leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20130101/SPORTS/121239930/0/OPINION leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:07:20 +0000 Rod Briggs named Paul Lambert Coach of the Year http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429681/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:04:21 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429681/0/OPINION William Jewell College men’s basketball coach Larry Holley presented the award Tuesday at Lansing High School.
Briggs led the Lions to a 25-0 record and the Kansas 5A state championship this past season.
It was the fourth straight year the Lions finished in the top four in 5A. The 2011 and 2012 squads placed fourth and the 2013 team placed second. [...]]]>
Raiders split marathon twin bill http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429682/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:02:34 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429682/0/OPINION The Raiders came away with a 9-4 win in game one, but game two's scoreboard looked more like a football Friday night final score. Doniphan West prevailed with a 23-13 win.
"I thought we just lost focus," junior Connor Goetz said. "We thought we could just go into [...]]]>
Through a female guide's eyes http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429683/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:00:19 +0000 By KENNETH L. KIESER Leavenworth Times outdoor columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429683/0/OPINION Nicole Jeannin, from Plattsburg, Mo., had a rough start, experiencing emotional and physical abuse throughout much of her childhood. She learned early the painful memories were easier to handle with an outlet — hunting.
Several men from the hunting community learned of her fate and introduced her [...]]]>
Sports update: Phil Jackson seeking NY Knicks coach, says it won't be him http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429694/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429694/0/OPINION Turning it around: USM softball records program's best conference finish  http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429764/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:20:25 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429764/0/OPINION Friends and USM split Tuesday's doubleheader to finish tied at 11-7 in conference play.
Results from other games and tiebreakers will determine who gets what seed, but no matter what happens, USM will [...]]]>
AREA SCOREBOARD: Baseball, softball and girls soccer http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429765/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:18:17 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429765/0/OPINION BASEBALL
April 21
Leavenworth 0, Olathe Northwest 10
IMAC 7, Maur Hill 8
IMAC 9, Maur Hill 6
IMAC stats: Joel Penfield allows 1ER in 5IP in game two. Ian Wheaton earned the save. Tanier Karigan went 4-8 with a 2-run HR and a 3-RBI double.
Pleasant Ridge 13, Doniphan West 2
Pleasant Ridge 18, Doniphan West 4
Pleasant Ridge stats: Logan McKinney earned win in game 1. Sean Spurlock earned win in game 2.
PLEASANT RIDGE TRACK & FIELD: April 17 at Northern Lights http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429766/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:16:11 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429766/0/OPINION Girls Results
1st Place
Oleta McCaully: Javelin, 113’2"
2nd Place
Kristina Silvers:    3200-meter run, 13:13
Syvannah Williams: 100-meter hurdles, 17.84
4th Place
Grace McKinney: 200-meter dash, 28.5
Syvannah Williams: 300-meter hurdles, 53.75
Mallory Wagner: Long jump, 14’3"
4X100-meter: 1st [...]]]>
Saint Mary baseball team splits four-game series with KWU http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429767/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:14:54 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429767/0/OPINION Thursday's twin bill was played at Rathert Stadium in Junction City.
KWU took game one, 5-2, while USM won game two, 4-2.
Sophomore Grant Arnold went 3-4 from the lead-off spot in game one. Junior Jackson Perri went 2-4 from the cleanup spot.
In game two, USM got a winning pitching performance from junior Cade Brummer. He went 6 1/3 innings, [...]]]>
USM runners compete at Kansas Relays http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429768/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:13:02 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429768/0/OPINION Junior Garret Colglazier completed the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a personal best time of 9:48.
"Garret ran a great race and is coming around at the right time," head coach David Dominguez said.
The 4-by-400-meter relay team of juniors Cameron Callahan, Aaron Potter and Josh Whittaker, and sophomore Cory Waites recorded a season-best time of 3:24.50.
