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Lawrence wrestling takes second place

January 8, 2012

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— Lawrence High seniors Reece Wright-Conklin and Brad Wilson, junior Hunter Haralson and freshman Tristan Star took first place in their respective weight classes at the Maize Tournament on Saturday.

As a team, the Lions placed second with 261 points — just 13.5 points behind first-place Andale.

LHS coach Pat Naughton said he was encouraged by his team’s performance after the monthlong holiday layoff, but he thinks the team could have picked up a few more points and taken the top spot.

“In order to win a state championship, you have to score points, so that’s the lesson that we’re learning in this tournament,” Naughton said.

Lawrence will compete Wednesday at the Olathe Northwest dual, before traveling to the Newton Tournament of Champions on Friday and Saturday.

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