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Free State baseball wins 6A state title

FSHS junior Mikey Corbett (10) picks up a grounder against Haysville Campus during the Class 6A state baseball tournament Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Free State High’s baseball program captured its second Class 6A state championship, and its first since 2006, with a 4-1 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest ...

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KU athletic department 23rd nationally in total revenue

The Kansas University athletic department finished the past year ranked 23rd nationally in total revenue earned, this despite continuing to field a football program that ...

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Seven KU buildings still have ‘naming opportunities’

The new School of Pharmacy building, pictured on the north side of the Monarch Watch station on West Campus, offers many amenities to students and the public. A cafe and a soda fountain serve up food and drink, and a storm shelter is open to the public during severe weather. Visitors are also welcome to view the small museum in the building.

So you don't have a building at Kansas University named after you yet? (Welcome to the club.) Don't give up hope. At least seven still ...

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Gary Woodland aces makeshift hole at Byron Nelson

Course knowledge, evidently, can be overrated. For example, former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland never had played the 100-yard No. 14 hole at TPC Four Seasons ...

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Free State beats Olathe South, 4-1, to reach 6A title game

FSHS senior Joel Spain (4) slides safely into third base in the Firebirds' 4-0 victory over Haysville Campus in the state 6A baseball tournament Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Free State High’s baseball team kept its winning streak and state championship hopes alive Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark by handling Olathe South, 4-1, in ...

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News of a Mexican restaurant for 31st Street; city commissioners struggle with idea of ad hoc committee for police headquarters issue

I know you felt it. Lawrence’s world was a little bit out of balance, especially near the 31st and Iowa area. A Mexican restaurant —El ...

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Why we live in the best possible time to watch film history

“The glamour of limelight, from which age must pass as youth enters.” — Opening titles of Charles Chaplin’s “Limelight” On March 5 of this year, ...

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Scruffy and the Janitors change their tune

Here's what happens when a carefree punk band starts to get serious. Scruffy and the Janitors brought a change in attitude to the Replay last ...

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FINAL: Free State baseball beats Campus, 4-0, at 6A state tournament

Free State senior Cooper Karlin (9) and Joel Spain celebrate a run scored by Spain during their game  against Lawrence High Wednesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.

Free State starting pitcher Hunter Gudde limited Campus to just two hits Thursday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark, and the Firebirds utilized a three-run fifth to ...

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Lawrence construction totals on pace for record year; more details on costs of large apartment project; eco devo leaders confirm details of new manufacturer

It is time to keep our eyes open for a possible Lawrence record in 2015, and it involves the use of hammers and saws, which ...

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Court-storming now has serious consequences in Big 12 Conference

In this sequence of images a court-rusher checks Kansas forward Jamari Traylor on his way toward the Kansas players before being temporarily stopped by security.

Not too long ago, the Big 12 Conference's spring meetings were all about conference realignment, athletic directors and presidents ducking out of back exits and ...

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House tax bill has provision for half-cent sales tax in Douglas County

An omnibus tax bill awaiting action in the Kansas House includes a provision that would allow Douglas County to impose an additional half-cent sales tax ...

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Weekend Picks: Busker Fest; outdoor movies; Final Friday events; Bad Ideas’ cassette release; Art Tougeau Parade

The weekend's most unavoidable event (for better or worse) is the massive Lawrence Busker Festival. Readers, if you're downtown this weekend, you WILL have a ...

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Outdoor dining event celebrates arrival of rare cicadas with an eating adventure

Lawrence seems to be cicada-crazy these days, and for good reason: Periodical cicadas, unlike the annual cicadas that we're used to hearing on balmy summer ...

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Seventh-round pick Dexter McDonald has unique opportunity in Oakland

Oakland Raiders cornerback Dexter McDonald (21) runs during a rookie minicamp at an NFL football facility in Alameda, Calif., Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Dexter McDonald’s life changed earlier this month, when Oakland snagged him in the final round of the 2015 NFL Draft. “When I finally got the ...

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Lawrence home sales surge in April; new report finds local housing value growth lagging region; new sights coming to downtown sidewalks

Perhaps I need to fire my Leavenworth-based tax preparer (his motto: I wish I had an open door policy) because it sure looks like a ...

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Paul Pierce would fit in nicely with Clippers next season

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) reacts in the second half of Game 4 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Washington. The Hawks won 106-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Paul Pierce proved in the 2015 NBA Playoffs he’s still relevant in the league, even with 17 seasons of mileage on his veteran frame. The ...

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Examining the many offensive skills of future Jayhawk LaGerald Vick

The more you hear about Kansas basketball commitment LaGerald Vick, the more impressive he seems. National analyst Eric Bossi of Rivals watched the 6-foot-5 guard ...

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Plans filed for meat-smoking business in rural Douglas County; large apartment complex near KU tweaks plans; long list of appointments to city boards

Perhaps your barbecue experiments this long, rainy, holiday weekend have left you looking for a new place to buy smoked meats. (As I’ve said multiple ...

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Watch psychedelic rockers No Cave entrance a crowd at the Bottleneck

We really didn't think No Cave could get any more psychedelic. The Lawrence band has been keeping busy with a steady stream of shows since ...

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