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Jake’s March Madness Blog

Jake Stegall, Reporter

March 14, 2013

Selection Sunday is coming up and the tension of whos getting a one seed is mounting. This is the last chance for a low ranked team to show their true colors, because this sunday the dice are cast and its up to the 1 seeds to live up to their name. Of course no one knows what the four 1 seeds will b...

Encore Exhaustion

maria mckee, reporter

March 14, 2013

Encore is Free State’s annual choir showcase. Juniors and seniors participate in a variety of songs, rehearsing all quarter long, although they begin even sooner, in the fall, picking out songs to sing. Keeping up with school, work and still making it to rehearsals has turned into a stress fest fo...

FFA and the School Garden

ffa members alongside advisor, laura priest

ciara sayler, reporter

March 12, 2013

Senior Markus Roberts knows a lot about farming and participating in today’s agriculture. From the business aspects of sales and profits to the nitty gritty of planting, the treasurer of Future Farmers of America (FFA) knows his stuff. He showcases his knowledge at FFA competitions, where he routinely...

District Plans to Make up Snow Days

District Plans to Make up Snow Days

sydney moreano, reporter

March 11, 2013

Although students appreciated a few days off due to the winter storms, the puzzling question of how USD497 will make up the snow days remained. The board meeting for this important question will be held on March 11. The school board will decide how to handle the missed school, with ideas ranging fr...

Sean’s March Madness Blog: 3/7/13

sean chilcoat, reporter

March 6, 2013

Every march madness has undeserving teams getting high seeds. Last year’s Duke team was a number two seed that was inconsistent all year. Duke lost to 15 seed Lehigh the first round of the tournament. This year’s overrated team that is poised for an early exit is Gonzaga. Gonzaga’s RPI doesn't...

Kimberly’s March Madness Blog

Kimberly's March Madness Blog

kimberly messineo, reporter

March 6, 2013

The college basketball regular season is coming to an end with most teams having just one game left to play. Joe Lunardi put out his latest bracket yesterday, and there were changes like there are with every other bracket. One of those changes was Miami losing their one-seed rank because of a loss...

Jake’s March Madness Blog

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jake stegall, reporter

March 5, 2013

Man, what a season! The year is far from over but the regular season is over teams. There were a few great seasons... and a few pathetic ones. Most of them, however, were just somewhere in the middle. Grambling State. Whew! Where to begin? The Tigers have struggled this year. Okay, lets face it, the...

Boys Varsity Basketball Travels to Wichita for State

Boys Varsity Basketball Travels to Wichita for State

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief

March 5, 2013

For the first time since 2007, the boys varsity basketball team will be heading to state in Wichita on Wed., March 6. In the boys’ sub-state finals against Olathe East--the game that allowed the team to make a trip to State--the Firebirds inched out a 45-44 win against the Hawks with a game-winning...

March Madness–Kimberly Messineo

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kimberly messineo, reporter

March 4, 2013

The regular season for college basketball is not officially over, but we have reached the month of March. That only means one thing: March Madness. Joe Lunardi has been finalizing the bracket as Selection Sunday quickly approaches. Most teams have secured their spots in the tournament, and teams have...

March Madness–Sean’s Predictions

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sean chilcoat, reporter

March 4, 2013

March Madness--no offense to Christmas--really is the best time of the year. There is no clear cut favorite on who will cut down the nets in April. This makes for an even better NCAA tournament, which is already an exciting, emotion driven sports tournament. If you have any interest in sports whatsoever,...

March Madness–Riley’s Predictions

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March 1, 2013

March Madness is almost here. That means it's time to start filling out your brackets and wearing your teams colors. I'm here with my college basketball expertise to help you fill out your bracket. Keep this in mind, though: I am a huge KU fan, and nothing will ever change that, so I am slightly biased. So...

March Madness–Jake’s Predictions

March Madness--Jake's Predictions

March 1, 2013

One shining moment. Confetti falling overhead. A trip to the White House. These glorious images are what every NCAA basketball player strives for. Soon, the time is coming when dreams come true, and hopes are shattered. March Madness. One of the problems with the NBA is that there's always one team...

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