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Free State softball comes up short in another regular-season loss to Washburn Rural

OLATHE — The bad news: Free State softball came up short, 3-2, against Washburn Rural on Friday. The good news? In 2019, the Firebirds were forced to recover from a similar regular-season loss to Washburn Rural — and they bounced back big, eventually avenging that defeat in the 6A state ...

Kansas basketball officially inks prep guard Bobby Pettiford Jr.

The Kansas men's basketball backcourt became a little more explosive on Friday, when prep guard Bobby Pettiford Jr., signed a financial aid agreement to officially join the Jayhawks. Originally a Louisville signee, Pettiford Jr., reopened his recruitment after a coaching change at Louisville ...

‘It’s a new unit’ — KU’s O-linemen plan to move past dreadful 2020

Throughout a winless 2020 season, the Kansas football team’s offensive line suffered through so many losing battles at the point of attack that the Jayhawks rarely were able to avoid blowout defeats. While no one is denying those issues existed, the hope among KU’s O-linemen this year is ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence baseball vs. SM Northwest

Lawrence High's baseball team managed just two hits in a 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest Thursday night at LHS on April 15, 2021. Photos by Nick Krug/Lawrence Journal-World

Lawrence’s offense stymied in 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest

Lawrence High’s baseball team was stymied by another talented pitcher in a 4-0 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest Thursday night at LHS. The Lions managed just two hits off Shawnee Mission Northwest left-handed pitcher Ty Blecha, who spun a complete-game shutout — the latest performance in ...

NCAA announces passage of new one-time transfer exemption rule

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in ...

Taiwan Berryhill, KU linebackers gaining confidence this spring

The Kansas football defense could end up relying a lot on a pair of relatively new inside linebackers this year. Between former safety Nate Betts switching positions during the offseason and Taiwan Berryhill moving inside late during his freshman year, the Jayhawks hope those two can bolster a ...

Notebook: Veterans making coaching transition as smooth as possible for KU football

When the University of Kansas parted ways with Les Miles in early March, the football team’s players didn’t know what the future would hold. And while the coaching transition remains unfinished more than a month later, Sam Burt said he and other veterans did their best to make the process ...

Local athletes have successful day during track meet at Lawrence High

Plenty of local track and field athletes earned victories during Wednesday’s Little KU meet at Lawrence High School. Athletes or relay teams from Lawrence High, Free State or Bishop Seabury won 34 events at the meet. Topeka West also competed. LHS senior Graham Hough won multiple ...

KU baseball completes sweep against Air Force

The Kansas baseball team finished off a two-game sweep of Air Force with a 7-4 win Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. Kansas (20-13) scored 20 total runs and posted a total of 24 hits during the midweek set. Everhett Hazelwood got the starting nod for the Jayhawks. He gave up one run ...

Jayhawks officially add 3 players to 2021-22 men’s basketball roster

The Kansas men’s basketball roster for the 2021-22 season officially grew by three players on Wednesday, when KU announced the additions of transfers Cam Martin, Sydney Curry and Joseph Yesufu. All three will be eligible immediately and figure to make an instant impact in the KU lineup. ...

Class of 2021 recruit Andrew Simpson released from letter of intent with KU

The Kansas football team’s incoming freshman class will have one fewer member than expected. Andrew Simpson, a Class of 2021 linebacker who signed with the Jayhawks this past December, announced Wednesday he had been granted a release from his letter of intent. “I look forward to another ...

Preps notebook: Free State freshman Jack Randall wins golf tournament as individual

Free State freshman Jack Randall claimed his first win of his high school career Tuesday afternoon during the first leg of the Sunflower League Invitational. Randall shot a 71 to finish one stroke under par at the Deer Creek Golf Course. His score was one stroke better than Mill Valley senior ...

Kansas basketball target TyTy Washington expected to cut list to 5 this weekend

Kansas target TyTy Washington revealed Tuesday that he plans to announce his list of five finalists sometime this weekend. A 6-foot-4, 180-pound point guard who originally committed to Creighton last November — from a list of 10 finalists — opened his recruitment back up in early March ...

Amauri Pesek-Hickson provides scant hints on how new OC will use KU’s RBs

In a program mired in uncertainty, few aspects of the Kansas football team’s 2021 season feel more settled than the running back position — even if the Jayhawks don’t want to reveal the particulars of how new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord wants to make use of the backs. “I can’t ...