Free State

Lady Lions, Free State girls fall; LHS boys get a win

A fast-paced performance by Blue Valley handed the Lawrence High girls basketball program its second loss of the season, with LHS falling to the Tigers 59-38 on Friday night in the Firebirds Winter Classic. Sophomore Brynnae Johnson led LHS (9-2) with 12 points, including a 3-pointer. Senior ...

Preps Notebook: Free State wrestlers take down Lawrence on Firebirds’ senior night

Free State Wrestling hosted Lawrence High on its Senior Night on Wednesday night. Prior to Wednesday's action, nine seniors were acknowledged in front of one of the largest crowds to watch a wrestling meet at FSHS in years. Nolan Bradley (113), Eric Streeter (144), Matthew Marcum (215), Gavin ...

Free State boys stifle Shawnee Mission North in 63-38 win

In their second home game of 2023, the Free State boys basketball team secured a 63-38 win over Shawnee Mission North on Tuesday night, getting a much needed victory in Sunflower League play following a third-place showing at the McPherson Invitational Tournament last week. The Firebirds ...

Free State boys pick off McPherson to take third place in tournament

McPherson ­— The Free State boys basketball team closed out the McPherson Invitational with a 62-56 third-place victory over host McPherson on Saturday afternoon at McPherson High School. The Firebirds (7-3) made enough key shots late in the fourth quarter to oust the Bullpups (9-3), who ...

Free State boys rally but fall to St. James in McPherson semis

The Free State boys basketball team fell just short against St James Academy Friday night, losing 60-58 in the second round of the McPherson Invitational Basketball Tournament at McPherson High. Despite a late comeback attempt by FSHS led by Will Mlynek and Jailen Thompson, the Firebirds ...