FHS Press

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success

Madison Snavely, Editor-in-Chief (Web)/Asst. Features Editor/Social Media Director/PR/Marketing Director

January 31, 2020

Pushing through the season, the boys basketball team currently has a 5-10 record. The team this season consists of 11 varsity players, which are swapped out at various times during games. After losing valuable seniors from last year’s season, the boys are working their hardest in best efforts for a s...

Defying the odds

Defying the odds

JoAnn Sharpless, Managing Editor (Web)

January 31, 2020

As of the writing of this article the Freedom girls basketball teams record is 11-4 meaning the team is currently sitting in fourth place in their section in the WPIAL. The team continues to fight back as this season keeps throwing challenges at them. After having two players out because of injuries, ...

Running into conflict

Running into conflict

Keith Pawlowski, Editorial Editor

January 31, 2020

Some student-athletes at Freedom say that they would like school sports to count towards their required gym credits. But what challenges actually stand in the way of making that dream into reality? Teachers revealed a number of problems that make gym credits for sports an unreasonable idea. One of...

Women need more representation in sports coverage

Women need more representation in sports coverage

Jalynn Falk, Sports Editor

December 21, 2019

Imagine being passionate about sports and wanting to tell the world about all of the facts and opinions you have on them. Whether it means a writer or wanting to make it on television, you know that you have so many stories to tell about the topic of sports. Now imagine that you are a woman that works...

Girls basketball team starts season off strong

Girls basketball team starts season off strong

Leah McNear, Co-Distribution Director

December 21, 2019

The girls basketball team began the new season on Dec. 6 with the annual Freedom Tip-off Tournament against Eden Christian, beating them 49-45. On the second day of the tournament, Freedom beat Sewickley Academy 39-38. The girls had a close game, with sophomore Renae Mohrbacher scoring the winning ...

Dribbling into a new season

Dribbling into a new season

Sarah Levenson, Features Editor

December 21, 2019

After its two preseason scrimmages and Mohawk’s tip-off tournament, the boys basketball team starts out its season strong. Preseason games gave the team the chance to work on their teamwork skills, which helped them a great deal in their first few official games. Despite the loss of some key players du...

Wrestling team begins season off with rough start, hopes to improve

Wrestling team begins season off with rough start, hopes to improve

Mason Hedge, Managing Editor (Print)/Co-Distribution Director

December 21, 2019

As the weather outside gets colder and the gymnasium fills with more people, winter sports are finally in season. This means that the varsity wrestling team is officially back on the mats and in action. It’s time to see if all of the hard work the boys made will finally pay off.  The team traveled...

A warm-up before Warm-ups

A warm-up before Warm-ups

JoAnn Sharpless, Managing Editor (Online)

December 1, 2019

As the weather starts to cool, and the falling leaves turn into snow, a certain sports season comes closer. The sound of people running, balls being dribbled and buzzers going off. It’s the start of the basketball season.  After ending their season last year with a record of 6-13, the girls hope to...

Time to circle up

Time to circle up

Mason Hedge, Co-Distribution Director/ Managing Editor (Print)

December 1, 2019

As the weather gets colder, the fall sports are just beginning to wrap up and come to an end. With that, the winter sports are ready to begin. When mats hit the floor and the sweat from young student athletes start to drip onto them, only one sport comes to mind. That’s right, it’s time for wrestlin...

Football team eliminated from playoffs, defeated in quarterfinals

Football team eliminated from playoffs, defeated in quarterfinals

Matthew Levenson, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Upon finishing the regular season with a 7-3 overall record and 5-2 in the section, the Bulldogs found themselves sitting in second place in a close competition for the section championship. Entering playoffs as the eighth seed, the Bulldogs played their first game at home against the Charleroi Coug...