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Lawrence High, Free State athletic directors to step down

Just more than two weeks ago, Lawrence High, Free State High School and the University of Kansas all had athletic directors in place. Now all three schools are seeking replacements. Both Bill DeWitt of Lawrence High and Mike Hill of Free State are stepping down from their current roles as ...

Area baseball players close out high school careers at KABC All-Star Game

Lawrence High senior Austin Quick closed out his high school career in fitting fashion. Quick entered the game in the top of the ninth during the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC) All-Star game Wednesday, retiring the only two batters he faced at Hoglund Ballpark. His performance ...

Former LHS pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca drafted by Mets

Bryce Montes de Oca let out a sigh of relief when he saw his name on the screen. After waiting patiently all day, the former Lawrence High pitcher got the news he wanted. Montes de Oca, who just completed his junior season at the University of Missouri, discovered he had been drafted by the ...

Former LHS standout Justin Roberts transferring to Niagara

Amid conference play during his second season as a backup point guard at Toledo, former Lawrence High standout Justin Roberts began to determine he wanted to try something new. A few months later, Roberts solidified his plans to transfer from the MAC program and complete his college career ...

Lions adapting to new offense as summer football work commences

Beginning at 6:30 a.m. each of the past four days, Lawrence High’s football players launched into a crash course in head coach Steve Rampy’s offense. Sure, the Lions got to know Rampy a little over the past several months, as the former Pittsburg State offensive coordinator visited LHS two ...

Lawrence High girls track and field claims 6A state crown

WICHITA — A strong cast of juniors on the Lawrence High girls track and field team arrived at LHS right after the Lions won a Class 6A state title, so they had heard plenty of stories about what it was like to finish atop the standings on the biggest stage. After two years of learning what ...

Six area javelin throwers medal on Day 1 of state track and field meet

WICHITA — The Lawrence High duo of Hunter Krom and Harrison King and the Free State tandem of Bo Miller and Nathan Spain have always enjoyed sharing the same javelin runway, and they got to do it one last time at the high school level on Friday at the state track and field meet at Wichita ...

Landon Berquist, Andrew Park stand out for Free State at 6A state golf tournament

LEAWOOD — For the distance-challenged, average golfer, par-3 holes can be as welcome as a friendly stranger with a filled gas can in hand is to a motorist stranded at a dangerous intersection. Landon Berquist is not the average golfer. He’s well above-average, so different rules apply for ...

Relay sweep guides Lawrence High girls track and field to 6A regional crown

OVERLAND PARK — The Lawrence High girls track and field team has taken great pride in its relays this season, and it paid off in a big way for the Lions at the Class 6A regional meet on Friday at Shawnee Mission South. The Lions trailed Olathe Northwest by 2.33 points going into the ...

Lawrence High’s Eden Kingery leads area divers at state meet prelims

Lawrence High junior Eden Kingery was the top area performer in the 1-meter dive at the Class 6A state swim and dive prelims on Thursday at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Kingery finished with a score of 176.35 to end up in fifth place going into Friday's semifinals. Free State's ...

LHS softball season ends at regionals

A five-run first inning for the visitors followed by seven innings of pure heart for Lawrence High proved to be the final chapter in the 2018 LHS softball season. Nicole Riley's club, seeded eighth via the head-to-head tiebreaker, fell to No. 9 seed Shawnee Mission Northwest, 5-4, on ...

LHS soccer falls to Shawnee Mission South, 2-0

OVERLAND PARK — As much as Lawrence High girls soccer coach Matt McCune would have liked to see the Lions' winning streak hit four games with an upset of Shawnee Mission South in the Class 6A regional semifinals on Monday, it wasn't in the cards. Jordyn Martin put the Raiders on the board in ...

Free State team, Lawrence High individual qualify for 6A state tournament

Topeka — The rolled, freshly cut greens were slicker and his putter didn’t cooperate as well as it did in the previous day’s practice round. Still, Ross Brungardt made his way around challenging Topeka Country Club well enough Monday that he put himself right at the projected cut ...

LHS girls soccer playoff moved up

Monday's Lawrence High girls soccer regional game against Shawnee Mission South has been moved to a 5:15 p.m. start in anticipation of inclement weather this evening.

John Novotny happy to be home again on Lawrence High baseball diamond

The beard and the years can’t hide the trademark smile that made teachers at Lawrence High recognize John Novotny, the once-mischievous, hard-nosed student-athlete, now coaching and working in the English as a Second Language department and the baseball program. “They just shake their ...

KSHSAA releases regional matchups for soccer, baseball, softball

The Kansas State High School Activities Association released postseason pairings on Saturday for baseball, softball and soccer. Here's a rundown of regional matchups for Lawrence High and Free State in all three sports, as well as the full Class 6A brackets. The Lawrence High girls soccer ...