Free State girls basketball

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
Free State girls rough up Aces
March 6, 2014
If any of Free State High’s girls basketball players were nervous for the playoffs, they didn’t show it. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS girls open sub-state with new lineup
March 5, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team will have a new identity when it opens sub-state play at 7 tonight on the road against Olathe East. Junior point guard Marissa Pope is going to be back at the helm after missing four games with a left foot injury. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS, FSHS hoops sub-states set
March 2, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team was seeded third in its sub-state bracket and will get to play at least one more home game.
Adriana Jadlow sparks FSHS girls
March 1, 2014
On Friday night in the City Showdown, the Firebirds needed The Passer to become The Scorer, and Adriana Jadlow answered the challenge in a big way. By Tom Keegan
Freshmen to figure in Showdown
February 27, 2014
Although veterans like Kionna Coleman and Scout Wiebe will leave their mark in their final City Showdown at 5:30 p.m. Friday at FSHS, it’s evident that several of their younger counterparts are waiting for their turn to make a mark. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS girls fall apart down stretch
February 26, 2014
Free State High’s girls basketball team kept close with Shawnee Mission West on Tuesday night until midway through the fourth quarter. Then the wheels fell off. By Bobby Nightengale
Olathe East holds off FSHS girls
February 22, 2014
Olathe East’s girls basketball team withstood every challenge Free State threw at it through three quarters on Friday night. The Hawks then capped things by converting 11 of 12 free throws in the final period, pulling away for a 47-31 Sunflower League victory. East (11-7) converted 17 of 18 foul shots on the night.
FSHS girls turn back SM South’s rally
February 19, 2014
After not being able to buy a basket during the early going, visiting Shawnee Mission South finally made a game of it with Free State High in Sunflower League girls basketball Tuesday night.
FSHS girls fall just short
February 15, 2014
Free State High’s girls basketball team made a serious run at perennial Class 6A powerhouse Olathe South on Friday night.
FSHS girls set points record in victory over SMN
February 12, 2014
Free State High’s girls basketball team started fast and never slowed down Tuesday at Shawnee Mission North. The Firebirds sprinted to a 20-point lead in the first six minutes against SM North and kept shooting well on their way to a school-record 83-51 victory. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS girls ‘fall apart’ late in loss to SMNW
February 8, 2014
Free State High’s girls basketball players didn’t get beat by Shawnee Mission Northwest on Friday night at FSHS. They got lost. The Firebirds, who were trailing for the entire second half, cut their deficit to two points with 2:47 remaining. But after SMNW missed three consecutive free throws, Free State turned the ball over and gave up an offensive rebound on a missed free throw, leading to a 59-53 loss. By Bobby Nightengale