Lawrence High sports

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.
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.
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.
Lions rely on defense to subdue Firebirds
February 28, 2015
All it takes is a few plays for Lawrence High’s boys basketball players to find a rhythm on offense. On Friday in the City Showdown, the Lions used their defense to create some momentum.
Free State girls extend winning streak to four
February 28, 2015
Lawrence High’s and Free State’s girls basketball teams both entered Friday night’s City Showdown with three-game winning streaks, but it was the Firebirds who stayed hot to beat the Lions, 58-45, at LHS.
Column: Second quarter fateful for FSHS prospects
February 28, 2015
Ten weeks after the boys basketball teams from the city’s two public high schools first faced each other, Free State High coach Chuck Law’s confidence in his team’s ability to play Lawrence High straight-up increased tenfold.
LHS senior Barbee relishes surprise visit
February 26, 2015
Leo Barbee Jr., the grandfather of Lawrence High boys basketball player John Barbee II, has been to every one of his grandson’s games except two he missed due to illness.
Marissa Pope a fixture for LHS
February 26, 2015
Four years ago, Lawrence High senior point guard Marissa Pope made her varsity debut as a freshman. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS boys come back for victory over SME
February 25, 2015
It didn’t matter that opposing players were fired up and the crowd turned into a loud roar, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team refused to back down on Tuesday.
Lawrence High girls cruise past SM East
February 25, 2015
The first quarter has not been friendly to Lawrence High’s girls basketball team this season. That changed on Tuesday against Shawnee Mission East.
Portela, Ziegler spark FSHS swimming to third at state
February 21, 2015
In Hollywood, a sequel never lives up to the success of the original. That doesn’t apply to Free State High sophomore Jordan Portela, who dominated his competition once again at the Class 6A state swimming and diving championships Saturday. By Bobby Nightengale
Ziegler, Portela lead swim qualifiers
February 21, 2015
Free State High’s Jack Ziegler was top qualifier in the 50 free, teammate Jordan Portela led qualifiying in the 100 butterfly, and both swam on the top 400 freestyle relay team during preliminary rounds of the Class 6A state swimming and diving meet on Friday at Capitol Federal Natatorium.