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April 7, 1998


KU softballers

to play OCU today

Kansas will play host to defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City in a softball doubleheader today. Game time is 2 p.m. at Jayhawk Field.

Kansas, 20-23 overall and and 5-3 in the Big 12, will resume league play this weekend with home twinbills against Oklahoma State on Saturday and Oklahoma on Sunday.

Kristina Johnson, a senior from Lawrence, leads the Jayhawks in hitting with a .323 average. Johnson homered twice last week and now has four for her career.

LHS golfers take

16th in opener

Louisburg -- Lawrence High's boys golf team placed 16th of 18 teams in its season opener Monday at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational at Club of the Country.

The Lions, led by sophomore Ryan Morgan's 6-over-par 77 round, finished with 353 strokes. Shawnee Mission South won with 312 strokes.

``Everyone of these players can shoot better than they did today,'' LHS coach Ron Commons said.

Morgan placed fifth, two strokes behind top medalist Alex Montgomery of SM South. Morgan bogeyed the final four holes.

``He was in pretty good shape to challenge for first,'' Commons said. ``This gives him something to build on.''

Dakota Loomis (89), Mike Samp (89) and Brett Buxton (98) also figured in Lawrence's team total.

The Lions will play Wednesday at the SM South Invitational at Heritage Park.

Free State netters

fall to SM South

Overland Park -- Free State's boys tennis team won a singles match and doubles match in Monday's 7-2 loss to Shawnee Mission South to open the season.

Firebird Andy Woolard won in No. 1 singles, 8-1, and teamed with Erick Axcell to win No. 1 doubles, 9-8 (7-5).

``We won the two most important matches of the dual but lost all the others,'' FSHS coach Jon Renberger said. ``That's certainly a bittersweet way to start the year.''

In the junior varsity dual, Free State lost all 18 matches. Results in Scoreboard.

LHS JV softball falls

Olathe -- Olathe East swept a junior varsity softball doubleheader with Lawrence High on Monday at the Olathe District Activities Center. O-East won the opener, 13-5, and the nightcap 14-4. Lawrence's Katie Bell had two hits, including a double, and Kristina Young tripled in Game One. Bell was 3-for-3 in the second game, Sarah Buttenhoff doubled and Kasie Taulbert tripled. The Lions (0-4) will play host to Shawnee Mission East on Thursday.

Tongie splits twinbill

Tonganoxie -- Tonganoxie High's baseball team thumped Gardner, 10-0, in the second game of a baseball doubleheader on Monday. The Chieftains lost the first game, 10-2. Mike Gilner had two hits and an RBI in the opener. Mitch Flewelling had two hits and pitched a three-hitter in the second game. Also, John Grant had two hits, including a homer, and three RBIs. Mike Needham was 2-4 with two RBIs. Brett Wedel had two hits, including a homer.

DeSoto tops

Gardner tourney

Gardner -- All five DeSoto golfers medaled Monday at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational to help the Wildcats win with 318 strokes, 10 better than runner-up Anderson County.

DeSoto's Scott Kramer and Jimmy Nolan both carded 78 rounds to place third and fourth, respectively. Nick Meyer (80), Ben Laster (82) and Brandon Power (82) also placed in the top 15 for the Wildcats.

Ottawa's Jared Beets placed seventh with 80 strokes and teammate Spencer Coatney was 15th at 83. Results in Scoreboard.

SM North topples

LHS sophomores

Lenexa -- Shawnee Mission North popped Lawrence High, 15-9, in sophomore baseball Monday at Johnson County 3&2.

Joe Amyx went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead Lawrence. Sean Burkhart also doubled and had two RBIs. Damon Benitez went 2-for-3 with a double.

The second game was called in the top of the fourth inning because of a time limit with Lawrence trailing 6-4. The Lions had the bases loaded and one out when the game was called. Brandon Bingham doubled for LHS.

The Lions will play host to Leavenworth Thursday.

KU women in fifth

St. George, Utah -- Kansas' women's golf team placed fifth of 20 teams after the first round of the Dixie Classic. KU totaled 311 strokes, 12 behind leader Texas Tech. Susan Tessary shot a 74, good for a tie for fourth place, two strokes off the lead. Other KU placings: 21. Mandy Munsch, 77. 39. Jamie Tucker, 79. 56. Ashely Bishop, 81. 112. Carrie Padden, 89.

KU men in 20th place

Santa Cruz, Calif. -- Kansas' men's golf team placed 20th of 20 teams after one round of the Western Intercollegiate. Chris Thompson shot 1-over-par 71 to place 23rd. Other KU placings: 32. Ryan Zug, 73. 78. Brad Davis, 77. Other scores: Ryan Vermeer, 79; Brad Barnett, 80.

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