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Lions land state berth
Lawrence High blanks Manhattan, 1-0, in sub-state final
May 15, 2002
By Doug Pacey No one on Lawrence High’s baseball team realized just how well junior Aaron Madill had pitched until the Lions saw the box score afterward. The junior tossed a two-hit shutout against Manhattan High and the Lions earned their third consecutive berth to the Class 6A state tournament after they downed the Indians, 1-0, Tuesday night at Ice Field.
All’s well with Elwell
Lions’ Rambau-Weygint also qualify for state
May 14, 2002
By Doug Pacey The back is a tricky body part. Strain a muscle and you might feel pain for a couple of days and have trouble walking. Bruise it badly enough and you might not be able to sit in a chair or sleep comfortably.
Firebirds claim sweep
FSHS takes two from SM East on Senior Day
May 10, 2002
By Doug Pacey Felicia Freeman was in the middle of throwing a perfect game, but you wouldn’t have known it by the way she was acting between innings. The Free State High sophomore didn’t sit alone at the end of the bench away from her teammates. Instead, she grooved to Eminem’s latest hit single with fellow Firebirds Jenny Gwaltney and Jamie Stanclift in the dugout during the third inning.
LHS golfers fourth at Lawrence Invitational
May 9, 2002
By Doug Pacey Golf coaches Ron Commons and Jack Schreiner are telling their respective teams the same things these days. “We’re progressing nicely and improving.”
Jayhawks sweep Centenary
May 5, 2002
By Doug Pacey Kansas University’s Matt Tribble would not have even been able to hit the cutoff man from his spot in right field two weeks ago. The Jayhawk with the highest batting average .347 on the team wouldn’t have been good for more than a few drag bunts, at best, even one week ago.
Lions bounce back
Lawrence High takes two from Leavenworth
May 4, 2002
By Doug Pacey All Lawrence High coach David Petry could do was shake his head. “It’s amazing what 24 hours can do, isn’t it?” the befuddled coach said. Petry was commenting on Thursday night’s 10-6 loss to cross-town rival Free State High. The struggling Firebirds defeated Lawrence, but a day later the Lions played as if impostors had donned their uniforms the day before.
Bowlin’s blast sparks split with Eagles
May 1, 2002
By Doug Pacey Haley Bowlin hits home runs all the time in practice, Lawrence High softball coach Reenie Stogsdill said. So when the senior slugger who had never hit one in a game before belted a game-tying, 250-foot bomb over the left-field fence against Olathe North on Tuesday night at Holcom Park, it was a thrill for the Lions.
Rockhurst rider wins division at Perry Lake
16-year-old Hackman claims stage-race title
April 29, 2002
John Hackman had scrimped and saved long enough that he finally had enough money stashed away to buy that car he wanted. But he didn’t. The 16-year-old bought a bike instead. This wasn’t your mother’s 10-speed, though. It was one of those fancy-schmantzy, aerodynamic kind of road bikes.
Free State soccer blanked
Olathe North ‘better team’ in 3-0 victory over Firebirds
April 26, 2002
By Doug Pacey Olathe North goalkeeper Elizabeth Casey fiddled with her gloves and shifted her weight from one leg to the other and back again.
Free State improves but falls in dual meet
April 24, 2002
By Doug Pacey As Free State High golfer Stephan Skepnek was walking toward the clubhouse after finishing a round of golf at Alvamar Country Club Tuesday evening, coach Jack Schreiner yelled a question at him.

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