Lawrence High

KU football roster has plenty of local flavor in 2018

Former Lawrence High head coach Dirk Wedd didn’t stay retired very long. Not long after finishing his 19th season at LHS last November, Wedd was offered a chance to make an impact at the collegiate level. David Beaty, who is the head football coach at the University of Kansas, decided to ...

Lasting legacy: 1990 LHS volleyball team inducted into Hall of Fame

Earlier this summer, the 1990 Lawrence High School volleyball team was inducted into the Kansas Volleyball Association Hall of Fame. Despite it being nearly 30 years later, and the fact several of the players have since left the area, a total of nine of the 10 players on the team — as well ...

LHS thrower places 2nd at Hershey Junior Olympics

Lawrence High thrower Amaya Harris, who will be a sophomore in the upcoming school year, claimed runner-up in the girls javelin competition (15-16 age group) at the 2018 USATF Hershey Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships on Sunday in Greensboro, N.C. Harris recorded her best throw on ...

Former LHS QB ready to make impact at Northern Colorado

Not long before the 45th Shrine Bowl, former Lawrence High quarterback Dante Jackson was approached by his college coaches. The Northern Colorado coaching staff requested that Jackson sit out the annual event in order to protect himself from any possible injury. Jackson was looking forward to ...

Former Lion Anthony Bonner on brink of big jump at Colorado State

The first time first-year Colorado State basketball coach Niko Medved made a recruiting visit to Lawrence, it marked the beginning of a process that led former Lawrence High standout Dorian Green to Fort Collins, Colo., where he became what Medved regards a Top 10 player in CSU history. During ...

New LHS AD John Hilton excited to connect with coaches

John Hilton was watching a summer football camp at Memorial Stadium when he got the call in June. At the end of the school year, Hilton decided it was time to get back into administration. Hilton wasted no time when he saw the opening for the Lawrence High athletic director position, throwing ...

Oklahoma defensive end Amani Bledsoe on opposite side as high school coach now

FRISCO, TEXAS — In his 19 seasons as head football coach of Lawrence High, Dirk Wedd did not coach many players as talented as Oklahoma defensive end Amani Bledsoe. Wedd and Bledsoe will be wishing a loss on each other Nov. 17 when Kansas travels to Norman to play the Sooners. Wedd was ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area girls soccer team

Player of the Year: Emily Heinz, Bishop Seabury For the second consecutive spring, the sophomore forward was unstoppable on the soccer pitch. Heinz, who often faced multiple defenders, finished with a team-high 21 goals and four assists. She ultimately played every position, including ...

LHS thrower qualifies for USATF Championships

Lawrence High thrower Amaya Harris qualified for the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, which will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina in late July. Harris, who will be a sophomore next season, placed second in the javelin competition at the regional ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area boys track team

Athlete of the Year: LeeRoi Johnson, Tonganoxie The 2018 season didn’t go as smoothly for Johnson who went through a rehab after sustaining injuries during the football season. Still, Johnson repeated as a state champion in the 4A boys discus competition with a throw of 192-11. The Arkansas ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area girls track team

Athlete of the Year: Evann Seratte, Lawrence Seratte broke the school record at the state track meet this spring, clocking a time of 2:16.09 to win the 800-meter run. Seratte did not qualify for the event during her sophomore season before claiming a title this spring. Seratte also placed ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area softball team

Player of the Year: Sara Roszak, Free State The freshman shortstop overwhelmed opposing pitching staffs this spring. She ended up leading the Sunflower League with a .619 batting average, earning a first-team selection in Class 6A. Roszak helped Free State capture its first state title in ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area baseball team

Player of the Year: Khalil Thrasher, Eudora The Eudora senior wreaked havoc on opposing pitching staffs throughout the season. Thrasher, who is signed to play baseball at Neosho County Community College, clubbed .477 with 25 RBIs and swiped 16 stolen bases. Thrasher was also named to the first ...

LHS track coach nets postseason honor

Lawrence High's Jack Hood has been named the Class 6A Girls Track Coach of the Year by the Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Coaches Association, which was announced Friday afternoon. Hood directed the Lions to a state championship this past season, notching their first team title since ...

Lawrence school district selects new athletic directors for Free State and LHS

New athletic directors have been selected for both of Lawrence's public high schools. Interim Superintendent Anna Stubblefield announced both selections in a news release Monday afternoon. John Hilton will be the assistant principal/athletic director for Lawrence High School while Amanda ...

FSHS, LHS continue to improve defenses in summer football camp

Lawrence High head coach Steve Rampy has known since this past winter that the defense has a chance to be a difference maker in 2018. The Lions bring back plenty of experienced players from last year’s team, and it has shown this summer. Lawrence made several defensive plays during the final ...