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Photo Gallery: Varsity Soccer Senior Night

After being recognized by his team members, senior Mburu Nganga gets hugged by Coach Barah. Barah gave each senior a hug.

Rylee Roberts, Photo Editor

October 8, 2017

Soccer Team Puts on a Show for Senior Night

Before the second half started, the soccer team huddled together. The firebirds ended the first half with the opposing team scoreless.

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

Evan and Will destroy their school issued laptops after a hard week of predictions and self-reflection.

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

Fighting for the ball, senior Darik Dudley strives to overcome his opponent.

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

Evan and Will wrestle their computers while preparing for this week's picks. Will is currently down 37 points in the Firebird league.

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

In the process of completing her forth touchdown of the night, Hodison takes the ball down field. Hodison scored a majority of the seniors touchdowns leading them to victory against the sophomores.

Rylee Roberts and Emma Johnson

September 22, 2017

Juniors dominate Powderpuff Football

Celebrating a win against the sophomore team, seniors Maggie Ziegler and Grace Patchen chest bump. The seniors fell short one point to the juniors in the championship.

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

Will Cook and Evan Cornell hammer in the essentials of fantasy football to the class. Cook made no wrong decisions on his starts and sits last week.

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

Coach Kelly Barah speaks with the team before the game begins. The Firebirds won 5-4 in overtime.

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

Junior Jax Dineen tries to avoid his opponent. Dineen scored multiple touchdowns.

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

Standing firm in the hallway, Evan Cornell and Will Cook create the perfect play.

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...

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