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Lawrence High swimming

FSHS swimmers 3rd at Topeka Invitational; LHS seventh
January 29, 2014
Free State High placed third on Tuesday at the 12-team Topeka Swimming and Diving Invitational.
Lions swimmers 2nd at LHS quad
January 24, 2014
Tim Schraad placed second in the 100 fly, and Caleb Axlund was second in the 100 back, and they swam on the winning 200 freestyle relay team to help Lawrence High to a runner-up finish at the Lawrence Invitational on Thursday at Knox Natatorium.
Lions swimmers 2nd at home tri
January 15, 2014
Nothing against Lawrence High senior swimmer John Eakes, but as classmate Caleb Axlund watched him swim the 200 IM Tuesday at the Lions’ home triangular, Axlund wasn’t convinced Eakes had a first-place finish in him this time. By Benton Smith
FSHS swimming 2nd at SMNW
January 12, 2014
Free State High swimmers Canaan Campbell and Josh Terrell each won two events to push the Firebirds boys to a second-place finish on Saturday at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational.
Firebirds win LHS invite
January 9, 2014
Despite nearly a month between meets due to winter break, Free State High’s boys swimming team showed no signs of a layoff. The Firebirds won all 11 swimming events and cruised to a team title at the five-team Lawrence Invitational on Wednesday at Lawrence High.
Denny paces Free State swimmers
December 14, 2013
Zachary Denny’s fifth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle and two top-10 individual finishes by Jack Ziegler highlighted Free State High’s performance at the Olathe Swimming and Diving Invitational on Friday at Mission Trail Middle School.
FSHS swimming wins Manhattan tri; LHS 3rd
December 12, 2013
Senior Hunter Robinson and junior Jack Ziegler led the Free State High swimming and diving team to a first-place finish on Wednesday at the Manhattan triangular.
FSHS swimmers win home quad
December 5, 2013
Free State High won six individual events and all three relays and cruised to the team title at a four-team swimming and diving quadrangular on Wednesday at the Indoor Aquatic Center.
Lions ready to open winter campaigns
December 4, 2013
December is here, and for the athletes at Lawrence High, that means it is time for winter sports. Here is a look at each LHS team that begins competing this week. By Benton Smith
Winter prep sports get underway
November 18, 2013
In all honesty, Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law didn’t expect to have so many players on the first day of winter sports tryouts Monday. By Benton Smith
Ex-LHS swimmer makes Team USA
September 4, 2013
Former Lawrence High swimmer Emma Reaney was named to the 112-member roster of the 2013-14 U.S. national team, USA Swimming announced Tuesday.
Right at home: New LHS athletic director Bill DeWitt comes full circle
July 17, 2013
In Bill DeWitt’s mind, the word hometown doesn’t have to be defined by origins. A native of Hays, DeWitt grew up loving football, wrestling, track and academics as a high schooler at Thomas More Prep-Marian. But spend a few minutes with Lawrence High’s new athletic director and assistant principal and his pride for the city and school he now calls home comes across as strong and sincere as his handshake. By Benton Smith
World Company Cup returns to Free State
June 12, 2013
For the seventh time in eight years, the World Company Cup belongs to Free State High. The trophy, awarded since 2006 to the school that prevails most often in City Showdowns and other competitions between rivals Lawrence High and Free State, spent the last year on display at LHS. However, the Lions’ claim to the cup proved short-lived, as Free State conquered the Lions, 17-9, in the standings. By Benton Smith
Broken records: Free State swims to second at state
11:44 p.m., May 18, 2013 Updated 11:13 a.m.
On a day she had one of the best individual swimming performances in school history, Free State High’s Courtney Caldwell was happiest with one of her relays — and how her teammates responded to adversity in the middle of a race. By Jesse Newell
Free State’s Caldwell sets 6A records in state swimming prelims
May 17, 2013
Free State swimmer Courtney Caldwell set two Class 6A records during prelims of the state meet, Friday at Capitol Federal Natatorium. By Jesse Newell