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Leg-weary Lions third in 4x400
April 20, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls 4x400 relay team, fresh off running the fastest 4x400 relay time in Kansas this season, tried to raise the bar even further at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State girls runners-up in distance medley at Kansas Relays
April 19, 2014
Free State High’s track and field team features some of the top girls middle-distance runners in the state. At most meets, they are their own best competition, so it can be fun to watch when they’re all running together, as they did on the distance medley relay team, Friday at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS soccer beats ONW, 2-1
April 18, 2014
Tanna Fanshier and Maren Kahler scored goals, and Free State High’s soccer team defeated Olathe Northwest, 2-1, on Thursday night.
FSHS baseball escapes with win against SMN
April 18, 2014
Shortstop Cooper Karlin may be the shortest player on Free State High’s baseball team, but he’s come up big in clutch situations throughout the season. Karlin delivered a one-out walkoff single in the eighth inning to give the Firebirds a 1-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North on Thursday night at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State softball ‘coming alive,’ sweeps again
April 18, 2014
Free State’s softball team has struggled in close games this season. Sometimes the defense faltered, and in others the bats just wouldn’t cash in with runners in scoring position. That’s not the case anymore. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS tennis falls to Rural, 9-0
April 17, 2014
Free State High suffered a 9-0 tennis setback to Washburn Rural on Wednesday at FSHS.
‘Little KU Relays’ still big deal
LHS, Free State compete at ‘more relaxed’ Lawrence High Invitational
April 17, 2014
It didn’t matter that some of the best track and field athletes weren’t competing in the Lawrence High Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at LHS. There was still a lot to prove. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds continue dual dominance in city tennis showdown
April 16, 2014
Free State High junior Sam Solis was locked in a back-and-forth tennis match against Lawrence High senior Panyin Boye-Doe on Tuesday afternoon at FSHS. The Firebirds had already clinched the dual victory, but sometimes there’s more on the line in the City Showdown. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimmers cruise
Firebirds dominate invitational; LHS third in team race
April 16, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimmers are beginning to realize it’s difficult to feel upset about placing second or third in a race when the competitors finishing ahead of them are teammates. By Benton Smith
Firebirds sweep softball twinbill
April 16, 2014
Emily Byers went 6-for-8 and Emily Bermel was 6-for-9 on Tuesday as Free State swept a high school softball doubleheader from Shawnee Mission North, 24-2 and 10-2.
Free State soccer blanks SM North
April 16, 2014
Maren Kahler, Hadyn Hutchison and Jessica Ferguson scored goals for Free State High’s girls soccer team Tuesday in a 3-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North.
FSHS baseball edges Pioneers
April 16, 2014
Free State used a six-run sixth inning for a 7-5 victory over Leavenworth on Tuesday in a high school baseball game played at William Jewell College.
2014 J-W All-Area Boys Basketball Team
April 16, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Boys Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Girls Basketball Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Girls Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimming and diving third at Olathe Invitational
12:53 a.m., April 12, 2014 Updated 11:40 a.m.
Free State’s Cierra Campbell placed second in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races to lead the Firebirds’ swimming and diving team to a third place finish at the Olathe Invitational on Friday.

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