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Firebirds find success in opening track meet
March 28, 2015
The start of track season has been a rocky one for Free State senior Ryan Liston, but no one would be able to tell by how he competed in the FSHS Invitational on Friday.
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KU tennis falls to North Texas
March 28, 2015
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to North Texas on Friday.
K.C. clips Mariners
March 28, 2015
Yordano Ventura pitched seven innings of no-hit ball before being lifted because of pitch count, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Free State High students to compete in regional poetry competition
04:16 p.m., March 27, 2015 Updated 09:36 p.m.
Emotional, empowering stories from the lives of Lawrence students will sound out from a Kansas City stage this weekend. Free State High School’s slam poetry team recently earned a spot in Saturday’s finals of the KC “Louder than a Bomb” competition.
KU relay team excels in Texas
March 26, 2015
Rhavean King, Sarah Kelly, Whitney Adams and Hannah Richardson teamed up to run the sixth fastest time in school history in the women’s 4x800-meter relay to highlight the second day of the Texas Relays for the Kansas University track and field team.
FSHS swimmers win at Emporia
March 26, 2015
Free State High’s girls swim and dive team won nine of 12 events Friday at the Emporia Invitational to win the meet with 604 points.
Lions excited for opening of spring sports seasons
March 26, 2015
There’s a wide range of expectations for Lawrence High’s spring sports teams this season from competing for a state championship to building for the future, but all of the programs are excited to get started.
KU’s Self talks with Charlotte center Thorne
March 26, 2015
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday traveled to North Carolina to visit with Charlotte junior center Mike Thorne Jr., who plans to graduate in May and play his final season at a different school.
Strength coach Jackson getting Jayhawks into shape
March 26, 2015
The whole thing lasted less than 10 seconds but so adequately summed up the work that had been done in the Kansas University football weight room from early December to mid-March.
LHS girls second at Topeka West
March 26, 2015
Senior sisters Matia and Rebecca Finley won the discus and shot put, respectively, to power Lawrence High’s girls track and field team to a second-place finish Thursday at the Topeka West Relays.
Guthrie sharp; K.C. blanks Seattle
March 26, 2015
Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie shut out Seattle on two hits for 5 2/3 innings Thursday, and the Royals defeated a Mariners split squad, 3-0.
Beaty contract more favorable for KU than those of previous football coaches
March 26, 2015
Kansas Athletics, Inc., and first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty recently finalized Beaty’s five-year contract and the details and language within it may be the best indicator to date that KU learned a valuable lesson from the failings of its past two contracts with dismissed football coaches Turner Gill and Charlie Weis.
Kansas softball to retire Larson-Bradney’s jersey
March 26, 2015
Kansas University softball plans to retire former KU standout Jill Larson-Bradney’s jersey on Saturday, before the Jayhawks’ game against Texas at Arrocha Ballpark.
KU women’s golf downs Michigan
March 26, 2015
Kansas University upended Michigan, 3-2, on the final day of the SDSU Farms Women’s Golf Invitational on Wednesday at the Farms Golf Club.
Free State hopeful as spring begins
March 26, 2015
There’s a lot of optimism around Free State High’s spring sports this year. Some hope to contend for a state championship, and one is looking to defend its state title. By Bobby Nightengale

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