Free State

Shorthanded Firebirds suffer 35-9 loss to Olathe North

It would have been a difficult matchup even under the best of circumstances, but a shorthanded Free State football team ultimately didn’t have enough firepower in a 35-9 loss to Olathe North Friday night at FSHS, falling to 0-2 in the first three weeks of the season. The Firebirds were still ...

Preps notebook: Senior receivers have been key in 2-0 start by LHS football

Lawrence High senior receiver John Green was initially planning on going out of bounds. His entire team thought he was going out of bounds. Even Washburn Rural probably expected him to get out of play. Yet, in the final minute of the first half of Lawrence’s convincing 56-7 win last week, ...

Preps notebook: FSHS volleyball earns road sweep in triangular with league foes

Free State’s volleyball team clawed its way back to .500 for the first time all season with a much-needed road sweep at the Shawnee Mission North triangular on Tuesday. The Firebirds, who are now 4-4 on the year after losing their first four matches of the season, secured a pair of 2-0 ...

Preps notebook: Tonganoxie, Perry-Lecompton football both stay undefeated in Week 2

Area football teams Tonganoxie and Perry-Lecompton remain undefeated following wins in Week 2 of the 2020 season. THS — which is ranked No. 3 in Class 4A — jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half in an eventual 24-14 home victory over Louisburg on Friday. Perry-Lecompton (No. 2 ...

FSHS football looking for new Week 2 opponent in latest schedule update

Under 48 hours before its Week 2 matchup, Free State is left scrambling in attempt to find a new opponent. Lincoln College Prep (Mo.) backed out of this week’s game as a precautionary move due to a recent positive test for one Free State player, FSHS head coach Kevin Stewart and Athletic ...

Preps notebook: LHS, FSHS boys soccer set to face off in early city showdown

Thursday’s boys soccer city showdown is slated to take place earlier in the year compared to previous seasons, and there is a lot less on the line than there was the last time these two teams met. Lawrence High, which has raced off to a 3-0 start, will be looking to prove something when it ...

Lawrence High’s home tennis quadrangular postponed due to weather

In a year with already so many schedule changes, Lawrence High’s home tennis quadrangular was postponed a day due to the threat of inclement weather. The meet, which also featured Free State’s girls tennis program, will now begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at LHS. Until recently, the competition ...

Lions, Firebirds adjust again, add Olathe schools to football schedules

Story updated at 5:22 p.m. Monday The Lawrence High and Free State football teams will not be playing each other twice this regular season after all. In a scramble to fill their schedules after Sunflower League foes from the Olathe and Shawnee Mission school districts elected to postpone the ...

Free State High School backfield shows promise in 42-34 loss against De Soto

Free State football may have suffered a 42-34 loss in its season opener against De Soto on Friday, but the Firebirds did come closer to answering one of the season’s big questions: what their backfield will look like. The new-look backfield — led by junior quarterback Jet Dineen and junior ...

LHS, Free State football teams eager to kick off unusual 2020 season

Preparing for the start of any high school football season is always a challenge, but doing it in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it tougher. After weeks of worrying, wondering and finding a way to get ready, the Free State and Lawrence High football teams open the 2020 season at ...

Preps Notebook: LHS soccer improves to 2-0 with 6-0 rout of Topeka High

The Lawrence High boys soccer team improved to 2-0 with a dominating, 6-0 victory over Topeka High on Tuesday night at LHS. The Lions, who topped Manhattan 2-1 in the season opener last Friday, scored four goals in the first half on Tuesday and never looked back, adding two in the second to ...

Free State, Lawrence High announce football attendance plans

With opening night of the 2020 football seasons just four days away, Lawrence High and Free State released their attendance plans on Monday. Both schools will cap their attendance for home games at two spectators per student participant. Those spectators will be identified ahead of time and ...

Kansas schools can move fall sports to the spring, KSHSAA board of directors says

WICHITA (AP) — Kansas high school can move their fall sports seasons to the spring under a newly approved plan. The Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 53-21 Friday to approve a proposal establishing an “Alternative fall” schedule, The Wichita Eagle ...