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Veritas seniors determined to capture third consecutive state title

Veritas senior Jackson Rau won’t ever forget the scene of the locker room after winning the first state title. Two years ago, the Eagles completed an improbable run through the KCAA state tournament at Haskell Indian Nations University. Veritas won all three games by an average of 22.6 ...

Bishop Seabury boys hold off Pembroke Hill in 67-52 win

The Bishop Seabury boys basketball team closed out the regular season with a 67-52 home win over Pembroke Hill Thursday night. Early on, the Seahawks struggled to score the ball but eventually jumped out to a 13-point lead in the third quarter. Pembroke trimmed the deficit to 3 points, but ...

LHS boys capture Sunflower League title with win over Olathe South

OLATHE — It was evident early that it was going to be a good night for the Lawrence High boys basketball team. Lawrence banked in three 3-pointers, including a half-court heave, during the first nine minutes of the contest. After that, the game was never in doubt, as the Lions closed out ...

Slow start dooms LHS girls in final game of regular season

OLATHE — Since the first game of the season, the Lawrence High girls basketball team has understood the importance of a strong start. A slow beginning doomed Lawrence in the season opener against Topeka High, spoiling the team’s goal of winning every home game this year. In the final ...

Quick updates on a few Kansas basketball personnel situations

Sidelined for KU’s past five games because of a high ankle sprain suffered in practice on Feb. 1, Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett is expected to be in uniform for Saturday’s massive showdown with Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. “I can tell you right now my decision is that he’s going to ...

KU women’s basketball falls at No. 1 Baylor

Kansas women's basketball team was doubled up by No. 1 Baylor in an 80-40 loss Wednesday night inside the Ferrell Center. Senior guard Christalah Lyons was the only player to score in double figures for the Jayhawks, ending the night with 10 points. KU (12-13, 2-12 Big 12) limited the Lady ...

Preps notebook: LHS practice partners prepared for 6A state wrestling meet

It only makes sense that sophomore Logan Farrell and freshman Kevin Honas are headed to the state tournament together. After being practice partners all season, the Lawrence High wrestlers will represent the program, along with senior EJ Jewsome, at the 6A state tournament this weekend in Park ...

The David McCormack Transformation

Every morning during the summer of 2017, Janine McCormack’s days began at 4 a.m., with her son, David McCormack, quietly tiptoeing into her bedroom. “I used to hate it,” Janine said during a recent interview with the Journal-World about her son, the newest starter on the 12th-ranked ...

Several area basketball teams to host opening round of sub-state

The Kansas State High School Activities Association released sub-state brackets at every level Wednesday afternoon. Many area teams will get the opportunity to host the first round next week. All but one city team will get the opportunity to play at home in the opening round. Lawrence High’s ...

Baseball games against Texas Southern moved to Texas

Kansas and Texas Southern officials announced Wednesday that the four-game series slated for this weekend at Hoglund Ballpark has been moved to the Melissa Sports Complex in Melissa, Texas. "With snow and other inclement weather hitting the Lawrence, Kansas area, moving the series to the ...

Freshman Devon Dotson hitting stride at right time for Jayhawks

For much of January, Kansas head coach Bill Self fielded questions about his talented freshman players dealing with an impending wall. If there was any sign of hitting a wall this season, freshman Devon Dotson seems to have busted completely through it as of late. Dotson is playing some of his ...

Jayhawks experience new indoor practice facility for first time

https://twitter.com/KU_Football/status/1097835231032369154 After nine months of construction time, the Kansas football program’s new indoor practice facility was finally ready to be put to use on Tuesday. Returning players and spring enrollees were up bright and early for a 6 a.m. ...

Senior manager Kyle Portela nets first basket in Free State’s 69-63 win

When the Free State boys basketball team steps on to the court, it’s rare for anyone to have a bigger smile than senior manager Kyle Portela. Portela’s smile was even bigger than usual for Free State’s game on Monday against Shawnee Mission Northwest. In the game’s opening seconds, ...

LHS boys overcome slow first quarter to knock off Olathe Northwest

The only way Olathe Northwest thought it could limit the high-octane Lions’ offense was by dribbling the ball out throughout the first quarter, limiting possessions to score when it could. As an Olathe Northwest player dribbled the ball around at the top of the key with under a minute to go, ...

FSHS girls drop regular-season finale to snap 3-game win streak

The Free State girls basketball entered Monday night’s regular season finale against Shawnee Mission Northwest full of confidence, but the Firebirds weren’t able to cool down the hot-shooting Cougars in a 66-38 loss at FSHS. Twelve different Cougars (13-6) tallied points en route to ...