Free State sports

Firebirds repeat at state gymnastics
October 25, 2014
People say the toughest thing to do in sports is to defend a championship. Free State High’s gymnasts learned of the difficulties during the regular season, when they just coudn’t find a way to beat Olathe East.
FSHS-LHS soccer paired at regional
October 25, 2014
Free State High’s boys soccer team beat Lawrence High a few weeks ago, but the next City Showdown will have much higher stakes.
FSHS runners win regionals
October 25, 2014
Free State cross country runners Emily Venters and Ryan Liston followed up their individual Sunflower League titles by winning their respective races Saturday at the 6A regional championship meet hosted at Shawnee Mission Park.
FSHS volleyball edges LHS, then falls at sub-state
October 25, 2014
There are a couple of tricks to getting through a sub-state volleyball tournament and into the promised land that is known by a single word: state. One is peaking at the right time. The other is drawing a favorable matchup.
Free State tops MHS, clinches playoff berth
October 25, 2014
There wasn’t any champagne in Free State’s locker room or fireworks in the sky after Friday’s game against Manhattan, but that didn’t mean the celebration was any less spirited for the Firebirds. They clinched a spot in the playoffs. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS gymnasts looking to repeat at state
October 25, 2014
Free State High’s three senior gymnasts, Grace Bartle, Carrie Howland and Haley Johnson, have been competing with one another since the first grade.
Free State ground game fuels recent resurgence
October 24, 2014
In the last two weeks, Free State High junior quarterback Bryce Torneden has rushed for 314 yards and four touchdowns. It’s no surprise the Firebirds have won both of those games.
FSHS soccer falls to Olathe South in overtime
October 24, 2014
Free State High’s boys soccer team scored two goals in the first half against Olathe South, but lost, 3-2, in overtime on Thursday.
Firebirds sweep past LHS
October 23, 2014
Nobody informed Free State High’s volleyball team that the City Showdown is supposed to provide plenty of drama and entertain the loud student sections.
LHS, FSHS paired in volleyball sub-state
October 23, 2014
The City Showdown between Lawrence High and Free State volleyball teams at 6 Thursday at FSHS will also serve as a sub-state preview.
FSHS volleyball splits at BVW
October 22, 2014
Free State High split a pair of volleyball matches on Tuesday at Blue Valley West.
FSHS golfers struggle to 10th at state
October 21, 2014
Free State High’s five senior girls golfers had hoped to dominate play in the last act of their high school golf careers at the Class 6A state tournament on Monday afternoon. However, it wasn’t in the cards, as the Firebirds struggled with consistency and finished 10th among 12 teams at the Topeka Country Club. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS golfers roll into state
October 20, 2014
At the beginning of the season, Free State High girls golfers struggled with their swings and put up inconsistent scores. That changed in the last few weeks. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State spikes LHS at Emporia
October 18, 2014
The Free State volleyball team beat Lawrence High on Saturday at the Emporia tournament, defeating the Lions in three sets 15-25, 25-14, 25-22.
Free State sweeps at league cross country
October 18, 2014
When Free State High senior Ryan Liston crossed the finish line at the Sunflower League cross country meet on Saturday morning, he raised both of his arms over his head in triumph. It was a big day for him and the entire Firebirds cross country program at Rim Rock Farm. By Bobby Nightengale