Royals Fall to Twins as Minnesota Takes the Series

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Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain put the Royals […]

Gibson Shuts Down Royals Offense

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Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were chasing the 2003 team’s 9-0 start as the best in franchise […]

Gipson and Williams Take Home Wildcat Basketball MVPs

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Seniors Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams were named co-winners of the Rolando Blackman Team Most Valuable Player award to highlight festivities at the annual Kansas State men’s basketball banquet held Wednesday night at the Colbert Hills Clubhouse.   It marked the third time in the nine-year history of the award that there were co-winners of […]

Rivals Basketball Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi on 580 Sports Talk

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The 2014-2015 basketball season is complete, so that means the recruiting chase is in full swing.  The Wildcats and the Jayhawks each announced a signee to their 2015 class. For the Jayhawks they signed Carlton Bragg a 6-9 power forward from Cleveland, Ohio. The Wildcats announced point guard Kamau Stokes of Baltimore Maryland has inked […]

High School Athlete LOI Signings

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First off, congratulations for everyone on this list making the decision to take the next step. It’s always tough, but lots of potential on this list for everyone to reach their ultimate dreams. Below is the list of Shawnee County athletes continuing their sports careers. If there is someone missing, please send information to Pat […]

Terrence Gore Called Up to Replace Rios

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Terrance Gore from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.  Gore will be in uniform (#0) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. Gore made his Major League debut in 2014 when he was brought up to the majors when the rosters expanded with […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Hayden edged Shawnee Heights 1-0. Jacki Martinek scored the only goal. Topeka High beat Topeka West 5-1. Ruth Fiander produced two goals. Washburn Rural defeated Seaman 7-1.  Softball Hayden defeated Silver Lake 3-2 in 11 innings. Hayden somewhat completed the sweep, but the game was suspended because of darkness. Hayden led 8-5. The […]

Top 25 Recruit Carlton Bragg Inks Letter with KU Basketball

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Two weeks after bringing his second state championship to Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Carlton Bragg made his college destination official. The 6-9 power forward will become a Kansas Jayhawk.   On Jan. 8, Bragg invited fans, family and the media to the VASJ campus to announce his decision. With the beginning of the spring signing period […]

Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week

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After their performances last week, Seaman junior baseball player Ryan Zeferjahn and Topeka High sophomore soccer player Ruth Fiander are our Wendy’s high school athletes of the week. Recording a no-hitter in baseball is always tough. Not as great as a perfect game, but still very impressive. Seaman junior Ryan Zeferjahn accomplished the feat, but it wasn’t like […]

Rios Suffers Broken Bone in Hand

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Kansas City rightfielder, Alex Rios, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of yesterday’s 12-3 win in Minnesota.  No timetable has been set as to the length of time he will be sidelined and the Royals will likely make […]

Royals Clobber Twins, Push Winning Streak to Seven

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The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, behind the 2003 club […]

Baker to Return for Senior Season for Shockers

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All-American guard, Ron Baker announced Monday that he will return for his senior season at Wichita State. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Scott City spent the days following the Shockers’ Sweet 16 exit evaluating his professional basketball opportunities. “I spent a lot of time talking it over with Coach, my teammates and my family,” Baker […]

Weekend High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Topeka High beat Leavenworth 11-1. Ruth Fiander scored five times. Shawnee Heights edged Baldwin 5-4 in overtime. Hayden defeated Emporia 5-0. Softball Shawnee Heights swept Manhattan 13-2, 9-2. Hayden defeated Emporia with two scores of 15-0. Seaman swept Washburn Rural 3-1 in eight innings and 7-4. Topeka High picked up two victories against […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Push Streak to Six

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Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Royals pounded out 14 hits and six of those were the extra base variety.  The Angels took […]

Spieth Goes Wire to Wire and Wins The Masters

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The green jacket belongs to Jordan Spieth. Spieth finished off the first wire-to-wire victory at the Masters since 1976 with a dominating four-stroke triumph Sunday. About the only thing that didn’t go his way was the final hole, where he made a bogey to merely tie the tournament scoring record. Tiger Woods won his first green […]

Long Ball Leads Royals to Fifth Straight Win

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Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and […]

