Free State swimming

Out-dualed: Firebirds handily dispatch LHS in swimming City Showdown
April 25, 2015
For years, Lawrence High swimming coach Kent McDonald has talked about having a head-to-head dual with rival Free State. It finally happened Friday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. By Benton Smith
Free State swimmers edge SM East
April 22, 2015
Free State High girls swimmers were in disbelief when their coaches told them they beat Shawnee Mission East in a dual on Tuesday.
FSHS swimmers win invitational
April 14, 2015
Free State senior Courtney Caldwell broke her fourth school record as she clocked in at 55.60 seconds in 100 backstroke to help the Firebirds win their home invitational on Tuesday.
Free State swims to Olathe title
April 11, 2015
Alvena Walpole and Courtney Caldwell each won two individual events, and Free State High won the Olathe Swimming Invitational on Friday.
FSHS swimmers win in Topeka
April 10, 2015
Free State High’s girls swim and dive team coasted to a victory Thursday in the Topeka Invitational.
FSHS cruises to swim title
April 2, 2015
Free State High swept all the events and, unsurprisingly, cruised to the team title of the Manhattan Swimming and Diving Invitational on Wednesday.
FSHS swimmers win at Emporia
March 26, 2015
Free State High’s girls swim and dive team won nine of 12 events Friday at the Emporia Invitational to win the meet with 604 points.
Free State hopeful as spring begins
March 26, 2015
There’s a lot of optimism around Free State High’s spring sports this year. Some hope to contend for a state championship, and one is looking to defend its state title. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds’ Ziegler, Hack stellar student-athletes
February 26, 2015
One day, a Free State High student will come along and break swimmer Jack Ziegler’s school record in the 50-freestyle, established while winning the state title and helping his school to a third-place finish at the state meet.
Portela, Ziegler spark FSHS swimming to third at state
February 21, 2015
In Hollywood, a sequel never lives up to the success of the original. That doesn’t apply to Free State High sophomore Jordan Portela, who dominated his competition once again at the Class 6A state swimming and diving championships Saturday. By Bobby Nightengale
Ziegler, Portela lead swim qualifiers
February 21, 2015
Free State High’s Jack Ziegler was top qualifier in the 50 free, teammate Jordan Portela led qualifiying in the 100 butterfly, and both swam on the top 400 freestyle relay team during preliminary rounds of the Class 6A state swimming and diving meet on Friday at Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Firebirds, Lions set for state swimming
February 19, 2015
When Free State High senior swimmer Jack Ziegler sets his mind on something, he usually finds a way to achieve it.
City swimmers make all-league
February 8, 2015
Four Free State high swimmers and one from Lawrence High were named to the All-Sunflower League first team after Saturday’s league meet at Olathe Prairie Trail Middle School.
FSHS second, LHS fifth at league swimming
February 7, 2015
Free State High senior swimmer Jack Ziegler felt good entering the Sunflower League finals on Saturday afternoon at Prairie Trail Junior High.
Firebird Ziegler sets 50 free record
February 7, 2015
Free State High senior Jack Ziegler set the school record and tied the Sunflower League record with a time of 21.53 seconds in the 50 freestyle during the preliminary round of the league swimming and diving championships on Friday at Olathe Prairie Trail.

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