Lawrence High

2019 Journal-World All-Area girls cross-country team

Coach of the year: Jim Barnard, Eudora The Cardinals closed 2019 with high finishes in their three postseason meets. Under the direction of Barnard, Eudora’s girls cross-country team won the Frontier League title. EHS also won the regional title for the second year in a row before placing ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area boys soccer team

Coach of the year: Darren Erpelding, Eudora Erpelding's Cardinals finished just shy of qualifying for the Class 4A-1A state tournament, but it was still a special season for the Eudora squad. Eudora went 12-6-1 in 2019, which included the team’s first regional title in program history. The ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area boys cross-country team

Coach of the year: John Tollefson, Tonganoxie Under Tollefson, the Chieftains earned plenty of hardware during the postseason. Tonganoxie’s boys cross-country team won the Frontier League title and secured a regional crown as well. THS also ended up taking home a third-place finish at the ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area volleyball team

Coach of the year: Jayme Savage, Free State In her first season at the helm, Savage directed Free State back to the Class 6A state tournament. The Firebirds ultimately lost all three matches in pool play, finishing the year with a 24-15 record. FSHS also won its first Sunflower League title ...

2019 Journal-World All-Area football team

Coach of the year: Mike Paramore, Perry-Lecompton Under Paramore, Perry-Lecompton advanced to the state championship game for the second time in program history. The Kaws ultimately finished as a runner-up in Class 3A. PLHS finished with a 9-4 record, which included a stretch of six ...

LHS falls to Olathe South 63-62 in overtime in BVHS Basketball Shootout Final

Stilwell — As if the game couldn’t be any more dramatic, it was a single layup that decided the Blue Valley Shootout final. Thanks to a ferocious comeback, Olathe South snatched a 63-62 overtime victory over Lawrence High in the Blue Valley Shootout final Friday. Junior guard Zeke Mayo led ...

LHS girls drop 45-41 decision at St. James Academy

The Lawrence High girls basketball team fell just shy of a perfect week. After a pair of wins over the previous three days, Lawrence couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch in a 45-41 road loss to St. James Academy on Friday night. The Lions are now 2-2 on the year following a 2-1 clip ...

Lawrence High girls roll past J.C. Harmon for 74-13 win

Cree Stewart picked up her dribble just beyond the arc with no defender within shouting distance. Cheers for the freshman to shoot could be heard from the Lawrence High bench with less than a minute remaining in Thursday’s contest. Stewart obliged and drained the 3-pointer, which earned a ...

LHS boys advance to championship game with 63-62 win over Blue Valley

Stilwell — It would have been easy to let the game get away down the stretch. Blue Valley led by six with 3:39 remaining during the semifinals of its home tournament Thursday night at BVHS. Instead, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team remained composed and made enough plays down the ...

LHS girls basketball holds off Blue Valley Northwest comeback for 54-47 win

Overland Park — Midway through the third quarter, Lawrence High senior guard Sophie DeWitt set a trap at midcourt, grabbed the ball and raced to the other end for a fast-break layup. “She is one of the best defenders in the Sunflower League and she has been for a couple years now,” LHS ...

Strong defense lifts LHS boys past Lee’s Summit in Blue Valley Shootout

Stilwell — For exactly 651 seconds, Lee’s Summit couldn’t buy a basket in the first half. A suffocating defensive effort by the Lawrence High boys basketball team was the biggest key to the team’s first win of the year. At one point in the first half, LHS kept Lee’s Summit from ...

Wrestling recap: Tonganoxie takes 4th, FSHS nets 5th at Leavenworth Challenger

A few area wrestling teams were in action at the 31st annual Leavenworth Challenger on Saturday afternoon. Liberty (Mo.) ended up winning the tournament with 329 points, while Washburn Rural and Bonner Springs rounded out the top three. Tonganoxie led the way among area squads by claiming ...

Lawrence High boys basketball falls to Liberty in season opener

Liberty, Mo. — Despite a second-half resurgence by Lawrence High, Liberty’s offense was too much in the Blue Jays’ 77-64 victory over the Lions in the 810 Varsity Tipoff Classic Saturday night. “I really thought our guys showed a lot of heart and fight,” LHS coach Mike Lewis said. ...

Lawrence High boys basketball drops season opener to Liberty

Liberty, Mo. — Despite a second-half resurgence, Liberty’s offense was too much in the Blue Jays’ 77-64 win over Lawrence High in the 810 Varsity Tipoff Classic Saturday night. “I really thought our guys showed a lot of heart and fight,” LHS coach Mike Lewis said. “(We) played ...

LHS girls basketball suffers season-opening defeat at Topeka High

Topeka — Despite a lopsided final score, the season-opening defeat could end up being an important lesson for the Lawrence High girls basketball team. For the Lions, the season opener served as the ultimate measuring stick for a team that is experiencing plenty of roster turnover. Topeka ...

Preps notebook: Top area boys basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

It is that time of the year again. The area basketball scene will be in full swing this week, with multiple teams slated to compete in tournaments next week. Over half of the area boys basketball programs advanced to the state tournament last year, and many of them have similar expectations ...

Preps notebook: Top area girls basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

The 2019 girls basketball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a pair of area teams qualified for the state tournament and many individuals had successful seasons as well. This year should be just as intriguing with interesting storylines to monitor ...

Lions ready for start of winter sports season

The latest winter sports season officially begins this week for Lawrence High. Both wrestling and swimming will be in action Wednesday afternoon, while the girls basketball team is slated to begin its new campaign on Friday. The boys basketball team will take the floor on Saturday to help get ...

Former LHS pitcher Garrett Cleavinger added to 40-man roster by Phillies

Garrett Cleavinger got the call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The former Lawrence High pitcher was informed that he had been officially added to the Philadelphia Phillies’ 40-man roster. It was a move that came on the deadline to protect minor league players from exposure to the Rule 5 ...