Free State sports

FSHS girls rise to No. 5 in poll
January 13, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team continued its rise through the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s weekly rankings, jumping to No. 5 in Class 6A in the latest poll released Monday.
FSHS swimmers second at SMNW
January 10, 2015
Free State placed second and Lawrence High third Saturday at the six-team Shawnee Mission Northwest boys swim invitational.
Free State boys fall
January 10, 2015
Important as it is, defense will only get you so far sometimes. Just ask Free State High’s boys basketball team.By Benton Smith
Free State girls reach 7-0 with victory at O-North
January 10, 2015
Most opponents know by now that Free State High’s girls basketball team has two highly productive starters in sophomore Madison Piper and senior Sarah Coversup.
Firebirds’ Frantz picked for Shrine
January 8, 2015
Free State High senior Scott Frantz picked up another postseason honor after helping the Firebirds to the Class 6A state semifinals.
FSHS swimmers strong following long layoff
January 8, 2015
Free State High’s boys swimming and diving team had no problem settling back into race mode after 26 days between meets.
FSHS boys stumble
January 6, 2015
Free State High’s boys basketball team has faced tall teams this season. None of them were quite as strong as Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday night.
FSHS girls stop SM East, improve to 6-0
January 6, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball players entered Tuesday’s game against Shawnee Mission East with a plan to take advantage of their size and skilled post players by forcing the ball inside on offense.
Halfhearted: Firebirds finally find energy
January 2, 2015
Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law was hoping to see more energy out of his players during their first practices following winter break this week. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds return to action tonight
January 1, 2015
Free State High’s boys basketball players entered the season low on varsity experience. All they’ve done since then is prove that they are fast learners and they’re not going to back down against top teams.
2014 J-W All-Area Football Team
December 27, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Football TeamBy Bobby Nightengale
The Journal-World All-Area Boys Cross Country Team
December 24, 2014
The 2014 Journal-World All-Area Boys Cross Country Team By Bobby Nightengale
2014 Journal-World All-Area Soccer Team
December 23, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Soccer Team By Bobby Nightengale
Column: Firebirds’ strategy bothered Lawrence
December 20, 2014
Kudos to Free State High coach Chuck Law for employing a turn-back-the-clock, clock-eating strategy, and especially to his players for having the discipline to execute their coach’s game plan remarkably well.
LHS boys claim 39-33 victory
December 20, 2014
Free State High’s boys basketball team entered Friday with a plan to stop Lawrence High’s explosive offense. It included packing the paint on defense and slowing the tempo down on offense.