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Larkin leads Free State at Rim Rock Farm Classic

After winning a Class 6A state championship last fall, the Firebirds returned to Rim Rock Farm on Saturday for the Rim Rock Farm High School Classic. While the Firebirds have a few new faces on this year's squad, returning state medalist Julia Larkin led Free State to 20th place in the varsity girls gold division.

Free State golf 12th at Carol Gillard Invitational

The Free State girls golf team earned a 12th-place finish at the Carol Gillard Invitational on Wednesday at Overland Park Golf Course. The unique 9-hole, junior varsity/varsity-combined tournament featured two golfers from each team playing in a scramble, four-ball or alternate shot format. Lawrence High also competed in the tournament, but did not have a four-ball JV tandem to have a complete team.

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Free State freshman Gay wins all-around at FSHS Invitational; Hickerson leads LHS to second

Free State freshman Talia Gay won the all-around at the FSHS Invitational on Saturday. Lawrence High junior Josie Hickerson led the Lions to second place in the team standings.

Baker football rolls to homecoming win over Graceland, 66-14

Lawrence High product JD Woods had four touchdowns — three on the ground and one through the air — to guide the second-ranked Baker football team to a 66-14 homecoming win over Graceland on Saturday at Liston Stadium. Woods rushed for 112 yards on just 12 attempts, and added two receptions for 19 yards.

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Fit to be tied: Lawrence High soccer settles for frustrating draw against SM North

The Lawrence High soccer team settled for a 1-1 tie against Shawnee Mission North on Thursday despite recording 20 more shots than the Indians.

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Free State soccer honors Loneker Sr., outlasts De Soto in overtime

Eleven Free State soccer players walked on to the field for their home opener against De Soto on Monday, but there was a 12th Firebird that helped fuel them to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Wildcats. Prior to the match, the Firebirds (2-0) had a moment of silence and released red and blue balloons for Keith Loneker Sr., who died in June after a bout with cancer. Pete Junge scored the golden goal for the Firebirds, and Charlie Newsome recorded a hat trick.

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Oklahoma's Bledsoe sues NCAA for lost eligibility

Oklahoma defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA after being suspended for failing a test for performance-enhancing drugs.

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KU volleyball swept by Creighton for first loss of season

After picking up wins over nationally-ranked opponents in No. 13 Kentucky and No. 17 Purdue earlier in the week, the No. 7 Kansas volleyball team had plenty of confidence that it could exact some revenge No. 9 Creighton to round out the Kansas Invitational on Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. KU hadn't lost since dropping a five-set thriller to the Bluejays in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Horejsi, but Creighton continued to be a thorn in the Jayhawks' side on Saturday by coming away with a sweep, 25-20, 25-16, 29-27.

Brettell becomes Baker's all-time offensive yards leader in 67-7 win over Culver-Stockton

Baker senior quarterback Logan Brettell completed 10 of his 13 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns in just one half of action to lead the Wildcats in their 67-7 rout of Culver-Stockton on Saturday. Brettell became BU's all-time offensive yards leader, as he led the second-ranked Wildcats to a third straight victory to open the season.

Tonganoxie trips up Eudora, 35-7

While two Tonganoxie turnovers kept the Chieftains from building a big lead in the first half against Eudora on Friday, THS football coach Al Troyer wasn't overly concerned With how his team was playing defensively, he had no reason to be. The Chieftains contained Eudora's run game and shut out the Cardinals in the second half in what went on to be a 35-7 win for Tongie.

Keon Stowers

KU defensive lineman Keon Stowers on Oct. 9, 2013.

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KU punter Trevor Pardula

LMH supports KU Cancer Center bid

Lawrence Memorial Hospital leaders like the prospect of having a cancer center nearby that could some day earn the National Cancer Institute gold standard. Tax credits, which were touted as a major source to pay for repairs and renovations at ...

Guilty pleas entered in Burger King robbery

Sunny and comfortable weather in the forecast today with a high of 67 degrees. Winds will be out of the NW around 10 mph. Partly cloudy skies overnight and cool, with lows dipping into the mid 40s. Even warmer weather ...

Border War

KU and Missouri faced off on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, for the Border War, at Allen Fieldhouse, and as KU came home the victor fans reflected on what the rivalry meant.

LHS Fall Sports Jamboree

Lawrence High School held their fall sports jamboree Wednesday, August 24, 2011. The Lions football team scrimmaged, the Marching Lions performed and other fall sports teams were introduced to a crowd of fans and family.

Paddlers take to Kaw for river race

Nearly 200 people climbed in their canoes and headed down the Kansas River Friday and Saturday. The race was the first ever Kawnivore 100, a race that starts in Manhattan and ends in Lawrence.

Bull charges LJWorld.com photographer

LJWorld.com photographer Nick Krug discusses the terrifying moment when a bull charged at him during the Sankey Rodeo School. For the record, Nick was securely protected by a metal fence at that time, but that didn't stop him from jumping back in fear. LJWorld.com reporter Shaun Hittle affectionately nicknamed the bull in question "Cuddles."

MMA club

Friends in Eudora have put together a mixed martial arts club in a garage in Eudora, as the meet a few times a week to practice and stay in shape.

Allen Fieldhouse Named Loudest Basketball Arena in the Country

ESPN The Magazine ranked Allen Fieldhouse as the loudest College Basketball arena in America. KU came in ahead of Duke University's Cameron Indoor and Rupp Arena in Kentucky.

Basketball tournament expected to attract about 100 teams to Lawrence this weekend

It is not just Kansas University basketball that can draw a crowd to Lawrence.

Mark’s on the Move: Cricket players share love of game

The bowler bowls the ball to the batter, while the batter tries to protect the wickets. The wicket keeper stands by to catch the ball if it passes the batter and also to help throw out runners. Confused yet? You’re not alone.

Mark's on the Move:Mark's on the Move: Athletic contest to sweep South Park

Mark's on the Move:Mark's on the Move: Athletic contest to sweep South Park

Local athletes play in all-star game

Athletes from around the area took part in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all star game in Topeka. Three local players and one local coach got in on the action Wednesday.