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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...

Boys Basketball Season Preview

Boys Basketball Season Preview

Nate Ankenbauer, Sports Reporter December 21, 2019

Coach Sam Stroh and the varsity boys basketball team have tipped off their season in the Hays City Shootout, placing third out of eight teams.  They started their season off with a 59 to 35 win over...

Playoff Prep: Football team makes progress towards state

Playoff Prep: Football team makes progress towards state

Chase Overton, Sports Reporter October 21, 2019

Free State’s varsity football squad kicked off the season with six wins and one loss, ranking them tied for second in the Sunflower League. Currently, the team is still adjusting to new head coach Kevin...

Football team adapts to new leadership, upholds past priorities

Football team adapts to new leadership, upholds past priorities

Anthony Barberena, Sports Reporter October 6, 2019

The ambitions of Free State football have remained the same since its establishment: dominate competition and demonstrate sportsmanship. With past head coach Bob Lisher announcing his retirement last year...

‘Just treading water, dude’: Baseball ready to prove they deserve no. 1 ranking

‘Just treading water, dude’: Baseball ready to prove they deserve no. 1 ranking

Jax Egan , Sports Editor May 16, 2019

At the Free State baseball alumni game earlier this season, former Sunflower League MVP Ryne Price brought one message to the Firebirds baseball team that stuck with them. “Ryne said something like...

Firebirds suffer season-ending loss in State basketball tournament

Firebirds suffer season-ending loss in State basketball tournament

Jax Egan, Sports Editor March 9, 2019

While maybe not as easily as in previous seasons, for the third consecutive year Coach Sam Stroh took his Firebirds to the state tournament, this time as the eighth seed. After a seemingly endless...

Sophomore Cole Anderson plays for all-dwarf basketball team

Sophomore Cole Anderson plays for all-dwarf basketball team

Sabrina Castle , Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2019

Born with Achondroplasia—a genetic disorder which causes dwarfism—sophomore Cole Anderson has always been different from his peers. While his appearance is a large part of his identity, Anderson stands...

A Coach's Coach: The Life and Legacy of Bob Lisher

A Coach’s Coach: The Life and Legacy of Bob Lisher

Jax Egan, Sports Editor December 18, 2018

It’s not common for one person to stay at one job for 22 consecutive years. It’s even less common for one person to live in one place their entire life. But don’t tell Bob Lisher that. After...

Game Preview: Free State vs. Manhattan

Game Preview: Free State vs. Manhattan

Ahmed Jakmouj, Sports Reporter November 9, 2018

Following a 51-27 victory over Haysville Campus in the second round, the 10-0 Firebirds look to take down the 9-1 Manhattan Indians. Last season, Free State was eliminated in this round of the playoffs...

Game Recap: Free State vs. Haysville Campus

Game Recap: Free State vs. Haysville Campus

Hayden Robinson, Co-Sports Editor November 7, 2018

Taking care of business on their home field yet again, the Free State football team brought their record to 9-0 by defeating Haysville Campus, 51-27.  Coming off a 61-point effort last week against...

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