Andrew Hartsock (Managing sports editor)

Andrew was born and reared in Overland Park, but he has lived most of his life in Lawrence.

Andrew put himself through Kansas University by sacrificing nights and weekends to a part-time job as a sports writer at the Journal-World. After five years of KU toil, he was offered a full-time gig at the J-W, and it proved to be an offer he couldn't refuse.

In his two-plus decades of Journal-World servitude, Andrew has covered everything from preps to pros, from archery to wrestling.

He currently is associate sports editor, a fancy title meaning he can sacrifice his nights and weekends to help produce the Journal-World sports section. He also regularly writes a blog on the joys and challenges of commuting by bike called Rolling Along.

Andrew and his wife, Janice, have two children, Carlyn and Brooks.

Recent stories

FSHS volleyball finally home, but loses
October 4, 2013
Few could blame Free State High’s volleyball players if they had started to think somebody, somewhere had it in for them. The Firebirds lost their home opener — scheduled a full month into the season — to Sunflower League co-leaders Olathe East and Olathe South. By Andrew Hartsock
Dream team: Ex-Jayhawk Hull-Tietz relishes pro softball job
August 10, 2013
Since Maggie Hull-Tietz played her last softball game for KU a couple of months back, she joined the elite ranks of professional softball players, added a husband and a hyphen, took a quick two-week honeymoon, then reported back to her Bandits team, where she and her teammates found themselves title-hunting in National Professional Fastpitch. By Andrew Hartsock
Ex-KU star Angel Goodrich finding way in WNBA
June 25, 2013
Former Kansas University guard Angel Goodrich says she’s adapting well to the more physical brand of basketball in the WNBA. By Andrew Hartsock
Jump for joy: KU’s Andrea Geubelle relishes Indoor titles
March 12, 2013
The last time Andrea Geubelle was at an NCAA Track and Field Championships, she thought she had won another individual title but later learned she hadn’t. Friday, she thought she hadn’t won and later learned she had. By Andrew Hartsock
Veritas volleyball cruises to state crown
October 28, 2012
Veritas Christian avenged its most recent loss in the semifinals, then rolled over the Wichita Warriors in the championship match to win its second Kansas Christian Athletic Association state title in three years. By Andrew Hartsock
Ex-KU star McCray staying busy in WNBA
August 14, 2012
Danielle McCray is flip-flopping on the merits of the Olympics-necessitated break in the WNBA season.
Queen of Pain: Extreme cyclist Rebecca Rusch chases racing’s thrills to Kansas
May 31, 2012
They call her the Queen of Pain, but don’t be misled.
KU softball gets ‘complete’ rout of ISU
April 22, 2012
The first two games of Kansas University’s Big 12 weekend softball series with Iowa State weren’t much to look at.
FSHS softball falters in season opener
April 4, 2012
One of Free State High softball coach Lee Ice’s biggest concerns heading into the Firebirds’ season opener was how his two sophomore pitchers would react.
Firebirds baseball finally grabs first win, in extras against SM South
April 4, 2012
Free State High’s baseball scoreboard looked like something only a computer could love.

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Recent photos

Venus, sunspots and a solar flare are all visible in this photo, taken with a solar telescope.

This word cloud of the past 50 or so Rolling Along blogs shows the most common words in the blog. The larger the word, the more common its use.

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