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KSHSAA suspends start of spring sports for one week

There will not be spring sports for at least one week. On Sunday, KSHSAA announced that all spring sports and activities are suspended through March 22 due to the threat of coronavirus. It includes cancelation of all practices and events during the opening week of the spring sports ...

Two city bowlers make All-Sunflower League second team

A pair of city bowlers made the All-Sunflower League second team to highlight the postseason accolades for bowling this year. Free State senior Porter Neidow made the second team in the boys division, while Lawrence High senior Emilie Rodman received a second-team selection on the girls side. ...

KSHSAA not adjusting schedule for spring sports season at this time

At the moment, it would appear that the high school spring sports season is still on schedule. On Friday, KSHSAA released a statement regarding the status of spring sports. Despite the threat of coronavirus that led to canceling the state basketball tournament this weekend, the spring sports ...

Firebirds fall to Blue Valley Northwest, but fortunate to play in state tourney

Wichita — The result might not have been what Free State’s boys basketball team wanted, but sometimes it is bigger than what takes place on the hardwood. Free State had every chance to knock off three-time state champion Blue Valley Northwest during the opening round of the Class 6A state ...

Free State boys bowling claims 6th at state meet

For the second season in a row, Free State’s varsity boys bowling team came away with a sixth-place finish at the state meet. The Firebirds posted a team score of 3,421 to place sixth out nine teams at the Class 6A state tournament Thursday afternoon at Northrock Lanes in Wichita. Olathe ...

Firebirds settle down in second half during 68-56 win over Junction City

Free State’s boys basketball team overcame a mid-game slump to earn a 68-56 win over No. 12 seed Junction City in the Class 6A sub-state semifinals on Wednesday. Playing on their home court, the 4th-seeded Firebirds saw a 15-point first-quarter lead turn into a one-point halftime deficit. ...

Two THS wrestlers win state titles; Lou Fincher finishes as runner-up for FSHS

For the second year in a row, Tonganoxie’s wrestling team had two individuals secure state titles to end the season. Sophomore Grayson Sonntag won the 120-pound weight class and senior Connor Searcy netted a state crown in the 220-pound weight class at the Class 4A state tournament at ...