Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week


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 […]

Headed for the Showers


 It is going to another partly sunny and mild day today as temperatures warm back into the mid 60s.  There will be a slight chance for light rain tonight, mainly along and east of highway 75.  Lows tonight will drop into the upper 40s.  We should see a little more in the way of sunshine […]

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


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


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 […]

Nice Rains, More to Come


 We’ll start this week on a dry note after some welcome rains over the weekend.  Under partly sunny skies today and tomorrow high temperatures should range from the mid to upper 60s.  The chance for scattered showers will return late Tuesday night and will continue into the day Wednesday.  Highs Wednesday will be in the […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Push Streak to Six


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Sunny with Little Wind


 Under almost cloudless skies today high temperatures will warm back into the upper 60s.  Winds today will be light and westerly .  It will become partly cloudy tonight with lows dropping into the lower and mid 40s.  Saturday will be breezy and warmer with highs ranging from the lower to mid 70s.  Clouds will increase […]

VIDEO: Large Tornado Causes Damage in Northern Illinois


A large tornado has touched down near the central Illinois community of Rochelle, and authorities say initial reports indicate it has caused significant damage. A sheriff’s dispatcher who declined to give her name due to department policy said there was widespread damage but no immediate reports of injuries when a tornado swept across the town of Hillcrest, about 80 […]

Phone Systems Hamper White Sox-Royals Game in KC


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 […]

Shifty Winds


 Clouds will gradually decrease while west to northwest winds steadily increase today with gusts by afternoon topping 30mph.  Temperatures in and around Topeka will hold steady this morning but will drop a few degrees as those north winds return.  Under mostly clear skies tonight lows will settle into the mid 30s.  Friday will be sunny […]

Nigel Johnson To Transfer From K-State


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


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 […]