Lawrence High

Preps notebook: Offensive explosion leads FSHS softball to 11-4 win over Olathe West

Much has been made about Tatum Clopton’s otherworldly start to the 2019 season. The Free State sophomore tossed a perfect game and a complete game one-hitter through the first four outings. But the Firebirds, who are the defending 6A state champions, have now shown in back-to-back contests ...

LHS baseball runs past Shawnee Mission South for 6-2 win

The Lawrence High baseball team pulled ahead after being tied at two runs to outwork Shawnee Mission South in a 6-2 win Friday night at LHS. The Lions (4-4, 2-3 Sunflower League) scored two early runs through their first three at-bats, reaching base on a passed ball and a fielding error. ...

Preps notebook: LHS senior Anna Chieu pours in five goals in 6-3 win

Lawrence High senior Anna Chieu fell to the turf in disbelief as her final shot attempt missed just left of the goal. Chieu had three good looks, including one in the final seconds of Lawrence’s 6-3 win over Gardner-Edgerton, to finish off the double hat trick. Gardner-Edgerton goalie Maea ...

Preps notebook: Tatum Clopton tosses perfect game, leads FSHS softball to 1-0 win

Tatum Clopton’s opening act of her sophomore campaign was a thing of beauty. Yet, somehow, the talented Free State hurler had an even better encore. Eight days after tossing a one-hit complete-game effort, Clopton pitched a perfect game to help Free State secure a 1-0 win over Olathe South ...

Journal-World’s 2018-19 All-Area boys basketball team

Co-Players of the Year: Noah Butler, of Free State and Clarence King, of Lawrence A pair of city seniors were on a different level for much of the 2018-19 season. Butler was the go-to option for the Firebirds, averaging 19.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest in his senior season. Free State ...

Journal-World’s 2018-19 All-Area girls basketball team

Player of the Year: Chisom Ajekwu, Lawrence No player in the area received more attention from opposing defenses than Ajekwu. The 6-foot-3 center still managed to finish second in the Sunflower League in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game and led the league in rebounding with 11.0 ...