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Shawn Byrne

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It’s always been one of my favorite places to go no matter where I’m at. I’ve been to and lived in a good amount of cities and towns in my life, and I can still tell you where to find it.

By Shawn Byrne June 19, 2017
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The Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair at Hualapai Mountain Park Sunday (June 4) had a steady crowd enjoying the day’s mountain climate.

By Shawn Byrne June 12, 2017
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We spend our lives looking for it.

By Shawn Byrne June 11, 2017
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It’s never easy being told you’re doing a lousy job, and it’s even worse when it’s done in public.

By Shawn Byrne June 4, 2017
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It was a fun-filled Friday (Thursday for us) learning all about the Women Making History this year.

By Shawn Byrne March 5, 2017
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I shook my head in disbelief months ago when the Arizona Education Finance Amendment was passed by the voters last May.

By Shawn Byrne February 19, 2017
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You’re allowed to when your livestock is in danger, and you’re allowed to when your life is in danger.

By Shawn Byrne February 8, 2017
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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.

By Shawn Byrne February 5, 2017
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First of all, my apologies to Norm for hijacking one of his best quotes.

By Shawn Byrne January 29, 2017
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I’ve walked this earth the past 42 years with a peculiar habit going on in between my years.

By Shawn Byrne January 22, 2017
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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.

By Shawn Byrne January 15, 2017
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It’s a good start, and the expectation should be placed on those in leadership to keep it going.

By Shawn Byrne January 8, 2017
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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.

By Shawn Byrne January 1, 2017
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Merry Christmas, everybody. I hope today is turning out to be the loveliest of days for you and your families.

By Shawn Byrne December 25, 2016
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"You’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.” That’s one of my all-time favorite sayings.

By Shawn Byrne December 18, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 11, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 8, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 8, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 7, 2016
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Lee Williams went 4-1 to take third place at the River Valley Shootout Friday and Saturday in Mohave Valley.

By Shawn Byrne December 7, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 4, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 4, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 4, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 2, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne December 2, 2016
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For the first 73 minutes of Tuesday’s match between Lee Williams and Kingman at LWHS, the Volunteers seemed to have Kingman’s number.

By Shawn Byrne December 1, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 30, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 27, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 27, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 27, 2016
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Jacob Iodence has stepped down as Lee Williams High School football coach to take the position of athletic director for the Volunteers.

By Shawn Byrne November 27, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 27, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 25, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 23, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 18, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 13, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 13, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 11, 2016
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Lee Williams, Kingman Academy and Kingman each got onto the scoreboard at the AIA Division III State Swim Championship Meet Saturday in Paradise Valley.

By Shawn Byrne November 9, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 6, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 6, 2016
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If Marco Narvarte’s name is on the list, rest assured he’s going to be there giving a 100-percent effort.

By Shawn Byrne November 4, 2016
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"Even with our easy days they worked hard and ran hard.”

By Shawn Byrne November 4, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne November 2, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne October 30, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne October 30, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne October 30, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne October 28, 2016
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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.

By Shawn Byrne October 28, 2016

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