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Free State Gymnastics

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.
FSHS gymnastics wins league title
October 16, 2011
Free State High’s Jackie Zaitz and Grace Bartle placed 2-3 in the all-around, and the Firebirds won the Sunflower League gymnastics title Saturday at Olathe East.
FSHS gymnastics wins
October 9, 2011
Jackie Zaitz won the beam, bars and all-around titles, helping Free State High to the team title at the Newton Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday.
Free State gymnasts place 3-4 at meet
October 6, 2011
Free State gymnast Grace Bartle placed third at the All-Around Invitational on Monday at Lawrence High.
Firebird Jacqueline Zaitz wins all-around crown
September 26, 2011
Free State High’s Jacqueline Zaitz won the all-around, and FSHS won the team title at a five-team gymnastics invitational Saturday at Free State.
FSHS gymnastics takes first place
September 18, 2011
Free State High’s gymnastics team took first place out of 12 teams Saturday at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational. Lawrence High School placed ninth overall.
Star search: Free State’s small senior class talented if not stellar
September 1, 2011
The Minnesota Vikings selected Christian Ballard with the ninth pick of the fourth round on the final day of April. The Boston Red Sox used a seventh-round selection on June 7 on left-hander Cody Kukuk, who signed an $800,000 contract 10 weeks later. Earlier this month, Brady Morningstar signed a contract to play professional basketball in Greece. All three graduated from Free State High, which has had plenty to take pride in on the athletic front recently.
Free State second at state gymnastics
November 7, 2010
Kelcy Bowers placed second on the floor routine, Rosie Shaumburg took second on the bars, and the Free State High gymnastics team placed second at the Class 6A state gymnastics meet on Saturday at Shawnee Mission South.