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Pads poppin’ at LHSFSHS
August 22, 2014
For the first time in two months and the first time since fall practices began, Free State High and Lawrence High’s football teams were able to put the pads back on and hit each other. By Bobby Nightengale
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FSHS runners eye state-title repeat
August 20, 2014
At the beginning of fall practices last year, nobody could have predicted a Class 6A state championship for Free State High’s girls cross country team. By Bobby Nightengale
KU hoops target Mitchell Ballock talk of town
August 20, 2014
Eudora High sophomore Mitchell Ballock received hugs, high-fives and plenty of pats on the back Tuesday — the day after it was made public that he’d received a scholarship offer to play basketball at tradition-rich Kansas University. By Gary Bedore
FSHS grad Fish signs with Tabor
August 19, 2014
Free State High graduate Briggs Fish signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Tabor College in Hillsboro.
Heat greets prep practices
August 19, 2014
The first day of preseason practices for high school fall sports teams opened with a lot of heat, but that didn’t put a damper on any enthusiasm for the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
KU hoops offers Eudora’s Ballock
August 19, 2014
Eudora High sophomore combo guard Mitchell Ballock, who led the Cardinals to the Class 4A-II state championship last March and starred at this summer’s Stephen Curry camp in California, has been offered a scholarship to play basketball at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore
FSHS junior Flynn solid in top flight of city golf championship
August 17, 2014
For the first three holes on the back nine, Jack Flynn proved he belonged in the men’s championship flight at the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s city tournament Saturday at Eagle Bend. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS grad Montes de Oca eager for MU
August 15, 2014
Former Lawrence High pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca knew he had two strong choices for his future baseball career. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS grad inks with Millikin U.
August 13, 2014
Free State High graduate Innocent Anavberokhai signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Millikin University at the Lawrence Public Library’s auditorium Tuesday.
Hard charger: Lawrence High lineman Amani Bledsoe ‘tenacious’
August 5, 2014
Amani Bledsoe, an offensive tackle and defensive end, is one of the quietest players on the football team, but he lets his game do the talking. By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence swimmer snares 2 medals
August 4, 2014
Fifteen-year-old Lawrence native Michael Andrew medaled in two events Sunday at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
FSHS track’s Lane fifth at AAU Junior Olympics
August 2, 2014
Free State sophomore Avin Lane finished fifth among 15-16-year-old boys in the 200-meter dash at the AAU Junior Olympics, Saturday at Drake University.
City swimmer wins junior national title
August 2, 2014
Lawrence native Michael Andrew, 15, won his first junior national title in the men’s 100-meter backstroke Saturday at the Speedo Junior National Championships. He swam a personal-best time of 55.73, which just missed the meet record by 0.27 seconds.
Lawrencians swim at junior nationals
August 2, 2014
Free State High senior Courtney Caldwell placed 35th in the 100-meter freestyle Thursday at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
Ex-Eudora football coach charged in theft
August 2, 2014
Former Eudora High football coach Kevin Kopecky was charged with two counts of felony theft during his time coaching at Leavenworth, according to the Leavenworth Times.