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FSHS swimming first at Topeka
April 11, 2014
Free State’s girls swimming and diving team won the Topeka High Invitational on Thursday.
LHS soccer blanks SM North
April 11, 2014
Addison Campbell scored twice and Skylar Drum once as the Lawrence High girls soccer team won, 3-0, on Thursday at Shawnee Mission North.
Lions’ Broadwell receives award
April 11, 2014
Lawrence High senior Caitlin Broadwell was honored by USA Today High School Sports and the Army National Guard with the Inspiration Award, which was presented to her during the LHS spring awards ceremony Thursday. The award is given to just 15 athletes across the country.
LHS girls coach leaves for overseas opportunity
April 11, 2014
When basketball coach Nick Wood packs for a road game next season, he better not forget his passport.
Self: Embiid would have been focus
April 10, 2014
Joel Embiid would have been the focal point of Kansas University’s basketball team his sophomore season … had the 7-footer from Cameroon stuck around for a sophomore season. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 9
April 10, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, April 9.
Gordon’s homer sparks Royals
April 9, 2014
Alex Gordon’s three-run shot, the first home run by Kansas City this season, highlighted a five-run fifth inning Wednesday, and carried the Royals to a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Irick 3-0 for LHS tennis
April 9, 2014
Thomas Irick went 3-0 in No. 1 singles, and Elliott Abromeit was 2-1 in No. 2 singles to lead Lawrence High’s boys tennis team Wednesday in a quadrangular at Topeka Seaman.
Iowa baseball upends Kansas
April 9, 2014
Seven runs off 14 hits were not enough for Kansas University’s baseball team Wednesday in a 12-7 loss to Iowa.
Weis reflects on spring progress
April 9, 2014
With the exception of a week off for spring break in late March, the past five weeks have included a lot of prodding and probing for Kansas University’s football program.
Column: Joel Embiid top 5? Puh-lease
April 9, 2014
Every time I hear someone say that Joel Embiid will be a top-five pick in the next NBA Draft, I wonder if I have missed something. By Tom Keegan
Playing it ‘safe’: Embiid chooses NBA’s millions
April 9, 2014
The decision Joel Embiid slept on for three nights — to be a one-and-done player in college — apparently boiled down to a few simple factors. By Gary Bedore
Our Town Sports for April 10
April 9, 2014
A weekly roundup of local events, results and opportunities.
KU freshman Joel Embiid headed to NBA Draft
April 9, 2014
Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid, a 7-footer from Cameroon who averaged 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds for KU in 28 games during the 2013-14 season, announced his intention to turn pro at the Allen Fieldhouse media room this afternoon with several coaches and teammates in attendance.
Last-seconds score sinks FSHS soccer
April 9, 2014
If Free State High’s girls soccer players could have held their ground for 37 more seconds Tuesday night against Shawnee Mission West, they would have walked away with a tie. By Benton Smith
Defensive errors cost Firebirds in softball twinbill
April 9, 2014
The Free State High softball bats were quiet throughout most of Tuesday’s home doubleheader against Olathe South, but even if they had boomed like the night sky on the Fourth of July, the Firebirds’ defense would have put them in a tough spot. By Matt Tait
Lawrence High soccer shut out
April 9, 2014
The Lawrence High girls soccer team fell, 9-0, on Tuesday at Olathe Northwest.
Take two: Lions softball makes up for lost time in season-opening routs
April 9, 2014
All of the players on Lawrence High’s softball team were itching to play a game after the team’s first practice 36 days ago. That itch intensified after last week’s season opener was rained out, and the Lions pumped all that excitement into their swings at the plate during a doubleheader Tuesday at LHS. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS baseball loses at ONW
April 9, 2014
Olathe Northwest broke a tie with two runs in the sixth inning and defeated Lawrence High baseball, 4-2, on Tuesday.
FSHS baseball falls at SMNW
April 9, 2014
Free State High’s baseball team collected nine hits but managed just one run in a 5-1 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Tuesday.
Focus on serve pays dividends for LHS senior Irick
April 9, 2014
Lawrence High senior tennis standout Thomas Irick has been working on his serve for a couple of months. That’s going to cause plenty of trouble for his opponents. By Bobby Nightengale
Column: Watch KU football go as Cozart grows
April 9, 2014
Charlie Weis hinted Tuesday that the goal for his third Kansas University football team equals the win total of the last three seasons combined (six). That might sound unrealistic, but if one player with exciting raw talent develops at a far faster pace than anyone has a right to expect, six is not only a reasonable goal, but as good a place as any to set the over-under bar. Column by Tom Keegan
FSHS tennis freshmen experience trial by fire
April 9, 2014
When some of the youngest players in Free State High’s boys tennis program found themselves on the wrong end of some lopsided scores Tuesday afternoon at their home quadrangular, coach Oather Strawderman didn’t think about the short-term effects of losing. By Benton Smith
Kansas baseball tumbles at Iowa
April 9, 2014
One bad inning doomed Kansas University to a 5-3 nonconference baseball loss to Iowa on Tuesday at Duane Banks Field
Pille throws gem; KU softball rolls
April 9, 2014
Alicia Pille came one out away from a perfect game but had to settle for a complete-game, one-hit shutout — her sixth shutout of the season — to spark Kansas University to a 5-0 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday at Missouri 3&2 Complex.

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