Lawrence High

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 ...

Lawrence High overcomes penalties to defeat Olathe South in home opener

It didn’t take long for Lawrence High to get on the scoreboard in the 2019 season, as the Lions recovered its opening kickoff on the Olathe South 6-yard line. Junior quarterback Jackson Dooley promptly ran the ball into the end zone on third-and-goal, and LHS was quickly on the board at the ...

Area football preview: LHS football ready to move on from 2018 with new gear

Gone is the single stripe down the Lawrence High football helmet. For the first time in a long time, LHS will have a new look this football season. The new helmet design, which was voted on by the team in July, will feature a Lion on one side and the player’s number on the other. “It is ...

Preps notebook: Top area football storylines entering 2019 season

There is nothing quite like the first week of the football season. It has been a long summer, so I’m beyond ready for the first Friday night under the lights of the 2019 season. And I’m sure that I’m not the only one. This fall figures to be another exciting season in the area football ...

Lawrence High volleyball falls to Blue Valley Northwest 3-0 in season opener

The Lawrence High volleyball team learned about the power of leadership last year when nine seniors lifted the Lions to a 38-2 season and the 2018 Class 6A state title. This year, LHS will take on the daunting task of following up those accolades with just four seniors on the roster. “We ...

Preps notebook: Top area volleyball storylines entering 2019

The 2019 volleyball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a volleyball state champion came from this area when Lawrence High finished first in Class 6A for the first since 1995. The Lions will have to replace an instrumental senior class from a season ago, ...

Preps notebook: Top area boys soccer storylines entering 2019 season

The 2019 soccer season officially began Friday with multiple area teams in action. In a battle between two area teams, Eudora’s boys soccer squad bested Bishop Seabury by a 4-2 margin at EHS. It marked the second year in a row that the Cardinals claimed the season opener against the ...

LHS girls tennis begins 2019 season

Lawrence High’s girls tennis team started off the 2019-20 school year with a solid showing in a quadrangular Thursday afternoon at the College Boulevard Activity Center. Both of Lawrence’s top-two singles players picked up a pair of wins on the day. Lili Derby, who is the No. 1 singles ...

Lions begin fall sports season with high hopes

Lawrence High’s fall sports teams will officially kick off the 2019-20 season this week. The LHS girls tennis team will start things off with a quadrangular at 3 p.m. today at the College Boulevard Activity Center. LHS boys soccer, meanwhile, will travel to Manhattan at 6:15 p.m. Friday. The ...

Preps notebook: New high school coaches make debut during first practice of year

Not even the heat could spoil Kevin Stewart’s spirits on his first day. Monday marked the beginning of a new era for the Free State football team with Stewart at the helm. However, due to the heat index, outdoor practices at FSHS did not begin until 5:30 p.m. on the first day of the new high ...

Niko Roberts, LHS teammates involved in NCAA’s new College Basketball Academy

Before the second session even began, Niko Roberts was thinking of improvements. Roberts, who was a member of the Kansas men’s basketball team between 2010-14, held an administrative role at the first-ever NCAA-sponsored College Basketball Academy. This past week, the academy took place at ...

Mike “Scoop” Harding leaving LHS for college coaching job

A longtime face of basketball at all levels in Lawrence is leaving town. Mike “Scoop” Harding, who most recently served as an assistant coach at Lawrence High but also was the head coach at Bishop Seabury for two seasons, has accepted a position as an assistant coach with the men’s ...

Lawrence High’s Jack Hood earns Coach of the Year honor

Lawrence High head track coach Jack Hood received another accolade to add to his prolific resume. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its High School Coaches of the Year award for track & field. On the girls ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area girls track team

Athlete of the Year: Evann Seratte, Lawrence Seratte placed in four events in her final meet, but a fall in the 800-meter run kept her from doing even better. Seratte still scored more points at the state meet in her career than any other athlete — boy or girl — in program history. The KU ...