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Chavez homer lifts KU softball past No. 5 Oklahoma
April 25, 2015
Daniella Chavez hit a two-run, one-out home run to give Kansas University a huge 4-2, eight-inning, walkoff victory over No. 5-ranked Oklahoma in Big 12 softball on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.
Lions relish track showing
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys and girls track-and-field teams combined to finish 11th of 15 teams at the Free State Barrier Breakers Invitational on Friday at Free State, but one probably would have guessed the Lions had finished a lot higher judging by the delighted mood of LHS coach Jack Hood. By Chris Duderstadt
Firebirds walk off with 4-3 victory
April 25, 2015
Free State High’s baseball team was struggling to hit with runners in scoring position Friday until senior first baseman Marcileno Cortez came up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions held hitless, but win anyway
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High junior Daonte Lowery was tired of his baseball team losing. He wasn’t going to let anything stop him from helping the Lions to a victory on Friday night. By Bobby Nightengale
Out-dualed: Firebirds handily dispatch LHS in swimming City Showdown
April 25, 2015
For years, Lawrence High swimming coach Kent McDonald has talked about having a head-to-head dual with rival Free State. It finally happened Friday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. By Benton Smith
Prep Ingram to pick Monday
April 25, 2015
Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8 senior forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High, will announce his college choice at 5:10 p.m., Central time, Monday in his school’s gymnasium. By Gary Bedore
KU to play it ‘very basic’ at spring game
April 25, 2015
The annual Kansas University football spring game has provided KU fans an opportunity to get a fresh look at the team the Jayhawks will put on the field each fall. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 24, 2015
April 25, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 24, 2015
Royals-White Sox suspended by rain after 8 innings
April 25, 2015
No fighting in this one. Just a lot of rain. One night after a benches-clearing brawl led to five ejections, the Royals and White Sox were tied at 2 when Friday’s game was suspended by rain heading into the ninth inning.
Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights
April 25, 2015
Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not at fault for a string of fights. He blames the other teams. “We haven’t started any of this,” Yost said.
LHS softball splits at jamboree
April 24, 2015
Lawrence High’s softball team split two games in the Shawnee Mission South jamboree on Thursday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 23, 2015
April 24, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 23, 2015
FSHS baseball stumbles against Creighton, 7-0
April 24, 2015
Any momentum Free State’s baseball team had entering this weekend’s River City Baseball Festival disappeared on Thursday night
Blue Valley Northwest rallies past LHS, 7-4
April 24, 2015
Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll has told his players all season that the difference between the games they win and lose is just one or two plays.
Column: Sanders’ memory honored
April 24, 2015
Lawrence High head baseball coach Brad Stoll and assistant Adam Green put a photograph of one player from every Lions team on what they call their “Wall of Fame.”
After brawl, Royals beat White Sox 3-2 in 13 innings
April 24, 2015
A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Beeley’s goal sends Firebirds past Lions, 1-0
April 23, 2015
For someone holding a giant ice pack over a swollen knot above her left eye, Free State High freshman Sydni Beeley sure had a big smile on her face as she walked away from the Firebirds’ home field Thursday night.
Malik Newman chooses Mississippi State
11:46 p.m., April 23, 2015 Updated 12:15 p.m.
Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 senior combo guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, who is ranked No. 8 nationally in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, announced for Mississippi State today.
UC Santa Barbara names Bonnie Henrickson women’s basketball coach
April 23, 2015
Bonnie Henrickson, fired by Kansas University as women’s basketball coach after 11 seasons without a Big 12 regular-season winning record, didn’t stay out of work for long.
Kansas softball holds off SIU-Edwardsville, 6-4
April 23, 2015
A four-run third inning carried Kansas University to a 6-4, nonconference softball victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.
Baker pitcher has perfect game
April 23, 2015
Baker University junior pitcher Mallorie Nelson on Tuesday became the first BU pitcher since Mar. 29, 2013, to throw a perfect game in the Wildcats’ 7-0 victory over Missouri Valley in the first game of a doubleheader. Nelson struck out seven.
Firebirds sign soccer letters
April 23, 2015
Four Free State High boys soccer players signed with their future college programs on Wednesday.
Lions’ Finley ‘excited’ by CSU
April 23, 2015
Lawrence High senior Rebecca Finley has always been a dominant thrower in track and field since she started competing in the sport in the fourth grade. She always figured she’d have a chance to compete in college. By Bobby Nightengale
River City Festival field loaded
April 23, 2015
Free State High baseball players were thrilled with their victory against top-ranked Olathe East on Monday, but their competition doesn’t get much easier this weekend. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds not happy with 7th; LHS 11th at FSHS Invitational
April 23, 2015
Most of Free State High’s boys golfers were happy with their scores Wednesday but knew they could have done better. By Bobby Nightengale

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