Free State girls basketball

Firebirds fall in semis
January 31, 2015
After the final horn sounded, some of Free State High’s girls basketball players wiped tears out of their eyes as they watched Hutchinson celebrate on the court.
Firebirds get big lift from Piper
January 29, 2015
Free State High sophomore Madison Piper didn’t play in the second half against Topeka West on Thursday afternoon. That was the only way any defense was going to stop her.
LHS, Free State set for tournament
January 29, 2015
After a week of long practices, Lawrence High’s girls basketball players are ready to show how much they’ve improved.
FSHS girls return to winning ways
January 17, 2015
Coming off its first loss of the season — a 30-point setback, no less — Free State High’s girls basketball team got right back in the win column Friday night with a 63-59 victory over Olathe Northwest at FSHS.
Firebird girls suffer first loss
January 14, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team hasn’t faced a team this season with height similar to Leavenworth. Or speed. Or talent.
FSHS girls rise to No. 5 in poll
January 13, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team continued its rise through the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s weekly rankings, jumping to No. 5 in Class 6A in the latest poll released Monday.
Free State girls reach 7-0 with victory at O-North
January 10, 2015
Most opponents know by now that Free State High’s girls basketball team has two highly productive starters in sophomore Madison Piper and senior Sarah Coversup.
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