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Free State golf

Rival golfers keep it close at LHS Invitational
October 2, 2013
Lawrence High senior Abby Schmidtberger and Free State junior Emily Bermel finished neck-and-neck on Tuesday at the Lawrence High Invitational at Alvamar. By Benton Smith
Free State golf fourth in Olathe
September 27, 2013
Free State High’s girls golf team finished fourth among 11 schools, and the Firebirds’ Emily Bermel was third out of more than 50 golfers Thursday in the Olathe South 9 Hole Invitational.
Bermel paces Free State golf
September 20, 2013
Free State’s Emily Bermel placed fourth and Lawrence High’s Abigail Schmidtberger tied for eighth at the weather-altered Shawnee Mission South golf tournament on Thursday at Deer Creek Golf Club.
Girls golf tournament postponed
September 17, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls golf team postponed its annual home tournament Tuesday at Alvamar Golf course due to wet conditions.
Fall sports preview: Firebirds setting high goals for season
September 2, 2013
September is here and this week almost all of Free State High’s fall sports teams start their seasons and find out how much all of their preseason practice work has paid off. By Benton Smith
First impressions: Lawrence High, Free State fall sports begin practices
11:57 p.m., August 19, 2013 Updated 07:49 a.m.
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher had some decent reasons to hold his players to high standards Monday, the first day of preseason practices for fall sports teams in Kansas. By Benton Smith
Baseball aide to coach FSHS girls golf
July 4, 2013
Pending school board approval, Layne Meyer is set to take over as head coach of the Firebirds’ girls golf program. By Benton Smith
World Company Cup returns to Free State
June 12, 2013
For the seventh time in eight years, the World Company Cup belongs to Free State High. The trophy, awarded since 2006 to the school that prevails most often in City Showdowns and other competitions between rivals Lawrence High and Free State, spent the last year on display at LHS. However, the Lions’ claim to the cup proved short-lived, as Free State conquered the Lions, 17-9, in the standings. By Benton Smith
Longtime FSHS track coach Heffernan steps aside
June 6, 2013
Steve Heffernan recently told some of his Sunflower League colleagues: “Until you’ve been a head track coach, you don’t know what busy is.” The only track and field coach in Free State High history would know, and he will soon find himself occupied with a different kind of workload. This past spring, which culminated with the Firebirds girls winning the Class 6A state championship, was Heffernan’s 16th and final season. He resigned in order to become the new associate principal at FSHS, effective July 1.
Despite bad breaks, FSHS senior Alex Green 20th at state
May 20, 2013
Free State’s Alex Green shot a 79 to tie for 20th at the Class 6A state golf tournament on Monday. By Benton Smith
City prep golfers tee off at state today
May 20, 2013
The boys golf teams from both Free State and Lawrence high schools will begin chasing a Class 6A state championship this morning at Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village.
Next stop: state — FSHS first, LHS third at golf regional
May 13, 2013
Wilson Hack (78), Alex Green (80), Matt Siler (81) and Max Soto (82) all finished as top-10 medalists, and Free State won its Class 6A golf regional title with a team score of 321 — beating out Olathe East (328) and rival Lawrence High (339), which also advanced their teams to state by finishing in the top three. By Benton Smith
Firebird golfer bemoans ‘brutal’ day
Free State’s Green struggles, but still snares second-team all-league honors
May 9, 2013
Free State High’s Alex Green was one of a few city competitors left disappointed after playing on his home course. By Jesse Newell
Lions, Firebirds outline plan of attack for LHS golf tourney at Alvamar
May 8, 2013
For the third and final year, Kyle and Renee Green welcomed golfers from both Lawrence High and Free State into their backyard for a cookout Monday night. At the end of the night, some of the golfers discussed how they plan to attack Alvamar’s long public golf course, home of today’s third and final leg of the Sunflower League tournament. By Tom Keegan
Firebird golfers 2-3 at invite
April 30, 2013
Free State High’s Alex Green and Wilson Hack placed second and third, respectively, and Free State was second in the team race at the Olathe Golf Invitational on Monday.