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Re: “Best Coach

what ever ...u guys know u recruit and if u dnt u bring ppl in to christ so that is BS the team is rigged and they have their own league and play like everybody else!!!!

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Posted by whatever on 03/28/2008 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Best Coach

what ever ...u guys know u recruit and if u dnt u bring ppl in to christ so that is BS the team is rigged and they have their own league and play like everybody else!!!!

Posted by whatever on 03/28/2008 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Best Coach

Ward has almost always had strong baseball teams. Several former students, Neil Allen & David Segui immediately come to mind, have gone on to play in the majors. When you have to pay tuition and very few scholarships are given out, recruiting would seem to explain it. But as mama said above, we have a lot of great coaching and dedicated players who really put a lot of effort into their games.

Take a look at the state baseball championships going back well before Dennis Hurla came on board. It's no fluke. We just have coaches that actually get the most out of motivated talented players. -- By the way, Ward was state champions in 1983 as well... That was a team that David Segui was on. It's talent... Not recruiting.

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Posted by 83 Cyclone on 12/21/2007 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Best Coach

Ward has almost always had strong baseball teams. Several former students, Neil Allen & David Segui immediately come to mind, have gone on to play in the majors. When you have to pay tuition and very few scholarships are given out, recruiting would seem to explain it. But as mama said above, we have a lot of great coaching and dedicated players who really put a lot of effort into their games. Take a look at the state baseball championships going back well before Dennis Hurla came on board. It's no fluke. We just have coaches that actually get the most out of motivated talented players. -- By the way, Ward was state champions in 1983 as well... That was a team that David Segui was on. It's talent... Not recruiting.

Posted by 83 Cyclone on 12/21/2007 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Best Ball Kicker

He's been cheating for years!

I completely agree with Tyler. He lied to me years ago and I knew nothing of his relationship with Amy until I refused his proposal. He asked me to marry him and when I said no he went back with her because "he needed his green card". What a loser!

A year after they married he tried to get together after running into each other by getting my new number from a friend. He called me at 5:00am! I had to remind him he was married and a jerk for calling me. What an awful marriage for her to endure. He needs to take that passion, drive and commitment he practices on the field into his marriage.

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Posted by rp on 12/20/2007 at 2:06 AM

Re: “Best Ball Kicker

He's been cheating for years! I completely agree with Tyler. He lied to me years ago and I knew nothing of his relationship with Amy until I refused his proposal. He asked me to marry him and when I said no he went back with her because "he needed his green card". What a loser! A year after they married he tried to get together after running into each other by getting my new number from a friend. He called me at 5:00am! I had to remind him he was married and a jerk for calling me. What an awful marriage for her to endure. He needs to take that passion, drive and commitment he practices on the field into his marriage.

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Posted by rp on 12/19/2007 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Best Ball Kicker

Dino is not a man. He cheats on his wife and is a drain on his family! He is a waste of life! The good thing about him leaving his wife is that I get a chance to treat her with the respect she deserves. So thanks Dino for being a jackass!

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Posted by tyler on 12/15/2007 at 3:27 AM

Re: “Best Ball Kicker

Dino is not a man. He cheats on his wife and is a drain on his family! He is a waste of life! The good thing about him leaving his wife is that I get a chance to treat her with the respect she deserves. So thanks Dino for being a jackass!

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Posted by tyler on 12/15/2007 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Best Sports Blog

jfishsports.blogspot.com is a KC based blog as well. I think Lenexa.

Posted by Charles on 12/03/2007 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

Karl,

Congratualtions on an awesome award and achievement, you earned it, every mile of it, and more importantly YOU deserve it. Keep up the good work that you do for everyone.

Posted by Ginny Ashley on 12/03/2007 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Best Sports Blog

jfishsports.blogspot.com is a KC based blog as well. I think Lenexa.

Posted by Charles on 12/03/2007 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

Karl, Congratualtions on an awesome award and achievement, you earned it, every mile of it, and more importantly YOU deserve it. Keep up the good work that you do for everyone.

Posted by Ginny Ashley on 12/03/2007 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

I feel bad for asking now. Good for him. Keep up the good work...!

Posted by betty on 12/03/2007 at 4:04 AM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

I feel bad for asking now. Good for him. Keep up the good work...!

