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Soccer Team Puts on a Show for Senior Night

Soccer Team Puts on a Show for Senior Night

Evan Cornell, Designer

October 7, 2017

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

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...

Photo Gallery: Soccer City Showdown

Photo Gallery: Soccer City Showdown

Rylee Roberts, Photo Editor

October 2, 2017

Physicality defines rivalry soccer game against LHS

Physicality defines rivalry soccer game against LHS

Evan Cornell, Designer

October 1, 2017

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

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...

Gallery: Powderpuff Football

Gallery: Powderpuff Football

Rylee Roberts and Emma Johnson

September 22, 2017

Juniors dominate Powderpuff Football

Juniors dominate Powderpuff Football

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

September 22, 2017

With under a minute left in the 2017 Powderpuff football championship, junior Brittany Hoffman took the ball on a reverse for a touchdown. This would end up being the final play of the game and the juniors erupted as their victory was made final. Facing the seniors in the championship, the juniors had one...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 2

Firebird Fantasy: Week 2

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 17, 2017

Will’s Starts: Ty Montgomery: Facing the Atlanta Falcons this week, Montgomery is going to be a top 10 RB this week again. The Falcons clearly are not ready for the receiver-running back type of player; look at Tarik Cohen’s explosion last week against the Falcons. Montgomery is a high RB2 star...

Boys varsity soccer dedicates overtime win to Keith Loneker

Boys varsity soccer dedicates overtime win to Keith Loneker

Jackson Barton, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2017

After a strong first half, the boys varsity soccer team climbed their way back from a point deficit to win in overtime against De Soto Monday night. The game was dedicated to Keith Loneker Sr., a longtime Free State athletics supporter and professional football player. Loneker Sr. died of cancer late...

Firebirds win first home game 49-0

Firebirds win first home game 49-0

Jax Egan, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2017

Since the beginning of last week, the Free State linebackers were locked in on shutting down the Shawnee Mission South offense. They succeeded. “Monday we came in and coach came up to us and said, ‘Hey, we’re blitzing every play,’" sophomore linebacker Ben Miller said. "And we were like, ‘...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 1

Firebird Fantasy: Week 1

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 9, 2017

Evan Cornell and Will Cook discuss their initial starts and sits. Will’s Starts: Dalvin Cook: Check out this stud rookie. Playing for a team that relies heavily on the run-game, this is a solid start. This makes sense; look who is starting QB… Sam Bradford. I think it’s a pretty safe bet...

State tops Shawnee Mission West 56-9

State tops Shawnee Mission West 56-9

Will Cook and Jax Egan

September 5, 2017

The football team beat the Shawnee Mission West Vikings 56-9 Friday. It didn’t look good for the Firebirds after an early botched snap that resulted in a safety for the Vikings, but the Firebirds persisted to score 49 unanswered points, topped off with a 46 yard touchdown run by sophomore Ja’Brandion ...

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