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Free State swimming

FSHS swimmers fourth at Olathe
December 14, 2014
Free State High’s boys swimming and diving team took fourth place among 18 teams, while Lawrence High finished seventh at the Olathe Invitational on Friday night.
Firebird swimmers win at Manhattan
December 11, 2014
Free State High’s boys swimming and diving team won the Manhattan triangular on Wednesday at the Kansas State Natatorium.
Ziegler sets record; Firebirds swimmers win opener
December 3, 2014
Free State High senior swimmer Jack Ziegler entered the season with his eyes set on the 50-yard freestyle school record. He wasn’t far behind it at the end of last year when he took 10th at state in the event.
Free State boys hoops reloading
Girls basketball team returns four from varsity rotation
December 2, 2014
Thanksgiving has passed, and for the athletes at Free State High, that means the winter sports season is set to begin. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds’ Anderson, Bermel sign letters of intent
November 19, 2014
Last week, Free State High senior swimmer Eliza Anderson was stressed about making a decision on where to go to college. She was pressed up against the fall signing period deadline, which was Wednesday, and kept trying to go through the pros and cons of each of her finalists.
Winter practices begin at LHSFSHS
November 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices and tryouts for high school winter sports teams opened inside of heated buildings away from the cold on Monday, with plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming year. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State’s Caldwell signs with N.C. State
November 12, 2014
Free State swimmer Courtney Caldwell has some big goals in mind for her senior season, but she took some time Wednesday to solidify her plans after high school as she signed her letter of intent to North Carolina State University in the FSHS library.
Lawrence swimmer snares 2 medals
August 4, 2014
Fifteen-year-old Lawrence native Michael Andrew medaled in two events Sunday at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
City swimmer wins junior national title
August 2, 2014
Lawrence native Michael Andrew, 15, won his first junior national title in the men’s 100-meter backstroke Saturday at the Speedo Junior National Championships. He swam a personal-best time of 55.73, which just missed the meet record by 0.27 seconds.
Lawrencians swim at junior nationals
August 2, 2014
Free State High senior Courtney Caldwell placed 35th in the 100-meter freestyle Thursday at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
A pool pedigree: Campbell family passes on love of swimming
July 18, 2014
Clark Campbell is only half joking when he suggests more than blood flows through his family’s veins. “I kid with my wife sometimes that we spend far too much time at the pool, whether it’s professionally or with the family, that I think our bloodstream has chlorine in it,” Clark said. “We are around the pool so much.” By Chris Duderstadt
City swimmers named all-league
July 18, 2014
Several city swimmers and divers earned All-Sunflower League recognition for their performances this spring.
Free State High girls second at state swimming
May 25, 2014
Courtney Caldwell won two individual state titles and the Firebirds finished second in state at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimmers take aim at state champs
May 24, 2014
Today is the day Free State High’s girls swimmers have waited for all season long — one they’ve talked about, thought about and swam for. Sure, every high school swimmer circles the date of the state championships on her calendar. But today means so much to the Firebirds because they aim to dethrone four-time defending Class 6A champion Shawnee Mission East at Capital Federal Natatorium. After Friday’s prelims, they know it won’t be easy. By Benton Smith
Firebirds eyeing another podium spot at state swimming
May 23, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team has grown accustomed to first-place finishes for the majority of its season, having won six meets convincingly. By Chris Duderstadt

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