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David Mitchell

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Davis: FSHS plays ‘good team basketball’
Lion boys wary of No. 1-ranked Firebirds as showdown looms
February 5, 2005
Free State High doesn’t look like the No. 1 basketball team in the state — at least not before the opening tip. The Firebirds don’t have a player taller than 6-foot-3.
Sprow almost perfect
FSHS senior settles for 299 in home victory
February 4, 2005
Dacia Sprow wasn’t perfect Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes, but she was tantalizingly close. Sprow opened Free State High’s bowling match against Olathe North with 11 straight strikes.
Ottawa celebrates ‘big day’
Lineman Blakesley officially joins Jayhawks’ football program
February 3, 2005
Caleb Blakesley didn’t think national signing day was anything to get excited about.
Heckman sweeps KSD
Coach guides three Seahawks victories
February 2, 2005
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team defeated Kansas School for the Deaf, 45-42, Tuesday night in regulation, but Seahawks coach Marcus Heckman worked overtime.
Free State places third, Lawrence takes fifth
January 30, 2005
Jenna Brantley’s shots wouldn’t fall for three quarters, but the sophomore rallied Free State High from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit Saturday in a 61-60 girls basketball victory over Blue Valley in the third-place game of the Firebird Winter Classic.
Offensive drought dooms FSHS girls
January 29, 2005
After trailing Manhattan, 28-17, at halftime Friday night in the semifinals of the Firebird Winter Classic, sixth-seeded Free State limited the second-seeded Indians to four points in the third quarter.
Free State’s threes great
Long-range shooting key to 52-32 first-round victory
January 28, 2005
Topeka Hayden wasn’t too worried about Free State High’s three-point shooters Thursday night in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic. Big mistake.
Lions bothered by turnovers, Tigers
January 28, 2005
Lawrence High was within one point of Blue Valley after Lacey Elmore’s basket with 7:22 remaining Thursday night in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic at Free State High.
Free State girls hoping recent practice pays off
January 27, 2005
Free State High’s girls haven’t played a basketball game in nine days, but FSHS coach Bryan Duncan wasn’t worried about his team being rusty tonight in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic.
Back in state form
After year off, Lion senior Colwell again thriving
January 27, 2005
It’s not unusual for high school students to think ahead to their senior year. Last winter, Zach Colwell had little choice.

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