Free State

Weather impacts schedule for local basketball teams

Schedule changes are nothing new this high school sports season, but Mother Nature spoiled what was supposed to be a night full of basketball games on Tuesday. Free State’s boys basketball will have to wait just one more day to face Shawnee Mission North on the road. That game was moved to 6 ...

Free State boys demonstrate mental toughness during 4-0 week

It seems impossible to properly put into perspective what Free State’s boys basketball team accomplished last week. The Firebirds played four games last week, including three in as many days between Thursday through Saturday. Three of those four contests came away from home, while FSHS even ...

FSHS junior Madyson Gray named wrestler of the year after claiming regional title

Free State’s Madyson Gray dominated Saturday’s regional meet in Emporia on her way to adding more hardware to her already impressive collection. Gray, a junior, pinned both of her opponents in the 132-pound weight class after receiving a bye to win her bracket. Not only did she qualify for ...

Sam Stroh collects 100th win at FSHS; Firebirds finish off perfect week

A stylish win over a ranked foe. A perfect record in a week that featured four games, including three in three days. A season-best winning streak. And the 100th victory under the current head coach. The Free State boys basketball team accomplished all of those achievements in its 59-51 road ...

FSHS girls make late push against Olathe North, but fall in 52-46 decision

In what was a physical slugfest between Free State and Olathe North, the Firebirds just couldn’t get over the hump in a 52-46 road loss on Saturday. FSHS made a late charge by scoring 23 points in the fourth quarter, which was the exact number of points the team produced through the first ...

Photo gallery: Free State boys basketball vs. Shawnee Mission East

Free State's boys basketball team just keeps on winning. FSHS extended its win streak to seven games with an overtime victory over Shawnee Mission East on Friday at Free State. Cooper Jackson led the Firebirds with 26 points in the contest. Free State will wrap up a four-game week with a road ...