Lawrence High

Preps notebook: Seahawks overcome injuries to notch 4-1 win over Bonner Springs

It was an especially long pregame routine for the Bishop Seabury boys soccer team. Due to transportation issues, Bonner Springs showed up 16 minutes late Tuesday afternoon at the Youth Sports Complex. The visiting team was then given its own warmup time, meaning the match didn’t start until ...

Katie Logan, No. 2 doubles team go 3-0 in LHS tennis quadrangular

As she built momentum from match to match, Katie Logan could feel here aggressive play leading to better shots, even with her first two matches starting off “a little rocky.” “I was getting more motivated when I saw that my shots were working really well for me,” Logan said. Logan, ...

Ben Shryock wins varsity boys race for FSHS cross-country

Free State sophomore Ben Shryock secured a first-place finish Saturday morning at the Baldwin City Golf Course. Shryock ran a time of 16:18.05 to place first in the varsity boys race, which featured multiple area athletes. Charles Johnson of FSHS finished third with a mark of 16:29.30, while ...

Photo gallery: LHS football upsets Gardner Edgerton

Lawrence High's football team recorded a 35-34 road win over Gardner-Edgerton (No. 2 in Class 6A) on the road Friday night. Photos by Ashley Golledge/Lawrence Journal-World

Area football roundup: Tonganoxie pushes past Eudora for 43-8 win

Tonganoxie never trailed in its 43-8 home win over Eudora in a battle between two area teams. The Chieftains jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the half and never looked back, improving their record to 3-0 to start the year. Eudora’s lone score came in the third quarter with a 67-yard touchdown ...

LHS football holds on in 35-34 shootout victory over Gardner Edgerton

While last week’s game took two days to complete, Lawrence High’s showdown on the road against Gardner Edgerton (No. 2 Class 6A) picked up the pace considerably. Before anyone could take a breath, the Blazers and Lions were off to the races in what ultimately resulted in a 35-34 LHS ...

Preps notebook: LHS boys soccer secures 4-1 win over Wyandotte

Lawrence High head coach Mike Murphy had no doubt that his team would respond. After all, the Lions have had to do so in nearly every match this season. After a pair of offsides stalled Lawrence’s offense on two different scoring opportunities, Wyandotte evened things with a counter attack ...

Preps notebook: FSHS boys soccer earns 1-0 home win over Shawnee Mission North

Once the ball fell safely into sophomore goalkeeper Aydan Works’ hands, Free State’s sideline let out a sigh of relief. Yet Shawnee Mission North’s last-ditch effort, a free kick with seven seconds remaining, never had a chance. It merely capped off a 1-0 win for the Firebirds, who ...

Free State freshman Zoe Williams highlights top area athletes of the week

Free State’s gymnastics team had a new top performer in the third meet of the season. Talia Gay, who won the all-around state title last fall, had finished first or second in the all-around rankings in each of the first two meets. She then suffered an injury early in the Free State ...

Preps notebook: City gymnastics teams showing growth early in 2019 season

It is just three meets into the 2019 season, but both Free State and Lawrence High gymnastics squads have made massive strides. And that is a credit to the new mindset for both teams under first-year head coach Katrina Farrow, who was an assistant for both programs the previous three seasons. ...

LHS football improves to 2-0 with 30-7 win over Shawnee Mission East

It took over 20 hours for the Lawrence High football team to get the result it wanted, but it proved to be well worth the wait. LHS picked up right where it left off from the night before, when the game was postponed due to inclement weather midway through the first quarter, during a rare ...

LHS football claims early lead before road contest is postponed

Following the first and only negative play, Lawrence High’s football team sprinted toward the locker room Thursday night at Shawnee Mission North stadium. The reason? Mother Nature. A lightning delay in the first quarter proved to be the only thing that could slow down LHS at the start of ...

After strong showing in Week 1, Lawrence defense believes it can do even better

Some might be surprised by Lawrence High’s defensive performance in the season opener, but not head coach Steve Rampy. Even though the Lions are replacing some of their top players from a defense that shined in 2018, Rampy had plenty of reason for optimism entering this season. For one, many ...

Preps notebook: City tennis standouts showing growth in singles play

Keegan VanPelt, Free State’s top singles player, has a clear mission this fall. She placed sixth as a freshman at the Class 6A state tennis tournament two years ago. Last season, VanPelt improved on this finish by claiming fifth. Now she aims to continue that career trajectory while ...

Preps notebook: FSHS boys cross-country begins 2019 with strong showing

In its quest for a state title, Free State’s boys cross-country began the season off right. Following a runner-up finish in Class 6A last year, the Firebirds are poised for another high finish this fall. In its first action of 2019, Free State proved why as six runners finished in the top-19 ...