The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

NEWS: Canning for Madness

Conrad Hill, Reporter April 16, 2024

Student Council, in collaboration with Just Food, hosted a food drive just before March Madness. To add a fun twist, STUCO members decided to combine the participation of March Madness with the food drive. “Everyone's...

Graphic made by Eli Roust.

SPORTS: Weekend Madness

Rakshan Ossen, Reporter April 8, 2024

Following the first week of April, the NCAA March Madness games are down to the Final Four for both the men’s and women’s brackets. The action-packed weekend saw a fierce matchup against their opponents...

After being head coach of the Free State boys basketball team last year, KU Alum, Sherron Collins resigned and former Hayden high boys basketball head coach, Dwayne Paul took the position.

SPORTS: New Basketball Coach Dwayne Paul

Mason Lester, Reporter October 25, 2023

After last year's season did not end the way they wanted it to, the Boys Basketball team is looking to come back better than last year and make many changes. Coming with some of these changes is a new...

Varsity Boys Basketball head coach, Sherron Collins joins in with Cortez Overstreet and Zeek Brown in the traditional Alma Matter celebration played after the first home game win against Gardner-Egerton. Starting the season, one of Collins biggest goals was to connect with the players off the court on a personal level.

FEATURE: Sherron Collins First Year Coaching

Nick Sprecker January 28, 2023

When former Kansas standout Sherron Collins was announced as the boys’ basketball head coach, it sent a wave of excitement throughout the Firebird fanbase. The start of the season aroused curiosity throughout...

 Being able to witness the womens squad prevail after years of adversity is both inspiring and motivating t his experience will continue to stick with the girls.

FEATURE: Learning From the Elite

Greyson Heiman January 26, 2023

Due to the University of Kansas [KU] women’s basketball team's early season success, they were ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press [AP] top 25 poll as of Jan. 9. With major victories over Baylor, Oklahoma...

SPORTS: KU Legend Sherron Collins Takes Over FS Basketball

SPORTS: KU Legend Sherron Collins Takes Over FS Basketball

Maura Langland September 29, 2022

Former NBA player and Kansas University [KU] alumnus Sherron Collins is taking on the position of boy’s head basketball coach this year.  Collins played for KU from 2006-2010, before going on to...

PHOTO GALLERY: Free State vs. LHS Basketball Game

PHOTO GALLERY: Free State vs. LHS Basketball Game

Addison Driscoll and Ember Klein February 26, 2022

Update: boys' basketball won 59-47 girls' basketball lost 20-59 With the all-time record being even, the stakes are up for this year’s basketball City Showdown. Twenty-one wins for both teams,...

NEWS BRIEF: Activities Update

Olivia Nagel, Managing Editor February 17, 2022

School’s cancellation on Friday, Feb. 18, as of right now, does not affect tomorrow's boys and girls basketball games of Free State against Lawrence High. Tomorrow's games are home; doors open at 5. ...

Photo Gallery: LHS vs. FSHS Boys Basketball

Elana Ho, Photographer February 25, 2020

Photo Gallery: Girls Basketball

Photo Gallery: Girls Basketball

Isabel Janssen, Photographer January 27, 2020
January 7, 2020
Boys Basketball Season Preview

Boys Basketball Season Preview

Nate Ankenbauer, Sports Reporter December 21, 2019

Coach Sam Stroh and the varsity boys basketball team have tipped off their season in the Hays City Shootout, placing third out of eight teams.  They started their season off with a 59 to 35 win over...

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