Sporting KC extends unbeaten streak to four

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Sporting KC extended the club’s unbeaten streak to four games with a scoreless draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd of more than 20,000 fans at Sporting Park. The visitors are now winless in five matches (0-2-3) at the stadium and have won only once in their 11 […]

Defense Highlights Washburn Spring Scrimmage

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The Washburn Ichabods had a disappointing 2014 season as they finished 4-7.  The preparation for 2015 started once the 2014 season came to a close. The Ichabods held their annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 11th at Yager Stadium.  The spring scrimmage had the offense run 62 plays in which the offense struggled and the […]

Royals Push Winning Streak to Four

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Kendrys Morales homered, Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels’ home opener. Eric Hosmer drove in an early run and Jason Vargas pitched six solid innings against his former team for the defending AL champion Royals. They […]

Ace Pitchers Shine in Split Between Seaman and Washburn Rural

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The nightcap was far from pretty. But, the scoreboard showed nothing under the hits column for Washburn Rural. Seaman junior pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn struck out 10 batters in his no-hitter performance, the Vikings exploded in the fourth in with nine runs and Seaman split with Washburn Rural in a Centennial League battle. The Vikings jumped […]

AUDIO: Woodland Misses Cut at The Masters

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The 18th hole was not a good hole for Gary Woodland at The Masters in 2015.  Woodland bogeyed the final hole in his first round and did so in his second round and ended up missing the cut at the first major of the year.  The Topeka native shot a four over par 76 in […]

Selden to Stay at Kansas

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball sophomore Wayne Selden, Jr., will return to KU for his junior season, the guard announced Friday.   “I’m using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better,” Selden said. “I’m happy to come back to Kansas next season. This is a special place.”   […]

Thursday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Seaman defeated Bonner Springs 3-1. Lady Vikes received goals from Fazio, McCarter and Bocquin. Washburn Rural edged Manhattan 2-0. Darby Hirsch scored both goals. Kelly Lemke recorded her third straight shutout as goalkeeper. Shawnee Heights nipped Topeka West 1-0. Jasmine Blindt scored the lone goal. Girls swimming Topeka High Invitational Results Topeka High […]

Phone Systems Hamper White Sox-Royals Game in KC

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The White Sox and Royals were delayed for nearly 5 minutes in the first inning Thursday when the phone system that allows the managers to call from their dugouts went down. Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said both teams were affected by the outage, which prevented the managers from contacting their bullpens or replay officials. Chief […]

Nigel Johnson To Transfer From K-State

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Bruce Weber continues to see his roster for next season dwindle. The latest departure is Nigel Johnson, a sophomore point guard. Johnson sent out a tweet Wednesday morning ( seen below) announcing his intent to transfer from the K-State Basketball Program.  Johnson joins Jevon Thomas, Marcus Foster, and Tre Harris as K-State basketball players not […]

Major League Baseball Wants Fans to Vote for “Franchise Four”

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Major League Baseball today announced details of the “Franchise Four” promotion, in which fans can select the four most impactful players from all 30 clubs, along with the Negro Leagues, a “Pioneers” ballot for pre-1915 players and a “Greatest Living Players” category. Eight finalists from each category were selected based on recommendations from a Blue […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls softball Washburn Rural swept Hayden on dedication day for new softball field. Recap, audio and more can be found here. Topeka West lost to Salina Central 10-1 and Maize South 11-6. Highland Park banged up KC Washington with 18-0 and 18-7 wins. Girls soccer Hayden beat Wichita Trinity 5-0. Lansing defeated Seaman 4-1. Washburn […]

Washburn Rural’s Taylor Ullery Comes Through to Cap Sweep on Dedication Day

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Washburn Rural didn’t launch any fireworks for the special day, but there was plenty of it on the diamond. Rural freshman Taylor Ullery gave the Lady Junior Blues a walk off win, sophomore Madison Roth stymied the Hayden offense and the Lady Junior Blues celebrated 2-1, 6-5 sweep on dedication day for the brand new […]

Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week

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After their performances last week, Seaman junior softball player Kat Frakes and Shawnee Heights junior baseball player Jarod Cooper are our Wendy’s high school athletes of the week. After a third place finish at the 5A state tournament, the Seaman softball team picked up right where the Lady Vikes left off. Seaman improved to 4-0 to open […]

