Free State

Firebirds fall short in first round of 6A state baseball tourney

Fort Scott — The sixth-seeded Free State baseball team chased No. 3 Olathe West all game in the first round of the Class 6A state playoff, clawing for bases and holding off challenges, before falling 6-2 on Saturday at LaRoche Baseball Complex. Free State senior Maddox Burkitt pitched 3.1 ...

Free State’s Evans, Shryock claim titles to highlight Day 1 at state track meet

State championship showings by Free State High’s Isa Evans in the girls pole vault and Ben Shryock in the 3,200-meter run highlighted Day 1 at the all-class state track meet at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium for the track and field teams from Lawrence. Evans, who lost just one meet all season ...

Selfless senior class leads Firebirds into state baseball tourney

After a week of waiting out the rain, the Free State baseball team is finally ready to open play in the Class 6A state tournament in Fort Scott. While the Firebirds are certainly used to being in this position, this is not your typical Free State team. A former outfielder playing third ...