Matt Tait

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Opinion: Thanks for the memories
July 2, 2007
When I first began telling people that I was leaving Shawnee to take a job as the high school sports editor with the Lawrence Journal-World, the most common thing I heard was how much I would be missed and how much they appreciated what I did for the area.
Scott happy to catch on at K-State
July 2, 2007
If you’ve seen the movie “Rudy” you’re familiar with the position former Mill Valley High School quarterback Trey Scott is in.
Opinion: Big deal, Barry
June 26, 2007
As some of you may know, this is my second-to-last column for the Shawnee Dispatch.
Jags’ summer madness
MVHS hoops squad busier than ever during early months of summer
June 26, 2007
They’ve hosted a kids camp for future Jaguars, a team camp for the current roster and filled each week of the summer with non-stop league and tournament games.
Opinion: Misery loves company
June 19, 2007
I’m against the idea of NBA players chucking up airballs.
Lions, then Jaguars, now Bears — Oh, my!
Turner High School set to join Kaw Valley League in 2008-2009
June 12, 2007
Turner High School has been accepted into the Kaw Valley League and will begin play during the 2008-2009 season.
Mill Valley’s finest
Woods, Umbarger named Jaguars’ Athletes of the Year
June 12, 2007
Throughout his four-year career at Mill Valley High School, recent graduate Justin Woods made a ton of headlines, stood out every time he went to compete and left the school as one of the most accomplished Jaguars of all time.
Opinion: Don’t doubt Durant
June 12, 2007
Last week, shortly after a pre-NBA draft camp in Orlando, Fla., it was revealed that University of Texas superstar Kevin Durant was ranked near the bottom of an 80-player pool in terms of overall skills ranging from speed and agility to weight-lifting.
Jayhawks invade Kaw Valley country
June 5, 2007
Big men Sasha Kaun and Darnell Jackson both played point guard, and Jeremy Case was one of the stars of the show.
Opinion: My calendar is packed
June 5, 2007
Hey sports fans. We’re approaching a tough time. The dreaded early months of summer are nearly upon us.

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