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Firebirds roll over rival Lawrence, 31-12
September 20, 2014
Free State High football players didn’t expect it to be easy against Lawrence High. Not in the City Showdown, where the rivalry brings out the best from both schools. By Bobby Nightengale
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Katzer sparks Baldwin
September 20, 2014
Baldwin High’s Joel Katzer ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score in the Bulldogs’ 35-14 football victory over Perry-Lecompton on Friday night.
Free State, Lawrence High students wear purple in protest against racial epithet, vandalism
September 19, 2014
Sprinkled throughout a sea of green and red, the color purple could be seen around the Lawrence High School football stadium during the rivalry City Showdown game between the Lions and the Free State Firebirds on Friday night. The stadium had been vandalized just the day before with a racial epithet and a phallic symbol outlined in shaving cream on the field. In protest of the actions, many students, parents and faculty from both schools donned purple — neither team’s school color — in solidarity against racial intolerance.
Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal series
September 19, 2014
A victory Wednesday over the White Sox allowed Kansas City to claw within a half-game of Detroit in the AL Central and set up arguably the biggest series at Kauffman Stadium in decades. The two teams open a pivotal three-game series Friday with just over a week left in the season.
FSHS tennis rolls over MVHS
September 19, 2014
Free State High dropped just one match in an 8-1 dual tennis victory over Mill Valley on Thursday.
FSHS soccer falls to SM East
September 19, 2014
Shawnee Mission East handed Free State High its first boys soccer loss of the season, 8-1 on Thursday night.
LHS soccer not thrilled despite win
September 19, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys soccer players were happy with the result but not with how they got there. By Bobby Nightengale
KU’s Traylor immortalizes ‘Dead Men’ of Boot Camp
September 19, 2014
The agony of Kansas University Basketball Boot Camp 2014 is being captured daily by junior forward/unofficial team photographer Jamari Traylor, who has been posting “Dead Man of the Day” pictures on his Instagram account following 6-7 a.m. conditioning drills in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
More of the same? Harwell has had success vs. CMU
September 19, 2014
Kansas University wide receiver Nick Harwell has a history of big games against Central Michigan. By Matt Tait
Lions’ RB duo focus of Showdown
September 19, 2014
They aren’t quite as dynamic as Batman and Robin, but Lawrence High running backs JD Woods and Trey Moore have created their own dominant duo during the first two weeks of the season. By Bobby Nightengale
Column: Juco quick fix is neither
September 19, 2014
This was supposed to be the year that it all came together at Kansas University for third-year football coach Charlie Weis, who puts in such long hours on the job he sometimes sleeps in his office. By Tom Keegan
Chiefs’ Charles at practice
September 19, 2014
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles showed up for practice Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity, despite a high-ankle sprain sustained last Sunday against Denver.
Jayhawks turn up physicality, competition in preparation for Central Michigan
September 17, 2014
Tuesday afternoon, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis said there was no need to worry about how physical KU’s practices would be this week because Weis and his coaching staff had plans to turn things up a notch. Turns out, they did. By Matt Tait
Aoki, K.C. sail past Sox
September 17, 2014
Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.
Lions place third at Topeka tennis
September 17, 2014
Lawrence High’s No 1 doubles team of Anna and Yelena Birt went 4-0 to take first place Wednesday in the Topeka High Invitational.
Dynamo Moscow signs Tyshawn Taylor
September 17, 2014
Former Kansas University point guard Tyshawn Taylor has signed a contract with Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague. Terms were not disclosed.

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