The Triple-A Kansas Rebels 10U baseball team won the Sports America 2007
USSSA Baseball Tournament in Lees Summit, Mo. They beat the No. 1 ranked
Triple-A team in Missouri in the semi-final and continued with a championship
game victory to secure first-place finish. Pictured front row left to right: Casey Hearnen, Michael Sinks, John Saathoff, Jake Hensley and Lucas Werner. Second row: Andrew keating, Cooper Karlin, Marcelino Cortez, Nolan Prochaska and Joel Spain. Third row: coaches Pat Karlin and Joe Keating.
Not pictured: (due to illness) Kyler Cunningham.
The 13U Kansas Rebels won first place in the 13U Triple-A
Division of the USSSA Southside Summer Slam June 2-3 at Blue Valley. The
team posted a 5-0 record, outscoring their opponents 45-4. The team was
led by the strong pitching of Anthony Buffalomeat, David Pierce, Zach
Losey, Montana Samuels and Jake Vinoverski, who combined to pitch 24
scoreless innings. Timely hits by Wyatt Woods, Cody Stanclift and C.J.
Roush led to big innings for the Rebels, including a three-run home run by
Roush in the championship game.
Team members are: Tyler Self, Cody Stanclift, David Pierce, Zach Losey, Blake Bergmann and Elliot Vaughn, Wyatt Woods, Chandler Thomann, C.J. Roush, Anthony Buffalomeat, Jake Vinoverski and Montana Samuels, Doug Woods, Mike Stanclift, Ray Buffalomeat and Randy Samuels.
The Sassy Sluggers' Harleigh Robertson.
Tori Huslig takes a pitch during a game against the Orioles.
Natalie Rainbolt takes a swing for the Blue Angels.
Kansas City shortstop Tony Pena tries to field an infield hit by Los Angeles' Orlando Cabrera. The Royals beat the Angels, 12-4, Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.
Kansas City's Billy Butler, right, is greeted at the dugout steps by hitting coach Mike Barnett (8) after hitting a home run off Angels pitcher Ervin Santana in the fourth inning. The Royals won, 12-4, Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.
Judi O'Grady of Eudora is an advocate for cancer research funding. Her daughter Brooke died of cancer at age 15 in 2001 and "wanted us to continue this quest," Judi said. More than 350 parents and children who have or had cancer visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday seeking support for the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007.
The Lawrence women's futsal teams finish their spring season with a mini-tournament. In the back row, from left, are Nicki Kehr, Sossini Negash-Case, Sandy Chapman, Monica Cabrera-Johnson, Stacy Burrows, Jana White and Karen Wycoff. In the third row are Barb Norris, Colleen Harrell, Tami Keasling, Lee Beth Dever, Susan Mercer and Gina Petry. In the second row are Cyndi Treaster, Belinda Ballard, Ginny Wessels, Heather Schneider, Vickie Marino, Jennifer Jones, Gayle Acheson and Jean Johnson. In the front row are Rachel Dobbs, Clare Doveton, Laurie Martin-Frydman, Lori Hutfles, Rebecca Clayton, Kathy Farwell and Anne Patterson. Susan Mercer, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Wheat head army worms attack a head of winter wheat.
John Werth, of Werth Aerial Spraying, examines a field of wheat for the presence of the wheat head army worm in a field near Schoenchen.
U.S. first lady Laura Bush gestures during a visit to Grand Medine Primary School in Dakar, Senegal. Bush on Tuesday started a four-nation Africa tour that is expected to focus on how the United States can help fight AIDS on a continent where many countries struggle to even provide basic health care.
Joey Ketcham, left, and Tyler Costantini, both of Pittsburg, are independent storm chasers, following weather reports and radar maps to find and photograph everything from thunderstorms to tornadoes.
Paris Hilton's glee is evident as she walks out of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif. Hilton was released from jail Tuesday after serving about three weeks for an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
China's Yi Jianlian puts up a shot during the Asian Games in this file photo from Dec. 4, 2006, in Doha, Qatar. He'll become the NBA's fourth Chinese player, but it remains to be seen if he'll have the impact of the third, Yao Ming.
Talking to the crowd at the Woodlands Racetrack, Bonner Springs Mayor Clausie Smith, left, was the first of the big three mayors thanking supporters in passing the gaming referendum for Wyandotte County. Edwardsville mayor Heinz Rodgers, center, and Unified Government Mayor Joe Reardon, right, also spoke to the crowd Tuesday night in Kansas City, Kan.
Annika Sorenstam signs autographs during practice for the 2007 Women's U.S. Open. Sorenstam met the fans Tuesday in Southern Pines, N.C., site of this week's championships.
Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke in this March 1985 file photo during an interview in Havana. Newly declassified CIA papers released Tuesday detail a plot to have American mobsters try to kill the Cuban leader in the early 1960s.