Free State wrestling

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
LHS, FSHS wrestlers match up with Sunflower League’s best
February 9, 2013
Lawrence High wrestling, the No. 7 squad in Class 6A, will have its work cut out for it at today’s Sunflower League championships, LHS coach Pat Naughton says. By Benton Smith
Ozark wins individual title for Free State wrestling
January 27, 2013
Sterling Ozark won an individual championship, and Free State High’s wrestling team placed sixth among 16 teams Saturday at the Osawatomie Invitational.
LHS wrestlers overwhelm FSHS
January 23, 2013
Lawrence High’s wrestlers, ranked No. 7 in the Class 6A team standings, came into Wednesday’s City Showdown against rival Free State as heavy favorites. The Lions then proved their superiority by taking victories in nine of the 13 contested weight classes and winning eight of those by pinfall. By Benton Smith
Firebirds, Lions take rivalry 1-on-1 in city wrestling showdown
January 23, 2013
In the realm of high school wrestling, some meets just mean more than others. Any Lion or Firebird could vouch for that as both Lawrence High and Free State head into today’s City Showdown dual — 7 p.m. start at FSHS. By Benton Smith
Free State wrestling 11th at Paola
January 20, 2013
Free State High’s wrestling team placed 11th among 16 teams Saturday in the Paola Invitational.
FSHS wrestling falls in SMNW dual
January 17, 2013
Shawnee Mission Northwest defeated Free State, 45-35, on Wednesday in a high school wrestling dual.
FSHS wrestling last at Bobcat Classic
January 13, 2013
Free State High’s wrestling team took last place out of 36 teams at the Bobcat Classic on Saturday at Basehor-Linwood.