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Firebirds edge Lions, 5-4, in tennis showdown
October 1, 2014
In the girls tennis City Showdown, every point matters. That never rang more true than Tuesday afternoon.
FSHS golfers 12th at Alvamar
October 1, 2014
Most of Free State High’s girls golfers left Alvamar Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon with some disappointment.
FSHS volleyball beats O-South
October 1, 2014
Free State’s volleyball team split its matches Tuesday at the Olathe South triangular, defeating O-South and falling to Olathe East.
Free State’s Venters takes Rim Rock title
September 28, 2014
Last year, Free State High sophomore Emily Venters won individual titles in the Sunflower League, at regionals and at the Class 6A state meet. All she was missing was a victory in Kansas University’s Rim Rock Classic at Rim Rock Farm.
Free State tennis wins in Emporia
September 28, 2014
An all-Free State High final in doubles propelled the Firebirds to a tennis team victory in the Emporia Invitational on Saturday.
FSHS soccer trips Topeka
September 28, 2014
Carson Gilliland, Alejandro Caballido and Will Laufer scored to lead Free State past Topeka, 3-1, in high school boys soccer Saturday at Hummer Park.
FSHS volleyball splits
September 28, 2014
Free State High volleyball split four matches at the Topeka Seaman Invitational on Saturday, defeating Colby, 25-14, 23-25, 25-13, and K.C. Sumner, 25-8, 25-10, and falling to Topeka Hayden, 25-16, 25-23, and Manhattan, 25-15, 25-21.
Pioneers stun Free State
September 27, 2014
A pair of Juwan Potts touchdowns on kickoff returns keyed Leavenworth’s 35-21 victory over Free State, the program’s first against the Firebirds. By Benton Smith
Running backs make FSHS go
September 26, 2014
Opposing defenses know they need to limit Free State High quarterback Bryce Torneden to be successful against the Firebirds’ offense. Stopping all of Free State’s running backs is a different matter. By Bobby Nightengale
Homecourt edge: Firebirds flourish in own gym
September 26, 2014
Free State High’s volleyball players waited a long time for their first home matches of the season. They made the most of it Thursday night at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds tennis players inaugurate new home at Rock Chalk Park
September 24, 2014
In the past, Free State High’s tennis players occasionally had to finish home matches while racing the setting sun. Without any lights surrounding their six campus courts, the Firebirds didn’t want to play in the dark.
FSHS soccer completes 2-1 victory
September 24, 2014
Frustration was starting to set in for Free State High’s boys soccer players Wednesday night. The ball was everywhere on their attacking third of the field, except inside the net.
FSHS soccer to resume tonight
September 23, 2014
Free State’s boys soccer team had a lot of scoring opportunities but will have to wait until tonight for a chance to put something on the scoreboard.
Firebirds senior Spain always reliable
September 23, 2014
Free State High senior Joel Spain was one of the smaller players on the field during the football City Showdown on Friday, but he made some of the biggest plays.
Firebirds’ Liston strong at finish
September 21, 2014
After 10 minutes in a cross country race at the Baldwin Invitational on Saturday morning, Free State High senior Ryan Liston was in third place but trailed the top two runners by several seconds and several meters.