Lawrence High

City Showdown canceled due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather, the Lawrence school district has canceled all athletic events for Tuesday night, including the basketball doubleheader between Lawrence High and Free State. A makeup date has not been announced yet. The City Showdown was scheduled to take place at Allen Fieldhouse for ...

Preps notebook: Five takeaways from midseason basketball tournament week

Midseason basketball tournament week is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a chance to see a ton of basketball, and watch squads grow in the process. This past week was no different, as a number of area teams were in action during their respective midseason basketball ...

Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling places 4th at Husky Invitational, LHS takes 11th

Both city wrestling teams were in action this past weekend during the Husky Invitational. In the two-day event, which featured 21 teams, Free State’s wrestling team did well enough across the board to secure a fourth-place finish with 127.5 points. Lawrence High, meanwhile, scored 51.5 ...

LHS boys claim 2nd tournament title with 69-58 win over Topeka High

By Lawrence High’s lofty standards, Saturday’s game was a grind-it-out victory. Through the early part of the season, the Lions’ high-octane offense has made scoring look effortless. In its third game in as many days, though, LHS had to work for every single bucket during a 69-58 win ...

Lawrence boys wallop Wichita Southeast behind 27-point third quarter

It is safe to say that the third quarter belongs to the Lawrence High boys basketball team until further notice. For the third consecutive game, LHS saved its firepower for the third period to cruise to a double-digit win. Lawrence dropped 27 points in the third quarter to thrash Wichita ...

Lawrence High girls drop 5th-place game to Lee’s Summit West

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – After Lawrence High School's girls basketball team dropped a 54-43 decision to Lee’s Summit West Friday afternoon, coach Jeff Dickson didn’t wait to get back to Lawrence to discuss what his team needed to do to get better. "We’ve been fairly inconsistent this year ...

Lawrence High boys score season-high 82 points in win over Topeka West

TOPEKA — With his feet planted firmly on the Topeka West Charger logo, which was a good distance beyond the arc, Lawrence High sophomore Zeke Mayo decided to let it fly. Mayo’s shot splashed through the net with three seconds left in the first half, giving Lawrence a 1-point advantage. ...

LHS girls find their roots to claim 51-47 win over St. Teresa’s Academy

An experienced Lawrence High girls basketball team bounced back after losing the opening round of the Truman tournament. One night after losing to Liberty, LHS responded by claiming a 51-47 victory over St. Teresa’s Academy. The Lions took a 16-15 advantage after the opening period, ...

Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling takes down Shawnee Mission Northwest

Free State’s wrestling team claimed another impressive dual win Wednesday afternoon. Despite the meet being moved up two hours due to potential weather, the Firebirds took care of business from the very beginning. Free State defeated Shawnee Mission West by a 64-12 margin to extend its dual ...

LHS girls fall to Liberty in opening round of Truman tournament

The Lawrence High girls basketball team never recovered from its slow start Tuesday night. LHS (5-3) scored just 3 points in the opening period en route to a 50-29 loss to Liberty during the first round of the Truman tournament. Liberty (12-2) took a 12-3 lead after the first quarter before ...

Preps notebook: Free State wrestling claims sixth at Bobcat Classic

A total of 30 teams competed in the Basehor-Linwood tournament this past weekend. Free State’s wrestling team proved it can hang with the best, placing sixth as a team with a score of 113 points. FSHS actually tied with Andale, though both programs finished behind Bonner Springs (232), St. ...

LHS boys score 33 unanswered points in second half to put away SM North

Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis wasn’t ready to admit he gave the best halftime speech of the year. Lewis did credit assistant coaches Matt Green, Mike Harding, Scott Lane and Jacob Larsen for helping make the necessary second-half adjustments. In the end, though, the players ...

Preps notebook: FSHS boys swim claims convincing win on Senior Day

Since the start of the season, the Free State boys swim and dive team has had a clear goal on what it wants to accomplish this season. The Firebirds want to be Sunflower League champions for the first time in program history. They demonstrated how they can accomplish that feat during a ...

Preps notebook: City teams eager for start of 2019 bowling season

The two city bowling teams will kick off the season with one of the largest meets of the year. A total of 16 teams will compete in the Firebird Invitational, including both Free State and Lawrence High. The boys meet will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, while the girls meet is slated to start at ...

LHS boys roll past Olathe East for fifth win in a row

OLATHE — Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis knows he can call a set for any player on the court. The Lions have capable threats across the board, as any player can put up numbers on any given night. It has often led to multiple double-digit scorers through the early part of the ...

Lawrence High girls suffer lopsided loss against Olathe East

OLATHE — It has been quite some time since the Lawrence High girls basketball team has been in this position. LHS looked like a shell of its former self throughout its 58-33 loss at Olathe East Tuesday night. The Lions struggled with their rotation on defense, giving up an abundance of ...

Balanced effort leads LHS boys to 76-57 win over Gardner Edgerton

GARDNER – Four strong quarters of offense propelled the speedy, hot-shooting Lawrence Lions to a 76-57 win over Gardner Edgerton on Friday night. LHS, which is ranked No. 3 in Class 6A via the coaches poll, is now 4-1 on the season. With three players netting double-digit scoring efforts, ...

Preps notebook: Top 10 high school sports moments of 2018

It was another remarkable year for area high school sports teams. A total of six teams won state titles in 2018, including a first-time state champion. Multiple squads finished as runners-up in their respective sport, while several individual athletes posted impressive campaigns, as well. ...

LHS senior making smooth transition from gridiron to wrestling mat

Football has been the only sport that Lawrence High senior E.J. Jewsome has ever known. That was until last year, when Jewsome decided to try wrestling for the Lions. Jewsome wanted to get involved in another sport during the offseason, and the most physical activity he could think of was ...