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NEWS BRIEF: College Football Championship

Nick Sprecker, Sports Editor January 11, 2024

The undefeated BIG10 Champions Michigan Wolverines re-established themselves as a dominant in college football with a commanding victory over undefeated PAC12 opponents, the Washington Huskies, during...

SPORTS: KU beats Oklahoma

SPORTS: KU beats Oklahoma

Mason Lester, Reporter November 10, 2023

Recently the University of Kansas [KU] football team faced off against the Oklahoma Sooners, the number six seed in the AP polls (9/23). After KU came off of a not so great game against Oklahoma State,...

Despite the cold temperature of 40 degrees, Free State students in the student section chant in support of the Football Team at the home game vs Garden City on Oct 27.

SPORTS: Football Advances to Second Round of Playoffs

Chloe Cook, Yearbook Photo Editor November 1, 2023

Free State was able to hold Garden City back on a 42-0 lead until the fourth quarter when Garden City scored their first touchdown. The Firebirds were able to come back strong in both defense and offense...

Senior Hank Fuchs hugs junior Bralin Preston after Preston scores a touchdown at the City Showdown on Oct 13.

SPORTS: Football falls to Lawrence High

Chloe Cook, Photo Editor October 14, 2023

Last night, the Lawrence High Lions defeated the Free State Firebirds in overtime, 31-24. Chances were looking in favor for the Firebirds as they held a perfect season record of 6-0 coming into the game.  Every...

The varsity football players cheer while running onto the field before their away game against Olathe West. Free State beat Olathe West 47-29 at their first game of the season on Thursday, Aug. 31.

SPORTS: Lawrence Football 4-0

Thomas Patton, Reporter October 10, 2023

Free State and University of Kansas [KU] football both won their first four games to start the season undefeated. Coming into the season, expectations were high for Free State. Last year, they posted a...

PHOTO GALLERY: Back To School Recap

PHOTO GALLERY: Back To School Recap

Mallory Thompson, News Photo Editor September 11, 2023

Running the halls, the cross country team practices inside due to a rising heat wave. Having to practice inside isn’t new to the cross country team, according to coach Steve Heffernan. Were used to having to make up some stuff to fill in gaps when the weathers just not accommodating,” Heffernan said.

SPORTS: Record Breaking Heat Disrupts Fall Sports

Nick Sprecker and Lilly Wall August 25, 2023

Lawrence, KS, one of many midwest cities currently trapped inside a heat zone, has broken its own heat index record twice in the span of a week with index temperatures reaching up to 135 F. Small, everyday...

Fans gather and celebrate at Johnnys North.

FEATURE: Celebrating the Super Bowl

Greyson Heiman February 15, 2023

On Sunday, Feb. 12, The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII. Leading up to the game, students felt the buzz build around the game. With the Kansas City Chiefs facing...

Fans celebrate the final score at Johnnys North.

NEWS: Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl

Greyson Heiman, Thomas Patton, and Nick Sprecker February 15, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 Feb. 12 in Super Bowl LVII. It was a competitive game between the two teams, but in the end the Chiefs came out on top. With an outstanding...

Student section watches the Free State vs. Lawrence High football game. The crowd is dressed as College Gameday.

FEATURE: Barstool Sports: Attacking Athletes or Harmless Humor?

Gabriella Kellison October 30, 2022

During recent years of the increasing social media presence in schools, Barstool Sports twitter accounts have become a prevalent way for students to keep up with school sports programs. Barstool Sports...

Record Breaking

Nate Ankenbauer, Reporter December 19, 2021

With the conclusion of the football season, released their annual offensive and defensive player of the year awards, along with the All-State teams. Starting QB/DB Jet Dineen got defensive...

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