High school sports

Lions roll past SM East, earn state trip
March 7, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys basketball players dreamed all offseason long about earning a trip to the Class 6A state tournament. On Friday night, they made it a reality.
Column: LHS shows toughness in sub-state triumph
March 7, 2015
hawnee Mission East brought size to The Jungle on Friday night for a sub-state final showdown with Lawrence High, which didn’t have Colorado State-bound sharp-shooter Anthony Bonner. On paper, that was a scary combination, a volatile mix that made for a little uneasiness in the minds of some trying to bury thoughts of an upset.
Lions make early lead hold up against SM South
March 6, 2015
Lawrence High’s girls basketball players saw their 17-point lead at the beginning of the second quarter shrink to just two midway through the third quarter on Thursday against Shawnee Mission South.
FSHS bowlers aiming high
March 6, 2015
Free State High’s boys bowlers couldn’t be much happier with their results in their last two tournaments, claiming a Sunflower League championship and taking second place at regionals.
LHS assistant takes over Free State volleyball reins
March 6, 2015
Free State High athletic director Mike Hill didn’t have to look too far to find the Firebirds’ new volleyball coach.
Osawatomie upends Kaws, 60-53
March 6, 2015
Baldwin’s boys basketball team jumped out to a 16-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and had the game in hand through three quarters but the Bulldogs were outscored 18-8 and fell to Osawatomie 60-53 in a Class 4A semifinal game.
Seabury’s 61-60 loss ends season
March 6, 2015
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team suffered a 61-60 loss to Jackson Heights in the sub-state semifinals.
Free State girls cruise in sub-state opener
March 5, 2015
The Kansas 6A state tournament has been on the minds of Free State High’s girls basketball players all season, and the Firebirds came one step closer to reaching it after disposing of Kansas City Wyandotte, 61-12, Thursday in the first round of sub-state action at FSHS.
Column: Lions show steadiness on court and off
March 4, 2015
Coming off the bench for a team that has two of the best high school basketball players in the state can have its intimidating facets, if a team’s culture isn’t quite right.
Free State stumbles at SM North
March 4, 2015
As early as pre-game warmups Wednesday night, Free State High senior Weston Hack sensed something amiss for the black-clad visitors at Shawnee Mission North, site of the Firebirds’ Class 6A sub-state opener.
LHS boys open postseason with victory
March 4, 2015
Lawrence High senior guard John Barbee didn’t get a chance to play against Shawnee Mission Northwest in the regular season. He made up for lost time on Wednesday.
FSHS, LHS girls set sub-state sights high
March 4, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team set a school record by winning 16 regular-season games, but starting today, none of those matter to the Firebirds.
Lions, Firebirds set for sub-state openers
March 4, 2015
Last summer, Lawrence High senior guard Anthony Bonner announced his expectations for the boys basketball team this season. “Nothing less than a state championship, honestly,” he said in June.
Seabury girls fall in sub-state
March 4, 2015
ackson Heights outscored Bishop Seabury Academy by 18 points in the first quarter and went on to a 48-26 girls sub-state basketball victory Tuesday night.
Seabury boys win sub-state opener
March 3, 2015
Bishop Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team opened sub-state with a 53-42 victory Monday at Valley Falls.