Lawrence High

LHS basketball No. 1 in first poll

Lawrence High’s boys basketball team will open the season as the top-ranked team in Class 6A, picking up the No. 1 spot in the preseason poll by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association that was released Monday. The Lions will play host to Emporia in their season-opener at 7 p.m. Friday. ...

Soccer coaches tap all-staters

Two Lawrence High boys soccer players earned All-State honors from the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association on Monday. LHS junior midfielder Piper Hubbell and senior defenseman Ellis Springe were both selected for the Class 6A second team. Mill Valley senior midfielder Dalton Sieperda was chosen ...

City players make all-league football

Five city football players earned first-team All-Sunflower League honors for their play this season. Lawrence High junior running back J.D. Woods, junior defensive end and right tackle Amani Bledsoe and junior middle linebacker Price Morgan were selected for the first team, along with Free ...

City boys soccer players named to all-league team

Several city boys soccer players picked up All-Sunflower League honors Monday.Lawrence High junior midfielder Piper Hubbell and Free State High senior forward Daniel Clarke were recognized on the first team. LHS senior forward Jakob Burdett, senior defenseman Ellis Springe and Free State junior ...

Lions, Firebirds all-league in volleyball

Several city volleyball players were recognized on the All-Sunflower League team. Free State High senior libero Paige Corcoran and sophomore outside hitter Naomi Hickman were selected for the first team, along with Lawrence High junior middle blocker Caroline Dykes. Free State junior Allie ...

Winter practices begin at LHS, FSHS

The first day of preseason practices and tryouts for high school winter sports teams opened inside of heated buildings away from the cold on Monday, with plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming year. Lawrence High’s boys basketball team is expected to be one of the top teams in the state, ...

Lions’ Byrn signs UMKC softball letter

With her parents sitting to her left and right, Lawrence High senior Morgan Byrn signed her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the LHS library on Thursday afternoon. “I felt fine during most of the day, then 30 minutes ago, I was like, ‘Oh my ...

Lions’ Bonner headed to Colorado State

Colorado State University’s men’s basketball team picked up its second player from Lawrence High in the last five years on Wednesday. Lawrence senior standout Anthony Bonner signed his letter of intent in the LHS cafeteria, after orally committing to the program in June. Surrounded by his ...

SM East ends Lawrence High’s season

Overland Park ? It might not have changed the outcome, but it sure would have made things more interesting.Trailing by two touchdowns, with two minutes remaining in the first half of a 35-7 Class 6A football state playoff loss to Shawnee Mission East on Friday night at Shawnee Mission North ...

Column: Lancers ‘wear people out’

Overland Park ? Facing the No. 1 Class 6A football team in the state, a squad averaging more than 50.6 points going into the game, Lawrence High had to figure out a way to keep the clock moving, shorten the game. Mission accomplished in that regard.Still, Shawnee Mission East ran away with the ...

Lions have hands full with rugged SM East

Lawrence High football players have seen the numbers. They’ve seen the rankings. They heard the predictions. Yet, they’re not walking into the first round of the playoffs against top-seeded Shawnee Mission East with scared looks.The Lions are confident in their abilities and hope they can ...

Rout puts LHS back in playoffs

Only one thing could stop Lawrence High junior running back J.D. Woods Friday night in the Lions’ regular-season finale.The scoreboard.Woods averaged 10.5 yards a carry, rushed for five touchdowns and accounted for 262 of his teams’ 440 offensive yards as Lawrence sealed a spot in the Class ...

Free State’s Venters repeats as state CC champ

Free State sophomore Emily Venters had not lost a race all season entering Friday’s state championship meet at Rim Rock Farm, and she was not about to let anyone keep her from defending her Class 6A title.Venters won the state meet with a 4,000-meter time of 14:52.20, distancing herself from ...

Free State’s Venters repeats as 6A girls champ at state cross country meet

Free State High sophomore Emily Venters wrapped up a storybook season by winning her second straight Class 6A state cross country title on Friday at Rim Rock Farm. Venters, who won every race she entered this year, won the state meet by nearly eight seconds with a time of 14:52.2, a ...

Playoff spot could hinge on LHS victory tonight

Playoff scenarios are pretty simple for Lawrence High’s football players. A win against Olathe East tonight likely gives them a spot in the state playoffs. A loss, and they’re done for the season. The Lions are 1-1 in district play, and are hoping undefeated Olathe North can beat Olathe ...

Free State blanks Lions in soccer regional

Free State High boys soccer players were pumped when they won the first chapter of the City Showdown a few weeks ago. That was nothing. Playing against Lawrence High in the first round of regionals Monday meant so much more. The intensity was raised. Every play had so much riding on it.With all ...

Firebirds repeat at state gymnastics

Overland Park ? People say the toughest thing to do in sports is to defend a championship. Free State High’s gymnasts learned of the difficulties during the regular season, when they just coudn’t find a way to beat Olathe East. But when it mattered most and the lights shined the brightest, ...

FSHS-LHS soccer paired at regional

Free State High’s boys soccer team beat Lawrence High a few weeks ago, but the next City Showdown will have much higher stakes. The Firebirds (8-7-1) earned a No. 9 seed in the Class 6A Northeast regional, and will go on the road to face the eighth-seeded Lions (8-6-2) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday ...

FSHS runners win regionals

Shawnee ? Free State cross country runners Emily Venters and Ryan Liston followed up their individual Sunflower League titles by winning their respective races Saturday at the 6A regional championship meet hosted at Shawnee Mission Park.The Firebird standouts helped Free State to sweep the ...

FSHS volleyball edges LHS, then falls at sub-state

Olathe ? There are a couple of tricks to getting through a sub-state volleyball tournament and into the promised land that is known by a single word: state. One is peaking at the right time. The other is drawing a favorable matchup.Both Free State’s and Lawrence’s volleyball teams left the ...