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Top five high school sports stories of 2008
We're counting down the top five stories on various topics today as part of an annual recap of the top stories of the year we'll do later this month. Join the conversation by letting us know what we missed or what stories you think are important by posting a comment, below.5. LHS boys win cross country title
Behind a strong senior class and a determined group of athletes, the Lawrence High boys cross country team won the program's first state title in school history.4. New sports facilities OK'd
After years of talk and months of debate, the Lawrence City Commission gave the go-ahead to build new football stadiums at both Free State and Lawrence High. The football stadiums are just one of the highlights of major facility renovations planned at each location.T2. Free State comes one win short of football title
The Free State High football team advanced to the state championship game for the first time in school history with an incredible run through the Class 6A playoffs. The run ended one win short.T2. LHS boys come one win short of state title
The Lawrence High boys basketball team pulled things together at just the right time, shocking the state by winning its sub-state and advancing all the way to the Class 6A state title game, only to lose in the championship.1. Lawrence High's girls basketball team wins state
While both the boys and girls teams entered the state basketball tournament as low seeds and excelled, only the girls were able to cap a memorable postseason run with a Class 6A state championship.