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‘That’s team football’: Lions cruise past Owls for 42-14 win

Olathe — Pinned back against his own end zone on fourth down, Olathe West sophomore punter Tanner Steenbock received a high snap. The ball slipped out of Steenbock’s hands, falling on the 1-yard line and recovered by a swarming Lawrence High defense. LHS senior running back Devin Neal ...

Preps notebook: Senior receivers have been key in 2-0 start by LHS football

Lawrence High senior receiver John Green was initially planning on going out of bounds. His entire team thought he was going out of bounds. Even Washburn Rural probably expected him to get out of play. Yet, in the final minute of the first half of Lawrence’s convincing 56-7 win last week, ...

Preps notebook: FSHS volleyball earns road sweep in triangular with league foes

Free State’s volleyball team clawed its way back to .500 for the first time all season with a much-needed road sweep at the Shawnee Mission North triangular on Tuesday. The Firebirds, who are now 4-4 on the year after losing their first four matches of the season, secured a pair of 2-0 ...

Preps notebook: Tonganoxie, Perry-Lecompton football both stay undefeated in Week 2

Area football teams Tonganoxie and Perry-Lecompton remain undefeated following wins in Week 2 of the 2020 season. THS — which is ranked No. 3 in Class 4A — jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half in an eventual 24-14 home victory over Louisburg on Friday. Perry-Lecompton (No. 2 ...

Pick your poison: LHS football overwhelms Washburn Rural in 56-7 win

It is basically “pick your poison” when trying to come up with a game plan to slow down Lawrence High’s offense. Four different players recorded a carry, and six LHS players netted a reception while the team raced out to a 35-0 lead against Washburn Rural in the first half. Even more ...

Preps notebook: LHS, FSHS boys soccer set to face off in early city showdown

Thursday’s boys soccer city showdown is slated to take place earlier in the year compared to previous seasons, and there is a lot less on the line than there was the last time these two teams met. Lawrence High, which has raced off to a 3-0 start, will be looking to prove something when it ...

Lawrence High’s home tennis quadrangular postponed due to weather

In a year with already so many schedule changes, Lawrence High’s home tennis quadrangular was postponed a day due to the threat of inclement weather. The meet, which also featured Free State’s girls tennis program, will now begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at LHS. Until recently, the competition ...

Lions, Firebirds adjust again, add Olathe schools to football schedules

Story updated at 5:22 p.m. Monday The Lawrence High and Free State football teams will not be playing each other twice this regular season after all. In a scramble to fill their schedules after Sunflower League foes from the Olathe and Shawnee Mission school districts elected to postpone the ...

Lawrence High rocks Shawnee Heights, 53-0, in 2020 season opener

Although Shawnee Heights technically was Lawrence High football's opponent in Friday’s season opener, the Lions’ 53-0 victory at LHS turned out to be a battle between the LHS offense and defense. And it was nearly impossible to determine a winner. Behind a stifling defense and an ...

LHS, Free State football teams eager to kick off unusual 2020 season

Preparing for the start of any high school football season is always a challenge, but doing it in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it tougher. After weeks of worrying, wondering and finding a way to get ready, the Free State and Lawrence High football teams open the 2020 season at ...

Preps Notebook: LHS soccer improves to 2-0 with 6-0 rout of Topeka High

The Lawrence High boys soccer team improved to 2-0 with a dominating, 6-0 victory over Topeka High on Tuesday night at LHS. The Lions, who topped Manhattan 2-1 in the season opener last Friday, scored four goals in the first half on Tuesday and never looked back, adding two in the second to ...

Special Olympics recognize Lawrence High School for its unified sports program

Lawrence High School has been recognized for its sports program that aims to be inclusive and provides students with disabilities opportunities to compete. The Special Olympics recently named LHS a Unified Champion School, an honor bestowed on schools that meet the organization’s standards ...

Free State, Lawrence High announce football attendance plans

With opening night of the 2020 football seasons just four days away, Lawrence High and Free State released their attendance plans on Monday. Both schools will cap their attendance for home games at two spectators per student participant. Those spectators will be identified ahead of time and ...

LHS boys soccer opens 2020 season with 2-1 win

The Lawrence High boys soccer team opened the 2020 season with a 2-1 victory over Manhattan High on Friday night at LHS. Manhattan (0-1) and LHS were tied 1-1 at halftime, and the Lions scored the lone goal of the second half to secure the victory. LHS seniors Mason Anderson and Alec Murphy ...