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Kenton Knowles, a home builder and designer, stands inside what he calls his "Tom Thumb" home. The 120-square-foot building is made almost completely out of recycled materials. It also has passive solar heating and a solar panel on the roof.

Bell Schwartz, left, and Olivia Schonewise prepare for the ball during a drill at the Lawrence MAVs 12 and under team try-out on Saturday at Southwest Junior High School. Fourteen players tried out for the new team, nine were selected to play.

Kiley Mosiman passes the volleyball with a teammate from the Lawrence MAVs 14 and under team. Mosiman wa son hand at Southwest Junior High School on Saturday to assist with try-outs for the new 12 and under Lawrence MAVs team.

The U9 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Pink Panthers try to defend their goal as Angels players challenge it. The Pink Panthers and Angels played each other on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.

The U9 Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Angels (red) and Pink Panthers (blue) battle it out on the field during their season opener game on Saturday. The two teams played at Youth Sports Inc.

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