Nick Bates Sports writer

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

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Toughness, determination set Ostman apart at BSHS
July 8, 2010
If you ever had the chance to see Lynsey Ostman play basketball, you’d likely agree that she was the right selection by Bonner Springs High School as the Female Senior Athlete of the Year.
Volleyball players use league to prepare for school season
July 1, 2010
There is a new sense of dedication from members of the Bonner Springs High School volleyball program.
Braves’ Barren was a model of consistency during his career
June 17, 2010
Jake Barren has been a model of consistency throughout his high school career at Bonner Springs, and that is why he earned the honor of BSHS boys athlete of the year in 2009-10.
Bonner baseball season has coach hoping to build passion next year
June 10, 2010
The Bonner Springs Braves struggled at times to compete in baseball this season, but there is reason to be excited for the years to come.
Herre posts two top-10 finishes at state swimming
May 27, 2010
The Bonner Springs girls swimming team took its first run at the Class 5-1A state championships at the Hummer Sports Complex-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka on Friday and Saturday, and the Bravettes did not disappoint.
Braves’ Opat withdraws at state golf
May 27, 2010
Logan Opat’s day at the Class 4A golf state tournament did not go quite as well as he’d planned.
Herre prepares for history-making trip to state swimming
May 20, 2010
Emily Herre added to her legacy as the best swimmer in Bonner Springs High School history last week at the Inter-League Championships.
Stanley, Wildcats rout BSHS in soccer regional playoffs
May 20, 2010
With an ominous sky overhead in the shadows of a cemetery, Bonner Springs’ girls soccer season came to an end at the hands of De Soto on Monday at De Soto High School.
Bonner Springs swimmers take second at Wyandotte County Championships
May 13, 2010
Bonner Springs turned in its best performance of the season in the pool on Thursday, May 6, and it could not have come at a better time.
BSHS softball battles to second at tournament
May 13, 2010
The Bonner Springs softball team was a force to be reckoned with Saturday at the Turner Invitational.

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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.

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