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Shawn Shroyer

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Lawrence shortstop heads west, finds success
August 16, 2006
This spring, Driskell Johnson faced one of the hardest decisions he’s had to make in his young baseball career.
Phenix now a familiar name in Utah
August 16, 2006
When Bill Finucane’s U14 Lawrence Phenix arrived in Park City, Utah, for the Triple Crown World Series in it didn’t take long to realize the kind of competition they were up against.
Phenix offer opportunities for next year
August 16, 2006
While some girls were trying to rejoin their Phenix club, some were going through the tryout process for the first time. Most of these first timers were at the 10U tryouts as the Lawrence Phenix organization held tryouts for its 10U, 12U and 14U teams Saturday at Haskell University softball field.
Hurricanes get ready for some football
12:00 a.m., August 9, 2006 Updated 12:00 a.m.
It’s the start of August and the heat has turned from bad to worse. It’s hot- too hot. But not too hot for football.
Team effort helps KC Jayhawks through long season
August 9, 2006
Seeing how the KC Jayhawks are coached by former Kansas Jayhawks Danny Manning and Sean Alvarado as well as Manning’s former high school basketball coach Ted Juneau, it’s no surprise they won 75 percent of their games this season.
Local racer has need for speed
August 9, 2006
With a storm approaching late Wednesday night, 15-year-old Max Roberts made sure his car was tucked away in the garage, leaving no room for his parents’ truck. It’s not often parents leave their cars in the driveway to make room in the garage for their teenager’s car, but Max’s parents, Harold and Susan, make an exception. After all, how can Max race his car on weekends if it has hail damage?
Gymnastics Academy opens doors, eyes
12:00 a.m., August 9, 2006 Updated 12:00 a.m.
While those around him soared through the air, danced across the floor and dangled from rings and uneven bars, Barrett Bartley crawled across a balance beam, just inches off the ground. No, Barrett wasn’t the most breathtaking gymnast at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy’s celebration for National Gymnastics Day, but then again, he is only 16 months old.
12U Phenix focus on effort, not wins or losses
August 2, 2006
Midway through the summer, Pete Ramler stopped keeping track of his 12U Lawrence Phenix’s win-loss record. Although most people measure success by wins and losses, Ramler realized his team could still have a successful season in other respects.
Motocross racer heads to Nationals
12:00 a.m., August 2, 2006 Updated 12:00 a.m.
John Berry had been trying to qualify for the Amateur Motocross Assn./Air Nautiques Amateur Motocross Championships for four years, but one thing or another had kept him from doing so.
Kids listen, learn from former Royals
July 26, 2006
Former Kansas City Royals stars spread around Arrocha Ballpark on Saturday morning to share their knowledge with future baseball and softball phenoms at the Royals Youth Clinic, sponsored by Hy-Vee. Although the clinic started at 9 a.m. parents had no problem getting their children out of bed.

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Members of the sixth-grade Lawrence Hurricanes hang out before practice. The Hurricane teams practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings last week at "Dad" Perry Park.

A young gymnast uses the rings to get a different view of the room. The Lawrence Gymnastics Academy gave children the opportunity to try all the different apparatuses at its facility on Saturday to celebrate National Gymnastics Day.

One of the most popular attractions at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy was the "pit," a foam-filled area where kids would jump.

Gymnasts young and old came out to celebrate National Gymnastics Day on Saturday at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy. Here 16-month-old Barrett Bartley works on his balance.

Young gymnast Mikayla Williams focuses on her balance on the balance beams at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy.

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