Lawrence High

LHS soccer tops Leavenworth, 6-0

Leavenworth ? Lawrence High’s soccer team scored five second-half goals in a 6-0 victory over Leavenworth on Tuesday.Hunter Kelley and Jakob Burdett had two goals apiece, while Connor Henrichs and Cale Bertrand had one each. Amos Rel had two assists, while Burdett, Henrichs, Matt Mantooth and ...

Firebirds tennis rallies to win City Showdown with Lions

Free State High tennis partners Taylor Hawkins and Caitlin Dodd had just blown a three-game lead Tuesday afternoon, and lost their No. 2 doubles match to rival Lawrence High’s Brooke Braman and Zoe Schneider.As Hawkins and Dodd walked off their home court, they were greeted by coach Oather ...

Rival golfers keep it close at LHS Invitational

With two holes left to play Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Course, Lawrence High senior Abby Schmidtberger and Free State junior Emily Bermel walked toward the tee box and chatted back and forth about how they wanted to finish the Lawrence High Golf Invitational in style. Their plan: pars for both of ...

Jakob Burdett sparks LHS soccer, 2-1

Every player on the soccer field wants to score, but Lawrence High junior forward Jakob Burdett needed this one.A Lions striker, Burdett had watched his shots sail high, fly wide or get stopped by opposing goalkeepers all season — until Monday night in a 2-1 victory against ...

Free State wins gymnastics meet

Free State High’s Grace Bartle won the bars and floor, tied for second on the vault and placed third on the beam to help the Firebirds win a four-team gymnastics invitational on Saturday at FSHS.FSHS won the team title with 99.3 points and was followed by Newton (96.6), Lawrence (89.8) and ...

Firebirds girls runners-up at 27-team Rim Rock Classic

Free State High’s girls cross country runners took to a wet course Saturday morning at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and muddied their way to the program’s best-ever finish at the large-scale event.The Firebirds beat out all but one of the field’s 27 teams, powered by a fourth-place finish by ...

Boldridge carries Lions past Ravens

He spent nine days in a KU Med Center hospital bed in December, during which time he learned that he had cancer. Not even 10 months later, Zay Boldrige put his stamp all over Lawrence High’s first football victory of the season Friday night, 35-20, against Olathe Northwest.Early in the first ...

LHS volleyball splits at Olathe

Olathe ? Lawrence High split two volleyball matches Thursday at Olathe East.The Lions lost to Olathe East, 25-12, 25-13, and defeated SM Northwest, 25-22, 27-25.Marlee Bird had 16 assists; Kyleigh Severa 14 assists and eight digs; Caitlin Broadwell 12 kills and 11 digs; Sami Buffalomeat six ...

Lion ties for 2nd at Rural golf

Wamego ? Lawrence High’s Abby Schmidtberger tied for second at the Washburn Rural golf invitational on Thursday at Wamego Country Club.Schmidtberger shot 42-42—84 to tie Rural’s Sam Mitchell for second. Manhattan’s Kyle McCarthy won with an 80.The Lions’ other placings: Campbell Drake ...

New LHS softball coach going in with ‘open mind’

Joe Dee Tarbutton didn’t go out of his way to learn as much as he could about the players with whom he would soon be working once he became Lawrence High’s new softball coach.After spending 25 years coaching the game in one capacity or another, Tarbutton said he preferred getting to know ...

Lions win tennis dual, 5-4

Seven empty courts surrounded Lawrence High tennis partners Brooke Braman and Kendall Pritchard in the final doubles match of the afternoon Thursday at LHS.In the midst of what the Lions expected to be a tight dual with Manhattan, they needed every match they could get. As the rest of the ...

Basic instinct: Hubbell’s goal lifts Lions, 2-1

Sometimes it is best to let your instincts take over.That’s what Lawrence High boys soccer sophomore Piper Hubbell did in the second half of a tie game Thursday night. When his teammate, junior forward Jakob Burdett, played the ball toward the middle of the field, Hubbell had a split-second ...

Near miss gives Lions confidence in football

It’s not as if Lawrence High’s football players are excited they lost in heartbreaking fashion against Class 6A’s top-ranked team last week, but the Lions’ most recent performance has them eager as ever to get back on the gridiron.It took a Shawnee Mission West touchdown with 13 seconds ...

LHS tennis crushes Bonner

Bonner Springs ? Whitney Simons, Yelena Birt, Erin Ventura, Natalie Cote, Audrina Hidalgo and Josie Meyers each claimed singles victories, and Simons-Birt, Hidalgo-Cote and Ventura-Nina Givotovsky won in doubles as Lawrence High claimed a lopsided dual meet, 6-0, on Wednesday at Bonner ...

FSHS gymnastics 2nd at O-East

Olathe ? Grace Bartle placed fourth and Carrie Howland sixth in the all-around to pace Free State High to a second-place finish in the team race at the Olathe East gymnastics invitational on Wednesday.Ashley Ammann placed 16th in the all-around to lift Lawrence High to sixth in the team ...

Slow start dooms LHS soccer, 2-0

Lawrence High’s boys soccer players were reminded Tuesday how difficult it can be to recover from a multi-goal deficit.The Lions’ offense, conservative by nature, isn’t built to overpower opponents with shot after shot, which hurt their chances of coming back in a 2-0 home loss to Shawnee ...

Sunflower League football divides

Scheduling just got a little more flexible for the Sunflower League’s 12 football programs.Beginning next season, the league will be split into two divisions, according to a proposal accepted by league school principals this past week — a move which came about due to the desire of some head ...

LHS tennis swept at home quad

In the middle of a doubles comeback, Lawrence High’s Audrina Hidalgo hit a hard smash that bounded by her Shawnee Mission West opponents for an apparent point.There was only one problem: Hidalgo clipped the hair of teammate Natalie Cote first.“I felt so bad. I thought I hit her in the ...

LHS runners 2nd, 4th at Heights

Topeka ? Lawrence High’s boys placed second and the LHS girls took fourth Saturday in the Shawnee Heights cross country invitational.Sam Stephens finished seventh to lead the LHS boys, followed by Keegan Matheis eighth, Alex Mwithiga ninth, Tim Schraad 10th and Andy Freeman 12th.Leah Gabler ...

Signature victory slips away from Lions in last-minute, 14-13 loss

Overland Park ? Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd made the hand signal to quarterback Nyle Anderson, and on the biggest play of the season, Anderson was about to keep a secret from his teammates.Maybe it would have gone down as “The Boot” in Lawrence High football lore had the Lions been able ...