Lawrence High

Baseball, softball state tournament brackets released for area teams

Four area baseball and softball teams will be in action in the final week of the season, two of which will compete right here in Lawrence. Both Free State baseball and softball squads are the No. 2 seed in their respective 6A state tournament. Both teams are in the state tournament for the ...

Firebirds get angry, win regional title game, 1-0

In the heat of a scoreless Class 6A regional championship game Thursday evening, Free State High’s softball players proved it’s a bad idea to anger them. The Firebirds were not at all pleased when the bottom of the fifth inning concluded on their home field with a double play on a would-be ...

LHS baseball bounced by Washburn Rural in regional championship

In a back and forth battle between the No. 3 seed Lawrence High and the No. 6 seed Washburn Rural, Lawrence surrendered six runs in the second inning and could not complete a late-game comeback during an eventual 8-7 Thursday evening at LHS. Lawrence High (15-6) split its home regional, ...

LHS softball set to face Free State in third installment of City Showdown

Nobody wants to kick off the postseason by facing the defending champions. After a 3-17 campaign, though, the Lawrence High softball team knew it was going to get a tough test in the regional opener. At the very least, the Lions will be all-too familiar with their first-round opponent when ...

LHS girls soccer falls to Wichita North in regional opener

Despite a second-half surge, the Lawrence High girls soccer team was eliminated Monday night in the regional opener. LHS dropped a 4-2 decision at Wichita North, though it faced a 3-0 deficit at the intermission. Senior Anna Chieu was credited with both scores, which capped her final campaign ...

FSHS team, LHS individual advance to 6A state boys golf tournament

Free State’s entire boys golf team punched its ticket to the 6A state tournament Monday afternoon at the Wamego Country Club. The Firebirds shot a 324 as a team, claiming a runner-up finish at their regional meet. Washburn Rural, the event winner, finished with a 305. Lawrence High finished ...

Chemistry, selflessness give LHS baseball opportunity to host regionals

Moments before his first game of the season, Lawrence High freshman pitcher Grant Cleavinger was battling nerves during warmups. Senior utility player/pitcher Chris Ritter, who was a first-time varsity player himself, took the time to put his arm around Cleavinger and pump the rookie hurler up ...

Sawyer Nickel nets 7th to help FSHS boys tennis take 6th at state tournament

OLATHE — Free State senior Sawyer Nickel couldn't help but feel frustration as he found himself in a 3-0 deficit in what he knew was going to be his last high school tennis match. But instead of letting his anger undermine his performance, Nickel found a way to relax and have fun. Nickel ...

Lawrence High girls track secures Sunflower League title

A balanced effort led the Lawrence High girls track and field team to a Sunflower League title Friday night at the Shawnee Mission South District Stadium. The Lions, who are the defending class 6A state champions, won three different relay races along with three individual events to score 152 ...

Behind pivotal first inning, FSHS baseball defeats LHS in City Showdown

On the surface, there wasn’t a lot on the line in the latest installment of the City Showdown. That didn’t seem to matter when Free State and Lawrence High took the field Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark, however. FSHS struck first with three runs in the opening frame, but had to stave off ...

Preps notebook: Trip to state tourney illustrates growth by Bishop Seabury tennis

Bishop Seabury junior Grayson Rader can’t help but think about his first state tournament. Two years ago, Rader qualified as part of a doubles team along with a senior at the time. The duo went 1-2 at the Class 3-2-1A boys tennis state tournament before exiting, but it marked the first time ...

City Showdown should be good test for FSHS and LHS ahead of postseason

Bragging rights will be the only thing on the line Friday night. Well, that and perceived momentum heading into the postseason. With regional assignments released and a Sunflower League title decided, there isn’t as much at stake for the city baseball teams in the regular-season finale. Yet ...

Regional assignments released for area baseball and softball teams

The postseason is right around the corner for area baseball and softball teams. Regional brackets were released Wednesday morning, as postseason action will begin next week. Multiple area teams will be vying for a state berth, including a pair of city baseball teams that earned the opportunity ...

Baseball game between FSHS and LHS postponed to Friday

The final City Showdown of the regular season in the 2018-19 school year was pushed back one day. Free State and Lawrence High were scheduled to play at 6 p.m. Thursday for the regular-season finale, but is now slated for 6 p.m. Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. Bragging rights will be the only ...

Preps notebook: FSHS boys golf notches 3rd at Sunflower League Championship

After the final leg of the Sunflower League Championship, Free State’s boys golf team secured a third-place finish. FSHS placed fourth at the Olathe North Invitational Monday afternoon, shooting a 319 team score at the Falcon Ridge Golf Course. Shawnee Mission East (291), Olathe East (297) ...

LHS softball gives up early lead in 10-7 loss to Shawnee Mission North

On senior night, the Lawrence softball team gave up an early lead to fall to Shawnee Mission North by a 10-7 margin Tuesday night at LHS. The Lions finished their regular season 3-17, including a 3-9 record in the Sunflower League. “This has been a really good group of senior kids, ...

LHS softball drops 2 games at Blue Valley Northwest

The Lawrence High softball team suffered two losses during a doubleheader Monday at Blue Valley Northwest. In the first game, LHS was tied at 5-5 before giving up 11 runs over the next frames in a 16-5 loss. Lawrence had a chance to tie the game up in the seventh in the nightcap, dropping a ...

‘Calm and cool’: Senior P/1B Hank Dobson instills confidence in Lions

When Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll and pitching coach Adam Green sat down ahead of the season to map out the Lions’ potential lineups, they were worried about the LHS pitching staff, just because they thought it may be too thin. As they looked at potential starting pitchers, senior ...