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Wellsville stops Eudora girls
December 11, 2014
Wellsville defeated Eudora, 34-17, on Thursday for fifth place in the Eudora girls basketball invitational.
Firebird swimmers win at Manhattan
December 11, 2014
Free State High’s boys swimming and diving team won the Manhattan triangular on Wednesday at the Kansas State Natatorium.
Seabury girls earn first victory
December 11, 2014
Reilly Malone scored 17 points, and Regan Zaremba and Kayleigh Boos had 11 points apiece as Seabury Academy defeated Hyman Brand, 47-39, on Thursday night in high school girls basketball.
Royals, Morales agree on two-year contract
December 11, 2014
Kansas City Royals and veteran slugger Kendrys Morales agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday.
KU senior JaCorey Shepherd says latest honor special for KU football program, too
December 11, 2014
Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida, Kansas University senior cornerback JaCorey Shepherd received this year’s Lee Roy Selmon Community Spirit Award, given annually to athletes who go above the call of a student, amateur or professional athlete by demonstrating a deep care for others and a connection to the moral growth of their community. By Matt Tait
Our Town Sports for Dec. 11
December 11, 2014
A weekly roundup of local sporting results, events and opportunities.
Notebook: Lucas has words with Smith
December 11, 2014
Kansas University starting big man Landen Lucas had words with Georgetown’s 6-10, 350-pound bigger man Joshua Smith after Lucas fouled out of the Jayhawks’ win at Verizon Center.
Two Firebirds sign letters
December 11, 2014
Two Free State High athletes signed their letters of intent to play college sports in the school’s library on Wednesday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 10, 2014
December 11, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
FSHS wrestlers take two wins
December 10, 2014
Free State High’s wrestling team won both of its matches in a double dual on Tuesday.
Devonté Graham’s ankle should be fine
December 10, 2014
Kansas University freshman point guard Devonté Graham sprained an ankle with 10 minutes left in the Jayhawks’ Wednesday win over Georgetown.
Rough night for ‘Svi’
December 10, 2014
Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk started in the Jayhawks’ 75-70 road win against Georgetown, but played just five minutes and didn’t score.
Self: Georgetown took ‘pretty strong stance’ with T-shirts
December 10, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self did not know until after the game that Georgetown’s players wore “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during pre-game warmups Wednesday in Verizon Center.
Column: Kelly Oubre Jr. doing little things to grow
December 10, 2014
In team sports, confidence for a struggling player almost always starts building when that player has reason to believe he made a major contribution to a victory. For ballyhooed freshman recruit Kelly Oubre Jr., that seed took root Wednesday night in the Verizon Center. Column by Tom Keegan
Hoyas don ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts in support of Garner family
December 10, 2014
The Georgetown basketball players, to a man, wore, “I Can’t Breathe,” T-shirts during warmups and the national anthem before Wednesday night’s 75-70 loss to Kansas University. Hoyas senior center Joshua Smith explained that they did so to support the family of Eric Garner, who died in New York City after a policeman put him in a choke hold while arresting him for selling loose cigarettes. By Tom Keegan
Locked in: Red-hot Greene shoots KU past Georgetown
Backup goes 5-for-5 from 3-point range
December 10, 2014
Georgetown’s basketball fans, who had already seen Brannen Greene swish four threes in as many tries, let out a collective groan as Kansas University’s 6-foot-7 sophomore guard prepared to let another fly during crunch time of the Jayhawks’ 75-70 victory over the Hoyas on Wednesday night in Verizon Center. By Gary Bedore
Jayhawks survive Hoyas in D.C.
December 10, 2014
In what was equal parts sloppy, spectacular and wildly enteraining, the Kansas University men’s basketball team traveled to Washington D.C. on Wednesday night and came away with a 75-70 victory over a scrappy Georgetown team.
CB JaCorey Shepherd joins LB Ben Heeney, P Trevor Pardula on all-Big 12 first team
Three other Jayhawks honored by Big 12 coaches
11:43 a.m., December 10, 2014 Updated 12:11 a.m.
Two days after earning a second-team all-Big 12 honor from the Associated Press, Kansas University cornerback JaCorey Shepherd received a promotion of sorts from the league’s coaches.
Eudora girls win in tourney
December 10, 2014
A 22-point second quarter helped fuel Eudora High to a 51-43 girls basketball victory over Harrisonville in its home tournament on Tuesday
KU volleyball players on all-region teams
December 10, 2014
Kansas University senior Chelsea Albers and freshman Ainise Havili were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Assocation All-Midwest Region First Team on Tuesday.
Veritas boys stumble
December 10, 2014
Veritas Christian School’s boys basketball team owned a nine-point advantage after three quarters, but could not hold on, losing 64-59 to Eagle Heights Christian on Tuesday.
McDermott lifts Seabury boys, 71-23
December 10, 2014
Zach McDermott scored 26 points to lead Bishop Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team to a 71-23 victory against Midland Adventist on Tuesday.
FSHS girls cruise past K.C. Central
December 10, 2014
Sophomore Madison Piper scored 18 points to guide Free State High’s girls basketball team to a 49-29 victory over Kansas City (Mo.) Central Academy on Tuesday.
Beaty aware of Kansas’ obstacles
December 10, 2014
New Kansas University football coach David Beaty knew when he accepted the job that the upcoming season could present enormous challenges. By Matt Tait
LHS girls fall to T’wolves
December 10, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team gave up 15 offensive rebounds in the first half in a 57-44 loss to Blue Valley Southwest at LHS and never recovered when the Timberwolves converted those offensive boards into an 11-point halftime lead. By Bobby Nightengale

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