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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

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...

Competing in a Pandemic: Fall sports navigate COVID-19

Competing in a Pandemic: Fall sports navigate COVID-19

Ben Shryock, Sports Editor December 15, 2020

COVID-19 threw a wrench into teams’ routines during the fall season. Athletes and coaches found themselves wondering what their season would look like or if they would have one at all after spring...

A student checks their temperature in the front office so they can be cleared to enter the school and start their day. At the beginning of each day, every student is required to check their temperature to ensure that students are staying healthy. There is least one temperature station per entrance to make sure all students are checked in before they enter the building.

School board postpones adopting county health department reopening guidance

Jack Bellemere, Reporter November 24, 2020

USD 497’s school board discussed using new metrics for reopening schools and planning for the winter sports season during its Monday meeting. The board narrowly declined to adopt Lawrence Douglas...

Photo Gallery: Girls Basketball

Photo Gallery: Girls Basketball

Isabel Janssen, Photographer January 27, 2020
January 7, 2020
Photo Gallery: Boys Soccer

Photo Gallery: Boys Soccer

Elana Ho and Baya Burgess, Photographer October 14, 2019

Sophomore Turner Corcoran prepares to begin a workout in the Free State weight room. Corcoran credited his hard work in the weight room for his rise  in the rankings.

Sophomore football recruit receives offers from prestigious schools

Jax Egan and Ahmed Jakmouj May 15, 2018

When sophomore Turner Corcoran walks into a room, it’s easy to see why he’s on track to become the most highly touted football recruit in Free State football history. The 6’6”, 285 pound offensive...

With players and coaches gathered around, boys basketball coach Sam Stroh discusses strategies for the fourth quarter. Simon McCaffrey hit two free throws at the end of the game to help ensure Free State finished with a win.

Firebirds outlast Wichita South 42-39 in first round of State tournament

Jax Egan and Will Davis March 9, 2018

“We needed to move the ball more,” senior Jalan Robinson said. “We started off pretty lazy and slow so we tried to speed it up.” The Firebird basketball team survived Wichita South in the first...

Coach Duncan calls a timeout during an away game. This is Duncans last year of coaching for the girls basketball team.

Bryan Duncan Resigns as Girls Basketball Coach

Evan Frook, Reporter April 26, 2016

Looking to the 14 team photographs on his wall before answering the question, former girl’s basketball coach Bryan Duncan thinks of the 14 teams he coached through every win and loss. “We’ve had...

Athletes Prepare for Spring Season

Reagan Sullivan, Reporter April 7, 2016

Tennis This year's tennis team looks forward to the upcoming season, with the goals already set in stone. Tennis coach Keith Pipkin has high hopes for his team.   “My goal for the team...

Lack of enthusiasm frustrates editor

Lack of enthusiasm frustrates editor

Kaya Shafer, Copy Editor January 22, 2016

There is so much I can’t stand about this school. I hate the negative attitude and general negative, bland opinion of so many people here. Yeah, we do great on standardized tests and have...

Revealing the scar left from the surgery to repair his aneurysm, junior Thor Lyche anticipates needing yearly brain scans for the rest of his life. I still cant work out, but Im getting off medication so I can focus on school, Lyche said.

Junior shares story of aneurysm, support

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor March 11, 2015

It began with light headaches that became so severe junior Thor Lyche found it difficult to walk or stand. It finally became intolerable on Dec. 21, and Thor’s mother took him to get a CAT scan at Lawrence...

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