Free State Gymnastics

Firebirds repeat at state gymnastics
October 25, 2014
People say the toughest thing to do in sports is to defend a championship. Free State High’s gymnasts learned of the difficulties during the regular season, when they just coudn’t find a way to beat Olathe East.
FSHS gymnasts looking to repeat at state
October 25, 2014
Free State High’s three senior gymnasts, Grace Bartle, Carrie Howland and Haley Johnson, have been competing with one another since the first grade.
Firebirds second at league gyms
October 12, 2014
Free State placed second and Lawrence High finished ninth in the Sunflower League girls gymnastics meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
FSHS gymnasts win at Newton
October 5, 2014
Free State High’s girls gymnastics team won the Newton Invitational on Saturday with a team total of 107.525 points. The Firebirds edged Newton by 4.325 points for the title. Grace Bartle averaged a 9.0-rating or higher in the vault, bars, beam and floor to lead the Firebirds.
FSHS gymnasts a close second
October 1, 2014
There were plenty of high-fives, wide smiles and fist pumps for Free State High’s gymnastics team on Wednesday night.
Grace under pressure: Bartle, Firebirds win quad
September 12, 2014
Free State High’s gymnastics team took the floor for the first time this year as Class 6A defending state champions, and there were plenty of nerves. That didn’t stop them from performing well. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State High fall sports get underway
August 27, 2014
Here is a look at what all of the Firebirds’ programs expect out of the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS runners eye state-title repeat
August 20, 2014
At the beginning of fall practices last year, nobody could have predicted a Class 6A state championship for Free State High’s girls cross country team. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State gymnast lands scholarship
June 17, 2014
Free State High senior Natalie Rainbolt always had a goal of competing at the Div. I level in gymnastics and earning a full scholarship. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS gymnasts beaming over title
Led by junior Bartle, Firebirds win second state crown in three seasons
October 27, 2013
Every pair of eyes in the Olathe North High gymnasium focused on Free State’s gymnasts Saturday evening, and the Firebirds, though worried, gave them a show. By Benton Smith
FSHS gymnasts 2nd at Sunflower League
October 13, 2013
Free State High junior gymnast Grace Bartle placed first in floor exercise and third in all-around competition to lead FSHS to a runner-up finish at the Sunflower League meet Saturday at Olathe North.
Free State wins gymnastics meet
October 3, 2013
Free State High senior Hannah Moran admits that she forgot part of her floor routine during Wednesday’s home invitational. Then again, she also posted a personal-best score of 8.75 in the same event. By Jesse Newell
Free State wins gymnastics meet
September 29, 2013
Free State High’s Grace Bartle won the bars and floor, tied for second on the vault and placed third on the beam to help the Firebirds win a four-team gymnastics invitational on Saturday at FSHS.
FSHS gymnastics 2nd at O-East
September 25, 2013
Grace Bartle placed fourth and Carrie Howland sixth in the all-around to pace Free State High to a second-place finish in the team race at the Olathe East gymnastics invitational on Wednesday.
Floor exercise mastery lifts FSHS gymnastics
September 13, 2013
There is something about the floor exercise that always brings out the best in Free State High’s gymnastics team. By Benton Smith