Sports

Lawrence softball shows more fight in 4-0 loss to Blue Valley West

OLATHE — Fresh off a 16-1 loss in the first game of their doubleheader, and with the rain falling even harder in the second game, it would have been easy for the spirits of the Lawrence High softball players to sink. Instead, Lawrence somehow appeared to be more energized after its loss to ...

Royals bullpen hangs on vs. Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jakob Junis ran his consecutive scoreless streak to 14 innings as the Royals staked him to a seven-run lead Thursday night, and a shaky Kansas City bullpen held on after giving most of it back for a 7-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Junis (1-0) was charged with two runs ...

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 ...

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 ...