Nick Bates Sports writer

Nick Bates covers high school sports for the Chieftain, Sentinel and Dispatch.

Recent stories

Braves, Bobcats ready for battle in Butch Foster Memorial Classic
April 29, 2010
Maybe the third time is the charm for Bonner Springs High School in the Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic.
Lansing snaps Braves’ winning streak
January 30, 2010
After a nip-and-tuck first quarter between the Lansing Lions and the Bonner Springs Braves, Lansing used a 20-0 run stretching between the second and third quarters to secure a 65-47 victory on Friday night at the Bonner Springs YMCA.
St. James, Spring Hill to play for championship
April 25, 2008
The Tonganoxie High baseball team had only a few hours to shrug off its first-round loss at the Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic, but the Chieftains showed no signs of sluggishness after the loss.
Opening day of Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic is in the books
02:30 p.m., April 24, 2008 Updated 03:29 p.m.
The Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic is under way at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, and St. James Academy, Bonner Springs, Spring Hill and Basehor-Linwood all advanced to the winner’s bracket on Thursday.

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Recent photos

Three people, including a Basehor man and an Edwardsville man, were killed Sunday night in an accident on Kansas Highway 32 at Leavenworth County Road 1.

Lawrence police officer James Welsh is pictured Wednesday, May 28, 2008 outside the Law Enforcement Center. Welsh was recently presented with a Silver Award for lifesaving actions from the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police for his effort in saving the life of a man who had crashed his motorcycle in Leavenworth County last May.

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