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Firebirds roll over rival Lawrence, 31-12
September 20, 2014
Free State High football players didn’t expect it to be easy against Lawrence High. Not in the City Showdown, where the rivalry brings out the best from both schools. By Bobby Nightengale
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Free State, Lawrence High students wear purple in protest against racial epithet, vandalism
September 19, 2014
Sprinkled throughout a sea of green and red, the color purple could be seen around the Lawrence High School football stadium during the rivalry City Showdown game between the Lions and the Free State Firebirds on Friday night. The stadium had been vandalized just the day before with a racial epithet and a phallic symbol outlined in shaving cream on the field. In protest of the actions, many students, parents and faculty from both schools donned purple — neither team’s school color — in solidarity against racial intolerance.
FSHS tennis rolls over MVHS
September 19, 2014
Free State High dropped just one match in an 8-1 dual tennis victory over Mill Valley on Thursday.
FSHS soccer falls to SM East
September 19, 2014
Shawnee Mission East handed Free State High its first boys soccer loss of the season, 8-1 on Thursday night.
LHS soccer not thrilled despite win
September 19, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys soccer players were happy with the result but not with how they got there. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions’ RB duo focus of Showdown
September 19, 2014
They aren’t quite as dynamic as Batman and Robin, but Lawrence High running backs JD Woods and Trey Moore have created their own dominant duo during the first two weeks of the season. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions place third at Topeka tennis
September 17, 2014
Lawrence High’s No 1 doubles team of Anna and Yelena Birt went 4-0 to take first place Wednesday in the Topeka High Invitational.
Firebirds QB Torneden learned from his brother
September 17, 2014
Free State High junior quarterback Bryce Torneden spent his first two years at FSHS as a backup to Joe Dineen, but his knowledge of the Firebirds’ offense started long before he became a part of the program.
LHS quarterback Clothier aggressive on mat, field
September 17, 2014
Lawrence High junior Alan Clothier did not find himself on his back very often on the wrestling mat during his sophomore season, fighting his way to a state championship in the 182-pound weight class. Clothier has taken the same aggressive mentality on to the football field this fall after being named the Lions’ starting quarterback over the summer.
Showdown tickets for sale in advance
September 17, 2014
Advance tickets for Friday’s City Showdown football game between Free State and Lawrence High at LHS will be sold from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Thursday in the LHS finance office.
Free State volleyball 1-1 at triangular
September 17, 2014
Lauren Johnson had 32 assists and Naomi Hickman had 15 kills as Free State High went 1-1 at the Olathe Northwest volleyball triangular on Tuesday.