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Free State wrestling remains undefeated with road win over Paola

Free State’s wrestling team started off a busy stretch with an impressive road victory over Paola on Monday. The Firebirds dropped just three of their 13 scheduled varsity matches in a 48-18 win. It was the start of a significant stretch where FSHS will have a total of eight duals in seven ...

Free State’s win streak is snapped with 57-43 loss to St. James Academy

The win streak for the Free State boys basketball team has come to an end. Free State’s defense wasn’t as dominant as it's been in the past during a 57-43 road loss to St. James Academy. The performance ended a seven-game win streak for the Firebirds, who last lost on Dec. 5. The Thunder ...

FSHS girls basketball falls at home against Shawnee Mission South

Free State’s girls basketball team suffered a 51-33 loss to Shawnee Mission South on Saturday at FSHS. A stagnant first half doomed the Firebirds, who fell to 2-4. Free State managed a combined 12 points over the first two quarters, while Shawnee Mission South leaped out to a 19-6 advantage ...

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

Free State's boys basketball team secured a 60-47 win over Shawnee Mission East Friday night at FSHS on Jan. 22, 2021. The Firebirds (No. 5 in Class 6A) improved to 8-1 on the year, and have now won seven games in a row. Photos by Shane Jackson/Lawrence Journal-World

Firebird fun: FSHS boys cruise past SM East for 60-47 win behind 22-0 run

Midway through its 60-47 home win over Shawnee Mission East on Friday, the Free State boys basketball team went on an enormous run of unanswered points — a run so big that some of the players who contributed to it were shocked to hear about it afterward. The Firebirds scored 22 unanswered ...