Lawrence High

Preps notebook: A look back at first full week of spring sports

The first spring sports week is now in the books. Even though a pair of baseball teams began playing over spring break, this past week marked the beginning for most spring sports. Plenty of local teams started off on the right foot for their respective 2019 campaigns. Lawrence High girls swim ...

City track teams begin 2019 season at Free State’s Early Bird meet

For the first meet of the season, it’s only natural for the pool of nearly 300 athletes from Lawrence High, Free State, Shawnee Heights and Bishop Seabury to look at an event result with a grain of salt. Unless you’re the defending 6A girls state champions, Lawrence High. After pacing ...

Lions excited for start of spring sports

Spring sports season began over break last week, and Lawrence High is ready to hit the ground running. During the spring campaign last year, LHS came away with a state title on the final day of the spring slate when the girls track and field team secured first place at the 6A state meet at ...

Talented seniors responsible for memorable year for local boys basketball teams

In a way, Veritas boys basketball coach Carl Huslig always knew the 2018-19 season could be a special one for the city of Lawrence. Sure, he felt it would be for his program behind a talented senior class that had been playing together for several years. But Huslig was also familiar with ...

LHS baseball begins 2019 campaign with 9-0 win over Wichita Northwest

A pair of Lawrence High pitchers combined to throw a shutout in a 9-0 win over Wichita Northwest Saturday afternoon at LHS. Preston Harris tossed five innings of one-hit ball, and Jake Miller followed suit by giving up one knock over the next two frames. Harris fanned four batters and walked ...

Lawrence’s Mike Lewis named Sunflower League Coach of the Year

The two city teams were represented well on the All-Sunflower League selections for both boys and girls basketball. On the boys side, Lawrence High’s Mike Lewis took home Coach of the Year honors after leading the Lions to their first Sunflower League title since the 2014-15 season. Prior to ...

Lawrence’s comeback bid falls short in 70-67 loss to Wichita Southeast

WICHITA — The Lawrence High faithful let out a collective groan as Clarence King’s game-tying triple rattled out as time expired. Despite a pair of valiant comeback efforts, Lawrence’s season was brought to an abrupt ending with a 70-67 loss to Wichita Southeast Wednesday night at ...

LHS boys anticipating tougher test in rematch with Wichita Southeast

Lawrence High coach Mike Lewis doesn’t want to emphasize how easy the first meeting was. In the opening round of the 6A state tournament, LHS will take on Wichita Southeast. The Lions (19-3) thrashed the Golden Buffaloes (19-3) by a 72-46 margin during the semifinals of the Topeka ...

Opening round matchups announced for six area teams headed to state

The brackets have been set, and it is time to see who will be crowned a champion. Six of the 13 area basketball teams qualified for their respective state tournament, and will be playing in the final week of the season. Of those six squads, three received a top four seed in their respective ...

LHS girls fall to defending state champs to end season

For the second consecutive season, the Lawrence High girls basketball team fell in the sub-state championship. It was always going to be a tough path to get back to the 6A state tournament for the first time since 2017, as Lawrence was in Derby's region. The Panthers, who are the defending ...

LHS boys outlast Garden City, punch ticket to 6A state tournament

It wasn’t until Lawrence High senior Trey Quartlebaum received the inbound pass with three seconds remaining that he realized he was going back to the state tournament. Quartlebaum dribbled the remaining three ticks off to put the finishing touch on a 56-51 win over Garden City Friday night ...

Free State boys bowling places 6th at state meet

Free State’s boys bowling team took home a sixth-place finish at the 6A state bowling meet Friday afternoon at Northrock Lanes in Wichita. The Firebirds scored 2825 as a team, while Campus won the event with a 3084. Joey Taylor led Free State with a series score of 566, which was good enough ...

Lawrence girls roll past Wichita Southeast in sub-state opener

The Lions are one win and 167 miles away from heading back to the 6A state tournament. Lawrence High’s girls basketball team claimed a 64-29 win over Wichita Southeast Thursday night in its final home game of the season to advance to the sub-state championship at No. 2 Derby. The Panthers ...

Several city bowlers excited for first trip to 6A state bowling meet

After a strong freshman season, Jayden Cress eventually missed qualifying for the state meet by just two pins. For Cress, who has been bowling all his life, it was a moment that stuck with him for the next year. Cress worked on his consistency in the offseason, and came back better than ever ...

LHS boys wallop Wichita South, advance to sub-state championship

While it was just three minutes into Wednesday night’s Class 6A sub-state semifinal matchup between the Lawrence High boys basketball team and Wichita South, momentum could have easily swung in favor of the Titans early on when LHS senior Clarence King was given a technical foul for hanging ...

FSHS boys bowling claims second at regionals; LHS sends 4 to state meet

There will be plenty of city flavor at the 6A state bowling meet next weekend. Free State’s boys bowling team qualified after placing second at the 6A regional competition at West Ridge Lanes in Topeka. The Firebirds had three medalists, scoring 3,096 as a team. Junction City won the event ...