Cliff Alexander to Enter 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Tuesday that freshman Cliff Alexander will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Alexander joins fellow KU teammate Kelly Oubre, Jr., who announced he was going to enter the 2015 NBA Draft on April 1.   “This should come as no surprise to anybody,” Self said. […]

Monday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Topeka High defeated Highland Park 10-0. Ruth Fiander scored three times for the hat trick. Shawnee Heights lost to Bonner Springs 3-2 in double overtime. Second straight loss in double OT for the Lady T-Birds. Boys golf Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational team results: 1. Washburn Rural 289 (school record), 2. Shawnee Mission East […]

Jones and Allen Lead Duke to Comeback Title Victory

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Jahlil Okafor scored two big buckets late and his freshman buddy Tyus Jones hit a key 3-pointer to lift Duke to its fifth national title Monday night in a 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin. Okafor spent big chunks of the second half on the bench after drawing his third, then his fourth foul. When he returned, […]

KU Great Jo Jo White to be Inducted to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

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Two-time Kansas men’s basketball All-American and seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White joined the best of the best among his life’s work on Monday. White was one of six individuals announced as making up the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2015.   White donned the Crimson and Blue from 1966-69 under the […]

Opening Day is Here!

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Kansas City Royals take on the Chicago White Sox Monday Afternoon. Manager Ned Yost spoke to the media in the dugout prior to today’s game. Royals Lineup: 1. Escobar 2. Moustakas 3. Cain 4. Hosmer 5. Morales  6. Gordon 7. Rios  8. Perez 9. Infante Royals Manager Ned Yost 

Weekend High School Sports Rewind

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Friday results Softball Washburn Rural swept Highland Park 17-2 and 16-1 Seaman used a 26-hitting night to sweep Shawnee Heights 9-7 and 14-4 Baseball Shawnee Heights swept Seaman 11-1 and 9-7 Topeka High’s game versus Manhattan was postponed to May 5th   Saturday results Girls soccer Washburn Rural edged Blue Valley North 1-0 for third […]

Audio: Sporting KC Scores 2 Goals In Stoppage Time For Wild Win Over PHI

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Sporting Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-2.  Goals Sporting KC Philadelphia Union Dom Dwyer 16 (Benny Feilhaber) Jacob Peterson 3 (own goal)  Jalil Anibaba 90+1 (Roger Espinoza) Fernando Aristeguieta 19 Krisztián Németh 90+4 (Matt Besler)   Discipline Summary Sporting KC Philadelphia Union Marcel de Jong 18 (Caution) Maurice Edu 62 (Caution)   Brian Carroll […]

Wisconsin Takes Down Kentucky Faces Duke in Title Game

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Sam Dekker gave Wisconsin a four-point lead with 1:06 left, then Bronson Koenig put their semifinal away at the free throw line as the Badgers ended Kentucky’s unbeaten season. It’s Wisconsin by a knockout in the Final Four. Frank “the Tank” Kaminsky and Sam Dekker led the charge. Nigel Hayes flanked the big guys up front. The […]

Royals Ink Yordano Ventura To Multi-Year Deal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 4, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura to a five-year contract, which runs through the 2019 season with club options for 2020 and 2021.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Ventura, 23, is coming off one […]

Jake’s Takes: MLB and Royals Prediction 2015

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The 2014 MLB season was a year that Royals fan will remember for the rest of their lives. It was a season/trip/journey that Kansas City fans will talk about for years to come.  Not a day goes by when you and your buddies are talking about the Royals and someone always brings up “Should Jirschele […]

Kentucky’s John Calipari chosen AP Coach of the Year

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) John Calipari, whose Kentucky team is the first in 24 years to reach the Final Four undefeated, has been selected The Associated Press’ coach of the year. The Wildcats were the talk of the college basketball this season in winning the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships. They were ranked No. 1 […]

Royals Secure Outright Waivers on Pitcher Louis Coleman

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KANSAS CITY, MO (April 3, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that the club has secured outright waivers on right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman, who has been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.  Coleman, who turns 29 tomorrow, has pitched in 148 Major League games with Kansas City since debuting in 2011.  Following the move, the […]

