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Chris Duderstadt (Shawnee Dispatch sports reporter)

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.

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Bishop Seabury senior Mikey Wycoff comes up with a steal in the second half of the Seahawks' 69-45 sub-state quarterfinal win over Maranatha on Monday at BSA. Wycoff led the Seahawks with 23 points.

Lawrence High senior Santino Gee wraps his arms around Olathe South junior Nick Jouret during the 170-pound championship match at the Class 6A state wrestling tournament on Saturday at Hartman Arena in Park City.

Lawrence High senior Santino Gee walks off the mat after losing a 3-2 decision to Olathe South junior Nick Jouret in the 170-pound title match of the Class 6A state wrestling tournament on Saturday at Hartman Arena in Park City.

Lawrence High senior Tucker Wilson wraps his body around Washburn Rural's Nathan Iles in the fifth-place match of the of the 182-pound weight class at the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday at Hartman Arena in Park City. Wilson won by a 15-3 major decision.

Free State junior Isaiah Jacobs wiggles free of the grasp of Wichita South's Malachi Karibo in the fifth-place match of the 132-pound weight class at the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday at Hartman Arena in Park City. Jacobs won the match by a 5-3 decision.

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