12:03 p.m. — The clock just started winding down here at Washburn University’s Yager Stadium. I’m sitting next to the esteemed Bob Lutz, my co-worker for more than 14 years now. He did a brilliant job this week writing about Heights coach Rick Wheeler, whose daughter, Regan, died over spring break.
I wrote a story on Heights’ composure, and Chris Elliott wrote a column about Heights’ Dreamius Smith and Evan Wessel having the chance to possibly win two state titles this year — in football and basketball. And here’s my straight-up preview on Olathe North and Heights. It’s a good matchup. Both are running teams, so we could be out of here by 2:45 p.m. OK, probably not. But these two teams match up well.
I’ll be keeping you updated here, as well as on Twitter — @joannachadwick. Enjoy the games!