Lawrence High

Preps notebook: Top area boys basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

It is that time of the year again. The area basketball scene will be in full swing this week, with multiple teams slated to compete in tournaments next week. Over half of the area boys basketball programs advanced to the state tournament last year, and many of them have similar expectations ...

Preps notebook: Top area girls basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

The 2019 girls basketball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a pair of area teams qualified for the state tournament and many individuals had successful seasons as well. This year should be just as intriguing with interesting storylines to monitor ...

Lions ready for start of winter sports season

The latest winter sports season officially begins this week for Lawrence High. Both wrestling and swimming will be in action Wednesday afternoon, while the girls basketball team is slated to begin its new campaign on Friday. The boys basketball team will take the floor on Saturday to help get ...

Former LHS pitcher Garrett Cleavinger added to 40-man roster by Phillies

Garrett Cleavinger got the call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The former Lawrence High pitcher was informed that he had been officially added to the Philadelphia Phillies’ 40-man roster. It was a move that came on the deadline to protect minor league players from exposure to the Rule 5 ...

Preps notebook: Tonganoxie football having best season in program history

Tonganoxie senior Cooper Cunningham realized that this season would be special back in early June. During a football camp at the University of Kansas, the Chieftains held their own against some quality programs. The two-day event featured a number of 6A and 5A teams, including squads that are ...

Photo gallery: LHS football falls to Topeka High

Lawrence High was eliminated by Topeka High Friday night at Hummer Sports Park. The Lions finished the year with a 8-2 record. Photos by Carter Gaskins/Lawrence Journal-World

LHS football falls to ‘physical’ Topeka High rushing attack in regionals 56-35

Set up at his own 49-yard line, Topeka High senior running back Ky Thomas took the handoff on fourth-and-1, exploding up the middle for a 51-yard touchdown to take the Trojans’ first lead of the game. The one-two punch of Thomas and senior quarterback Da’Vonshai Harden wore the Lawrence ...

Free State and LHS seniors race in ’emotional’ state cross-country championship

As Free State senior Charlie Johnson hit the skyline portion of the course at Rim Rock Farm, he heard the familiar call in his head of former Kansas runner Billy Mills’ victory in the 1964 Olympic games. “I hear, ‘Look at Mills! Look at Mills!’” Johnson said. “I always think of ...

LHS football advances to Round of 16 with 38-21 win over Washburn Rural

It was a simple response, but one that helped Lawrence High’s football team avoid a scare during a 38-21 win Friday night over Washburn Rural at LHS in the opening round of the Class 6A playoffs. The Lions never wavered after the Junior Blues pulled within 10 points late in the third ...

Free State boys soccer wins regional title over LHS in penalty kicks

As senior defender Hayden Robinson’s penalty kick sailed into the back of the net, pandemonium ensued on Free State’s soccer field, with players and fans alike swarming the team in celebration “When Hayden made that (last kick), I just wanted to cry,” senior midfielder Peter Boncella ...

FSHS football knocks off Lawrence High in thrilling City Showdown

As soon as Lawrence High quarterback Jackson Dooley’s fourth down pass attempt fell harmlessly to the turf, Free State’s defense sprinted to the sideline in celebration with 3:19 remaining in the game. The FSHS crowd roared in approval, as the failed conversion essentially capped off a ...

City gymnastics teams pushing through injuries ahead of state meet

Regardless of what happens this weekend, head coach Katrina Farrow wants both her teams to be proud of what they accomplished in 2019. Entering the state gymnastics meet, which will be held at Olathe South on Saturday, Free State is ranked second in the team standings. Lawrence High, ...

Preps notebook: More than bragging rights on the line in this year’s City Showdown

Lawrence High senior Deshon Lewis still vividly remembers the chant. During the boys basketball version of the City Showdown this past winter, Free State’s student section broke out in a “Let’s play football” chant. It came two years after FSHS students painted their chests “56-7”, ...