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We’re Going To Need A Bigger Course

chris allmon

September 21, 2010

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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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