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Swimmers win senior night

Swimmers win senior night

Will Cook, Sports Reporter
January 17
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Boys swim and dive team hosted several schools at home on Thursday, Jan. 12. The meet also marked senior night. The team placed first at the meet beating out the second place team Washburn Rural. “It was really special saying goodbye to all the seniors,” junior Cameron Hodge said. “I’m glad... Read more »

City basketball showdown to be played at Allen Fieldhouse

City basketball showdown to be played at Allen Fieldhouse

Reagan Sullivan
December 16
Filed under Briefs, Sports

Bright lights illuminate the court. Sneakers squeak against a floor that has seen All Stars to D Roses, Chamberlain to Chalmers over the past 61 years. On Friday Dec. 16, Allen Fieldhouse will host an all new group of competitors. Instead of cramming into the Free State gym for the Free State versus L... Read more »

Varsity football stops short of State

Varsity football stops short of State

Juna Murao, Copy Editor
December 1
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Stepping off of the field, the varsity football players held their heads low after losing 21-49 on the road against defending State champion Derby, ending their post-season. The locker room was filled with remorse and heartache from the team. “Everybody was crying, I hugged all the seniors and co... Read more »

Varsity volleyball competes at state

Varsity volleyball competes at state

Reagan Sullivan, Reporter
November 7
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a long season of preparation the girls volleyball team aimed to take state. For eight seniors, it was their last time competing in the postseason. Though the team’s season has ended, the memories the team shares will last a lifetime. Senior Jenalee Dickson noticed the team’s high morale... Read more »

PHOTOS: Girls tennis places seventh at State

PHOTOS: Girls tennis places seventh at State

Kaya Shafer, Riley Paradise, and Jackson Barton
November 1
Filed under Photos, Sports

Girl’s varsity tennis has placed seventh at state this year. Freshman Anna Peard, sophomores Kate Piper and Gabby Gorman, senior Andrea Chen and junior Alexandra Dodd all competed in the state competition. The team’s performance shows just how Free State much the varsity girl’s tennis program has... Read more »

Varsity athletes make early verbal commitments

Varsity athletes make early verbal commitments

Reagan Sullivan, Reporter
October 24
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Senior Madison Piper committed to play basketball at Santa Clara University in California, while senior Jordan Portela has committed to swim at the University of Minnesota. “I decided on Santa Clara because it’s in California [and] I love the coaches, I love the players, [and] I love the campus... Read more »

Senior football fan attends his final home game

Senior football fan attends his final home game

Jake Clark and Kaya Shafer
October 17
Filed under Profiles, Sports

Showing up early to get a spot at the front of the student section,, jumping and shouting “Pump that firebird spirit up” and throwing baby powder at kick-off. This is what senior Wyatt Stevens has grown used to at football games -- only a few of which he has missed. Stevens has been coming to the... Read more »

High schools unite to support Kapfers

High schools unite to support Kapfers

Jackson Barton, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 14
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

“Today represents more than just a rivalry between Lawrence High and Free State,” senior Jaja Wang said. “We [came] together to support our Free State family…” The soccer city showdown was more energetic than usual, but instead of students calling out the opposite school, fans were focused... Read more »

Powder Puff Football dominated by junior team

Powder Puff Football dominated by junior team

October 4
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Hoards of girls huddle around their classmates. They are preparing to get down and destroy a game of football. For the first time in three years, StuCo has organized Powder Puff Football during Homecoming week. Junior Margaret Uhler wanted to immerse herself in the new Homecoming activities. “I... Read more »

Team traditions uphold unity

Team traditions uphold unity

Chris Pendry, Reporter
September 30
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

A team, be it sports or clubs, is considered a family to those involved, and with family comes tradition. Traditions unite, motivate and aid a team in their journey towards success. Sports teams practice many traditions. Swimming coach Annette McDonald insists on incorporating a gnome into the team's... Read more »

Soccer D team aims for player development

Soccer D team aims for player development

Juna Murao, Copy Editor
September 12
Filed under Sports

Trading their vacation time for push-ups and sore muscles, the boys soccer D team trained at 3:30 p.m. every day over summer break to improve their soccer skills with the rest of the soccer teams. The D team is made up of players whom are considered to have the least amount of experience. Sean Devlin,... Read more »

Bryan Duncan Resigning as Girls Basketball Coach

Bryan Duncan Resigning as Girls Basketball Coach

Evan Frook, Reporter
April 26
Filed under Sports

Looking to the 14 team photographs on his wall before answering the question, former girl’s basketball coach Bryan Duncan thinks of the 14 teams he coached through every win and loss. “We’ve had several outstanding teams in the last 14 years, and it wouldn’t be fair to say there’s a favorite... Read more »

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