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A good day’: Free State 3rd, LHS takes 15th at Free State golf invite
April 24, 2014
Freshman Jack Flynn and junior Matthew Siler shot rounds of 5-over-par 77 to lead the Free State boys golf team to a third-place finish at the FSHS Invitational Wednesday at Eagle Bend Golf Course. By Chris Duderstadt
River City Baseball Festival field loaded
April 24, 2014
For high school baseball teams looking to simulate the state tournament, there’s no better test than the River City Baseball Festival, which begins at 11:15 a.m. today. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds soccer stung in OT of game for friend
April 23, 2014
Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest delivered double sadness for the Free State High girls soccer team, which walked away disappointed by the outcome and teary-eyed over the special meaning behind the game. By Matt Tait
FSHS softball splits twinbill
April 23, 2014
Free State High’s softball team split its two games Tuesday, defeating Olathe North, 5-3, and falling to Olathe Northwest, 6-5.
FSHS swimmers fall in SME dual
April 23, 2014
The Free State girls swimming and diving team lost a dual against Shawnee Mission East, 111-75, Tuesday at SME.
Firebirds golf third at MHS Invite; FSHS, LHS compete at SME
April 22, 2014
Coleman Houk placed 18th as Free State’s golfers took third Monday in the eight-team Manhattan High Invite, while the Firebirds and Lawrence High took 12th and 14th respectively at the Shawnee Mission East Invitational.
FSHS tennis first at Topeka quad
April 22, 2014
Free State High’s boys tennis team took first place Monday at the Topeka quadrangular.
Firebirds baseball jumps league leaders early in 10-1 win
April 22, 2014
For six games this spring, no Sunflower League baseball team had figured out a way to defeat high-scoring Olathe East High. When Free State capitalized early on a couple of O-East errors Monday evening, however, Firebirds senior pitcher Ryan Stagg had all the room he needed to keep the Hawks off balance, and FSHS flipped the script on the league’s first-place team, winning 10-1.
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