New Coach, New Changes

New Coach, New Changes

Michelle Morgan, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Amid all of the chaos going on the past few months, the Freedom High School boys and girls swim team was presented with their own new change: a new coach. A few weeks into the season, some major changes have already taken place under Coach John Olewski, a math teacher at Freedom. “When I found ou...

The Barno Brothers

The Barno Brothers

Katie Matthews, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2020

Owen Barno, 12, and Cooper Barno, 10, have played hockey and lacrosse for Freedom for the past two years. Although this year they don’t get the chance to finish off lacrosse, their last season of playing together. “I actually joined the lacrosse team because my brother was going to,“ Owen explained. After...

Girls’ Soccer Recap

Girls' Soccer Recap

Michelle Morgan, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

This past season, the Freedom girls’ soccer team, captained by seniors Megan Lippus and Grace Alexandrow, advanced the regionals for the first time in eight years. In 16 games total, they won seven, lost eight, and tied for one. Major improvements were made among all 22 players throughout the season...

Freedom Swim ends season on a high note

Freedom Swim ends season on a high note

Michelle Morgan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Bound for a destination about two and a half hours southeast of Tampa, five Freedom High School swimmers drove down to Stuart, Florida for the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) State Championships. Being a prelims and finals meet- meaning that athletes must qualify in the morning sess...

Freedom football works to overcome a player shortage

Freedom football works to overcome a player shortage

Michaela McGruder, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Freedom football team is facing a player shortage. There are 60 football players overall. The team began with 25 students in the beginning of the school year. “We’re still trying to get more students to play more sports,” head football coach Chris Short said. According to Short, Freedom...

A new season brings a new coach to Freedom High School

A new season brings a new coach to Freedom High School

August 29, 2019

Christopher Short was named as Freedom’s head football coach when the position became available after Henry Scurry stepped down before the season started. Having played football throughout his high school years, he knew he wanted to be a coach. “When I heard the head coach left, I applied, and...

Senior Profile: Jeremy Carrick

Senior Profile: Jeremy Carrick

Philip Foo, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Jeremy Carrick, 12, has been on the varsity team since his sophomore year takes pride in his sport. Carrick has full love for the game and puts his all in at practice and during games. “I play a lot and can only attribute that to hard work.” Carrick believes in that practice does pay off and he only wants to help...

Lacrosse makes district playoff

Lance Etelkozi, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

   Since the beginning of the season, Freedom Lacrosse has had one goal in mind: make the district playoffs. On March 26th, they clinched a playoff spot with a 13-12 win over Durant.    In the previous two years,  lacrosse team had not made the playoffs. Senior captain Zak Kahn is the only playe...

Softball preseason

Ryley Castro, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

     The start of the softball season brings new potential and players to improve this season. The returning players are now more experienced and prepared for the upcoming year.   Catcher, Ellis Erikson, 11, said, "I've been playing softball since I was eight. I love it because I can go out an...

Girls soccer districts

Katherine Matthews, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

The Freedom girls soccer team finished the season with a record of 12-5, winning against teams like Steinbrenner and Wharton. To make it to regionals the team had to beat Hillsborough on Tuesday, January 22nd, and Sickles on Thursday, January 24th . Freedom defeated team beat Hillsborough 7-0 with...

A promising future in sight for boys lacrosse

As part of their training, the boys LAX team watches videos of college lacrosse teams.

Lance, Etelkozi

January 24, 2019

Losing some of the best players to graduation can sometimes be difficult roles to fill on sports teams in high school. The Freedom lacrosse team will aim to do just that. After losing 8 seniors from last year due to graduation, there will be a lot of holes to fill on the team. Captain Evan Green,...

FHS cheer hosts Western Conference

Philip Foo, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019

The Freedom cheer team was faced with a problem when their competition at Wharton had to be canceled due to problems in the Wharton gymnasium. Now the Western conference will be held at Freedom on January 22nd . The problem with the Wharton location was a result of the ceiling being too low, putting th...

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