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Free State wrestling

2014 J-W All-Area Wrestling Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Wrestling Team By Bobby Nightengale
Lions Clothier, Jones take state wrestling titles
March 2, 2014
Alan Clothier won the 182-pound state championship by a 2-1 decision over Shawnee Mission Northwest’s LaPhonso McKinnis on Saturday afternoon at Hartman Arena. By Bobby Nightengale
Two LHS wrestlers reach state finals
March 1, 2014
Lawrence High’s Alan Clothier at 182 pounds and Alex Jones (heavyweight) went 3-0 Friday in the Kansas 6A State Wrestling Tournament and will compete today in their respective championship matches.
Clothier champ again; Lions send 8, Free State 5 to state wrestling
February 23, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Alan Clothier won his second regional championship as eight of the Lions’ 10 wrestlers qualified Saturday for the Class 6A state meet.
Lions’ Clothier wins Sunflower League wrestling title
February 16, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore wrestler Alan Clothier took another step in pursuit of his ultimate goal — a Class 6A state championship. Ranked by Kansas coaches as Class 6A’s top wrestler at 182 pounds, Clothier was relentless in manhandling Shawnee Mission Northwest’s LaPhonso McKinnis by major decision, 18-6, in the championship match of the Sunflower League tournament on Saturday at Olathe North.
Lions look to surprise at league wrestling
February 15, 2014
Lawrence High’s wrestling team won’t walk into the Sunflower League championship at 9 a.m. today with the high ranking that it had last year.
FSHS wrestling quartet place 10th
February 9, 2014
Free State wrestlers Sid Miller, Sam Skwarlo and Tyler Sampson each took third place in their weight classes on Saturday at the Silver Lake Invitational.
Lions rally for City Showdown wrestling rout of Firebirds
January 30, 2014
Lawrence High’s Johnny Drake wasn’t going to let anything stand in his way during Wednesday night’s City Showdown. Not even a black eye and a busted lip. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS wrestlers ninth at Paola
January 26, 2014
Colton Steele placed third at 160 pounds, and Sam Skwarlo was third at 170 as Free State High’s wrestling team finished ninth among 16 schools Saturday at the Paola Tournament.
FSHS wrestlers send off seniors with win
January 17, 2014
Free State High’s wrestling team won six of eight victories by pin on its way to a 45-27 dual victory over Topeka on Thursday at FSHS. By Chris Duderstadt
FSHS wrestlers sixth at SMS
January 12, 2014
Free State’s Sam Skwarlo placed second in the 170-pound weight class, and the Firbirds’ wrestling team took sixth among 15 schools Saturday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational.
FSHS wrestling adds Topeka dual
January 9, 2014
After weather forced the Free State High wrestling team to postpone its home dual against K.C. Wyandotte on Tuesday, the team will face Topeka High at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 in Lawrence. It will also serve as the Firebirds’ senior night.
FSHS wrestling sixth at SMNW
December 15, 2013
Sam Skwarlo, at 170 pounds, and Tyler Sampson, 285, won their weight classes as the Free State wrestling team took sixth at the Cougar Invitational on Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Old, new Firebirds set to start winter seasons
December 4, 2013
Some are young, some old and some in-between. The experience level varies greatly from team to team among winter sports programs at Free State High. Here is a look at each that gets its season started this week. By Benton Smith
Winter prep sports get underway
November 18, 2013
In all honesty, Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law didn’t expect to have so many players on the first day of winter sports tryouts Monday. By Benton Smith

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