FHS Press

Varsity valediction

Varsity valediction

Brianna McKee and Ava Colorito

October 30, 2015

As the season came to an end, seniors face the grief of farewells to their fellow teammates. For teams, losing seniors can be an emotional time and disadvantage to the younger teammates. However, the seniors leaving gives the underclassmen the chance to step up and run the show. The seniors who spent...

Duper Down

Breanna Leasure

October 30, 2015

Pascal Dupuis, a right wing for the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, has been a favorite player of many Pittsburgh fans and the other team players. Last season Dupuis, or ‘Duper’ suffered a blood clot in his lung. Even though it was caught before it could do any damage, Dupuis had to stop playing...

Boys ready to make playoff run

Boys ready to make playoff run

Reilly Collins and Grace Hutchison

October 30, 2015

Hours of practice, plenty of sweat, 17 regular season games and a deep sense of commitment to the team have led the boys’ soccer team to the much anticipated playoffs. Since the start of their season, the boys’ have focused on one main goal for the year, making it to the playoffs, but at the start...

Penguins’ puck slides into Cranberry

Breanna Leasure

September 30, 2015

In October of 2013, people traveling through Cranberry Township on Mars-Crider Rd. noticed a building constructed out of nowhere. After two years of strange cranes and machinery running non-stop, the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex has finally opened. The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex officially opened on...

Knee-deep in golf season

Knee-deep in golf season

Rachel DeCesaris and Brianna Frashure

September 30, 2015

The golf team went shooting for the green this year with seven seniors, five sophomores and one freshman. The team began practice in August to prepare for their season. The captains, Seniors Cameron James and Stu Skogsholm, along with the other players, have been working together to improve their skills....

Bulldogs gain support

Bulldogs gain support

Dereck Majors

September 30, 2015

The Freedom Bulldogs Football team has had a 3-20 record over the past three seasons, and their newly formed fan base is cheering them towards improvement. Starting with the first home football game, the Bulldogs have had a student section, being referred to as the ‘Dawg Pound’, in the right corner...

Spikes to fill and goals to meet

Spikes to fill and goals to meet

Lara Pavlick

September 30, 2015

The Cross Country team has new members looking to “fill the spikes” left from last year using tips and tricks to push themselves to reach their goals. Mr. Ed Shephard, coach of the Varsity team, is optimistic about the season ahead this year. “A key runner for the boys would be Jarrett Boyd,...

Off on a great foot

Off on a great foot

Reilly Collins and Grace Hutchison

September 30, 2015

For some, September brings about the start of school, but for the Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team it brings about the much awaited soccer season. As the cool Fall air blows, they’re hard at work practicing and competing against local schools. While most students spent June relaxing after just having...

Pirates suffering from divisional dismay

Devin Daley

September 30, 2015

Throughout this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been one of the best teams in the MLB. They have managed to keep themselves right behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who are winning games at a record pace. This is all great for Pirates fans, but it ultimately remains bittersweet that they’ll only be...

Girls’ Soccer set to follow high expectations

Girls’ Soccer set to follow high expectations

Joey Pail and Carly Park

September 30, 2015

The Fall season has arrived and with it, sports teams trying to fight for a winning season. Our own girls’ soccer team has returned and has brought the playoff expectations with them. Last year, the girls took it all the way to the semi-finals round of PIAA playoffs, falling to Greensburg Central Catholic. “Making...