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Revolution

New baseball coach has big plans for season

New baseball coach has big plans for season

Ryley Castro, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under #TeacherFeature, Sports

A new season for the Patriots baseball team brought a new coach with potential to make the team better. Coach Robert “Tripp” Merrell plans to use his prior experience to create a strong team for their upcoming season. "I started out coaching at Webber International for a few years back when I...

Girls soccer prepares for an exciting season

Girls soccer prepares for an exciting season

Ana Lamlein, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The varsity girls soccer tryouts are coming up on October 22, however the team has been preparing for a month already. With four new captains, and an expected large turnout for try outs, this might be their most successful year yet. Senior captains, Kelsey Skendziel, Bethany Green, Alana Salgado,...

The Sophomore Five

The Sophomore Five

Katie Matthews, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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Freedom’s volleyball team this season has five sophomores starting on the varsity team. Jayla Butler, Hayden Wooldridge, Sara Solgot, Sol Martinez, and Charlotte Saxton have all earned their spot on varsity this year. “I have probably improved the most in setting,” Butler said. “I’m glad...

Freedom’s three-headed quarterback monster

Freedom’s three-headed quarterback monster

Katherine Matthews, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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Freedom High School’s football team is has a dilemma. Who should be the starting quarterback? There are at least three players in consideration and the coaches have different opinions on who has the capability and initiative to play this position. Quarterback coach Spencer Hensel, is one of...

New coach, new energy

New coach, new energy

Lance Etelkozi, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


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Freedom High School hired Head Coach Henry Scurry to replace the retiring Floyd Graham in the spring of 2018, ushering in a new era of Freedom High School football. Because of Scurry’s early hire date, he was able to run spring football and summer workouts. Scurry wanted to focus on individual work...

The Final Four

The Final Four

Genevieve Clark, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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As some FHS tennis players begin hanging up their racquets, four Freedom champions will continue practicing on the court as they head to the State Championship. Regionals took place Tuesday, April 24 and, it was a tough battle for FHS players. Only Julianna Gibson, 10, won her singles match against...

FHS Tennis Champs

FHS Tennis Champs

Genevieve Clark, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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The District Championship for the Freedom High School tennis team took place April 16 and 17 at Hillsborough Community College. The top five players from the girls’ and boys’ teams played multiple matches and qualified for finals against King, Leto, and Gaither. Both teams went undefeated in their...

Introducing Coach Quick

Introducing Coach Quick

Anna Lamlein, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Coach Quick is finishing up his second year working at Freedom. Along with being an FHS tennis coach, Quick teaches all levels of English. Before teaching at Freedom, Quick taught Italian for six years at Ben Hill Middle School. After deciding to take on the new challenge of being a FHS tennis coach,...

Quest for the Cup

Quest for the Cup

Kevin Jefferis, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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The Lightning will start their quest for the cup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils, with the Lightning being the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning are considered to be one of the favorites to win the cup, but to accomplish that it will take...

Athletic Atkinson

Athletic Atkinson

Kevin Jefferis, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Freedom High School has just gained a new distance coach for track, Brian Atkinson. Atkinson is no stranger to the world of distance running as he was a three-time state champion in cross country and track while at Melbourne High School. His success continued at Duke University, where he took home...

Patriots Fall to Bulls

Patriots Fall to Bulls

JD Flahart, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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The Freedom vs Bloomingdale Boys Lacrosse game on Tuesday night did not end the way the Patriots thought it would. The Patriots fell to the Bulls 6-3, making the team’s record 2-4. The game started off fast-paced with both teams being tied at 1 at the end of the first quarter. At the end of the...

Freedom Takes Tough Loss Against Top Team

Freedom Takes Tough Loss Against Top Team

Matt Bogdanoff, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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Tuesday night, the Freedom Patriots traveled to Sickles High School to play against the Gryphons. The Gryphons (ranked the ninth best team in Tampa Bay) provided the Patriots with a difficult challenge as they looked to improve to 6-6 on the season. Kyle Lanphere, 12, was on the mound for the Patriots...

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