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Senior Sports Blues

amani safadi

January 14, 2011


Filed under Archives, Sports

Athletic seniors say goodbye to their school sports and teammates. Entering high school as sophomores students have a chance to try out for as many sports as they want. Many seniors realize their attachment to a part of their high school experience they have dedicated so much time to that may soo...

A Day in the Life of Reilly Moore

kim c

December 6, 2010


Filed under Archives, Sports, The Spotlight

When I asked Reilly Moore if I could shadow her for a day, I had only a slight idea of what I was getting myself into. I knew she was our student body president, a member of Chamber Choir, Chamber Singers and really into athletics as well. When I asked her about her typical day, I knew it wasn’t...

Winter Sports Preview

amani safadi

November 12, 2010


Filed under Archives, Sports

The spreading cold of the winter season isn’t stopping winter sports from heating up. Memories of disappointing seasons past and hopes for a chance to reach state-level drive our athletes to improve. All of the sports begin on November 15, except for bowling which begins November 29, so come out if y...

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Course

chris allmon

September 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Sports, The Spotlight

If there is strength in numbers, this year’s cross country team has strength in surplus. The Free State cross country team is the largest it’s ever been. With over 80 members, the team has more than doubled from its almost 40 runners last year. The cross country coaches have been trying to...

Making More Than Players

austin fisher

September 1, 2010


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Drills and keep-away aren’t the only activities preparing soccer players for their time on the field. Kelly Barah, the new head coach of the soccer program, is making some important additions to what it means to be a soccer player at our school. Barah started coaching to be a positive influence...

Field Frustration

miranda davis

March 21, 2010


Filed under Sports

Spring sports are around the corner, and construction has been going on for a year and a half on Free State athletic fields. Yet not all sports have fields ready.   "The original completion date for all of the construction projects was October 2009," said Thomas Bracciano, the Division Director Oper...

Bowling Over the Competition

emma machell

March 9, 2010


Filed under Sports

"One year [the bowling team] is really hungry to win," bowling coach Anita Carlson said. "the next year sometimes we come out a little bit flat."  This year they are starving for those wins.   "[They are] bowling a little bit more aggressively," Carlson said "[They] want the wins and are working hard at prac...

1 in 1,000: Josh May, family man

katherine corliss

December 1, 2009


Filed under Sports, The Spotlight

Starting out at a new school is difficult enough, it's even harder when it's your first year at public school and your a foot taller than almost everyone else. Josh May moved to Lawrence from Derby, Kansas in the summer of 2009. After being homeschooled since kindergarten, Josh and his parents decided...

Inside the New Athletic Buildings

katherine c

November 4, 2009


Filed under Sports

A glass door opens into a freshly painted hallway lined with photos of some of Free State's greatest athletes. Had I not known that I was in a high school, I might have assumed I was walking through the building of a great college team. Large windows that look out onto the Firebird field and a film r...

Sports Fields Update

miranda davis and allison harwood

September 2, 2009


Filed under Sports

It's crunch time down on the fields.   No, it's not the running back sprinting for the next touchdown, or a goal at the last second to win the game. As the fall sports seasons draw near, the rush is on to make sure the new fields are ready on time.   Then, weeks before the '09-10 school year started an a...

Getting Down and Dirty

Taylor St. John, reporter

June 11, 2009


Filed under Sports

For many students mud volleyball is a perfect excuse to get a little dirty. For many, but not for some Firebird athletes. Every year this muddy sport rolls around and each coach hopes and prays the same thing: “please don’t let my players get hurt.” Instead of agonizing over whether or not their...

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