Free State soccer

Two Firebirds on all-state soccer team
June 19, 2013
Class 6A’s high school girls soccer coaches voted Free State junior midfielder Maddie Dieker and junior defender Olivia Hodison to the 2013 All-State first team.
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
Free State’s Dieker, Hodison first-team all-league soccer
12:12 a.m., June 4, 2013 Updated 09:48 a.m.
Junior Free State High midfielder Maddie Dieker was the lone city player to earn first-team All-Sunflower League honors this season.
City girls make all-region soccer
June 1, 2013
Girls soccer players from Free State and Lawrence high schools made it on Class 6A’s All-Central Region teams.
FSHS soccer falters after half, loses regional final to Washburn Rural
May 16, 2013
Long after the final horn sounded, and even longer since Washburn Rural High’s girls soccer team took control in the second half to win a Class 6A regional championship, 4-1, Free State’s players embraced near midfield and wept, refusing to accept the finality of their season. By Benton Smith
Chemistry key for FSHS soccer in regional-opening victory over ONW
May 15, 2013
Free State girls soccer coach Kelly Barah trusts his team to improvise on scoring opportunities. That trust paid off Tuesday night in the Firebirds’ Class 6A regional opener as Chelsea Casady connected with Maddie Dieker for the only goal in a 1-0 victory against Olathe Northwest. By Benton Smith
Free State hosting regional baseball, softball, soccer games
May 11, 2013
KSHSAA released Class 6A regional brackets Saturday, and three Free State High spring sports teams will play host to at least one playoff game this coming week.
Free State soccer wins, 1-0, at Hayden
May 10, 2013
Maddie Dieker scored a goal midway through the second half, and Free State High’s girls soccer team defeated Topeka Hayden, 1-0, on Thursday.
Free State girls soccer falls short on Senior Night
May 8, 2013
A last-minutes attempt to tie the game fell short and the Free State girls soccer team lost, 2-1, to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Senior Night at FSHS. By Benton Smith
Firebirds claim 4-0 soccer win
May 7, 2013
Free State knocked in four goals after halftime in a 4-0 victory over Lawrence High on Monday at LHS. By Jesse Newell
Thursday high school sporting events called off
12:51 p.m., May 2, 2013 Updated 02:15 p.m.
Unseasonably cold weather and precipitation that is expected to turn into snow caused officials at Free State and Lawrence high schools to call off all sporting events for Thursday.
FSHS soccer falls in double overtime
May 1, 2013
The Free State High girls soccer team lost, 2-1, in double overtime to Olathe East on Tuesday night at CBAC.
Free State soccer edges O-North
April 26, 2013
Jessica Ferguson, Hadyn Hutchison and Rylee Fuerst scored for Free State, and the Firebirds defeated Olathe North, 3-2, on Thursday in high school girls soccer.
FSHS soccer’s struggles mount in loss to O-South
April 25, 2013
Free State High’s girls soccer players left their home field Wednesday night unhappy with themselves. As far as the Firebirds were concerned, they didn’t play anywhere close to their potential in a 3-0 loss to Olathe South, which snapped a four-game FSHS winning streak.
Lawrence, Free State call off Tuesday high school games
April 23, 2013
Tuesday’s combination of wet and cold weather inspired both Lawrence High and Free State to postpone all scheduled athletic events.