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Bobby Nightengale (High school sports reporter)

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

Recent stories

New FSHS coach ‘excited’ by opportunity
April 19, 2015
Free State High didn’t have to search far to find its next head boys basketball coach. By Bobby Nightengale
Clark, Dabney doing their part
April 18, 2015
Free State High seniors Kiara Clark and Gabbi Dabney stepped into new roles this season, and they shined in their first big meet.
Lions rally but fall to O-South
April 16, 2015
Lawrence High’s baseball players don’t celebrate moral victories. But they were proud of what they accomplished on Thursday.
Quick study: Firebird Robinson takes hurdle titles
April 16, 2015
Free State High junior Tayvien Robinson didn’t go out for the track team for the past two years. But this spring, he wanted to join some of his best friends on the Firebirds squad, and he’s doing more than just having fun on the sidelines. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS softball wins 12-2
April 14, 2015
Good hitting. Good pitching. Strong defense. It was just the way Lawrence High’s softball team drew it up on Tuesday against Shawnee Mission South. The Lions cruised to a 12-2 victory at LHS, shortened to six innings because of the 10-run rule.
Free State tennis blanks Lawrence High
April 14, 2015
Free State High sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle took his losses and lumps last year in No. 1 singles, facing opposing team’s best players. Now he’s delivering some revenge.
Firebirds rip Raiders
April 11, 2015
For the first time this season, Free State High’s softball players swung their bats the way they wanted. By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence High shot putter pushing past cerebral palsy, conventional expectations
April 11, 2015
There wasn’t an announcement. Lawrence High School junior Matthew Whaley heard his name called, rolled into the shot put circle, threw the shot, then waited for his next throw. So simple, but that’s just the way he wants it. Whaley, 18, was born with cerebral palsy. All he’s wanted, he said, is to be treated just like everybody else. By Bobby Nightengale
Beeley’s goal sends Firebirds past Lansing
April 11, 2015
Free State High freshman Sydni Beeley saw the clock running down in overtime on Friday against Lansing and knew she had to take a chance.
Lions leave no doubt in Game 2 victory
April 9, 2015
Despite chilly temperatures and a lot of wind, Lawrence High softball players were happy to play a doubleheader on Thursday.

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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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