Free State Volleyball

Lions hold off FSHS in volleyball
September 20, 2013
Caitlin Broadwell ignited an LHS rally on Thursday night, notching a pair of aces to start a Lions comeback in an 18-25, 28-26, 25-16 victory over Free State at LHS. By Jesse Newell
FSHS volleyball splits matches
September 18, 2013
Free State High’s volleyball team split a pair of matches Tuesday night, defeating Emporia, 25-11, 20-25, 25-16, and falling to Topeka Seaman, 27-25, 19-25, 25-21.
FSHS volleyball 0-4 at tourney
September 15, 2013
Free State’s volleyball team went 0-4 on Saturday at the Lee’s Summit Mo-Kan Invitational.
Free State 2-1 in volleyball quad at SM Northwest
September 13, 2013
Free State went 2-1 in a high school volleyball quadrangular Thursday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
FSHS volleyball 1-1 at Seaman
September 6, 2013
Free State opened its volleyball season Thursday by splitting a pair of matches at Topeka Seaman. The Firebirds defeated Lansing, 25-23, 25-20, and fell to Seaman, 25-14, 25-10.
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
High school notebook: FSHS football mixing it up
August 20, 2013
If anything slows down Free State High football practice this week, it might be the team’s new offensive assignments. Coach Bob Lisher said the Firebirds have some new wrinkles on defense, too, but those are minimal compared to the other side of the line of scrimmage. 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.
Firebirds volleyball players not slacking in summer drills
July 17, 2013
Free State High volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins doesn’t consider her five-day summer camp, going on this week, as a critical time for varsity development. That doesn’t mean she takes it easy on the campers, though. By Benton Smith
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
Journal-World All-Area volleyball team
12:36 a.m., November 27, 2012 Updated 11:25 a.m.
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area Volleyball team is revealed. By Benton Smith
Free State’s Katy Davis signs to play college volleyball
November 20, 2012
Free State High senior Katy Davis became the third member of the school’s volleyball program to sign a national letter of intent in the past week.
Local athletes sign with college teams
November 17, 2012
A few local high school athletes took advantage of the early signing period this week.
Firebird Shelby Holmes signs with Ark. St.
November 15, 2012
Free State High senior Shelby Holmes signed to play volleyball at Arkansas State University. By Benton Smith