Free State

FSHS softball falls short in regional title game

Olathe ? It took Free State High senior Emily Bermel a long time to exit the softball field Tuesday night at College Boulevard Activity Center. She had too many teammates too embrace and too many tears to shed after Olathe Northwest beat the Firebirds 6-0, ending their season one victory shy of ...

Free State baseball earns regional title, state berth

For the past two seasons, Free State High’s baseball team lost in the regional championship, one game shy of the state tournament. The Firebirds weren’t going to let another opportunity slip past them Tuesday. Free State senior closer Casey Hearnen pumped his fist after he struck out the ...

Firebirds fired up for regionals

Before Free State High’s baseball practice on Monday, junior shortstop Mikey Corbett yelled out to his teammates.“This won’t be our last practice,” he said. The top-seeded Firebirds are hoping to keep their season alive at regionals today. They will face eighth-seeded Olathe North at 4 ...

LHS wins golf regional title, FSHS third

Lawrence High boys golfers surrounded the scoreboard after their rounds at the Class 6A regional on Monday at Alvamar Golf Course and did their best to calculate team scores with their hands or cell-phone calculators.They were one of the first teams to finish, so all they could do was wait. And ...

Lawrence golfers eager for regional

Lawrence High boys golfers have plenty of confidence heading into today’s eight-team Class 6A regional. Last week, they posted their best round of the season, and they also have home-course advantage. The Lions, along with Free State’s boys golf team, will tee off at 9 a.m. today at Alvamar ...

Free State to host baseball regional

Free State High’s baseball team has to win two home games next week to earn a trip to the Class 6A state tournament. The top-seeded Firebirds (16-4, ranked No. 2 in Class 6A) will face eighth-seeded Olathe North (7-13) at 4 p.m. Tuesday at FSHS. The Firebirds won their regular season matchup ...

Three city players settle for 12th at state tennis

Olathe ? Free State High doubles partners sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle and freshman Erik Czapinski lost both of their matches Saturday on the second day of the Class 6A boys state tennis tournament. They were a disappointed with the setbacks but couldn’t be happier with their first state ...

Relay runners give Lions lift at league track

Lawrence High’s top girls relay runners — Jensen Edwards, Leah Gabler, Marissa Pope, Kyleigh Severa and Myah Yoder — broke school records in two events last year. They weren’t going to pass up a chance for a third at the Sunflower League Championships on Friday at LHS. After being ...

LHS’ Abromeit, FSHS doubles advance to Day 2

Olathe ? Lawrence High junior Elliott Abromeit posted a 2-2 singles record Friday in the opening day of the Kansas 6A state boys tennis tournament at the College Boulevard Activities Center.Abromeit fell to Manhattan’s Bryan Armebrust, 6-1, 6-3, before edging Shawnee Mission South Nick ...

LHS, FSHS players set for state tennis

Free State High sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle and freshman Erik Czapinski have clicked in their first tennis season as doubles partners. They took fourth place at No. 1 doubles in the Sunflower League meet and third at regionals on Monday. Now they’re looking to save their best performance for ...

Firebirds’ Spain signs baseball letter

Free State High senior Joel Spain signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Cowley County Community College next season on Thursday. Spain has been a four-year starter for the Firebirds, earning second-team All-Sunflower League honors in 2013.

FSHS soccer falls to Hayden

Topeka ? Sydni Beeley scored Free State’s lone goal during a 4-1 loss to Topeka Hayden on Thursday in high school girls soccer.The Firebirds (6-9) will play in regionals next week. The date, opponent and location will be determined this weekend.

FSHS softball upends Olathe East

Olathe ? Free State High’s softball team concluded its regular season with a 3-2 win over Olathe East on Thursday.The game had been suspended due to rain on May 5, and the Firebirds and Hawks resumed play Thursday with no score in the fourth inning.FSHS (12-8 overall, 8-3 Sunflower League) ...

City swimmers make all-league

Five Free State High swimmers made the first team and three more made second team on the All-Sunflower League swimming and diving team.Courtney Caldwell, Alvena Walpole, Cierra Campbell, Claire Campbell and Eliza Anderson made the top team, while Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Ava Cormaney and Haley ...

Lions weather wind well

With strong cross winds at Alvamar on Wednesday, Lawrence High boys golfers needed to take advantage of what they could control: putting. The Lions were strong on the greens and put up consistent scores to tie for fifth place at the 25-team LHS Invitational. Free State finished in 10th. ...

Lions rebound for softball split of City Showdown

Two days removed from a 13-3 setback to Free State, Lawrence High’s softball team wanted to makes amends Wednesday by earning a victory over the Firebirds on its Senior Night at LHS.The Lions did just that.They pounced on the Firebirds early, scoring five runs in the first, en route to an 8-3 ...

FSHS baseball completes Showdown sweep

It wasn’t pretty, but Free State High baseball players weren’t going to let that take away from any of their excitement on Wednesday night. In the City Showdown, the motto is win by any means necessary. The Firebirds were held to just two hits but took advantage of a few Lawrence High ...

FSHS soccer tips Leavenworth

Leavenworth ? Allyson Hertig scored two goals, and Sabrea Platz scored one, and Free State defeated Leavenworth, 3-0, on Tuesday in high school girls soccer.FSHS goalkeeper Jessica Ellebracht recorded the shutout. Hertig also had an assist on Platz’s goal.The Firebirds (6-8) will play ...

LHS-Free State baseball contest moved to tonight

Due to the threat of inclement weather Thursday, the second round of the baseball City Showdown between Lawrence and Free State high schools has been moved to 7 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.Free State won the first meeting, 3-1, Monday at LHS.FSHS will honor its seniors prior to tonight’s game.

FSHS grad Brett Frantz signs with Youngstown State

Three years ago, former Free State High basketball standout Brett Frantz entered Neosho Community College with a goal of earning a scholarship offer from a Div. I program. Last week he picked up his first offer, and he signed his letter of intent to play for Youngstown State University in Ohio ...