Natalie Flanzer

Currently, I am the editor of Game magazine. Game is a weekly publication, covering youth sports from as young as four-years-old to ninth-grade in Lawrence. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish.

Recent stories

Undefeated Elite secure Classic Cup title
May 24, 2006
The U10 Club Division 1 title came down to a shoot-out Saturday afternoon at Youth Sports Inc. The undefeated Elite faced the Brazilian Strikers for the Classic Cup title and both teams lived up to expectations, demonstrating why they should be in the title game.
Strong doubles play has big role in West winning city tennis title
May 10, 2006
West, South, Southwest, Central and Washburn Rural participated in the Lawrence Invitational Tennis Tournament May 2 at Lawrence High School. Participants competed in doubles and singles play with the top three in each bracket receiving medals. West tallied the most points of any Lawrence Junior High to take the city title.
Little tykes pick up bats & balls for T-ball
May 10, 2006
Three-and-a-half-year-old Isaiah Mayo stood in a field Saturday morning waiting for the baseball to come his direction. He scooped up a grounder, planted his foot, and threw to first base.
Rainy week cancels DCABA, Heinrich baseball; KVSA soccer
May 3, 2006
A week of rain cancelled the opening of 8U Douglas County Amateur Baseball action, plus many of the 12U and 10U division games. In addition to the weekly cancellations, Kaw Valley Soccer Academy cancelled Saturday’s play at Youth Sports Inc.
Howard signs to cheer at Kansas Wesleyan
April 19, 2006
It was an opportunity that Amanda Howard didn’t imagine when she began competitive cheerleading two years ago, but on Friday the 18-year-old Free State senior signed a letter of intent to cheer for the Coyote Cheer next season.
Cup’s growing numbers leads to successful tourney
April 12, 2006
In its second year the Kaw Valley Cup boys tournament hosted a record-number 82 teams and over 1,300 competitors this past weekend at Youth Sports Inc.
Rainbolt on path to her Olympic dream
Discipline and desire led Rainbolt back from injury, to state title
March 29, 2006
Considering her arm was in a cast from shoulder to wrist last year, 8-year-old Natalie Rainbolt didn’t know how her 2005-2006 gymnastics season was going to go.
Conklin, Haralson win state titles
Sunflower Kids Wrestling battles opponents and flu at tourney
March 29, 2006
No one trains for six months because they want to injury default in the Kansas State Championships. No young wrestler wishes to come down with the flu just moments before his first round match. Every young wrestler’s dream is a state championship.
Youth turn out for baseball season tune-up
Firebirds, Lions hold fundamentals clinic for little leaguers
March 15, 2006
The start of Little League baseball is still about a month away, but Saturday’s great weather provided a perfect opportunity for kids to take the Free State High School diamond at the Spring Baseball Clinic and tune-up for the upcoming season. Lawrence High School and Free State High School put aside their in town rivalry to host the clinic for ages kindergarten through eighth grade.
Local teams successful at MAYB tournament
March 8, 2006
Lawrence Athletics hosted a MAYB tournament this past weekend in Lawrence. Games were played at three venues around Lawrence: Langston Hughes, West Junior High and South Junior High, on Saturday and Sunday. The Lawrence teams fared well having three teams finish in the top three of their age divison.

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Recent photos

Saint Tristan Garber-Turner barrels home as Rebels pitcher Lucas Werner stands in his way hoping to prevent the score. The Saints won the 10U game May 20 at Youth Sports Inc.

Rebels runner Cooper Karlin gets to the bag at the same time as Saints first baseman Ty Walmsley makes the grab. Karlin was ruled safe, but the Rebels would struggle offensively in the May 20 10U contest at Youth Sports Inc.

Saint Trey Jimboy slides safely into home on an overthrown ball May 20 at Youth Sports Inc. The 10U Saints defeated the Rebels 14-6.

Saint Ty Walmsley takes off for third base May 20 against the Red Sox at Youth Sports Inc.

Hawk Miles Stevens slides into second base right into the ball and the tab by Dynasty second baseman Caleb Tornadon on Wednesday at 4-H Cowser field.

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