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FSHS tennis rolls over MVHS

Shawnee ? Free State High dropped just one match in an 8-1 dual tennis victory over Mill Valley on Thursday.Caitlin Dodd, Ali Dodd, Taylor Hawkins, Rachel Walters and Andrea Chen each won in singles, and Dodd-Dodd, Hawkins-Walters and Natalie Myers-Chen claimed doubles victories.“It was nice ...

FSHS soccer falls to SM East

Prairie Village ? Shawnee Mission East handed Free State High its first boys soccer loss of the season, 8-1 on Thursday night.Will Laufer scored the Firebirds’ lone goal with about 10 minutes left in the first half.“I think the boys really battled,” FSHS coach Kelly Barah said. “I ...

Lions’ RB duo focus of Showdown

They aren’t quite as dynamic as Batman and Robin, but Lawrence High running backs JD Woods and Trey Moore have created their own dominant duo during the first two weeks of the season. Woods ranks fifth in the Sunflower League with 225 rushing yards on 41 attempts and has scored three ...

Firebirds QB Torneden learned from his brother

Free State High junior quarterback Bryce Torneden spent his first two years at FSHS as a backup to Joe Dineen, but his knowledge of the Firebirds’ offense started long before he became a part of the program.In 2008, Bryce’s brother Camren, now a running back and kick returner at Baker ...

Showdown tickets for sale in advance

Advance tickets for Friday’s City Showdown football game between Free State and Lawrence High at LHS will be sold from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Thursday in the LHS finance office.

Free State volleyball 1-1 at triangular

Olathe ? Lauren Johnson had 32 assists and Naomi Hickman had 15 kills as Free State High went 1-1 at the Olathe Northwest volleyball triangular on Tuesday.Free State beat Lawrence High, 25-11, 25-16, but lost to O-Northwest, 23-25, 25-19, 25-11.LHS fell to Olathe Northwest, 25-4, 25-4.

Bermel 6th at golf invite

Overland Park ? Free State’s Emily Bermel shot an 87 to tie for sixth place to lead all city high school entrants at the Shawnee Mission South Golf Invitational on Tuesday at Deer Creek.The meet serves as the first round of the Sunflower League championship. In those standings, Bermel is tied ...

FSHS soccer ties SM West

Overland Park ? Daniel Clarke and Heitor Nazareth each scored a goal as Free State tied Shawnee Mission West, 2-2 in 2 OTs, in Sunflower League soccer on Tuesday.Both FSHS goals came in the second half.

Free State soccer clips De Soto, 1-0

De Soto ? Senior Carson Gilliland scored late in the second half to give the Free State High boys soccer team a 1-0 victory over De Soto on Monday.Gilliland’s goal was assisted by senior Daniel Clarke.Free State improved to 2-0 with the win, but FSHS coach Kelly Barah said that there are a ...

FSHS volleyball drops two matches at Emporia

Emporia ? Free State high dropped a pair of volleyball matches Monday at Emporia.The Firebirds fell to Emporia, 25-23, 25-13 and Topeka Seaman, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14.FSHS will play again today at the Olathe Northwest Triangular.

Venters leads FSHS runners

Omaha, Neb. ? Free State High’s girls cross country team won the Millard South meet Friday, while the Firebirds placed fourth among 11 schools in the boys race.The Firebirds’ Emily Venters won the girls race in a time of 18:13.90. Claire Sanner took fourth in 18:52.50, Kiran Cordes was 16th ...

FSHS tops SME at Mo-Kan v-ball

Lee's Summit, Mo. ? Free State High’s volleyball team won one of five matches Saturday in the Mo-Kan Tournament at Lee’s Summit West.The Firebirds defeated Shawnee Mission East, 25-13, 25-12, and fell to Blue Springs, 25-20, 25-23; Overland Park Aquinas, 25-17, 25-20; Lee’s Summit West, ...

FSHS volleyball perfect at SME

Prairie Village ? Free State High’s volleyball team went undefeated in three matches on Thursday at the Shawnee Mission East quadrangular. The Firebirds swept every set, beating Shawnee Mission Northwest, 25-8 and 25-17, Shawnee Mission North, 25-12, 25-12, and Shawnee Mission East, 25-14, ...

Firebirds fall short against O-North

Free State High football players knew there wasn’t much room for error facing Olathe North on Friday night. That didn’t make it any less painful when a few blown assignments led to a 14-7 loss in their home opener at FSHS. With more than seven minutes remaining in the game, O-North ...

FSHS soccer rolls

Those who had never seen Heitor Nazareth play soccer before might have considered the Free State High sophomore an opportunistic offensive player Thursday night in the Firebirds’ season-opening victory over Lansing at FSHS.His teammates and coaches know him too well to categorize him as such, ...

Revenge in mind for FSHS vs. Eagles

Free State High football players didn’t circle the game against Olathe North on their calendars, but they have a little bit of revenge on their minds. Facing the only team that beat them last year, the Firebirds will try to avenge those two losses when they face the Eagles at 7 tonight in ...

Grace under pressure: Bartle, Firebirds win quad

Free State High’s gymnastics team took the floor for the first time this year as Class 6A defending state champions, and there were plenty of nerves. That didn’t stop them from performing well. The Firebirds won the Lawrence High quadrangular, as senior Grace Bartle took first place in the ...

Firebirds overcome early doubles trouble

It only took one match for Free State High’s doubles pairing of senior Taylor Hawkins and junior Rachel Walters to find its groove. After an opening-match loss, Hawkins and Walters won their last two matches at No. 2 doubles Tuesday, defeating Olathe South and Lawrence High’s pair of Erin ...

Prep notebook: Firebirds lose LB/RB Skwarlo

Free State High’s football team picked up a victory over Shawnee Mission West last week but also had a big loss. The Firebirds will likely be without junior linebacker and running back Sam Skwarlo for the remainder of the season after he suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot during the ...

FSHS girls win cross country title

Olathe ? Emily Venters won the sophomore race and Claire Sanner was second in the junior race as Free State High’s girls cross country team won the Olathe East Class Classic on Thursday.The Firebirds won the team title with 12 points, edging runner-up O-East by one point.FSHS was fourth in ...