Free State Gymnastics

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.
Free State Jamboree on tap tonight
August 22, 2012
Free State High athletes are about to get a whiff of game-night experience with the Fall Sports Jamboree at 6 p.m. today.
Let’s get it started: A team-by-team look at the fall sports at Free State High
August 20, 2012
After all the offseason work and earnest preseason preparation, it’s almost time to get the fall sports seasons started at Free State High. Here’s a look at what’s in store for each program in the months to come.
Summer’s over: Firebirds, Lions kick off practices for fall programs
August 14, 2012
You won’t find August 13 listed as a national holiday on most calendars.
LHS, FSHS gymnastics coach hired
July 31, 2012
The weeks leading up to the start of the season will be significantly less stressful this year for the gymnasts at Free State and Lawrence high schools.
Uncertain future: LHS, FSHS need coach to keep gymnastics program
May 30, 2012
Unless the district is able to hire a new head coach, the gymnastics programs at Lawrence and Free State high schools could be in jeopardy — again.
First Bell: Deerfield students help humane society; West students embark on service learning; board members to honor gymnasts and others
December 12, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
FSHS gymnasts take state crown
October 23, 2011
Some impromptu number crunching might have made the actual announcement a tad anticlimactic, but Free State High’s gymnastics team finished a dominating season by winning a state championship Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
State awaits city gymnasts
October 22, 2011
A couple of months back, the athletic departments at Free State and Lawrence high schools didn’t know whether they would have a gymnastics program this year. Today, not only are both programs intact, but they will be competing at the state gymnastics meet at Shawnee Mission Northwest.