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Record Breaking

Nate Ankenbauer, Reporter December 19, 2021

With the conclusion of the football season, sportsinks.com released their annual offensive and defensive player of the year awards, along with the All-State teams. Starting QB/DB Jet Dineen got defensive...

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Balancing the Budget

Natasha Torkzaban, Isis Norris, and Cici Hunter December 13, 2021

Following a week of sound and fury over an announcement to cut the gymnastics program, no one has signed up to address the USD 497 Board of Education at their meeting tonight according to executive...

NEWS BRIEF: Possible Gymnastics Program Cut

Jake Hedges and Isis Norris December 7, 2021

The FireLions gymnastics team is in danger of being shut down, according to executive director of communications Julie Boyle. The proposal is in part to make up for the district’s $2 million budget...

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Brief: Race to the Finish

Olivia Roderick, Reporter November 20, 2021

Led by seniors Allison Babbit and Ben Shryock with the highest scoring runs, cross country went to state. This season is the 18th time that boys have qualified and 19th for girls. Girls came in an...

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Brief: Setting up for Success

Jake Hedges, Reporter November 18, 2021

This year, after winning their sub-state title, varsity volleyball fought their way to make an appearance at the state championship. This being volleyball's third year in a row going to state, the...

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Brief: Talking up Debate

Brooke Burgess, Social Media Editor November 10, 2021

  Debate has had a successful season this year, with two teams advancing to the Tournament of Champions in April.    Sophomore Sophie Racey and junior Aaron Persinger won...

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Brief: Gymnasts Take Their Final Dismount

Natasha Torkzaban, Reporter November 10, 2021

The gymnastics team had a season defined by perseverance and hard work. The team came into the season after losing many seniors, with the determination to succeed. The gymnasts spent practices working...

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Brief: Football Tackles State

Cici Hunter, Reporter November 10, 2021

  Currently ranked tenth in the sunflower league the football team is on their way to the regional playoffs. Since 1997, the team has had over 15 playoff appearances and played in one state...

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Beyond the Rivalry

Nate Ankenbauer, Sports Reporter November 8, 2021

In response to overcrowding in 1997, a third of Lawrence High students transferred to the newly founded Free State High School. From then on out, Bob Billings Parkway would split Lawrence in half,...

Girl Grappler Gray Undefeated

Girl Grappler Gray Undefeated

April 12, 2021

During her high school career, junior Madyson Gray has never lost a match in girls wrestling. In fact, Gray has never lost a state championship she has qualified for. Gray first went out for the middle...

Brief: Possible Ban On Sports For Transgender Women

Brief: Possible Ban On Sports For Transgender Women

Zanna Ingram, Copy Editor April 5, 2021

A bill that would prevent transgender students from participating in women's sports is currently being debated in the Kansas State Legislature. The bill states that due to the biological advantage of...

Competing in a Pandemic: Fall sports navigate COVID-19

Competing in a Pandemic: Fall sports navigate COVID-19

Ben Shryock, Sports Editor December 15, 2020

COVID-19 threw a wrench into teams’ routines during the fall season. Athletes and coaches found themselves wondering what their season would look like or if they would have one at all after spring...

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