WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Free State soccer's run draws to close in 4-0 loss at Washburn Rural

Topeka — The Free State soccer team made its mark on the regional playoffs by pulling off two stunning road upsets at Dodge City and Derby. It needed a third to make it to the state tournament, but couldn’t quite get it done in the quarterfinals Tuesday evening at McElroy Field. Top-seeded Washburn Rural was relentless on the offensive end, wearing down the Firebirds’ defense and limiting potential ...

KU takes control in ninth inning to advance past K-State in Big 12 tournament

After blowing back-to-back ninth-inning leads in its series against Texas over the weekend, the Kansas baseball team wasn’t going to let another one slip away on Tuesday morning. Hard-throwing KU closer Hunter Cranton struck out consecutive Kansas State batters, then got the previously 3-for-3 shortstop Kaelen Culpepper to fly out, preserving a 2-1 victory for the Jayhawks on the opening day of the Big 12 ...

Former Jayhawk headed to Canada

Former Kansas cornerback Kalon Gervin has earned an opportunity to play professional football. Gervin, who was previously invited to NFL minicamps by the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants after going undrafted, has signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League, the team announced Monday. Gervin played two seasons at KU after transferring from Michigan State. He served as the Jayhawks' ...

Jayhawks to open Big 12 tournament with Sunflower Showdown matinee

The Kansas baseball team had multiple chances at potentially season-defining wins on the road at nationally ranked Texas and saw each one slip out of its grasp. Ben Hartl’s go-ahead two-run home run with the Jayhawks down to their last strike Thursday night was immediately canceled out when the Longhorns strung together a leadoff home run, four-pitch walk and walk-off double off Hunter Cranton in the bottom ...

Rice transfer Noah Shelby commits to KU, will redshirt

Noah Shelby, a guard with two years of eligibility remaining who previously played at Vanderbilt and Rice, announced Sunday afternoon that he will join the Kansas men's basketball team next season. "I look forward to joining the @KUHoops family," he wrote in a post on X. "Redshirting this upcoming season and will have two years of eligibility remaining. All glory to God!!" The forthcoming redshirt year will ...

State swimming and diving: Free State takes third place

The Free State girls swimming and diving team finished tied for third out of 24 schools after the state championships wrapped up Saturday in Lenexa, capping off its first season under head coach Janna Skinner. The Firebirds tallied 209 points as a team to equal the performance of Shawnee Mission East, just behind runner-up Blue Valley Northwest (233) and state champion Blue Valley North (a whopping 365). Free ...