Chris Duderstadt (Part-time sports copy editor)

I was born and raised in Overland Park as the only child of Glen and Hilary Duderstadt. After graduating from Shawnee Mission West High School in 2009, I attended Baker University. I ran cross country and track for four years at Baker, and joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. While running and joining a fraternity required a lot of time commitment, the bulk of my schedule revolved around my work with the Baker Orange newspaper. I was the sports editor of the Baker Orange for my sophomore and junior years before becoming the editor-in-chief as a senior. I reported on every sport Baker had to offer with the exception of cross country and track since I competed in them. I graduated from Baker in May of 2013 with a degree in mass media, and moved to Orlando the day after to begin an internship with the Sanford River Rats of Florida Collegiate Summer Baseball League. At the conclusion of the Florida League season in August, I was named the FCSL Journalist of the Year at Tropicana Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. I have stayed true to my Kansas City roots as a fan of the Royals, Chiefs and Sporting KC. Although Sporting KC has been the only one of the three to have any postseason success during my 23 years of life, my fingers are crossed for the Royals to finally earn a playoff berth and for the Chiefs to pull out their first postseason win since I was 2. Along with working as a part-time copy editor at the sports desk, I also help out with reporting assignments as needed. I am also the house director at Delta Tau Delta at Baker and plan to help out with the BU cross country and track teams as my time allows it this year.

Recent stories

Lions relish track showing
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys and girls track-and-field teams combined to finish 11th of 15 teams at the Free State Barrier Breakers Invitational on Friday at Free State, but one probably would have guessed the Lions had finished a lot higher judging by the delighted mood of LHS coach Jack Hood. By Chris Duderstadt
LHS swimmers win home quad
April 22, 2015
Lawrence High swimmer Hannah Lee was one of three seniors who was honored in the middle of Tuesday’s LHS quadrangular, and she was smiling after the Lions came away with a victory on her special day.
Late goal dooms Free State soccer, 2-1
April 16, 2015
For 79 minutes and 59 seconds, Free State High’s girls soccer team led or was tied with Olathe Northwest, but the last second of Thursday’s match doomed the Firebirds.
Midweek treat: Efficient Jayhawks complete sweep
April 9, 2015
The offense continued to click for Kansas University’s baseball team as the Jayhawks completed a two-game sweep of New Mexico with a 10-5 victory over the Lobos on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt
Rough start: First-inning blues doom KU softball again
March 29, 2015
For the second straight day, Texas scored four runs in the top of the first. For the second straight day, Texas used that quick start to beat Kansas University softball. By Chris Duderstadt
Firebirds find success in opening track meet
March 28, 2015
The start of track season has been a rocky one for Free State senior Ryan Liston, but no one would be able to tell by how he competed in the FSHS Invitational on Friday.
Pitching carries KU to victory over Iowa
March 20, 2015
Since suffering a lopsided loss to Central Michigan on March 10, the Kansas starting rotation has helped the Jayhawks win three of their last four, including a 4-3 victory Friday over Iowa at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt
Burnett gains Missouri Sports Legend honor
March 18, 2015
Former Kansas University women’s basketball player Cheryl Burnett will be honored as a Missouri Sports Legend by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Saturday at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri, as part of the Women in Sports Luncheon.
Mistakes costly in KU baseball’s 8-2 loss
March 10, 2015
Early errors and base-running mistakes doomed Kansas University’s baseball team in a 8-2 loss to Central Michigan on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Droughts doom LHS girls, 46-23
March 8, 2015
Long scoring droughts have been the Lawrence High girls basketball team’s kryptonite for the majority of the season, and it was no different for the Lions in a 46-23 loss Saturday to Shawnee Mission Northwest in their sub-state title-game matchup. By Chris Duderstadt

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