Scott Tittrington

High school sports editor Scott Tittrington can be reached at 832-7227.

Recent stories

Big man’s big heart
Coach’s criticism pushes Ballard to new heights
June 6, 2007
If most people truly do judge a book by its cover, it stands to reason there aren’t many sports fans in Lawrence or throughout the northeastern Kansas cities that make up the Sunflower League who would have the nerve to call out Christian Ballard.
Firebirds’ first AD to retire
Grant steps down after 11 years at FSHS
June 1, 2007
Steve Grant figures he’ll still be a fixture at Free State High sporting events come fall. The big difference is, for the first time in more than a decade, he won’t be getting paid for it. Grant announced Thursday his decision to retire as the Firebirds’ athletic director.
Toussaint heeds advice
May 27, 2007
In the end, Free State High senior Keron Toussaint sided with coach, recognizing the need the put his future health before the Firebirds’ immediate success.
Sprint to the finish
Silver not satisfactory for LHS relay teams
May 27, 2007
Busting two state records - thereby also crushing two school marks in the process - would be enough for many a high school track athlete. But don’t let the sweet smiles of Lawrence High’s quartet of baby-faced relay stars fool you. They desperately wanted something more Saturday night.
Logan golden for LHS
May 26, 2007
Kevin Logan got his wish Friday night - basking in the glow of hundreds of fans gathered around the Cessna Stadium high-jump pit. The fact he was laid out flat on his back didn’t take the luster off his big moment the slightest bit.
Lions, Leavenworth clash in 4x400 finals
Baldwin’s Garcia runs personal best in 3,200; Eudora’s Ballock dominates low hurdles
May 26, 2007
The Kansas State High School Activities Assn. doesn’t sanction the hammer throw as one of its events during the track and field season. That didn’t stop Lawrence High from dropping a hammer anyway during the opening day of the Class 6A state meet.
Predictions irrelevant
Anything can happen - just ask Lions
May 25, 2007
On paper, the Lawrence High boys track and field team doesn’t have what it needs to repeat as the Class 6A state champs this weekend in Wichita. Of course, the paper said the exact same thing last May before the Lions spent two days tearing it into shreds.
Taylors eager to double their haul
LHS twins seeking repeat golds at state meet
May 24, 2007
At first glance, it’s difficult to distinguish any differences between Kristina and Jennifer Taylor.
Learning to fly
Lee soars in second vault season
May 23, 2007
In little more than a month, Todd Lee will depart for Colorado Springs, Colo., to begin basic training for his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Once there, the Free State High senior hopes to take the initial steps toward his dream career of piloting an F-22 stealth fighter jet.
McLouth making its name on area diamonds
Class 3A’s smallest school experiencing big success under Patterson’s watch
May 3, 2007
Given the rural feel of the small town where he practices his craft, it makes perfect sense McLouth High softball coach Ballard Patterson would opt for a nature-inspired metaphor to describe the state of his program.

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