Lawrence High Gymnastics

Let’s get it started: A team-by-team look at the fall sports at Lawrence High
August 20, 2012
For some, the regular season is just hours away. Other Lawrence High athletes won’t begin for a few days or a week or more. None can wait, though, for the official start of fall sports. Here’s a look at each LHS program as the teams embark on their seasons.
Summer’s over: Firebirds, Lions kick off practices for fall programs
August 14, 2012
You won’t find August 13 listed as a national holiday on most calendars.
LHS, FSHS gymnastics coach hired
July 31, 2012
The weeks leading up to the start of the season will be significantly less stressful this year for the gymnasts at Free State and Lawrence high schools.
Uncertain future: LHS, FSHS need coach to keep gymnastics program
May 30, 2012
Unless the district is able to hire a new head coach, the gymnastics programs at Lawrence and Free State high schools could be in jeopardy — again.
FSHS gymnasts take state crown
October 23, 2011
Some impromptu number crunching might have made the actual announcement a tad anticlimactic, but Free State High’s gymnastics team finished a dominating season by winning a state championship Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
State awaits city gymnasts
October 22, 2011
A couple of months back, the athletic departments at Free State and Lawrence high schools didn’t know whether they would have a gymnastics program this year. Today, not only are both programs intact, but they will be competing at the state gymnastics meet at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
FSHS gymnastics wins
October 9, 2011
Jackie Zaitz won the beam, bars and all-around titles, helping Free State High to the team title at the Newton Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday.
Free State gymnasts place 3-4 at meet
October 6, 2011
Free State gymnast Grace Bartle placed third at the All-Around Invitational on Monday at Lawrence High.
Firebird Jacqueline Zaitz wins all-around crown
September 26, 2011
Free State High’s Jacqueline Zaitz won the all-around, and FSHS won the team title at a five-team gymnastics invitational Saturday at Free State.
Free State second at state gymnastics
November 7, 2010
Kelcy Bowers placed second on the floor routine, Rosie Shaumburg took second on the bars, and the Free State High gymnastics team placed second at the Class 6A state gymnastics meet on Saturday at Shawnee Mission South.
Raising the bar: Free State, LHS gymnasts try out new skills at invite
October 5, 2010
Free State High senior gymnast Kelcy Bowers only had one day of practice on her new release from the uneven bars before Monday’s Lawrence All-Around Invitational. That’s typical for gymnasts before the Sunflower League and state meets.
FSHS gymnastics third
September 26, 2010
Free State High’s gymnastics team finished third at its home tournament Saturday.
Coaches excited about freshmen moving
April 29, 2010
Bob Lisher has experienced the benefits of coaching in a four-class high school system, so when Lawrence school board members voted this week to make the transition from a three-year high school system to a four-year system — subsequently allowing all ninth-grade students to participate in high school athletics for the first time — the Free State football coach wasn’t exactly complaining. Quite the opposite, actually.
Free State gymnasts win regional; LHS fifth
November 1, 2009
Free State High’s gymnastics team won the west regional title Saturday at Olathe South, qualifying the team for the state tournament.
Free State wins gymnastics league
October 23, 2009
Free State won the Sunflower League gymnastics championship on Thursday at Olathe East.