Lawrence High

LHS girls struggle early in road loss to Olathe North

Lawrence High’s girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 47-20 road loss to Olathe North on Tuesday. Olathe North leapt out to a 18-5 lead after the opening period before posting a 14-3 advantage in the second quarter for good measure. LHS responded with a better ...

Lawrence boys secure sixth straight win by defeating SM West, 57-45

Lawrence High’s boys basketball team pushed its win streak on after a 57-45 road victory over Shawnee Mission West on Tuesday. The Lions (14-1, No. 3 in Class 6A) have now won six games in a row. LHS outscored the opposition in each of the first three periods, and was able to withstand a ...

LHS senior Trey Medina remains undefeated entering substate wrestling

Lawrence High senior Trey Medina wasn’t expecting to receive the highest honor at the Class 6A regional meet at Olathe East last weekend. Shortly after the event, in which Medina secured a first-place finish in the 145-pound weight class, LHS head coach Patrick Naughton told him the good ...

Weather impacts schedule for local basketball teams

Schedule changes are nothing new this high school sports season, but Mother Nature spoiled what was supposed to be a night full of basketball games on Tuesday. Free State’s boys basketball will have to wait just one more day to face Shawnee Mission North on the road. That game was moved to 6 ...

Slow start by LHS girls leads to 47-17 home loss to Olathe East

Lawrence High’s girls basketball team struggled to get much going on the offensive end during its 47-17 loss to Olathe East Friday night at LHS. The Lions never scored more than 7 points in a single quarter, which included just a single point during the opening eight-minute period. It ...

Lawrence High girls basketball falls at Olathe West

Thursday was another step in the right direction for the Lawrence High girls basketball team during its 56-33 road loss to Olathe West. Lawrence (2-13) was able to hold Olathe West (6-2) to just 6 points in the third quarter. The defensive showing came after the Owls had scored 31 points in ...

LHS boys race past Olathe West, 68-44, for fifth consecutive win

If it weren’t for the frigid temperatures outside, or mostly the fact basketball was being played, one might have actually mistaken Lawrence High’s 68-44 rout of Olathe West for a track meet. The Lions (No. 3 in Class 6A) ran — and ran some more — all the way past the Owls Thursday ...

Preps notebook: Local wrestlers to know ahead of regional weekend

Because of a different postseason schedule this year, the stakes are even higher this week for the local wrestling programs. Rather than the usual two-day regional meet, both Free State and Lawrence High will compete in a one-day regional event on Friday. Free State will be in action at the ...

LHS boys earn thrilling overtime win over Shawnee Mission East

Thanks to some late-game theatrics, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team was able to snag a 82-75 overtime win at Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday. After trailing for much of the night, the Lions (No. 3 in Class 6A) made a ferocious charge with a 27-point outburst in the fourth quarter. It ...

Lawrence girls handed 47-37 home loss by Shawnee Mission East

Lawrence High’s girls basketball team dropped a 47-37 decision to Shawnee Mission East Tuesday night at LHS. Wins have been hard to come by for a young Lions (2-12, 1-7 Sunflower League) squad this season, though they were right there in the mix with the Lancers (6-7, 3-4 Sunflower League) ...

Matt Tait: Clint Bowen the perfect pick to lead LHS football

There are a couple dozen different reasons why Clint Bowen being named the next football coach at Lawrence High makes sense and should be celebrated. But one of those reasons, which Bowen hopes will tie him to some of the great Lawrence High coaches of the past, makes Bowen a dream hire for ...

Clint Bowen ready to lead Lions after spending over two decades as college coach

After more than two decades of coaching at the collegiate level, Clint Bowen is coming back home to take over the high school program that he once played for. Bowen, a Lawrence native who graduated from Lawrence High in 1990, was named the new LHS head football coach on Monday. He becomes just ...

Former KU assistant Clint Bowen named new head coach of Lawrence High football

Longtime Kansas assistant Clint Bowen will be returning to coach football in Lawrence, though this time he will do so at the high school level. Bowen, a Lawrence native who spent a total of 21 seasons on the coaching staff for the Kansas football program, was named the new head football coach ...

Lawrence girls overwhelmed by Shawnee Mission Northwest

Lawrence High’s girls basketball team was overwhelmed by Shawnee Mission Northwest (No. 2 in Class 6A) in a 55-21 road loss Friday night. The Lions (2-11) surrendered 21 points to the Cougars (11-0) in the opening period. Shawnee Mission Northwest then added 18 points in the second quarter ...

Lawrence boys overcome slow start in 51-38 win over Shawnee Mission Northwest

After a sluggish first half, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team completely flipped the script over the final two quarters to secure a 51-38 win over Shawnee Mission Northwest Friday night at LHS. The Lions, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 6A, were held scoreless in the first quarter. They ...

Lawrence High linebacker Cole Mondi embracing challenge as walk-on for KU football

Lawrence High senior Cole Mondi knows the challenge that he now has in front of him to carve out a role at the collegiate level. Even as a preferred walk-on, there is no guarantee that Mondi ever sees the field for a single snap as member of the Kansas football program. He understands that he ...