Lawrence High

Playoff spot could hinge on LHS victory tonight

Playoff scenarios are pretty simple for Lawrence High’s football players. A win against Olathe East tonight likely gives them a spot in the state playoffs. A loss, and they’re done for the season. The Lions are 1-1 in district play, and are hoping undefeated Olathe North can beat Olathe ...

Free State blanks Lions in soccer regional

Free State High boys soccer players were pumped when they won the first chapter of the City Showdown a few weeks ago. That was nothing. Playing against Lawrence High in the first round of regionals Monday meant so much more. The intensity was raised. Every play had so much riding on it.With all ...

Firebirds repeat at state gymnastics

Overland Park ? People say the toughest thing to do in sports is to defend a championship. Free State High’s gymnasts learned of the difficulties during the regular season, when they just coudn’t find a way to beat Olathe East. But when it mattered most and the lights shined the brightest, ...

FSHS-LHS soccer paired at regional

Free State High’s boys soccer team beat Lawrence High a few weeks ago, but the next City Showdown will have much higher stakes. The Firebirds (8-7-1) earned a No. 9 seed in the Class 6A Northeast regional, and will go on the road to face the eighth-seeded Lions (8-6-2) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday ...

FSHS runners win regionals

Shawnee ? Free State cross country runners Emily Venters and Ryan Liston followed up their individual Sunflower League titles by winning their respective races Saturday at the 6A regional championship meet hosted at Shawnee Mission Park.The Firebird standouts helped Free State to sweep the ...

FSHS volleyball edges LHS, then falls at sub-state

Olathe ? There are a couple of tricks to getting through a sub-state volleyball tournament and into the promised land that is known by a single word: state. One is peaking at the right time. The other is drawing a favorable matchup.Both Free State’s and Lawrence’s volleyball teams left the ...

LHS enthused despite shutout loss

Olathe ? It’s rare that a football team walks off the field with players and coaches holding their heads high after a four-score loss. Yet Lawrence High sported that look Friday night at Olathe District Activity Center because the Lions proved to themselves they could compete with the best, ...

FSHS gymnasts looking to repeat at state

Free State High’s three senior gymnasts, Grace Bartle, Carrie Howland and Haley Johnson, have been competing with one another since the first grade. In their final meet together, they’re looking to end on the highest note by repeating as Class 6A state champions. That chance to turn a dream ...

LHS soccer blanks Shawnee Heights

The Lawrence High soccer team capped its regular season with a 2-0 win over Shawnee Heights on Senior Night, Thursday at LHS.The 14 seniors played a large role in the Lions’ victory, as Jared Roush scored LHS’ first goal and Andrew Ornburn recorded his second straight shutout.Roush put ...

Lions’ confidence soars, but Olathe North looms

Lawrence High’s football players have an extra spring in their steps at practice this week, and their confidence is soaring. That’s the result of a win in districts, and the Lions have their eyes set on proving they are the real deal against Olathe North at 7 tonight at the Olathe District ...

Firebirds sweep past LHS

Nobody informed Free State High’s volleyball team that the City Showdown is supposed to provide plenty of drama and entertain the loud student sections. Instead, the Firebirds stepped on the court Thursday with laser-like focus in warmups and kept it up throughout the entire match, while ...

LHS, FSHS paired in volleyball sub-state

The City Showdown between Lawrence High and Free State volleyball teams at 6 tonight at FSHS will also serve as a sub-state preview. The Firebirds (17-18) earned a No. 3 seed in the Class 6A Olathe South regional and will face the sixth-seeded Lions (13-23) on Saturday afternoon at O-South. The ...

LHS soccer wins in overtime, 1-0

Charlie Carr headed in a goal three minutes into overtime to lift Lawrence High to a 1-0 soccer victory over Olathe North on Tuesday at LHS.The Lions, 7-6-2 after snapping a five-match winless streak, will host Shawnee Heights for their Senior Night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

LHS soccer slump continues

If just one issue had plagued Lawrence High’s boys soccer team of late, the Lions most likely would be fine with that.At least that would be easier to fix.Instead, a number of problems have emerged since the calendar turned to October, and the LHS winless streak extended to five games Monday ...

Free State spikes LHS at Emporia

Emporia ? The Free State volleyball team beat Lawrence High on Saturday at the Emporia tournament, defeating the Lions in three sets 15-25, 25-14, 25-22.Free State went 4-2 overall on the day for a fifth-place finish. The Firebirds’ three other wins came against Pittsburg, Leavenworth and ...

Free State sweeps at league cross country

When Free State High senior Ryan Liston crossed the finish line at the Sunflower League cross country meet on Saturday morning, he raised both of his arms over his head in triumph. It was a big day for him and the entire Firebirds cross country program at Rim Rock Farm. Liston became the first ...

City doubles teams medal at state tennis

Topeka ? Lawrence High’s Anna Birt and Yelena Birt placed eighth, and Free State’s Taylor Hawkins and Rachel Walters took 12th in doubles Saturday at the Class 6A girls state tennis tournament.The Birt sisters defeated Topeka Washburn Rural, 9-7, and lost to Shawnee Mission East, 9-3, and ...

City tennis teams advance at state

Topeka ? Lawrence High sisters Anna Birt and Yelena Birt and Free State’s Taylor Hawkins and Rachel Walters advanced Friday to the second day of the Class 6A state girls tennis tournament.The Birts lost to Shawnee Mission West, 7-5, 2-6, then defeated Derby, 9-2, and Washburn Rural, ...

Defense saves Lions’ victory over Olathe Northwest

Several defensive starters on Lawrence High’s football team left the locker room after Friday’s game against Olathe Northwest with some ice and sore body parts. It’s the price to pay for the Lions, who were on defense for most of the second half and kept the Ravens scoreless in their ...

Lions play SMS to draw

After Thursday’s game against Shawnee Mission South, Lawrence High senior Jakob Burdett ripped off his jersey and screamed at the top of his lungs. His level of frustration was at its peak after the Lions tied the Raiders, 1-1, at LHS and are winless in their last four soccer matches. ...