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MVP Bumgarner steps up -10/30/2014, 10:43 AM

District up in the air for HHS -10/30/2014, 10:34 AM

Area prep football district standings, scenarios -10/30/2014, 2:28 PM

A look at the area's state volleyball qualifiers in 1A Division I & II -10/30/2014, 10:34 AM

Dream season ends for K.C. -10/30/2014, 10:33 AM

TMP turns it around, headed to state -10/30/2014, 10:33 AM

Tiger volleyball falls to UNK -10/29/2014, 3:28 PM

Monarchs rally for regional win -10/29/2014, 10:10 AM

One win away for K.C. -10/29/2014, 10:10 AM

Kansas State No. 9 in first football playoff rankings -10/29/2014, 10:10 AM

Hays High soccer sees season end -10/29/2014, 10:10 AM

Tigers look to finish strong -10/29/2014, 10:10 AM

1989 WSU baseball champs reunite -10/28/2014, 10:21 AM

KC's Yost still confident -10/28/2014, 10:21 AM

Romo hurt as Redskins upend Cowboys in OT -10/28/2014, 10:21 AM

Big second half leads to HHS win -10/28/2014, 10:21 AM

CFB notes: TCU and WVU ready to take center stage -10/28/2014, 10:21 AM

Royals down, not out -10/27/2014, 10:57 AM

Earnhardt wins at Martinsville -10/27/2014, 10:57 AM

Romo showing smarts, backbone as Redskins visit -10/27/2014, 10:57 AM

Chiefs defense hammers Rams -10/27/2014, 10:57 AM

Tiger men draw, women win Sunday -10/27/2014, 10:48 AM

Hays High rallies for district win -10/26/2014, 8:35 PM

Tigers fall to No. 10 Bearcats -10/26/2014, 8:35 PM

XC roundup -- Hays High boys, girls qualify -10/26/2014, 10:57 AM

Friday's area prep football roundup -10/26/2014, 8:35 PM

K-State shuts out Texas -10/26/2014, 8:35 PM

Volleyball roundup -- TMP headed to state -10/26/2014, 8:35 PM

HHS, TMP begin regional play -10/26/2014, 8:26 PM

Phillipsburg remains unbeaten in district play -10/26/2014, 8:26 PM

Hays High volleyball sees season end -10/26/2014, 8:26 PM

Russell nabs second win, beats Monarchs -10/26/2014, 1:00 AM

Area prep FB scores, Oct. 24 -10/24/2014, 10:45 PM

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Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

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Chiefs WR Williams bounces back

Published on -8/15/2014, 10:02 AM

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By Randy Covitz

McClatchy-Tribune

One game. Four plays. No touches of the ball.

That encapsulated Chiefs wide receiver Kyle Williams' first year in Kansas City in 2013.

Williams, who was claimed on waivers from San Francisco last November, appeared briefly on special teams Nov. 17 at Denver before suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in practice a few days later. It was the exact injury he had in 2012 with the 49ers, forcing him to rehab the same knee all over again.

But now, Williams, 26, is fully recovered and battling for a spot as a slot receiver.

"I told (teammate) A.J. Jenkins today, I feel better than I've ever felt," Williams said. "I feel more polished as a route runner, and I feel as explosive as I've ever been."

The Chiefs' coaches are seeing a revitalized side of Williams as well.

"He's starting to get back to where he was physically," said assistant head coach/wide receivers David Culley. "He wasn't that way early in camp. You could kind of tell he's starting to loosen up a little bit, and he's starting to make some plays.

"We knew when we got him he was very good on the inside. He knew how to run the slot. He's a very good route runner in there. He knows how to uncover. He's got a very good feel for it."

Williams, a 5-10, 186-pounder, caught 47 passes in parts of four seasons with San Francisco, mostly on the receiving end of throws by Alex Smith, now his quarterback with the Chiefs.

"The slot is home," said Williams, a sixth-round pick by the 49ers in 2010, "and having Alex in there is home for me, too. I grew up in this league with Alex as my quarterback. Having him in there is extremely comfortable to me. He knows my body language already."

Smith doesn't hide his enthusiasm for Williams' role in the offense.

"Kyle is a very, very polished receiver," Smith said. "He's played all over the field, as far as receivers go -- slot, inside, outside. He has a good understanding of defenses ... because he has experience. You can sense the energy he has because coach (Andy) Reid and the offensive staff do such a great job of moving guys around and knowing their strengths and putting them in situations where they can succeed.

"I'm excited for Kyle. He's worked extremely hard. He's battled through a lot of injuries the last few years, so I'm happy for him to be back out here."

Williams, the son of Chicago White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams, was drafted by the White Sox out of high school in Scottsdale, Ariz., but chose to play football at Arizona State.

While recuperating from his second knee surgery, he wondered if he had made the right choice.

"I miss baseball," Williams said, "but I made a commitment to this game. I've been blessed to be in my fifth year, even with the injuries. When you have two knee surgeries in a year, you think, 'What if I played baseball?' But I made the right decision. I'm happy, and I'm excited, and I can play this game."

Williams is also tracking the success of the Royals and has adopted them as his second-favorite team after the White Sox.

"I'd rather have the Royals win the division than the Tigers," he said. "I'm sick of the Tigers winning it. If we're not going to win it, then since I'm playing out here, I'll jump on the Royals' bandwagon."

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