Lawrence High boys basketball

Lions take Blue Valley Shootout title
December 14, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team usually leans on star guards Anthony Bonner, Justin Roberts and John Barbee in big games.
Lions stop Highland Park, reach tourney final
December 13, 2014
Lawrence High guards Anthony Bonner and Justin Roberts don’t talk about themselves as the closers for the No. 1 team in Class 6A. They just play that way.
Lions rip Wyandotte in Blue Valley Shootout
December 11, 2014
After another strong start, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team took a 17-point lead over Wyandotte into halftime on Thursday afternoon.
LHS boys romp in opener
December 6, 2014
It’s a new season for Lawrence High’s boys basketball players, as they donned their new white uniforms for their season opener on Friday against Emporia.
Lawrence High boys hoops’ hopes high
December 2, 2014
Some Lawrence High winter sports teams will enter the season with state-title aspirations, and others hope to give younger athletes a chance to step into the spotlight. Ready or not, their seasons have finally arrived.
LHS basketball No. 1 in first poll
December 2, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team will open the season as the top-ranked team in Class 6A, picking up the No. 1 spot in the preseason poll by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association that was released Monday.
Winter practices begin at LHSFSHS
November 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices and tryouts for high school winter sports teams opened inside of heated buildings away from the cold on Monday, with plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming year. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions’ Bonner headed to Colorado State
November 12, 2014
Colorado State University’s men’s basketball team picked up its second player from Lawrence High in the last five years on Wednesday.
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