Sports update: Spurs' Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429789/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429789/0/OPINION Sports update: NY Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429905/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429905/0/OPINION LVCO lacrosse holds off Raiders for home win http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/SPORTS/140429913/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:11:14 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/SPORTS/140429913/0/OPINION The Bulldogs went up 5-1 at halftime, but the Raiders scored a goal in the third and two goals in the final three minutes of the game to get within one.
Bulldogs goalie Ben Bochtler made a save in the final minute to help seal the victory and improve Leavenworth to 4-1 this season.
Two goals for Dylan Levine and one for Connor [...]]]>
Sports Potpourri: Wildcats seeking to solidify positions in spring game http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/SPORTS/140429925/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:26:09 +0000 By MAC STEVENSON Leavenworth Times sports columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/SPORTS/140429925/0/OPINION The Wildcats are well-set at most positions. Nevertheless, a few starting jobs are up for grabs. Competition for running back is still open with two sophomores leading the way.
Senior DeMarcus Robinson (5-7, 210) was one of the early favorites to win the job, but his [...]]]>
Raising the bar: Two PRHS powerlifters win state titles in program's second year http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419156/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:33:32 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419156/0/OPINION Jason Simonis and Oleta McCauley earned state titles in the bench press and clean lift, respectively, on March 29 at the 3A state meet in Marion.
Simonis bench pressed 310 pounds to set a state record in the 198-pound weight class, which was his goal from the start of the season.
"I made it my goal because I always wanted to be a [...]]]>
Musings: Annual Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419157/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:31:48 +0000 By TABOR MEDILL Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419157/0/OPINION Master Kenny Baker, of Sagasu Family Martial Arts, and ol’ Peter Cottontail have finally rounded up all of Peter’s buddies and are headed to 10th Avenue Park, near Warren Middle School. 
After all of Master Baker and Peter’s hard work, we look forward to having everyone join us today for the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the city of Leavenworth and Sagasu Martial Arts.
Remember that all of the [...]]]>
A mirror's reflection: Saint Mary softball finds motivation, returns to winning ways http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419243/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:27:45 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419243/0/OPINION The team then proceeded to lose four of its next five games.
One of the loses was to 7-28 Sterling College, which convinced head coach Michael Evans to make a move.
"He told us no practice for two days," junior Rebecca Eatough said. "I want you guys to figure out how bad you want it. Look in the mirror and look inside yourself and see how bad you want [...]]]>
AREA SCOREBOARD: Baseball, softball and tennis http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419244/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:25:08 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419244/0/OPINION BASEBALL
April 15
Leavenworth 5, Lawrence Free State 7
LV stats: Sam Miller leads with 3 hits. John Bohnemann and Kyle Pangracs each had 2 hits.
Lansing 0, Mill Valley 15
Lansing 0, Mill Valley 7
April 16
Immaculata 12, KC Christian 1
Immaculata 14, KC Christian 3
IMAC stats: Connor Goetz pitched complete game. Tannier Karigan allows 1 ER in 5 innings. [...]]]>
Lansing athlete signs with K-State rowing team http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419245/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:43 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419245/0/OPINION Saint Mary track athletes earn top-five finishes at William Jewell http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419246/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:08 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/SPORTS/140419246/0/OPINION Senior Karoline Bansik recorded her season-best time of 2:28.87 on her way to winning the 800-meter run.
Freshman Maria Suarez took first in the triple jump with a mark of 35 feet, 5.25 inches.
Freshman Samantha Winter broke a school record with her time of 12:54.28 in the 3,000- [...]]]>
Sports update: NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowance http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419214/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:54:55 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419214/0/OPINION
leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20130101/SPORTS/121239930/0/OPINION leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:07:21 +0000 Mike Loftus: Sochi Games may be NHL fans’ last Olympic treat http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219788/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Mike Loftus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219788/0/OPINION We know most NHL owners haven't liked closing down their league for 2 ½ weeks every four years to allow most of their best players to compete in the Olympics, and unless something changes their minds between the first two games in Sochi, Russia, and the gold-medal game Feb. 23, you can bet they'll set their jaws and dig in their heels over the 2016 Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Given the vastly different time zones in both sites, they'll argue, [...]]]>
Christopher Mele: Taking a white-knuckle spin on an Olympic bobsled run http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140211/NEWS/140219810/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:22:40 +0000 By Christopher Mele More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140211/NEWS/140219810/0/OPINION So it was an unnatural feeling to have this gray sphere snugly nested around my noggin as I, along with my childhood friend, Pedro Rosado, prepared to hurtle ourselves on the bobsled run at the Mount Van Hoevenberg winter Olympic complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Our goal was to discover what bobsledders competing in Sochi might feel like.
