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Familiar faces to KU Relays continue to excel on third day

As he stood in front of the blocks, Kansas track and field alumnus Kyle Clemons crossed his heart and pointed up to the sky on the track at Rock Chalk Park. Almost three years ago, Clemons did the same routine representing Team USA at Brazil’s Maracana Stadium. The stage was exponentially ...

FSHS baseball erases early deficit to claim 12th consecutive win

Just before the bottom of the third inning, the Free State baseball team huddled near the dugout. After giving up a run in the top of the third, the Firebirds faced an early deficit. Head coach Mike Hill had a message for his team, challenging a squad that hasn’t lost since March 16. And the ...

Silvio De Sousa speaks about losing season to NCAA suspension

With his appeal now formally filed, the path forward is finally clear for Kansas sophomore Silvio De Sousa. If the appeal is granted, De Sousa will return to Kansas for the 2019-20 season. If it is denied, he will leave. That much was learned Friday afternoon during an interview requested ...

Top-10 big man Matthew Hurt chooses Duke

The Kansas men’s basketball team has missed out on another top recruit in the Class of 2019. For the past several weeks, many signs on the recruiting trail pointed to Class of 2019 forward Matt Hurt making his pledge to join the Duke basketball program when he finally announced his ...

Bailey wins consecutive starts, Royals beat Yankees 6-1

Homer Bailey has something to smile about if he goes hunting with Cal Eldred during the offseason. Bailey overcame injuries and struggles to win consecutive starts for the first time since July 2017. “I can be the first person to say wins are precious. Sometimes they can be few and far ...

Kansas softball tops No. 12 Texas Tech

The Kansas softball team fought back a No. 12 Texas Tech rally attempt to earn its first victory over a ranked opponent in three years, beating the Red Raiders by a 6-4 margin at Rocky Johnson Field. KU last defeated a ranked opponent April 2, 2016 against then-No. 13 Oklahoma in Norman, ...

LHS baseball erases 2 deficits in 6-5 win during River City Festival

Senior second baseman Garrett Romero put the finishing touches on Lawrence’s latest win when he threw the ball to junior first baseman Aidan Bannister. Bannister flicked the ball back to the mound, and the celebration ensued just in front of the LHS dugout Thursday night at Hoglund Ballpark. ...

Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10

Chicago — Fiercely energetic Tim Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate a home run and Kansas City’s Brad Keller responded by drilling him with a fastball, setting off a benches-clearing fracas in the Royals’ 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Anderson tossed ...

Preps notebook: City track athletes shine at Little KU Relays

During warmups, Lawrence High junior Ella Stewart was off by herself. And there is a reason for that. Stewart discovered that she’s been getting too amped up during the discus competition. Her best throws are in warmups. So, as a result, Stewart has started to work on ways to ensure that she ...

Englund sits in 2nd of heptathlon after day 1 of Kansas Relays

After day one of the 92nd Kansas Relays, three Kansas women's track & field athletes sit in the top-six in the heptathlon with freshman Toni Englund leading the way for the Jayhawks. Englund sits in second place with 2,891 points after four events. She finished first in the 100-meter ...