Free State sports

Firebird Ziegler sets 50 free record
February 7, 2015
Free State High senior Jack Ziegler set the school record and tied the Sunflower League record with a time of 21.53 seconds in the 50 freestyle during the preliminary round of the league swimming and diving championships on Friday at Olathe Prairie Trail.
FSHS girls falter at SMNW
February 7, 2015
For a half Friday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest High, Free State’s girls basketball team executed the way coach Bryan Duncan thought it would need to in a matchup of two of Class 6A’s top five teams. By Benton Smith
Hack leads way in FSHS victory
February 7, 2015
Inside a lively visitors locker room Friday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest High, Free State senior Weston Hack might have been the only Firebird with a negative thought running through his head.
Firebirds’ Spain tapped for Shrine
February 5, 2015
Free State High senior Joel Spain will replace his teammate Scott Frantz in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl.
Free State’s Frantz thrilled to join KSU
February 5, 2015
Several hours after faxing in his letter of intent to play college football at Kansas State, at his signing ceremony Wednesday in the Free State High library, FSHS senior Scott Frantz choked up while thanking everyone who has helped him along the way.
Madison Piper propels FSHS girls
February 4, 2015
Madison Piper had a career day to help Free State High coast to a 65-48 girls basketball victory over Kansas City Schlagle on Tuesday.
Free State boys topple Lansing
January 31, 2015
Free State High’s boys basketball team received the honor of participating in the inaugural Best of the Midwest Showcase Saturday at Municipal Auditorium, and the Firebirds did not disappoint, defeating Lansing, 60-46.
FSHS girls third in Classic
January 31, 2015
After a two-point loss on Friday night, Free State High’s girls basketball players refused to fall short again.
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.