Lawrence High swimming

Ziegler sets record; Firebirds swimmers win opener
December 3, 2014
Free State High senior swimmer Jack Ziegler entered the season with his eyes set on the 50-yard freestyle school record. He wasn’t far behind it at the end of last year when he took 10th at state in the event.
Reaney to compete in Short Course Championships
December 2, 2014
Lawrence native Emma Reaney has excelled at each stage of swimming she has competed over the years, whether it be the club team, high school or collegiate level.
Lawrence High boys hoops’ hopes high
December 2, 2014
Some Lawrence High winter sports teams will enter the season with state-title aspirations, and others hope to give younger athletes a chance to step into the spotlight. Ready or not, their seasons have finally arrived.
Winter practices begin at LHSFSHS
November 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices and tryouts for high school winter sports teams opened inside of heated buildings away from the cold on Monday, with plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming year. By Bobby Nightengale
City swimmers named all-league
July 18, 2014
Several city swimmers and divers earned All-Sunflower League recognition for their performances this spring.
Free State High girls second at state swimming
May 25, 2014
Courtney Caldwell won two individual state titles and the Firebirds finished second in state at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimmers take aim at state champs
May 24, 2014
Today is the day Free State High’s girls swimmers have waited for all season long — one they’ve talked about, thought about and swam for. Sure, every high school swimmer circles the date of the state championships on her calendar. But today means so much to the Firebirds because they aim to dethrone four-time defending Class 6A champion Shawnee Mission East at Capital Federal Natatorium. After Friday’s prelims, they know it won’t be easy. By Benton Smith
Firebirds eyeing another podium spot at state swimming
May 23, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team has grown accustomed to first-place finishes for the majority of its season, having won six meets convincingly. By Chris Duderstadt
Free State 2nd at league swimming
May 11, 2014
With one race left Saturday afternoon at the Sunflower League Championships, Free State High’s girls swimmers listened to the voice coming from the public-address system as it read off the team point totals, from fewest to most. The Firebirds heard their team’s name called second to last. By Benton Smith
FSHS swimmers value depth, too
May 10, 2014
Friday at the Sunflower League Prelims, the Firebirds proved depth is their focus by securing not only numerous top-six finishes (which placed them in this afternoon’s championship heats at Mission Trail Middle School), but also seventh- through 12th-place finishes (which earned them berths in the consolation finals). By Benton Smith
Free State, Lions 1-2 at swim quad
May 2, 2014
Free State and Lawrence High’s girls swimming and diving teams combined to win every event at a quadrangular Thursday at LHS. By Chris Duderstadt
Swimming sisters similar
Free State’s Lucy, Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck tough to tell apart
April 26, 2014
For the record, sisters Lucy and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck would like to make one thing clear: They are two different people. By Benton Smith
LHS swimmers, divers chase state marks at home meet
April 23, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Ashley Ammann finished second in the one-meter dive on Tuesday afternoon at the LHS Invitational. She couldn’t be happier. Ammann scored 186.50 points, enough to qualify for the Class 6A state tournament. She was eight-tenths of a point away from making it last year, and jumped up and down Tuesday when her coach told her the news. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimmers cruise
Firebirds dominate invitational; LHS third in team race
April 16, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimmers are beginning to realize it’s difficult to feel upset about placing second or third in a race when the competitors finishing ahead of them are teammates. By Benton Smith
Free State swimming and diving third at Olathe Invitational
12:53 a.m., April 12, 2014 Updated 11:40 a.m.
Free State’s Cierra Campbell placed second in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races to lead the Firebirds’ swimming and diving team to a third place finish at the Olathe Invitational on Friday.