Free State girls basketball

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
LHS boys No. 2 in 6A ranks; FSHS girls at No. 10
February 3, 2014
The Lawrence High boys basketball team moved up a spot in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, which was released Monday.
FSHS girls finish Classic on high note
February 2, 2014
A first-round loss kept Free State High’s girls basketball players out of Firebird Winter Classic championship for the first time in five years. They were ready to fight for a consolation prize on Saturday morning at FSHS. The Firebirds earned a 54-39 victory over Hutchinson in the tournament’s fifth-place game despite watching a seven-point halftime lead disappear three minutes into the third quarter.
FSHS girls get ‘ho-hum’ win
February 1, 2014
It wasn’t always pretty, but it was good enough for Free State High’s girls basketball team. By Bobby Nightengale
Cold snap: Firebirds start hot, but fall, 51-42, in Winter Classic
January 30, 2014
Everything clicked in the first half for Free State High’s girls basketball team. But in an instant, it all changed. By Bobby Nightengale
Good genes: Piper, Manning team up again
Former Jayhawks’ daughters reunite at Free State High
January 26, 2014
Danny Manning and Chris Piper made quite an impact on the history of basketball in Lawrence after winning a national championship at Kansas University in 1988. What they could not have realized after cutting down the nets in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena in 1988 is that their legacies would continue through their daughters at Free State High a couple of decades later. By Chris Duderstadt