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Area boys javelin throwers, 4x100 relays highlight final day of Kansas Relays

Lawrence High's Hunter Krom finished second in the boys javelin competition to lead a group of five area athletes who competed in the event at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. The Lawrence High girls and Free State boys placed second in the Sunflower 4x100-meter relays.

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Baldwin's Kurtz, Lawrence's Seratte shine at KU Relays

Baldwin High junior Kayla Kurtz had the top performance of any area high school athlete at the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park after finishing fourth in the girls javelin competition. Lawrence High junior Evann Seratte placed sixth in the girls 800-meter run finals and finished fifth in the 400-meter dash prelims to qualify for finals.

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Dudarev delivers record-breaking performance for KU in men's hammer throw

Kansas sophomore Gleb Dudarev put together a record-breaking performance in he men's hammer throw at the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park, as he won the competition with a throw of 256 feet (78.04 meters). Dudarev’s personal-best throw broke a 35-year-old Kansas Relays record, the KU school record and Rock Chalk Park record. The throw not only etched Dudarev’s name all over the Kansas record books, but it gave him the top mark in the NCAA and fifth best in the world this year.

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Girls soccer City Showdown ends in 1-1 tie

Lawrence High and Free State played to a 1-1 tie in the girls soccer City Showdown on Thursday at FSHS. Emma Yackley gave the Firebirds a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute with a left-footed strike from 30 yards out. Anna Chieu scored the equalizer for LHS in the 70th minute when she headed in a corner kick from Maria Duncan.

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Lions celebrate senior night by winning Lawrence Invitational; Firebirds follow in 2nd

The Lawrence High girls swim and dive team placed first in eight of the 12 events to win the Lawrence Invitational on Tuesday at LHS. Free State won the other four events to finish second.

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Lawrence High's Stephen Johnson signs to swim at South Dakota

As a swimmer who is particular strong in long distance events, Lawrence High senior Stephen Johnson has always embraced the grind of whatever goal he is striving for.

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Lawrence High girls swim and dive wins Free State Invite; Firebirds 2nd

The Lawrence High and Free State girls swim and dive teams will be seeing a lot of each other for the remainder of the season, and the Lions and the Firebirds wouldn't want it any other way. The Lions edged the Firebirds by 11 points to win the Free State Invite on Tuesday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.

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Free State softball suffers first loss in 2-1 setback to SMNW

Free State softball coach Lee Ice often breaks the game down into three critical categories — pitching, defense and timely hitting. The Firebirds didn't have to worry about solid pitching on Thursday against Shawnee Mission Northwest with freshman Tatum Clopton in the circle, but they had one defensive breakdown and weren't able to come through with a clutch hit. While Clopton struck out 15 and only allowed two hits, it wasn't enough for the Firebirds in a 2-1 setback against Megan Formwalt and the Cougars.

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Clopton, Free State softball make quick work of SM North

Free State freshman Tatum Clopton struck out 10 batters for the second straight game, and had three base knocks in a 16-hit attack to help the Firebirds to a 12-0 win over Shawnee Mission North on Thursday at FSHS.

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A home away from home: LHS hoopster Stafford makes it official with ETSU

Moving from Lawrence to the mountainous terrain of Johnson City, Tenn. is a transition that LHS senior basketball player E'Lease Stafford believes will feature some challenges, but she wouldn't want it any other way. After helping turn around the Lawrence girls basketball program over the past four years, Stafford has an understanding of what it takes to battle through adversity. Stafford officially reaped the benefits of her hard work on the hardwood on Wednesday, as she signed her letter of intent to East Tennessee State University.

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.