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LHS volleyball prepares on the fly

Bobby Nightengale

It's tough for a lot of teams to prepare for the season with just two weeks of practice time beforehand. Lawrence High's volleyball team didn't even get to use that much time as they had tryouts for almost the entire first week. When the Lions took the court for the ...

From the World Cup to Lawrence soccer fields

Bobby Nightengale

Along with the rest of the country, and especially downtown Lawrence and Kansas City, I was pretty wrapped up in the FIFA World Cup this summer. Not that I didn't watch soccer beforehand, but I feel like I have a better understanding of possession soccer and how the current game ...

Volleyball season is heating up

Bobby Nightengale

Last week was tryouts, this week is practices, and next week are the games. That's the schedule for many high schools teams including Free State High's volleyball team, which opens the season on the road in the Lansing triangular on Sept. 4. Yet, unlike most other Lawrence high school teams, ...

What caught my eye at the football scrimmages

Bobby Nightengale

The high school football season for Lawrence High and Free State begins in just 11 days, but both schools got their first taste of live football during intrasquad scrimmages Saturday afternoon. Despite battling relentless heat during the day, both teams accomplished a lot, playing about two hours each (not counting ...

LHS boys soccer team making moves

Bobby Nightengale

There's a lot of optimism from teams at both Lawrence High and Free State for the upcoming fall season. One team that is hoping to make major strides this year is LHS' boys soccer team. I stopped by the Lions' practice on Thursday, and shot some video. I talked to ...

More practices and ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

Bobby Nightengale

Today I have more video of a football practice, this time from Free State High, as Wednesday was mostly teams finishing up tryouts. If anyone is wondering why there's only been footage of football practices so far, the main reason is that I didn't want to interfere with any tryouts, ...

Another day of practices ... and drum solos

Bobby Nightengale

At the beginning of all of the sports seasons (fall/winter/spring), I do my best to stop by to all of the teams at Free State and Lawrence High to get updates and look for stories. Doing so doesn't allow me to watch practices for very long as I try to ...

High school sports are back in action

Bobby Nightengale

It doesn't really feel like a few months have flown by since the end of the spring sports season, but here we are on the first day of the fall season. Most of the teams from both schools spent the day running through conditioning tests or doing simple drills to ...

Track and Field regional performance list

Bobby Nightengale

The KSHSAA released the performance list from regionals, which basically stacks up how all of the state qualifiers did from every regional. Of course, some people will improve their times during the state meet in Wichita on Friday and Saturday and rise up to the competition, but this gives a ...

Softball City Showdown Thoughts

Bobby Nightengale

One day after Lawrence High's offense provided a few blast-offs, Free State's softball team won on a walkoff Wednesday. The two games were completely different, but somewhat fitting for the rivalry. LHS can swing the bats as good as any team in the Sunflower League, and that was on display ...

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