Success at State

Success at State

Rhyen Standridge, Staff Photographer

March 3, 2020

A huge season for this years wrestling team, sending 4 male qualifiers who all came back with medals. Throughout the season, the team kept their heads up and reminded themselves that the losses they had in the season were making them stronger for what truly mattered, the state tournament. David Cross...

Boys Wrestling Competes at State Championship

Junior Kaden Hart prepares to pin his opponent. Hart placed first at the District Championship, meaning he will advance to State.

Kayla Reyes, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

This past weekend, the boys wrestling team competed at the District Championship at Francis Howell High School. Junior Kaden Hart took home the District Champion title with a first place ranking, with freshman Aidan Hernandez and sophomore Peyton Shepard also advancing to the State Championship. State ...

Destroying Districts

Junior Kaden Hart prepares to pin his opponent. Hart placed first at the District Championship, meaning he will advance to State.

Rhyen Standridge, Staff Photographer

February 20, 2020

The varsity boys wrestling team competes their hearts out for their place in the state tournament. The team had a hard fought district tournament on Feb 14-15. with many of the individuals advancing to the semi-finals round. In the end the team sent on 4 athletes to the state tournament. Aidan Herna...

Varsity Boys Wrestling Takes Tough Loss

Varsity Boys Wrestling Takes Tough Loss

Erin Reitz, Staff Photographer

February 4, 2020

The Varsity boys wrestling team faced a challenging competitor, Holt, on Wednesday Jan. 29. The team fought hard and won a few individual victories, but was overall defeated in the end with a score of 41-28. "We did good in some areas but still need to get better in others," says freshman Aidan Hernand...

Tear Down with Timberland

Two boys wrestle on the mats in a recent dual. Francis Howell Central's wrestling team won with a 39-36 lead.

Zoe Michals, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

Tuesday January 28, the varsity boy’s wrestling team competed in a home dual against Timberland. The score was close up to the very end, but the Spartans pulled ahead in the final matches to defeat the Wolves with a 39-36 win.  Juniors Andrew Mirth, Khris Humes, and Kaden Hart competed hard to defend thei...

The Toll On Timberland

freshman Sophia Miller was one of three girls to compete against Timberland High School. Here she can be seen putting in the hours required to succeed in matches like the one they had on Tuesday.

Kana Chung and Natalie Walsh

January 30, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, three girls form the FHC wrestling team faced off against Timberland High School. Although the Howell Central girls wrestling team currently lists 22 people on their official MSHSAA roster, many schools don’t gain as much female interest. Timberland lists seven athletes on their r...

Wonder Woman Wrestling in Columbia

Senior Sophia Tran placed fourth at the tournament on Jan. 3 and 4. She earned a plaque for her sucsesses.

Natalie Walsh and Kana Chung

January 15, 2020

The girls wrestling team traveled for the first time to Columbia Missouri to compete in the Wonder Woman Wrestling Tournament. On Jan. 3 and 4, the girls competed and won awards. One of these awards was won by senior Sophia Tran who placed fourth in the tournament. “I got fourth place… I have...

Cut the Gut to Make the Cut

Two wrestlers compete.  By cutting weight, a wrestler can gain the cutting edge.

Anna Carroll, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2019

145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285…See the pattern? The difference from number to number, from weight class to weight class is the hard-earned product of hundreds of calories, countless workouts and ceaseless dedication. By dropping pounds, wrestlers hope to gain an athletic edge against their ...

Girls Wrestling Prepares for First Meet

Female wrestlers practice as they prepare for their first match on Dec. 12

Natalie Walsh and Kana Chung

December 11, 2019

The girls wrestling team takes on Seckman high school Dec. 12. This will be the team’s first match in MSHSAA history. Seckman, on the other hand, has competed in two matches prior to this one, losing both. Despite the Seckman Jaguar’s losses so far in the season, they finished last year with a...

Taking the mat

Taking the mat

Emma Hultz, Taylor Krieg, staff photographer

December 6, 2019

By only having a guys wrestling team it has made it hard for girls over the years who were interested in wrestling to join and start learning the sport. This year marks the first year that FHC will have had a girls wrestling team, and now having wrestling as an option for girls will hopefully help i...

Fierce first female

Sophia Tran wins her first match on December 5th against Fort Zumwalt South. This was the first win by a girl in the school's history.

Jacob Edwards, Staff reporter

February 25, 2019

Wrestling is a physical and mental sport. It takes every ounce of strength possible to be successful, and even then there is no guarantee of success. For the longest time, wrestling was known as a purely male sport. But times are changing, and so is the sport. This winter, Francis Howell Central introduc...

Winning in Winnetonka

Senior Austin Smith prepares himself to take down his opponent. His goal for the season; make it to the state level.

Maddie Fuller, Staff reporter

February 7, 2019

The wrestling team had another successful meet as the varsity team went to their Winnetonka Invitational on Jan. 18th-19th. As a team, the varsity team got eighth. Individually, they had four people placed in the top. Four people ended up in finals. One person took first, two people took second, and one...

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