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Lawrence boys wallop Wichita Southeast behind 27-point third quarter

It is safe to say that the third quarter belongs to the Lawrence High boys basketball team until further notice. For the third consecutive game, LHS saved its firepower for the third period to cruise to a double-digit win. Lawrence dropped 27 points in the third quarter to thrash Wichita ...

Lawrence High girls drop 5th-place game to Lee’s Summit West

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – After Lawrence High School's girls basketball team dropped a 54-43 decision to Lee’s Summit West Friday afternoon, coach Jeff Dickson didn’t wait to get back to Lawrence to discuss what his team needed to do to get better. "We’ve been fairly inconsistent this year ...

Game day breakdown: No. 7 Kansas basketball at West Virginia

No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (15-2 overall, 4-1 Big 12) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (8-9 overall, 0-5 Big 12) Time: 1 p.m. | Location: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W. Va. TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the ...

5 Jayhawks to showcase skills for NFL decision-makers Saturday

Though they will be playing in separate stadiums on opposite coasts of the continent, five seniors from the 2018 Kansas football team will have very similar agendas Saturday: impressing NFL scouts, coaches and decision-makers. Standout defenders Daniel Wise and Joe Dineen will do all they can ...

Lawrence High boys score season-high 82 points in win over Topeka West

TOPEKA — With his feet planted firmly on the Topeka West Charger logo, which was a good distance beyond the arc, Lawrence High sophomore Zeke Mayo decided to let it fly. Mayo’s shot splashed through the net with three seconds left in the first half, giving Lawrence a 1-point advantage. ...

Senior Class Award names Joe Dineen 1st-team all-American

Down in Florida this week for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game, Lawrence native and recent University of Kansas graduate Joe Dineen learned the Senior CLASS Award named him a first-team all-American. Dineen, a five-year member of the Jayhawks’ football program and an all-Big 12 linebacker, ...

Tyler Johnson medically disqualified from basketball

Junior center Tyler Johnson has been medically disqualified and will step away from basketball after suffering from chronic knee issues throughout her career at Kansas. "Our staff really enjoyed coaching and working with Tyler," head coach Brandon Schneider said in a team release. "Though we ...

KU women’s basketball team handed 94-68 loss by No. 2 Baylor

Kansas seniors Jessica Washington and Kylee Kopatich didn’t need to say much to describe what it’s like to play against a Baylor team that handed UConn its first regular-season loss since 2014. “Big, big, huge, done … Trees, trees,” Washington and Kopatich said together as they ...

Former UCLA assistant Kaitlin Nielsen joins KU volleyball

Kaitlin Nielsen, former assistant volleyball coach at UCLA, has been named assistant coach at Kansas, KU volleyball head coach Ray Bechard announced Wednesday. Nielsen replaces Maggie Bowen, who returns to her role as director of operations after a one-year stint as assistant coach. "We are ...

Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling takes down Shawnee Mission Northwest

Free State’s wrestling team claimed another impressive dual win Wednesday afternoon. Despite the meet being moved up two hours due to potential weather, the Firebirds took care of business from the very beginning. Free State defeated Shawnee Mission West by a 64-12 margin to extend its dual ...