Philosophy for the Student Athlete

  • Athletics are an important aspect of the total education process and the ideals of good sportsmanship, ethical behavior and integrity are an important part that process. Athletic programs at Lawrence High are primarily for the student participant and are used as a venue to learn, develop and display these life skills.
    The chance to be a part of our athletic programs is a great opportunity and is a privilege, not a right. Participants must understand that as a member of a Lawrence High School athletic team they represent not only the team, but also their parents, coaches, administration, LHS student body, the Lawrence Public Schools and the Lawrence community. 

    With that in mind, the student-athlete must realize all actions on and off the field is a direct reflection of the entire school community.  

    You will be looked upon as a role model.

LHS Athletics and the History of our Mascot

  •  Lawrence High School is proud to currently offer
    over 20 Varsity level athletic teams 
    and over 30 Sub Varsity level athletic teams
    To date, LHS has collected 107 state athletic titles 
    dating back to 1914 when our boys basketball team
     won our first state championship
    Our school colors are Red & Black
    Our school mascot is the Chesty Lion
    Original Chesty current image
    The current image of Chesty was created in 1946 by Liberty High School junior, Paul Coker, Jr. Liberty High School became Lawrence High School
    and Paul Coker, Jr. went on to become a famous cartoonist with works appearing in Mad Magazine, and on Hallmark Card products. 

    He is the original author of the beloved "Frosty the Snowman" character. 
    Our mascot was named 'Chesty' because he is proud of
    Lawrence High School and the things that it stands for.
    His three toes stand for...Sportsmanship, Integrity, and Respect
    For more historical info on Lawrence High School check out the History of LHS