Lawrence High boys basketball

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
LHS hoops starts summer feeling good — state-title good
June 10, 2014
Not many boys basketball teams in Kansas can match the depth, experience and talent that Lawrence High will boast next season. The Lions return 88 percent of their scoring from last year’s 17-5 team, which lost in the regional championship. They just started summer workouts last week, but they’re also raising expectations for next year. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions’ Bonner commits to CSU
June 4, 2014
Lawrence High basketball standout Anthony Bonner was excited when, before his sophomore season, he landed his first college scholarship offer from Colorado State University. He was even more thrilled Monday morning when he told CSU coach Larry Eustachy that he was orally committing to the school. By Bobby Nightengale
Column: Community shone in support of LHS coach Lewis
May 3, 2014
Never can I remember being so proud to be a part of a community as I felt to be a resident of Lawrence on Friday, after I learned that Lawrence High basketball coach Mike Lewis had been reinstated. Column by Tom Keegan
Lewis reinstated as LHS boys basketball coach
04:06 p.m., May 2, 2014 Updated 06:09 p.m.
Mike Lewis, the popular boys basketball coach at Lawrence High School whose firing last week ignited public outcry at a school board meeting, has been reinstated as the head coach, Lawrence school district officials announced Friday. That announcement came after district and LHS administrators — at the urging of the Lawrence school board — agreed to meet with Lewis and reconsider his status as the coach.
KU’s Self offers his take on LHS coach firing
April 30, 2014
As an 11-year member of the Lawrence community with two children who graduated from Free State High, Bill Self follows the fortunes of Lawrence’s two high schools closely. As such, Kansas University’s basketball coach has an opinion on the recent unexpected, unexplained firing of Lawrence High hoops coach Mike Lewis. By Gary Bedore
Column: Lions, Firebirds united by firing
April 30, 2014
When hundreds of community members, young and old, packed the meeting room at the school district office Monday to show their support for recently fired Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis, they did so as one voice. Column by Matt Tait
Column: Lions players impress in defense of fired LHS coach Mike Lewis
April 29, 2014
As impressive as they were on the basketball court this past season, the Lawrence High Lions trumped themselves Monday night in the public school administration building, where the weekly school-board meeting took place. One by one, they took to the microphone and so respectfully went to bat for their fired coach, Mike Lewis. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Board must address firing of LHS coach Mike Lewis
April 28, 2014
School board members will hear from parents of ousted Lawrence High basketball coach Mike Lewis’ players at 7 p.m. today at 110 McDonald Drive. By Tom Keegan
Show of support: LHS players reflect on ousted coach
April 28, 2014
Lawrence High boys basketball players urged all of their classmates to wear black at school today, in support of their former basketball coach, Mike Lewis. By Bobby Nightengale
Column: Ex-Lion speaks out on ‘terrible’ firing of LHS coach Lewis
April 27, 2014
Friday night as a college student. In so many ways, life doesn’t get much better than that. But on this past Friday night, University of Arkansas freshman Jake Mosiman just wasn’t in the mood for socializing. “It’s terrible that he’s gone,” said Mosiman, a former Lawrence High basketball star, about the firing of LHS boys coach Mike Lewis. “I hate it. I’ve been in a bad mood since I heard the news.” Column by Tom Keegan
Column: LHS administration should take mulligan, rehire coach Mike Lewis
April 25, 2014
Normally, I’m not a big fan of mulligans. But in the case of this week’s ridiculous firing of Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis, I’m all in favor of granting one to the administration. Give the guy his job back before you end up losing yours over it, would be my advice to the decision-makers at 19th and Louisiana. Column by Tom Keegan
LHS boys hoops coach Lewis abruptly let go
April 24, 2014
Fresh off a 17-5 season and equipped with a roster of returning players that many believed could make a serious run at a state title in 2015, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis learned earlier this week that he would not be leading the Lions next season. By Matt Tait
2014 J-W All-Area Boys Basketball Team
April 16, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Boys Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
Area basketball players earn all-state honors
April 2, 2014
Several city and area basketball players earned Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-State honors.