Free State

Prep soccer teams set to open postseason play at regionals this week

The Free State and Lawrence High boys soccer teams both will open postseason play seeded 12th on their respective sides of the Class 6A playoff bracket on Tuesday night. Free State, which knocked off LHS, 4-0, in the city showdown last week, will open play in the west bracket of regionals ...

Lions hold off rival Firebirds, 27-19, in City Showdown

This year’s highly anticipated football City Showdown came down to the final seconds Friday night at Lawrence High, where the Lions prevailed, 27-19, over their crosstown rivals from Free State. A hot start set the tone for Lawrence’s evening, and the Lions (6-2) tallied 285 yards of total ...

Emotion, early and late, leads Lions past Firebirds in classic city showdown

It’s amazing what emotion can do in a rivalry game. Never was that more evident than on Friday night at Lawrence High School, where the Lions knocked off the Free State Firebirds, 27-19, in the latest edition of the city showdown. From the opening kickoff throughout the entirety of the ...