Lawrence High swimming

FSHS swimming first at Emporia
March 28, 2014
Free State High sophomore Cierra Campbell turned in the top times in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle to lead the girls swimming team to a first-place finish in the Emporia Invitational on Thursday at Emporia High.
LHS athletes set goals as spring seasons begin
March 27, 2014
Some of Lawrence High’s spring sport teams return state-tournament experience. Others have ambitions of making it to the top this season. All of the athletes are optimistic at this point in the year, and they’ll have a chance to match expectations as every team will begin play within the next week. Here is a look at what all of the Lions’ programs expect out of the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence native Reaney swims to big records under ex-Aquahawks coach
February 28, 2014
Lawrence native Emma Reaney, a junior at Notre Dame, has made a huge splash not only in the school’s record books, but the NCAA and American ones, too. Saturday at the ACC Championships, Reaney broke NCAA Division I and American records in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:04.34. By Chris Duderstadt
Free State’s Jordan Portela powers way to pair of state swim titles
February 23, 2014
Free State High freshman Jordan Portela grew up watching his older brother and sister win state swimming titles. He had every swimmer in the state looking up to him at the Class 6A boys state swimming championship Saturday afternoon. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State’s Campbell leads swim qualifiers at 6A state
February 22, 2014
Free State’s Canaan Campbell turned in the top time in the 500-yard freestyle Friday in qualifying at the state high school swim championships.
Firebirds swimmers set for state meet
February 21, 2014
Free State High’s boys swimming practice took on a serious tone earlier this week. The Firebirds, who usually keep the mood light, were focusing for the Class 6A state meet, which begins today at Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds swimmers set relay record, place third at Sunflower League
February 9, 2014
The four swimmers on Free State High’s 200-yard medley relay team entered Saturday afternoon’s Sunflower League Championship with a plan. Canaan Campbell, Jordan Portela, Josh Terrell and Jack Ziegler knew what time splits they wanted and executed them to perfection. They raced past their opponents and the clock when they set a Sunflower League record with a time of 1:37.65. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS swimmers top Sunflower League prelims
February 8, 2014
Free State’s Jordan Portela had the fastest times in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly during the preliminaries of the Sunflower League boys swim meet Friday at California Trail Middle School. Portela swam 1:45.15 in the 200 freestyle and 52.29 in the 100 butterfly.
League looms for city swimmers
February 6, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Izaiah Bowie knows this is his final opportunity. His hopes of making the state tournament in the one-meter dive will ride on his performance at the Sunflower League Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend at Olathe California Trail Middle School. By Bobby Nightengale
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.