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Bobby Nightengale

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New Veritas football coach ready to get started
April 19, 2014
It takes a lot of dedication to build a football program into a powerhouse. Veritas Christian believes it has found a coach who can make it happen, as the school announced Jon Brown as its new football coach earlier this week. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State girls runners-up in distance medley at Kansas Relays
April 19, 2014
Free State High’s track and field team features some of the top girls middle-distance runners in the state. At most meets, they are their own best competition, so it can be fun to watch when they’re all running together, as they did on the distance medley relay team, Friday at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS baseball escapes with win against SMN
April 18, 2014
Shortstop Cooper Karlin may be the shortest player on Free State High’s baseball team, but he’s come up big in clutch situations throughout the season. Karlin delivered a one-out walkoff single in the eighth inning to give the Firebirds a 1-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North on Thursday night at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State softball ‘coming alive,’ sweeps again
April 18, 2014
Free State’s softball team has struggled in close games this season. Sometimes the defense faltered, and in others the bats just wouldn’t cash in with runners in scoring position. That’s not the case anymore. By Bobby Nightengale
‘Little KU Relays’ still big deal
LHS, Free State compete at ‘more relaxed’ Lawrence High Invitational
April 17, 2014
It didn’t matter that some of the best track and field athletes weren’t competing in the Lawrence High Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at LHS. There was still a lot to prove. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds continue dual dominance in city tennis showdown
April 16, 2014
Free State High junior Sam Solis was locked in a back-and-forth tennis match against Lawrence High senior Panyin Boye-Doe on Tuesday afternoon at FSHS. The Firebirds had already clinched the dual victory, but sometimes there’s more on the line in the City Showdown. By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Boys Basketball Team
April 16, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Boys Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Girls Basketball Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Girls Basketball Team By Bobby Nightengale
2014 J-W All-Area Wrestling Team
April 14, 2014
A look at the 2014 Journal-World All-Area Wrestling Team By Bobby Nightengale
KU baseball splits with TCU
April 13, 2014
Most college baseball teams send out their No. 3 starting pitcher in the last game of their weekend series. Kansas University senior Frank Duncan isn’t a typical No. 3 starter. Duncan, a 6-foot-3 right-hander, struck out seven and gave up just one run on five hits over 8 1/3 innings to help the Jayhawks avoid being swept by TCU with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

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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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