Lawrence High

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 ...

FSHS gymnasts a close second

There were plenty of high-fives, wide smiles and fist pumps for Free State High’s gymnastics team on Wednesday night. The Firebirds had a lot of high scores, and just missed out on first place in the team standings, as Olathe East topped them 107-106.85 at the Lawrence High quadrangular.Free ...

Offensive line starting to give Lions big lift

It took a few weeks, but the offensive line for Lawrence High’s football team is starting to find its groove. The five linemen — Amani Bledsoe, Jacob Unruh, Cole Greenwood, Nathan Koehn and Stephen Garcia — showed flashes of potential during the first three weeks of the season but ...

Firebirds edge Lions, 5-4, in tennis showdown

In the girls tennis City Showdown, every point matters. That never rang more true than Tuesday afternoon. Free State High junior Caitlin Dodd trailed Lawrence High’s Anna Birt by two games in the last match of the dual with both schools tied at four points each. With bragging rights on the ...

FSHS golfers 12th at Alvamar

Most of Free State High’s girls golfers left Alvamar Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon with some disappointment. Whether it was with their drives, short game, or anything in between, the Firebirds struggled to replicate how well they can swing during practice in their rounds at the Lawrence ...

LHS volleyball takes two wins

The seniors on the Lawrence High volleyball team had a night to remember as the Lions defeated Leavenworth and Shawnee Mission North Tuesday for Senior Night.The Lions upended Leavenworth and Shawnee Mission North in straight sets, defeating the Pioneers, 26-24, 25-17 and the Indians, 25-11, ...

LHS soccer tips Leavenworth

The Lawrence High boys soccer team coasted to a 4-0 win over Leavenworth on Tuesday.Zach Alexander, Matt Mantooth, Jake Burdett and Cain Scott scored for the Lions. Burdett, Brendan Davies and Sam Stephens recorded assists.LHS (6-2-1) will host Free State on Thursday for the City Showdown.

LHS soccer blanks G-E

Gardner ? Lawrence High defeated Gardner-Edgerton, 2-0, in high school soccer Monday night.Jake Burdett gave the Lions a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal assisted by Jared Rousch. Brennan Davies doubled the lead with a goal assisted by Burdett. Andrew Ornburn was in the nets for the ...

Free State’s Venters takes Rim Rock title

Last year, Free State High sophomore Emily Venters won individual titles in the Sunflower League, at regionals and at the Class 6A state meet. All she was missing was a victory in Kansas University’s Rim Rock Classic at Rim Rock Farm. She changed that on Saturday, pacing the entire field for ...

LHS rolls over SM Northwest

Lawrence High football players talked in the weight room earlier this week about getting off to a quick start against Shawnee Mission Northwest on Friday. They noted they’ve only scored one touchdown in the first quarter this season. Message received. Junior running back JD Woods ran for a ...

LHS soccer blanks SM West, 1-0

Overland Park ? Piper Hubbell scored eight minutes into the second half, goalkeeper Andrew Ornburn recorded a shutout, and Lawrence High defeated Shawnee Mission West, 1-0, on Thursday night in boys soccer.Hubbell scored on an assist from Jake Burdett off a corner kick.“We had a tough time ...