Lawrence 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 ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area boys track team

Athlete of the Year: Shane Quinlan, Perry-Lecompton Winning a state title in Quinlan’s senior season was always the goal. After a runner-up finish last year, Quinlan won the Class 3A boys 400-meter run with a school-record time of 49.52. He was also a regional champion and league champion in ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area softball team

Player of the Year: Tatum Clopton, Free State The Oklahoma State commit was named the Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year as a sophomore, posting a 0.59 ERA in 17 outings. Clopton went 16-1 with 200 strikeouts and 15 walks in 107 innings. Opposing team posted a .081 batting average against ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area baseball team

Player of the Year: Ethan Bradford, Free State No pitcher was as dominant as Ethan Bradford this season. The Nebraska signee was named the Class 6A Pitcher of the Year, posting a 7-1 record and a .565 ERA in 14 games. He struck out 81 batters and walked 25 in a total of 62 innings. In his ...

Journal-World 2019 All-Area girls soccer team

Player of the Year: Anna Chieu, Lawrence Chieu poured in a school-record 19 goals to lead the Sunflower League in scoring during her senior season. Chieu scored five goals, including a game-winning goal in overtime, against Free State. She also scored five goals in a win over Gardner-Edgerton ...

Jackson feeling more comfortable at QB for LHS football this summer

For the second summer in a row, Tre’ Jackson is splitting reps at quarterback for Lawrence High’s football team. During the Kansas football camp in early June, Jackson and Jackson Dooley both saw action at quarterback during the many plays of scrimmage that LHS got against a number of ...

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, ...