Lawrence High

KSHSAA executive board rejects proposal to delay start of fall sports seasons

A motion to delay the start of fall high school sports competitions in Kansas failed by a vote of 5-4 during Tuesday’s meeting of the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s executive board. As a result, all fall sports and activities programs will be allowed to start practices ...

KSHSAA releases detailed guidelines for returning to activities this fall

The Kansas State High School Activities Association on Wednesday released a set of guidelines for upcoming fall sports seasons, but many of the specifics will remain in the hands of local school districts and administrators. The guidelines are broken up into two parts: a set of general ...

KSHSAA postpones plans to release fall sports guidelines

Originally planning to release guidelines for the upcoming fall sports seasons on Friday, the Kansas State High School Activities Association hit pause on that move in response to Gov. Laura Kelly’s Wednesday announcement that Kansas schools will not start until after Labor Day. Instead, ...

Lawrence High hires former coach, LHS grad Nick Wood as new athletic director

Lawrence High School is turning to one of its own to lead its athletic department into the future. Former LHS girls basketball and softball coach Nick Wood, who graduated from the school in 1996, was formally hired as the school's new athletic director and assistant principal during the ...

LHS boys basketball honored as Top 10 program of past decade

MaxPreps recently named Mike Lewis’ Lawrence High boys basketball program one of the 10 most dominant in the state during the past decade, sparking a sense of pride and fond memories from those who were a part of the ride. “A tremendous honor,” former LHS standout Anthony Bonner said ...

Former LHS standout Anthony Masinton-Bonner to finish career at Emporia State

It’s been more than a year since former Lawrence High basketball standout Anthony Masinton-Bonner decided to transfer from Colorado State to finish his college eligibility elsewhere. And after a summer stint at Missouri State that ended with him stepping away from the game altogether last ...

KSHSAA pegs June 1 as start date for summer activities

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has identified June 1 as the start date for a variety of summer programs, provided coaches follow “all group gathering restrictions and social distancing expectations” outlined by local health officials and school administrators. The ...

KSHSAA hoping to move forward with some form of several summer activities

The Kansas State High School Activities Association continues to work toward hosting many of its regular summer activities for high school students but does not yet know how or what that might look like. “The biggest question on everyone’s mind, spoken or unspoken, is when do we get to ...

LHS, Bishop Seabury basketball players announce college choices

It was a big weekend for basketball commitments in Lawrence, with three local players announcing where they will continue their playing careers. Bishop Seabury’s Cobe Green started things off by announcing his commitment to Baker on Twitter. The 6-foot senior guard battled back from open ...

LHS senior Bryce Johnson commits to Kansas City Kansas Community College

Lawrence High senior Bryce Johnson is the latest city basketball prospect to commit to a college for the 2020-21 season. In a Twitter post on Wednesday evening, Johnson announced that he would continue his academic and athletic career at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where former Free ...

Despite down year, LHS girls showed plenty of promise during 2019-20 campaign

The Lawrence High School girls basketball team may have gone 5-16 over the past season, but that record doesn't worry coach Jeff Dickson very much. In fact, the Lions' head coach said the team's struggles this year could lay the groundwork for more success in the years to come. “We never ...

Journal-World 2019-20 Winter All-Area Teams

After each high school sports season, the Journal-World recognizes outstanding athletes with its All-Area Teams. Because of statewide precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the annual All-Area winter group photos were not able to be taken this year. The teams still were selected ...

Journal-World’s 2019-20 All-Area boys wrestling team

Wrestler of the year: Connor Searcy, Tonganoxie The encore by Searcy was perhaps even more impressive. After making history by becoming the program’s first state champion along with another teammate last year, Searcy defended his title to cap off his senior campaign. Searcy went 44-1 and ...

Journal-World’s 2019-20 All-Area girls wrestling team

Wrestler of the year: Madyson Gray, Free State Gray became the Journal-World's first girls wrestler of the year after a monumental year in the inaugural season of sanctioned girls wrestling. Gray, a sophomore, became Free State’s first-ever girls wrestling state champion this winter. She won ...

Journal-World’s 2019-20 All-Area girls basketball team

Player of the year: Harper Schreiner, Eudora Emerging as one of the better players in the state, Schreiner averaged 15.6 points per game to go along with an average of 4.2 assists, 4.0 steals and 5.7 rebounds per outing during her sophomore season. Schreiner was named to the All-Frontier ...

Journal-World’s 2019-20 All-Area boys basketball team

Player of the year: Zeke Mayo, Lawrence High Mayo was the best player on the court on a nightly basis during his junior campaign. He was a well-rounded player, leading the Lions in scoring, rebounds and assists this past season. Mayo averaged 16.0 points per game to go along with 6.0 rebounds ...