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

FSHS, LHS girls set sub-state sights high
March 4, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team set a school record by winning 16 regular-season games, but starting today, none of those matter to the Firebirds.
Lawrence high school grad DeLaune to be enshrined in San Antonio Hall
February 28, 2015
Longtime sports broadcaster and 1951 Liberty Memorial High School (now Lawrence High) alumnus Gary DeLaune will be enshrined into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame today at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. By Chris Duderstadt
Free State girls extend winning streak to four
February 28, 2015
Lawrence High’s and Free State’s girls basketball teams both entered Friday night’s City Showdown with three-game winning streaks, but it was the Firebirds who stayed hot to beat the Lions, 58-45, at LHS.
LHS senior Barbee relishes surprise visit
February 26, 2015
Leo Barbee Jr., the grandfather of Lawrence High boys basketball player John Barbee II, has been to every one of his grandson’s games except two he missed due to illness.
KU baseball looking for believers in Big 12
February 12, 2015
Kansas University’s baseball team is no stranger to not receiving any respect in the Big 12 preseason poll, but if the Jayhawks’ performance in 2014 was any indication, they’ll prove doubters wrong again in 2015.
LHS boys find range, rip SMNW
February 11, 2015
The Lions drained six consecutive shots from long range and went on to claim a 64-48 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest. By Chris Duderstadt
Northwest nudges Lions’ girls
February 11, 2015
The first game against his former team was a rough one for Lawrence High girls basketball coach Jeff Dickson, as the Lions fell to Shawnee Mission Northwest, 50-28, Tuesday at LHS.
Local pentathlete gets hall call
Lawrence home now for sculptor Norwood
February 3, 2015
Lori Norwood has flourished in her career as a sculptor since moving to Lawrence in 2007, but she will be honored for success of her past profession when she is inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 28. By Chris Duderstadt
Free State boys topple Lansing
January 31, 2015
Free State High’s boys basketball team received the honor of participating in the inaugural Best of the Midwest Showcase Saturday at Municipal Auditorium, and the Firebirds did not disappoint, defeating Lansing, 60-46.
Firebirds push Olathe East
January 25, 2015
Free State’s boys basketball team came up just short in a 53-46 loss to Olathe East in the third-place game of the Saints Classic on Saturday, but FSHS coach Chuck Law was anything but discouraged with how his Firebirds performed.

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