Lawrence High

Journal-World Fall 2018 All-Area sports teams

At the end of each fall sports season, the Journal-World recognizes outstanding high school athletes from Lawrence and area schools. The All-Area teams are made up of top athletes from Lawrence High, Free State, Bishop Seabury, Veritas Christian, Baldwin, Eudora, Perry-Lecompton and ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area girls cross-country team

Athlete of the year: Riley Hiebert, Eudora Hiebert was consistently dominant throughout her junior campaign with the Cardinals. She never finished lower than fourth in any race, and she posted a season-best time of 19:31. Hieber won three races, including the league meet, and placed third at ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area boys cross-country team

Athlete of the year: Henry Nelson, Bishop Seabury It was a season full of medals for this sensational junior. Nelson earned a medal in seven out of his eight races this season, which included five first-place finishes. Nelson placed first at regionals and third at the 2A state cross-country ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area boys soccer team

Player of the year: Harrison Hartzler, Bishop Seabury After playing outside defender last year, Hartzler transitioned to a dominating scoring threat as a sophomore. Hartzler scored 19 goals and delivered 11 assists in just 13 matches. Despite facing double coverage on a consistent basis, ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area volleyball team

Player of the year: Lauren Maceli, Lawrence High Maceli was a key component of a nine-person senior class that notched Lawrence’s first state title in 23 years. Maceli recorded 423 digs, posting an average of 4.7 digs per set. Maceli was named the Sunflower League player of the year. Coach ...

2018 Journal-World All-Area football team

Player of the year: Jax Dineen, Free State Dineen finished his career as the program’s all-time rushing leader. A Kansas State signee, Dineen was named the Sunflower League player of the year for his performance as a running back and a linebacker. Dineen ran for more than 100 yards in nine ...

Preps notebook: Bishop Seabury boys claim runner-up in tournament

Despite losing its final game of 2018, the Bishop Seabury boys basketball team appears to be coming into form. The Seahawks suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday, dropping a 59-48 decision to Grandview Christian in the championship game of the Grandview Christian tournament. ...

Preps notebook: City swim teams close out 2018 with strong showing

It was a clean sweep for the city boys swim and dive teams during Wednesday’s quadrangular at Shawnee Mission North. Free State won 11 of the 12 events, including all three relays, to notch first place out of four teams, with 469 points. It marked the team’s third victory in four meets to ...

Preps notebook: LHS senior Evann Seratte signs to run track at KU

On some level, Lawrence High senior Evann Seratte always knew she’d end up going to the University of Kansas. After all, Seratte spent the last four years going to high school at a place just down the road from KU’s campus. Seratte did her due diligence during her recruiting process, ...

Lawrence High girls roll past Wyandotte in final game of 2018

As the Lawrence High girls basketball team prepared for its final game of the 2018 calendar year, the Lions did so with plenty of motivation. Sure, the Lions wanted a home victory over Wyandotte on Tuesday, and they got one in a 58-11 rout of the Bulldogs. But along with striving to defeat ...

Preps notebook: Veritas boys claim 61-60 win in overtime thriller

The Veritas boys basketball team edged Omaha Roadrunners, 61-60, in overtime Saturday afternoon. Veritas scored 26 points in the opening period, pouring in 20 more in the final period. As a team, the Eagles shot 48.9 percent from the floor. They outrebounded the opposition by a 30-18 margin, ...

LHS boys outlast Lee’s Summit North in double OT to win Blue Valley Shootout

OVERLAND PARK — Lawrence High coach Mike Lewis had every reason to trust his players on the game’s most important possession. A missed free throw by Lee’s Summit North with 18 seconds left in double overtime opened the door for Lawrence. Rather than panic, the Lions remained calm as they ...

Huge second half lifts LHS girls to 60-26 win over St. James

When Lawrence High girls basketball coach Jeff Dickson walked into the locker room during halftime of the Lions’ home matchup against St. James on Friday, he had a long speech in mind that he hoped would inspire his team after a lethargic start. By the time Dickson opened the locker room ...

LHS boys pull away from Grandview with decisive run in 4th quarter

After Lawrence High sophomore Zeke Mayo dunked the ball in transition, he paused to let out a scream in celebration with 2:10 remaining in the game. Grandview called a timeout, and the rest of the LHS teammates embraced the high-flying guard as he made his way to the bench. Mayo’s dunk ...

Preps notebook: Firebirds win 2nd straight meet to start season

Free State’s boys swim team claimed a second win in as many meets to start the newest campaign. The Firebirds recorded six event victories to edge Manhattan High for first place in a quadrangular Wednesday at KSU Natatorium. FSHS finished with 362 points in the win, while LHS ended up in ...

LHS girls push past Hayden to notch 1st win of season

The Lions earned a 56-35 win on the road against Hayden, which is the No. 8 ranked team in Class 4A, on Tuesday. Lawrence opened up the game up 23-12 at the half and held onto the comfortable lead for the remainder of the game. It marked the team's first win of the year after Lawrence dropped ...

LHS boys bounce back with 72-41 win over Ruskin

The Lions avenged a season opening loss with a 72-41 victory over Ruskin (Mo.) in their first game of the Blue Valley tournament. No. 2 Lawrence (6A) is 1-1. Clarence King stormed out to score a game-high 14 points in his start, netting seven points in the first quarter. Zeke Mayo had another ...

Preps notebook: City wrestlers shine in Leavenworth tournament

Both Free State and Lawrence High were in action this weekend at the 30th annual Leavenworth Challenger, held Saturday at Leavenworth High School. Free State's wrestling team placed fourth with a score of 139.5, while Lawrence’s squad came in 10th out of 12 teams with a mark of 31.5 points. ...

LHS boys drop 62-51 decision in battle between ranked teams

LIBERTY, Mo. – After an electric first quarter between two of the highest ranked programs in Kansas and Missouri, Lawrence High (No. 2 in Class 6A) couldn’t shrink the 4-point margin in it’s 62-51 loss to Park Hill South (No. 5 in Class 5) at Liberty High School. A late first-quarter ...

LHS girls suffer 55-39 loss to Topeka High in season opener

For the first time in a few years, the Lawrence High girls basketball team will face some adversity. The Lions had become accustomed to strong starts, a feat that they accomplished during each of the last two seasons en route to posting a 35-10 overall record. LHS did not drop a game before ...