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Bobby Nightengale (High school sports reporter)

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

Recent stories

Free State girls claim 6A swimming and diving crown
May 24, 2015
After the final race of the Class 6A girls state swimming and diving championships on Saturday, Free State High junior Cierra Campbell looked at the time on the clock and immediately went over to the edge of the pool to hug senior Courtney Caldwell, who started crying. The joys of a sweet, sweet victory.
FSHS boys, LHS girls take regional track titles
May 23, 2015
The Firebirds, who beat runner-up Shawnee Mission West, 115-106, celebrated by dumping water and ice from a cooler over their coach, Jordan Rose. By Bobby Nightengale
Washburn Rural edges Lions in nine innings
May 22, 2015
Lawrence High baseball players walked off the field stunned into silence on Thursday.
Firebirds’ swimmers have sights set on title at state
May 21, 2015
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team has won all of its meets and duals this season. Only one meet is left for the Firebirds: the Class 6A state tournament.
Lions fall one win short of state softball tourney
May 20, 2015
Lawrence High’s softball team has struggled at preventing big innings from popping up every few games. There was no stopping the big innings against Olathe North on Wednesday night in the regional championship.
Lions face tough test at regional baseball
May 20, 2015
Lawrence High baseball players don’t care what their record is. They’re ready to prove they still have the talent to earn a spot in the Class 6A state tournament.
LHS softball eyes redemption
May 20, 2015
Lawrence High softball players were disappointed with the way their season ended last year. They felt they had the pieces to earn a trip to the state tournament but were knocked out in the first round of regionals. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State baseball earns regional title, state berth
May 20, 2015
For the past two seasons, Free State High’s baseball team lost in the regional championship, one game shy of the state tournament. The Firebirds weren’t going to let another opportunity slip past them Tuesday. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds fired up for regionals
May 19, 2015
The top-seeded Free State High baseball players hope to keep their season alive at regionals today. They will face eighth-seeded Olathe North at 4 p.m. at FSHS. With a victory, they will play the winner of Olathe Northwest and Manhattan at 6 p.m. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS wins golf regional title, FSHS third
May 19, 2015
Lawrence High won a golf regional championship Monday, edging runners-up Olathe Northwest and Free State by one stroke. It was the first tournament win of the season for LHS, qualifying for the 6A state tournament next week. By Bobby Nightengale

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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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