Reece Conklin uses his legs to keep opponent B.T. O'Hara on the ground with just a few seconds remaining in the match. Conklin held the Columbus Wrestling Club's O'Hara scoreless, 5-0, to become Sunflower Kids Wrestling Club's first three-time state champion.
Bob Drake instructs two students on the proper eye contact and body position to the basket. Drake has built his Excellence in Basketball program around teaching kids proper shooting techinique.
The Coyotes stretch before practice.
Blake Greenfield attempts to pin his opponent Lucas Stacey in the fifth-place match of the 14-and-under, 120 pound class.
Reece Conklin wrestles against B.T. O'Hara in the finals of the 12-and-under 100-pound divison. Conklin held the Columbus Wrestling Club's O'Hara scoreless, 5-0, to become Sunflower Kids Wrestling Club's first three-time state champion.
Nick Pursel, top, holds his oppoenent Sunday at the Kansas State Tournament. Pursel went on to place fourth after a tough one-point loss in the 12-and-under, 100 pound division.
Payton Covert, left, works for a takedown on Feb. 26 at teh U.S. Girls Wrestling Association Kansas State Tournament. Covert won the title in her 12-and-under division weight class.
Nick Pursel defeats his opponent in the sub-semis Sunday afternoon. With the win Pursel advanced to the third and fourth place match, where he took fourth place in the 12-and-under division at the Kansas State Tournament.
Sunflower Wrestler Blake GreenField drives his opponent's head into the mat Sunday in the sub-semis of the Kansas State Tournament. Greenfield lost the match, but qualified for the fifth and sixth place finals match, where he defeated Chanute's Lucas Stacy to capture fifth place in state in the 14-and-under 120 pounds divison.
Kent Houk, left, John Carmody and Ray Buffalomeat work on putting netting up behind the backstop at the 4-H Fairgrounds fields on March 11.
Brian Wise and Michael Ison dig out a hole on March 11 where third base will go on field 4-H East.
Josh Hanson, left, locks with a Clay County Wrestling Club wrestler Sunday morning at the Kansas State Championships. Hanson won the match 2-1 before dropping his next one, eliminating him from competition.
Hunter Haralson, top, works against Gray County's Jaysten McClure in the 10-and-under 70 pound weight class Sunday at the Kansas State Championships at the Topeka Expocenter. Haralson won the match 9-1 to capture his second state championship in three years.
Chris Turner and his son Tim, repair a fence by the dugout at the 4-H Fairgrounds on March 11. Volunteers worked to make field improvements before the season starts on April 24.
Josh Hanson lifts his opponent off the mat Sunday morning at the Topeka Expocenter. Hanson would go on to lose his next match and be knocked out of the tournament.
Members of the Coyotes Wrestling Club pose for a picture after practice in January.
Levi Flohrschutz, top, battles a wrestler from Hard Knox Gym in Wichita on Sunday. Flohrschutz lost the match and was knocked out of the state tournament.
Emaleigh Clark wrestles in a Desoto Tournament on Feb. 2 with the Coyotes Wrestling Club. Clark placed fourth at the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association Kansas State Championships.
Nick Pursel, Blake Greenfield, Hunter Haralson and Reece Conklin all finished in the top five at the state tournament in this 2006 photo.
Abbey Bays raises her arms after receiving her medal for her third place vault finish at the state tournament.
Reece Conklin prepared to bring his opponent to the ground on Saturday at the Topeka Expocenter during the finals of the 12-and-under, 100 pound division.
Annie Soderberg and Rosie Schaumburg stand to be recognized for their first and second place finishes, respectively, on the beam at the state tournament on March 11.
Hunter Haralson, top, runs a stack in the first round of the Kansas State Tournament on Saturday at the Topeka Expocenter.
Akram Laytimi and Nicole Vanahill smile for the camera at the Spring to the Summit meet on March 18.
Reece Conkin, left, and Hunter Haralson pose with their state title plaques Sunday at the Topeka Expocenter in this 2006 photo.
Bob Drake breaks down shooting technique. Drake gives private lessons and also teaches at various camps acrtoss Kansas and in other states.
Nick Pursel, top, works for points in his sub-semis match Sunday as the referee gets a close look. Pursel won the match, which put him in the third and fourth place in state competition for the 12-and-under 110 pounds division.
Bailey Harrell drives to score a goal Sunday at Heritage Soccer Park in Olathe. Harrell scored two goals in the Enforcers' first game of the spring season to help her team defeat the KC Strikers Navy, 6-0. Look for the Crowd Shots photo gallery online at www.ljworld.com/game/.
Reece Conklin, top, works a breakdown against one of his early round opponents at the Topeka Expocenter. Conklin went on to sweep through the competition and take the state title in the 12U, 100-pound division to beacome the first three-time state champion in the Sunflower Kids Wrestling Club's history.
Blake Greenfield records a fall in the opening round of the state championships on Saturday. Greenfield finished in fifth-place in the state for the 14-and-under, 120pound division.
Natalie Rainbolt competes in the floor routine during the Winter Cup on Dec. 10 at Lawrence Gymnastics Academy.