Lawrence High sports

Lions set for Wichita South in 6A opener
March 10, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys basketball coach Mike Lewis told his team at the beginning of sub-state play to think of the next two weeks as a five-game tournament. Two down and three to go.
Lions fondly recall ’95 state title
March 10, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys basketball players have their eyes set on bringing home a state championship this week. The Lions will face Wichita South in the state quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Koch Arena in Wichita, attempting to become the first LHS team to win a state title since 1995. By Bobby Nightengale
Wichita South awaits LHS boys at state
March 9, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team will open the Class 6A state tournament at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against Wichita South at Wichita State’s Koch Arena.
Droughts doom LHS girls, 46-23
March 8, 2015
Long scoring droughts have been the Lawrence High girls basketball team’s kryptonite for the majority of the season, and it was no different for the Lions in a 46-23 loss Saturday to Shawnee Mission Northwest in their sub-state title-game matchup. By Chris Duderstadt
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.
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.