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Free State dominates Olathe Northwest in state softball opener

The deja vu ran wild on Thursday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark, where the Free State softball team advanced to the Class 6A state semifinals for the second year in a row with a dominant 6-0 victory over Olathe Northwest in Round 1. Same field. Same team. Same result. Even the magic bush ...

Ozuna, Carpenter homer, Cardinals split DH with Royals 10-3

St. Louis — Marcell Ozuna and Matt Carpenter went deep as part of a four-homer barrage and the St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals by winning the second game 10-3 on Wednesday night. Brad Keller threw seven-plus innings of two-hit baseball to snap a ...

KU tennis falls in Round of 16

Kansas seniors Nina Khmelnitckaia, Janet Koch and Anastasia Rychagova had their runs at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Individual Championships come to an end in the Sweet 16 Wednesday afternoon at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. Kansas' No. 6-ranked Koch and ...

FSHS baseball looking for different result in rematch with Olathe East

There will be no surprises when Free State and Olathe East square off in the opening round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament. Both teams know what to expect when they take the field Thursday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. The clash between a pair of Sunflower League foes figures to be ...

Defending state champion Firebirds aspire to ‘go take’ another title

Sure, some of them already own Class 6A state championship rings. But members of Free State High’s softball team know that jewelry they earned in 2018 guarantees them nothing as they try to defend their title this week. The Firebirds enter their very short trip to Arrocha Ballpark at Rock ...

Is Michigan back in the mix for KU target Jalen Wilson?

Although many recruiting analysts have called the race to land [Class of 2019 prospect Jalen Wilson][1] a battle between Kansas and North Carolina, a third program has found its way into the mix. And it's the very school that the 6-foot-8 Wilson committed to in the first place. Wednesday ...

KU baseball drops Game 1 at Big 12 tourney, 12-8 to West Virginia

An early eight-run hole proved to be too much for the Kansas baseball team to climb out of during a 12-8 loss to West Virginia in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. The 5th-seeded Jayhawks were able to battle back and make a game of it ...

Camden Karlin flourishing as pitcher/catcher for Free State baseball

Free State junior Camden Karlin has never wasted an opportunity to get better as a baseball player. When he was in elementary school, Karlin used to bring his glove and a baseball to the bus stop. He would throw about 20 pitches to his dad, who made Karlin play both pitcher and catcher as ...

KU baseball hoping to keep hot streak alive at Big 12 tournament

After opening the season with 24 consecutive road games and a 2-7 record in Big 12 play, the Kansas baseball team finished the regular season with a winning record and enters this week’s Big 12 tournament as one of the hottest teams in college baseball. Winners of nine of their last 12 ...

KU tennis seniors advance to Sweet 16 in singles, doubles championships

Apparently playing in just one Sweet 16 this spring wasn’t enough for a trio of University of Kansas tennis seniors. Less than two weeks removed from helping the program reach the round of 16 for the first time since 1998, the Jayhawks’ No. 1 singles player, Anastasia Rychagova, as well ...

Les Miles: Coaching football ‘more fun’ than retirement

Retirement didn’t suit Les Miles. After a little more than two years of being away from college football, the former LSU head coach gladly reentered the work force at the University of Kansas this past November. Asked recently why he dove back into working nonstop when he could be out ...