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Free State sports

Firebirds fall in semis
January 31, 2015
After the final horn sounded, some of Free State High’s girls basketball players wiped tears out of their eyes as they watched Hutchinson celebrate on the court.
Firebirds get big lift from Piper
January 29, 2015
Free State High sophomore Madison Piper didn’t play in the second half against Topeka West on Thursday afternoon. That was the only way any defense was going to stop her.
LHS, Free State set for tournament
January 29, 2015
After a week of long practices, Lawrence High’s girls basketball players are ready to show how much they’ve improved.
FSHS swimmers 3rd; LHS 5th
January 28, 2015
Free State and Lawrence High’s boys swim teams both earned top-five finishes Tuesday at the Topeka Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Firebirds push Olathe East
January 25, 2015
Free State’s boys basketball team came up just short in a 53-46 loss to Olathe East in the third-place game of the Saints Classic on Saturday, but FSHS coach Chuck Law was anything but discouraged with how his Firebirds performed.
Aquinas trips Firebirds in tourney semifinals
January 24, 2015
Free State High junior Hunter Gudde stared at the St. Thomas Aquinas gymnasium ceiling in disbelief Friday night as he walked toward half-court to congratulate the No. 3-ranked team in Class 5A on its 51-50 home victory in the Saints Classic semifinals.
Free State fights back
January 22, 2015
Free State High’s boys basketball players have struggled to shoot the ball for most of the season. But when they needed a basket against St. James Academy on Thursday, all of those problems disappeared.
LHS, FSHS face tourney challenges
January 22, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team won a few close games to capture a Topeka Invitational Tournament championship last year. The road to a title won’t get any easier this season. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS swimmers first at BVSW
January 21, 2015
Free State boys swimming and diving team placed first in 10 of 12 events to win the Blue Valley Southwest triangular Tuesday.
SM South hires FSHS football assistant Oberzan
January 18, 2015
Free State High’s football team will be without one of its most familiar faces next year. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS boys fall short
January 17, 2015
For most of Friday night at Free State High, boys basketball coach Chuck Law thought his team worked to get quality looks on offense and forced No. 7-ranked Olathe Northwest into difficult shots on the opposite end of the court. By Benton Smith
FSHS girls return to winning ways
January 17, 2015
Coming off its first loss of the season — a 30-point setback, no less — Free State High’s girls basketball team got right back in the win column Friday night with a 63-59 victory over Olathe Northwest at FSHS.
Free State swimmers cruise to victory
January 15, 2015
Jordan Portela’s teammates just laughed. Opponents just shook their heads. No one is surprised by the two-time boys swimming state champion anymore.
Free State boys get first league win
January 14, 2015
Enough was enough. Free State High’s boys basketball players were ready to put their offensive problems aside in the second half against Leavenworth on Tuesday. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebird girls suffer first loss
January 14, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team hasn’t faced a team this season with height similar to Leavenworth. Or speed. Or talent.