Free State Gymnastics

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
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
Schedules set for LHS, FSHS fall sports jamborees
August 14, 2013
The athletic departments at both Lawrence and Free State high schools will showcase their fall sports teams at jamborees during the last week of August. The campus-wide festivities kick off Aug. 28 at LHS, and Aug. 29 at FSHS.
District hires coach to stabilize gymnastics programs
August 12, 2013
The gymnastics teams at Lawrence and Free State high schools might finally have a long-term coaching solution. This summer the school district named Brooke Kissinger as head coach of the programs, making her the fourth person to hold the dual position in the past four seasons — despite Free State winning the state championship in 2011 and finishing second in 2012. 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
Short-handed FSHS settles for second at state
October 21, 2012
Free State High senior Jackie Zaitz spent all Saturday at Lawrence High wearing a walking boot that supported her right ankle. Instead of showing off her all-around skills at the state gymnastics meet, she jotted down scores, walked around gingerly and watched her Firebirds teammates chase a second consecutive state title without her.
Free State eyes repeat at state gymnastics meet
October 20, 2012
When the state gymnastics meet begins at noon today at Lawrence High, neither the Lions nor defending state champion Free State will be at full strength.
Free State gymnasts repeat as Sunflower League champs
October 14, 2012
Carrie Howland and Grace Bartle took first and second, respectively, in the vault, and the Free State High gymnastics team repeated as Sunflower League champions on Saturday at Olathe East.
FSHS, LHS gymnasts hope to build on season’s successes
October 13, 2012
The concept of a perfect 10 no longer exists in gymnastics. But the gymnasts at Free State High know something about a perfect five.
FSHS gymnastics first at O-East
September 27, 2012
The Free State gymnastics team took first place overall in the team competition on Wednesday at the Olathe East Invitational.
FSHS gymnastics first, LHS second at Free State Invitational
September 23, 2012
Free State’s Jackie Zaitz finished first in all-around, vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise, and the Firebirds won the Free State Invitational girls gymnastics meet Saturday at FSHS.
FSHS gymnasts win at SM North
September 16, 2012
Free State High’s girls gymnastics team took first place Saturday at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational.
Firebirds win gymnastics quad
September 7, 2012
Free State High’s Jacqueline Zaitz took the all-around and the Firebirds won the team title Thursday at the Shawnee Mission East quadrangular gymnastics meet. Free State totaled 102.5 points and LHS 94.55. Scores for SM East and North were not available.