Free State swimming

FSHS swimmers fall in SME dual
April 23, 2014
The Free State girls swimming and diving team lost a dual against Shawnee Mission East, 111-75, Tuesday at SME.
Free State swimmers cruise
Firebirds dominate invitational; LHS third in team race
April 16, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimmers are beginning to realize it’s difficult to feel upset about placing second or third in a race when the competitors finishing ahead of them are teammates. By Benton Smith
Free State swimming and diving third at Olathe Invitational
12:53 a.m., April 12, 2014 Updated 11:40 a.m.
Free State’s Cierra Campbell placed second in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races to lead the Firebirds’ swimming and diving team to a third place finish at the Olathe Invitational on Friday.
FSHS swimming first at Topeka
April 11, 2014
Free State’s girls swimming and diving team won the Topeka High Invitational on Thursday.
Free State wins Manhattan swim meet
April 3, 2014
Cierra Campbell and Courtney Caldwell each won two events, and Free State won all three relays en route to the team title at the five-team Manhattan Swimming and Diving Invitational on Wednesday.
High schools notebook: Deep batting order lifting LHS baseball
April 1, 2014
It’s no surprise that Lawrence High’s baseball players are swinging the bats well early in the season. The Lions feature some of the top hitters in the Sunflower League. However, the bottom of the order has been much better than anyone could have anticipated. Notes by Bobby Nightengale
FSHS swimming first at Emporia
March 28, 2014
Free State High sophomore Cierra Campbell turned in the top times in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle to lead the girls swimming team to a first-place finish in the Emporia Invitational on Thursday at Emporia High.
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
Free State’s Jordan Portela powers way to pair of state swim titles
February 23, 2014
Free State High freshman Jordan Portela grew up watching his older brother and sister win state swimming titles. He had every swimmer in the state looking up to him at the Class 6A boys state swimming championship Saturday afternoon. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State’s Campbell leads swim qualifiers at 6A state
February 22, 2014
Free State’s Canaan Campbell turned in the top time in the 500-yard freestyle Friday in qualifying at the state high school swim championships.
Firebirds swimmers set for state meet
February 21, 2014
Free State High’s boys swimming practice took on a serious tone earlier this week. The Firebirds, who usually keep the mood light, were focusing for the Class 6A state meet, which begins today at Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds swimmers set relay record, place third at Sunflower League
February 9, 2014
The four swimmers on Free State High’s 200-yard medley relay team entered Saturday afternoon’s Sunflower League Championship with a plan. Canaan Campbell, Jordan Portela, Josh Terrell and Jack Ziegler knew what time splits they wanted and executed them to perfection. They raced past their opponents and the clock when they set a Sunflower League record with a time of 1:37.65. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS swimmers top Sunflower League prelims
February 8, 2014
Free State’s Jordan Portela had the fastest times in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly during the preliminaries of the Sunflower League boys swim meet Friday at California Trail Middle School. Portela swam 1:45.15 in the 200 freestyle and 52.29 in the 100 butterfly.
League looms for city swimmers
February 6, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Izaiah Bowie knows this is his final opportunity. His hopes of making the state tournament in the one-meter dive will ride on his performance at the Sunflower League Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend at Olathe California Trail Middle School. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS swimmers 3rd at Topeka Invitational; LHS seventh
January 29, 2014
Free State High placed third on Tuesday at the 12-team Topeka Swimming and Diving Invitational.