Free State

Carrillo, Norris clash in Free State’s 3-1 road win over crosstown rivals LHS

A true pitchers duel headlined the softball City Showdown through nine full innings, as Free State escaped Lawrence High 3-1 on Friday at LHS. The Firebirds (15-6) and Chesty Lions (8-13) renewed their annual rivalry on Tuesday, but a severe storm forced the contest into the weekend – ...

Woods’ hat trick pushes Free State past LHS 4-0 in soccer showdown

Taylor Woods simply wouldn’t be denied. The Firebirds rode their junior forward’s hat trick – as Woods found the net three times in the first half – to a 4-0 romp over Lawrence High at home in Thursday’s City Showdown. Besides earning simple bragging rights, the Firebirds (3-10-0) ...

Preps Notebook: LHS girls learning tough lessons in hopes of ending nine-game skid

A defensive stand by the Lawrence High girls soccer team simply wasn’t enough against Shawnee Mission Northwest, as LHS dropped its ninth match Tuesday, a 1-0 loss on its home pitch. Neither the Lions (1-9-0) or the Cougars (6-4-1) found the net in the first half, as senior Megan Derby and ...

Preview: Free State, LHS primed for big weekend at River City Baseball Festival

The area’s busiest week in baseball has nearly arrived, as Free State and Lawrence High prepare to host more than 30 teams over three days for the annual River City Baseball Festival, beginning Thursday at FSHS, LHS and Hoglund Ballpark. The Firebirds (12-3) and the Lions (10-5) each have ...