Janiece Gatson

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New York trip part of wrestlers commitment
August 16, 2006
It’s a long way from Lawrence to New York State. But for a group of Sunflower wrestlers, the stop in the northeast is just that-a stop.
Runner takes shot at Junior Olympics
August 16, 2006
One of the first comments Tony Weiss said to his mother Laura after he finished his 1500-meter run wasn’t about time or his stamina. It was about something else. “Mom, did you see that guy next to me? He had a goatee!”
Mavericks come up short at state
August 2, 2006
The Lawrence Mavericks, after a summer of hard work, traveled to El Dorado for the Class A American Legion state tournament, looking for a chance to come away with the title. After a come-from-behind win to open the tournament, the Mavericks dropped two straight to earn themselves an early exit.
Association sees growth, more to come
New ballfields, expansion part of associaiton’s plans
August 2, 2006
It’s been four years and the Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Assn. is still growing. But for Bonnie Mills, who along with several others created the association, there are big dreams still to fulfill.
Families come together for soccer skills
August 2, 2006
Call it a soccer family. Roland de Boer does. He and his mother, Riny de Boer, coached a number of young soccer enthusiasts at the Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Camp America II last week at Youth Sports Inc.
Summer ball prepares Mavericks for more
July 26, 2006
Clint Pinnick and Aaron Rea may already have an upper hand on other players on the Lawrence Mavericks baseball team. Both have played baseball at Lawrence High before, although both of them will be entering the 10th grade at Lawrence High. Pinnick and Rea played baseball last year in middle school and worked hard enough to be brought up to play for the Lawrence High’s junior varsity baseball team.
Free State camp teaches skills, familiarity
Camp with heavy boys’ enrollment no problem for local girls
July 26, 2006
Something had to give. Nicole Humphrey had too much going on, and something had to give. That something was soccer. Humpherey was just too busy with soccer and basketball and had to give up one or the other. She chose to stick with basketball and one of the first places she chose to do after her decision, was to attend the Free State High School basketball camp, which ran throughout June and July.
Broken hand can’t keep ‘Hitter’ away
Master Hitter first baseman returns intime for season finale
July 26, 2006
The memories were there for Caitlin Beasley. It was the same park, the same field and the same team. About a month ago, the last time the Master Hitters played the Flash in their U14 Lawrence Fast Pitch Association match-up, she broke her right hand.
Bobcats break Dragons’ winning streak
July 12, 2006
It’s only a game. If the Bobcats and Dragons of the third- and fourth-grade Recreation Baseball League didn’t know before Friday, the players, parents and coaches found out during the contest.
U10 Orioles coaching all in the family
July 12, 2006
Twenty-eight thrown strikes and four strikeouts later, Orioles’ pitcher Kenzie Garvin celebrated. Not only did she celebrate with her teammates, but with her father, mother and grandfather. All three are Orioles’ coaches.

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Coach Riny de Boer talks to soccer camp participant Andrew Decker after a game of "Sharks and Minnows."

Camp participants Walker Koberlein, left, plays a game of one-on-one with Brittany Hoffman. This was just one of the games the camp participants at the Kaw Valley Soccer Association Camp America II participated in from July 24-July 27 at Youth Sports Inc.

Fill-in Meadowlark Cole Shupert waits in the outfield as his sister's team plays the Tigers Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. The Meadowlarks were short one player, so Shupert filled.

Grizzler Allie Crockett swings at a pitch Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. The Recreation Softball league Grizzlers tied the Lady Jays 13-13, but their game was stopped an inning early because it was too hot for the girls.

Tiger Haley Johnson tries to beat the heat as she sits in the dugout with a frozen towel on her face on Wednesday. The Tigers played the Meadowlarks in their Recreation Softball league match-up at Youth Sports Inc.

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