Free State girls basketball

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 Girls Basketball Team
March 31, 2015
A look at the 2015 Journal-World All-Area Girls Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
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.
Free State girls fall just short of state
March 8, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan thought to himself for a few seconds and struggled to come up with any words to describe how he felt after Saturday’s sub-state championship game. It was just too painful. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State girls cruise in sub-state opener
March 5, 2015
The Kansas 6A state tournament has been on the minds of Free State High’s girls basketball players all season, and the Firebirds came one step closer to reaching it after disposing of Kansas City Wyandotte, 61-12, Thursday in the first round of sub-state action at FSHS.
FSHS, LHS girls set sub-state sights high
March 4, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team set a school record by winning 16 regular-season games, but starting today, none of those matter to the Firebirds.
Free State girls extend winning streak to four
February 28, 2015
Lawrence High’s and Free State’s girls basketball teams both entered Friday night’s City Showdown with three-game winning streaks, but it was the Firebirds who stayed hot to beat the Lions, 58-45, at LHS.
Piper keys rally by Free State girls
February 25, 2015
With her team trailing on the road in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, Free State High sophomore guard Madison Piper had seen her previous seven shots rim out. She hadn’t made a basket since the final minutes of the second quarter. But none of that mattered in crunch time.
Late surge lifts Free State girls
February 21, 2015
Holding on to a two-point lead entering the fourth quarter, Free State High’s girls basketball players just flipped a switch. There weren’t any magic words said in the huddle. They just knew what this game meant to each other.
Piper carries FSHS girls, 59-48
February 18, 2015
During practices in the past week, Free State High’s girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan told sophomore Madison Piper to be more aggressive on offense and try to get more drives to the rim. Piper listened. By Bobby Nightengale
Falcons stifle FSHS girls
February 14, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team has experienced its fair share of stifling defenses this season, but Olathe South might have outdone them all Friday night at FSHS. By Benton Smith
Firebirds’ girls rout SM North
February 11, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team wasn’t expecting to see Shawnee Mission North hold the ball for long possessions on Tuesday, forcing the Firebirds to play defense for minutes at a time.
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
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.