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Graham’s Grand Goodbye

Graham’s Grand Goodbye

Catherine Weng and Drew Meyerson

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

After nearly three years at Freedom High School, Head Football Coach Floyd Graham has announced that he plans to retire from coaching. The coach recently shared the news with his players. “I’ve just lost the passion for it,” explained Graham. “I don’t think that I was giving the kids...

Mitchell Leroy: Pitcher Extraordinaire

Mitchell Leroy: Pitcher Extraordinaire

Matt Bogdanoff, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Faces of Freedom, Sports

It’s common for most to play a sport throughout their childhood days, but when adulthood starts knocking on the door, they abandon sports to focus on more essential aspects of life. The same cannot be said, however, for Mitchell Leroy. Leroy, a junior at Freedom, started playing baseball at the...

Michel Makes States

Michel Makes States

Kevin Jefferis, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Friday, November 3rd, Freedom Cross Country ran in Estero, Florida for the FHSAA Region 3 meet. The Girls team finished 13th overall and the Boys finished 14th overall. The top 15 runners and top 6 teams at the meet moved onto states.   Senior Alejandro Michel qualified for his first state m...

USF Fall Baseball Tournament

USF Fall Baseball Tournament

Matt Bogdanoff, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

Every fall season, USF holds a high school baseball tournament involving 8 schools divided into two pools of four teams. After three “pool play” games, the 1st place team in each pool play each other for the championship, while the two 2nd place teams play for 3rd place in the tournament. Free...

Freedom Football Beats Rival Wharton for First Time in Over a Decade

Freedom Football Beats Rival Wharton for First Time in Over a Decade

Danny Wood, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Freedom football team took the field Thursday night showing poise and determination, looking for a big win at home. The team hoped to defeat Wharton High School's Wildcats, despite an existing 11-year losing streak to the rival school.  The game began as a defensive showdown, with the Wildcats leading 7-0 at the half.   But the Patriots had not lost hope.  Momentum sparked in the t...

Gibson Glides Through First High School Tennis Season

Gibson Glides Through First High School Tennis Season

Tori Chin, News Editor/Public Relations

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Freshman Juliana Gibson filled big shoes this spring season as she played number one seed for the Freedom Girls Tennis team. While this may sound like a somewhat effortless milestone, it is the result of playing the sport for ten years.   “I tried every other sport and didn’t enjoy any...

First Time Freedom Track

First Time Freedom Track

Catherine Weng, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fresh faces and veteran runners alike begin to reflect on the track season as it winds down. For exchange student Claudia Nunes, 12, who hails from Portugal, running for a school track team has been an entirely new experience. “I had never run [track] before actually! … I didn’t know what...

It’s Time for Madness

It’s Time for Madness

Bryce Colee, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

It's that time of the year again, the most entertaining month of college basketball, March Madness. For those who don’t know what March Madness is, it’s a tournament of the top 64 teams in college basketball, the winner being crowned the National Champions of college basketball. Every year, top...

Freedom Lacrosse Pre-Season

Freedom Lacrosse Pre-Season

Aidan Boggs, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 Freedom Boys Lacrosse season has just begun and already the season is looking bright with a statement 7-6 comeback win over Durant on Monday night. Junior Cole Crawford led the Patriots to victory with his four goals and multiple face-off wins in Freedom’s first victory over Durant in the pas...

Throwdown in Houston: Super Bowl 2017

Throwdown in Houston: Super Bowl 2017

Aidan Boggs and Jacob Ishak

February 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the 2017 Super Bowl approaching, it begs the question: who is going to win?  The explosive Atlanta Falcons, who come to Houston with the number one ranked offense and an 11-5 record, or the New England Patriots, who have the number one ranked defense and a record of 14-2. They also enter the Super...

Marty Makes it Home

Marty Makes it Home

Drew Meyerson, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Friday, Jan. 13, the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted a special event. The 25-year-old organization chose Martin St. Louis, "Marty," to become the first player in the organization’s history to have his number, 26, retired. Marty was honored on a special night, when the Lightning played the Columbus...

Former FHS Football Star Reflects on Past, Looks Forward to Future

Former FHS Football Star Reflects on Past, Looks Forward to Future

Tommy Capobianco, Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Seven years ago, Nate Godwin walked onto the Freedom High School campus for his first day of freshman year. Now, Godwin finds himself as a recent graduate from college after an outstanding four year career as defensive back for the University of South Florida Bulls. Despite Godwin’s successful...

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