Lawrence High

Role players on Lions’ boys basketball team ready to support stars

The role players on Lawrence High’s boys basketball team don’t take it personally.They know when opposing coaches and players huddle up and game-plan before facing the Lions, the two names that will come up first, last and, most often, in between are Anthony Bonner and Justin Roberts.Being ...

LHS wrestling loses road dual

Gardner ? Lawrence High’s wrestling team lost a road dual, 61-12, Wednesday night at Gardner-Edgerton.Isaias Rojo, Garrett Girard and Alex Jones won their matches for the Lions, who left two weight classes open and competed without Alan Clothier, who was injured.“We had a lot of young guys ...

LHS girls get first victory

Kansas City, Kan. ? Lawrence High’s girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season Monday, a 75-22 victory over Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte. Makayla Bell and Kionna Coleman paced the Lions with 15 points apiece. The Lions broke the game open early by outscoring Wyandotte 21-3 in ...

Column: This year’s City Showdowns should be extra-special

A little more than a year ago, the football programs at Lawrence High and Free State treated the city every week with two of the most exciting teams in the state.This winter, expect that same kind of entertainment on the basketball court.The Lions (3-1) and Firebirds (3-1) both began the season ...

Clothier leads LHS wrestling

Eudora ? Alan Clothier took first place in the 182-pound weight class, and the Lawrence High wrestling team finished 18th out of 23 teams on Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Eudora Tournament of ChampionsTeam scores: Lansing 239.5, Mill Valley 238, Overland Park St. Thomas ...

Late drought dooms LHS, 60-56, in Shootout championship

Box scoreLawrence (56)Justin Roberts 7-16 2-2 22, Connor Henrichs 0-2 0-0 0, Price Morgan 3-7 3-3 9, Anthony Bonner 4-8 6-7 16, John Barbee 3-10 0-0 7, Ben Rajewski 0-4 0-0 0, Fred Brou 0-0 0-0 0, Anthony Riley 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 18-49 11-12 56.Highland Park (60)Jahmal McMurrray 7-20 0-0 16, ...

LHS boys head to title game of Blue Valley Shootout

Stilwell ? After missing his first four shots of Friday’s semifinal matchup against Blue Valley in the Blue Valley Shootout — all jumpers — Lawrence High junior Anthony Bonner flipped a switch.And it was a layup at the rim late in the first quarter that changed everything.From 0-for-4 to ...

Denny paces Free State swimmers

Olathe ? 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.Denny was fifth in the 500 free in ...

2013 Journal-World All-Area Football Team

Player of the yearJoe Dineen, Free StateQuarterbacking the Firebirds’ offense, and essentially doing the same on defense, where the senior free safety made reads to get everybody in place, Dineen rarely left the field and helped the multi-talented Firebirds finish 9-2 and reach the Class 6A ...

Guards lift outsized LHS boys past Grandview

Stilwell ? Grandview, Mo., had enough talent and size to knock Lawrence High’s boys basketball team out of title contention on the very first night of the Blue Valley Shootout, but the Lions’ bunch of heady guards and outsized forwards kept a comfortable lead and didn’t have to stress in ...

Lions girls fall to BVSW

Overland Park ? Lawrence High’s girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a 12-point first-quarter deficit and fell to Blue Valley Southwest, 67-43, on Thursday night.Ten LHS players scored, led by Jolona Shield with 17 points. Makayla Bell added eight points.“Our energy level overall ...

2013 Journal-World All-Area Volleyball Team

Player of the yearShelby Dahl, Santa Fe TrailEn route to the Chargers’ Class 4A, Division II state championship, the senior outside hitter flew all over the court. Dahl scored 250 serving points (39 aces) and 351 kills, while providing 68 blocks and 257 digs in a magical season for Santa Fe ...

FSHS swimming wins Manhattan tri; LHS 3rd

Manhattan ? Senior Hunter Robinson and junior Jack Ziegler led the Free State High swimming and diving team to a first-place finish on Wednesday at the Manhattan triangular.FSHS totaled 236 points to outdistance Manhattan (182) and Lawrence High (113).Robinson (200 medley relay, 100 fly, 200 ...

LHS boys tackle tough field at tourney

Lawrence High’s boys basketball players and coaches knew the next three days wouldn’t be easy.In his four previous trips to the Blue Valley Shootout, Lions coach Mike Lewis has seen some talented fields, but this year figures to be the deepest in his five-year tenure. What’s more, ...

LHS girls fall just short, 66-63

Box scoreJunction City (66)Kealee Rains 2-5 2-2 7, Shadaja Gamble 6-12 3-14 15, Breanna Waterman 1-5 2-2 4, A’Kia Fain 7-13 6-12 21, Kori Kamm 0-5 0-0 0, Abryana Dixon 3-6 2-4 8, Cassidy Meadows 1-3 7-8 9, Allison McKenzie 0-3 1-2 1, Grace Craft 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 20-53 24-46 66.Lawrence ...

2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Cross Country Team

Runner of the year:Dakota Helm, BaldwinThe top finisher on Baldwin’s Class 4A state championship team, the Bulldogs sophomore completed the rigorous Wamego Country Club 5K in 17:07.04, good for a fourth-place state medal. Coach of the year:Mike Spielman, BaldwinWith runners Helm, Joe Pierce, ...

2013 Journal-World All-Area Girls Cross Country Team

Runner of the year:Emily Venters, Free StateJust a freshman, Venters burst onto the cross country scene with an amazing fall, capped by a first-place finish at the Class 6A state championship, which helped the Firebirds make program history with their first team title.Coach of the year:Chris ...

LHS grad Lance Kilburn gets ‘Good Works’ honor

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Tuesday that Kansas University sophomore Perry Ellis was nominated to its Allstate Good Works Team, but he was not the only one with Lawrence ties to receive the honor.Lance Kilburn, a 2009 Lawrence High graduate, joined Ellis as one of ...

2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Soccer Team

Player of the year: Nicholas Joslyn,BaldwinThe playmaker and tempo-setter for a Baldwin team that rolled through the regular season and finished fourth overall in the Class 4-3-2-1A state tournament, Joslyn played all over the field for his coach (his father, Mark), scoring 16 goals and setting ...

Emporia edges Lawrence girls in opener

Emporia ? Makayla Bell scored 13 points with eight rebounds in the season opener for the Lawrence High girls basketball team, which missed a potential game-winner in the final seconds and lost to Emporia, 47-45, on Friday.The Lions forced 25 turnovers in the loss. Marissa Pope led LHS with five ...