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Four former city standouts taking different career paths
Lawrence and Free State highs have turned out many college standouts over the years. Here’s a look at four of them who have excelled at the university level.
August 17, 2003
¢ Laura Gravino ¢ Curtis Ledbetter ¢ Todd Trahan ¢ Chris Williams
Two-sport standout Dillingham keeps busy schedule
Free State High senior spent summer competing in basketball, football — and fielding phone calls from colleges
August 8, 2003
Busy doesn’t begin to describe Dain Dillingham’s summer. The Free State High senior-to-be played in loads of basketball tournaments, found time for football camp and even logged some seven-on-seven gridiron action.
Raiders’ Bailey cream of crop
Center fielder helps Lawrence win first AAA state championship since 1964
August 6, 2003
Lawrence Raiders coach Carl Brooks doesn’t mince words when it comes to Derek Bailey. “In this season, Derek has been one of the top three or four players I’ve ever coached,” the 30-year coaching veteran said.
De Soto wrestler nation’s best
Soph Erisman wins 152-pound Cadet/Junior title
August 3, 2003
Neil Erisman said hearing his name as a national champion sounded weird. But as it sunk in that he had won the 152-pound title last week at the Cadet/Junior National Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, N.D., Erisman relished it.
Stanclift making most of summer schedule
Free State softball player gaining exposure through national tournaments
July 28, 2003
For the second straight week, Jamie Stanclift will show her stuff for softball coaches and scouts. She still isn’t used to the idea.
Raiders roll through zone
Next stop state in Hays
July 25, 2003
Lawrence Raiders coach Carl Brooks knew his squad would be in next week’s American Legion State baseball tournament in Hays. But Olathe MAAE did its best to delay the Raiders’ arrival in the Legion zone II tournament championship Thursday night at Free State Field.
Raiders cruise in opener
Bailey powers Lawrence to 12-2 victory in Legion zone tourney
July 23, 2003
So this is what happens when the Lawrence Raiders get serious. Or at least Derek Bailey. Bailey’s three-run home run — which cleared the center-field fence by 15 feet — sparked the Raiders to a 12-2 victory over the Blue Valley Huskies Tuesday night in their American Legion Zone II baseball
Raiders favored to win zone
July 22, 2003
It’s not enough that the Lawrence Raiders have one of the state’s most talented baseball teams entering this week’s American Legion Zone Tournament at Free State High Field. Lawrence is 32-10 and the defending zone champion, but it doesn’t matter. Raiders coach Carl Brooks isn’t taking any chances.
Seabury gym nears completion
Final touches being put on Seahawks’ new facility on Clinton Parkway
July 21, 2003
Brian Clyne beams during a tour of Seabury Academy’s new school and gym at the old Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club on Clinton Parkway. And why not?
Legends reach semis
Lawrence prevails twice to advance
July 20, 2003
After two wins Saturday, the Lawrence Legends are poised for revenge — and a state title.

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