Lawrence High

Reaney swims medley relay

Doha, Qatar ? Lawrence High product Emma Reaney swam the breaststroke leg on Team USA’s second-place 4X50 medley relay team at the FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships on Friday.Reaney took over with the U.S. in second and had a split time of a personal-best 29.42 seconds, which put ...

LHS boys romp in opener

It’s a new season for Lawrence High’s boys basketball players, as they donned their new white uniforms for their season opener on Friday against Emporia. But even with a new look, it’s still the same old Lions that dominated teams throughout last season. They opened this year with a 64-43 ...

LHS girls rally but fall to Emporia

After coaching his first game at Lawrence High on Friday, Jeff Dickson was about as happy as he could be following the girls basketball team’s 59-48 loss to Emporia.The Lions trailed by as many as 17 points after the Spartans went on a 12-0 run midway through the second quarter, while LHS ...

Ziegler sets record; Firebirds swimmers win opener

Free State High senior swimmer Jack Ziegler entered the season with his eyes set on the 50-yard freestyle school record. He wasn’t far behind it at the end of last year when he took 10th at state in the event.When he started swimming on Wednesday, in the first meet of the season, he knew he ...

Reaney to compete in Short Course Championships

Lawrence native Emma Reaney has excelled at each stage of swimming she has competed over the years, whether it be the club team, high school or collegiate level.Reaney, a senior at Notre Dame and American record holder in the 200-yard breaststroke, will get a chance to showcase her skills at ...

Lawrence High boys hoops’ hopes high

Some Lawrence High winter sports teams will enter the season with state-title aspirations, and others hope to give younger athletes a chance to step into the spotlight. Ready or not, their seasons have finally arrived.Here is a look at all of the Lions’ winter sports programs opening play ...

LHS basketball No. 1 in first poll

Lawrence High’s boys basketball team will open the season as the top-ranked team in Class 6A, picking up the No. 1 spot in the preseason poll by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association that was released Monday. The Lions will play host to Emporia in their season-opener at 7 p.m. Friday. ...

Soccer coaches tap all-staters

Two Lawrence High boys soccer players earned All-State honors from the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association on Monday. LHS junior midfielder Piper Hubbell and senior defenseman Ellis Springe were both selected for the Class 6A second team. Mill Valley senior midfielder Dalton Sieperda was chosen ...

City players make all-league football

Five city football players earned first-team All-Sunflower League honors for their play this season. Lawrence High junior running back J.D. Woods, junior defensive end and right tackle Amani Bledsoe and junior middle linebacker Price Morgan were selected for the first team, along with Free ...

City boys soccer players named to all-league team

Several city boys soccer players picked up All-Sunflower League honors Monday.Lawrence High junior midfielder Piper Hubbell and Free State High senior forward Daniel Clarke were recognized on the first team. LHS senior forward Jakob Burdett, senior defenseman Ellis Springe and Free State junior ...

Lions, Firebirds all-league in volleyball

Several city volleyball players were recognized on the All-Sunflower League team. Free State High senior libero Paige Corcoran and sophomore outside hitter Naomi Hickman were selected for the first team, along with Lawrence High junior middle blocker Caroline Dykes. Free State junior Allie ...

Winter practices begin at LHS, FSHS

The first day of preseason practices and tryouts for high school winter sports teams opened inside of heated buildings away from the cold on Monday, with plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming year. Lawrence High’s boys basketball team is expected to be one of the top teams in the state, ...

Lions’ Byrn signs UMKC softball letter

With her parents sitting to her left and right, Lawrence High senior Morgan Byrn signed her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the LHS library on Thursday afternoon. “I felt fine during most of the day, then 30 minutes ago, I was like, ‘Oh my ...

Lions’ Bonner headed to Colorado State

Colorado State University’s men’s basketball team picked up its second player from Lawrence High in the last five years on Wednesday. Lawrence senior standout Anthony Bonner signed his letter of intent in the LHS cafeteria, after orally committing to the program in June. Surrounded by his ...

SM East ends Lawrence High’s season

Overland Park ? It might not have changed the outcome, but it sure would have made things more interesting.Trailing by two touchdowns, with two minutes remaining in the first half of a 35-7 Class 6A football state playoff loss to Shawnee Mission East on Friday night at Shawnee Mission North ...

Column: Lancers ‘wear people out’

Overland Park ? Facing the No. 1 Class 6A football team in the state, a squad averaging more than 50.6 points going into the game, Lawrence High had to figure out a way to keep the clock moving, shorten the game. Mission accomplished in that regard.Still, Shawnee Mission East ran away with the ...

Lions have hands full with rugged SM East

Lawrence High football players have seen the numbers. They’ve seen the rankings. They heard the predictions. Yet, they’re not walking into the first round of the playoffs against top-seeded Shawnee Mission East with scared looks.The Lions are confident in their abilities and hope they can ...

Rout puts LHS back in playoffs

Only one thing could stop Lawrence High junior running back J.D. Woods Friday night in the Lions’ regular-season finale.The scoreboard.Woods averaged 10.5 yards a carry, rushed for five touchdowns and accounted for 262 of his teams’ 440 offensive yards as Lawrence sealed a spot in the Class ...

Free State’s Venters repeats as state CC champ

Free State sophomore Emily Venters had not lost a race all season entering Friday’s state championship meet at Rim Rock Farm, and she was not about to let anyone keep her from defending her Class 6A title.Venters won the state meet with a 4,000-meter time of 14:52.20, distancing herself from ...

Free State’s Venters repeats as 6A girls champ at state cross country meet

Free State High sophomore Emily Venters wrapped up a storybook season by winning her second straight Class 6A state cross country title on Friday at Rim Rock Farm. Venters, who won every race she entered this year, won the state meet by nearly eight seconds with a time of 14:52.2, a ...