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Zeferjahn shines in game one of Sunflower Showdown

An elite pitching performance by Ryan Zeferjahn paved the way for Kansas in its 10-0 win over Kansas State in the first game of the Sunflower Showdown Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark. Zeferjahn (5-2) was dominant for Kansas (29-24, 10-12 Big 12) through 7 1/3 innings, shutting down the ...

Baseball, softball state tournament brackets released for area teams

Four area baseball and softball teams will be in action in the final week of the season, two of which will compete right here in Lawrence. Both Free State baseball and softball squads are the No. 2 seed in their respective 6A state tournament. Both teams are in the state tournament for the ...

5-star forward Precious Achiuwa commits to Memphis

One of the Kansas basketball coaching staff’s biggest recruiting targets is officially off the board. Five-star forward Precious Achiuwa committed Friday to join the Memphis Tigers, according to multiple reports. Considered a talented modern forward by various recruiting experts, the ...

Rangers belt 5 home runs in 16-1 rout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ap) — Rougned Odor and the rest of the Texas Rangers had been using the Kansas City Royals’ beleaguered pitching staff for batting practice most of the sun-splashed afternoon. Then the Rangers used their backup second baseman for it, too. One of Odor’s two homers came ...

Firebirds get angry, win regional title game, 1-0

In the heat of a scoreless Class 6A regional championship game Thursday evening, Free State High’s softball players proved it’s a bad idea to anger them. The Firebirds were not at all pleased when the bottom of the fifth inning concluded on their home field with a double play on a would-be ...

Free State baseball returns to state tournament with two contrasting wins

Once junior Colter Maldonado reached first base safely, Free State’s baseball team rushed the field. A brief dogpile took place just beyond first base, as Free State finished off a crucial sweep Thursday night with a 10-0 run-rule victory over Wichita West in the regional championship game. ...

LHS baseball bounced by Washburn Rural in regional championship

In a back and forth battle between the No. 3 seed Lawrence High and the No. 6 seed Washburn Rural, Lawrence surrendered six runs in the second inning and could not complete a late-game comeback during an eventual 8-7 Thursday evening at LHS. Lawrence High (15-6) split its home regional, ...

Tinch named Big 12 Men’s Outstanding Freshman of the Year

Kansas track & field rookie Cordell Tinch was named the 2019 Big 12 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Outstanding Freshman of the Year, voted on by the conference coaches and announced by the league office on Thursday. Tinch is the fourth Kansas men's athlete to win the award and the first ...

Guzman, Calhoun go deep as Rangers roll past Royals, 6-1

Kansas City, Mo. — Ronald Guzman and Willie Calhoun each hit a two-run homer, and the Texas Rangers cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Shin-Soo Choo added a solo shot in the ninth inning and Nomar Mazara matched a career high with four hits as the ...

Baker softball eliminated in Opening Round Championship Series

The No. 2 Baker University softball team saw its season come to an end Wednesday afternoon in the Opening Round Championship Series. The Wildcats fell to No. 1 seeded Marian (Ind.) by scores of 1-0 and 5-0 in Springfield, Missouri. Baker ends the 2019 campaign with a school-record for wins ...

Jayhawks close out NCAA Stanford Regional with best round of tournament

Despite posting a 281 (+1) for its lowest round of the tournament, the Kansas men's golf team was unable to finish inside the top five at the NCAA Stanford Regional at the Stanford Golf Course on Wednesday. The team finished in 10th place overall at 12-over (852), which was 10 strokes behind ...

LHS softball set to face Free State in third installment of City Showdown

Nobody wants to kick off the postseason by facing the defending champions. After a 3-17 campaign, though, the Lawrence High softball team knew it was going to get a tough test in the regional opener. At the very least, the Lions will be all-too familiar with their first-round opponent when ...

Jayhawks to take part in NBA combine scrimmages

On an actionless day — unless you count getting weighed and measured and posing for photos — at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago for all of the invited prospects, the three in attendance from the University of Kansas at least learned Wednesday some more details about what’s to ...