Lawrence High

SMW overwhelms LHS soccer, 11-1

Multiple times throughout the second half Thursday night, Lawrence High’s girls soccer players held their heads in disbelief.The Lions were down three goals to Shawnee Mission West at halftime, and after the break the hole grew deeper, almost by the minute. Before the teams could complete a ...

LHS softball splits vs. SMS

Marly Carmona had experienced countless better days on the softball diamond.Lawrence High’s senior second baseman hadn’t found her timing in the batter’s box Thursday during a doubleheader with visiting Shawnee Mission South. After she struck out three times, grounded out another and ...

‘Little KU Relays’ still big deal

It didn’t matter that some of the best track and field athletes weren’t competing in the Lawrence High Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at LHS. There was still a lot to prove.The Lawrence Invite — also called “Little KU Relays” — is for all the athletes who didn’t qualify for ...

LHS softball splits

Lawrence High softball coach Joe Dee Tarbutton’s mother died last week, and Tuesday’s doubleheader against Olathe South was the Lions’ first home appearance since her death. The LHS players showed support for their coach by hanging a banner in center field and tying ribbons in their hair ...

Firebirds continue dual dominance in city tennis showdown

Free State 6, Lawrence High 3SinglesThomas Irick, LHS, def. Ian Pultz-Earle, FS, 9-0Elliott Abromeit, LHS, def. Stephen Anderson, FS, 9-7Sam Solis, FS, def. Panyin Boye-Doe, LHS, 9-8 (7-4)David Neff, FS, def. Adam Eudaly, LHS, 9-1Seamus Ryan, FS, def. Matt Carmody, LHS, 9-4Tucker Nickel, FS, ...

Free State swimmers cruise

Free State High’s girls swimmers are beginning to realize it’s difficult to feel upset about placing second or third in a race when the competitors finishing ahead of them are teammates.FSHS blew away the other five schools to win its Tuesday home meet at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, ...

LHS baseball drops SM South

Overland Park ? Brandon Bell and Parker Kirkpatrick combined to limit Shawnee Mission South to one run Tuesday in Lawrence High’s 4-1 baseball victory.Bell pitched six innings to improve to 2-1, and Kirkpatrick worked the seventh inning for the save.Kieran Severa, Michael Sinks, Doug Easum ...

2014 J-W All-Area Boys Basketball Team

Player of the YearMitchell Ballock, EudoraThe 6-foot-5 freshman wing opened the season by scoring 40 points in his varsity debut and ended the year scoring a team-high 20 points to help the Cardinals win a Class 4A-II state championship. He picked up postseason first-team all-state and ...

2014 J-W All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Player of the YearShelby Dahl, Santa Fe TrailFresh off a volleyball state title, the 5-foot-11 forward brought the Chargers another Class 4A-II state championship. Dahl led Santa Fe Trail in scoring and assists and was third in rebounding. She frustrated opponents with her ability to score in ...

Ex-LHS coach Freeman on Kansas Hall of Fame ballot

Legendary Lawrence High coach Bill Freeman — who led the Lions to five state football championships and also directed LHS to two state track crowns — is on the 25-person ballot for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014.Freeman, who also directed Osawatomie High to two state football ...

2014 J-W All-Area Wrestling Team

Wrestler of the YearAlan Clothier, LawrenceThe sophomore 182-pounder avenged a loss in the state tournament semifinals as a freshman by earning Sunflower League Wrestler of the Year honors and winning a Class 6A state championship. Clothier has proven to be one of the best wrestlers in the ...

LHS softball splits at SM East

Prairie Village ? The Lawrence High softball team split a pair of games on Saturday at Shawnee Mission East.LHS lost the first game, 8-1, but won the second game, 5-3.The Lions (3-1) will host Olathe South on Tuesday at LHS.Game 1Lawrence 000 001 0 — 1 8 0SM East 200 204 X — 8 5 2W – ...

Free State swimming and diving third at Olathe Invitational

Olathe ? Free State's Cierra Campbell placed second in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races to lead the Firebirds' swimming and diving team to a third-place finish at the Olathe Invitational on Friday.Free State scored 172 points to finish behind Blue Valley Northwest (192) and champion ...

Four city preps in all-star football game

Four city football players will play in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star game this summer.Free State High seniors Khadre Lane and Keith Loneker will join Lawrence High seniors Kieran Severa and Kyle Wittman on the Kansas All-Star team to face Missouri’s All-Star ...

LHS girls win Topeka track

Topeka ? Marissa Pope, Rebecca Finley and Matia Finley each claimed individual titles, and Lawrence High’s girls track-and-field team won the team title at the Topeka Relays on Friday.Pope won the 400 in 1:01.29 and also ran with Jensen Edwards, Leah Gabler and Kyleigh Severa on the winning ...

Lions’ ace returns; O-North pitcher steals show

Lawrence High senior right-hander Bryce Montes de Oca had fans and Major League scouts buzzing with his sizzling 95-mph fastballs in the first inning on Thursday at LHS. Olathe North lefty Hunter Fox didn’t attract as much attention, but he left opposing hitters fuming.The Lions were puzzled ...

LHS soccer blanks SM North

Overland Park ? Addison Campbell scored twice and Skylar Drum once as the Lawrence High girls soccer team won, 3-0, on Thursday at Shawnee Mission North.

Lions’ Broadwell receives award

Lawrence High senior Caitlin Broadwell was honored by USA Today High School Sports and the Army National Guard with the Inspiration Award, which was presented to her during the LHS spring awards ceremony Thursday. The award is given to just 15 athletes across the country.Broadwell, a star ...

LHS girls coach leaves for overseas opportunity

When basketball coach Nick Wood packs for a road game next season, he better not forget his passport.Wood didn’t have to worry about such an issue the past five seasons while coaching Lawrence High’s girls basketball team in the Sunflower League, but he recently resigned from that position. ...

Irick 3-0 for LHS tennis

Topeka ? Thomas Irick went 3-0 in No. 1 singles, and Elliott Abromeit was 2-1 in No. 2 singles to lead Lawrence High’s boys tennis team Wednesday in a quadrangular at Topeka Seaman.The Lions defeated Topeka West, 3-1, tied Topeka Seaman, 2-2, and fell to Washburn Rural, 3-1.Sam Allen and ...