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FSHS girls basketball outlasts Blue Valley West in OT for 36-33 win

Overland Park — The Firebirds certainly got their money’s worth in the season opener Thursday night at Blue Valley West. It was a back-and-forth battle night all night between Free State and Blue Valley West, as both teams traded punches down the stretch. FSHS forced overtime after being ...

FSHS boys roll past Millwood in season opener

Free State’s boys basketball team rolled to a 59-35 win over Millwood (Okla.) in the season opener Thursday night at Hays Middle School. Sophomore point guard Mozae Downing got the Firebirds started with 6 of his team’s 16 points in the first quarter. It was balanced after that, as Free ...

Jeff Long: KU football ‘far closer’ now to meeting expectations

In evaluating the first season of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas, the man who hired Miles, Athletic Director Jeff Long, hesitated to call the 2019 season an outright success. And even though Long might be openly overzealous with his verbalized expectations that KU win every ...

Pooka Williams, Hakeem Adeniji make coaches’ All-Big 12 1st team

The last-place Kansas football team only won one conference game this season, but the league’s head coaches voted two Jayhawks onto the 2019 All-Big 12 first team. Both sophomore running back Pooka Williams and senior left tackle Hakeem Adeniji, the conference announced Wednesday, were ...

Firebirds prepared for start of winter sports season

The latest winter sports season officially begins this week for Free State. Free State’s swim and dive team will kick off this season with a home meet Wednesday afternoon. The girls basketball team and the wrestling squad, both of which have a new head coach this year, will begin the 2019-20 ...

Lions ready for start of winter sports season

The latest winter sports season officially begins this week for Lawrence High. Both wrestling and swimming will be in action Wednesday afternoon, while the girls basketball team is slated to begin its new campaign on Friday. The boys basketball team will take the floor on Saturday to help get ...

KU volleyball reflects on first season in renovated Horejsi Arena

Right before Kansas volleyball faced off against Iowa State on Wednesday night, KU coach Ray Bechard was a little nervous about the fan turnout. “I didn’t know with overtime in the basketball game (whether) that was going to hurt us,” Bechard said with a laugh. But as KU men’s ...

KU’s Devon Dotson named Big 12 Player of the Week

The Big 12 Conference on Monday broke the tie. Five days after earning co-MVP honors of the Maui Invitational with teammate Udoka Azubuike, sophomore point guard Devon Dotson was named the Big 12 player of the week. In KU’s three victories in Maui, Dotson averaged 21 points and 4.3 ...

Les Miles says recruiting a QB a priority for KU

Carter Stanley’s college career is over and the Kansas football program needs a starting quarterback. While it’s possible Stanley’s replacement could already be on the roster, KU head coach Les Miles said following his team’s finale that the QB position will be one of priority as the ...

Jayhawks jump two spots to No. 2 in latest AP poll

Three wins in three days in Maui was worth two spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, as the Kansas men’s basketball team jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25, released Monday morning. “I’m not sure the win will have a ton to do with what we do going forward,” ...