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Dineen Dynasty: Jax carries family legacy

Dineen Dynasty: Jax carries family legacy

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Recent, Sports, The Spotlight, Top Stories

Like both his brothers before him, junior running back Jax Dineen is one of the football team’s major playmakers. Jax Dineen is the third in line of four brothers to come through the football program. His two older brothers, Joe and Jay, were both all-state players. The oldest Dineen brother,...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Will Cook and Evan Cornell

October 11, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports

Will’s Starts: Ben Roethlisberger: This may seem like a bad start because the Jaguars are one of the most brutal defenses on paper this year. Just take a few seconds to look at the offenses the Jaguars have played this year. Notice that Mariota is the only solid QB the Jaguars have faced this year....

Soccer Team Puts on a Show for Senior Night

Soccer Team Puts on a Show for Senior Night

Evan Cornell, Designer

October 7, 2017


Filed under Game of the Week, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

For their senior night, the boys’ soccer team matched up against Olathe West. Going against the new Olathe school, the Firebirds dominated the game and won 3-0, with senior Darik Dudley and juniors Ashton Owen and Everett Waechter scoring a goal apiece. All three goals were scored in the first half, started by Du...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 4

Firebird Fantasy: Week 4

Will Cook and Evan Cornell

October 2, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

As the NFL entered week 4 last week, we decided to take a break from start/sit lists. Last week, Evan and I showed some weakness in our predictions. Currently, I am 7 for 12 and Evan is 4 for 12 on correct starts/sits this season.   Will’s Surprises: Chris Thompson: Thompson has bee...

Physicality defines rivalry soccer game against LHS

Physicality defines rivalry soccer game against LHS

Evan Cornell, Designer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Game of the Week, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

The boys soccer team had high hopes going into the crosstown rivalry game against Lawrence High. They quickly went up 1-0 with a goal from Charlie Newsome, who had trouble describing the feeling it gave him. “It’s unexplainable,” Newsome said. “The adrenaline rush that I get from the fans and ever...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 3

Firebird Fantasy: Week 3

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports

Will’s Starts: Ty Montgomery: 23 points the first week, 15 points last week, this stud is a must-start. Matching up against the Bengals who have allowed the third most rushing yards to RBs this season. Giorgio Tavecchio: This back-up kicker for the Raiders has scored 27 points in two weeks this...

Juniors dominate Powderpuff Football

Juniors dominate Powderpuff Football

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Recent, Sports, Top Stories

With under a minute left in the 2017 Powderpuff football championship, junior Brittany Hoffman took the ball on a reverse for a touchdown. This would end up being the final play of the game and the juniors erupted as their victory was made final. Facing the seniors in the championship, the juniors had one...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 2

Firebird Fantasy: Week 2

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 17, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

Will’s Starts: Ty Montgomery: Facing the Atlanta Falcons this week, Montgomery is going to be a top 10 RB this week again. The Falcons clearly are not ready for the receiver-running back type of player; look at Tarik Cohen’s explosion last week against the Falcons. Montgomery is a high RB2 star...

Boys varsity soccer dedicates overtime win to Keith Loneker

Boys varsity soccer dedicates overtime win to Keith Loneker

Jackson Barton, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under Game of the Week, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

After a strong first half, the boys varsity soccer team climbed their way back from a point deficit to win in overtime against De Soto Monday night. The game was dedicated to Keith Loneker Sr., a longtime Free State athletics supporter and professional football player. Loneker Sr. died of cancer late...

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