Free State tennis

Firebirds tennis rallies to win City Showdown with Lions
October 2, 2013
Free State High tennis partners Taylor Hawkins and Caitlin Dodd blew a three-game lead Tuesday afternoon and lost their No. 2 doubles match to rival Lawrence High, but the players’ quick recovery in singles play proved critical in Free State’s 5-4 victory over the Lions at the dual. By Benton Smith
Refocused Czapinski cruises at FSHS quad
September 25, 2013
The way Free State High senior Alexis Czapinski has played this season, Czapinski, the girls tennis team’s No. 1 singles player, doesn’t often need any motivation to steamroll her competition. By Benton Smith
FSHS tennis beats Mill Valley
September 20, 2013
Free State High doubled-up Mill Valley, 6-3, in a tennis dual Thursday, but FSHS coach Oather Strawderman wasn’t particularly impressed.
FSHS’ Czapinski repeat champ
September 15, 2013
Alexis Czapinski defended her singles championship, and Free State High took third place Saturday in the Salina Central girls tennis tournament.
FSHS tennis ignores heat, sweeps to win LHS quad
September 11, 2013
Upper-90-degree temperatures and a beaming sun didn’t affect Free State’s Alexis Czapinski at Tuesday afternoon’s Lawrence High quadrangular. The FSHS senior coasted to a 3-0 record in her No. 1 singles matches, helping the Firebirds to a quad victory. By Jesse Newell
Firebirds win J.C. tennis quad
September 6, 2013
Free State High went 10-2 and placed first at the Junction City tennis quadrangular on Thursday.
Fall sports preview: Firebirds setting high goals for season
September 2, 2013
September is here and this week almost all of Free State High’s fall sports teams start their seasons and find out how much all of their preseason practice work has paid off. By Benton Smith
First impressions: Lawrence High, Free State fall sports begin practices
11:57 p.m., August 19, 2013 Updated 07:49 a.m.
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher had some decent reasons to hold his players to high standards Monday, the first day of preseason practices for fall sports teams in Kansas. By Benton Smith
Schedules set for LHS, FSHS fall sports jamborees
August 14, 2013
The athletic departments at both Lawrence and Free State high schools will showcase their fall sports teams at jamborees during the last week of August. The campus-wide festivities kick off Aug. 28 at LHS, and Aug. 29 at FSHS.
World Company Cup returns to Free State
June 12, 2013
For the seventh time in eight years, the World Company Cup belongs to Free State High. The trophy, awarded since 2006 to the school that prevails most often in City Showdowns and other competitions between rivals Lawrence High and Free State, spent the last year on display at LHS. However, the Lions’ claim to the cup proved short-lived, as Free State conquered the Lions, 17-9, in the standings. By Benton Smith
Irick still alive at state tennis
May 11, 2013
Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick went 2-1 in singles on the first day of the Class 6A state tennis tournament and continues play today at the Kossover Tennis Center in the consolation bracket.
City to send six to state tennis
May 7, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys tennis team earned Class 6A regional runner-up honors on Monday at Gardner-Edgerton, and six city athletes qualified for state.
More high school sporting events postponed Friday
12:09 p.m., May 3, 2013 Updated 05:20 p.m.
Boys tennis regional tournaments are just some of the Friday high school sporting events called off due to the ongoing cold and wet spring weather in northeast Kansas.
Lions’ Irick 4th at league tennis
April 26, 2013
Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick placed fourth in No. 1 singles Thursday at the Sunflower League boys tennis tournament.
FSHS tennis plays at Junction City
01:09 a.m., April 21, 2013 Updated 12:34 p.m.
The Free State No. 1 doubles tennis team of Brady Clements and Antonio Schoneich went 3-2 at the Junction City Invitational on Saturday. Firebirds Aiden Dmitriev and Sam Solis also went 3-2 in No. 2 doubles.