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September 12, 2003

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Free State volleyball wins two of three

Leavenworth -- Free State High's volleyball team opened Sunflower League play by taking two of three matches Thursday night.

In the Firebirds' first match, they knocked off Shawnee Mission North 28-26, 22-25, 17-14.

"They're the defending state champs, so it was good to beat them," FSHS coach Nancy Hopkins said.

Hopkins emptied her bench, which didn't work in a 25-16, 25-20 loss to Shawnee Mission South.

"We found a lineup that's working, and that's the one I'll probably stick with now that we're into league play," she said.

The Firebirds defeated Leavenworth 25-10, 25-14 in their final match.

Free State (4-3 overall, 2-1 league) plays host to Gardner-Edgerton, Olathe South and Shawnee Mission East at 5 p.m. Thursday.

LHS volleyball winless at Olathe North quad

Olathe -- Lawrence High's volleyball team went 0-3 at the Olathe North quad Thursday. The Lions lost to Olathe North 25-14, 25-18; Olathe South 25-19, 25-12 and SM Northwest 20-25, 25-22, 15-9.

"We will have to get a whole lot better at coaching these kids," coach Jo Huntsinger said.

The Lions will play host to Shawnee Mission West, Blue Valley and Shawnee Mission South Thursday.

Golf meet postponed

The Eagle Bend Invitational, featuring the Free State and Lawrence High girls golf teams, was postponed Thursday because of rain. The meet will be made up Sept. 22.

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