Lawrence High

Free State’s Lou Fincher seeking state title in final trip to state tournament

Free State senior Lou Fincher is one first-place finish from finishing the sweep. Fresh off capturing a Sunflower League title and a regional crown, Fincher enters his final state meet looking for more. With a win this weekend in the Class 6A state tournament at Hartman Arena, Fincher could ...

Missing key player, LHS boys basketball falls to SM South

Playing without one of its best players, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team suffered a 45-42 loss to Shawnee Mission South Tuesday night at LHS. In the first game without junior guard Zeke Mayo, who suffered an injury late in the team’s win over Free State, the Lions struggled to get ...

LHS girls basketball drops 38-32 decision to SM South on senior night

The Lawrence High girls basketball team wasn’t able to get the job done on senior night, dropping a 38-32 decision to Shawnee Mission South Tuesday at LHS. LHS (5-14, 1-10 Sunflower League) raced out to an early 13-12 lead in the first quarter thanks to the play of senior starters Ella ...

Moore wins state title, Free State boys finish 5th at state swim meet

Topeka — Standing on top of the podium Saturday, Free State junior Reilley Moore was beaming with pride after winning in the 100 butterfly at the Class 6A state swim and dive championships. “It’s like the best feeling you could ever ask for,” Moore said. “It’s like the biggest kind ...

Second half surge pushes Free State to 66-38 win over LHS in City Showdown

Holding a 7-point lead at halftime over their crosstown rival, the Firebirds needed a spark in the second half to close the deal. “We thought our press was being effective and we just needed to get to the rim more,” Free State coach Nick Wood said. “We were settling for too many outside ...

Stakes are high for both FSHS and LHS in highly anticipated City Showdown

The buzz around this year's City Showdown was palpable nearly 72 hours before tipoff. While fielding questions about this year's crosstown clash, which is slated to take place at 8 p.m. today at Allen Fieldhouse, there was an extra sense of focus for members of both Free State and Lawrence ...

LHS girls bowling, FSHS boys both earn wins in City Showdown

Both local bowling programs came away with a win in the City Showdown on Tuesday at Royal Crest Lanes. Lawrence High’s girls bowling team was victorious, while Free State’s boys bowling squad claimed a narrow victory in a dual between the two programs. LHS girls scored 1,993 as a team, ...

LHS rolls to 84-55 road victory over Olathe North, Lions win 11th straight

Olathe — Lawrence High rolled to an 84-55 road victory over Olathe North on Tuesday night. This is the Lions’ 11th-straight win. “We felt like if we shared the ball and just made them work on defense, we’d get some good looks,” LHS coach Mike Lewis said. “And I thought our guys ...

Defensive pressure in second half leads to LHS 75-53 loss to Olathe North

Olathe — Despite handling the pressure early on, Lawrence High struggled to withstand the relentless Olathe North defense, as the Lions fell to the Eagles 73-53 Tuesday night. The Lions (5-12, 1-8 Sunflower League) started out strong, though, as LHS made a habit of pushing the ball inside to ...

Lou Fincher and Trey Medina grab titles at Sunflower League Invitational

Olathe — Lawrence High junior Trey Medina won the 152-pound weight class at the Sunflower League Invitational on Saturday after pinning Olathe North sophomore Landon Wilkes. LHS finished ninth as a team with 61 points. It was also a successful day for Free State, which finished in sixth ...

Mayson Quartlebaum scores 19, Lawrence High boys secure 10th straight win

Early in the fourth quarter, Lawrence High senior Mayson Quartlebaum misfired on an attempt from the top of the key. It was the lone blemish on an otherwise flawless night by the talented big man, and by then the Lions were in control anyway. Behind a 19-point performance from Quartlebaum, ...