • To attend, digital tickets must be purchased via GoFan – through their app or via the GoFan Website
  • On Tuesday, May 18, participating schools will receive unique passcodes for GoFan Digital Ticketing allowing each senior participant two tickets and one ticket for all other participants.
  • At noon on Thursday, May 20, all remaining tickets will be accessible to the general public via the GoFan App, the GoFan Website and the KSHSAA Website.

Schedule for Week of 5/10/21

Only the members of the state team will be practicing.

  • Monday – SMDAC – 3:00 – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday – SMS – 3:00 – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday – SMDAC – 3:00 – 5:30pm
  • Thursday – SMS – 3:00 – 5:30pm
  • Friday – SMS – 3:00 – 5:00pm
  • Saturday – SMS – 7:30 – 9:30am

Save the Date : Team Awards Night is Thursday, May 20th.

Varsity League Prelims Results + Finals Heat Sheet

Great Job Raiders!

Swimming prelims concluded yesterday with some outstanding performances from the entire team. Many swimmers dropped their times significantly. Some highlights:

  • All three relays qualified in the top 8 (the “A” finals), with the 200 Medley Relay improving their time by 2.4 seconds.
  • Gretchen Schmierer Knust qualified for State in the 100 back (1:05.30). Congratulations Gretchen!
  • Olivia Riley took .5 off her 50 time and 1 second off in the 100 Free. She’s seeded 2nd in the 50 and 1st in the 100 for tomorrow’s finals.
  • Charlotte Guthrie took nearly 7 seconds off her time in the 200 Free, and 15.36 seconds in the 500 Free! She finished 16th in the 500 and will compete in the B Final on Saturday.
  • Annika Lowland took over 7 seconds off her season best time in the 200IM and 4 seconds in the 100 Back. She finished a hard-luck 17th (1st Alternate) in the IM.
  • Tove Krussow improved her time in the 100 Butterfly by over 2 seconds and is within .5 of qualifying (1:05.40). She is the top-seed (9th) in the B Finals of the Butterfly, and also finished 16th in the 100 Backstroke, and will compete in both events on Saturday.
  • Grace Rood took 4 seconds off her season best in the 100 Breaststroke and will swim on Saturday as the 16th seed.
  • Ella Buss took 1 second off in the 100 free and will swim both the 200 Free (seeded 11th) and 100 Free (seeded 7th) on Saturday.

Curious how prelims and finals work? Read our short primer about the championship meets.

Diving Prelims and Semi-Finals take place today (Friday) with the League Swim & Dive Finals on Saturday. The meet will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. You can also follow the meet results on Meet Mobile.

Full Results of Swimming Prelims

2021 Varsity League Meet – Swimming Prelims Combined Results (pdf)

Preliminary Heat Sheet for Finals

2021 Varsity League – Finals Heat Sheet (pdf)