Lawrence High

LHS loses a nailbiter on the road to Gardner Edgerton 54-50

Gardner — If there’s something positive to takeaway — or be encouraged by — from Lawrence High’s (4-5, 1-3 Sunflower League) tough 54-50 loss to Gardner Edgerton (2-6, 1-3 Sunflower League), it’s the resilience of the Lions. “We’ve been in this situation earlier in the season ...

Wrestling roundup: 14 area wrestlers place at Bobcat Classic

A total of 14 area wrestlers did well enough to place in the Bobcat Classic on Saturday afternoon at Basehor-Linwood. Tonganoxie had seven such wrestlers do so, which led to the highest finish among area squads in the 23-team event. The Chieftains scored 82.5 points as a team to place 14th on ...

LHS girls basketball crushes Wyandotte for 52-10 win

The Lawrence High girls basketball team got back in the win column in a big way Thursday. Lawrence dominated on both ends of the floor in a 52-10 road victory over Wyandotte to end a two-game losing skid. The Lions held the opposition scoreless in the first quarter, while pouring in 18 points ...

Preps notebook: Baldwin wrestling wins dual at Lawrence High in convincing fashion

Freshman Jonathan Wren, sophomore Cameron Blacklock and senior Bailey Vesco each trotted out to shake hands with the referee, as the Baldwin bench roared in approval. All three wrestlers won via forfeit in the final three matches of Wednesday’s dual with Lawrence High at LHS. Yet the outcome ...

Quick start helps LHS boys cruise past Olathe Northwest for 65-45 win

Peyton Mallory could tell in warmups his shot was flowing, and the senior looked to be aggressive early and often Tuesday. That worked out well for Lawrence, as Mallory hit two shots from beyond the arc to spark a quick start against Olathe Northwest. The Lions never looked back, as they ...

LHS girls can’t overcome early deficit in 50-37 loss to Olathe Northwest

Lawrence High girls basketball coach Jeff Dickson says his team is one that prides itself on playing hard, but he doesn’t feel like the Lions lived up to that in the first half on Tuesday. That came back to bite Lawrence, as Olathe Northwest built a 20-point first-half lead and held off LHS ...

FSHS boys swim wins Shawnee Mission Northwest Invite; LHS places 3rd

Free State’s boys swim team took home another win. The Firebirds scored 506 points to place first out of six teams at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invite on Monday. It is their second win in as many meets to start the 2020 portion of their schedule. Lawrence High placed third by scoring 353 ...

FSHS boys swim wins quadrangular, Lawrence High places 2nd

Free State’s boys swim and dive team won its first meet of 2020 in convincing fashion. The Firebirds placed first in 11 of their 12 events, scoring 431 points to win the quadrangular at Mission Trail Middle School on Wednesday. Lawrence High won the diving competition during its runner-up ...

Free State, Lawrence High bowling teams prepared for start of 2020 campaign

Throwing strikes was prohibited during the final practice before the start of the 2020 bowling season. Burton Gepford’s request to the Free State bowling team might have seemed strange, but he had his reasoning. He wanted the Firebirds to work on picking up their spares Wednesday afternoon ...

LHS boys can’t overcome early setback in loss to Olathe West

Olathe — It didn’t take long for Lawrence High boys basketball to readjust the game plan. Less than two minutes into the game, senior forward Mayson Quartlebaum went down with a rolled ankle. He’d sit out for the remainder of the first quarter, checking back in at the 6:43 mark of the ...

LHS girls suffer 47-31 road loss to Olathe West

Olathe — Junior forward Ozi Ajekwu scored 9 points as she tried to lead the way for Lawrence High, but the Lions failed to overcome turnovers and a stagnant offense in a 47-31 loss to Olathe West on Tuesday night. Both sides struggled to get much going on offense early, with the Owls holding ...

Preps notebook: Top 10 high school sports moments of 2019

Finding enough feats for this list was the easy part. Once again, another successful year in high school sports has come and gone. In 2019, three teams won state titles, with two of those teams defending their crowns. Two more teams made it all the way to the title games, ending the year with ...

Preps notebook: Top area wrestling standouts from December

It remains to be seen if any area wrestlers will come home with a state title in 2020. But the first month of the season could be a sign of things to come. Several area wrestlers earned some hardware in December, a stretch that featured a number of competitive tournaments. As a result, plenty ...

Preps notebook: Top area girls basketball standouts from December

Just one month into the season, the area girls basketball scene has already featured a number of strong performances at both the team and individual level. Baldwin, which placed third in Class 4A last year, has a perfect 4-0 record and a shiny No. 3 ranking entering the 2020 portion of its ...

Preps notebook: Top area boys basketball standouts from December

If the first month was any indication, this is going to be a fun basketball season for the area boys teams and players. Lawrence High and Eudora both made it to the championship game of their respective midseason tournaments. Free State also came away with some hardware, finishing third in a ...

Preps notebook: Free State wrestling claims 3rd at Emporia Winter Classic

Behind a balanced effort, Free State’s wrestling squad took home a third-place finish in its final tournament of 2019. The Firebirds had nine different wrestlers place in the top six of their respective weight class during the Emporia Winter Classic on Saturday at EHS. Free State finished ...

LHS boys run past Shawnee Mission North behind decisive 3rd quarter

Lawrence High senior Mayson Quartlebaum threw down a vicious left-handed slam, only to follow that up with an equally emphatic block on the other end during an 80-52 win over Shawnee Mission North on Friday night at LHS. In a matter of seconds — a sequence that took place in the final minute ...

Second-quarter shutout propels LHS girls to double-digit win

Not one of Shawnee Mission North’s 11 field goal attempts went through the net during an eight-minute second quarter. Thanks to a stifling effort on the defensive end, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team closed out the 2019 portion of its schedule with a 56-40 win over Shawnee Mission ...

Local athletes sign letters of intent during early signing period

A number of student-athletes from area high schools made their collegiate plans official on Wednesday. Free State’s Turner Corcoran, who was the top-ranked football recruit in Kansas in the Class of 2020, signed his national letter of intent to play at the University of Nebraska. Corcoran, a ...