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Free State Gymnastics

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.
FSHS gymnastics second at Newton
October 10, 2010
Kelcy Bowers was third and Rosie Shaumburg sixth in the all-around to lead Free State High’s gymnastics team to a runner-up finish at the Newton Invitational on Saturday.
Raising the bar: Free State, LHS gymnasts try out new skills at invite
October 5, 2010
Free State High senior gymnast Kelcy Bowers only had one day of practice on her new release from the uneven bars before Monday’s Lawrence All-Around Invitational. That’s typical for gymnasts before the Sunflower League and state meets.
FSHS gymnastics third
September 26, 2010
Free State High’s gymnastics team finished third at its home tournament Saturday.
Free State holding parents meeting
August 6, 2010
Free State High will hold a sports informational meeting for parents at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Free State auditorium prior to the back-to-school barbecue.
Coaches excited about freshmen moving
April 29, 2010
Bob Lisher has experienced the benefits of coaching in a four-class high school system, so when Lawrence school board members voted this week to make the transition from a three-year high school system to a four-year system — subsequently allowing all ninth-grade students to participate in high school athletics for the first time — the Free State football coach wasn’t exactly complaining. Quite the opposite, actually.
Top 10 prep stories of 2009
January 1, 2010
Every year, something happens on the high school sports scene that stands out, be it a state title, a heartbreaking close call, a new record or a fancy first. With that in mind, 2009 was memorable for city sports. Here’s a top-10 list:
High School Scholar Athlete of the Month: Drue Davis
November 27, 2009
Free State’s Drue Davis is November’s High School Scholar Athlete of the Month.
FSHS sports stacked
November 10, 2009
This has been a halcyon autumn at Free State High with the Firebirds boasting state-caliber teams in football, boys soccer and girls gymnastics.
Surprise! Firebirds share state gymnastics crown
November 8, 2009
It took 13 years, but Free State High finally got the fall sports state title it had been missing. Saturday, at the all-class state gymnastics meet at Newton High, the Firebirds outclassed the field to win the 2009 state championship.
FSHS gymnastics eyeing title
November 7, 2009
After finishing less than two points shy of a state championship at last year’s state meet, the Free State High gymnastics team is back and has its sights set on moving its way to the top.
The magnificent 7
Free State’s goal: Win state gymnastics this weekend
November 5, 2009
When the 2009 high school gymnastics season first kicked off, the Free State High girls expected that they would have a chance to challenge for a state championship in November.