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Lawrence High sports

Pads poppin’ at LHSFSHS
August 22, 2014
For the first time in two months and the first time since fall practices began, Free State High and Lawrence High’s football teams were able to put the pads back on and hit each other. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS runners eye state-title repeat
August 20, 2014
At the beginning of fall practices last year, nobody could have predicted a Class 6A state championship for Free State High’s girls cross country team. By Bobby Nightengale
Heat greets prep practices
August 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices for high school fall sports teams opened with a lot of heat, but that didn’t put a damper on any enthusiasm for the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS grad Montes de Oca eager for MU
August 15, 2014
Former Lawrence High pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca knew he had two strong choices for his future baseball career. By Bobby Nightengale
Hard charger: Lawrence High lineman Amani Bledsoe ‘tenacious’
August 5, 2014
Amani Bledsoe, an offensive tackle and defensive end, is one of the quietest players on the football team, but he lets his game do the talking. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS hoops alum Dorian Green leaves coaching job to play overseas
August 2, 2014
After one year as an assistant coach at Furman University, former Lawrence High basketball standout Dorian Green is leaving the college coaching ranks. For now. Green, a 23-year-old Colorado State alumnus, signed a one-year deal with Allianz Swans Gmunden in the Austrian Basketball League. By Chris Duderstadt
Ex-FSHS linebacker Loneker wins Shrine Bowl MVP
July 27, 2014
Former Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker has earned plenty of accolades over his prep career, but this time he was stunned. Loneker knew he was playing well in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday at Pittsburg State University, but he was left near speechless when he was named the Most Valuable Player for the East squad at the end of the game. By Bobby Nightengale
Prep football foes get Shrine reunion
July 26, 2014
For the first time in five years, Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker and Lawrence High center Kyle Wittman are teammates once again. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions’ Nation signs with Bethany
July 22, 2014
Lawrence High product Jacob Nation signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Bethany College on Monday.
USA Today honors Lions’ Montes de Oca
July 19, 2014
Lawrence High pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca was named to the All-USA Kansas baseball team, selected by USA Today high school sports.
City swimmers named all-league
July 18, 2014
Several city swimmers and divers earned All-Sunflower League recognition for their performances this spring.
Lions volleyball wrapping up summer practices
July 18, 2014
After spending all summer playing in open gyms, lifting weights and conditioning, Lawrence High’s volleyball players are wrapping things up by playing alongside each other in a weeklong team camp. This is the last week the Lions can play together as a full team until the Kansas High School Athletic Association’s mandated dead period ends and tryouts begin in August. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS girls basketball made strides
July 17, 2014
A new coach meant a lot of changes for Lawrence High’s girls basketball players this summer. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds make all-league soccer
July 4, 2014
Two Free State High girls soccer players earned first-team All-Sunflower League recognition.
Fightin’ Lions: ‘Outsized, outmuscled’ LHS prepared to scrap
July 1, 2014
Nobody would describe Lawrence High’s boys basketball team as one with a lot of size and physicality. That doesn’t mean the Lions have any problems facing big, strong opponents. By Bobby Nightengale