Posted by betty on 12/03/2007 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

For any award or recognition to be worth its merit it must have criteria that are objective. To look at the Relentless for a Cure campaign as a charity event and determines its worth for an award one has to determine if the event�s mission was met. The mission of the Relentless for a Cure campaign was three fold. They were: first, to raise awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; second, to recruit new participants for the Nike Marathon and third, to raise funds.

So did Karl Keltner meet these goals for the �Relentless� campaign that he created� the answer is yes. As Karl and others ran marathons (sometimes with him � sometimes for him) from various Starbucks around town people found out about the Society. There were press releases and news coverage �so indeed more people are aware.

Second, did the activities generate new participants? Yes again. I personally know of a handful of people that signed up to be part of the program as a result of meeting members and Karl at those Starbucks around town.

And third, did the event raise funds? Again, yes � almost $20,000. Nowhere was it ever stated who had to raise the money or that Karl would raise money alone. It was a joint effort by many people.

Karl always said �we� as he talked about what had been accomplished. He was the originator of the idea and the one who shaped the mission. From an objective point of view did Karl accomplish the mission of the Relentless for a Cure campaign? Objectively, yes. The award is deserved.

Only those who need to feel better about themselves by belittling the accomplishments of others would see this award for anything other than what it is � an award to recognize the efforts of one person trying to help his community.

There are people who can only feel better about themselves will do so by trying to tarnish others. Where I�m from we call them bullies and cowards. So to �Half Marathon� instead of trying to raise yourself up by bringing someone else down maybe you should expand your energy on trying to improve your community. It would be time better spent.

Posted by Bobbi Aschwanden Thomas on 11/30/2007 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

For any award or recognition to be worth its merit it must have criteria that are objective. To look at the Relentless for a Cure campaign as a charity event and determines its worth for an award one has to determine if the event’s mission was met. The mission of the Relentless for a Cure campaign was three fold. They were: first, to raise awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; second, to recruit new participants for the Nike Marathon and third, to raise funds. So did Karl Keltner meet these goals for the “Relentless” campaign that he created– the answer is yes. As Karl and others ran marathons (sometimes with him – sometimes for him) from various Starbucks around town people found out about the Society. There were press releases and news coverage –so indeed more people are aware. Second, did the activities generate new participants? Yes again. I personally know of a handful of people that signed up to be part of the program as a result of meeting members and Karl at those Starbucks around town. And third, did the event raise funds? Again, yes – almost $20,000. Nowhere was it ever stated who had to raise the money or that Karl would raise money alone. It was a joint effort by many people. Karl always said “we” as he talked about what had been accomplished. He was the originator of the idea and the one who shaped the mission. From an objective point of view did Karl accomplish the mission of the Relentless for a Cure campaign? Objectively, yes. The award is deserved. Only those who need to feel better about themselves by belittling the accomplishments of others would see this award for anything other than what it is – an award to recognize the efforts of one person trying to help his community. There are people who can only feel better about themselves will do so by trying to tarnish others. Where I’m from we call them bullies and cowards. So to “Half Marathon” instead of trying to raise yourself up by bringing someone else down maybe you should expand your energy on trying to improve your community. It would be time better spent.

Posted by Bobbi Aschwanden Thomas on 11/30/2007 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

Karl is amazing. He has more drive and endurance in his pinky than most of us will ever dream of and he is modest about everything he's accomplished - I've never seen him showboat. He deserves this recognition and then some. Your slander is pathetic "half marathon."

Posted by Jenni Nicolay on 11/30/2007 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

Karl is amazing. He has more drive and endurance in his pinky than most of us will ever dream of and he is modest about everything he's accomplished - I've never seen him showboat. He deserves this recognition and then some. Your slander is pathetic "half marathon."

Posted by Jenni Nicolay on 11/29/2007 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

Karl EARNED this reward. He spent almost a decade training hundreds of people to run their first marathon for TNT. He should be congratulated for his achievement....end of story.

Posted by Doug Claxton on 11/29/2007 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Best Charity Fundraiser

I always tell people that K2 is a tough Marine that likes to bark! Loud and proud! BUT, when he barks it's because he truly cares about you! I am one of those people that did my first marathon under Karl's leadership and loved it so much that I went on to complete 6 more -- and counting -- marathons. I left TNT and the Leukemia Society for moral reasons, but still continue to train with Karl. I reccommend Karl highly and have nothing but good things to say about him.
The thing about Karl is that he speaks his mind and that drives about 99% of the world nuts. Their problem not his....

Posted by Rebecca on 11/29/2007 at 4:24 PM

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