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Free State girls claim 6A swimming and diving crown
May 24, 2015
After the final race of the Class 6A girls state swimming and diving championships on Saturday, Free State High junior Cierra Campbell looked at the time on the clock and immediately went over to the edge of the pool to hug senior Courtney Caldwell, who started crying. The joys of a sweet, sweet victory.
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FSHS baseball draws Campus for opener
May 23, 2015
Free State High will open the Class 6A state baseball tournament against Wichita Campus at 4 p.m. Thursday at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark.
Caldwell, FSHS off to fast start at state swimming
May 23, 2015
Free State High senior Courtney Caldwell hardly bothered to think about individual accomplishments during the season. Friday, during the Class 6A state swimming and diving preliminaries, that continued to be the case — despite the fact she set two state records. By Chris Duderstadt
FSHS boys, LHS girls take regional track titles
May 23, 2015
The Firebirds, who beat runner-up Shawnee Mission West, 115-106, celebrated by dumping water and ice from a cooler over their coach, Jordan Rose. By Bobby Nightengale
Washburn Rural edges Lions in nine innings
May 22, 2015
Lawrence High baseball players walked off the field stunned into silence on Thursday.
Firebirds’ swimmers have sights set on title at state
May 21, 2015
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team has won all of its meets and duals this season. Only one meet is left for the Firebirds: the Class 6A state tournament.
Lions fall one win short of state softball tourney
May 20, 2015
Lawrence High’s softball team has struggled at preventing big innings from popping up every few games. There was no stopping the big innings against Olathe North on Wednesday night in the regional championship.
Karlin had impact on FSHS, LHS baseball
May 20, 2015
Something about the slow pace of baseball makes everybody feel as if they know everything there is to know about the sport. Yet, the reality that baseball games are like fingerprints in that no two are alike ought to make everybody realize that the game that is so difficult to master is full of nuances and therefore only those who have played it well and for a long time can teach it.
Lions face tough test at regional baseball
May 20, 2015
Lawrence High baseball players don’t care what their record is. They’re ready to prove they still have the talent to earn a spot in the Class 6A state tournament.
Firebird LeBrun signs Avila letter
May 20, 2015
Free State High lineman Josiah LeBrun recently signed his letter of intent to play football at Avila University.
FSHS soccer falls in regional
May 20, 2015
Free State High’s soccer season ended with a 2-0 Class 6A regional loss to Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday at the Shawnee Mission Athletics Complex.
LHS softball eyes redemption
May 20, 2015
Lawrence High softball players were disappointed with the way their season ended last year. They felt they had the pieces to earn a trip to the state tournament but were knocked out in the first round of regionals. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS softball falls short in regional title game
May 20, 2015
It took Free State High senior Emily Bermel a long time to exit the softball field Tuesday night at College Boulevard Activity Center. She had too many teammates too embrace and too many tears to shed after Olathe Northwest beat the Firebirds 6-0. By Benton Smith
Free State baseball earns regional title, state berth
May 20, 2015
For the past two seasons, Free State High’s baseball team lost in the regional championship, one game shy of the state tournament. The Firebirds weren’t going to let another opportunity slip past them Tuesday. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions’ Prochaska signs with Coffeyville
May 19, 2015
Earlier this month, Lawrence High senior pitcher Nolan Prochaska signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Coffeyville Community College next season in a small ceremony at his home.

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