Revolution

Impressive Senior Night for Boys’ Basketball Team

Impressive Senior Night for Boys’ Basketball Team

JD Flahart, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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As the Boys’ Varsity Basketball season comes to an end, so do the high school careers of several players on the team. During Thursday’s bout against Tampa Bay Tech, Freedom’s final home game, the team honored four seniors. The game ended in a narrow victory for the Patriots. One Freedom senior, Alek ...

Cheerleading Team Proud of State Competition Performance

Cheerleading Team Proud of State Competition Performance

Matt Bogdanoff, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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   The stage was set bright and early Monday for the Freedom Cheerleading Team as the team competed in the 2018 Cheerleading State Competition at the University of Florida.    The Pats first competed in the 1A Small Division Semi Finals where they needed a top four finish to secure a spot in the 1A Small Division Finals. Afte...

Seniors Say Farewell to Final Soccer Season

Seniors Say Farewell to Final Soccer Season

Danny Wood, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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Thursday night marked the final regular season game for the Freedom boys' soccer team, bringing a conclusion to the district-bound season. But more significantly, it marked the final high school game for these senior athletes. Freedom played a dominant game against Armwood, having possession of the...

Spring Baseball Tryouts

Spring Baseball Tryouts

Matt Bogdanoff, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


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All FHS students interested in playing baseball should be aware of the upcoming schedule. This Monday, January 29, Coach B will be hosting spring baseball tryouts immediately following school. Students attending tryouts should come prepared with their bat, glove, cleats, and baseball pants. In addition,...

Another Win For FHS Wrestling Team

Another Win For FHS Wrestling Team

Genevieve Clark, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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The Freedom wrestling team defeated rival Wharton for the first time last night, but that is only the beginning for this group of talented athletes. The wrestling coach, Coach McCoy, has been wrestling since he was in the second grade, and has been Freedom’s coach for over five years. McCoy claims...

FHS Boys’ Basketball Defeats Leto

FHS Boys’ Basketball Defeats Leto

Matt Bogdanoff, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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   Last night, the Freedom boys’ basketball team played host to Leto High School for their 5th game of the season. The Patriots looked to improve their record to 3-2, following last Friday’s win against Steinbrenner. The Patriots got off to a strong start early, and lead Leto 15-6 at one point...

Graham’s Grand Goodbye

Graham’s Grand Goodbye

Catherine Weng and Drew Meyerson

December 8, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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