Lawrence High

Preps notebook: Timely hitting helps LHS baseball claim 7th straight win

Make that seven games in a row now. Lawrence’s baseball team extended its win streak to seven consecutive games with a 5-2 victory over Olathe South Tuesday night at LHS. The recipe for win No. 7 was just like the six games before it, too. The Lions, who have practically perfected the art ...

Dobson delivers: Senior first baseman completes comeback by LHS with walk-off hit

As soon as the ball left Hank Dobson’s bat, the Lawrence High faithful erupted with joy. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Dobson delivered for the Lions. The left-handed first baseman smacked a single to right, scoring two runs to put the final touches on Lawrence’s 4-3 ...

Lawrence High sprint medley team sets school record at Kansas Relays

Another city school record fell at the Kansas Relays on Saturday. Lawrence’s sprint medley team of Asjah Harris, Bella Kirkwood, Evann Seratte and Hannah Stewart took down a four-year old record with a time of 4:15.08 to finish fourth overall. Maya Yoder, Kyleigh Severa, Jensen Edwards and ...

Preps notebook: FSHS tennis takes 2nd at LHS Invitational; Lawrence claims 6th

Behind a balanced attack, Free State’s boys tennis team took second out of six teams at the Lawrence High Invitational Friday at LHS. The Firebirds scored 16 points as a team, finishing seven points shy of event winner Shawnee Mission East. Lawrence placed sixth in its own meet, scoring ...

Statement win: LHS baseball blasts past Blue Valley West for 11-1 victory

Senior Caleb Mondi crossed home plate first, then sophomore Cole Mondi scored moments later. The Mondi brothers were plated by a single to center via sophomore Devin Neal, which put the finishing touches on a signature win by the Lawrence High baseball team. Lawrence didn’t need to complete ...

LHS baseball erases 2 deficits in 6-5 win during River City Festival

Senior second baseman Garrett Romero put the finishing touches on Lawrence’s latest win when he threw the ball to junior first baseman Aidan Bannister. Bannister flicked the ball back to the mound, and the celebration ensued just in front of the LHS dugout Thursday night at Hoglund Ballpark. ...

Preps notebook: City track athletes shine at Little KU Relays

During warmups, Lawrence High junior Ella Stewart was off by herself. And there is a reason for that. Stewart discovered that she’s been getting too amped up during the discus competition. Her best throws are in warmups. So, as a result, Stewart has started to work on ways to ensure that she ...

Preps notebook: LHS girls swim cruises to another win on Senior Night

After coming above water, Lawrence High teammates Maddie Dean and Aubrey Fischer looked up at the scoreboard during Tuesday’s meet at LHS. One second separated the two of them, with Dean taking first in the 100 backstroke with a 1:03.49. Fischer, who was actually the top seed entering the ...

Coming home: Former Lion Nick Wood named FSHS girls basketball coach

It would have taken the perfect opportunity for Nick Wood to leave Washburn University. Wood had no intentions of leaving his role as an assistant for Brett Ballard. But a chance to return to the Lawrence community was one he couldn’t pass up. So Wood, who graduated from Lawrence High in ...

LHS forward Anna Chieu enjoying position change in senior season

Senior Anna Chieu could thrive in any position on the field for the Lawrence High girls soccer team. Ever since she joined the program as a freshman, Chieu has been one of the most-gifted players for the Lions. For the last two years, Chieu has played center midfielder for LHS. This season, ...

City distance runners shine at Barrier Breakers meet

It was a special day for Free State senior distance runner Anna Riley. She made it into her dream school, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, posted two top 20 times in the 3200-meter run (12:35) and then the 1600-meter run (5:44). Combined, the two races are 12 laps, and 3 miles. In ...

Free State softball earns 12-0 win over LHS in City Showdown

After struggling at the plate for the early part of the season, Free State senior Lauryn Jones gifted her team a lead that it didn’t surrender during the City Showdown Friday night at Lawrence High. Jones smacked an RBI single to left in the top of the second, scoring Maci Miles from second ...

LHS baseball rolls past Olathe North for third consecutive win

The Lawrence baseball team extended its win streak to three games with a 14-3 road victory over Olathe North Friday night. LHS (6-4) recorded 15 hits in the win, as five players recorded multiple hits. Devin Neal led the way with three hits. Carlos Vasquez, Hank Dobson, Caleb Mondi and Cole ...

Preps notebook: LHS girls soccer drops 2-1 decision to Olathe North

After a back-and-forth battle, the Lawrence High girls soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision at home to Olathe North Thursday night. It was a hard-fought loss by the Lions, who fell to 2-4 after their second consecutive defeat. With senior captain Leslie Ostronic out, LHS shifted its lineup ...

Sawyer Nickel leads FSHS tennis to first-place finish in City Series

Sawyer Nickel is used to people knowing his name at local tennis meets. The Free State senior only dropped one game among his three matches, which came against Bishop Seabury junior Grayson Rader, en route to a first-place finish in singles play of the City Series on Tuesday. Rader was the ...