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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

Junior Greyson Heiman, watches a world cup game during class. On Tuesday Nov. 29, the United States played Iran during school.

FEATURE: World Cup Winter 2022

Greyson Heiman December 3, 2022

Due to the overwhelming heat in Qatar this summer, this year the Federation of International Football Association [FIFA] World Cup will is taking place in Nov. and Dec. opposed to June when the competition...

Photo by Addie Driscoll

Beyond the Rivalry

Nate Ankenbauer, Sports Reporter November 8, 2021

In response to overcrowding in 1997, a third of Lawrence High students transferred to the newly founded Free State High School. From then on out, Bob Billings Parkway would split Lawrence in half,...

Photo Gallery: Pink Out

Photo Gallery: Pink Out

Baya Burgess and Elana Ho, Photographer October 24, 2019

Photo Gallery: Boys Soccer

Photo Gallery: Boys Soccer

Elana Ho and Baya Burgess, Photographer October 14, 2019

Trying not to let his opponent steal the ball from him, sophomore Zach Geortzen takes the ball further down the field. Everyone is staying focused and prepared to make it to the state final, said Geortzen. There are several more games that will determine if they get to compete in the state final.

Game of the Week: Boys Soccer falls to Olathe South 3-2

Jax Egan, Reporter September 10, 2018

In his first game of high school soccer since returning from the Sporting KC Youth Academy, senior Rowan Laufer scored two goals, but ultimately, it wasn’t enough for the Firebirds to win. In the first...

Photo Gallery: Soccer City Showdown

Photo Gallery: Soccer City Showdown

Rylee Roberts, Photo Editor October 2, 2017

Athletes balance practices, games, schoolwork

Juna Murao and Trenna Soderling November 28, 2015

Freshman Emma Yackley has a full schedule of all advanced classes, including two math classes. Additionally, she’s a dedicated soccer player. In order to juggle school and sports, she often stays up...

Leading warm-ups (from left), junior Mika Schrader, senior Hannah Reussner, junior Allie Knapp, senior Lindsey Wethington, sophomore Goosie Zicker, juniors Marcela Ellabracht and Sidney Zavala run laps around the football field during practice.

Young varsity girls soccer team set to defy expectations

Darby Gilliland, Reporter April 28, 2015

With an assist from freshman Maya Hodison, senior Hannah Reussner scores a goal to win the game, securing an unexpected victory in the season opener. “We want to prove other people wrong,” sophomore...

Senior Sydney Moreano and sophomore Payton Gannaway jump to block a spike from Bishop Miege during a match on Oct. 15.

Athletes reflect on fall season, look forward to winter

Trenna Soderling, Reporter December 3, 2014

Season in Review: Gymnastics The gymnastics team finished the season defending their state title for the third time in the last four years. This was also the second consecutive title for the girls. “(People)...

Seniors Jacob Allen and Joel Spain help a teammate to his feet during the varsity Homecoming game against Leavenworth.

Free State athletes recount concussions, close calls

Maddie Birchfield and Lauren Brittain October 27, 2014

Hoping to secure a spot on the varsity team, senior Briceson Junge plays hard on the last day of soccer tryouts. As Junge goes for a hitter, the goalie’s fist collides with his face. Junge immediately...

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