Free State

2022 All-Area Spring Teams: Boys Track

Coach of the Year: Joe Pickett, Eudora High In addition to leading the EHS girls to a runner-up finish at state, Joe Pickett pushed a talented crop of boys to sixth place, where the Cardinals finished one point ahead of Tonganoxie in the final Class 4A standings. Athlete of the Year: Ben ...

2022 All-Area Spring Teams: Girls Track

Coach of the Year: Joe Pickett, Eudora High Loaded with a group of talented veterans and strong underclassmen, Joe Pickett led the EHS girls to a second place finish in Class 4A at the state meet — as the clear second-best team in the class — and also guided the boys team to a ...

2022 All-Area Spring Teams: Baseball

Coach of the Year: Mitch Loomis, Tonganoxie Mitch Loomis led the Chieftains on a wild ride in 2022, guiding the team to its first Frontier League title since 1995 and watching his crew compete for a 4A state championship in May. Although the Chieftains came up short in the title game — 5-2 ...

Free State alum Summer Frantz poised to turn around girls basketball program

When a young camper stole the ball and stormed down the floor for a layup Monday afternoon at the Firebirds' team camp, newly hired Free State girls basketball coach Summer Frantz couldn’t hold back a smile. That’s because basketball’s been important to Frantz since her days on the Free ...