Free State sports

Soccer coaches tap all-staters
December 2, 2014
Two Lawrence High boys soccer players earned All-State honors from the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association on Monday.
City players make all-league football
December 2, 2014
Five city football players earned first-team All-Sunflower League honors for their play this season.
Free State boys hoops reloading
Girls basketball team returns four from varsity rotation
December 2, 2014
Thanksgiving has passed, and for the athletes at Free State High, that means the winter sports season is set to begin. By Bobby Nightengale
City boys soccer players named to all-league team
November 25, 2014
Several city boys soccer players picked up All-Sunflower League honors Monday.
Firebirds eliminated in state semifinals
November 22, 2014
Free State High’s football players knew they needed to limit Hutchinson senior running back Blaik Middleton to reach the Class 6A state championship game. It didn’t happen.
FSHS, Hutch battling for finals berth
November 21, 2014
Two weeks ago, Free State High’s football team gave up 293 rushing yards in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Members of the defense vowed not to let that happen again.
Lions, Firebirds all-league in volleyball
November 19, 2014
Several city volleyball players were recognized on the All-Sunflower League team.
Firebirds’ Anderson, Bermel sign letters of intent
November 19, 2014
Last week, Free State High senior swimmer Eliza Anderson was stressed about making a decision on where to go to college. She was pressed up against the fall signing period deadline, which was Wednesday, and kept trying to go through the pros and cons of each of her finalists.
Winter practices begin at LHSFSHS
November 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices and tryouts for high school winter sports teams opened inside of heated buildings away from the cold on Monday, with plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming year. By Bobby Nightengale
Motivated Firebirds surge into state semifinals
November 15, 2014
Free State High football players heard all offseason long about how they would struggle after losing last year’s graduating class. They kept that in the back of their minds throughout the season and were ready to prove a point against Junction City on Friday. By Bobby Nightengale
Gymnast Rainbolt ready for next level at Utah St.
November 13, 2014
As Free State senior Natalie Rainbolt approaches the pinnacle of her club gymnastics career, she has also set her eyes on the mountains out west to compete collegiately at Utah State University in the fall.
Firebirds have been successful on the road
November 13, 2014
Free State High football players found a way to survive and advance in the first round of the playoffs last week. Unfortunately for them, it doesn’t get any easier.
Firebirds hope to avenge ’08 loss
November 12, 2014
The last time Free State High’s football team faced Junction City, it was the biggest game in program history — the 2008 Class 6A state championship.
Free State’s Caldwell signs with N.C. State
November 12, 2014
Free State swimmer Courtney Caldwell has some big goals in mind for her senior season, but she took some time Wednesday to solidify her plans after high school as she signed her letter of intent to North Carolina State University in the FSHS library.
Nancy Hopkins retiring from FSHS volleyball
November 11, 2014
Free State High’s athletic program will be without one of its most familiar faces next year. By Bobby Nightengale