Lawrence High

LHS girls roll past Olathe West, Lawrence boys get back in win column

Lawrence High senior Hannah Stewart set the tone on the game’s first possession when she canned a 3-pointer with ease. Olathe West, like most opposing teams, attempted to take away Lawrence’s best player by clogging up the lane to make things difficult for KU signee Chisom Ajekwu. The Owls ...

Lawrence boys fall at Olathe North, ending 11-game win streak

OLATHE – Clarence King didn’t even need to see the stat sheet to know that he could have played better in the first half. After just two shot attempts in the first quarter, King went on to score 19 points for the Lawrence High boys basketball team. It was the theme for the entire LHS squad ...

LHS girls handed 49-43 defeat by Olathe North

OLATHE – As time ticked off the clock and the Lions chased an early second-half deficit, the ground only began to shake more with every thump, foul and foot landing on the hardwood from a layup. But in the end, Lawrence fell on road to Olathe North (No. 9 in 6A) by a 49-43 margin Friday ...

Preps notebook: Area athletes post standout performances in January

Area athletes got off to a strong start in 2019, posting stellar individual performances in January. It is a privilege to cover high school sports in Lawrence, because there is never a shortage of spectacular athletes in the area. Just look at how many basketballs teams are ranked in the ...

Strong start helps LHS girls secure double-digit win over Shawnee Mission East

Lawrence High senior Chisom Ajekwu had the Lions rolling in the first quarter of the Lions’ 49-34 win over Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday at LHS. The 6-foot-3 center scored four straight buckets to help Lawrence High close the opening quarter on a 15-0 run, but it wasn’t all smooth ...

Lions drop season-high 92 points to notch 10th consecutive win

After a sluggish opening quarter, it was business as usual for the Lawrence High boys basketball team. LHS had not played an actual game in nearly a week, as two of its games were postponed this week due to weather. It also disrupted Lawrence’s practice routine, and the rust was evident ...

Lawrence High girls overwhelm JC Harmon throughout 62-12 victory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It would have been easy for Lawrence High girls basketball coach Jeff Dickson to continue to run up the score up after leading JC Harmon by 32 points at halftime. With mostly reserves and some junior varsity players during the second half, Lawrence (7-4) took advantage of ...

Area high school games postponed due to inclement weather

Mother nature spoiled another night of area high school athletics Wednesday evening. One night after the City Showdown was postponed, both boys basketball teams were unable to be in action yet again. Free State's road tilt at Mill Valley was ultimately postponed, while Lawrence High's home ...

City Showdown canceled due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather, the Lawrence school district has canceled all athletic events for Tuesday night, including the basketball doubleheader between Lawrence High and Free State. A makeup date has not been announced yet. The City Showdown was scheduled to take place at Allen Fieldhouse for ...

Preps notebook: Five takeaways from midseason basketball tournament week

Midseason basketball tournament week is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a chance to see a ton of basketball, and watch squads grow in the process. This past week was no different, as a number of area teams were in action during their respective midseason basketball ...

Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling places 4th at Husky Invitational, LHS takes 11th

Both city wrestling teams were in action this past weekend during the Husky Invitational. In the two-day event, which featured 21 teams, Free State’s wrestling team did well enough across the board to secure a fourth-place finish with 127.5 points. Lawrence High, meanwhile, scored 51.5 ...

LHS boys claim 2nd tournament title with 69-58 win over Topeka High

By Lawrence High’s lofty standards, Saturday’s game was a grind-it-out victory. Through the early part of the season, the Lions’ high-octane offense has made scoring look effortless. In its third game in as many days, though, LHS had to work for every single bucket during a 69-58 win ...

Lawrence boys wallop Wichita Southeast behind 27-point third quarter

It is safe to say that the third quarter belongs to the Lawrence High boys basketball team until further notice. For the third consecutive game, LHS saved its firepower for the third period to cruise to a double-digit win. Lawrence dropped 27 points in the third quarter to thrash Wichita ...

Lawrence High girls drop 5th-place game to Lee’s Summit West

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – After Lawrence High School's girls basketball team dropped a 54-43 decision to Lee’s Summit West Friday afternoon, coach Jeff Dickson didn’t wait to get back to Lawrence to discuss what his team needed to do to get better. "We’ve been fairly inconsistent this year ...

Lawrence High boys score season-high 82 points in win over Topeka West

TOPEKA — With his feet planted firmly on the Topeka West Charger logo, which was a good distance beyond the arc, Lawrence High sophomore Zeke Mayo decided to let it fly. Mayo’s shot splashed through the net with three seconds left in the first half, giving Lawrence a 1-point advantage. ...

LHS girls find their roots to claim 51-47 win over St. Teresa’s Academy

An experienced Lawrence High girls basketball team bounced back after losing the opening round of the Truman tournament. One night after losing to Liberty, LHS responded by claiming a 51-47 victory over St. Teresa’s Academy. The Lions took a 16-15 advantage after the opening period, ...

Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling takes down Shawnee Mission Northwest

Free State’s wrestling team claimed another impressive dual win Wednesday afternoon. Despite the meet being moved up two hours due to potential weather, the Firebirds took care of business from the very beginning. Free State defeated Shawnee Mission West by a 64-12 margin to extend its dual ...