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Tom Keegan: Marcus Garrett has ugly jumper, beautiful game

Every so often, an athlete so obviously lacks a particular skill to such a degree that the image of his or her deficiency can color a fan’s nightmares. In some cases, that very same athlete is a coach’s dream. Meet Marcus Garrett, sophomore guard. Watch him shoot. Better yet, turn your ...

Brady, Patriots top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

Foxborough, Mass. — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead. Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as ...

KU soccer falls in overtime against Texas Tech

Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Peters couldn’t stand up as the Red Raiders stormed the field in celebration just a few yards in front of her. The Red Raiders scored a goal in the final 90 seconds of the match, then again in the first 90 seconds of overtime off Kansas' own goal. “I don’t ...

Preps notebook: City golfers prepare for state tournament

Lawrence High senior Beatrice Lopez does not want to think about it being her last tournament. Monday marks the final time Lopez will play in a golf tournament for LHS. She will be joined by teammates Rylie Hayden and Josie Abernathy during the 6A state tournament, which begins at 12 p.m. ...

KU volleyball sweeps Texas Tech, extends winning streak to nine matches

The Kansas volleyball team extended its winning streak to nine matches by sweeping Texas Tech, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19 Saturday in Lubbock to remain in first place in the Big 12. The Jayhawks (13-4 overall, 6-0 in conference) set a three-set match record with 16.5 blocks and held Texas Tech (15-6, ...

Firebirds girls tennis finishes 4th at state tournament

Free State sophomore Keegan VanPelt shouted in relief as she delivered a strike past Mill Valley’s Sophie Lecuru. VanPelt immediately ran to the net to shake her opponent's hand, signaling the end of a tightly-contested match. VanPelt captured fifth place in the singles bracket following a ...

No. 17 Baker notches 34-7 win over MNU

The No. 17 Baker University football team opened up Heart South-Division play with a victory, defeating rival MidAmerica Nazarene University by a 34-7 margin Saturday afternoon in Olathe. Baker improved to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in conference action, while MidAmerica Nazarene dropped to 2-6 and ...

Svi caps first pro preseason with big night

If Friday’s preseason finale was the last chance for Los Angeles Lakers rookie Svi Mykhailiuk to show his new team that he deserves a little PT, the former Kansas standout sure picked a heck of a way to go out. In a whopping 32 (of 48) minutes during the Lakers’ 119-105 victory over ...

Free State girls cross-country team claims 3rd at Sunflower League meet

For the Free State Firebirds veteran girls cross-country team, earning hardware at the 2018 Sunflower League cross-country meet gives them a confidence boost that it won't be their final race in Lawrence. Free State girls earned a podium finish by claiming third with 123 points. Despite only ...

Jayhawks prevail in OT, Francis reaches milestone

Eva Eliasdottir's goal in the second minute of overtime proved to be a crucial score for the University of Kansas women's soccer team. The score, which gave head coach Mark Francis his 250th collegiate win, helped Kansas finish off a 2-1 win over TCU Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. The goal ...

Tom Keegan: Beaty goes from meddler to autocrat

Athletic directors in search of new head football coaches find that there are advantages and disadvantages to hiring assistant coaches to their first jobs as head coaches. One advantage is that they tend to command smaller salaries. For example, David Beaty’s salary his first two seasons at ...

LHS suffers 48-23 loss to Olathe North on Senior Night

Sophomore quarterback Tre’ Jackson couldn’t resist the tears after a narrow 48-23 loss to Olathe North Friday night at LHS on Senior Night. “I love (the seniors), I am gonna miss them,” Jackson said. "I'm just sorry I let them down." LHS head coach Steve Rampy credited Jackson along ...

Area roundup: Tonganoxie tops Baldwin to extend win streak

Tonganoxie’s football team extended its win streak to five games with a 20-0 road win over Baldwin Friday. THS (5-2) scored in the first quarter before adding 13 points over the final two periods. The Chieftains were led by senior running back Korbin Riedel, who notched his fifth straight ...

FSHS erases early deficit in 36-30 win over Shawnee Mission East

OVERLAND PARK — On the final play of the first half, junior quarterback Malik Berry received a low snap. It did not matter. Senior receiver Keenan Garber had three Shawnee Mission East defenders around him in the end zone. It did not matter. Berry launched the ball up to his favorite ...

Friday Forecasts: Careful of betting with a system

Everybody has a system for betting sports. Break Even Benny told me about his surefire method to do no worse than break even. “If you lose the first bet, just double the wager on the next,” he said. “And if you lose again, just double the amount you lost and keep doubling until you win ...