Thursday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Seaman defeated Ottawa 10-0. Brylee Johnson scored five goals and recorded two assists. Heritage Christian beat Highland Park 9-0. Washburn Rural lost to Blue Valley Southwest in a shootout. End of regulation saw a 1-1 tie. BVSW won shootout 4-3. Rural plays Blue Valley North for third place in Olathe NW Invitational on […]

Kaw Valley Bank Big 12 Report with Jason King

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The college basketball world isn’t short of news at this time,  Gregg Marshall is going to be a Shocker for the foreseeable future as he signed a new deal with Wichita State.  Texas is still trying to lure Shake Smart to be their head coach.  Oh and there is this thing called the Final Four […]

Details for Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium

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The Kansas City Royals today announced details of a special extended Opening Day pregame ceremony, set for Monday, April 6, prior to a 3:10 start vs. the Chicago White Sox.  Pregame events include a ring presentation for members of the 2014 American League Championship team and the raising of the American League pennant flag.  Stadium […]

Gregg Marshall Says No to Alabama and Yes to Extension

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The familiar face of Gregg Marshall will be around Wichita State for a few more years. Gregg Marshall has announced he is staying as the Head Coach of Wichita State.  The University has not released details of the agreement but several news outlets are reporting a verbal agreement has been made.  According to a report […]

Seaman’s Tatyana Legette highlights All-Centennial League teams

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Four city basketball players have been named to the All-Centennial League girls basketball team. Seaman senior forward Tatyana Legette claimed the league’s player of the year honor. Washburn Rural senior Paige Cunningham, Topeka High junior Adrianna Henderson and Shawnee Heights sophomore Jazz Sweet joined Legette on the first team.  Washburn Rural coach Kevin Bordewick nabbed […]

Kelly Oubre, Jr., to Enter the 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, the 6-7 guard announced Wednesday. In lieu of a press conference, Oubre chose to keep his decision between himself, his dad (Kelly Oubre, Sr.) and head coach Bill Self before making his announcement public. “I’m leaving the University of Kansas for […]

2015 MIAA Hall of Fame Class Announced

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Ten Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association legends have been elected to the MIAA Hall of Fame Class of 2015, the conference office announced today. It was also announced that the 2011 Pittsburg State National Champion Football Team will be inducted as the first member of the 2016 class during the 2016 MIAA Basketball Tournament. This year’s […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Blue Valley defeated Seaman 8-0Free State edged Shawnee Heights 2-1 in double overtimeWashburn Rural beat Shawnee Mission West 4-1 in opening game of Olathe Northwest tournament Boys tennis No. 1 singles resultsNo. 2 singles resultsNo. 3 singles resultsNo. 1 doubles resultsNo. 2 doubles resultsNo. 3 doubles results Team results: 1. Blue Valley Northwest […]

Royals Announce TV Games on FOX Sports Kansas City

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With the addition of 11 national TV appearances to FOX Sports Kansas City’s 150 regional telecasts, an all-time high 161 Kansas City Royals games are scheduled for television in 2015. FOX Sports announced in March that it will carry 10 games as part of Major League Baseball’s national television package – six on FOX Sports […]

KBCA announces All-Star rosters

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Another high school basketball season is complete. But for 48 basketball stars, they have one more game to finish before moving on to college. Three city players get that opportunity. The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association released its All-Star rosters for 2015. Shawnee Heights point guard Tez Scroggins, Washburn Rural forward Paige Cunningham and Seaman forward […]

Ten city players receive KBCA All-State honors

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City players, who earned All-State honors:Tez Scroggins, SR, Shawnee Heights, 5A second teamJoe Miller, SR, Seaman, 5A honorable mentionJacob Head, SR, Hayden, 4A-DI honorable mentionPaige Cunningham, SR, Washburn Rural, 6A second teamLauren Biggs, JR, Washburn Rural, 6A honorable mentionAndrianna Henderson, JR, Topeka High, 6A honorable mentionTatyana Legette, SR, Seaman, 5A second teamJazz Sweet, SO, Shawnee […]

