Varsity Kansas

Former KSHSAA official dies

Rick Bowden, who was an assistant executive director for the Kansas State High School Activities Association for 18 years before retiring in 2011, died at his home near Waverly, Neb., on Thursday.

Bowden, 66, had previously worked as a teacher in Goddard and Wichita school districts, and spent eight years in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Funeral arrangements are pending.