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Free State baseball earns 5-2 win over Lawrence to end regular season on high note

If you ask Free State senior pitcher Michael Uhler, his favorite out of the Firebirds’ win over Lawrence High on Tuesday night was the last one. Uhler was responsible for all 21 outs of Free State’s 5-2 win at Hoglund Ballpark. And the key to his complete-game effort in the rivalry game ...

Late heroics by Firebirds salvage 2-2 draw in girls soccer city showdown vs. LHS

A thrilling city showdown girls soccer game came down to a bouncing ball in front of the Lawrence High net with less than a minute to play on Tuesday night at LHS. And Free State freshman Kate Foust knew just what to do with it. With time winding down in the rivalry game, Foust’s ...

Free State boys tennis wins regional title for first time since 2011

Free State’s boys tennis team took home a regional title for the first time in a decade on Friday in the Class 6A regional meet at Gardner Edgerton. The Firebirds had both doubles teams finish inside the top five and two singles players earn top-six finishes on the day. They scored 15 points ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence High softball vs. Free State

Free State's softball team secured a 15-2 win over Lawrence High Tuesday night at LHS on May 4, 2021. FSHS senior Sara Roszak clobbered a pair of home runs and eight RBIs to lead the way for the Firebirds in the win. Photos by Chance Parker/Lawrence Journal-World

Free State softball pushes past Lawrence High for 15-2 win in rivalry matchup

Free State’s softball team overpowered Lawrence High in a 15-2 rivalry win Tuesday night at LHS. The Firebirds collected 19 hits, which included three home runs to go along with another five extra-base hits, on their way to a convincing win in the latest installment of the City Showdown. It ...

Preps notebook: Free State softball earns 13-1 victory over Olathe West

Free State’s softball team scored in all but one inning of its 13-1 win over Olathe West on Saturday at FSHS. The Firebirds (12-1) grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first before adding three more runs in the third. They exploded with nine home runs in the fourth, while recording 13 hits as a ...

Leah Mueller’s big day leads FSHS softball to 7-0 win over Olathe East

In Free State’s 7-0 victory over Olathe East on Thursday night, the Firebirds got a rare surprise — a game that lasted all seven innings. The Firebirds, who have run-ruled plenty of opponents this season, went the distance on Thursday — although, being the home team, they didn’t have ...

Free State baseball gets on roll offensively during 9-4 win over Belton

In its 9-2 home victory over Belton on Friday night, the Free State baseball team was scoreless for the first two innings — but then the floodgates opened. The Firebirds (7-7) erased an early 3-0 deficit, scoring multiple runs in four consecutive frames to notch their second straight win. ...

FSHS, LHS ready for important week during return of River City Baseball Festival

The River City Baseball Festival will make its much-awaited return on Thursday after not having the event in 2020 due to COVID-19. This year’s event will last three days between Thursday through Saturday, and will feature 38 teams after a few late cancellations. That means it will have just ...

Preps notebook: Lawrence High girls swim wins third home meet of 2021 season

For the third time this season, the Lawrence High’s girls swim and dive team won a home meet. The Lions, who won a state title in 2019, have won all three home meets during the new season. The latest victory came on senior night during a four-team event Tuesday afternoon at LHS. Lawrence ...