Thanks to the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs [...]]]>
Oak Duke: Learn about deer by tracking them in the snow http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209590/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:28:36 +0000 By Oak Duke More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209590/0/OPINION But with it, when it settles fresh on the forest floor and adjacent fields, deer write their story on a new piece of paper for us to read.
It's a true story. But where we have to read, understanding is not just handed to us. There are exaggerations, understatements, mistakes and incomprehension to trip us up. [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The calm before the Super Bowl storm http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139792/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:41:26 +0000 By Paul Jannace More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139792/0/OPINION All media obligations are over and it's all about the football game now.
The head coaches went through their final press conferences Friday morning, somehow filling up time by saying pretty much the same stuff they have been saying all week.
The week following the conference championship games are all about preparation. The talk is about the previous victory with an early look ahead to the next opponent.
Super [...]]]>
Peyton Manning needs no more validation http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129200/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:29:04 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129200/0/OPINION If you say "Michael" it could be understood that you're referring to Michael Jordan. The name "Peyton" has that same power.
Peyton Manning is a true living legend who may put a lasting stamp on an extraordinary career. Manning has collected five MVP awards to go with seven first-team All-Pro selections, but there are some who believe he still needs to validate the gaudy stats.
Manning has the one Super Bowl championship, but there are [...]]]>
Seattle star Marshawn Lynch leaves Buffalo behind http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129209/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:02:55 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129209/0/OPINION Lynch had an obligation and did what he needed to do — sort of.
After barely six minutes in front of the microphone, Lynch abruptly ended his Media Day session.
Of course, that's about six minutes more than he spoke to the media this season, earning himself a $50,000 fine.
"You say ‘hut' and there's action," said Lynch. "All the unnecessary talk, it don't do nothing for me. I appreciate that people want to hear from me, but I just [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: Where’s Media Day? Waldo knows http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129258/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:23:02 +0000 By Paul Jannace http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129258/0/OPINION The funny thing is, many of these "characters" are doing the same thing but also want to draw some attention to themselves, their publication, or network.
The 2014 Super Bowl Media Day champion goes to Waldo.
A man dressed as Waldo walked around the Prudential Center taking photos with people [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The ultimate game comes to the mecca http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129400/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:22:49 +0000 By Paul Jannace http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129400/0/OPINION Even in New York City, you can sense hype. A few blocks from where the ball drops for the new year stands the Super Bowl media center.
It's essentially controlled chaos, with media from all over the world converge for a week to cover a football game.
Of course, the Super Bowl has become much larger than a single football game.
The only ones who view this as a football game are the ones playing in it. [...]]]>
leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20130101/SPORTS/121239930/0/OPINION leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:07:22 +0000 Lansing School Board: Search for new grid coach under way http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419501/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:34:51 +0000 By ANDREA JOHNSON Special to the Leavenworth Times http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419501/0/OPINION Hancock spoke to board members during the public comment portion of the meeting.
He said the new coach hiring isn't happening fast enough for the Lansing football team to be adequately prepared for the Oct. 30 game against Leavenworth High School.]]>
From the stands: Final observations from LVCO title teams http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409551/0/OPINION?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:10:25 +0000 By JASON STRICKLAND jstrickland@leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409551/0/OPINION Although the teams combined to go 49-1, blowing out numerous opponents, it's never an easy road to win a state championship. It takes hard work, smart, team play and precise game plans and execution.]]>