Freedom Area High School's Student Newspaper

FHS Press

Freedom Area High School's Student Newspaper

FHS Press

Freedom Area High School's Student Newspaper

FHS Press

Locked in: Focused intently on the strike zone, sophomore Zachary Kuntz winds up to throw his pitch. Kuntz pitched for the New Brighton game on April 9, which ultimately ended with a Bulldog victory of 13-7.

Baseball team makes playoffs for first time in five years

Noah Brandon, Photo Editor May 23, 2024

The baseball team was optimistic about the coming season after winning their first non-conference game against Carlynton. They managed to offset their losses by closing out the majority of their games...

City of champions: Despite being 20th in the first round pick, the Steelers had a stream of success when drafting for the upcoming season. Their draft received an A grade from numerous sources.

Steel City sports

Bryson Deal, Copy Editor May 23, 2024

Pittsburgh sports fans have not celebrated a championship win in any sport since the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2017. This seven-year drought has frustrated many fans and residents of the Pittsburgh...

Final race: Standing proud, the girls 4x100 relay team takes the podium at the WPIAL track meet. With their placement, they advanced to state finals, which was the final race for the seniors.

Track athletes compete in state finals

Madison Meyer, News Editor May 23, 2024

The Freedom Bulldogs Track and Field team had a quick end to their season with many cancellations, resulting in only two section meets. Though they had a lack of section meets, the girls team was able...

Sporty celebration: Smiling, Emilee Waggoner accepts her senior present from junior Annabelle Komlos. Despite not attending Freedom herself, Waggoner served as a vital aspect to the Freedom softball team through her years of dedication to the sport.

Softball season concludes with optimism

Calla Reynolds, Managing Editor May 23, 2024

With 15 completed games under their belts, the softball team officially concluded the 2024 season with a final record of 4-11. The final game for the girls was on the home field against Western Beaver,...

Passing off: Switching places on the field, junior Thomas Ward and senior Tyler Schultheis, pass equipment to each other. Since Ward is the only catcher, he often needs a baserunner, which gives Ward time to get ready for the next inning.

Baseball team improves, secures section wins

Skylar Scobbo, Features Editor April 30, 2024

So far this season, the baseball team has faced many challenges in the short amount of time they have played, the season started strong with the first few scrimmages. Later, the team moved to their section...

Prepared participants: Gathered in a group, Special Olympic students smile after attending the Special Olympics Preview Day at Moon Township Park on March 22. This day allowed students to try different sports, meet other students, and learn about the upcoming Special Olympics.

Students participate in Special Olympics

Lainey Tuszynski, Social Media Director April 30, 2024

Athletic events are a place where students of all ages, personalities and backgrounds can come together and participate in a common interest. Whether students participate in team-oriented or individual...

Warming up: Stretching before practice, sophomore Alyssa Bearer warms up her legs before she begins to workout. Stretching is a vital part to having a good and safe practice.

Batting off the field

Calla Reynolds, Managing Editor April 30, 2024

Right off the bat, the softball team came face-to-face with several challenges leading into their 2024 season. With two victorious scrimmages under their belt, the team had a great start to the season,...

Catching air: Clearing the hurdle, junior Riley Tokar focuses on the track in front of her. If a runners foot were to catch a hurdle, they are designed to tip over easily to prevent injury.

Pushing through the competition

Joseph Castelli, Sports Editor April 30, 2024

After just three total meets, the track and field team has had more meet cancellations than normal this year. These cancellations had unique impacts which affected each team member diffrently. The weather...

Shooting stance: Carrying the puck down the ice, senior Aiden Pournaras looks for a goal on the net at his All-Star hockey game at Robert Morris ice rink. Three students from Central Valley got to play in teh sectional All-star game.

Fresh ice

Colton Blank, Assistant Sports Editor March 26, 2024

When winter comes around, people begin searching to find a good ice rink where they can spend time with their friends. While Beaver County has Brady’s Run, right outside is Robert Morris University (RMU)....

Basketball frenzy: Every March, college basketball fans develop predictions as to which college will win March Madness. Typically, predictions are made based upon teams previous records and their current standing in the season.

Madness ensues

Brodie Falk, Assistant News Editor March 26, 2024

As the college basketball season comes to an end, fans become more and more excited for the arrival of one of the most unique tournaments in the world. The NCAA hosts the Men's and Women's playoff tournaments,...

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