Lawrence High

LHS, FSHS players set for state tennis

Free State High sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle and freshman Erik Czapinski have clicked in their first tennis season as doubles partners. They took fourth place at No. 1 doubles in the Sunflower League meet and third at regionals on Monday. Now they’re looking to save their best performance for ...

LHS softball falls to Olathe North

Lawrence High’s softball team paid for small mistakes in a big way on Thursday in a 12-6 loss to Olathe North at LHS.The Lions left 12 runners on base, including at least one in each inning. But just as frustrating for them, all of Olathe North’s runs came with two outs, some innings ...

City swimmers make all-league

Five Free State High swimmers made the first team and three more made second team on the All-Sunflower League swimming and diving team.Courtney Caldwell, Alvena Walpole, Cierra Campbell, Claire Campbell and Eliza Anderson made the top team, while Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Ava Cormaney and Haley ...

Lions weather wind well

With strong cross winds at Alvamar on Wednesday, Lawrence High boys golfers needed to take advantage of what they could control: putting. The Lions were strong on the greens and put up consistent scores to tie for fifth place at the 25-team LHS Invitational. Free State finished in 10th. ...

Lions rebound for softball split of City Showdown

Two days removed from a 13-3 setback to Free State, Lawrence High’s softball team wanted to makes amends Wednesday by earning a victory over the Firebirds on its Senior Night at LHS.The Lions did just that.They pounced on the Firebirds early, scoring five runs in the first, en route to an 8-3 ...

FSHS baseball completes Showdown sweep

It wasn’t pretty, but Free State High baseball players weren’t going to let that take away from any of their excitement on Wednesday night. In the City Showdown, the motto is win by any means necessary. The Firebirds were held to just two hits but took advantage of a few Lawrence High ...

Olathe North nudges LHS girls soccer, 1-0

Lawrence High girls soccer coach Justin Young told his players that the final 10 minutes of Tuesday’s game against Olathe North was “the best he’s seen them in a while.” The Lions were on the attack in the final minutes, pushing the ball up the field and firing a flurry of shots against ...

LHS baseball tops Olathe East

Olathe ? Michael Sinks went 4-for-4 with two triples and three stolen bases, and Lawrence High’s baseball team defeated Olathe East, 10-7, on Tuesday in a game suspended because of rain last Thursday.The game was tied, 5-all in the third inning, when it resumed Tuesday.Luke Padia homered, and ...

LHS-Free State baseball contest moved to tonight

Due to the threat of inclement weather Thursday, the second round of the baseball City Showdown between Lawrence and Free State high schools has been moved to 7 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.Free State won the first meeting, 3-1, Monday at LHS.FSHS will honor its seniors prior to tonight’s game.

Firebirds third at tennis regionals

The Free State High doubles tandems of sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle/freshman Erik Czapinski and sophomores Jonah Pester/Seamus Ryan earned bids to the Class 6A boys tennis state tournament when they powered the Firebirds to a third-place finish at Monday’s regional at Rock Chalk Park.Pultz-Earle ...

Firebirds roll in softball showdown

Free State High’s softball team had a lot to take care of Monday. First, the Firebirds had to complete a previously suspended game with Shawnee Mission West. Then, they needed to deal with the emotions that come with Senior Night. Of the utmost importance, though, they had to find a way to ...

Free State downs LHS, 3-1, in baseball City Showdown

Free State High junior pitcher Hunter Gudde has a simple philosophy on the mound: Keep the ball low and trust the defense. That’s all the Firebirds needed from him during a 3-1 victory in the City Showdown on Monday at Lawrence High. Gudde allowed four hits and zero earned runs in six ...

Pool party! FSHS ends SM East’s league run

For the past two years, Free State High’s girls swimmers finished second in the Sunflower League Championship, and they weren’t satisfied. They spent all season training and planning to make their move to the top. The Firebirds made their dreams come true Saturday, winning their first ...

LHS girls track ties for first at SM North Relays

Overland Park ? Lawrence High’s girls track and field team tied Olathe Northwest for first place in a 31-team field at the Shawnee Mission North Relays Friday with 55 points.Rebecca and Matia Finley went one-two in the girls discus, and the 4x400 relay team of Leah Gabler, Marissa Pope, ...

LHS girls soccer falls to SM South

Shawnee Mission South blanked Lawrence High, 6-0, on Friday at LHS in a high school girls soccer game continued from Thursday.The game had been suspended because of rain with six minutes left in the first half.The Lions (4-10) will play Tuesday at home against Olathe North.

LHS, FSHS swimmers compete at league

Olathe ? Free State senior Courtney Caldwell finished first in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke to lead the Firebirds on Friday at the Sunflower League swimming preliminaries at Chisholm Trail Junior High.Cierra Campbell and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck respectively added victories in the 200 ...

Lawrence High softball rolls past SM East, 16-1

Had it been another afternoon, Joe Dee Tarbutton might still be kicking himself for the mistake.Lawrence High’s softball coach got in a hurry filling out his lineup card before Thursday afternoon’s home game against Shawnee Mission East, and in his haste forgot to put sophomore Annie ...

FSHS, LHS swimmers set for league

Free State senior Courtney Caldwell has racked up her fair share of individual swimming accolades during her four years at FSHS.Despite the success Caldwell and her fellow Firebird seniors have had in their high school careers, they still have a unfinished business going into today’s ...

Rain alters prep schedules

Inclement weather played havoc with local high school sports schedules Thursday.Lawrence High’s girls soccer team was trailing, 3-0, in the first half against Shawnee Mission South when its game was suspended. The two schools will try to finish the game at 4 p.m. today. There’s 6:22 ...

LHS soccer falls to SM Northwest

Shawnee Mission Northwest defeated Lawrence High, 3-1, on Wednesday in a high school girls soccer match continued from Monday.Mia Comparato scored the Lions’ goal on an assist from Skylar Drum.The Lions (4-9) will host SM South at 7 p.m. today.