FHS Press

New livestreaming equipment brings athletics to more spectators

The Pixellot camera unit is currently installed on the front of the stadium press box.

Keith Pawlowski, News Editor

September 30, 2020

In late August, current regulations from the Pennsylvania state legislature stated that spectators would not be allowed at sporting events, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation led the Freedom High school (FHS) and Freedom Middle School (FMS) to start looking into other ways to make sure parents...

Young team, close games define start to Boys Soccer

Sophomore Luke Snavely and a Beaver opponent race towards the ball in the Bulldogs'
scrimmage against the Bobcats on Sept. 9.

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

 As the summer wraps up, the Freedom boys soccer team looks forward to a new season and new opportunities. The team started preparing in late July, hoping for the season to continue despite the notorious virus. This year’s team consists of 21 players. There are four seniors, six juniors, eight sop...

Governor Wolf lifts spectator ban for fall sports

The Bulldog Stadium sits alone under the lights waiting for the upcoming fall sports to begin with players on the field and spectators in the stands.

Mikalah Smith and Paige Young

September 30, 2020

On Aug. 21, the PIAA voted 25-5 to let fall sports continue for the upcoming seasons with no spectators. This was a tough pill to swallow for parents and athletes, especially the senior class, because this was supposed to be their last year to shine. On Sep. 2, Governor Wolf lifted the spectator ban for high schoo...

Volleyball team starts season 0-2

Junior Sara Mengel spikes the ball over opponents from Ellwood City on Sept. 17,
2020.

Alexa Davis, Asst. Features/Copy Editor

September 30, 2020

The Freedom Area High School volleyball team began the season on Sept. 9, 2020, with a home scrimmage against Eden Christian. The final score of the game was 2-0 Eden, with Freedom following closely behind in every set. Their other home game on Sept. 17 was also a loss against Ellwood City but they w...

Girls Soccer rolls into action

Junior Tory Valles clears the ball out of the Bulldogs' territory in a game against
Mohawk on Sept. 23.

Pogue Regan, Copy Editor

September 30, 2020

As summer finally comes to an end, fall sports are picking up once again. After all of the confusion over whether or not fall sports would even begin, parents are happy to see that their children will still be able to play. There are still major restriction in place to ensure peoples safety as well a...

Football team starts season 1-1 with coaching changes

Senior quarterback Cole Beck prepares to throw the ball and get the offense rolling
against Riverside on Sept. 18.

Luke Snavely and Dylan Scheel

September 30, 2020

Before their first scrimmage game, the Freedom Football Team had been eagerly waiting to get back on the field for around 302 days, since their playoff defeat against Washington. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, players and coaches, as well as fans, feared that the wait would be even longer. Fortunate...

NFL draft draws record viewership as first major sporting event since shutdown

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the first pick in the 2020 draft from his basement at his home. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU, with the pick.

Matthew Levenson, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

The first round of the NFL draft started on Thursday, April 23 and concluded on Saturday, April 25. However, due to the impact COVID-19 has had on major live events, the draft was conducted completely virtual, as there was no in-person attendance. Despite the lack of flash and high-quality production,...

Seasons canceled… for the year

Seasons canceled… for the year

Matthew Levenson, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting millions of people across the world in many ways. In the United States, businesses, schools and other public places have shut down due to social distancing measures being taken, in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve, as experts are sayin...

Running in stride

Junior Baylee Roberts, senior Adam Hessler compete in the 4 x 400 events while freshman Finley Paxton runs the mile event at the TSTCA Indoor Track and Field Championship on February 22 at Edinboro University.

Matthew Levenson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Outdoor track and field doesn’t start until March. For most athletes, this start date is perfect, but there are a few who want to get a jump on their competition. These track and field members who want to get in more races, extra throws and early jumps are the ones who join the indoor track and field...

On deck: COVID-19

On May 2, 2019, then-junior Shyann Komara makes contact with the ball leading her to achieve one of the two hits she got during this game against Beaver.

Baylee Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief (Print)/Photo/Design Editor

April 1, 2020

The softball team’s season started, but was then put on hold due to the virus COVID-19. After all Beaver County schools were shut down the first time through March 16 to March 29, their season was suspended until students return to school. As of March 23, Beaver County schools received an extension o...