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Photo gallery: Lawrence High boys soccer vs. Free State in regional semifinals

Lawrence High's boys soccer team earned a 2-1 win over Free State Tuesday night at FSHS on Oct. 27, 2020 to advance to the regional championship. The Lions will travel to Olathe West, the defending Class 6A champions, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Photos by Carter Gaskins/Lawrence ...

Photo gallery: Free State vs. Lawrence High football

Lawrence High defeated Free State, 49-20, Friday night at FSHS. It marked the Lions' first win in the City Showdown since 2015. Photos by Nick Krug/Lawrence Journal-World

Photo gallery: Firebirds win Free State Invitational in Baldwin

Free State's boys cross-country team earned a win its own meet at the Baldwin City Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Bishop Seabury's sophomore Oona Nelson finished third in the varsity girls race. Photos by Chance Parker/Lawrence Journal-World

Photo gallery: Lawrence High football at St. Thomas Aquinas

Lawrence High football defeated St. Thomas Aquinas Friday night on the road on Oct. 9, 2020. It marked the Saints' first home loss since 2017, as the Lions improved to 5-0 on the year. Photos by Carter Gaskins/Lawrence Journal-World

Photo gallery: Firebirds defeat Lions in tennis dual

Free State's girls tennis team defeated Lawrence High in a dual at LHS on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The Firebirds earned a 6-3 win over the Lions in the final competition before Thursday's Sunflower League meet. Photos by Chance Parker/Lawrence Journal-World

Photos: Locals remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Several dozen people attended a gathering in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, Sept. 19, in front of the Douglas County Courthouse.

Photo gallery: Sunflowers draw visitors to Grinter Farms on Labor Day

Visitors to the sunflower field at Grinter Farms took photos and enjoyed the scenery, Monday, near Lawrence. The 26-acre field, planted annually by the Grinter family, draws thousands of visitors during the weeklong late summer blossoming of the flowers. Photos by Charlie Riedel/Associated ...

Photo gallery: Free State, Lawrence High hold graduations amid the pandemic

Masks joined caps and gowns as essential graduation attire Saturday at Lawrence's high schools, where seniors finally gathered for ceremonies that had been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Free State graduates gathered at their school's outdoor stadium Saturday morning, while Lawrence High ...

Photo: American Legion has shortened Memorial Day ceremony due to virus precautions

The honor guard of the Lawrence Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post fires a rifle salute Monday, May 25, 2020, to mark Memorial Day. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the post had a brief ceremony with the playing of "Taps" and the gun salute in the parking lot of the post rather than its ...

A bird’s-eye view of the bus parade for Lawrence high school graduates

A long line of school buses paraded through neighborhoods in the Lawrence High School attendance area Wednesday in honor of the school's Class of 2020 graduates. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings and cancellation of in-person events, the high school had been ...

Bus parade honors high school graduates in Lawrence

A school bus parade traveled throughout neighborhoods in the Free State High School attendance area Tuesday in honor of the school's Class of 2020 graduates. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings and cancellation of in-person events, the high school had been ...

Photos: Lawrence watches flyover to thank health care workers, first responders

From workers on top of a roof to a 13-year-old with a big sign for his favorite nurse at LMH Health — his mom — Lawrence took a moment on Tuesday to stop and watch a flyover that was designed to thank health care workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 19 ...

Photos: Local school teachers use parades to say hello to students at home

More than a dozen vehicles with New York Elementary school teachers gathered at about noon on Monday for an informal "porch parade" through the New York school neighborhood in eastern Lawrence. Teachers at other schools throughout Lawrence held similar parades Monday afternoon, driving through ...