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Firebirds set for showdown with Olathe North; Lions return home to face SM West

The Free State football team will face its toughest test yet when it looks to keep its unbeaten season alive on Friday at No. 2 Olathe North. After enjoying blowout wins over Shawnee Mission Northwest and Shawnee Mission South, Free State coach Kevin Stewart knows that this week’s game will ...

Notebook: Free State’s Ben Shryock wins cross country title in Nebraska

A runner from Kansas — Free State High’s Ben Shryock — took first place in a Nebraska cross-country race this past weekend. Shryock, a senior, finished with a time of 16:17.8 at the Millard South Invitational at Walnut Grove Park near Omaha, Neb. As a whole, the Firebirds finished ...

Free State offense erupts again in Week 2 victory over SM South

For the second week in a row, the Free State football offense showed how explosive it can be, as the Firebirds rolled to a 49-14 win over Shawnee Mission South in the home opener on Friday night. In the first quarter, it was all Firebirds behind the running of Dash Cleveland and Jet Dineen. ...

Preps notebook: Free State tennis wins at Lawrence quad

The Free State High girls tennis team took first place Tuesday at rival Lawrence High’s home quadrangular, where the Firebirds’ singles and doubles players went 11-1 against their competition. Both FSHS doubles teams — one with Dayna Steadman and Maya Lee, and the other with Jada Fowler ...