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Notebook: Jayhawks disappointed by 'unacceptable' penalties in loss to WVU

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:01:14 -0500

Among the miscellaneous errors that made it impossible for the upset-minded Kansas football team to topple West Virginia Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the penalties and turnovers bothered head coach David Beaty most of all. By Benton Smith

Falling Short: Khalil Herbert's career day not enough in 56-34 loss to West Virginia

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:38:24 -0500

If it were possible for one man on an outmatched Kansas football roster to carry the entire program to an upset victory over West Virginia Saturday, it was going to be Khalil Herbert. By Benton Smith

No. 2 Baker holds off No. 14 Benedictine

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:21:47 -0500

Baker University quarterback Logan Brettell tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Tywonn Moss with 50 seconds left, lifting the second-ranked Wildcats to a 44-37 road victory over No. 14 Benedictine on Saturday.

'Glimpses' of defensive progress not enough in KU football loss to West Virginia

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:08:24 -0500

The ball was at 30. It was third down, and KU needed a stop. By Scott Chasen

Firebirds top Topeka, 1-0

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:01:05 -0500

Free State's boys soccer team earned a 1-0 victory against Topeka High on Saturday afternoon at FSHS.

Hiawatha man arrested after police pursuit early Saturday morning

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:20:43 -0500

A Hiawatha man is being held in Douglas County jail in connection with a police pursuit early Saturday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office booking log.

Grounded: Mountaineers spoil Herbert's big day, KU's comeback bid

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:47:34 -0500

Despite one of the best outings in school history by sophomore running back Khalil Herbert on Saturday, the Kansas football team couldn’t keep up with West Virginia in a 56-34 loss at Memorial Stadium in its Big 12 opener. By Bobby Nightengale

Gunshots fired near eastern Lawrence bar; one man wounded, witnesses uncooperative

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:08:27 -0500

A 33-year-old man was admitted to an area hospital with an apparent gunshot wound after a shooting Friday night in Lawrence, police said in a news release.

Opinion: Kansas, don't elect another zealot

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Who was Phill Kline? And what does his landslide defeat in 2006 mean for the governor’s race in 2018?

Letter to the editor: Saturday lacking

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

To the editor: If Dolph Simons Jr. had begun his final “Saturday Column” (July 30, 2016), a little over a year ago with a line from an old Carter Family song, “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone,” he would have been correct. The new columns that run on Saturdays are well worth a read. But, it just isn’t quite the same.

Letter to the editor: Thanks for fighting

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

To the editor: Thank you, Tonganoxie, for fighting the Tyson plant and winning! This was not a good idea for your town. It would not have mattered what kind of people were employed here. These people who would have been employed would likely have worked in horrible conditions.

Letter to the editor: Loud cheering key

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

To the editor: As suggested in a recent sports editorial, Mr. Keegan thinks that the solution to KU’s football woes is to fire the athletic director. With all due respect to Mr. Keegan, firing the athletic director or the head coach is not the solution.

Fix-It Chick: Cabinet scraper a handy tool for average homeowner

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Look into a woodworker’s shop and you will most likely find a host of amazing tools that the average homeowner or fix-it person would seldom use in a lifetime. Yet nestled among those specialized tools are a few gems that deserve to be brought to the forefront of common knowledge. The cabinet or card scraper is one of those tools. When it comes to refinishing hardwood surfaces, cabinet scrapers are a great alternative to sandpaper.

Garden Variety: Some tips on growing and harvesting leeks

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

When many crops in Kansas vegetable gardens are nearing the end of their season, leeks are just coming into their own. Gardeners and farmers who planted them last spring may begin harvest in September to early October depending on the planting and maturity dates for the variety they are growing. With careful planning, selection, and a little extra care, harvest may continue throughout the winter.

LHS defense holds off SM West in 35-28 win

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

For several stretches Friday, Lawrence High’s defense had trouble slowing down Shawnee Mission West. Clinging to a seven-point lead in the final minutes, the Lions asked their mostly young defense for a key stop.

Area football roundup: Kaws, Chieftains improve to 4-0

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

For the fourth straight week, Perry-Lecompton's football team scored more than 50 points. On Friday, the Kaws remained unbeaten with a 74-22 road victory over Troy (1-3).

Gage Foster shakes off injury, sparks offense in Free State's win over SMNW

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:56:17 -0500

The first time Gage Foster touched the ball, he ran for a touchdown. The first time he threw it? Another. How about that for a welcome back? By Scott Chasen

Memorial Stadium renovation plans unveiled; campaign bolstered by $50M pledge

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0500

The future of Memorial Stadium now has a vivid picture to go with it — and some of the money required to eventually carry out that vision. Kansas Athletics on Friday unveiled renderings for large-scale improvements to the football program’s facilities, which were met with a $50 million pledge — the largest in the athletic department’s history — from KU alumnus and benefactor David Booth.

Tom Keegan: New KU chancellor backs football coach, athletic director

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -0500

A couple of things quickly became clear about the new University of Kansas chancellor, Douglas Girod, during his initial session Friday with reporters who cover KU Athletics.

Man found guilty of molesting teen in 2012 Douglas County court case

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:03:56 -0500

A man was convicted of child sex crimes this week in Douglas County, in a case that until recent months had been frozen for five years with a warrant out for the suspect’s arrest.