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May 20, 2000


KU golfers 11th at regional meet

Victoria, Texas Kansas University's men's golf team is in 11th place after two rounds of the NCAA Central Regional championships at Victoria Country Club.

KU, which has totaled 583 strokes, is three strokes behind ninth-place Baylor. The top nine teams advance to the NCAAs after today's final round.

KU was tied for 20th after first day's play 10 strokes behind the ninth-place team.

Sophomore Casey Harbour, KU's leading finisher after two rounds at 143, had a hole in one on the sixth hole 209 yards. He used a 5-iron. KU's Conrad Roberts fired a 68 on Friday and is in 34th place at 145. Results in scoreboard.

BU golfer second at NAIA tourney

Baldwin Baker University's Meghan Lewis finished second at the NAIA women's golf championships this week in London, Ky. Lewis, a sophomore from Syracuse, fired 79-79-77235 and missed being medalist by two strokes.

Baker's Sarah Payne, a freshman from Topeka, was 13th by shooting 80-87-85252. Other BU scores were: Amanda Michel 96-99-95 290, Ramona Knocke 96-102-93291 and Miriam Rice 110-112-91313. As a team, Baker tied for eighth place.

LHS No. 2 seed for state baseball

Lawrence High, a state qualifier for the 10th time in the program's 15-year history, is the No. 2 seed for the Class 6A state baseball tournament to played next weekend at Kansas University's Hoglund Ballpark.

The Lions (19-2) will play No. 7 Wichita Heights (15-7) at 11 a.m. Friday in the first round.

Other first-round contests on Friday are No. 1 Shawnee Mission South (20-2)-No. 8 Olathe North (10-12) at 4 p.m., No. 3 Wichita North (19-3)-No. 6 Junction City (14-8) at 1:30 p.m. and No. 4 Maize (17-5)-No. 5 SM Northwest (16-5) at 6:30 p.m.

The LHS-Wichita Heights winner will play the Wichita North-Junction City winner at 10 a.m. Saturday. The SM South-Olathe North winner will play the Maize-SM Northwest winner at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The third-place game is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday. The championship is 5:30 p.m.

Also, LHS athletics director Ron Commons announced on Friday that Lawrence would not resume its doubleheader with SM Northwest. The second game was called at 9-all last week in the eighth inning because of lightning.

LHS softball seeded eighth

Lawrence High, a state qualifier for the first time since 1979, is the No. 8 seed and will play No. 1 Shawnee Mission Northwest in the first round of the Class 6A state softball tournament next week at Holcom Park.

The Lions (14-8) will meet SM Northwest (21-1) at 5 p.m. on Friday. SM Northwest swept a doubleheader from LHS on May 4 with two shutouts.

Other first-round contests on Friday are No. 4 Blue Valley Northwest (18-3)-No. 5 Wichita Northwest (19-3) at 7 p.m.; No. 2 Wichita East (19-3)-No. 7 Junction City (16-6) at 5 p.m. and No. 3 Olathe East (19-3)-No. 6 Maize (17-5) at 7 p.m.

The LHS-SM Northwest winner will play the Blue Valley Northwest-Wichita Northwest winner at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Wichita East-Junction City winner will play the Olathe East-Maize winner at 10 a.m.

The third-place game is set for noon Saturday. The championship is set for 1 p.m.

Three Lions make all-Sunflower League

Three members of Lawrence High's state-qualifying softball team have been named to the all-Sunflower League squad.

Senior catcher Dani May, senior shortstop Marissa Romero and sophomore pitcher/outfielder Ashley Burnett represented the Lions on the first squad.

LHS senior first baseman/pitcher Sommer Heiserman received honorable mention.

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