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Former Baldwin standout Abby Ogle to continue basketball career at West Virginia

All the hard work in the offseason ultimately paid off for former Baldwin girls basketball standout Abby Ogle. Following the conclusion of her best collegiate season at Hutchinson Community College, Ogle announced that she was going to continue her basketball career at West Virginia ...

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and tennis players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring sport athletes regardless of their ...

Senior Noah Watkins etches name in Eudora’s record books by taking charges

Eudora senior Noah Watkins etched his name into the record books more than once to close out his career on the hardwood. He set the single-season record for charges taken in his final campaign with 21, while also setting the career record for drawn charges with 36. And for four days, that last ...

Postponement of Tokyo Olympics impacts KU, local athletes and coaches

Many athletes who were looking forward to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo had mixed feelings when the games were postponed a year, but for swimmer and former Lawrence resident Michael Andrew, the biggest emotion was relief. Andrew, who called Lawrence home from ages 11 to 19, had been training in ...

PGA cancellations, lack of March Madness leave Gary Woodland ‘a little lost’

Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland was on the course this week when the PGA Tour decided to postpone the 2020 season through the Masters because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Like people from all walks of life, Woodland was bummed. But it wasn’t just the ...

Big 12 Conference cancels spring sports seasons

The Big 12 Conference on Friday evening announced that all conference and nonconference spring sports competitions through the end of the academic year have been canceled. The move, which comes in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, puts an end to Kansas baseball, ...

NAIA tournament canceled moments after Ottawa basketball advances

The vibe inside the Ottawa men’s basketball locker room got flipped on its head the moment head coach Aaron Siebenthall reentered the space to share the news. Yes, Ottawa had just won, but the team’s postseason was over. Moments after the Braves, making their first appearance in the NAIA ...

Eudora, Baldwin both fall in opening round of Class 4A girls state tourney

Salina — The reality that the season was over hadn’t fully sunk in when Eudora’s interim head coach Brandon Parker emerged from the locker room about 20 minutes after a 47-42 loss to Clay Center Community on Wednesday at Tony’s Pizza Events Center. The Cardinals had accomplished so ...

KU baseball falls to Iowa in series finale

The Kansas baseball team dropped the final game of the series to Iowa, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. Steve Washilewski earned his second start of the season and pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up three runs before handing the ball to Gabriel Sotomayor. In relief, Sotomayor ...

NCAA announces upcoming basketball tournaments will be played without fans in attendance

Story updated at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday NCAA tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he made the decision to conduct both the men's and women's tournaments, which begin next week, ...

KU softball falls to No. 20 Arkansas

Kansas softball was unable to pull off the upset of the No. 20 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday, dropping a 3-2 decision and suffering a 1-0 loss in the midweek doubleheader at Bogle Park. Redshirt sophomore Shelby Gayre clubbed her 11th home run of the season in the top of the fourth ...

KU men’s golf places 4th at Bandon Dunes Championship

After the final round, the Kansas men’s golf team finished in fourth place and shot 7-over par 859 at the Bandon Dunes Championship on Tuesday. The Jayhawks’ top-five finish marks the fifth of the season. Junior Harry Hillier finished the tournament strong and scored a 3-under par 68 in ...

Kansas baseball falls to Iowa

Kansas baseball (7-9) fell to Iowa (9-5) in the first of a two-game series, 8-0, on Tuesday evening at Duane Banks Field. Cole Larsen made his third start for Kansas and pitched 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. Larsen ran into trouble in the bottom of the fourth and the Jayhawks handed the ...

Chen claims runner-up at NCAA Championship Qualification

Freshman Jiayu Chen has qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships for the second straight day after finishing fifth overall in the 3-meter dive event at the NCAA Zone D Championships in Dallas, Texas. Chen compiled a 647.10 total score on the day. The Jayhawks had two freshmen qualify to ...

Baldwin girls prepared for rematch with Piper in Class 4A state tournament

Fresh off its sub-state title win, Baldwin's sixth-seeded girls basketball program is embracing an underdog mentality this week as it prepares to face No. 3 Kansas City Piper (20-2) in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament. Baldwin (17-5) and Piper (20-2) will tip off at 4:45 p.m. ...

Eudora girls ride wave of community support to Class 4A state tournament

What began as a celebration of the Eudora girls basketball team's sub-state victory on Friday quickly turned into a photoshoot all around the packed Eudora gym. It started with just the team, made its way to the raucous student section, and later involved nearly all of the spectators. “It ...

Ottawa men’s basketball team bound for national tournament

The Ottawa University men’s basketball team left Monday morning for its first trip to the NAIA Division II national tournament since 2009. But the way fifth-year coach Aaron Siebenthall sees it, the journey actually began on foreign soil a few months ago. “We went to the Virgin Islands ...