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Baker football set to host Georgetown (Ky.) in playoff opener

The Baker football team will square off against Georgetown (Ky.) in the first round of the NAIA playoffs at 1:07 p.m. Saturday at Liston Stadium.

Baker football upends Evangel for Heart south title

The seventh-ranked Baker football team bounced back from its first loss of the season to defeat No. 23 Evangel, 26-6, to win its third straight Heart of America Athletic Conference south division title on Saturday in Springfield, Mo.

Lawrence High alum Woods breaks Baker's single-game rushing record in win over Central Methodist

Lawrence High alumnus JD Woods broke Baker's single-game rushing record in the Wildcats' 49-0 win over over Central Methodist on Saturday at Liston Stadium. Woods rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries, and caught three passes for 28 yards.

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Free State rumbles past Wichita North, 69-6

If there was any doubt that the Free State High football team wouldn't be focused heading into its first-round playoff game against Wichita North, it was quickly erased on the opening kickoff.

Baker football surges past MidAmerica Nazarene, 48-14

The Baker defense forced four turnovers, and the offense got rolling in the second half in a 48-14 win over MidAmerica Nazarene on Saturday at Liston Stadium.

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Free State, Lawrence High play to 2-2 tie in City Showdown

The Free State and Lawrence High boys soccer teams were both oozing with confidence entering Thursday's City Showdown at FSHS with each squad having won back-to-back. The Firebirds (4-3-2) and the Lions (3-3-3) both felt like their winning streaks should have continued on Thursday, but it was not to be, as they played to a 2-2 tie in front of a raucous crowd.

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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.

Keon Stowers

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

Trevor Pardula

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.