Free State soccer

Heat greets prep practices
August 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices for high school fall sports teams opened with a lot of heat, but that didn’t put a damper on any enthusiasm for the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds make all-league soccer
July 4, 2014
Two Free State High girls soccer players earned first-team All-Sunflower League recognition.
Free State soccer sports new look
June 24, 2014
Don’t blame Free State High girls soccer coach Kelly Barah if he forgets that some of his former players aren’t on the team anymore.
2014 Journal-World All-Area Girls Soccer Team
June 23, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Girls Soccer Team By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS soccer builds team identity in camp
June 6, 2014
Free State High’s boys soccer players won’t put a lot of stock into their team camp this week. It’s a long time until the season is underway and it’s primarily a chance to acclimate freshmen to the high school level. But there was still plenty of optimism when they talked about the upcoming year. By Bobby Nightengale
Repeat defeat: Firebirds’ soccer season ended by Rural
May 22, 2014
Free State High’s girls soccer team entered Thursday’s regional-final matchup against Washburn Rural wanting revenge for last year’s season-ending loss, but the Junior Blues defeated the Firebirds again, 3-0, ending Free State’s state tournament hopes. By Chris Duderstadt
FSHS soccer fired up for Rural
May 22, 2014
Free State High’s girls soccer players know plenty about their regional championship opponent, Topeka Washburn Rural.
Dieker nets two in FSHS soccer’s regionals-opening victory
May 20, 2014
Free State soccer senior Maddie Dieker is known for making crisp passes to her teammates and putting them in position to score goals. With the way the Wichita South defenders were playing against the Firebirds’ forwards on Monday at FSHS, it was time for Dieker to move from the passer and become the scorer. By Bobby Nightengale
Regional schedules revealed; FSHS soccer to host game
12:28 a.m., May 18, 2014 Updated 04:09 p.m.
Free State High’s girls soccer team will host one more home game this season. The Firebirds (10-6), a No. 7 seed in the Class 6A Central regional, will face 10th-seeded Wichita South (7-8-1) at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Firebirds soccer regroups for Senior Night victory
May 16, 2014
The Senior Night script the Free State girls soccer team envisioned to honor the program’s 17 seniors on Thursday night at FSHS had nothing to do with Topeka Hayden taking a one-goal lead. But there the Firebirds were, 11 minutes into the last home game of their careers, trailing 1-0. By Matt Tait
FSHS soccer flogs Pioneers
May 14, 2014
Six Firebirds scored in the Free State High girls soccer team’s 7-0 victory over Leavenworth on Tuesday at FSHS. By Chris Duderstadt
Firebirds soccer loses to O-South, 3-2
May 9, 2014
Free State High’s girls soccer team could not overcome an early first-half deficit and lost, 3-2, to Olathe South, Thursday at FSHS. By Chris Duderstadt
FSHS soccer falls at Olathe East, 7-1
May 6, 2014
Maddie Dieker scored the lone goal for the Free State girls soccer team in a 7-1 loss Monday at Olathe East.
FSHS soccer tops O-North
May 2, 2014
There was so much confusion surrounding the Free State High girls soccer team’s first goal during Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Olathe North that the player who was credited with it had no idea even as she left the FSHS pitch. By Matt Tait
FSHS soccer falls in double OT
April 30, 2014
Free State High’s girls soccer team fell to Shawnee Mission South, 1-0 in double overtime, on Tuesday night.