Lawrence High

LHS bowling sweeps home meet

Both Lawrence High bowling squads finished in first place in the varsity competition at their home meet on Tuesday at Royal Crest Lanes. On the girls side, LHS finished 36 pins better than runner-up Gardner-Edgerton with a team score of 1,921. Lawrence’s boys team posted a total score of ...

Lions hang on to win Topeka Invitational over Topeka West 53-52

Topeka — Lawrence High in the Topeka Invitational final has become a tradition, with the Lions making the championship seven of the last eight years. LHS repeated as champions Saturday, defeating Topeka West 53-52 and earning its fourth title in eight seasons. “Topeka’s got a great ...

Energy, effort help LHS boys advance to championship game of Topeka Invitational

Topeka — Tipoff was moved up an hour due to a team in the consolation bracket being unable to travel. Then, there was a delay during warmups due to an official being late. Yet none of that would prevent the Lawrence High boys basketball team from taking care of business against a ranked ...

LHS boys swim dominates Lawrence Invitational, BSA sophomore wins 2 events

Lawrence High’s boys swim and dive team claimed eight event victories en route to a first-place finish its own swim meet on Thursday at LHS. The Lions scored 404 points as a team, which was 66 points more than runner-up Olathe North. Bishop Seabury’s swim team finished sixth out of as many ...

LHS loses a nailbiter on the road to Gardner Edgerton 54-50

Gardner — If there’s something positive to takeaway — or be encouraged by — from Lawrence High’s (4-5, 1-3 Sunflower League) tough 54-50 loss to Gardner Edgerton (2-6, 1-3 Sunflower League), it’s the resilience of the Lions. “We’ve been in this situation earlier in the season ...

Wrestling roundup: 14 area wrestlers place at Bobcat Classic

A total of 14 area wrestlers did well enough to place in the Bobcat Classic on Saturday afternoon at Basehor-Linwood. Tonganoxie had seven such wrestlers do so, which led to the highest finish among area squads in the 23-team event. The Chieftains scored 82.5 points as a team to place 14th on ...

LHS girls basketball crushes Wyandotte for 52-10 win

The Lawrence High girls basketball team got back in the win column in a big way Thursday. Lawrence dominated on both ends of the floor in a 52-10 road victory over Wyandotte to end a two-game losing skid. The Lions held the opposition scoreless in the first quarter, while pouring in 18 points ...

Preps notebook: Baldwin wrestling wins dual at Lawrence High in convincing fashion

Freshman Jonathan Wren, sophomore Cameron Blacklock and senior Bailey Vesco each trotted out to shake hands with the referee, as the Baldwin bench roared in approval. All three wrestlers won via forfeit in the final three matches of Wednesday’s dual with Lawrence High at LHS. Yet the outcome ...

Quick start helps LHS boys cruise past Olathe Northwest for 65-45 win

Peyton Mallory could tell in warmups his shot was flowing, and the senior looked to be aggressive early and often Tuesday. That worked out well for Lawrence, as Mallory hit two shots from beyond the arc to spark a quick start against Olathe Northwest. The Lions never looked back, as they ...

LHS girls can’t overcome early deficit in 50-37 loss to Olathe Northwest

Lawrence High girls basketball coach Jeff Dickson says his team is one that prides itself on playing hard, but he doesn’t feel like the Lions lived up to that in the first half on Tuesday. That came back to bite Lawrence, as Olathe Northwest built a 20-point first-half lead and held off LHS ...

FSHS boys swim wins Shawnee Mission Northwest Invite; LHS places 3rd

Free State’s boys swim team took home another win. The Firebirds scored 506 points to place first out of six teams at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invite on Monday. It is their second win in as many meets to start the 2020 portion of their schedule. Lawrence High placed third by scoring 353 ...

FSHS boys swim wins quadrangular, Lawrence High places 2nd

Free State’s boys swim and dive team won its first meet of 2020 in convincing fashion. The Firebirds placed first in 11 of their 12 events, scoring 431 points to win the quadrangular at Mission Trail Middle School on Wednesday. Lawrence High won the diving competition during its runner-up ...

Free State, Lawrence High bowling teams prepared for start of 2020 campaign

Throwing strikes was prohibited during the final practice before the start of the 2020 bowling season. Burton Gepford’s request to the Free State bowling team might have seemed strange, but he had his reasoning. He wanted the Firebirds to work on picking up their spares Wednesday afternoon ...

LHS boys can’t overcome early setback in loss to Olathe West

Olathe — It didn’t take long for Lawrence High boys basketball to readjust the game plan. Less than two minutes into the game, senior forward Mayson Quartlebaum went down with a rolled ankle. He’d sit out for the remainder of the first quarter, checking back in at the 6:43 mark of the ...

LHS girls suffer 47-31 road loss to Olathe West

Olathe — Junior forward Ozi Ajekwu scored 9 points as she tried to lead the way for Lawrence High, but the Lions failed to overcome turnovers and a stagnant offense in a 47-31 loss to Olathe West on Tuesday night. Both sides struggled to get much going on offense early, with the Owls holding ...

Preps notebook: Top 10 high school sports moments of 2019

Finding enough feats for this list was the easy part. Once again, another successful year in high school sports has come and gone. In 2019, three teams won state titles, with two of those teams defending their crowns. Two more teams made it all the way to the title games, ending the year with ...

Preps notebook: Top area wrestling standouts from December

It remains to be seen if any area wrestlers will come home with a state title in 2020. But the first month of the season could be a sign of things to come. Several area wrestlers earned some hardware in December, a stretch that featured a number of competitive tournaments. As a result, plenty ...