Free State

Journal-World 2021 All-Area boys track team

Athlete of the year: Ben Shryock, Free State Shryock was the only male athlete in the Lawrence area to earn an individual state crown this season — the Class 6A 3,200-meter run, which he won with a school-record time of 9:15.01. He was also on Free State’s 4x800-meter relay team, which won ...

Journal-World 2021 All-Area girls track team

Athlete of the year: Aubrey Duncan, Free State In her first season competing in track, Duncan was the only female athlete in the Lawrence area to earn an individual state title. She ended her sophomore season by winning the 6A girls javelin competition with a school-record throw of 142-10, and ...

Journal-World 2021 All-Area girls soccer team

Player of the year: Lauren Russell, Baldwin Russell is a skilled on-ball defender, and she was a big reason that Baldwin’s defense exceeded expectations this season. Opposing coaches often commented on how much she impacted the match as the senior center back. Russell will not be playing ...

Journal-World 2021 All-Area baseball team

Co-players of the year: Michael Uhler, Free State and Carlos Vasquez, Lawrence During his final season, Uhler was able to baffle opponents with his crafty and versatile pitching. He appeared in 12 games and made 11 starts, and he finished the season with a 7-4 record and a 1.21 ERA. Over 63 ...

Journal-World 2021 All-Area softball team

Co-players of the year: Tatum Clopton, Free State and Sara Roszak, Free State Both of these Firebirds had strong senior seasons to lead Free State to a fourth-place finish in Class 6A. They were also integral parts of FSHS’ back-to-back state titles in 2018 and 2019. Both of these ...