Free State softball

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
Free State softball confident in championship chances at state
May 23, 2013
The softball players at Free State High know a state championship-caliber team when they see one. The Firebirds went head-to-head with the past two Class 6A title winners, Sunflower League adversaries Olathe East (2012) and Olathe Northwest (2011). Beginning today, Free State will try to earn the league’s third straight 6A crown. By Benton Smith
‘Killer B’s’ fit in at FSHS
Free State softball welcoming to newbies Bermel, Byers
May 22, 2013
As newcomers to Free State High’s softball program this season, sophomore Emily Bermel and freshman Emily Byers didn’t quite know what to expect from the strangers they would be calling their teammates. By Benton Smith
Free State softball draws Derby first
May 20, 2013
The brackets are all set for the Class 6A state softball tournament, and Free State High will play the final game of the first round Thursday at Blue Valley West, in Overland Park.
Free State softball rolls into state
May 16, 2013
Free State beat Olathe Northwest, 4-0, to earn its first trip to state since 2007. By Benton Smith
FSHS softball wary of regional foe; Lions finally healthy
May 15, 2013
As the regional playoff host with the gaudy regular-season record, it might be easy to assume Free State High’s 17-3 softball team is the heavy favorite to win two games today at home and move on to the Class 6A state tournament. 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.
A 1-2 punch: Top of the order keys Free State softball victory
May 9, 2013
Free State’s first two batters reached base in seven of their eight combined plate appearances Wednesday night at Lawrence High, and the Firebirds won the City Showdown, 7-4.