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Lawrence High sports

Lions have hands full with rugged SM East
November 6, 2014
Lawrence High football players have seen the numbers. They’ve seen the rankings. They heard the predictions.
Rout puts LHS back in playoffs
November 1, 2014
Only one thing could stop Lawrence High junior running back J.D. Woods Friday night in the Lions’ regular-season finale. The scoreboard. By Benton Smith
Free State’s Venters repeats as state CC champ
November 1, 2014
Free State sophomore Emily Venters had not lost a race all season entering Friday’s state championship meet at Rim Rock Farm, and she was not about to let anyone keep her from defending her Class 6A title. By Chris Duderstadt
Free State’s Venters repeats as 6A girls champ at state cross country meet
October 31, 2014
Free State High sophomore Emily Venters wrapped up a storybook season by winning her second straight Class 6A state cross country title on Friday at Rim Rock Farm.
Playoff spot could hinge on LHS victory tonight
October 31, 2014
Playoff scenarios are pretty simple for Lawrence High’s football players. A win against Olathe East tonight likely gives them a spot in the state playoffs. A loss, and they’re done for the season.
Free State blanks Lions in soccer regional
October 28, 2014
Free State High boys soccer players were pumped when they won the first chapter of the City Showdown a few weeks ago. That was nothing. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds repeat at state gymnastics
October 25, 2014
People say the toughest thing to do in sports is to defend a championship. Free State High’s gymnasts learned of the difficulties during the regular season, when they just coudn’t find a way to beat Olathe East.
FSHS-LHS soccer paired at regional
October 25, 2014
Free State High’s boys soccer team beat Lawrence High a few weeks ago, but the next City Showdown will have much higher stakes.
FSHS runners win regionals
October 25, 2014
Free State cross country runners Emily Venters and Ryan Liston followed up their individual Sunflower League titles by winning their respective races Saturday at the 6A regional championship meet hosted at Shawnee Mission Park.
FSHS volleyball edges LHS, then falls at sub-state
October 25, 2014
There are a couple of tricks to getting through a sub-state volleyball tournament and into the promised land that is known by a single word: state. One is peaking at the right time. The other is drawing a favorable matchup.
LHS enthused despite shutout loss
October 25, 2014
It’s rare that a football team walks off the field with players and coaches holding their heads high after a four-score loss. Yet Lawrence High sported that look Friday night at Olathe District Activity Center because the Lions proved to themselves they could compete with the best, despite a 27-0 loss to No. 2 Olathe North. By Benton Smith
FSHS gymnasts looking to repeat at state
October 25, 2014
Free State High’s three senior gymnasts, Grace Bartle, Carrie Howland and Haley Johnson, have been competing with one another since the first grade.
LHS soccer blanks Shawnee Heights
October 24, 2014
The Lawrence High soccer team capped its regular season with a 2-0 win over Shawnee Heights on Senior Night, Thursday at LHS.
Lions’ confidence soars, but Olathe North looms
October 24, 2014
Lawrence High’s football players have an extra spring in their steps at practice this week, and their confidence is soaring.
Firebirds sweep past LHS
October 23, 2014
Nobody informed Free State High’s volleyball team that the City Showdown is supposed to provide plenty of drama and entertain the loud student sections.