Free State soccer

Firebirds fall short
SM East edges FSHS soccer, 3-0
April 4, 2014
When the Free State High girls soccer schedule first came out, Firebirds coach Kelly Barah noticed almost immediately an early-season matchup with perennial power Shawnee Mission East. By Matt Tait
FSHS girls soccer regroups to win season opener
April 2, 2014
Maddie Dieker had seen too many Free State High shots not end up in the back of the net Tuesday night in the FSHS soccer team’s season opener. The most frustrating part for the senior forward: a lot of those misfires were her own. By Benton Smith
Firebirds feeling good as spring seasons get underway
March 26, 2014
The cold air won’t go away but Free State High is fired up to begin its spring sports season. Here is a look at what all of the Firebirds’ programs expect out the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds celebrate D-I soccer, track signings
February 8, 2014
Four of Free State High’s future Division-I athletes not only have to wait for their spring seasons to begin, but they also had to delay their signing day ceremony for two days.
City athletes sign college letters despite snow day
February 5, 2014
Lawrence high schools were canceled on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop many city athletes from mailing or faxing letters of intent to their future colleges on national signing day.
2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Soccer Team
December 9, 2013
A look at the 2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Soccer Team: from left, Dustin Seibolt, De Soto, Asher Huseman, Tonganoxie, Austin Johanning, Perry-Lecompton, Chris Allen, Free State, coach Mark Joslyn Baldwin, Nicholas Joslyn, Baldwin, Eric Williams, De Soto, Russell Cloon, Baldwin, Connor Henrichs, Lawrence, Brandon Church, Ottawa. By Benton Smith
FSHS soccer falls in regionals
October 29, 2013
Free State High’s boys soccer season ended Tuesday with 3-2 overtime loss to Garden City in the first round of regionals.
LHS, FSHS soccer to hit road for regionals
Firebirds travel to Garden City Tuesday
October 26, 2013
The Class 6A boys soccer brackets released by KSHSAA on Saturday sent both of the city’s teams on the road for the first round.
Firebirds soccer finishes with 3-0 Senior Night victory
October 23, 2013
In the 72nd minute, Free State senior midfielder PJ Budenbender received a pass from Alex Trent, then ricocheted a shot into the right side of the net, capping off the Firebirds’ 3-0 victory over Leavenworth. By Jesse Newell
Lone goal enough for FSHS soccer
October 18, 2013
Nothing worked offensively for Free State High’s boys soccer team in the second half Thursday night against Olathe South. Passes didn’t connect. Shots nearly became extinct. And somehow it didn’t matter. By Benton Smith
FSHS soccer edges ON, 1-0
October 10, 2013
Jordan Patrick scored the only goal as Free State High slipped past Olathe North, 1-0, in Sunflower League soccer on Thursday at FSHS.
FSHS soccer’s scoring funk continues, 1-0
October 7, 2013
Free State soccer coach Kelly Barah changed up his team’s shooting practices this week. Next game, he’s going to try a different pregame speech. By Jesse Newell
LHS soccer shuts out FSHS in City Showdown
October 4, 2013
Maybe Lawrence High’s Parker Davies was due some good fortune. After sitting out most of the last three weeks with an ankle injury, the Lawrence High senior knocked in a deflected goal that put Thursday’s game out of reach, as the Lions took a 2-0 victory over crosstown rival Free State in front of an overflow crowd at LHS. By Jesse Newell
FSHS soccer falls to SMNW, 2-0
October 2, 2013
Free State High’s boys soccer team lost to Shawnee Mission Northwest, 2-0, on Tuesday.
FSHS soccer ends scoring drought in 2-0 victory
September 28, 2013
It had been four full games and nearly 300 minutes since the Free State High soccer team last scored a goal, but the Firebirds put a quick end to that disappointing stretch during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Topeka High. By Matt Tait