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Lawrence High swimming

City swimmers named all-league
July 18, 2014
Several city swimmers and divers earned All-Sunflower League recognition for their performances this spring.
Free State High girls second at state swimming
May 25, 2014
Courtney Caldwell won two individual state titles and the Firebirds finished second in state at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimmers take aim at state champs
May 24, 2014
Today is the day Free State High’s girls swimmers have waited for all season long — one they’ve talked about, thought about and swam for. Sure, every high school swimmer circles the date of the state championships on her calendar. But today means so much to the Firebirds because they aim to dethrone four-time defending Class 6A champion Shawnee Mission East at Capital Federal Natatorium. After Friday’s prelims, they know it won’t be easy. By Benton Smith
Firebirds eyeing another podium spot at state swimming
May 23, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team has grown accustomed to first-place finishes for the majority of its season, having won six meets convincingly. By Chris Duderstadt
Free State 2nd at league swimming
May 11, 2014
With one race left Saturday afternoon at the Sunflower League Championships, Free State High’s girls swimmers listened to the voice coming from the public-address system as it read off the team point totals, from fewest to most. The Firebirds heard their team’s name called second to last. By Benton Smith
FSHS swimmers value depth, too
May 10, 2014
Friday at the Sunflower League Prelims, the Firebirds proved depth is their focus by securing not only numerous top-six finishes (which placed them in this afternoon’s championship heats at Mission Trail Middle School), but also seventh- through 12th-place finishes (which earned them berths in the consolation finals). By Benton Smith
Free State, Lions 1-2 at swim quad
May 2, 2014
Free State and Lawrence High’s girls swimming and diving teams combined to win every event at a quadrangular Thursday at LHS. By Chris Duderstadt
Swimming sisters similar
Free State’s Lucy, Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck tough to tell apart
April 26, 2014
For the record, sisters Lucy and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck would like to make one thing clear: They are two different people. By Benton Smith
LHS swimmers, divers chase state marks at home meet
April 23, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Ashley Ammann finished second in the one-meter dive on Tuesday afternoon at the LHS Invitational. She couldn’t be happier. Ammann scored 186.50 points, enough to qualify for the Class 6A state tournament. She was eight-tenths of a point away from making it last year, and jumped up and down Tuesday when her coach told her the news. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimmers cruise
Firebirds dominate invitational; LHS third in team race
April 16, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimmers are beginning to realize it’s difficult to feel upset about placing second or third in a race when the competitors finishing ahead of them are teammates. By Benton Smith
Free State swimming and diving third at Olathe Invitational
12:53 a.m., April 12, 2014 Updated 11:40 a.m.
Free State’s Cierra Campbell placed second in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races to lead the Firebirds’ swimming and diving team to a third place finish at the Olathe Invitational on Friday.
High schools notebook: LHS softball shelves C Team
April 8, 2014
Lawrence High softball has canceled its C Team’s season. Injuries and low turnout were factors, but the biggest issue was the high school limit of 20 games for any girl during the softball season. Notes by Bobby Nightengale
LHS swimming trips SM South
April 4, 2014
Alex Ginsberg won two individual titles, five of her Lawrence High teammates won individual crowns, and the Lions won all three relays en route to a 127-49 dual-meet rout Thursday at Shawnee Mission South.
Lions girls swimmers win Lawrence Invitational
April 2, 2014
More than a few members of Lawrence High’s girls swimming team have fears of missing their events. Though the young swimmers are still getting adjusted to the fast-paced varsity meets, they also showed how big of an impact they can make when they do show up at the right time. By Bobby Nightengale
High schools notebook: Deep batting order lifting LHS baseball
April 1, 2014
It’s no surprise that Lawrence High’s baseball players are swinging the bats well early in the season. The Lions feature some of the top hitters in the Sunflower League. However, the bottom of the order has been much better than anyone could have anticipated. Notes by Bobby Nightengale

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