Ryan Colaianni

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Pinning for attention
Firebirds pleased with tournament performance
December 10, 2006
Free State High senior wrestler Marc Somers felt like his team proved something Saturday at the 24-team Eudora Tournament of Champions.
Haskell women cruise to victory
December 7, 2006
Haskell Indian Nations University coach Phil Homeratha has been preaching his press defense to his women’s basketball team all season.
Seahawks struggle to score
Hyman Brand dominates Seabury hoop squads
December 6, 2006
Turnovers, offensive rebounds, and scoring droughts plagued the Seabury Academy boys basketball team Tuesday night in a season-opening 55-23 loss to the Hyman Brand Rams.
New talent, new coach take over on mats
December 1, 2006
Losing a two-time state champion in Nolan Kellerman, and nine seniors, you would think Lawrence High would be in a rebuilding mode for the 2006-07 wrestling campaign. However, coach Mark Dulgarian is not looking at it that way.
Getting better with age
Elniff closes out Baldwin career with best state meet
November 28, 2006
Baldwin High senior Chris Elniff knew little about cross country when he started the sport his freshman year. He decided to start running because he did not want to play football.
Consistent approach keeps working for Spielman
November 28, 2006
For the past 15 seasons, Baldwin High cross country coach Mike Spielman has transformed runners who knew little about the sport into top runners in the state. “Everything from the scoring, to the running, to the race strategy, to the pace, to the speed work, to form, is all from him,” senior Chris Elniff said of Spielman. “He taught me everything.”
Firebird to become Badger
Free State senior Abney signs softball letter of intent
November 11, 2006
Three years ago, Livi Abney came to the Free State High library for a special event. Her sister, Lauren, was signing a letter of intent to throw javelin for the University of Kentucky. Friday, it was Livi’s turn.
Jayhawks sweep home meet
November 5, 2006
It was pretty early to be in the pool, but Kansas University coach Clark Campbell scheduled the 10 a.m. start of his only home meet of the semester on purpose.
Jackson motivated by mishaps
November 2, 2006
It has been a difficult 18 months for junior forward Darnell Jackson. In November of 2005, he was suspended for nine games by the NCAA for accepting $5,000 in gifts from family friend, and Kansas booster, Don Davis. Just a few months earlier, in May, his mother, Shawn, and grandmother, Evon, were in a car accident in Nevada.
Robinson vows to raise his voice
November 2, 2006
When a Kansas guard is looking for inspiration to become more vocal, one name comes to mind for junior Russell Robinson. Aaron Miles. Robinson speaks with Miles regularly, and Miles, the former leader of the team, has given the new leader of the team a few tips.

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