Free State boys basketball

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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
FSHS boys deny Jags
December 13, 2014
Free State High’s boys basketball players were supposed to have trouble defending Mill Valley’s post players Friday. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds take opener
December 5, 2014
If only looking at the score, Free State High’s boys basketball players were happy with their season-opening 67-32 victory over AC Prep on Thursday at the Interscholastic League Fieldhouse.
Free State boys hoops reloading
Girls basketball team returns four from varsity rotation
December 2, 2014
Thanksgiving has passed, and for the athletes at Free State High, that means the winter sports season is set to begin. By Bobby Nightengale