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Easy, breezy: KU’s Stigler wins 400 hurdles, MOP title at Relays
April 20, 2014
Confident U.S. Olympic hurdles contender Michael Stigler didn’t let 30 mph wind gusts bother him Saturday during his first-ever race at Rock Chalk Park. By Gary Bedore
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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 19
April 20, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, April 19.
Royals top Twins, 5-0
April 19, 2014
Jason Vargas began tinkering sometime between the second and third inning, after his pitch count had risen perilously high yet he’d managed to wiggle out of three straight jams. Whatever he did seemed to work.
LHS girls soccer loses, 7-0
April 19, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls soccer team lost, 7-0, to Washburn Rural on Friday night at LHS.
New Veritas football coach ready to get started
April 19, 2014
It takes a lot of dedication to build a football program into a powerhouse. Veritas Christian believes it has found a coach who can make it happen, as the school announced Jon Brown as its new football coach earlier this week. By Bobby Nightengale
KU baseball blanked by OSU, 7-0
April 19, 2014
Oklahoma State broke open a close game with a sixth-run seventh inning and defeated Kansas’ baseball team, 7-0, on Friday night.
KU softball falls to Texas Tech in extras
April 19, 2014
Kansas University’s softball team was one out away from defeating Texas Tech before the Red Raiders rallied for a victory, 9-7, in nine innings on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Olympian-turned-underdog Cantwell victorious in downtown shot put
April 19, 2014
Christian Cantwell, who placed fourth in the shot put in the 2012 Olympics after winning silver in ‘08, has heard he’s over the hill at the still-young age of 33. “I was reading some stuff leading up to this. Everybody was talking about (Ryan) Whiting and (Reese) Hoffa, this and that, and they never once brought my name up. I was like, ‘Damn, did I drop off the face of the earth?’ It was like they forgot about me or something,” an animated Cantwell said after winning Friday’s downtown Lawrence shot put with a throw of 70 feet, 1 inch. By Gary Bedore
Free State girls runners-up in distance medley at Kansas Relays
April 19, 2014
Free State High’s track and field team features some of the top girls middle-distance runners in the state. At most meets, they are their own best competition, so it can be fun to watch when they’re all running together, as they did on the distance medley relay team, Friday at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park. By Bobby Nightengale
Kansas signee Alexander earns MVP honors at all-star game
April 19, 2014
Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander earned most valuable player honors for the West team during Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center in New York City.
Downtown shot put draws crowd despite funding issues
April 18, 2014
Amid a cloud of white powder, Christian Cantwell grips the shot put and nestles it into the side of his neck. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound shot putter spins around a few times to gain momentum and releases the 16-pound lead ball into the air. A few seconds later, the shot put falls with a thud at the opposite end of the limestone pit. The crowd erupts in cheers and the herculean Cantwell is decreed the winner of this year’s Downtown Shot Put competition.
KU starting pitcher Wes Benjamin done for season
April 18, 2014
Kansas University’s No. 1 starting pitcher Wes Benjamin recently underwent Tommy John surgery, KU baseball head coach Ritch Price announced Friday.
KU swimming adds prep senior
April 18, 2014
The Kansas University swimming and diving team signed Niwot (Colo.) High senior Hannah Driscoll to a national letter of intent, KU coach Clark Campbell announced Thursday.
Groundbreaking set for Naismith rules building
April 18, 2014
Kansas University will conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new 32,000-square-foot DeBruce Center at 11:30 a.m. May 2, at the northeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse. The event is open to the public.
KU softball drops series opener against Texas Tech, 7-5
April 18, 2014
Kansas University’s softball team was eager to get back on the field after a nine-day layoff, but opened its series against Texas Tech with a 7-5 loss on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.
FSHS soccer beats ONW, 2-1
April 18, 2014
Tanna Fanshier and Maren Kahler scored goals, and Free State High’s soccer team defeated Olathe Northwest, 2-1, on Thursday night.
LHS baseball pitchers combine for no-hitter
April 18, 2014
Bryce Montes de Oca, Daonte Lowery, Michael Sinks and Parker Kirkpatrick combined on a no-hitter, and Lawrence High baseball defeated Olathe South, 2-0, on Thursday night.
FSHS baseball escapes with win against SMN
April 18, 2014
Shortstop Cooper Karlin may be the shortest player on Free State High’s baseball team, but he’s come up big in clutch situations throughout the season. Karlin delivered a one-out walkoff single in the eighth inning to give the Firebirds a 1-0 victory over Shawnee Mission North on Thursday night at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale

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