Royals to Let Fans Vote for 6th Inning Song Again

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The Kansas City Royals are asking fans once again to help select the sixth inning sing-along song at Kauffman Stadium through the Play It Forward contest, presented by the Missouri Lottery.  Sixteen popular tracks that received the highest vote totals last season have been selected for the bracket-style contest. During each home game beginning with […]

Weekend High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Hayden beat Topeka West 2-0 Softball Seaman swept Lawrence 12-1 and 17-2 Baseball Seaman defeated Lawrence 10-0 Girls swimming Manhattan Invitational Results Local teams that participated: Hayden, Shawnee Heights, Topeka West, Topeka High, Washburn Rural Team results: 1. Newton, 511; 2. Washburn Rural, 340; 3. Hayden, 279; 4. Manhattan, 278; 5. McPherson, 257; […]

Kentucky Holds Off Notre Dame, Wisconsin Back in Final Four

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Pushed to the brink, Kentucky still perfect and still playing. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. The Wildcats (38-0) advanced to the Final Four in Indianapolis […]

Sporting Kansas City earns 1-0 victory over New York City FC

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Sporting Kansas City secured a 1-0 road victory on Saturday against New York City FC, handing the expansion side their first MLS defeat in front of a sold-out crowd of 27,545 – including 200 of the team’s traveling supporters – at Yankee Stadium. Ike Opara headed home a Matt Besler throw-in for his second goal […]

Sit With the Guru – For A (Final) Day in the Life

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In everyone’s life there come various events that provide watershed moments, the kinds of things that lead to changes. Certainly one of those occured February 1, 2014, when my mother passed away. I had overseen her final seven years since she moved here from Omaha, a life mission that provided its share of ups and […]

Ellis and Mason Make All District Team

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– The Kansas men’s basketball duo of Perry Ellis and Frank Mason III have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 8 Team, the NABC announced Friday.   Reflecting their All-Big 12 recognitions earlier this month, Ellis is a first-team member of the NABC All-District 8, while Mason is […]

Lady Hornets Fall in Final Four Game To Vulcans

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The Lady Hornets held California (PA) without a field goal for the final 6:43 of the game, but the 14th ranked Vulcans converted five of six free throws in that time to hold off ninth ranked Emporia State 51-46 in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Much […]

K-State MBB Dismisses Marcus Foster and Tre Harris

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber announced today that two players have been dismissed from the men’s basketball program and another has elected to transfer. Sophomore Marcus Foster and freshman Tre Harris have been dismissed from the program, while sophomore Jevon Thomas has decided to transfer to a school closer to home. […]

Lady Hornets Move into Final Four of Division II Tournament

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Emporia State scored in the 27th second of the game and never gave up the lead in a 62-50 victory over West Texas A&M in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight. Emporia State scored the games first 11 points and strong defense to hold WTAMU to just .310 shooting from the field. The […]

Standing-Room Only Tickets Now Available for Spring Game

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State Nation continues to set a national standard in support of the Wildcats as athletics officials announced today that all non-premium public reserved and general admission seats have been sold for the 2015 Purple/White Spring Football Game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 25.   “Sporting Park will […]

Chiefs Awarded Four Compensatory Draft Picks

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A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2015 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 teams, the NFL announced today.    Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.   The number […]

Kansas Football Opens Spring Practice Tuesday

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks will begin spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, as KU will go through the first of its 15 allotted practices. The 2015 spring schedule will conclude with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 25. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m., in Memorial […]

KU Head Coach Bill Self and KU Players Following Loss To Wichita State

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Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday.  The Jayhawks finish the season 27-9. The Shockers are now 30-4. KU head Coach Bill Self, Devonte Graham and Perry Ellis at the podium.    Bill Self Locker […]

AUDIO: WSU Head Coach Gregg Marshall and Players Preview KU Game

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For the first time in 22 years, Wichita State and Kansas will battle on the hardwood. The seventh-seeded Shockers (29-4) square off against the second-seeded Jayhawks (27-8) in Third Round NCAA Tournament action at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. The winner will advance to next week’s Midwest Regional Semifinals in Cleveland. This is the 14th meeting all-time […]