• Bob Fisher, The Pride of Centralia, Kansas

    From the Desk of... Chris English

    Free Throws

    If I told you that Bob Fisher was better at basketball than Lebron James, you’d probably want to know who Bob Fisher is. If you know who he is, you might think I’m crazy.

    Bob Fisher, Kansas’s native son, the pride of Centralia. Twenty-four time world record holder Bob Fisher. The man who set six basketball world records in one hour. Lebron James is nowhere near any of these records.

    Back in 2011, Fisher set a record by making 2,371 free throws in one hour. He alternated shots between his right hand and left hand. With his right hand, he shot with 86% accuracy. This eclipses the paltry 73% free throw shooting percentage that Lebron James holds for his career. Bob sank 71% of his free throws using his left hand. 

    Wait. I know what you're thinking. These are false comparisons. Fisher’s world records for free throw shooting don’t compare to the accomplishments James has had in his career. The idea that I would take this single skill set and use it to extrapolate such a bold and blatantly bad opinion is ridiculous. You might want me to consider all the other areas in which Lebron James excels and has demonstrated over and over again that he is in elite company in the world of basketball.
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  • Heights Swim Invite

    Congratulations to the boys swim team with taking first in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay at the recent Heights Swim Invite!
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  • Head of School, Mr. Chris English

    From the Desk of... Chris English

    Welcome Back Panthers!

    I hope you all had a wonderful and refreshing holiday break. We are all set for an amazing semester, and I look forward to seeing each and every one of our Panthers continue to grow, thrive, and surpass our expectations as we continue to earn our reputation as the best school in Wichita.
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