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Game Preview: Free State vs. Manhattan

Game Preview: Free State vs. Manhattan

Ahmed Jakmouj, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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 by the Derby Panthers. This year the Firebirds have to beat a strong Manhattan defense to advance ...

Game Recap: Free State vs. Haysville Campus

Game Recap: Free State vs. Haysville Campus

Hayden Robinson, Co-Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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 Wichita North, the Firebirds had no trouble picking up where they left off, clicking on offense all...

Game Preview: Free State vs. Haysville Campus

Game Preview: Free State vs. Haysville Campus

Jax Egan, Co-Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

After handily defeating the Wichita North Redskins by a score of 63-18, the Firebirds will now face opponent Haysville Campus in the second round. The Haysville Colts finished their regular season with a 5-3 record, but looking at their schedule tells a more impressive story with their losses to D...

Game Preview: Free State vs. Wichita North

Game Preview: Free State vs. Wichita North

Jax Egan, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

After beating Lawrence High School in the final game to complete an undefeated season, the Firebirds will take on a struggling Wichita North in the first round of the 6A State Playoffs. The exact same series of events happened to end the previous regular season, too. Last year the Firebirds beat ...

Football Forecast

Football Forecast

Ahmed Jakmouj, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

  During the off-season, the football team was ranked third in the state by SportsinKansas and #1 by CatchitKansas after finishing 10-1 in 2017.   Last year’s successful season ending in a heartbreaking playoff loss has put pressure on the team to outdo their performance. As they prepared for the season, the team tried not to let the pressure affect ...

Game of the Week: Boys Soccer falls to Olathe South 3-2

Game of the Week: Boys Soccer falls to Olathe South 3-2

Jax Egan, Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Game of the Week, Sports

In his first game of high school soccer since returning from the Sporting KC Youth Academy, senior Rowan Laufer scored two goals, but ultimately, it wasn’t enough for the Firebirds to win. In the first game of the season, the Firebirds boys soccer team was defeated 3-2 by Olathe South on Tuesday. ...

Sophomore football recruit receives offers from prestigious schools

Sophomore football recruit receives offers from prestigious schools

Jax Egan and Ahmed Jakmouj

May 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

When sophomore Turner Corcoran walks into a room, it’s easy to see why he’s on track to become the most highly touted football recruit in Free State football history. The 6’6”, 285 pound offensive tackle—who is built more like a Coke machine than a 16 year old boy—has received scholarship...

Game of the Week: Firebird baseball takes Olathe East 9-4

Game of the Week: Firebird baseball takes Olathe East 9-4

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

It took until the second time through the lineup for Free State Varsity baseball to gain momentum, but once they did, they capitalized. A seven run fourth inning propelled the Firebirds to a 9-4 win versus Olathe West on Tuesday. Junior Ethan Bradford started the game on the mound and made easy work...

Game of the Week: Girls varsity soccer wins season opener 4-2

Game of the Week: Girls varsity soccer wins season opener 4-2

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

March 30, 2018


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

“These past three or four weeks of practice we’ve been working on attacking,” senior Sydni Beeley said. “And that’s what we did,” In the first game of the season for the Free State girls soccer team versus Shawnee Heights, an early goal from senior Sophia Bone was all it took to get the...

Varsity basketball falls in heartbreaking State title game

Varsity basketball falls in heartbreaking State title game

Jax Egan, Reporter

March 12, 2018


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In a rowdy and boisterous arena for the final basketball game of some of their careers, the Firebirds kept fighting until the very end. Free State posed a comeback but eventually fell to the Blue Valley Northwest Huskies in the Class 6A state title game, 51-40. Having trouble against a stifling defense, t...

Boys varsity advances to State championship in historic 68-57 win

Boys varsity advances to State championship in historic 68-57 win

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

March 10, 2018


Filed under Recent, Sports, Top Stories

Similar to the night before, the Firebirds got off to a slow start in the Class 6A Kansas state semifinals game versus the Topeka Trojans before coming back to win 68-57, advancing to the state championship for the first time in school history. Free State’s sluggish momentum shifted when senior...

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