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Firebirds begin playoffs with blowout win

Firebirds begin playoffs with blowout win

Will Davis, Sports Reporter

October 28, 2017


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

When a one seeded team plays their first playoff game, staying focused and not playing down to the level of their opponent is usually the hardest part of the game. For the one seeded Free State football team, neither was a problem in their 69-6 blowout win. On the opening kickoff Wichita North att...

Nerve-Racking City Showdown Completes an Undefeated Season

Nerve-Racking City Showdown Completes an Undefeated Season

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2017


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

When junior kicker Kameron Lake lined up for the potential game winning field goal, there wasn’t much that was not on the line. Not only would this kick win the game versus crosstown rival LHS, but it would also complete Free State’s undefeated season, and ensure the Firebirds the No. 1 seed i...

Cross Country rocks Rim Rock

Cross Country rocks Rim Rock

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under Recent, Sports, Top Stories

Infamous for its hills and two covered bridges, Rim Rock Farm is a notoriously challenging cross-country course. This posed no problem for junior Julia Larkin, who paced the girls cross-country team with a time of 20:43.3 at the Sunflower League meet on Friday. This was Larkin’s eighth time running...

Dineen Dynasty: Jax carries family legacy

Dineen Dynasty: Jax carries family legacy

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Recent, Sports, The Spotlight, Top Stories

Like both his brothers before him, junior running back Jax Dineen is one of the football team’s major playmakers. Jax Dineen is the third in line of four brothers to come through the football program. His two older brothers, Joe and Jay, were both all-state players. The oldest Dineen brother,...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Will Cook and Evan Cornell

October 11, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports

Will’s Starts: Ben Roethlisberger: This may seem like a bad start because the Jaguars are one of the most brutal defenses on paper this year. Just take a few seconds to look at the offenses the Jaguars have played this year. Notice that Mariota is the only solid QB the Jaguars have faced this year....

Soccer Team Puts on a Show for Senior Night

Soccer Team Puts on a Show for Senior Night

Evan Cornell, Designer

October 7, 2017


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

For their senior night, the boys’ soccer team matched up against Olathe West. Going against the new Olathe school, the Firebirds dominated the game and won 3-0, with senior Darik Dudley and juniors Ashton Owen and Everett Waechter scoring a goal apiece. All three goals were scored in the first half, started by Du...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 4

Firebird Fantasy: Week 4

Will Cook and Evan Cornell

October 2, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

As the NFL entered week 4 last week, we decided to take a break from start/sit lists. Last week, Evan and I showed some weakness in our predictions. Currently, I am 7 for 12 and Evan is 4 for 12 on correct starts/sits this season.   Will’s Surprises: Chris Thompson: Thompson has bee...

Physicality defines rivalry soccer game against LHS

Physicality defines rivalry soccer game against LHS

Evan Cornell, Designer

October 1, 2017


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

The boys soccer team had high hopes going into the crosstown rivalry game against Lawrence High. They quickly went up 1-0 with a goal from Charlie Newsome, who had trouble describing the feeling it gave him. “It’s unexplainable,” Newsome said. “The adrenaline rush that I get from the fans and ever...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 3

Firebird Fantasy: Week 3

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports

Will’s Starts: Ty Montgomery: 23 points the first week, 15 points last week, this stud is a must-start. Matching up against the Bengals who have allowed the third most rushing yards to RBs this season. Giorgio Tavecchio: This back-up kicker for the Raiders has scored 27 points in two weeks this...

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