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Free State wrestling

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
World Company Cup returns to Free State
June 12, 2013
For the seventh time in eight years, the World Company Cup belongs to Free State High. The trophy, awarded since 2006 to the school that prevails most often in City Showdowns and other competitions between rivals Lawrence High and Free State, spent the last year on display at LHS. However, the Lions’ claim to the cup proved short-lived, as Free State conquered the Lions, 17-9, in the standings. By Benton Smith
Journal-World All-Area Wrestling Team
April 2, 2013
The 2013 Journal-World All-Area wrestling team is revealed. By Benton Smith
Lions’ Andrew Denning wins big at state wrestling
February 23, 2013
Andrew Denning pinned Gardner-Edgerton’s Emilio Fowler with 35 seconds left in the third period of the 182-pound Class 6A state title match Saturday at Hartman Arena to finish a perfect 4-0 and end his prep career as a champion. By Benton Smith
City wrestlers wait at state
February 21, 2013
After scrambling to beat Thursday’s snow onslaught and get down to Wichita a day early, on Wednesday, wrestlers from Lawrence High and Free State will have to wait a little longer to hit the mats and compete today at the Class 6A state tournament. By Benton Smith
Nine Lions, six Firebirds punch tickets to state wrestling
February 17, 2013
Four Lawrence High wrestlers won Class 6A regional titles and five more secured state-tournament berths, but no Lion had an easier Saturday on the mats at Free State than senior Andrew Denning. By Benton Smith
LHS wrestlers place high, but team just fifth at Sunflower League
February 9, 2013
As much as Lawrence High’s wrestlers felt positive about many of their performances Saturday at the Sunflower League championship tournament, the Lions couldn’t keep their competitive natures from making them a little disappointed, too. By Benton Smith