High school sports

Firebirds third at tennis regionals
May 12, 2015
The Free State High doubles tandems of sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle/freshman Erik Czapinski and sophomores Jonah Pester/Seamus Ryan earned bids to the Class 6A boys tennis state tournament when they powered the Firebirds to a third-place finish at Monday’s regional at Rock Chalk Park. By Chris Duderstadt
Firebirds roll in softball showdown
12:53 a.m., May 12, 2015 Updated 06:43 p.m.
Free State, still steamed over a huge blown lead and loss Saturday, handled it all perfectly and put Lawrence High away early in a 13-3, five-inning romp. By Benton Smith
Free State downs LHS, 3-1, in baseball City Showdown
May 12, 2015
Free State High junior pitcher Hunter Gudde has a simple philosophy on the mound: Keep the ball low and trust the defense. That’s all the Firebirds needed from him during a 3-1 victory in the City Showdown on Monday at Lawrence High. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State softball disappointed by twinbill split
May 10, 2015
Free State High’s softball team split a doubleheader Saturday against St. Thomas Aquinas at FSHS, but the Firebirds walked away from it feeling like they had just been swept. By Chris Duderstadt
Pool party! FSHS ends SM East’s league run
May 10, 2015
For the past two years, Free State High’s girls swimmers finished second in the Sunflower League Championship, and they weren’t satisfied. They spent all season training and planning to make their move to the top. By Bobby Nightengale
KU bowling alumni celebrate Jaybowl
May 10, 2015
Several past and present members of the Kansas University bowling team gathered on Saturday afternoon for one last time at Jaybowl before the 62-year-old bowling alley in KU’s student union officially closed its doors. By Chris Duderstadt
LHS girls track ties for first at SM North Relays
May 9, 2015
Lawrence High’s girls track and field team tied Olathe Northwest for first place in a 31-team field at the Shawnee Mission North Relays Friday with 55 points.
Free State softball cruises past SM East
May 8, 2015
For the second straight day, Free State High’s softball team was dominant at the plate. Only this time, the Firebirds didn’t have to stop because of bad weather.
Munsch effective again in Firebirds’ victory
May 8, 2015
Free State High baseball players couldn’t be happier to see junior pitcher Trevor Munsch healthy again.
LHS girls soccer falls to SM South
May 8, 2015
Shawnee Mission South blanked Lawrence High, 6-0, on Friday at LHS in a high school girls soccer game continued from Thursday.
LHS, FSHS swimmers compete at league
May 8, 2015
Free State senior Courtney Caldwell finished first in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke to lead the Firebirds on Friday at the Sunflower League swimming preliminaries at Chisholm Trail Junior High.
Firebirds take 14-0 lead, then must wait
May 7, 2015
The only thing that could stop Free State High softball players at the plate on Thursday was Mother Nature.
Lawrence High softball rolls past SM East, 16-1
May 7, 2015
Had it been another afternoon, Joe Dee Tarbutton might still be kicking himself for the mistake.
FSHS, LHS swimmers set for league
May 7, 2015
Free State senior Courtney Caldwell has racked up her fair share of individual swimming accolades during her four years at FSHS.
Rain alters prep schedules
May 7, 2015
Inclement weather played havoc with local high school sports schedules Thursday.