Lawrence High

Special Olympics recognize Lawrence High School for its unified sports program

Lawrence High School has been recognized for its sports program that aims to be inclusive and provides students with disabilities opportunities to compete. The Special Olympics recently named LHS a Unified Champion School, an honor bestowed on schools that meet the organization’s standards ...

Free State, Lawrence High announce football attendance plans

With opening night of the 2020 football seasons just four days away, Lawrence High and Free State released their attendance plans on Monday. Both schools will cap their attendance for home games at two spectators per student participant. Those spectators will be identified ahead of time and ...

LHS boys soccer opens 2020 season with 2-1 win

The Lawrence High boys soccer team opened the 2020 season with a 2-1 victory over Manhattan High on Friday night at LHS. Manhattan (0-1) and LHS were tied 1-1 at halftime, and the Lions scored the lone goal of the second half to secure the victory. LHS seniors Mason Anderson and Alec Murphy ...

Kansas schools can move fall sports to the spring, KSHSAA board of directors says

WICHITA (AP) — Kansas high school can move their fall sports seasons to the spring under a newly approved plan. The Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 53-21 Friday to approve a proposal establishing an “Alternative fall” schedule, The Wichita Eagle ...

LHS, Free State football to face off twice this fall

The Lawrence High and Free State football teams will get two cracks at each other this season, one at home and one away. LHS will host Free State in Week 3 on Sept. 18, and the Firebirds will welcome the Lions to their place in Week 8 on Oct. 23, which was the regularly scheduled date of this ...

Former LHS football standout Amani Bledsoe signs with Cincinnati

Former Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe will get another shot in the NFL in 2020 after signing a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Bledsoe, who starred at LHS from 2013-15 and went on to play three years of college football at Oklahoma from 2016-18, spent last season on the ...

KSHSAA executive board rejects proposal to delay start of fall sports seasons

A motion to delay the start of fall high school sports competitions in Kansas failed by a vote of 5-4 during Tuesday’s meeting of the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s executive board. As a result, all fall sports and activities programs will be allowed to start practices ...

KSHSAA releases detailed guidelines for returning to activities this fall

The Kansas State High School Activities Association on Wednesday released a set of guidelines for upcoming fall sports seasons, but many of the specifics will remain in the hands of local school districts and administrators. The guidelines are broken up into two parts: a set of general ...

KSHSAA postpones plans to release fall sports guidelines

Originally planning to release guidelines for the upcoming fall sports seasons on Friday, the Kansas State High School Activities Association hit pause on that move in response to Gov. Laura Kelly’s Wednesday announcement that Kansas schools will not start until after Labor Day. Instead, ...

Lawrence High hires former coach, LHS grad Nick Wood as new athletic director

Lawrence High School is turning to one of its own to lead its athletic department into the future. Former LHS girls basketball and softball coach Nick Wood, who graduated from the school in 1996, was formally hired as the school's new athletic director and assistant principal during the ...

LHS boys basketball honored as Top 10 program of past decade

MaxPreps recently named Mike Lewis’ Lawrence High boys basketball program one of the 10 most dominant in the state during the past decade, sparking a sense of pride and fond memories from those who were a part of the ride. “A tremendous honor,” former LHS standout Anthony Bonner said ...

Former LHS standout Anthony Masinton-Bonner to finish career at Emporia State

It’s been more than a year since former Lawrence High basketball standout Anthony Masinton-Bonner decided to transfer from Colorado State to finish his college eligibility elsewhere. And after a summer stint at Missouri State that ended with him stepping away from the game altogether last ...

KSHSAA pegs June 1 as start date for summer activities

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has identified June 1 as the start date for a variety of summer programs, provided coaches follow “all group gathering restrictions and social distancing expectations” outlined by local health officials and school administrators. The ...