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Cowgirls lose in State Softball to Top Seeded Independence

Trent SanchezMay 25, 2018

The Abilene Cowgirl Softball Team had their season come to an end at the 4A Division I State Tournament in Emporia, in a 7-0 loss to top-seeded Independence.  The Lady Bulldogs scored three runs in the first and second innings and added their seventh run in the bottom of the the sixth.  Independence Senior, Lyssa Schabel improved to 12-0 on the season and Cowgirl Junior, Emily Burt took the loss...

Duffy Stays Tough on Rangers as Royals Roll

Royals.comMay 25, 2018

ARLINGTON -- Whatever has been ailing Royals starter Danny Duffy this season, a trip to Globe Life Park, home of the American League's weakest offense, was at least a temporary cure in an 8-2 win over the Rangers on Thursday night. In the opener of a four-game series, Duffy allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings for his longest outing since July 15 of last season, al...

Ell-Saline Claims Comeback Victory; Advances to State Semifinals

Morgan LillichMay 24, 2018

The Ell-Saline High School baseball squad reaffirmed one of the oldest sayings in the book Thursday afternoon:  It ain't over 'til it's over. Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning in the quarterfinal round of the 2A-1A State Baseball Championship in Great Bend, the Cardinals found themselves staring down the end of a successful 2018 campaign.  Ell-Saline fans surely woul...

Smoky Valley Softball falls in State opener

Don BengtsonMay 24, 2018

The Girard Trojans lived up to their billing as they defeated the Smoky Valley Vikings 6-1. Girard scored two in the first as a Viking error with two outs allowed Girard to score. In the 3rd, Girard had one run on two hits as a hit runner ended the inning making the score 3-0. The Vikings only real threat was in the 6th as Haxton reached on a single. Hulse then singled for her third hit of t...

Kansas and Kentucky to Meet in 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge in Lexington

KU Athletics ReleaseMay 24, 2018

IRVING, Texas - Kansas and Kentucky will continue their rich rivalry on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky, in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the two conferences and ESPN announced Thursday. For the fourth-straight year, all games in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge will be played in one day. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise the contests of the sixth-annual event matching every Bi...

K-State to Travel to Texas A&M in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

K-State Athletics ReleaseMay 24, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will travel to former Big 12 Conference rival Texas A&M as part of the sixth annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, the two conferences announced Thursday afternoon (May 24). The game will be one of 10 contested between the two conferences for the sixth consecutive season with ESPN providing coverag...

Butera, Royals Roll in 10th to Win I-70 Series

Royals.comMay 24, 2018

LOUIS -- It took almost two months, but the Royals finally won their first road series of 2018. Drew Butera lined a two-run single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to lift the Royals to a hard-earned 5-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon in the rubber game of the I-70 Series at Busch Stadium. Added Butera, "That was nice. We needed that. We fought hard all three games...

AUDIO: Knights Set State Record, Claim 4th Consecutive Title

Pat StrathmanMay 23, 2018

During the state championship run, Sacred Heart has set state records for par 70 and par 71 courses. The Knights can check off the final box on their list while adding another state trophy. Sacred Heart turned in a performance for the ages, recording a team score of 279 to win its fourth consecutive Class 2A state championship by 57 strokes at Crestwood Country Club. The Knights claimed the ...

Hammel Baffles Cards for First Win in I-70 Tilt

Royals.comMay 23, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- The Royals needed their veterans to step up in a big way. And that's exactly what happened on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. Right-hander Jason Hammel authored the Royals' best outing by a starter in nearly three weeks, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, and Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon each homered in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals in Game 2 of the I-70 Series. The Royals had...

Sacred Heart Promotes Gormley to Head Boys Basketball Position

Pat StrathmanMay 22, 2018

Back in 2004, Brian Gormley left the Sacred Heart boys basketball program. Now, he's back for a second stint. After serving six years as head coach of the boys hoops squad at Sacred Heart Junior High School, Gormley has been elevated to the top spot for the high school team. Sacred Heart officials also announced the appointment of Sondra Palen to head volleyball coach. Gormley coached the...




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