Lawrence High

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

Lawrence High’s volleyball team has demonstrated its dominance on a weekly basis this season. This past week was no different, as LHS swept its first home meet of the year. Lawrence (9-1) knocked off Olathe West and Shawnee Mission North during Tuesday’s triangular. The Lions moved up to ...

LHS remains winless following loss to Gardner Edgerton

Lawrence High senior punter Ross Brungardt made a perfect play on the opening drive. After the LHS offense stalled out, Brungardt pinned the opposition on the 6-yard line with a tremendous punt. Yet Gardner Edgerton proceeded to march down the field on nine runs during a nine-play drive to ...

Preps notebook: Senior linebacker leading LHS defense

Lawrence High senior linebacker Caleb Mondi hasn’t always been a defensive superstar. In fact, Mondi didn’t even play on the defensive side of the ball until the 2017 season. Mondi, who has been playing football since the third grade, only really knew how to play receiver prior to making ...

Preps notebook: Seahawks soaring past competition in 2018

The Bishop Seabury volleyball team has stormed onto the scene through the first 15 games of the 2018 campaign. After going 2-0 in a triangular at East Lawrence Recreation Center Tuesday, the Seahawks are now 12-3 to start the season and are ranked No. 5 in Class 2A via the Kansas Volleyball ...

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

The Lawrence High volleyball team has hit the ground running to start the 2018 season. Lawrence defeated Olathe South (25-11, 25-14) and Shawnee Mission South (25-12, 25-17) in a triangular Tuesday. The Lions then finished second at the Olathe South tournament Saturday, which included wins ...

Lawrence High falls to 0-2 after loss to Shawnee Mission East

The Lawrence High football team didn’t let a lopsided scoreboard keep it from battling hard all the way to the end of its home opener Friday night in a 43-13 loss to Shawnee Mission East. Sophomore quarterback Tre' Jackson ran 65 yards for a touchdown on the game’s final play, making him ...

Preps notebook: Area football teams set for home openers

Free State senior Jax Dineen hasn’t stopped thinking about how the 2017 season ended. Dineen sustained an ankle injury on a 67-yard run in the first quarter of the 6A quarterfinals. Dineen was forced to watch the entire second half from the sideline, as Free State suffered an overtime loss ...

Preps notebook: LHS senior begins final year in gymnastics

Lawrence High senior Josie Hickerson hasn’t fully comprehended the idea that this is her final season in gymnastics. Hickerson, who has been competing in gymnastics since she was 4 years old, doesn’t plan on pursuing the sport at the collegiate level. As a result, Hickerson is relishing ...

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

The fall sports season is in full swing now with most area teams beginning the 2018 campaign this past week. Free State and Lawrence High gymnastics will open the year with a meet Tuesday at LHS, but the rest of the teams have already started the regular season. The Bishop Seabury volleyball ...

Lawrence High offense falters in 26-10 loss to Olathe South

It didn’t take long for the Lawrence High football team to gift head coach Steve Rampy an advantage. After forcing Olathe South into a three-and-out on the opening drive, LHS scored on its very first offensive play. Senior quarterback Garrett Romero handed the ball to sophomore running back ...

Rampy set to begin his LHS tenure in season opener vs. Olathe South

Lawrence High head coach Steve Rampy doesn’t like being the center of attention. Despite being a quarterback in his playing career, Rampy has always enjoyed the fact that the sport of football takes a team effort. So when asked about making his debut as the LHS football coach, Rampy was ...

FSHS senior returns to soccer team after year off

Rowan Laufer made his much-anticipated return Tuesday at Free State High School against Olathe South in the season opener. Laufer scored both goals, including one on a penalty kick, during a 3-2 defeat in Free State's first match of the 2018 season. Prior to that, the Free State senior ...

Week in review: Area teams begin fall sports season

The 2018 fall sports season officially began last week with a number of area teams in action. Free State’s volleyball team put up a good fight against the top-ranked team in the state, while the Lawrence High boys soccer team suffered a narrow defeat against a program that made it to the ...

Lions set for start of fall sports season

Lawrence High’s fall sports teams will kick off the 2018-19 season this week. The girls golf team opens the season Wednesday, while the girls tennis team is slated to begin its campaign Thursday. The boys soccer team, which will be the only program to play at LHS this week, has its season ...

LHS senior commits to St. Francis Brooklyn College

Lawrence High senior Trey Quartlebaum didn't want to worry about his collegiate plans this winter. Quartlebaum, a guard for the LHS boys basketball team, announced his commitment to play basketball at St. Francis Brooklyn College at the collegiate level. For Quartlebaum, it was important to ...

Welcome to our new coverage of local high school teams

Since the start of the fall sports season officially begins this week, I thought I’d take the time to formally introduce myself. My name is Shane Jackson, and I’m the new high school sports reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World. I came to Lawrence in June after spending a year covering ...

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 ...