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Photo gallery: Free State boys basketball vs. Junction City

Free State's boys basketball team defeated Junction City Tuesday night at FSHS on March 2, 2021. The Firebirds are head to the substate championship game following their win in the postseason opener. FSHS will host Washburn Rural on Friday, with a trip to the state tournament on the ...

LHS has 2 wrestlers claim runner-up at state meet; FSHS posts 5 podium finishes

A pair of Lawrence High wrestlers made it to the finals, but neither of them were able to come away with a state title at the Class 6A state wrestling meet on Saturday inside Hartman Arena. Lawrence senior Trey Medina’s undefeated season came to an end in the championship match of the ...

Free State girls secure 50-26 win over Junction City in postseason opener

Free State’s girls basketball team secured a postseason win by defeating Junction City, 50-26, during Saturday’s play-in game at Junction City. The Firebirds jumped out to an early 11-0 lead by knocking down shots and playing strong defense. After taking a 12-6 lead into the second ...

Firebirds hoping to end strong season on high note at state wrestling tourney

Changing a program doesn’t happen overnight, but Free State’s wrestling team took a big step in that direction during Year One of the Randy Streeter era. The Firebirds went from unranked entering the season all the way up to No. 4 in Class 6A ahead of last week’s substate meet. FSHS is ...

Free State junior Madyson Gray wins another state title in girls wrestling

For the first time in school history, Free State has a two-time state champion in wrestling. Junior Madyson Gray accomplished that feat on Thursday inside Hartman Arena by winning an individual title at just the state's second sanctioned girls wrestling tournament. Gray also won an ...

Substate brackets released for local basketball teams

Postseason brackets were officially revealed on Wednesday, and a pair of local boys basketball teams will get the opportunity to host substate after performing well in the regular season. Lawrence High boys (17-1) will host Olathe Northwest (7-13) in the substate opener on Tuesday, with tipoff ...

Photo gallery: Free State boys basketball vs. Lawrence High

Lawrence High's boys basketball team knocked down 11 3-pointers during a 16-point win over Free State Friday night at FSHS on Feb. 19, 2021. The Lions have now three consecutive meeting in this rivalry, while also securing a victory in seven of the last eight meetings. Photos by Chance ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence High girls basketball vs. Free State

Free State's girls basketball team defeated Lawrence High Friday night at LHS on Feb. 19, 2021. The Firebirds have now won three consecutive meetings in this rivalry. Photos by Carter Gaskins/Lawrence Journal-World

FSHS girls close out competitive City Showdown with road win

It took almost the entirety of Friday night’s City Showdown, but Free State High’s girls basketball team finally put rival Lawrence away late in a 55-46 victory at LHS. The Lions, who trailed by four entering the fourth quarter, scrapped in the opening minutes of the period, much like they ...

Photo gallery: Free State bowling vs. Lawrence High

Lawrence High's bowling program earned a win in varsity boys and varsity girls during a dual against Free State Thursday afternoon at Royal Crest Lanes. The Lions has success in the Baker format in both matchups to pull out the come-from-behind victory against their rival. Photos by Chance ...

Lawrence bowling sweeps Free State in dual behind performance in Baker format

As soon as Lawrence High junior Josh King rolled his second strike in the final frame of the day, he knew what he had accomplished. King punched the air in celebration, and made his way back to the ball return for his third roll. King didn’t even really need a third attempt in that 10th ...