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Maize’s Kale Reynolds wins 6A playoff

Maize junior Kale Reynolds had played Topeka Country Club in late April in the Topeka West Invitational, but Reynolds doesn’t have particularly fond memories of that round, shooting a nine-over-par 80 and finishing in a tie for 12th place.

VarsityKansas Big Show (May 27)

Don Steffens, who has announced state track for 40 years, joins Joanna Chadwick on the VarsityKansas.com Big Show. (May 27, 2014)

Another challenge awaits Eisenhower's girls soccer team

You won’t find a 20-goal scorer on the Eisenhower girls soccer team. There is no one player that must be shut down. As a collective whole, the team won’t be blowing anybody away with their talent this deep into the playoffs.

Northwest’s Shurtz prepares for final two minutes on track

Mitchell Shurtz is nowhere close to the runner he knows he could become.

Carroll’s Nick Giusti earns coveted spot at state track meet

As Carroll senior Nick Giusti crossed the finish line Friday night in the Class 5A track regional at Friends, he raised his hands in triumph. He kept running, pausing for a chest bump with Joshua Hornback, then running to another friend for a hug.

Varsity Kansas Big Show May 19, 2014

Eisenhower baseball coach Tom Campa joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Collegiate doubles team finishes what it had started

GODDARD – In the months before tennis season, whenever Max Moxley saw fellow senior Travis Osland in the hallway at Collegiate, Moxley would greet him with the same question: “So, Travis. Doubles? We’re playing doubles together?”

High school sports: When family can mean more than the usual

The intertwining of sports and families often begins at a young age, whether it’s playing catch in the yard, shooting baskets in the driveway, or hitting golf balls at the driving range. The relationship often evolves over time as family members cheer for and support each other during games.

Varsity Kansas Big Show May 12, 2014

Maize soccer coach Jay Holmes joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

South’s Kendrian Elliott commits to Kansas State

Wichita South sophomore Kendrian Elliott, a two-time All-Metro girls basketball selection who averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds last season, verbally committed to Kansas State on Thursday.

Northwest track coach Ron Russell joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show

Northwest track coach Ron Russell joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your questions about baseball, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field.

15-year-old Wichitan Katie Swan making strides in international tennis

When 15-year-old Katie Swan was all of 7, she took tennis lessons while vacationing in Portugal with her family.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (April 28, 2014)

Collegiate golf coach Kevin Reed joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show

Wichita South’s Mattingly commits to play for Shocker women’s basketball

Whenever Wichita South sophomore Ericka Mattingly watched the Wichita State women’s basketball team, she was especially drawn to the Shockers’ uptempo style.

Varsity Kansas Big Show 4-21-14

Goddard softball coach Rita Smith joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Read a transcript of Wednesday's chat with high school sports reporter Joanna Chadwick

Read a transcript of Wednesday's chat with high school sports reporter Joanna Chadwick.

Varsity Kansas Big Show April 14, 2014

Wichita Heights baseball coach Jeff Topping joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Bob Lutz: Daughter leads push to get high school football coaching legend into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Most of the time, according to his devoted daughter, Bill Freeman lives in 1951. That’s when he was a guard for the Emporia State football team, long before he started winning games as one of the most successful coaches in Kansas high school history.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (April 7, 2014)

Andale track coach Greg Smarsh joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your questions about All-State basketball and the beginning of the spring sports season.

6A girls: Wichita South repeats as champion

Eledria Franklin knows her role. As one of Wichita South’s two senior starters, her goal is to lead her teammates, encourage, cajole, snap them out of funks.

6A girls: Wichita South, Maize to meet in title game

The Olathe South girls don’t get rattled. Consistently one of the state’s top teams, composure is a staple of the program.

Wamego sisters a dominating duo

SALINA — Lanee Page has spunk. She’s 15 and already a junior at Wamego because she skipped the eighth grade. It wasn’t challenging enough.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Check in with Joanna before the state basketball tournaments begin this afternoon.

North’s seniors find success in the post-Frankamp era

Gritty senior Kristin Miller exemplifies Trinity Academy girls’ attitude

East finds answers to Topeka push

There were moments in East’s boys sub-state final battle with Topeka on Saturday when the host Blue Aces desperately needed to respond.

Carroll’s Johansen tries for third state bowling crown

Jim Nance has spent 19 seasons as Bishp Carroll football’s defensive coordinator, and he’s seen plenty of outstanding athletes.

Read a transcript of Wednesday's live chat with Eagle reporter Joanna Chadwick

Close-knit Eisenhower closes in on goal

Eisenhower senior Matt Morris doesn’t even need to make eye contact with Trevon Evans to know whether his teammate is going to shoot or make a sweet pass.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (March 3)

Heights boys basketball coach Joe Auer was Joanna Chadwick's guest on the Varsity Kansas Big Show.

Southeast High sisters find home on the bowling lanes

During countless moments of sadness following the death of their mother, Brenda, nine years ago, Southeast bowlers Hannah and Briana Hull found solace on the lanes.

Read a transcript of Eagle reporter Joanna Chadwick's live chat (Feb. 26)

Read a transcript of Eagle reporter Joanna Chadwick's live chat (Feb. 26).

Northwest High reinstates assistant basketball coach Carl Caldwell

Northwest High lifted the suspension of assistant boys basketball coach Carl Caldwell on Tuesday after an investigation by the Wichita school district.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Feb. 24)

Kapaun Mount Carmel wrestling coach Tim Dryden joins Joanna Chadwick on Varsity Kansas' Big Show.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your swimming, wrestling, bowling or basketball questions.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Feb. 17)

Maize South boys coach Kip Schultz joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Though wins aren’t there, Carl Taylor lays foundation for West boys basketball

Don’t question coach Carl Taylor about his decision to come out of retirement and take over the West High boys basketball program. Don’t suggest his legacy as the winningest coach in City League history has been tarnished.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your questions about the home stretch for swimming and diving, wrestling, bowling and possible sub-state basketball matchups in this week's chat

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Feb. 3)

Eisenhower boys coach Steve Blue joins Joanna Chadwick for the Big Show.

Northwest suspends boys basketball assistant coach

Northwest High assistant coach Carl Caldwell was suspended Thursday amid allegations of bullying within the school’s boys basketball program.

Read a transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Join Joanna Chadwick for her weekly chat during the middle of girls basketball tournament week.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Jan. 27)

West wrestling coach Kenny Taylor is Joanna Chadwick's guest on Big Show.

Video: High school basketball player sinks 70-foot buzzer beater for Maranatha Christian

A 17-year-old junior on Maranatha Christian Academy’s boys basketball team made one heck of a shot Tuesday.

Andover’s Adam DeKoning a details guy

Adam DeKoning devours scouting reports. Andover’s senior forward remembers the most minute details — such as whom to foul in the final seconds of a close basketball game.

VarsityKansas Big Show (Jan. 21)

McPherson Coach Kurt Kinnamon joins The Wichita Eagle's Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Read a transcript of a Wednesday's chat with high school sports reporter Joanna Chadwick

Chat with Joanna about Ealy Bell's amazing game-winner or any other basketball story.

Heights’ Ealy Bell hits buzzer-beater in 65-62 win over Southeast

Like so many teenage basketball players, Ealy Bell has watched just about every crazy game-winning shot that has been uploaded to YouTube or sent in to SportsCenter.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Jan. 13)

East coach Joe Jackson joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

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