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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
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.
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.
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.
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
Firebirds fired up for regionals
May 19, 2015
The top-seeded Free State High baseball players hope to keep their season alive at regionals today. They will face eighth-seeded Olathe North at 4 p.m. at FSHS. With a victory, they will play the winner of Olathe Northwest and Manhattan at 6 p.m. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS wins golf regional title, FSHS third
May 19, 2015
Lawrence High won a golf regional championship Monday, edging runners-up Olathe Northwest and Free State by one stroke. It was the first tournament win of the season for LHS, qualifying for the 6A state tournament next week. By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence golfers eager for regional
May 18, 2015
Lawrence High boys golfers have plenty of confidence heading into today’s eight-team Class 6A regional. Last week, they posted their best round of the season, and they also have home-course advantage. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State to host baseball regional
May 17, 2015
Free State High’s baseball team has to win two home games next week to earn a trip to the Class 6A state tournament.
Three city players settle for 12th at state tennis
May 17, 2015
Free State High doubles partners sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle and freshman Erik Czapinski lost both of their matches Saturday on the second day of the Class 6A boys state tennis tournament. By Bobby Nightengale
Relay runners give Lions lift at league track
May 16, 2015
Lawrence High’s top girls relay runners — Jensen Edwards, Leah Gabler, Marissa Pope, Kyleigh Severa and Myah Yoder — broke school records in two events last year. They weren’t going to pass up a chance for a third at the Sunflower League Championships on Friday at LHS.