Lawrence High

LHS boys soccer tops FSHS in City Showdown

As soon as the match ended, the Lawrence High boys soccer team rushed over to the student section. Lawrence celebrated with its fanbase in the moments following a 2-0 victory over Free State High School Wednesday at LHS. It was an impressive win for the Lions, who had notched two ties and one ...

Preps notebook: Seahawks dominating teams during win streak

Moments before the third match of the season, the Bishop Seabury boys soccer team gathered in the tunnel at Bishop Ward. After two losses to open the season, the Seahawks were determined to change things up. In that moment, the team decided to put an end to losing. Since then, Bishop Seabury ...

Tom Keegan: KU legend John Hadl never will retire friendships made on the job

Sure, John Hadl’s name helped him to do his job so well for the Williams Fund, but his ears were an even greater tool in his former role as Kansas closer on big gifts to the athletic department. Hadl’s a good listener and genuinely interested in what’s going on in the life of the person ...

Area golfers qualify for state tournament

Despite unfavorable conditions, a number of area golfers were able to do enough to qualify for their respective state tournament Monday. Free State’s girls golf team placed third at its 6A regional meet at Tex Consolver Golf Course in Wichita, which was good enough to qualify the whole team ...

Preps notebook: A recap of how area teams did this past week

For the second straight season, Free State’s girls tennis team won its regional meet. The Firebirds qualified five players for the 6A state tournament, placing first as a team during the regional meet at Wichita East. Keegan VanPelt led the way, winning all four of her matches to claim first ...

LHS gymnastics claims 2nd at Sunflower League, FSHS places 3rd

OVERLAND PARK — With the Lions a half point ahead of Olathe East heading into the final event, Lawrence High and Free State coach Michelle Seidner told her team the same thing she always does. “Stay focused and do their best, and that’s what they do every time,” Seidner said. In ...

LHS surrenders early lead in loss to Shawnee Mission South

OVERLAND PARK — Lawrence High football coach Steve Rampy did not mince words during his postgame message to his team. Rampy believed the Lions had every opportunity to win their second game of the season, but a few too many mistake proved costly in the end. Despite a strong start, LHS was ...

Preps notebook: Senior receiver remains key weapon for FSHS offense

After scoring a touchdown against Sedalia Smith-Cotton (Mo.), Free State senior receiver LJ Mack went up to his coach to give credit for the play call. The Firebirds (5-0) used some trickery during a 51-0 home win last week, and Mack was the biggest beneficiary. In the final minute of the ...

LHS volleyball knocks off FSHS in City Showdown

Members of the Lawrence High volleyball team couldn’t help but look forward to the City Showdown. Despite storming past nearly any opponent it faced this year, Lawrence was looking forward to Tuesday’s tilt with Free State at LHS. The Lions didn’t disappoint either, as they claimed a ...

Preps notebook: Area athletes who shined in September

October is already here, which means postseason is right around the corner for most fall sports teams. A number of area squads have a shot to do some damage in the postseason, and have already proved it in the regular season. Lawrence High’s volleyball team is on a mission after last ...

Preps notebook: LHS volleyball team continues to roll, moving to 19-1

The Lawrence High volleyball team kept rolling this past week. LHS won all seven of its varsity matches, moving to 19-1 on the season. The Lions, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 6A, have dropped just four sets this year. To begin the week, Lawrence claimed wins over Olathe North and Olathe ...

Lawrence suffers 20-2 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest

After giving Shawnee Mission Northwest the first score of the game, the Lawrence High football team bounced back with a dominant defensive effort in the first half, giving its offense a chance to take the lead after the half. The Lions’ defense wasn't able continue its dominance in the ...

FSHS tennis claims 2nd at league tournament, LHS places 12th

OLATHE — The Free State girls tennis team demonstrated its depth in the first event of the postseason. For the second straight season, FSHS placed second at the Sunflower League tournament, scoring 75 points as a team. Lawrence High claimed 12th with 33 points as a team on Thursday at ...

Preps notebook: Hard work paying off for LHS senior

Lawrence High senior E.J. Jewsome can vividly remember his first varsity snap. At the time, the then-junior defensive tackle thought he blew by the opposing offensive lineman with ease. Jewsome immediately felt the jitters of his first varsity contest just disappear. It wasn’t until the ...

Free State girls tennis pushes past LHS in dual

Free State and Lawrence High girls tennis squared off one last time before the postseason in a dual Tuesday at LHS. Both the Firebirds and Lions understood the importance of going into the Sunflower League tournament on a strong note. Yet, Tuesday’s meet was unique, as players got the ...

Preps notebook: Midseason takeaways for area football teams

It’s hard to believe that the first half of the regular season is already in the books. Since it is the midway point of the football season, it’s worth mentioning some notable items regarding the area football teams. A lot can certainly change in the second half of the regular season, but ...

Preps notebook: A look at how area teams did this past week

Lawrence is home to a pair of talented gymnastics teams this year. That has been evident through the early part of the season. Lawrence High won each of its first three meets, setting the tone for a strong year. Free State, meanwhile, claimed first over LHS at the FSHS Invitational on ...

Strong defensive performance lifts LHS to 1st win

Moments after Lawrence High notched its first victory of the season, the team gathered around midfield. Senior linebacker Caleb Mondi handed the game ball to head coach Steve Rampy, congratulating him on his first win with LHS. The Lions then swarmed their coach to celebrate the 21-6 victory ...

LHS senior Eric Galbreath continues to display improvement

It’s not hard to spot Lawrence High senior Eric Galbreath Jr. on the football field. The 6-foot-7, 213-pound defensive end has towered over every offensive line he’s faced during his final season. Galbreath has been vital in slowing down opposing run games for the Lions, who have started ...

Preps notebook: Henry Nelson dashing past competition this fall

For as long as he can remember, Bishop Seabury junior Henry Nelson hasn’t been able to slow down. That has been evident during his time with the Seahawks over the last two-plus years. Nelson runs for both the cross-country team and track squad. Nelson also played soccer and basketball during ...