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Free State newcomers highlight all-state softball selections

A pair of Free State softball players and a Lawrence High pitcher netted all-state honors, which was announced Friday afternoon. Freshman Tatum Clopton, who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State, was named to the Class 6A first team as a pitcher. Freshman Sara Roszak joined her teammate on ...

FSHS, LHS continue to improve defenses in summer football camp

Lawrence High head coach Steve Rampy has known since this past winter that the defense has a chance to be a difference maker in 2018. The Lions bring back plenty of experienced players from last year’s team, and it has shown this summer. Lawrence made several defensive plays during the final ...

FSHS, LHS quarterbacks display growth at summer camp

Both Free State and Lawrence High will have new signal callers this fall. Junior Malik Berry is expected to start under center for the Firebirds, while senior Garrett Romero and sophomore Tre’ Jackson will take snaps for the Lions in the 2018 campaign. All three new quarterbacks showed ...

Free State’s Abrahamson, Lawrence High’s Stewart shine in KCMBCA All-Star Game

LENEXA — Left fielder Kyle Abrahamson and shortstop Andrew Stewart were quick to show why they belonged in the Kansas City Metro Baseball Metro Coaches Association All-Star Game on Monday at 3&2 East Baseball Complex. In a game that featured some of the top graduating seniors in ...

Free State defensive back commits to K-State

Free State’s Keenan Garber won’t have to worry about his collegiate plans during his senior season. Garber, a 5-foot-11 defensive back, announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he plans to play football at Kansas State University at the collegiate level. "It wasn’t ...

Year in Review: Firebirds capture softball crown during stellar season

Free State High School posted a strong season across the board this past school year, claiming a historic team title in the process. The softball team, which was seeded eighth in the state tournament, won its first title in program history with a stellar showing during a weekend in May. Free ...

Lawrence High, Free State athletic directors to step down

Just more than two weeks ago, Lawrence High, Free State High School and the University of Kansas all had athletic directors in place. Now all three schools are seeking replacements. Both Bill DeWitt of Lawrence High and Mike Hill of Free State are stepping down from their current roles as ...

Area baseball players close out high school careers at KABC All-Star Game

Lawrence High senior Austin Quick closed out his high school career in fitting fashion. Quick entered the game in the top of the ninth during the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC) All-Star game Wednesday, retiring the only two batters he faced at Hoglund Ballpark. His performance ...

Free State sharpshooter commits to University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Free State’s Bansi King will continue playing basketball in college. King plans to play at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, which was announced via Twitter Wednesday afternoon. According to ndnsports.com, King was the No. 11-ranked prospect at the Native Top 50 Combine last ...

Class of 2019 Free State teammates Keenan Garber, Jax Dineen weighing options

Broad-shouldered offensive tackle Turner Corcoran isn’t the only member of Free State High’s football team picking up interest from a number of college programs. Offers for rising seniors Keenan Garber and Jax Dineen also began piling up this past spring. For Garber, May 10 likely will be ...

4-star Class of 2020 OT Turner Corcoran’s long list of options includes KU

It seems just about everywhere Turner Corcoran goes these days he’s met with some variation of the same question. “Where are you gonna go?” The 6-foot-6 Free State High offensive lineman’s college recruitment exploded over the past couple of months, as he began receiving scholarship ...

Firebirds open summer in search of depth up front

Before Free State High’s football team opened its four-day summer camp this week, head coach Bob Lisher and his staff mostly knew what to expect out of their roster. Still, one rather large question loomed. “Receiving, running back, quarterback, defensive back, linebackers, we’re in ...

Photo gallery: 2018 state track and field (Day 2)

The Lawrence High girls track and field team won a Class 6A state title on Saturday at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium. Photos by Chris Duderstadt/Lawrence Journal-World

Photo gallery: 2018 State track and field (Day 1)

Lawrence High's Hunter Krom, Harrison King, Baylee Unruh and Amaya Harris, and Free State's Bo Miller and Nathan Spain all medaled in the javelin to help highlight Day 1 of the state track and field meet on Friday at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium. Photos by Chris Duderstadt/Lawrence ...