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Free State soccer

FSHS soccer lacks fire in 2-0 loss to SM West
September 18, 2013
Free State High’s boys soccer players too often were more coy than confident Tuesday night against Shawnee Mission West, and their reluctant approach didn’t do them much good at home, in their Sunflower League opener. By Benton Smith
FSHS soccer slips past De Soto
September 17, 2013
The steady drizzle coming down throughout the Free State High boys soccer team’s home opener Monday night made performing simple game tasks much trickier than usual. By Benton Smith
FSHS soccer wins opener, 2-1 in overtime
September 13, 2013
AJ Ware scored in the fourth minute of overtime, and Free State High’s boys soccer team opened its season Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over Lansing.
Fall sports preview: Firebirds setting high goals for season
September 2, 2013
September is here and this week almost all of Free State High’s fall sports teams start their seasons and find out how much all of their preseason practice work has paid off. By Benton Smith
High school notebook: FSHS football mixing it up
August 20, 2013
If anything slows down Free State High football practice this week, it might be the team’s new offensive assignments. Coach Bob Lisher said the Firebirds have some new wrinkles on defense, too, but those are minimal compared to the other side of the line of scrimmage. By Benton Smith
First impressions: Lawrence High, Free State fall sports begin practices
11:57 p.m., August 19, 2013 Updated 07:49 a.m.
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher had some decent reasons to hold his players to high standards Monday, the first day of preseason practices for fall sports teams in Kansas. By Benton Smith
Schedules set for LHS, FSHS fall sports jamborees
August 14, 2013
The athletic departments at both Lawrence and Free State high schools will showcase their fall sports teams at jamborees during the last week of August. The campus-wide festivities kick off Aug. 28 at LHS, and Aug. 29 at FSHS.
2013 Journal-World All-Area Soccer Team
June 23, 2013
The Journal-World’s 2013 All-Area Soccer team is revealed. By Benton Smith
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.