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Free State junior Claire Berquist advances to Round 2 of 6A state golf tourney

Free State junior Claire Berquist saved her best for last at the Class 6A state tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course, parring her final two holes to finish the day in a tie for 13th place. Berquist, who earlier this season set a FSHS school record by shooting a single-round ...

Free State High defensive lineman Tai Newhouse sees perseverance pay off

Free State senior Tai Newhouse comes from a long line of football players, a handful of whom played some pretty meaningful snaps in the NFL. Offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse, a cousin, played 10 years in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers. Robert Newhouse, a more ...

Free State doubles team takes 5th at 6A state tennis meet

Free State High’s top doubles team of sophomore Maya Lee and senior Dayna Steadman caught fire on Saturday and rolled their way to a fifth-place finish at the Class 6A state meet in Wichita. After winning three of four matches on Friday to advance to Day 2, Lee and Steadman won three more ...

Early deficit doesn’t last long for Firebirds in 33-7 win over SM East

The Free State High football team used both its speed and power to overtake Shawnee Mission East, 33-7, at FSHS on Friday night. On the Firebirds’ senior night, Free State climbed out an early 7-0 hole and scored 33 unanswered points to take down the Lancers (2-5) in front of a packed ...

Trio of Firebirds still alive at Class 6A state tennis meet

Three Firebirds won their opening-round matches at the Class 6A state tennis tournament on Friday at Riverside Tennis Complex in Wichita. And by day’s end, the doubles team of sophomore Maya Lee and senior Dayna Steadman, along with senior singles player Emma Evans, were all still alive on ...