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KU baseball opens long homestand with loss to Creighton

The Kansas baseball team jumped on Creighton for two runs on three hits in the first inning, but the offense fizzled the rest of the way in its 7-3 loss to the Bluejays on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Baker women fall to Campbellsville in second round of NAIA tournament

Baker sophomore Anna Hignight tied her season-high with 18 points, but it was not enough in the Wildcats' 73-56 loss to Campbellsville (Ky.) on Friday in the second round of the NAIA Div. I tournament in Billings, Mont.

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KU softball tops UMKC in Rock Chalk Challenge opener

Life has been good for the Kansas softball team in the friendly confines of Arrocha Ballpark this season. After going 3-0 last weekend in the Jayhawk Invitational, Kansas kept on rolling in its home ballpark with a 5-3 win over UMKC on Thursday in its first of five games in the Rock Chalk Challenge.

LHS swim 1st, FSHS 2nd at Emporia Invitational

The Lawrence High and Free State girls swim and dive teams finished first and second, respectively, at Emporia Invitational on Thursday to open their seasons. The Lions won the meet with 556 points, while the Firebirds came in second with 539.

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Larson powers Baker past Mobile in first round of NAIA women's tournament

Baker senior Kelsey Larson scored 13 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Wildcats to a 72-56 win over Mobile (Ala.) in the first round of the NAIA Div. I women's basketball tournament on Wednesday in Billings, Mont. The second-seeded Wildcats (30-4) pushed their winning streak to 17 games, and will play Campbellsville (Ky.) (27-6) in the second round at 1:30 p.m. CST Friday.

Wycoff, McDermott power Seabury past Ness City in 2A boys state quarterfinals

Behind a combined 46 points from senior Mikey Wycoff and junior Zach McDermott, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team advanced to the Class 2A state semifinals for the first time in school history Wednesday.

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Baker women defeat Benedictine in Heart tournament championship game

The Baker women's basketball team defeated Benedictine, 64-51, in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament championship game on Monday in Collins Center, and set a single-season record for wins in a season with 29. The No. 8-ranked Wildcats are riding a 16-game winning streak into the NAIA Div. I tournament.

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'Forgotten' no more: Coach and Naismith protégé John McLendon broke color barriers in basketball

Documentary film set to air on television this month

In decades of coaching basketball — at the high school, college, pro and international levels, including championship wins — John McLendon never got a technical foul. The approximately 5-foot-6-inch African-American gentleman known to some as “Little Coach” was softspoken, deeply humble and never cursed. But that demeanor belied a grit that drove McLendon to be one of the most groundbreaking coaches in basketball history.

Baker's Larson selected as Heart Player of the Year; Lister named COY

After cutting down the nets to celebrate its Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season championship following a 77-59 win over Grand View on Saturday, the Baker women's basketball team received two more prestigious awards on Monday. Baker senior forward Kelsey Larson stuffed the stat sheet by averaging 11.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game to be selected at the Heart Player of the Year, and BU coach Ben Lister was tabbed as the Heart Coach of the Year for the third time.

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Seabury boys surge past Maranatha in sub-state opener

Bishop Seabury Academy's boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy, 69-45, in its Class 2A sub-state quarterfinal match-up on Monday. Mikey Wycoff scored a game-high 23 points for the Seahawks, and set the tone defensively as well, as Seabury forced 22 Maranatha turnovers.

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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.