Free State

FSHS doubles team takes 3rd

Goddard ? Free State High’s doubles tennis team of Ian Pultz-Earle and Erik Czapinski placed third to pace the Firebirds to a ninth-place finish at the 15-team John Markham Spring Classic on Saturday.Free State’s other doubles team of David Neff and Declan Forth placed 25th.On the singles ...

Firebirds rip Raiders

For the first time this season, Free State High’s softball players swung their bats the way they wanted.After the Firebirds were shut out and held to just three hits in their last game, they exploded for 13 hits in a 14-4 rout of Shawnee Mission South on Saturday afternoon at FSHS. The ...

Free State swims to Olathe title

Olathe ? Alvena Walpole and Courtney Caldwell each won two individual events, and Free State High won the Olathe Swimming Invitational on Friday.Walpole won the 200 individual medley and 100 fly, and Caldwell claimed the 50 and 100 freestyle events.Also, Free State’s Cierra Campbell won the ...

FSHS boys track 2nd, girls 3rd

Stilwell ? Free State High’s boys placed second and its girls third at the Blue Valley Track and Field Relays on Friday at Blue Valley High.Blue Valley won the boys title with 120 points. FSHS was second with 105.5.Tye Carter won the javelin, Ryan Liston the 1,600 and Avin Lane the 100 meters ...

Beeley’s goal sends Firebirds past Lansing

Free State High freshman Sydni Beeley saw the clock running down in overtime on Friday against Lansing and knew she had to take a chance.With under five minutes left in the first overtime, the fearless defenseman drilled a free kick over the outstretched arms of Lansing’s goalkeeper in front ...

FSHS swimmers win in Topeka

Topeka ? Free State High’s girls swim and dive team coasted to a victory Thursday in the Topeka Invitational.The Firebirds scored 640 points, twice as many as second-place Washburn Rural.Cierra Campbell (200 freestyle), Courtney Caldwell (50 freestyle), Haley Johnson (1-meter diving) and Kara ...

Golfer Flynn 8th

Topeka ? Free State junior Jack Flynn fired a round of 81 to lead the Firebirds to a tie for fifth place Thursday at the Topeka Invitational at Wamego Country Club.Topeka InvitationalThursday at Wamego Country ClubPar-70Team Scores: Washburn Rural 307, Manhattan 330, St. James 330, Shawnee ...

FSHS softball blanked by Olathe Northwest

Olathe ? Free State High struggled to get going offensively as the Firebirds softball team was shut out, 9-0, Thursday by Olathe Northwest.Kylie Cobb, Dacia Starr and Kate Stanwix each had a hit apiece for the Firebirds.FSHS coach Lee Ice knew it wouldn’t be easy to hang with the Ravens, but ...

FSHS baseball edges SM West, 9-8

Overland Park ? Free State High’s baseball team outlasted Shawnee Mission West, 9-8, in nine innings on Thursday at SMW.The Firebirds recorded 16 hits, but also committed eight errors. The Vikings posted similar big numbers in each category with 10 hits and seven errors.Free State 300 ...

Firebird Bowen in all-star fooball game

Free State High senior Carson Bowen was selected to play in the 2015 Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star game this summer. Bowen has signed with Baker University and played linebacker and running back for the Firebirds last season. The game will be played at 7 p.m. on June ...

Free State softball blanks Pioneers

Free State High’s softball team cruised to its first win of the season on Tuesday with a 10-0 victory over Leavenworth at FSHS. The Firebirds took advantage of nine walks and four errors by the Pioneers to put runners on base. They also received a dominant pitching performance from junior ...

Missed chances costly for Firebirds

There are times when baseball is a complex sport, but it was easy to see how Free State lost to Shawnee Mission Northwest, 6-3, on Tuesday at FSHS. The Cougars made the most of their five hits and the Firebirds left seven runners on base.“I wouldn’t say we didn’t hit the ball. We hit the ...

FSHS soccer falls to SM West

Overland Park ? Free State High’s girls soccer team was shut out by Shawnee Mission West, 4-0, Tuesday. The loss dropped the Firebirds’ record to 1-2. FSHS will try to bounce back at 6:30 p.m. Friday for its home opener against Lansing.

FSHS tennis third at quad

The No. 2 doubles tandem of Seamus Ryan and Jonah Pester led Free State High’s boys tennis team to a third-place finish Tuesday at the FSHS Quad at Rock Chalk Park.Ryan and Pester defeated Shawnee Mission North, 9-4, and Shawnee Mission Northwest, 9-7, and fell to team champion Olathe ...

Flynn paces city prep golfers

Lake Quivira ? Free State High’s Jack Flynn tied for 10th overall at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Golf Invitational on Monday at Lake QuiviraFlynn shot 77 to lead all city golfers.The meet also served as the first of three rounds of the Sunflower League championship. In those standings, ...

Two city bowlers tapped all-state

Free State High sophomore bowler Alex Jimenez and Lawrence High senior Ashlee Erickson were selected to the Class 6A all-state teams by the Kansas Bowling Coaches Association. Jimenez, who finished fifth at the state tournament with a 722 series, was named to the boys’ first team. Erickson ...

FSHS baseball falls to SM East

Prairie Village ? Free State High’s baseball team was held to four hits Friday in a 4-3 loss to Shawnee Mission East.SM East scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch on a swinging strike.Jacob Pavlyak, Cooper Karlin, Joel Spain and Hunter Gudde had ...

FSHS soccer falls to SM East

Overland Park ? Free State’s girls soccer team was tied with Shawnee Mission East at halftime, but could not keep up with the Lancers in the second half in a 6-1 setback Thursday.Sabrea Platz brought Free State level with the Lancers with her first goal of the season, but it was all SM East ...

Firebirds effective, but missed chances costly

Free State High’s softball team had plenty of chances to score runs against Olathe North on Thursday, but couldn’t cash in. The Eagles had no such problems, and the Firebirds were handed a 6-1 loss in their season-opener at FSHS. The Firebirds took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, and the ...

City preps to play in all-star games

Lawrence High senior Anthony Bonner and Free State High senior Weston Hack were selected to play in the Stateline Showdown All-Star basketball game this weekend. Bonner and Hack will represent Team Kansas against Missouri in the boys game, which will be played at 5 p.m. Saturday at Rockhurst ...