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Shawn Byrne

Stories by Shawn

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Column: Getting It Right Versus Being Right

It’s never easy being told you’re doing a lousy job, and it’s even worse when it’s done in public.

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Editorial: Pride, lies and hypocrisy

It was a fun-filled Friday (Thursday for us) learning all about the Women Making History this year.

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Editorial: Hang on to your wallet, they’re coming back for more

I shook my head in disbelief months ago when the Arizona Education Finance Amendment was passed by the voters last May.

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A New Weapon in the War on Varmints

You’re allowed to when your livestock is in danger, and you’re allowed to when your life is in danger.

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Column: Am I liking the governor?

I’m not supposed to like this guy. He’s done some things that have made me squint with concentration wondering what, exactly, was the catch.

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Column: It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and I’m not wearing Milk-Bone underwear

First of all, my apologies to Norm for hijacking one of his best quotes.

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Here’s to drinking ‘Cool Water’ for years to come

I’ve walked this earth the past 42 years with a peculiar habit going on in between my years.

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Column: Hanging our hats on the good things

We learned there is a lot we can hang our hats on here in Kingman. It’s one thing when we feel good about ourselves and where we live.

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Don’t let a good start go to the dogs

It’s a good start, and the expectation should be placed on those in leadership to keep it going.

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Editorial: I’m supposed to feel hope, aren’t I?

In my personal life, I had one of the greatest Decembers in the history of Shawn. The only other one that can compare, I reckon, is December of 1964 when I was born.

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Editorial: Christmas or not, this city always has a giving spirit

Merry Christmas, everybody. I hope today is turning out to be the loveliest of days for you and your families.

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Editorial: Kingman: My kind of town

"You’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.” That’s one of my all-time favorite sayings.

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Lee Williams has to hang on for 35-29 win

Lady Vols ‘Buffalo’ Tempe

Madi Arave scored on a breakaway layup and a free throw in the final moments as Lee Williams held off a fourth-quarter charge by Tempe for a 4A Conference non-region win Friday at LWHS, 35-29.

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Vols can’t catch up after slow start

Flagstaff shuts out LWHS 9-0 in first quarter

Going scoreless in the first quarter of a basketball game makes for a tough uphill climb to get back into the game.

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Lady Vols hang early, falter late in loss to Flagstaff

The Lady Vols basketball team gave Flagstaff a tough go of things through the first half of the 4A Conference Grand Canyon Region game Tuesday at LWHS, but the Eagles outscored Lee Williams 21-2 in the third quarter on the way to a 54-24 win.

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Vols take fifth at Pikes Invitational, Lee Williams’ Nic Verville tourney MVP

Nic Verville’s unbeaten trek through the 132-pound class led Lee Williams at the Wade Hendershott Peaks Invitational to a fifth-place showing in the 14-team event after going 5-2 in Flagstaff Friday and Saturday.

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Lee Willams posts 4-1 mark for third place

Lee Williams went 4-1 to take third place at the River Valley Shootout Friday and Saturday in Mohave Valley.

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Lady Bulldogs hold off Kingman Academy

Lee Williams 2-0 at River Valley Shootout

Despite going scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the fourth quarter, the Kingman High Lady Bulldogs scored five points in the final 31 seconds to hold off Kingman Academy Thursday at KHS, 49-37.

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Kingman boys lose in OT to Havasu; Lady Bulldogs, Vols and Lady Vols all fall

Brett Bergin’s shot on goal with four minutes left in the second overtime was denied by Lake Havasu’s keeper, and the Kingman Bulldogs fell to the Knights Thursday in Havasu, 2-1.

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Tigers strike back, beat Kingman by 12

Lee Williams opens Red Rock tourney 1-2

Ten days after losing to the Kingman Bulldogs by 21 points, the Kingman Academy Tigers returned the favor with a 69-57 win over the Bulldogs Thursday at KAHS.

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Volunteer grapplers off to fast start

Lee Williams got its season started in the right direction when the Volunteers grapplers went 3-0 at Wednesday’s four-team match at LWHS.

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Cactus Shadows halts Lady Vols

Scottsdale Cactus Shadows showed up with intense defensive pressure and it was more than enough to put Lee Williams in a bind and a 59-31 4A Conference win Wednesday at LWHS.

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Bulldogs need OT to get past Vols

For the first 73 minutes of Tuesday’s match between Lee Williams and Kingman at LWHS, the Volunteers seemed to have Kingman’s number.

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Sports Briefs: BMXers wrap up Grands with 3 racers earning a start in the Mains

A proud trio of Kingman BMX riders finished the 2016 Grand National Championships in Tulsa, Okla., riding in the very last race possible for each of them.

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Champion: Josh White wins coveted end-of-season race

Through a broken heart and broken bones this season, Kingman’s Josh White, 9, rebounded and took the USA BMX 9 Expert Race of Champions plate Friday in Tulsa, Okla.

