Bobby Nightengale (High school sports reporter)

Bobby is the high school sports reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.

Recent stories

Lions rely on defense to subdue Firebirds
February 28, 2015
All it takes is a few plays for Lawrence High’s boys basketball players to find a rhythm on offense. On Friday in the City Showdown, the Lions used their defense to create some momentum.
String of strikes lifts Lions’ Erickson at regional
February 26, 2015
It didn’t matter that spots for the state bowling tournament were on the line. Lawrence High senior Ashlee Erickson felt no pressure on Thursday afternoon at Royal Crest Lanes.
Free State wrestling enjoys banner season
February 26, 2015
Free State High wrestlers have put together one of their strongest seasons in the past decade. They’re not done yet.
Marissa Pope a fixture for LHS
February 26, 2015
Four years ago, Lawrence High senior point guard Marissa Pope made her varsity debut as a freshman. By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence High girls cruise past SM East
February 25, 2015
The first quarter has not been friendly to Lawrence High’s girls basketball team this season. That changed on Tuesday against Shawnee Mission East.
LHS boys come back for victory over SME
February 25, 2015
It didn’t matter that opposing players were fired up and the crowd turned into a loud roar, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team refused to back down on Tuesday.
Hack, Gudde power FSHS
February 22, 2015
No defense was going to stop Free State High senior guard Weston Hack and junior forward Hunter Gudde on Saturday night. Not with the way they were shooting.
Portela, Ziegler spark FSHS swimming to third at state
February 21, 2015
In Hollywood, a sequel never lives up to the success of the original. That doesn’t apply to Free State High sophomore Jordan Portela, who dominated his competition once again at the Class 6A state swimming and diving championships Saturday. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS boys can’t catch O-East
February 21, 2015
Free State High’s boys basketball team knew what to expect out of Olathe East on Friday night. But Free State just couldn’t hit enough shots down the stretch in a 52-44 loss at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
Late surge lifts Free State girls
February 21, 2015
Holding on to a two-point lead entering the fourth quarter, Free State High’s girls basketball players just flipped a switch. There weren’t any magic words said in the huddle. They just knew what this game meant to each other.

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Recent photos

Santa Fe Trail’s girls basketball team celebrates its state-championship victory over Frontenac on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Park City.

Eudora’s Mitchell Ballock (24) looks for a teammate while under pressure from a Scott City defender in the state-championship game of Class 4A-II on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Park City.

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