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Former KU All-American golfer Ryan Vermeer wins second consecutive national honor

For the second year in a row, former University of Kansas All-American golfer Ryan Vermeer has been named a PGA Professionals Player of the Year. Vermeer, the PGA Director of Instruction at Happy Hollow Club in Omaha, Neb., won his second consecutive national award during a season in which he ...

Chiefs top Chargers 31-21 to earn No. 2 seed, 1st-round bye

Kansas City, Mo. — Mecole Hardman returned a kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown, Damien Williams took a handoff 84 yards for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers 31-21 on Sunday to leapfrog New England for the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a first-round playoff ...

A look back at the top KU sports stories of 2019

From titles and first-time triumphs to legal issues and hope for the football program, the past 12 months delivered several memorable moments and stories that will be talked about for years to come for athletic programs at the University of Kansas. Here is a quick look back at the biggest KU ...

Sister synergy: Senior twins fueling strong start by Eudora girls basketball

Eudora high school senior guards Reagan and Riley Hiebert are close on and off the basketball court — in fact they describe themselves as best friends since birth. The twin sisters are both starters for a Eudora girls basketball team with a 4-1 record. They guard each other in practice, they ...

Richard Ebel removed as girls basketball coach at Eudora High School

Eudora High School’s girls basketball team will no longer be coached by Richard Ebel. Ebel, who was the Journal-World’s All-Area Coach of the Year in 2019, said Monday that the school district’s administration recently removed him as head coach of the team. The midseason move came ...

Mahomes throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Chiefs beat Bears 26-3

Chicago — Patrick Mahomes threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 26-3 Sunday night to stay in contention for a first-round playoff bye. Kansas City (11-4) earned its fifth straight win and remained a game behind New England for ...

Fight in HINU basketball game leads to suspensions, apologies

A fight during a Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball game this past week led to suspensions to members of the HINU program, as well as its opponent, Northern New Mexico College. The HINU road game on Sunday ended with 8:15 left in the second half, due to what was described in ...

Tour of Lawrence cycling race to return to KU in 2020

The Tour of Lawrence will be bringing cyclists back to the University of Kansas next summer. For the first time since 2014, the event will have a race on the collegiate campus during its tour. Cindy Bracker, who has been the race director since 2018, said that KU will be the location for the ...

Eudora boys basketball looks to grow from loss in Cardinal Invitational final

A second-place finish in a tournament — especially in December — is nothing to lose sleep over. And while Eudora boys basketball coach Kyle Deterding recognizes that, the Cardinals’ 66-35 loss to Harmon on Thursday still stings. “Overall (the tournament) was a positive,” Deterding ...

Chiefs roll to 23-3 victory over Broncos at snowy Arrowhead

Kansas City, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce were on the receiving end of many of his biggest throws, and the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs romped to a 23-3 victory over the Denver Broncos at snowy Arrowhead Stadium on ...

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 ...