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Kennedy Hot in Return, but Royals Fail to Walk-off

Royals.comSeptember 10, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS -- In his first start in nearly two months, Ian Kennedy delivered a strong outing, but it wasn't enough to secure a victory for the Royals in their series finale with the Twins. Minnesota catcher Willians Astudillo launched a two-out, two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth off Jason Hammel to give the Twins a 3-1 victory and a series win at Target Field. But the silver...

Bethany Victorious In Home Opener Thriller

KSAL StaffSeptember 8, 2018

Freshman Fernando Avila-Castro kicked a 24-yard field goal with 47 seconds left to capture Bethany's first win of the season in their home opener, 31-28, over the Bethel Threshers. Bethany found themselves down, 7-0, 28 seconds into the ballgame after Bethel's running back Braedon Starlin-Driver, a Junior transfer from Independence Community College, took the opening play from scrimmage 60-yard...

KWU Sets School Record in 2018 Home Opener

Pat StrathmanSeptember 8, 2018

The 2018 motto for the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes is "Project Mayhem." KWU certainly delivered chaos to the Friends Falcons. Quarterback Johnny Feauto scored six times, the defense and special teams combined for three touchdowns, and No. 21 Kansas Wesleyan put up a school record 83 points in an 83-0 blowout at the Graves Family Sports Complex. The previous record was 72 when the Yotes dropped 7...

Royals’ Lopez Loses Perfecto, No-no in 9th

Royals.comSeptember 8, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jorge Lopez was close to perfection on Saturday, but still walked away with the best start of his young career. After eight perfect innings, Lopez walked the leadoff batter in the ninth and surrendered a hit to the following batter in a dazzling 4-1 win over the Twins at Target Field. Bret Saberhagen had thrown the most recent no-hitter by a Royals pitcher when he blanked the Whi...

Jayhawks Rush Past Central Michigan, 31-7

KU Athletics ReleaseSeptember 8, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- With a combination of an explosive running game and hard-nosed defense, Kansas collected its first win of the 2018 season, beating Central Michigan, 31-7, on Saturday afternoon inside Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Both offenses struggled to find an answer early on, but Kansas struck first with five minutes to go in the first half, igniting the Jayhawk offense as KU never relinq...

No. 18 Mississippi State Rushes Past K-State, 31-10

KSU Athletics ReleaseSeptember 8, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State Wildcats fell to No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 31-10, in front of 49,784 fans at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, as Mississippi State rushed for 384 total yards, including 211 yards from sophomore running back Kylin Hill to hand K-State its first defeat of the season. The Wildcats (1-1, 0-0 Big 12) were limited to 213 yards on offense, including...

HS FB Coaches Corner – 9/8

Pat StrathmanSeptember 8, 2018

Week two of the high school football season is in the books. Hear from six different coaches during the Coaches Corner, every Saturday morning from 8 to 9, live from Burger Theory inside the Holiday Inn. Stop by for a delicious breakfast buffet or order a special item off the superb menu. Coaches on the show this week: Salina Central's Mark Sandbo, Salina South's Sam Sellers, Minneapolis' Jh...

Derby Blanks Central 63-0

Todd PittengerSeptember 7, 2018

After starting the season with a win at home last week, the Salina Central Mustangs hit the road Friday night to take on one of the best 6A teams in Kansas, the Derby Panthers. It was Military Appreciation Night at Panther Stadium, and with the home team dressed in special camouflage jerseys for the night they dominated the game from start to finish. Derby scored on all eight possessions it ...

Trick Plays, Kickoff Return Costly in South Defeat

Pat StrathmanSeptember 7, 2018

The Salina South Cougars were pumped for their 2018 home opener. So was the electrifying crowd at Salina Stadium when South claimed the lead in the fourth. The energy was immediately replaced with the next play. Dodge City matched South's scoring drive with a 95-yard kickoff return and a trick play for three scores as the Red Demons spoiled the Cougars' night with a 27-17 victory. Both ha...

Minneapolis Wins Overtime Battle Against Sacred Heart

Skylar NoskerSeptember 7, 2018

Minneapolis Lions Junior Kaden Griffin hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass from Junior Derek Freel in overtime to capture the 20-17 win for the Lions in their home opener against the Sacred Heart Knights. Griffin opened the game with a big play catching a 49-yard pass from Senior halfback Kaden McCullick on the first play from scrimmage. Minneapolis continued the momentum on the opening d...

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