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.
- Young steps down as LHS girls soccer coach
- July 2, 2015
- After three seasons at the helm of Lawrence High’s girls soccer program, Justin Young has decided to resign from his head-coaching duties.
- Free State soccer relying on experience to improve record
- June 30, 2015
- Free State girls soccer coach Kelly Barah knew that the 2015 season might be full of bumps and bruises with a large contigent of freshmen and sophomores getting quality minutes at the varsity level.
- Four-for-four: Cyclist Brad Huff wins pro criterium
- June 29, 2015
- For the fourth time in four tries, Brad Huff won the men’s pro race of the Tour of Lawrence’s downtown criterium Sunday after edging Garrick Valverde by less than a second. By Chris Duderstadt
- Flynn closes with 71
- June 26, 2015
- Free State senior golfer Jack Flynn knew he could put together a good round on the final day of the Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship tournament Thursday at Alvamar Country Club if he could get his putter going.
- Lawrence High soccer making offseason strides
- June 24, 2015
- Lawrence High’s boys soccer team is thin in terms of varsity experience that will be returning for the upcoming season, but expectations have not changed for LHS coach Mike Murphy and the Lions.
- Time together helps Lions improve
- June 5, 2015
- Lawrence High girls basketball coach Jeff Dickson knew that there would be some growing pains for the Lions in his first season at the helm in 2014-2015, but he stressed that they were important in order for the program to take strides forward.
- New boys basketball coach holds first FSHS camp
- June 4, 2015
- Free State High’s boys basketball camp has featured several new faces this week, including first-year head coach Sam Stroh. By Chris Duderstadt
- Determined: Lions have football championship aspirations
- June 2, 2015
- After ending the 2014 season with a 35-7 setback in the first round of the playoffs to eventual state champion Shawnee Mission East, Lawrence High’s football team has its aspirations set to make a much deeper postseason run in 2015. By Chris Duderstadt
- FSHS girls, boys bag second-place finishes
- May 31, 2015
- It was a day of mixed emotions for Free State High’s boys and girls track and field teams.