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.
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.
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.
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.
Bonner Springs softball squad opens season with 13-4 victory
April 8, 2010
Bonner Springs got off to a flying start Thursday night with a 13-4 victory at Turner in the softball season-opener.
BSHS softball hopes to grow, win with Wardlow
12:00 a.m., April 1, 2010 Updated 10:53 p.m.
There is pep in the step of coach Kara Wardlow as she watches her team prepare for the upcoming softball season.
Former Brave Birch wins state title at Miege
March 18, 2010
When Martin Birch transferred to Bishop Miege after his sophomore year at Bonner Springs High School, he set off with the goal of becoming the best basketball player he could be.
Basehor boys cruise to 18th victory
February 26, 2010
Basehor-Linwood took care of business on Friday night for its final warm up before Class 4A substate play begins next week with a 78-58 victory over rival Bonner Springs.

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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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