Lawrence High

Lions softball wins with a family feeling

There’s just something different about Lawrence High’s softball team this year. All of the players have bonded away from the diamond, and it’s making a world of difference on the field. The Lions showed their improvement by dominating in every phase of the game Friday against Leavenworth, ...

Green lifts LHS baseball, 9-2

Shawnee ? Drew Green and Michael Sinks recorded three hits apiece to lead the Lawrence High baseball team to a 9-2 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest on Friday.Green doubled and homered on his way to driving in four runs. “We broke out and scored nine runs against a top-tier team in our ...

FSHS, LHS girls 1-2 at track meet

Topeka ? Free State’s and Lawrence High’s girls track and field teams finished first and second, respectively, Friday at the Topeka Seaman Relays.The Firebirds scored 107.5 points, edging the Lions by 27.5 for the team title.Free State distance runner Bailey Sullivan won the girls 800 and ...

Lewis reinstated as LHS boys basketball coach

Mike Lewis, the popular boys basketball coach at Lawrence High School whose firing last week ignited public outcry at a school board meeting, has been reinstated as the head coach, Lawrence school district officials announced Friday.That announcement came after district and LHS administrators ...

Lions baseball blanks Pioneers

Leavenworth ? Easton Barnes belted a three-run home run, Bryce Montes de Oca pitched one-hit ball for 4 2/3 innings, and Lawrence High blanked Leavenworth, 8-0, on Thursday in high school baseball.Barnes’ home run in the fourth inning broke open a scoreless game. Montes de Oca allowed only a ...

Free State, Lions 1-2 at swim quad

Free State and Lawrence High’s girls swimming and diving teams combined to win every event at a quadrangular Thursday at LHS.The Firebirds won nine of the 12 events and scored 486 points to take first place, while the Lions beat Olathe South and Shawnee Mission North to be the ...

Free State’s Neff, Lions’ Irick 3rd at league tennis

Overland Park ? When tennis players play with confidence, each area of their game starts to improve. Now that Free State High junior David Neff is playing with confidence, his opponents are starting to take notice.Neff medaled for the third time in the past week, taking third place at the ...

Mighty O-East softball sweeps LHS

It’s not as if this hasn’t happened before.Back-to-back Class 6A state champion Olathe East, which has mostly steamrolled the rest of the Sunflower League’s softball programs for two years running, made Lawrence High its latest victim in a Hawks sweep Thursday at LHS.Senior ace Allison ...

LHS tennis splits at Topeka Seaman

Topeka ? Lawrence High’s boys tennis team defeated Topeka West, 4-0, following a 3-1 loss to Topeka Seaman on Wednesday at Seaman.Thomas Irick, the Lions’ No. 1 singles player, won both his matches, and Elliott Abromeit went 1-1 in singles.Panyin Boye-Doe teamed with Adam Eudaly, and ...

KU’s Self offers his take on LHS coach firing

As an 11-year member of the Lawrence community with two children who graduated from Free State High, Bill Self follows the fortunes of Lawrence’s two high schools closely.As such, Kansas University’s basketball coach has an opinion on the recent unexpected, unexplained firing of Lawrence ...

O-South soccer routs injured Lions, 9-1

Down four starters entering Tuesday night’s home game against Olathe South, Lawrence High’s girls soccer team suffered a fifth injury in the first half.The damages mounted even more rapidly for the Lions on the field, and they never challenged a talented group of Falcons in a 9-1 loss.LHS ...

Column: Lions, Firebirds united by firing

There was a time when scenes like the one that unfolded Monday night at the regular meeting of the Lawrence school board happened every week around here.Such scenarios did not take place in meeting rooms. Football stadiums, basketball gyms and baseball diamonds were the chosen venues. But the ...

Tuesday city prep sports postponed

A steady stream of rain Tuesday forced many Lawrence High and Free State teams to postpone games.Lawrence High’s softball team will play its home doubleheader against Leavenworth at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The junior varsity softball team had its game against Leavenworth canceled at Leavenworth’s ...

Free State golf ninth, LHS 10th at Topeka West

Topeka ? The Free State and Lawrence High boys golf teams competed in blustery conditions for the second week in a row Monday and finished ninth and 10th, respectively, at the Topeka West Invite.FSHS freshman Jack Flynn led all city competitors with a round of 81, which placed him 20th overall. ...

Column: Lions players impress in defense of fired LHS coach Mike Lewis

More from the meetingCrowd packs school board meeting to protest firing of LHS basketball coach Mike LewisAs impressive as they were on the basketball court this past season, the Lawrence High Lions trumped themselves Monday night in the public school administration building, where the weekly ...

Column: Board must address firing of LHS coach Mike Lewis

School board members will hear from parents of ousted Lawrence High basketball coach Mike Lewis' players at 7 p.m. today at 110 McDonald Drive.But will they listen or pretend to listen, affecting that expression that’s meant to underscore how seriously they are taking in the words? You know ...

Show of support: LHS players reflect on ousted coach

Lawrence High boys basketball players urged all of their classmates to wear black at school today, in support of their former basketball coach, Mike Lewis. It’s a gesture of appreciation for a coach who, they said, taught them about more than just basketball. Lewis, who was fired last week, ...

Lions lose the day but save the play in River City finale

Lawrence High baseball players were struggling at the plate against Blue Valley West right-hander Zack Engelken on Saturday night at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark. They haven’t seen many pitchers who can match Engelken’s 88-mph fastball and swift curveball.LHS right-hander Brandon ...

Column: Ex-Lion speaks out on ‘terrible’ firing of LHS coach Lewis

Friday night as a college student. In so many ways, life doesn’t get much better than that. But on this past Friday night, University of Arkansas freshman Jake Mosiman just wasn’t in the mood for socializing.“It’s terrible that he’s gone,” said Mosiman, a former Lawrence High ...

Lions put up fight, but fall short

Sometimes it’s the little plays that can spark a team in the biggest ways. Trailing by six runs in the top of the third inning, senior catcher Drew Green made a sliding catch in foul territory to end the frame. It seemed like that was the play Lawrence High’s baseball team was waiting for ...