Lawrence High

Preps notebook: FSHS girls tennis claims runner-up finish at regional meet

Free State’s girls tennis team will be sending three athletes to the Class 6A state tournament. One singles player and one doubles team qualified for the final meet of the year for the Firebirds after a strong showing at regionals. FSHS claimed second place as a team Saturday afternoon at ...

LHS, FSHS and Bishop Seabury take on new-look cross-country course at Haskell Invite

The cross-country course at Haskell University may have been altered slightly, but that doesn’t mean any runners lost any familiarity. “Honestly it just feels like I know what to expect, which — even if it’s not true — it makes me feel like I have an edge on the competition,” Free ...

LHS defeats Shawnee Mission South 40-21 to remain undefeated

Just after the Lawrence High defense forced a three-and-out, LHS junior quarterback Jackson Dooley connected with junior wide receiver Tre’ Jackson for an explosive 70-yard touchdown. That catch and run tied the game and gave LHS much-needed momentum in a 40-21 come- from-behind victory over ...

Preps notebook: Veritas volleyball rallies to earn 3-set win over Bishop Seabury

Even when the Veritas volleyball team was on the verge of losing, senior Emma Boulton wasn’t worried. The Eagles were coming off a two-set loss (25-22, 25-14) to Kansas City East Christian Academy and had even dropped the first set (25-23) in the final match of the triangular against host ...

Free State volleyball leans on seniors to defeat LHS in City Showdown

Even before Tuesday’s match started, the energy inside the Free State gym was palpable. That energy propelled Free State volleyball to a 3-0 victory (25-17, 25-13, 25-20) over Lawrence High in the City Showdown. “It definitely helped build a lot of momentum, especially when we went on long ...

Photo gallery: LHS football knocks off Shawnee Mission Northwest

Lawrence High's football team earned a 51-20 win over Shawnee Mission Northwest at Shawnee Mission North Friday night on Oct. 4, 2019. The Lions, who are ranked No. 3 in Class 6A, are now 5-0 to start the season after going just 1-8 in 2018. Photos by Carter Gaskins/Lawrence ...

LHS defense overwhelms Shawnee Mission Northwest in 51-20 win

Lawrence High head coach Steve Rampy woke up at 4 a.m. Friday morning to watch some more game film of Shawnee Mission Northwest in preparation for a Week 5 showdown between a pair of undefeated teams. It was then that Rampy really understood the challenge that his defense was about to face. ...

Preps notebook: Junior RB Tyler Bowden thriving in prominent role for FSHS football

Free State head coach Kevin Stewart remembers being perplexed the first time he saw film of running back Tyler Bowden. At the time, which was two years ago, Stewart was preparing for the state championship game as the defensive coordinator for Blue Valley North. He was watching film on Derby, ...

FSHS and LHS tennis brave cooler weather in Sunflower League tournament

Even though it is October, a sudden drop into cooler weather made things a bit tricky at the Sunflower League girls tennis tournament Thursday. “Well, it’s definitely weird when I go to serve because I don’t have as much movement in my arms,” Lawrence High senior Lilli Derby said. ...

Preps notebook: FSHS volleyball maintains momentum with road sweep

Free State’s volleyball team picked up a pair of wins at Shawnee Mission West Tuesday night. The Firebirds swept both of their opponents, taking down Shawnee Mission West (25-17, 25-14) and Olathe West (25-17, 25-14) on the night to stay on a roll. FSHS (16-9) has now won eight of its ...

Preps notebook: Lawrence RB Devin Neal highlights top area athletes of the week

It was another good week for Lawrence High junior running back Devin Neal. Neal received Athlete of the Week honors by 41 Action News before Tuesday’s practice following an impressive performance against Gardner Edgerton. Neal then netted a scholarship offer from Kansas State on Wednesday, ...

Lawrence High remains undefeated with 52-21 win over Olathe Northwest

It wasn’t always pretty, especially at first, but Lawrence High’s football team eventually found a way to take control during its 52-21 win over Olathe Northwest on Friday night at LHS. And that is exactly what good teams do in those situations. The Lions, who were coming off a thrilling ...

Preps notebook: LHS football aims to keep it rolling against Olathe Northwest

Lawrence High head coach Steve Rampy doesn’t believe in trap games. But even he can admit that this week’s matchup would qualify as such. That’s why Rampy took a moment to speak to the team during Saturday’s film session, which took place shortly after Lawrence upset Gardner Edgerton ...

Preps notebook: Seahawks overcome injuries to notch 4-1 win over Bonner Springs

It was an especially long pregame routine for the Bishop Seabury boys soccer team. Due to transportation issues, Bonner Springs showed up 16 minutes late Tuesday afternoon at the Youth Sports Complex. The visiting team was then given its own warmup time, meaning the match didn’t start until ...

Katie Logan, No. 2 doubles team go 3-0 in LHS tennis quadrangular

As she built momentum from match to match, Katie Logan could feel here aggressive play leading to better shots, even with her first two matches starting off “a little rocky.” “I was getting more motivated when I saw that my shots were working really well for me,” Logan said. Logan, ...

Ben Shryock wins varsity boys race for FSHS cross-country

Free State sophomore Ben Shryock secured a first-place finish Saturday morning at the Baldwin City Golf Course. Shryock ran a time of 16:18.05 to place first in the varsity boys race, which featured multiple area athletes. Charles Johnson of FSHS finished third with a mark of 16:29.30, while ...