The Dividing Line

Lawrence High basketball splits against Leavenworth; Roberts and Lemus top player rankings

Bobby Nightengale

It's hard to know what to expect out of high school basketball teams in their first games back from winter break. For Lawrence High, 18 days between games is a long time and it can be tough to find a rhythm right away. But Lawrence High's boys basketball team made ...

Lions sweep City Showdown; guards mostly top player rankings

Bobby Nightengale

At this point of the high school basketball season, wins and losses don't mean a ton. But a win in the City Showdown meant everything for Lawrence High's girls basketball team. The Lions picked up one of their biggest wins in the past few seasons with a [49-48 victory against ...

LHS basketball sweeps before City Showdown

Bobby Nightengale

With a rivalry game looming on the schedule, it's usually easier said than done to focus on your next opponent and avoid overlooking anybody before the rivalry game arrives. But Lawrence High boys and girls basketball teams found ways to pick up wins this week before heading into tonight's City ...

Free State basketball sweeps Mill Valley; Piper and Wilburn lead player rankings

Bobby Nightengale

After chatting with his team in the locker room Friday, Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan said, "We learned a lot about ourselves tonight." He was speaking about his team, but the same thing applied the boys basketball team, after both of the Free State squads earned comeback ...

LHS boys basketball advances to BV Shootout title game

Bobby Nightengale

It never fails year after year. Lawrence High's boys basketball team locked in another close game against Topeka Highland Park. The two schools have faced each other five times over the past four seasons, and the latest chapter was another memorable contest, with the [Lions winning 72-64 in overtime][1] to ...

LHS advances at BV Shootout; Roberts leads player ratings

Bobby Nightengale

Unlike the first game of the season for Lawrence High's boys basketball team, not much went right in the first few minutes on Tuesday against Grandview (Mo.) in the first round of the Blue Valley Shootout. The Bulldogs couldn't miss from the field, drilling their first four shots. And the ...

Alumni watch: College Basketball

Bobby Nightengale

The high school basketball season started last week, but for several Lawrence natives, their basketball season began last month when their college seasons began. Most of these former Lawrence High, Free State and Bishop Seabury basketball players are about 10 games into their season, and here's a look at how ...

Free State hoops sweep; LHS splits in season openers

Bobby Nightengale

The high school basketball season has finally arrived and both the boys and girls basketball teams for Lawrence High and Free State made their debuts over the last few days. Lawrence High's boys basketball team looked like it picked up where it left off last year, scoring 16 unanswered points ...

Football Game Tape: Week Eleven

Bobby Nightengale

After a two-point loss in the City Showdown, Free State High football players remained upbeat in practice the following the week. They knew they were a better team than their 0-3 record showed, and were confident they could turn their season around. Now the Firebirds are one win away from ...

Football Game Tape: Week Ten

Bobby Nightengale

For the first time since 2012, Lawrence High and Free State football teams advanced to the Class 6A state quarterfinals. The Lions didn't play their best defensively, but [the offense picked up the slack in a 56-32 victory][1] against Shawnee Mission North. Behind 292 yards of offense created by senior ...

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