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Free State sports

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.
Piper powers Free State girls, 59-47
December 20, 2014
Free State sophomore Madison Piper was not about to let an illness or any player from Lawrence High stop her from leading the Firebirds to a victory in the girls basketball City Showdown on Friday at FSHS.
FSHS girls get lift from transfers
December 16, 2014
When high school basketball coaches get move-in transfers, they never know what they are going to get or how they’ll transition to their team.
FSHS swimmers fourth at Olathe
December 14, 2014
Free State High’s boys swimming and diving team took fourth place among 18 teams, while Lawrence High finished seventh at the Olathe Invitational on Friday night.
Free State girls go to 4-0 with win over Lansing
December 14, 2014
Free State High’s girls basketball team raised its record to 4-0 with a 59-51 victory over Lansing on Saturday.