Free State boys basketball

New FSHS coach ‘excited’ by opportunity
April 19, 2015
Free State High didn’t have to search far to find its next head boys basketball coach. By Bobby Nightengale
Report: Heights coach FSHS pick
April 18, 2015
Free State High will name Shawnee Heights’ Sam Stroh as its next head boys basketball coach, according to published reports.
Firebirds sign hoops letters
April 16, 2015
Free State High seniors Jack Raney and Justin Narcomey signed letters of intent to play college basketball Thursday in the Free State library.
City preps to play in all-star games
April 2, 2015
Lawrence High senior Anthony Bonner and Free State High senior Weston Hack were selected to play in the Stateline Showdown All-Star basketball game this weekend.
Lions’ Bonner, Firebirds’ Piper honored
March 31, 2015
Lawrence High senior basketball standout Anthony Bonner and Free State High sophomore Madison Piper both earned Class 6A first-team All-State honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association on Monday.
Journal-World 2015 All-Area Boys Basketball Team
March 31, 2015
A look at the 2015 Journal-World All-Area Boys Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
Former Free State coach Chuck Law recalls good times
March 24, 2015
Former Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law is proud of what he accomplished with his team on and off the court for the past nine seasons. Now he just wants to give somebody else the opportunity to take the program in a new direction.
City cleans up in Sunflower League awards
March 16, 2015
Lawrence High senior guard Anthony Bonner and Free State sophomore Madison Piper were named the Sunflower League’s players of the year on Sunday, and LHS boys basketball coach Mike Lewis was selected as the Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to an undefeated 11-0 record in league play.
Law won’t return to coach Free State boys
March 10, 2015
Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law won’t be returning as coach next season.
Free State stumbles at SM North
March 4, 2015
As early as pre-game warmups Wednesday night, Free State High senior Weston Hack sensed something amiss for the black-clad visitors at Shawnee Mission North, site of the Firebirds’ Class 6A sub-state opener.
Lions, Firebirds set for sub-state openers
March 4, 2015
Last summer, Lawrence High senior guard Anthony Bonner announced his expectations for the boys basketball team this season. “Nothing less than a state championship, honestly,” he said in June.
Lions rely on defense to subdue Firebirds
February 28, 2015
All it takes is a few plays for Lawrence High’s boys basketball players to find a rhythm on offense. On Friday in the City Showdown, the Lions used their defense to create some momentum.
Column: Second quarter fateful for FSHS prospects
February 28, 2015
Ten weeks after the boys basketball teams from the city’s two public high schools first faced each other, Free State High coach Chuck Law’s confidence in his team’s ability to play Lawrence High straight-up increased tenfold.
Firebirds’ Ziegler, Hack stellar student-athletes
February 26, 2015
One day, a Free State High student will come along and break swimmer Jack Ziegler’s school record in the 50-freestyle, established while winning the state title and helping his school to a third-place finish at the state meet.
Gudde, Hack spark FSHS boys
February 25, 2015
Sometimes scoring is contagious. One guy on a basketball team gets hot, and the others follow suit. Free State High experienced a little of that Tuesday night at Shawnee Mission West. But the Firebirds’ passing turned out just as infectious, as crisp ball movement and open shots helped FSHS coast to a 55-40 victory.

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