Lawrence High

Swimming sisters similar

For the record, sisters Lucy and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck would like to make one thing clear: They are two different people.Sure, they both swim for Free State High and perform at a high level. But they compete in different individual events and are nearly three years apart in age.So why is it ...

FSHS wins tennis Showdown II

An unscheduled, somewhat surprising city showdown broke out during the final round of Friday’s Lawrence Invitational tennis tournament at LHS, where Shawnee Mission East won the team title and Free State and Lawrence High finished third and sixth, respectively.“We had an unplanned dual with ...

Harmon-Thomas getting back on track

Since the end of last season, Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas has competed at track meets in Albuquerque, N.M., St. Louis, the Ukraine, Arkansas and New York. And right now, all she can think about is getting back to Wichita.That’s where she helped the Firebirds win the 2013 Class ...

Column: LHS administration should take mulligan, rehire coach Mike Lewis

Normally, I’m not a big fan of mulligans. You pull three consecutive shots from the first tee box into the pond, you’re lying six, hitting seven. That’s life. Deal with it or go back inside and run up your bar bill.But in the case of this week’s ridiculous firing of Lawrence High boys ...

Errors bite Lions in River City Baseball Festival opener

Lawrence High’s baseball team hasn’t had much success in the River City Baseball Festival in the past few years. That didn’t change against Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West on Thursday night at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.The Titans showed their strength in every phase of the game, ...

LHS soccer keeps City Showdown close before freshman lifts FSHS, 2-1

Free State High freshman Sabrea Platz received the kind of introduction to the City Showdown that Firebirds and Lions alike dream about.“There’s an intensity in this game that’s unmatched anywhere else,” Platz said Thursday evening at Lawrence High. “It’s insane.”Young as Platz ...

LHS athletes sign letters

Lawrence High seniors Rachael Ramirez and Thomas Irick signed with their future colleges this week. Ramirez will play volleyball at Stephens College, Mo., and Irick signed to play tennis at Baker University. Irick, who is a three-time state tournament qualifier, finished eighth in singles at ...

‘A good day’: Free State 3rd, LHS takes 15th at Free State golf invite

Freshman Jack Flynn and junior Matthew Siler shot rounds of 5-over-par 77 to lead the Free State boys golf team to a third-place finish at the FSHS Invitational Wednesday at Eagle Bend Golf Course.Flynn and Siler finished in a tie for 10th, and teammates Jack Junge and Hunter Dedloff were close ...

River City Baseball Festival field loaded

For high school baseball teams looking to simulate the state tournament, there’s no better test than the River City Baseball Festival, which begins at 11:15 a.m. today.Nearly 30 baseball teams from four states will converge on Lawrence for the 13th annual Festival, which will be played over ...

LHS boys hoops coach Lewis abruptly let go

Fresh off a 17-5 season and equipped with a roster of returning players that many believed could make a serious run at a state title in 2015, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis learned earlier this week that he would not be leading the Lions next season.Lewis, who spent the past ...

LHS swimmers, divers chase state marks at home meet

Lawrence High sophomore Ashley Ammann finished second in the one-meter dive on Tuesday afternoon at the LHS Invitational. She couldn’t be happier. Ammann scored 186.50 points, enough to qualify for the Class 6A state tournament. She was eight-tenths of a point away from making it last year, ...

LHS softball mounts 10-run rally

Olathe ? Lawrence High’s softball team had a 10-run rally in the seventh inning against Olathe North and salvaged a split in its two games Tuesday. The Lions lost to Olathe Northwest, 8-7, in their first game before beating Olathe North in their nightcap, 22-8. LHS led 9-8 after five innings ...

LHS tennis third at Topeka West

Topeka ? Thomas Irick took fourth place in singles, and Lawrence High’s boys tennis team placed third among 10 teams Tuesday in the Topeka West Invitational.The Lions’ Irick and Elliott Abromeit each went 4-2 in singles, with Abromeit taking seventh place.Panyin Boye-Doe and Adam Eudaly ...

LHS soccer wins at Leavenworth

Leavenworth ? The Lawrence High girls soccer team defeated Leavenworth, 3-0, on Tuesday at Leavenworth.

Firebirds golf third at MHS Invite; FSHS, LHS compete at SME

Firebirds golf third at MHS InviteManhattan — Coleman Houk placed 18th as Free State’s golfers took third Monday in the eight-team Manhattan High Invite.Houk shot an 84 to lead the Firebirds.Manhattan High InviteMonday at Manhattan Country ClubTeam scores: 1. Manhattan (blue) 324; 2. Dodge ...

LHS soccer falls, 2-1, to SM East

Lawrence High’s girls soccer team lost, 2-1, to Shawnee Mission East on Monday night at LHS. Lions goalkeeper Alex Ewy survived a flurry of shots in the second half, stopping 16 in the game, before SM East senior Victoria Sabatas scored the decisive goal by sneaking a shot on the left side of ...

Lions’ errors lead to SM East runs, shutout

Lawrence High baseball players knew there wasn’t going to be any room for mistakes Monday against Shawnee Mission East, one of the top teams in the Sunflower League this season. Once they started beating themselves, they stood no chance.The Lions committed three errors in the fifth inning, ...

LHS softball sweeps SMNW

Shawnee ? Lawrence High’s softball team used a few big innings to sweep Shawnee Mission Northwest on Saturday afternoon at SMNW, 6-3 and 16-4. In Game One, the Lions trailed 2-1 heading into the seventh inning before junior Morgan Byrn drilled a two-run homer. Junior Jolona Shield added a ...

LHS grad Roy Wedge still running strong

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology long has been regarded as one of the top colleges in the country for academics.Lawrence High alumnus Roy Wedge is proof MIT has pretty fair athletics, too.Wedge, an MIT senior, recently placed eighth in the 10,000-meter run at the Snowflake Classic in ...

Leg-weary Lions third in 4×400

Lawrence High’s girls 4x400 relay team, fresh off running the fastest 4x400 relay time in Kansas this season, tried to raise the bar even further at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.The relay members — Myah Yoder, Kyleigh Severa, Marissa Pope and Jensen Edwards — ...