Lawrence High

FSHS, LHS volleyball teams receive difficult sub-state draws

It won't be easy for either of the city's Class 6A high school volleyball programs to advance to the state tournament this season.The Kansas State High School Activities Association unveiled sub-state brackets on Wednesday, and both Free State and Lawrence will have to get past some of the best ...

LHS soccer tops O-North, 1-0

Olathe ? Parker Davies scored a goal off of an assist from Connor Henrichs, and the Lawrence High boys soccer team defeated Olathe North, 1-0, on Tuesday night.Goalkeeper Andrew Ornburn earned the shutout for the Lions (6-8-1).LHS will play Shawnee Heights on Thursday in Topeka.

LHS volleyball drops two at tri

Lawrence High’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches during a triangular Tuesday night at LHS.Blue Valley North defeated the Lions, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, and St. James defeated LHS, 25-15, 25-15.Leading the Lions were Marlee Bird with 23 assists, Kyleigh Severa with 17 assists, Caitlin ...

Lions’ Abby Schmidtberger 19th at state golf

Garden City ? Lawrence High’s Abby Schmidtberger shot 90 and tied for 19th to pace all city golfers at the Class 6A state golf tournament on Monday at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.LHS teammate Campbell Drake, also competing as an individual, shot 101.Free State qualified its entire team and ...

FSHS golf peaking in time for state

When Free State High girls golf coach Layne Meyer thinks about how far the team has come in the past couple of months, he realizes this season couldn’t have developed any better had he planned it this way.The Firebirds, the first-year coach said, played their best golf at exactly the right ...

Free State tops LHS in volleyball

Emporia ? Free State High volleyball defeated rival Lawrence High on its way to a 3-3 record on Saturday at the Emporia High Invitational.The Firebirds lost to Topeka Seaman, 18-25, 18-25, and Washburn Rural, 24-26, 24-26, before defeating the Lions, 25-20, 29-27. Another victory, 25-17, 25-16 ...

Free State boys, girls second at league cross country

When Free State High’s girls cross country team runs, the Firebirds trust senior Bailey Sullivan, sophomore Claire Sanner and freshman Emily Venters to stay near the front of the pack. The only uncertainty is predicting in which order the three will cross the finish line.As usual, the FSHS ...

Overwhelmed early, Lions football falls at Leavenworth

Leavenworth ? Leavenworth High’s football players might as well have planted a flag with their “LV” logo on it in Lawrence’s backfield Friday night at Pioneer Stadium.The Leavenworth defense conquered the Lions’ blocking often enough to take up residence behind the line of scrimmage ...

SM South edges LHS soccer, 2-1

Overland Park ? Narito Mendez’s first-half goal gave Lawrence High an early lead, but the Lions fell to Shawnee Mission South, 2-1, on Thursday night in high school boys soccer.Lawrence led 1-0 at halftime, but South tied the score five minutes into the second half and took the lead 15 ...

District play gives LHS football sense of ‘urgency’

Something about the start of district play makes everything seem a little more vital.As Lawrence High’s football players prepared this week for tonight’s district opener — kickoff at 7 at Leavenworth — coach Dirk Wedd made it clear to them that this is the most important game the Lions ...

Lions soccer foiled on Senior Night, 1-0

Coming into Tuesday night’s game, Lawrence High coach Mike Murphy believed his players had more strength and size in the box than Shawnee Mission Northwest.Unfortunately for the Lions, that edge failed to produce a goal in a 1-0 loss to the Cougars on a chilly night at LHS.“We just ...

LHS volleyball 0-3 at Hayden

Topeka ? Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 0-3 in a quadrangular Tuesday at Topeka Hayden.The Lions fell to Hayden, 25-19, 25-20, Washburn Rural, 25-22, 25-9, and Manhattan, 25-19, 25-20.For LHS, Marlee Bird had 23 assists and 14 digs, Kyleigh Severa had 20 assists, Caitlin Broadwell had ...

Free State team, two Lions make golf state

Wichita ? Free State High’s girls golf team and two individuals from Lawrence High qualified for the state golf meet based on their performances Monday at a Class 6A regional at Clapp Golf Course.Free State’s Emily Bermel led the city schools with her fifth-place finish at 83. Other FSHS ...

Lions’ Pederson first in SMW race

Lenexa ? Lawrence High’s Nathan Pederson took first place among sophomore boys in the Shawnee Mission West Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park. Pederson finished the 5K race in 17:40.0.No team scores were kept, and individual placing were determined by class.Other ...

FSHS gymnasts 2nd at Sunflower League

Olathe ? Free State High junior gymnast Grace Bartle placed first in floor exercise and third in all-around competition to lead FSHS to a runner-up finish at the Sunflower League meet Saturday at Olathe North.With a team score of 104.175, the Firebirds finished just shy of league champion ...

Near-perfect Czapinski tops tennis regional

Alexis Czapinski had no interest in underestimating what she could possibly attain Saturday at a Class 6A regional tennis tournament.Seeded No. 1 in the singles bracket, the Free State High senior spoke with her coach, Oather Strawderman, about expectations for the state-qualifying event before ...

Turnovers doom LHS against Olathe North

Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd knows this year’s team — more than many others he has had —isn’t the type that can afford to have turnovers.Two giveaways in the first half buried the Lions on Friday, when they fell behind early and never could catch up in a 28-0 loss to Olathe ...

O-East blanks LHS soccer

Olathe ? Olathe East scored four first-half goals and defeated Lawrence High 4-0 on Thursday night at CBAC.“We did not defend set pieces very well,” LHS coach Michael Murphy said. Olathe East scored on two corner kicks and a free kick from the corner similar to a corner kick. “They were ...

Timely spike sparks Lawrence

Lawrence High’s Caitlin Broadwell has figured out the best way to pump up a home crowd: pound the ball off an opposing player’s head.Broadwell’s spike served as the turning point Thursday night, when her swat off the noggin of North’s Alexia Bascue juiced up the Lions in a 31-29, 25-22 ...

Opinion: Lions senior Henrichs heady player

One reason Conner Henrichs is so good at using his head on a soccer pitch is that he’s so good at using his head.You never hear Lions soccer coach Mike Murphy light him up with, “Hey, kid, use your head!”Henrichs already does so in every interpretation of the expression.Not all of the ...