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Area basketball roundup: Veritas claims narrow victory over Cornerstone

It is seemingly always a tightly-contested battle when Veritas and Cornerstone square off. In Tuesday’s meeting, the Eagles got the best of their foes with a 58-56 road victory. Veritas scored double digits in each of the four quarters, including 17 in both the first and third period during ...

Lawrence High girls roll past Wyandotte in final game of 2018

As the Lawrence High girls basketball team prepared for its final game of the 2018 calendar year, the Lions did so with plenty of motivation. Sure, the Lions wanted a home victory over Wyandotte on Tuesday, and they got one in a 58-11 rout of the Bulldogs. But along with striving to defeat ...

Firebirds notch 1st league win of year with 50-44 victory over Vikings

Free State’s boys basketball coach Sam Stroh understands how difficult it can be to win in the Sunflower League, especially on the road. Stroh won’t take any victory for granted, particularly in a season when his team is trying to replace nearly everyone from last year’s league-winning ...

FSHS girls falter in final period, drop 46-35 decision at SM West

Free State coach Ted Juneau has seen glimpses of what his team is capable of. That was especially evident during the third quarter, as the Free State girls basketball team was in control during the duration of the eight-minute period and responded anytime Shawnee Mission West made a play. ...

Kansas State hires NDSU’s Klieman to lead football program

MANHATTAN — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to lead ...

KU football DBs coach Chevis Jackson signed 3-year term sheet

The first assistant hired by new head coach Les Miles, Chevis Jackson signed a three-year term sheet with Kansas Athletics to become the football team’s defensive backs coach. Jackson’s three-year deal averages about $163,333 per year, with KU having an option for the third year. The ...

LB Joe Dineen becomes KU football’s 1st AP All-American since 2007

Although his days of playing for his hometown college football program are over, the honors continue to roll in for University of Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen. The Big 12’s tackling leader for the second year in a row, Dineen was named Monday to the Associated Press 2018 All-America team as ...

Jayhawks jump back into top spot in AP Top 25

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2018/dec/08/kansas-basketball-v-new-mexico-state/125748/ With no team positioned to jump them into the top spot during the past seven days, the Kansas men’s basketball team returned to the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday. The ...

Les Miles announces hiring of D.J. Eliot as KU’s defensive coordinator

New Kansas football coach Les Miles officially has both of his coordinators in place for his first staff. As reports from the Journal-World and other outlets during the hours leading up to Monday evening’s KU announcement indicated, Miles hired D.J. Eliot, a former defensive coordinator at ...

Butker’s OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The fourth-down play was designed to go left, yet there was Patrick Mahomes scrambling to his right with a phalanx of Ravens in pursuit, his eyes trained on Tyreek Hill deep downfield. Mahomes heaved an audacious throw. Hill made an incredible catch. The Chiefs proceeded ...

Preps notebook: Veritas boys claim 61-60 win in overtime thriller

The Veritas boys basketball team edged Omaha Roadrunners, 61-60, in overtime Saturday afternoon. Veritas scored 26 points in the opening period, pouring in 20 more in the final period. As a team, the Eagles shot 48.9 percent from the floor. They outrebounded the opposition by a 30-18 margin, ...

Matt Tait named sports editor of Journal-World

A longtime Lawrence resident and reporter has been named the next sports editor of the Lawrence Journal-World. Matt Tait will oversee sports coverage in the Lawrence Journal-World, LJWorld.com and KUsports.com. Tait previously had served as editor of KUsports.com, while also covering the ...