Lawrence High

Regional schedules revealed; FSHS soccer to host game

Free State High’s girls soccer team will host one more home game this season. The Firebirds (10-6), a No. 7 seed in the Class 6A Central regional, will face 10th-seeded Wichita South (7-8-1) at 5:30 p.m. Monday. LHS girls soccer (6-10) is the No. 13 seed in the Northeast Regional and will ...

Lions’ Irick finishes sixth in 6A state tennis

Wichita ? Lawrence High senior Thomas Irick saved his best tennis for last. Irick finished in sixth place at the Class 6A boys tennis state tournament on Saturday, his best state finish of his high school career. He took seventh place as a sophomore and eighth as a junior. After losing in the ...

Lions’ Irick 1-1 at state tennis

Wichita ? Lawrence High tennis player Thomas Irick went 1-1 in his opening matches of the Class 6A state tournament on Friday.Irick defeated Blue Valley North’s Rohit Bhaget, 6-3, 6-1, before falling to Anil Patel of Blue Valley, 6-1, 6-3.The LHS senior will take on Derby’s Miles Medaris in ...

FSHS girls win league track

Overland Park ? The Sunflower League Track and Field Championships on Friday at Shawnee Mission North were just a tune-up for regionals next week, when all of the athletes try to qualify for the state meet.That didn’t take away any of the happiness from Free State High’s girls team when it ...

LHS softball sweeps doubleheader, 29-2

Overland Park ? The Lawrence High softball team converted 35 hits into 29 runs on its way to a doubleheader sweep of Shawnee Mission North on Thursday.The Lions won their first game, 15-0 in five innings. Morgan Byrn led LHS on offense, tallying 5 RBIs on 3-for-4 batting, including two doubles. ...

Column: Lions’ Severa keeps his head in the game

Razor-sharp focus. In-your-face effort. Finding ways to win.In other words, Kieran Severa is a senior who doesn’t want his baseball career to end just yet and is packing all the thrills he can into what little time he has left. Severa plays center field and bats leadoff for Lawrence High. In ...

In extra innings again, LHS baseball outlasts FSHS, 5-4

Lawrence High baseball players have lost a few close games in the last two weeks. They didn’t want to have another slip away, especially in the City Showdown on Thursday night at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark. In extra innings for the second straight night, Lions senior Jacob Seratte ...

LHS soccer blanks THS

Alex Ewy received a gift from Lawrence High girls soccer coach Justin Young shortly before she took the field for Senior Night.Young gave Ewy a white No. 39 field uniform to wear in place of her usual No. 1 maroon goalkeeper jersey.Ewy’s return gift to Young, with the help of her teammates, ...

Jack Flynn 4th, Firebirds 3rd at league golf

Entering the final leg of the Sunflower League Championship in first place, Free State High sophomore Jack Flynn realized he needed a stellar round Wednesday at Alvamar Golf Course to win an individual title.After turning in his score card with an 84 next to his name at the Lawrence ...

FSHS softball settles score with LHS

The latest chapter in the softball City Showdown had all of the twists and turns everybody has come to expect between the two rivals.Free State High sophomore Emily Byers had just watched Lawrence High tie the game in the top of the seventh inning and found herself at the plate with two outs ...

Flyin’ high: Free State baseball wins City Showdown in extras

A walk-off single and victory on the mound were the last things Free State High junior Casey Hearnen expected to deliver while going through pregame for Wednesday night’s baseball City Showdown at FSHS.“I was a little bit juiced at the beginning of the game,” Hearnen said moments after ...

Lions softball strings together hits in 13-3 rout of Firebirds

Lawrence High’s softball players gave their seniors the perfect parting gift on Tuesday evening, a City Showdown victory in their last home game. The Lions drilled 18 hits and strung together a few long innings in a 13-3 victory over Free State at LHS. The game ended in the sixth inning ...

LHS soccer edges O-North, snaps skid

Olathe ? Lawrence High’s girls soccer team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 road victory against Olathe North on Tuesday.Junior Sadie Keller and freshman Skylar Drum scored goals for the Lions. LHS (5-10) will play host to Topeka High in its Senior Night at 7 tonight.

Lions’ Drew Green accepts D-I baseball offer

Lawrence High senior Drew Green has received plenty of accolades in his high school baseball career. The one he had really hoped for was a Div. I offer, and he picked up the only one he needed last weekend.Green committed to play baseball at Northwestern State University of Louisiana next year. ...

Baseball, softball City Showdowns rained out

A combination of rain and wind on Monday forced Lawrence High and Free State to postpone the baseball and softball City Showdowns. Monday’s baseball game is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Free State. The two schools’ softball game will be played at 5 p.m. today at LHS.A junior varsity ...

FSHS, LHS expect battle in city softball showdown

Free State High’s softball team has dominated in the City Showdown over the past two seasons, winning all four games against Lawrence High.Nobody expects a sweep to be easy this year.The two schools will play each other twice this week, starting at 5 p.m. today at LHS. “I’ve got a lot of ...

Firebird sets 800 record

Overland Park ? Free State High senior Bailey Sullivan set a school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.58 on Friday at Shawnee Mission North Relays.Sullivan helped the FSHS girls finish second with 66 points, four points behind Olathe East.Scout Wiebe won the girls javelin with a ...

Free State 2nd at league swimming

With one race left Saturday afternoon at the Sunflower League Championships, Free State High’s girls swimmers listened to the voice coming from the public-address system as it read off the team point totals, from fewest to most.The Firebirds heard their team’s name called second to last, ...

Lawrence High’s Irick wins regional tennis title

Thomas Irick thought he was finished. The Lawrence High senior was tired, down a set and had already lost the first three games of the second set in the boys tennis regional championship Saturday afternoon at LHS. But suddenly, something clicked. After struggling with unforced errors, drilling ...

FSHS swimmers value depth, too

By now, Free State High’s youngest swimmers truly understand.The Firebirds’ upperclassmen have dropped the knowledge in their ears every time they think of it, hoping the message gets in their heads and remains trapped somewhere underneath their swimming caps.The most experienced members of ...