Lawrence High

Senior class aims to fill leadership void for Lawrence High girls basketball

The Lawrence High senior class had seen enough. Ella Stewart, who will be one of five seniors for the LHS girls basketball team, gathered the squad for a huddle near midcourt. Stewart delivered a message about having the right attitude during the final day of the summer team camp in May at ...

Area football players guide Kansas All-Stars to win in GKCFCA All-Star game

A trademark of so many Bob Lisher-coached Free State High football teams were the hard-hitting defenses. Those who attended the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game on Thursday at the College Boulevard Activity Center got to see some of those bone-jarring hits ...

Bob Lisher, Dirk Wedd to be inducted into GKCFCA Hall of Fame during all-star game

This time next year, former Free State head football coach Bob Lisher could be coaching on the other sideline. For the second time in his career, Lisher will be the head coach of the Kansas team in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game. The Kansas All-Stars will ...

Year in Review: Lawrence High girls capture 3 team titles during banner season

It was a special season for the Lawrence High athletic programs, especially on the girls side. The LHS girls track team defended its crown, winning the 6A state title on one of the last days of the 2018-19 sports season. Two other programs, meanwhile, returned to its former glory with ...

KU football camp was good learning experience for Free State, Lawrence High

Free State head coach Kevin Stewart called a quarterback draw on the final play Tuesday afternoon at the Anderson Family Football Complex. By then, it had been two full days of scrimmaging in the University of Kansas football team camp, which featured several high school football teams. FSHS ...

Local football players help clean up damage from tornado

Free State’s first-year head coach Kevin Stewart wasn’t surprised so many of his players wanted to help. Stewart, who was introduced to the FSHS football team in January, has come to learn about how much pride his players take in the Lawrence community. So when members of the community ...

FSHS softball sweeps top Sunflower League honors

After winning another state title, Free State’s softball team swept the top Sunflower League awards. Sophomore pitcher Tatum Clopton was named the Player of the Year for her prolific presence in the circle this season. She tossed five shutouts in as many games during the postseason, ...

Josie Hickerson closes out LHS career with individual state title in pole vault

Lawrence High senior Josie Hickerson sets a goal and she accomplishes it. When moving into a new house in August, just before the start of her senior year, Hickerson placed three sticky notes up on her bathroom mirror. It was three different goals she wanted to accomplish in her final campaign ...

Twice as nice: Lawrence girls track captures second consecutive state title

WICHITA — Before even stepping on the track for the third and final day of the 2019 state meet, the Lawrence High girls team knew what it had accomplished. Action was suspended Saturday night due to inclement weather with just one race remaining in the girls competition. LHS led by 21 points ...

Lawrence’s 4×100-meter relay wins another state title before meet is postponed

WICHITA — On the surface, it looked like an easy title defense by the Lawrence High girls 4x100-meter relay. LHS junior Asjah Harris nonchalantly crossed the finish line in first place, finishing nearly a full second faster than runner-up Olathe North. There was no celebration like last ...

City baseball teams garner postseason accolades

Both city programs garnered plenty of All-Sunflower honors, which was released Monday afternoon. Free State senior Ethan Bradford, a Nebraska signee, was named the Pitcher of the Year for his prolific play this year. Lawrence’s Brad Stoll was named Coach of the Year after leading his team to ...

State golf suspended due to rain

Due to weather, play was suspended in state golf tournaments featuring area athletes Monday afternoon. In Class 6A, a trio of Free State golfers were in the top-31 on the individual leaderboard before the delay at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton. Play was supposed to be resumed ...

Landon Berquist aims to end FSHS career on high note at state golf tournament

It will be an unfamiliar feeling for Free State senior Landon Berquist. Berquist has plenty of experience with postseason golf, as Monday marks his fourth trip to the state tournament in as many years. But it will be his last action as a Firebird, capping a stellar high school career. “It ...