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Natalie Casson makes history with Le Moyne College

Volleyball team celebrates first regular-season NE-10 title, NCAA bid

Senior Natalie Casson (Kingman High, 2013) has helped the Le Moyne College volleyball team to the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament for the first time in school history.

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Bulldogs’ furious comeback falls just short

Lake Havasu jumped out to an 18-9 first-quarter lead and stayed in control to take a 56-43 lead into the fourth quarter.

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Iodence takes promotion, resigns as Volunteers football coach

Jacob Iodence has stepped down as Lee Williams High School football coach to take the position of athletic director for the Volunteers.

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Lady Vols hoops winning big

Bulldogs soccer falls to Mohave, 5-3

The Lee Williams girls basketball team opened its season with two big wins last week. The Lady Vols took down Parker 62-38, and then handled Kingman Academy, 40-15.

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Vols off to solid 2-0 start

Lee Williams gets wins over Parker, Kingman Academy

After escaping Parker Monday with a fourth-quarter comeback and then easily handling Kingman Academy Tuesday, Lee Williams is off to a 2-0 start to open the 2016-2017 season.

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Bulldogs end 3-year skid, crush Tigers

After 10 tries, the Kingman Bulldogs made history. Kingman used a swarming defense to force Kingman Academy into 24 turnovers to win the season opener for both teams Monday at KHS, 71-50.

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New look Vols are young but promise to be strong-minded

Lee Williams High boys soccer

The level of success on the pitch achieved by Lee Williams this season is going to be determined by how quickly the younger Volunteers adapt to play at the varsity level.

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4 new coaches for winter sports

Only wrestling’s Dan Ondrejka returns to same team

The high school coaching carousel went around quickly for the winter sports teams at Lee Williams.

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Column: My friend Mitch deserves a tip of the hat

I always enjoy the scene in “Tombstone” when Doc Holliday is asked why he’s fighting alongside Wyatt Earp when Doc doesn’t have any skin in the fight. “Because Wyatt is my friend,” Holliday said.

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Leadership change for Lady Tigers basketball

Garth Steed replaces longtime fixture David Scroggins at Kingman Academy

After a hard day’s work tilling in the dirt, Garth Steed proceeds to his part-time job on the basketball court.

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Swim teams score points at state

Lee Williams, Kingman Academy and Kingman each got onto the scoreboard at the AIA Division III State Swim Championship Meet Saturday in Paradise Valley.

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Lee Williams boys place 16th at state, Kingman girls 21st

A year after taking ninth place at the AIA Division III Boys Cross Country State Championship and losing four of its top seven runners, Lee Williams scrambled back to earn 16th place at the 2016 state meet Saturday in Phoenix.

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Yingling, Depner, Narvarte reach swim state finals

Lee Williams’ Marco Narvarte, Kingman Academy’s Nic Depner and Kingman’s Meghan Yingling each got to taste the finals at the AIA Division III Swim Championship Meet Saturday in Paradise Valley.

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A force in the pool, on the gridiron, on the court and becoming one in the classroom

Did we tell you Marco Narvarte he was deaf?

If Marco Narvarte’s name is on the list, rest assured he’s going to be there giving a 100-percent effort.

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Runners take on the D-III state course

"Even with our easy days they worked hard and ran hard.”

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Marco Narvarte, Nic Depner lead area swimmers to state

Lee Williams junior Marco Narvarte has qualified as the No. 4 seed in the 50-yard freestyle at the Division III State Championship Swim Meet Saturday, and Kingman Academy freshman Nic Depner qualified for five events.

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Lady Bulldogs end season with a win

Lee Williams wins, Academy loses to wrap up 2016 campaigns

It took all season, but they finally did it.

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High school football: Tigers flex, left out of playoffs

Lee Williams, Kingman both fall at season’s end

From start to finish, it was all Kingman Academy.

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Lady Bulldogs, Vols move on to state

Kingman boys, Lee Williams girls fall short

Though Phoenix Greenway swept both the boys and girls Division III, Section III cross country races Friday in Phoenix, the Kingman Lady Bulldogs and Lee Williams Volunteers qualified for this upcoming Saturday’s D-III State Championship Meet at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.

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Lady Bulldogs ready to race to state

No. 3 ranking in section has Kingman poised

The biggest race of the season to get to the biggest race of season is on tap for the Kingman High School cross country teams today.

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Vols’ head to sectionals

Both boys, girls runners have chance to advance

The Lee Williams High School boys and girls cross country teams race alongside Kingman at the Division III, Section III Meet today at the Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix.

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Playoffs: Tigers must win

Kingman, Lee Williams end seasons on the road

One of the saddest days in the world of high school sports unfolds today.

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Lady Vols hold off Bears for five-set win

Lee Williams, Kingman, Kingman Academy host season finales tonight

Lee Williams snapped its five-match region skid by beating Bradshaw Mountain 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 15-12 in Prescott Valley Tuesday.

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Tigers have hope, need help

Can a 61-15 loss ever be a quality loss? Perhaps. No. 23 Kingman Academy moved up three spots to No. 20 after falling to No. 9 Paradise Honors by that score in Buckeye Friday.