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Eudora boys basketball falls to Harmon in Cardinal Invitational final 66-35

Eudora — What should have been a basketball game quickly turned into a track meet between Harmon and Eudora. A fast and furious offensive approach from Harmon proved to be the difference as the Hawks defeated Eudora 66-35 in the 2019 Cardinal Invitational final Thursday. “I mean, ...

Area basketball roundup: Eudora boys advance to championship game of home tournament

The Eudora boys basketball team will be playing for a title on Thursday. In its home tournament, Eudora advanced to the championship game with a 57-41 win over Olathe Northwest in the semifinals Tuesday night. It came one day after EHS cruised to a 68-38 victory over KC East in the opening ...

A Heisman Trophy vote 30 years in the making

I would’ve voted for Charles Woodson in 1997. I’ve always loved the idea of defensive players winning the Heisman. I would’ve put Todd Reesing in my Top 3 in 2007. He might not have deserved to win the award, but he was every bit the factor as those who made it to New York City for ...

Chiefs survive mistakes, take AFC West with 23-16 win over Patriots

Foxborough, Mass. — Kansas City clinched the AFC West when Bashaud Breeland knocked away Tom Brady’s fourth-down pass attempt to Julian Edelman in the end zone Sunday. The Chiefs survived a series of mistakes and questionable calls by the officials to hold off the New England Patriots ...

Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury boys claim win in season opener

The only No. 1 team in the area started the 2019-20 campaign off with a win. Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team pushed past St. Marys for a 68-62 road win Friday night. Joao Carlos Ramirez started off his sophomore campaign with 28 points to lead the way for the Seahawks. Stavian Jones ...

Preps notebook: Top area girls basketball storylines entering 2019-20 season

The 2019 girls basketball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a pair of area teams qualified for the state tournament and many individuals had successful seasons as well. This year should be just as intriguing with interesting storylines to monitor ...

Chiefs rout Raiders 40-9 to seize AFC West control

Kansas City, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes threw for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown, Juan Thornhill returned a pick 46 yards for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the bumbling Oakland Raiders 40-9 on Sunday to seize control of the AFC West. LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson also had ...

Perry-Lecompton falls to Andale in 3A state championship game

Hutchinson — The Class 3A state championship game couldn’t have started any worse on Saturday for Perry-Lecompton. But overcoming early adversity is nothing new for the Kaws. Playing in its second state-championship game in school history, against established power Andale, Perry-Lecompton ...

Perry-Lecompton ready for clash with unbeaten Andale in 3A title game

Perry-Lecompton will be competing in its first state championship game in 11 years this afternoon. Entering the season, the goal for every football team is to be playing on the final weekend of the year. It is not always realistic, especially given how loaded Class 3A was this year. But the ...

Perry-Lecompton QB William Welch hitting stride during trip to 3A title game

It all changed for Perry-Lecompton quarterback William Welch following an 8-3 loss to Jefferson West on Oct. 11. The junior quarterback threw two interceptions and completed 11 of 23 passes for 90 yards, which made Welch take a hard look in the mirror. It wasn’t the start to the year that ...

KU soccer suffers 2-0 loss to South Carolina in Sweet 16

It didn’t end the way the Jayhawks had hoped, but 2019 will always be a special season for the Kansas women’s soccer program. No. 11 Kansas surrendered a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 defeat at No. 5 South Carolina during the Sweet 16. KU’s season came to an end at 17-5-3, which was ...

KU soccer set to face South Carolina with trip to Elite Eight up for grabs

A couple of hours before today’s 1 p.m. Sweet 16 matchup with fifth-ranked and second-seeded South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., the third-seeded Kansas soccer team will put its faith in the shuffling skills of junior defender Isabella Cavalcante. Cavalcante, who hails from Glenbard West High ...

McClure hat trick leads KU soccer into Sweet 16 via 3-0 victory over Xavier

The third-seeded Kansas women’s soccer team is still alive and on the brink of history. Powered by a hat trick off the strong right foot of senior forward Katie McClure, the Jayhawks knocked off Xavier, 3-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon in Columbia, S.C. ...

Haskell athletes receive individual honors following fall sports season

Five Haskell Indian Nations University volleyball players earned individual honors this season, and several cross-country runners have been recognized, as well. On the volleyball team, senior Cailey Lujan was voted first team All-Conference by the Association of Independent Institutions. She ...

Matt Tait: Get to know the Kansas women’s soccer team

Kansas’ women’s soccer team has been on a roll in recent weeks. The Jayhawks won their first Big 12 tournament title two weeks ago. They kicked off their NCAA Tournament appearance with a Round 1 victory over Iowa last weekend at Rock Chalk Park. Last Friday night, the team was greeted ...