Jason Elmquist

Journal-World Sports Writer

Recent stories

Several track and field stars departed
August 16, 2008
On the heels of easily the best year in program history, the 2008-09 Kansas University women’s track and field team will have to overcome a lot of hurdles to reach the same bar as the 2007-08 season.
Tough schedule beneficial to soccer team
August 16, 2008
The Kansas University women’s soccer team went through murderer’s row a year ago.
Rowing team loaded with experience
August 16, 2008
Experience is big advantage when it comes to sports. Especially when it’s in the leadership positions - like point guard in basketball or quarterback in football. Or in rowing, it’s the coxswain.
Bechard facing changing of guard
August 16, 2008
Over the past four years, Emily Brown had been the face of Kansas University volleyball. But in 2008, KU coach Ray Bechard will begin life without the Baldwin City native. And while Brown was an integral player on the court, Bechard already has prepped for the post-Brown era.
Iowa recruit dazzles in tourney
July 30, 2008
Harrison Barnes may be considered a small forward by recruiting Web sites because of his 6-foot-6, 196 pound frame. But ask him what “position” he plays and the Ames (Iowa) High junior-to-be has a better answer.
Ex-KU assistant enjoys first year
Illinois State’s Jankovich scouting Kansas AAU tourney
July 29, 2008
The coaches of the Missouri Valley Conference didn’t know what to expect of Illinois State under a new head coach last season, picking the men’s basketball team to finish fifth in the league. Tim Jankovich didn’t know what to expect of his Redbirds squad either.
Raiders pound Atchison in title game
Lawrence cruises with 22-3 victory to earn trip to state tournament
July 27, 2008
The Lawrence Raiders had more than enough runs to defeat Atchison before any of their batters got out in the championship game of the American Legion Zone Tournament on Saturday at Ice Field. Lawrence scored seven of its 22 runs before an out was recorded in the bottom of the first inning in the Raiders’ 22-3 victory.
Triathlon winners familiar, 1st-timer
July 21, 2008
It was nothing new for Allyn Smith. But for Maggie Pickhardt it was a first. Smith and Pickhardt were the overall winners of the short-course race of the Midwest Mayhem Triathlon on Sunday at Lone Star Lake.
KU divers headed to nationals
July 21, 2008
It had been at least six years since a Kansas University athlete competed in the U.S. Senior Diving National Championships. Two divers - sophomore Erin Mertz and junior Meghan Proehl - will put an end to that streak this summer.
Raiders split twinbill with Olathe South
July 19, 2008
Caleb Gress did it all season for Free State High School’s baseball team: Dominate the opposing batters. His pitching prowess has carried over to the summer and has given the Lawrence Raiders a stable No. 1 starter.

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