Lawrence High

2014 J-W All-Area Boys Basketball Team

Player of the YearMitchell Ballock, EudoraThe 6-foot-5 freshman wing opened the season by scoring 40 points in his varsity debut and ended the year scoring a team-high 20 points to help the Cardinals win a Class 4A-II state championship. He picked up postseason first-team all-state and ...

2014 J-W All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Player of the YearShelby Dahl, Santa Fe TrailFresh off a volleyball state title, the 5-foot-11 forward brought the Chargers another Class 4A-II state championship. Dahl led Santa Fe Trail in scoring and assists and was third in rebounding. She frustrated opponents with her ability to score in ...

Ex-LHS coach Freeman on Kansas Hall of Fame ballot

Legendary Lawrence High coach Bill Freeman — who led the Lions to five state football championships and also directed LHS to two state track crowns — is on the 25-person ballot for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014.Freeman, who also directed Osawatomie High to two state football ...

2014 J-W All-Area Wrestling Team

Wrestler of the YearAlan Clothier, LawrenceThe sophomore 182-pounder avenged a loss in the state tournament semifinals as a freshman by earning Sunflower League Wrestler of the Year honors and winning a Class 6A state championship. Clothier has proven to be one of the best wrestlers in the ...

LHS softball splits at SM East

Prairie Village ? The Lawrence High softball team split a pair of games on Saturday at Shawnee Mission East.LHS lost the first game, 8-1, but won the second game, 5-3.The Lions (3-1) will host Olathe South on Tuesday at LHS.Game 1Lawrence 000 001 0 — 1 8 0SM East 200 204 X — 8 5 2W – ...

Free State swimming and diving third at Olathe Invitational

Olathe ? 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.Free State scored 172 points to finish behind Blue Valley Northwest (192) and champion ...

Four city preps in all-star football game

Four city football players will play in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star game this summer.Free State High seniors Khadre Lane and Keith Loneker will join Lawrence High seniors Kieran Severa and Kyle Wittman on the Kansas All-Star team to face Missouri’s All-Star ...

LHS girls win Topeka track

Topeka ? Marissa Pope, Rebecca Finley and Matia Finley each claimed individual titles, and Lawrence High’s girls track-and-field team won the team title at the Topeka Relays on Friday.Pope won the 400 in 1:01.29 and also ran with Jensen Edwards, Leah Gabler and Kyleigh Severa on the winning ...

Lions’ ace returns; O-North pitcher steals show

Lawrence High senior right-hander Bryce Montes de Oca had fans and Major League scouts buzzing with his sizzling 95-mph fastballs in the first inning on Thursday at LHS. Olathe North lefty Hunter Fox didn’t attract as much attention, but he left opposing hitters fuming.The Lions were puzzled ...

LHS soccer blanks SM North

Overland Park ? Addison Campbell scored twice and Skylar Drum once as the Lawrence High girls soccer team won, 3-0, on Thursday at Shawnee Mission North.

Lions’ Broadwell receives award

Lawrence High senior Caitlin Broadwell was honored by USA Today High School Sports and the Army National Guard with the Inspiration Award, which was presented to her during the LHS spring awards ceremony Thursday. The award is given to just 15 athletes across the country.Broadwell, a star ...

LHS girls coach leaves for overseas opportunity

When basketball coach Nick Wood packs for a road game next season, he better not forget his passport.Wood didn’t have to worry about such an issue the past five seasons while coaching Lawrence High’s girls basketball team in the Sunflower League, but he recently resigned from that position. ...

Irick 3-0 for LHS tennis

Topeka ? Thomas Irick went 3-0 in No. 1 singles, and Elliott Abromeit was 2-1 in No. 2 singles to lead Lawrence High’s boys tennis team Wednesday in a quadrangular at Topeka Seaman.The Lions defeated Topeka West, 3-1, tied Topeka Seaman, 2-2, and fell to Washburn Rural, 3-1.Sam Allen and ...

Lawrence High soccer shut out

Olathe ? The Lawrence High girls soccer team fell, 9-0, on Tuesday at Olathe Northwest.LHS (2-2) plays Thursday at Shawnee Mission North.

Take two: Lions softball makes up for lost time in season-opening routs

Lawrence High 17-14, Shawnee Mission West 1-1Game 1SM West 100 — 1 0 3Lawrence 98x — 17 15 0W — Megan Sumonja (1-0).2B — Morgan Byrn, Sophie Taylor, Kristen Gile, LHS. 3B — Byrn, Jolona Shield, Gile, LHS. HR — Byrn, LHS.LHS highlights — Byrn, 3-for-3, 3 runs, 5 RBI; Taylor, ...

LHS baseball loses at ONW

Olathe ? Olathe Northwest broke a tie with two runs in the sixth inning and defeated Lawrence High baseball, 4-2, on Tuesday.The Lions took a 2-1 lead in the second on a run-scoring double by Jacob Seratte and an RBI single by Zak McAlister. “The bottom line is they got two two-out base ...

Focus on serve pays dividends for LHS senior Irick

Lawrence High senior tennis standout Thomas Irick has been working on his serve for a couple of months. That’s going to cause plenty of trouble for his opponents.Irick cruised in the No. 1 singles match and helped the Lions boys beat Bonner Springs, 5-3, on Tuesday afternoon at LHS.Making it ...

High schools notebook: LHS softball shelves C Team

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. The Kansas High School Athletic Association says, “no student or team shall participate in ...

LHS baseball rolls over BV North

Overland Park ? Lawrence High’s offense clicked in Saturday’s 13-3 baseball victory against Blue Valley North.The Lions scored four runs in the first two frames to give starting pitcher Daonte Lowery a big lead.“To score eight runs in the first couple innings is going to win you a lot of ...

Doubles lift Lawrence High tennis over Seabury

The doubles points ended up being the deciding factor in Friday’s boys varsity tennis match between Lawrence High and Seabury Academy, as the Lions edged the Seahawks, 5-4, at LHS.Thomas Bach and Taylor Hodge won the No. 1 doubles match for Seabury, but LHS claimed victories in the No. 2 and ...