Free State girls basketball

FSHS girls stop SM East, improve to 6-0
January 6, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball players entered Tuesday’s game against Shawnee Mission East with a plan to take advantage of their size and skilled post players by forcing the ball inside on offense.
Piper powers Free State girls, 59-47
December 20, 2014
Free State sophomore Madison Piper was not about to let an illness or any player from Lawrence High stop her from leading the Firebirds to a victory in the girls basketball City Showdown on Friday at FSHS.
FSHS girls get lift from transfers
December 16, 2014
When high school basketball coaches get move-in transfers, they never know what they are going to get or how they’ll transition to their team.
Free State girls go to 4-0 with win over Lansing
December 14, 2014
Free State High’s girls basketball team raised its record to 4-0 with a 59-51 victory over Lansing on Saturday.
Late free throws lift Firebird girls
December 13, 2014
Free State High senior Sarah Coversup admitted she was nervous when she stepped to the free-throw line in a tie game with under 30 seconds left on Friday.
FSHS girls cruise past K.C. Central
December 10, 2014
Sophomore Madison Piper scored 18 points to guide Free State High’s girls basketball team to a 49-29 victory over Kansas City (Mo.) Central Academy on Tuesday.
Free State girls trip Topeka
December 6, 2014
The 1-2 punch of sophomore Madison Piper and senior Sarah Coversup powered the Free State High girls basketball team to a 61-44 victory over Topeka on Friday in the Firebirds’ season opener at FSHS.
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
Winter practices begin at LHSFSHS
November 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices and tryouts for high school winter sports teams opened inside of heated buildings away from the cold on Monday, with plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming year. By Bobby Nightengale
Stepping up: Returning Free State girls basketball players get new roles
June 5, 2014
Free State High senior Hannah Shoemaker didn’t have much time to prepare for girls basketball camp this week. By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Girls Basketball Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Girls Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
Area basketball players earn all-state honors
April 2, 2014
Several city and area basketball players earned Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-State honors.
Roberts leads city boys on All-League rosters
12:00 a.m., March 19, 2014 Updated 03:50 p.m.
Lawrence High sophomore Justin Roberts was named the Sunflower League’s Sophomore of the Year and was the only non-senior to be recognized on the first-team All-League boys basketball team.
Two Firebirds on all-league girls basketball team
March 18, 2014
Free State High’s two leading scorers on the girls basketball team, senior Scout Wiebe and freshman Madison Piper, earned first-team All-Sunflower League honors.
FSHS girls fall in sub-state final
March 8, 2014
Two months ago, Free State High’s girls basketball team was just fighting to stay competitive in games. They fell just short of a trip to the state tournament on Friday night. The Firebirds trailed by four points with under five minutes remaining in the game before going cold from the field in a 48-39 loss to Manhattan in the Class 6A sub-state finals at Manhattan High. By Bobby Nightengale