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Firebirds prep for 6A state baseball tourney

26 May 2015

Spodcasters Bobby Nightengale, Benton Smith and Matt Tait break down the Free State High baseball team's chances at this weekend's Class 6A state tournament in Lawrence.

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Previewing Friday's Lawrence High-Free State basketball games

24 February 2011

Lawrence Journal-World reporters Ben Ward, Clark Goble and Jesse Newell preview Friday's City Showdown basketball games between Lawrence High and Free State.

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Are freshmen fit for high school competition?

4 February 2010

Join the Journal-World's Matt Tait as he welcomes former Free State High boys basketball coach, Jack Schreiner, and former Lawrence High boys basketball coach, Chris Davis, to the podcast studio for a round-table discussion regarding the current state of ninth-grade athletic eligibility at Lawrence's high schools.

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First Glance at Area Football '09

21 August 2009

Journal-World high school sports editor Matt Tait welcomes weekly beat writers Benton Smith (Tonganoxie), Jimmy Gillispie (Baldwin) and Jeff Deters (Eudora and De Soto) to the podcast studio, where the four discuss 4A football, other fall sports that might make some noise this year and whether or not their respective area schools will bring home state title hardware this fall.

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Dorian Green Strikes Again as Lions sweep Firebirds in City Hoops Action

21 December 2008

The Lawrence High boys and girls basketball teams swept Free State High on Saturday night in a pair of classic city showdown match-ups at FSHS. Join Matt Tait, Jesse Temple and Andrew Baker as they discuss the games and talk about another memorable moment from LHS senior Dorian Green.

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Lions vs. Firebirds: Round 1

18 December 2008

This Saturday, the Free State High boys and girls will play host to Lawrence High in the first of two city hoops showdowns this season. Matt Tait, DJ Whetter and Jesse Temple size up where all four teams are at entering the clash and break down a few key aspects of each match-up.

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Junction City 19, Free State 14

29 November 2008

Join Matt Tait and DJ Whetter as they put the final touches on Saturday's Class 6A state title game, which the Free State High football team lost, 19-14, to Junction City in Topeka. Free State finished the season with a 9-4 record and made a legitimate case to be included in the debate about the best FSHS football team of all-time.

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The 6A State Title Will Be Decided Today

29 November 2008

Join Matt Tait, DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary, as they break down today's Class 6A state championship football game between Free State and Junction City one final time.

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Firebirds focused on themselves prior to state title game

27 November 2008

As the Free State High football team prepares to play in the first state championship game in school history, the Firebirds are more focused on what they need to do to win than what Junction City will do to stop them.

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Spodcasters Postgame: Free State advances to State championship

22 November 2008

The guys (Matt Tait, Jesse Newell) put the finishing touches on Free State football's 14-7 victory over Blue Valley in the State semifinals. So what is the significance of the victory for the school and this team? The guys discuss that, along with the key plays and players that helped the Firebirds to their first football championship game in school history.

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