FHS Press

Bulldog boys look to rebound in 2015-16

Bulldog boys look to rebound in 2015-16

December 22, 2015

The boys’ basketball team began this year’s winter season under the direction of head coach Greg Cercone with the help of assistant coaches Justin Rapko, Franzee Barlamas, Corey Cochran and Jeffrey Griffith, FHS social studies teacher. The team kicked off their season by participating in the South...

Soccer head coach resignation in the spotlight

Soccer head coach resignation in the spotlight

Meghan Kiefer

December 22, 2015

During the Dec. 10 school board meeting, several parents and students expressed their thoughts to the board about the resignation of boys’ soccer head coach Craig Morgan. This topic is the source of much controversy within the Freedom Area School District, specifically with those involved in the high...

Freedom grapplers open season with win

Freedom grapplers open season with win

Hannah Walden

December 22, 2015

The Freedom Bulldogs wrestling team is looking to continue to move forward this year following last year’s success of Senior Levi Bonzo and Junior Kody Komara. With a winning score of 55-12 against Beaver on Dec. 9, this seems to be so. During this match, there were many moments of upperclassmen...

Lady Bulldogs retool

Lady Bulldogs retool

Leah Schieder and Marley Hoko

December 22, 2015

The Freedom girls’ basketball team took a hit when former Seniors Madison Daubenspeck, Casey Spieler, Jessica Palak and Alexis Shingleton graduated, but the team isn’t letting that hold them back this season. “The seniors from last season did a lot for us, but it just shows how much we have...

Short-handed goals

Devin Daley

November 24, 2015

The NHL saw its biggest rising star of the year go down with a “long-term” injury on Nov. 3 after getting tangled up with two Philadelphia Flyers’ defensemen and crashing into the boards. The result of the play was a fractured clavicle for Connor McDavid, who will need surgery and be out for “months”...

A legend’s legacy

November 24, 2015

In over 100 years of the University of Pittsburgh playing football, only ten players have played to a level deemed high enough for their numbers to be retired. One of which is Jim Covert, who grew up in Conway and played football for Freedom from 1974-1977. In his career Covert played on the Freedom...

Hitting the ice

Devin Daley and Kayla Eaton

November 24, 2015

The Blackhawk Cougars hockey team has opened the season with a 3-5 record through their first 8 games. Among those playing on the team, there are four Freedom students. Seniors Kenny Rose, Alex Lundy, and Stuart Skogsholm all returned to the varsity team this year and are joined by Sophomore James Kelly-Tindall...

End of the line

Joey Pail and Carly Park

November 24, 2015

On Nov. 4, the girls walked off the field after the last game of their season, having lost to Shady Side Academy 3-2. The sight of depression in the girls’ faces could be seen by everyone and reached down to all the hearts of parents and students in the stands. Not a word was said when they collected...

Girls’ soccer team claims section title

Girls’ soccer team claims section title

Joey Pail and Carly Park

October 30, 2015

The girls’ soccer team has made it to the WPIAL playoffs for the second year in a row. This is only the second year in Freedom history that Girls’ Soccer has made it to playoffs. Last year they lost to Greensburg Central Catholic putting them in 2nd place for WPIALS, but still allowing them to secure...

Racing against the clock

Racing against the clock

Lara Pavlick

October 30, 2015

The cross country team has been working to run faster times pulling inspiration and motivation from a variety of outlets. Junior Jarrett Boyd, one of the runners that Varsity Coach Mr. Ed Shephard has been training, shared about his inspirations for running up to 3 miles every week, as well as practicing...