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Free State softball

FSHS softball splits twinbill
April 23, 2014
Free State High’s softball team split its two games Tuesday, defeating Olathe North, 5-3, and falling to Olathe Northwest, 6-5.
Free State softball ‘coming alive,’ sweeps again
April 18, 2014
Free State’s softball team has struggled in close games this season. Sometimes the defense faltered, and in others the bats just wouldn’t cash in with runners in scoring position. That’s not the case anymore. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds sweep softball twinbill
April 16, 2014
Emily Byers went 6-for-8 and Emily Bermel was 6-for-9 on Tuesday as Free State swept a high school softball doubleheader from Shawnee Mission North, 24-2 and 10-2.
Free State softball slams Leavenworth
April 11, 2014
Emily Bermel went 4-for-4 in each game, and Free State High’s softball team swept Leavenworth in a doubleheader Thursday, 11-5 and 26-0.
Defensive errors cost Firebirds in softball twinbill
April 9, 2014
The Free State High softball bats were quiet throughout most of Tuesday’s home doubleheader against Olathe South, but even if they had boomed like the night sky on the Fourth of July, the Firebirds’ defense would have put them in a tough spot. By Matt Tait
High schools notebook: LHS softball shelves C Team
April 8, 2014
Lawrence High softball has canceled its C Team’s season. Injuries and low turnout were factors, but the biggest issue was the high school limit of 20 games for any girl during the softball season. Notes by Bobby Nightengale
Free State softball splits at SM South
April 6, 2014
Free State High’s softball team received two strong outings from pitchers Meredith Morris and Kaley Delg in its season-opening doubleheader against Shawnee Mission South, and came away with a 1-1 record.
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
2013 Journal-World All-Area Softball Team
June 26, 2013
The 2013 Journal-World All-Area Softball Team.
All-State softball taps 3 from city
June 13, 2013
The Kansas Softball Coaches Association named three city players to the 2013 Class 6A 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
FSHS grad A’Liyan Rogers on winning all-star team
June 11, 2013
Recent Free State grad A’Liyah Rogers and her Kansas all-star team defeated Missouri, 8-3 and 4-0, in Monday’s 13th annual MO-KAN All Star game at the Shawnee Mission School District Softball Complex.
Free State softball’s Rogers named to all-star team
June 5, 2013
Free State High senior shortstop A’Liyah Rogers will play for Kansas against Missouri in the MO-KAN Softball All-Star Series on Monday.
Opinion: Firebirds’ window for state softball title not shut
May 24, 2013
The tears flowed, the hugs seemed never-ending, and the pain of bowing out of the Class 6A state softball tournament before they could even get comfortable was just beginning. The only thing that came close to alleviating the pain felt by Free State High’s softball players after Thursday’s crushing 3-2, eight-inning loss to Derby at Blue Valley West High was the immediate talk about making it back to the state tournament again a year from now. Column by Matt Tait
FSHS softball season ends in extra-inning heartbreak at state
May 24, 2013
Free State High’s softball team fell to Derby, 3-2 in eight innings, in the first round of the Class 6A state tournament on Thursday in Overland Park. By Benton Smith

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