Lawrence High

LHS taking confidence into clash with O-NW

Lawrence High football players don’t celebrate moral victories, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t take any pride in their comeback bid last week. The Lions scored 21 unanswered points in the second half after trailing by 29 at halftime, before an interception in the end zone ended the ...

Lawrence High, Free State players headed to state tennis tournament

Lawrence High seniors Anna and Yelena Birt played some of their best tennis of the year last week at regionals, as they walked away with the doubles championship. It was good timing, as it sets them up for the 6A state tournament, which starts at 11:30 a.m. today at the Kossover Center in ...

Lawrence volleyball 0-3 at Manhattan

Manhattan ? Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 0-3 on Tuesday at the Manhattan quadrangular. LHS fell to Manhattan, 25-16, 25-5, Topeka Hayden, 25-18, 25-14, and Washburn Rural, 25-20, 25-15.The Lions were led by Caroline Dykes with 14 kills, Jensen Edwards with nine kills, Keeli Billings ...

Birts nudge Dodds for regional title

Gardner ? Lawrence High seniors Anna and Yelena Birt have played against Free State junior Caitlin Dodd and Ali Dodd a few times this season. This family affair meant a little more on Saturday at Gardner-Edgerton High. With a regional championship on the line, the Birts played with confidence ...

Firebirds second at league gyms

Shawnee ? Free State placed second and Lawrence High finished ninth in the Sunflower League girls gymnastics meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.Grace Bartle took second in all-around for the Firebirds, with teammates Haley Johnson eighth and Carrie Howland ninth.Ashley Ammann led the ...

LHS runners place in top 5

Shawnee ? Three Lawrence High boys cross country runners placed in the top five of their respective race, which was classified by grade, Saturday in the SM West Invite.Junior Nathan Pederson and sophomore Garrett Prescott earned fourth-place finishes with respective 5,000-meter times of 17:27 ...

Lions’ furious rally falls short, 29-21

Olathe ? After trailing by 29 points at halftime, nobody expected Lawrence High’s football team to have a chance to win against Olathe South on Friday night. Yet here the Lions were after three second-half touchdowns, on the six-yard line with 18 seconds left, looking for a possible ...

LHS volleyball splits

Olathe ? The Lawrence High volleyball team lost to Olathe North, 26-28, 25-11, 25-23, before defeating SM East, 25-17, 10-25, 25-21, on Thursday.LHS, 12-15, will play next on Tuesday in Manhattan.

Lions looking to win ‘big game’ vs. Olathe South

Lawrence High football players and coaches aren’t hiding their excitement. They’re ready to add an exclaimation point to their season. The Lions will go on the road to face Olathe South at 7 tonight at the Olathe District Athletic Complex.The Falcons (4-1, ranked No. 5 in Class 6A by ...

Firebird Bermel second at league

Olathe ? Free State High’s Emily Bermel placed third at the Olathe East Invitational on Wednesday.Even better, that finish helped her place second in the Sunflower League championship.Bermel shot 83 at St. Andrews Golf Course (par 71) to tie Shawnee Mission East’s Haley Bell for first. ...

Falcons clip Lions in 2OT

Olathe ? The Lawrence High boys soccer team went toe-to-toe with Olathe South on Tuesday, but lost to the Falcons, 2-1, in double overtime.Charlie Carr scored the equalizer for the Lions eight minutes into the second half on an assist from Sam Stephens.The score remained tied at 1-1 until the ...

Top-10 finishes lift FSHS to 5th at LCC

Last week, Free State High senior golfers Emily Bermel and Karen Campbell were disappointed with the way they were swinging. Practices didn’t seem to be translating to better play on the courses. Plus, there was the pressure of preparing for the last leg of the Sunflower League and regionals ...

Freeman, 2 Jayhawks enter Hall

Wichita ? Former Lawrence High football and track coach Bill Freeman and Kansas University athletes Charlie Hoag and Walt Wesley were among 10 individuals inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday at Wichita Boathouse.At least 30 former LHS players, coaches and administrators were ...

LHS volleyball 4th at Wells tournament

When Lawrence High’s volleyball team finds its rhythm, it has a potent attack that’s difficult for any team to stop. It’s just a matter of staying consistent. The Lions had a 2-3 record on Saturday as they took fourth place at the Joan Wells Invitational at LHS. Lawrence topped Shawnee ...

Former Lawrence High coach Bill Freeman to enter state hall of fame today in Wichita

Just seven days after Clint Bowen was named interim football coach at Kansas University, his high school mentor — Lawrence High’s Bill Freeman — is set to be immortalized in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.Today’s ceremony, in which KU greats Charlie Hoag (football, basketball, baseball, ...

FSHS gymnasts win at Newton

Newton ? Free State High’s girls gymnastics team won the Newton Invitational on Saturday with a team total of 107.525 points. The Firebirds edged Newton by 4.325 points for the title. Grace Bartle averaged a 9.0-rating or higher in the vault, bars, beam and floor to lead the ...

LHS runners 7th at Topeka Seaman

Nathan Pederson led the Lawrence High boys varsity cross country team to a seventh-place finish Saturday at the Topeka Seaman Invitational. Pederson finished 17th overall with a time of 17:24.60. Garrett Prescott placed 26th with a time of 17:46.57. The LHS girls did not field a team in the ...

LHS tennis fifth at league

Overland Park ? Anna and Yelena Birt took fourth place in No. 1 doubles, and Lawrence High tied for fifth Friday in the Sunflower League girls tennis tournament.Free State tied for seventh place.The Lions’ Kendall Pritchard went 2-1 in No. 1 singles and finished ninth, Erin Ventura placed ...

Defense recovers; Lions cruise, 19-7

Overland Park ? Lawrence High’s football team flirted with disaster for the first two minutes of its game against Shawnee Mission South on Thursday night. The Raiders scored a touchdown on the fifth play and recovered a pooch kick — a miscommunication by the Lions — on the ensuing kickoff ...

Free State soccer scorches LHS

Free State High senior Carson Gilliland had seen enough. Enough losses. Enough shutouts.Three seasons in a row, Free State’s crosstown rival not only kept the Firebirds’ boys soccer team winless in City Showdowns, they also held them scoreless.Thursday night on their home field, the ...