Lawrence High

Free State golf ninth, LHS 10th at Topeka West

Topeka ? The Free State and Lawrence High boys golf teams competed in blustery conditions for the second week in a row Monday and finished ninth and 10th, respectively, at the Topeka West Invite.FSHS freshman Jack Flynn led all city competitors with a round of 81, which placed him 20th overall. ...

Column: Lions players impress in defense of fired LHS coach Mike Lewis

More from the meetingCrowd packs school board meeting to protest firing of LHS basketball coach Mike LewisAs impressive as they were on the basketball court this past season, the Lawrence High Lions trumped themselves Monday night in the public school administration building, where the weekly ...

Column: Board must address firing of LHS coach Mike Lewis

School board members will hear from parents of ousted Lawrence High basketball coach Mike Lewis' players at 7 p.m. today at 110 McDonald Drive.But will they listen or pretend to listen, affecting that expression that’s meant to underscore how seriously they are taking in the words? You know ...

Show of support: LHS players reflect on ousted coach

Lawrence High boys basketball players urged all of their classmates to wear black at school today, in support of their former basketball coach, Mike Lewis. It’s a gesture of appreciation for a coach who, they said, taught them about more than just basketball. Lewis, who was fired last week, ...

Lions lose the day but save the play in River City finale

Lawrence High baseball players were struggling at the plate against Blue Valley West right-hander Zack Engelken on Saturday night at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark. They haven’t seen many pitchers who can match Engelken’s 88-mph fastball and swift curveball.LHS right-hander Brandon ...

Column: Ex-Lion speaks out on ‘terrible’ firing of LHS coach Lewis

Friday night as a college student. In so many ways, life doesn’t get much better than that. But on this past Friday night, University of Arkansas freshman Jake Mosiman just wasn’t in the mood for socializing.“It’s terrible that he’s gone,” said Mosiman, a former Lawrence High ...

Lions put up fight, but fall short

Sometimes it’s the little plays that can spark a team in the biggest ways. Trailing by six runs in the top of the third inning, senior catcher Drew Green made a sliding catch in foul territory to end the frame. It seemed like that was the play Lawrence High’s baseball team was waiting for ...

Swimming sisters similar

For the record, sisters Lucy and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck would like to make one thing clear: They are two different people.Sure, they both swim for Free State High and perform at a high level. But they compete in different individual events and are nearly three years apart in age.So why is it ...

FSHS wins tennis Showdown II

An unscheduled, somewhat surprising city showdown broke out during the final round of Friday’s Lawrence Invitational tennis tournament at LHS, where Shawnee Mission East won the team title and Free State and Lawrence High finished third and sixth, respectively.“We had an unplanned dual with ...

Harmon-Thomas getting back on track

Since the end of last season, Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas has competed at track meets in Albuquerque, N.M., St. Louis, the Ukraine, Arkansas and New York. And right now, all she can think about is getting back to Wichita.That’s where she helped the Firebirds win the 2013 Class ...

Column: LHS administration should take mulligan, rehire coach Mike Lewis

Normally, I’m not a big fan of mulligans. You pull three consecutive shots from the first tee box into the pond, you’re lying six, hitting seven. That’s life. Deal with it or go back inside and run up your bar bill.But in the case of this week’s ridiculous firing of Lawrence High boys ...

Errors bite Lions in River City Baseball Festival opener

Lawrence High’s baseball team hasn’t had much success in the River City Baseball Festival in the past few years. That didn’t change against Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West on Thursday night at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.The Titans showed their strength in every phase of the game, ...

LHS soccer keeps City Showdown close before freshman lifts FSHS, 2-1

Free State High freshman Sabrea Platz received the kind of introduction to the City Showdown that Firebirds and Lions alike dream about.“There’s an intensity in this game that’s unmatched anywhere else,” Platz said Thursday evening at Lawrence High. “It’s insane.”Young as Platz ...

LHS athletes sign letters

Lawrence High seniors Rachael Ramirez and Thomas Irick signed with their future colleges this week. Ramirez will play volleyball at Stephens College, Mo., and Irick signed to play tennis at Baker University. Irick, who is a three-time state tournament qualifier, finished eighth in singles at ...

‘A good day’: Free State 3rd, LHS takes 15th at Free State golf invite

Freshman Jack Flynn and junior Matthew Siler shot rounds of 5-over-par 77 to lead the Free State boys golf team to a third-place finish at the FSHS Invitational Wednesday at Eagle Bend Golf Course.Flynn and Siler finished in a tie for 10th, and teammates Jack Junge and Hunter Dedloff were close ...

River City Baseball Festival field loaded

For high school baseball teams looking to simulate the state tournament, there’s no better test than the River City Baseball Festival, which begins at 11:15 a.m. today.Nearly 30 baseball teams from four states will converge on Lawrence for the 13th annual Festival, which will be played over ...

LHS boys hoops coach Lewis abruptly let go

Fresh off a 17-5 season and equipped with a roster of returning players that many believed could make a serious run at a state title in 2015, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis learned earlier this week that he would not be leading the Lions next season.Lewis, who spent the past ...

LHS swimmers, divers chase state marks at home meet

Lawrence High sophomore Ashley Ammann finished second in the one-meter dive on Tuesday afternoon at the LHS Invitational. She couldn’t be happier. Ammann scored 186.50 points, enough to qualify for the Class 6A state tournament. She was eight-tenths of a point away from making it last year, ...

LHS softball mounts 10-run rally

Olathe ? Lawrence High’s softball team had a 10-run rally in the seventh inning against Olathe North and salvaged a split in its two games Tuesday. The Lions lost to Olathe Northwest, 8-7, in their first game before beating Olathe North in their nightcap, 22-8. LHS led 9-8 after five innings ...

LHS tennis third at Topeka West

Topeka ? Thomas Irick took fourth place in singles, and Lawrence High’s boys tennis team placed third among 10 teams Tuesday in the Topeka West Invitational.The Lions’ Irick and Elliott Abromeit each went 4-2 in singles, with Abromeit taking seventh place.Panyin Boye-Doe and Adam Eudaly ...