Free State swimming

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.
FSHS swimmers 3rd; LHS 5th
January 28, 2015
Free State and Lawrence High’s boys swim teams both earned top-five finishes Tuesday at the Topeka Capitol Federal Natatorium.
FSHS swimmers first at BVSW
January 21, 2015
Free State boys swimming and diving team placed first in 10 of 12 events to win the Blue Valley Southwest triangular Tuesday.
Free State swimmers cruise to victory
January 15, 2015
Jordan Portela’s teammates just laughed. Opponents just shook their heads. No one is surprised by the two-time boys swimming state champion anymore.
FSHS swimmers second at SMNW
January 10, 2015
Free State placed second and Lawrence High third Saturday at the six-team Shawnee Mission Northwest boys swim invitational.
FSHS swimmers strong following long layoff
January 8, 2015
Free State High’s boys swimming and diving team had no problem settling back into race mode after 26 days between meets.
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.

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