Free State swimming

Firebirds’ swimmers have sights set on title at state
May 21, 2015
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team has won all of its meets and duals this season. Only one meet is left for the Firebirds: the Class 6A state tournament.
City swimmers make all-league
May 14, 2015
Five Free State High swimmers made the first team and three more made second team on the All-Sunflower League swimming and diving team.
Pool party! FSHS ends SM East’s league run
May 10, 2015
For the past two years, Free State High’s girls swimmers finished second in the Sunflower League Championship, and they weren’t satisfied. They spent all season training and planning to make their move to the top. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS, FSHS swimmers compete at league
May 8, 2015
Free State senior Courtney Caldwell finished first in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke to lead the Firebirds on Friday at the Sunflower League swimming preliminaries at Chisholm Trail Junior High.
FSHS, LHS swimmers set for league
May 7, 2015
Free State senior Courtney Caldwell has racked up her fair share of individual swimming accolades during her four years at FSHS.
Free State seniors lead way to swimming quad victory
May 1, 2015
Free State High’s girls swim and dive team had not lost a meet all year going into the FSHS quadrangular Thursday, and the Firebirds had no plans of changing that on the team’s Senior Night. By Chris Duderstadt
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.

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