Lawrence High

Preps notebook: LHS practice partners prepared for 6A state wrestling meet

It only makes sense that sophomore Logan Farrell and freshman Kevin Honas are headed to the state tournament together. After being practice partners all season, the Lawrence High wrestlers will represent the program, along with senior EJ Jewsome, at the 6A state tournament this weekend in Park ...

Several area basketball teams to host opening round of sub-state

The Kansas State High School Activities Association released sub-state brackets at every level Wednesday afternoon. Many area teams will get the opportunity to host the first round next week. All but one city team will get the opportunity to play at home in the opening round. Lawrence High’s ...

LHS boys overcome slow first quarter to knock off Olathe Northwest

The only way Olathe Northwest thought it could limit the high-octane Lions’ offense was by dribbling the ball out throughout the first quarter, limiting possessions to score when it could. As an Olathe Northwest player dribbled the ball around at the top of the key with under a minute to go, ...

Lawrence girls take down ranked foe on Senior Night

With eight seconds to go in the game, LHS coach Jeff Dickson substituted out Chisom Ajekwu for junior Sophie DeWitt. Striding from one end of the court to the bench, Ajekwu took a seat with a big smile on her face as she finished her final game in the gym at Lawrence High School. LHS took ...

City basketball games moved up due to inclement weather

Due to the threat of inclement weather, multiple area games have been moved up a day. Free State and Lawrence High, which were both slated to play home games Tuesday night, will now play those games tonight. LHS will face Olathe Northwest, while Free State will take on Shawnee Mission ...

Preps notebook: City wrestlers qualify for state after earning hardware at regionals

A total of nine city wrestlers are headed to the 6A state tournament. Free State is sending six athletes to the final meet, while Lawrence High will have three competitors after a strong showing at the regional meet in Garden City this past weekend. The Firebirds placed seventh as a team with ...

Free State swim finishes 4th at state meet, Lawrence High places 22nd

TOPEKA – After just missing the state title in the 50 freestyle by four tenths of a second, Free State freshman Benjamin Vorthmann found himself on the other end of things. Vorthmann won his first state title in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.00, six-tenths of a second ahead of the ...

LHS girls end losing skid with win over Shawnee Mission South

OVERLAND PARK – The losing skid is over for the Lawrence High girls basketball team. Lawrence took down Shawnee Mission South, 45-43, on the road Thursday night. With the win, the Lions (10-8, 5-5 Sunflower League) snapped a 3-game losing streak. After opening the game on a 15-12 deficit, ...

Strong senior leadership leads LHS boys to third consecutive win

OVERLAND PARK – Not even mother nature can slow the Lions down. In a game that was pushed up a day due to expected bad weather on Friday, Lawrence High (No. 5 in 6A) earned an 81-63 win over Shawnee Mission South (No. 7 in 6A), Thursday night at SM South. Lawrence (15-3, 8-2 Sunflower ...

Senior bowlers shine during last City Showdown

Lawrence High senior Ashley Dykes couldn’t have asked for a better ending. In her final game on Senior Night, Dykes made the most of it by putting together her best game of the year. Dykes began the game off with a four strikes in as many frames, which even warranted high fives from Free ...

Preps notebook: City swimmers prepared for state swim meet

Both city swim teams have been building for this moment all season. Free State and Lawrence High boys swim teams will be in action this weekend at the state meet at Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Preliminaries are slated to take place Friday, while finals will occur ...

Lions avoid any hangover with convincing win over Cougars

SHAWNEE — Any concern of a hangover for the Lawrence High boys basketball team was quickly put to bed Tuesday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest. Lawrence never trailed, scoring 8 unanswered points in the first 143 seconds of the contest. It wasn’t long before the Lions led by double ...

LHS girls suffer 35-25 defeat at Shawnee Mission Northwest

SHAWNEE — It was one of those games where the final score did not tell the whole story. The Lawrence High girls basketball team had plenty to be proud of following a 35-25 loss at Shawnee Mission Northwest Tuesday night. The Lions jumped out to an early lead, they climbed back after getting ...

LHS boys take down FSHS boys in City Showdown

Bragging rights for the City Showdown once again belong back with the Lawrence High boys basketball team. After falling in the rivalry matchup last season, Lawrence flexed its dominance in the crosstown clash with a 71-55 win over Free State Monday night at LHS. After leading by just 1 point ...

Free State girls push past LHS to end 5-game skid in City Showdown

The story of the first installment of the city showdown of 2019 could have easily been the age-old tale of Free State walking up to its intercity rivals, Lawrence High, and running away with an upset. To some of the students in the stands, it may have been, but to the girls on the court, it ...

FSHS, LHS look to get back on track in friendly affair during City Showdown

A pair of instances from this season illustrate just how special the City Showdown is. On Jan. 15, Free State junior DK Middleton threw down a powerful dunk over Blue Valley West defender Matt Cairns in the first quarter of a 51-36 win. In the crowd, Lawrence High players rose to their feet to ...

Lions upset by Vikings in 57-55 road defeat

OVERLAND PARK – The Shawnee Mission West security guard could only hold back the student section for so long. As Zeke Mayo’s half-court shot banked off the rim, the Vikings stormed their home court as they pulled off an upset over the fourth-ranked Lawrence High boys basketball ...

LHS girls give up late lead in 44-43 loss to Shawnee Mission West

OVERLAND PARK – With 1.2 seconds left in the game, Hannah Stewart sent a ball from midcourt in a last-ditch effort to take a win on the road. She had made a 3-pointer 30 seconds earlier, but the Lions couldn’t defend on the last play of the game. Lawrence High dropped a 44-43 decision at ...

Preps notebook: Eagles, Seahawks set for riveting rematch in cross-town affair

It is no secret that the City Showdown between Lawrence High and Free State is a big deal. But the private school version of the City Showdown, at least in boys basketball, has been just as electric as of late. Bishop Seabury (11-4, No. 7 in Class 2A) and Veritas (16-8) proved just that nearly ...

Preps notebook: Mozae Downing thriving as freshman point guard for FSHS

Being a point guard on a 6A boys basketball team is no easy task. Doing so as a freshman is almost unheard of. That is the case for freshman Mozae Downing, who serves as the starting point guard for Free State. Downing has handled the rock more than anyone else, leading the Firebirds to an ...