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Lawrence High boys score season-high 82 points in win over Topeka West

TOPEKA — With his feet planted firmly on the Topeka West Charger logo, which was a good distance beyond the arc, Lawrence High sophomore Zeke Mayo decided to let it fly. Mayo’s shot splashed through the net with three seconds left in the first half, giving Lawrence a 1-point advantage. ...

Senior Class Award names Joe Dineen 1st-team all-American

Down in Florida this week for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game, Lawrence native and recent University of Kansas graduate Joe Dineen learned the Senior CLASS Award named him a first-team all-American. Dineen, a five-year member of the Jayhawks’ football program and an all-Big 12 linebacker, ...

Tyler Johnson medically disqualified from basketball

Junior center Tyler Johnson has been medically disqualified and will step away from basketball after suffering from chronic knee issues throughout her career at Kansas. "Our staff really enjoyed coaching and working with Tyler," head coach Brandon Schneider said in a team release. "Though we ...

KU women’s basketball team handed 94-68 loss by No. 2 Baylor

Kansas seniors Jessica Washington and Kylee Kopatich didn’t need to say much to describe what it’s like to play against a Baylor team that handed UConn its first regular-season loss since 2014. “Big, big, huge, done … Trees, trees,” Washington and Kopatich said together as they ...

Former UCLA assistant Kaitlin Nielsen joins KU volleyball

Kaitlin Nielsen, former assistant volleyball coach at UCLA, has been named assistant coach at Kansas, KU volleyball head coach Ray Bechard announced Wednesday. Nielsen replaces Maggie Bowen, who returns to her role as director of operations after a one-year stint as assistant coach. "We are ...

Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling takes down Shawnee Mission Northwest

Free State’s wrestling team claimed another impressive dual win Wednesday afternoon. Despite the meet being moved up two hours due to potential weather, the Firebirds took care of business from the very beginning. Free State defeated Shawnee Mission West by a 64-12 margin to extend its dual ...

KU 3-point marksman Lagerald Vick trending upward once again

Whether it proves to be a two-game solar flare or the type of burst that can keep his right shooting hand comfortable and confident the remainder of the season, there is no denying that Lagerald Vick is on an upswing. After opening Big 12 play by connecting on 6 of his 20 3-point attempts as ...

Free State boys cruise to 51-36 win over Blue Valley West

For the first time since mid-December, Free State’s boys basketball team didn’t have to sweat the outcome in the waning moments. The Firebirds never trailed — and led by double digits for much of the night — on their way to a 51-36 victory over Blue Valley West Tuesday night at FSHS. ...

LHS girls fall to Liberty in opening round of Truman tournament

The Lawrence High girls basketball team never recovered from its slow start Tuesday night. LHS (5-3) scored just 3 points in the opening period en route to a 50-29 loss to Liberty during the first round of the Truman tournament. Liberty (12-2) took a 12-3 lead after the first quarter before ...

Les Miles hires more support staff for KU football

First-year Kansas coach Les Miles announced Tuesday the hiring of three new football support staff members. Miles is bringing on Edward Jones II as director of player development, Will Redmond as director of recruiting and Mike Huff as director of operations. Additionally, fifth-year KU ...

Jayhawks should learn from late-game missteps in win over Texas

What was once a 10-point Kansas basketball lead shrunk to a single point Monday night when Texas guard Courtney Ramey drained an open transition 3-pointer with just nine seconds to go in the second half. The Jayhawks knew what would come next — a Longhorns foul to stop the clock and send KU ...