Lawrence High

Photo gallery: Firebirds, Lions compete in Sunflower League Softball Festival

Both Free State and Lawrence High softball squads competed in the Sunflower League Softball Festival Friday afternoon in Olathe on April 16, 2021. The Lions lost both of their games, while the Firebirds went 1-1 on the day. Photos by Chance Parker/Lawrence Journal-World

Lawrence softball shows more fight in 4-0 loss to Blue Valley West

OLATHE — Fresh off a 16-1 loss in the first game of their doubleheader, and with the rain falling even harder in the second game, it would have been easy for the spirits of the Lawrence High softball players to sink. Instead, Lawrence somehow appeared to be more energized after its loss to ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence baseball vs. SM Northwest

Lawrence High's baseball team managed just two hits in a 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest Thursday night at LHS on April 15, 2021. Photos by Nick Krug/Lawrence Journal-World

Lawrence’s offense stymied in 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest

Lawrence High’s baseball team was stymied by another talented pitcher in a 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest Thursday night at LHS. The Lions managed just two hits off Shawnee Mission Northwest left-handed pitcher Ty Blecha, who spun a complete-game shutout — the latest performance in ...

Local athletes have successful day during track meet at Lawrence High

Plenty of local track and field athletes earned victories during Wednesday’s Little KU meet at Lawrence High School. Athletes or relay teams from Lawrence High, Free State or Bishop Seabury won 34 events at the meet. Topeka West also competed. LHS senior Graham Hough won multiple ...

Preps notebook: Free State freshman Jack Randall wins golf tournament as individual

Free State freshman Jack Randall claimed his first win of his high school career Tuesday afternoon during the first leg of the Sunflower League Invitational. Randall shot a 71 to finish one stroke under par at the Deer Creek Golf Course. His score was one stroke better than Mill Valley senior ...

Preps notebook: LHS baseball snaps skid with 8-3 win over Olathe North

Thanks to a five-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth, Lawrence High’s baseball team grabbed a 8-3 win over Olathe North Tuesday night at LHS. It was enough to help the Lions snap a three-game skid. With the score tied at 3-3, Lawrence (6-4) got the sixth inning started with a leadoff ...

Free State tennis secures 8-1 win over Lawrence High in City Showdown

In a way, the No. 1 doubles match between Free State and Lawrence High boys tennis was symbolic of Tuesday’s City Showdown at LHS. Free State’s doubles tandem of George Thornton and Ben Melvin have practiced with Lawrence High’s duo of Drew Dean and Cuyler Dunn for several years now. So, ...

Lawrence baseball falls to Gardner Edgerton, 6-5, for third consecutive loss

In a hectic game that came down to the final pitch, the Lions ended up falling just short in a 6-5 loss to Gardner Edgerton Saturday afternoon at LHS. Lawrence (5-4) has now lost three games in a row, all of which have taken place this past week. Just like their previous two losses, the ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence High baseball vs. Gardner Edgerton

Lawrence High's baseball team dropped a 6-5 decision to Gardner Edgerton Saturday afternoon at LHS on April 10, 2021. The Lions have now lost three games in a row, all by a combined five runs. Photos by Carter Gaskins/Lawrence Journal-World

Lawrence High, Free State baseball both fall in road games

A three-run fourth inning by Olathe West doomed the Lawrence High baseball team in a 4-2 road loss on Friday night. At the top of the fourth, LHS’ Karson Green tied the score at 1-1 with an RBI groundout. But the Owls struck back in the home half of the frame. Olathe West scored three runs ...

Thursday’s high school sports schedule impacted by weather

Rainy weather and wet field conditions wiped out a day of local high school sports events on Thursday. Free State’s softball team was slated to have a home matchup against Shawnee Mission Northwest. That game has now been moved to 5:30 p.m. Friday. The Firebirds, who have won back-to-back ...

Photo gallery: Local track teams compete at Lawrence High quadrangular

Free State, Lawrence High and Bishop Seabury all competed in the track meet at LHS on Friday, April 2, 2021. Olathe East won both the boys and girls division, but plenty of local athletes shined in the second track meet of the 2021 campaign. Lawrence junior Avion Nelson won both jumping events ...

Lawrence junior Avion Nelson sweeps jumping events for second straight track meet

For the second track meet in a row, Lawrence High junior Avion Nelson swept the boys jumping events on Friday — but his performance was even more impressive this time, beating his previous marks in both the long jump and triple jump. Nelson posted a leap of 21-02.00 in the long jump and a ...