Chris Wristen

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Runner community supports senior battling cancer with T-shirt tribute
September 25, 2011
Scintila Capalla’s presence has been absent from the starting line this season at cross country races. The Bonner Springs High School senior has good reason, though.
Seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro puts journey in perspective
July 25, 2010
The bus pulled back onto the highway after our lunch break in Moshi, and only then did the magnitude of our accomplishment begin to set in.
Caron leads late charge in Firebirds’ girls basketball victory
December 11, 2009
Bryan Duncan took a deep breath as he walked out of the locker room. This one was a bit too close for comfort for the Free State High girls basketball coach.
FSHS boys hoops snaps 20-game skid
December 11, 2009
There’s no longer a boulder weighing down the Free State High boys basketball team.
Jayhawks hold court at prep camp
July 1, 2008
There are certain things parents can tell their up-and-coming athlete without the message fully sinking in. Such messages perhaps carry a bit more weight when delivered by a national champion such as Kansas University guard Sherron Collins, who helped the Jayhawks defeat Memphis in overtime, 75-68, on April 7 in the NCAA finals.
Stacy’s Pita Chip Co. markets product to people of same name
February 15, 2007
When Stacy Cook received a package via Federal Express, the Lansing resident didn’t think much of it. Just a gift that arrived early for her birthday, Feb. 5, she thought.
De Soto stuns Eudora, 12-7
October 9, 2004
De Soto High football coach Brad Scott knew his squad’s showdown with Eudora could go one of two ways: The Wildcats could get whipped or could give their fans and themselves a night to remember.
De Soto-Eudora clash of stalwarts
Offense should dictate matchup of area’s top squads
October 8, 2004
As evenly matched as the De Soto-Eudora football showdown looks on paper, the only sure winners appear to be the fans.
KU soccer heads to MU — with Rasmussen
October 8, 2004
Welcome back, Michelle Rasmussen. A year after breaking a leg in a soccer match with Missouri, Kansas University’s Rasmussen will be back on the field again tonight against the Tigers.
Seabury volleyball 2-1 at quad
October 8, 2004
Seabury Academy senior Elise Stella dropped to the floor, put her hands on her head and gasped for air moments after the Seahawks finished their final volleyball match of the night Thursday at the Seabury quadrangular.

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Recent photos

A colobus monkey lounges on a branch in the rainforest on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Glaciers still exist on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Shawnee Dispatch Sports Editor Chris Wristen catches a view high above his campsite (bottom right) and high above the clouds on day three of his weeklong trek on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Trekkers climb over large boulders along a segment of trail during the climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.

The climbing team and support staff celebrate at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on June 11, 2010.

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