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KU topples China in exhibition

GWANGJU, Korea – Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team at the 2015 World University Games, ran past China 93-56 in a scrimmage game Thursday afternoon at the Seolwol Girls School Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea. Down 11-7 midway through the first quarter, guard Tyler Self started a USA 11-2 run by hitting a...
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GCHS names Stoppel interim Athletics Director (Audio)

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-The USD 457 board of education announced on Tuesday morning that Jarrod Stoppel has been named as interim Athletics Director and Associate Principal.  Stoppel replaces Martin Segovia, who submitted his letter of resignation on June 19. Stoppel graduated from Garden City High School in 1992. He taught in both Oklahoma and...
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Yanks down Elite in Clanton Final

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-During his postgame speech, Garden City Elite Coach Lyle Befort made it perfectly clear to his team:  “One inning is all it takes to kill us,” he said. “We erase that and we win this game.” Strategically, Befort couldn’t have asked for a better scenario. His pitching staff was well rested,...
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Clanton Tournament Scoreboard Friday

19 and under Garden City Elite 13, Hugoton 0 (4 innings) Hays 11, Hooker 0 Garden City Elite 8, Colby 1 Ulysses 4, Garden City Red Hawks 3 Colby 8, Ulysses 5 Butler County 15, Goodland 0 Butler County 14, Hays 4 16 and under Hays 8, SW Hitters 3 Lakin 3, Liberal 2...
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Oubre goes to Atlanta; then traded

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., was the overall No. 15 choice of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn Thursday. This marks the sixth-straight season a Jayhawk has been selected in the first round. Historically, Oubre becomes the 77th player to be drafted in...
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Red Demons hire new baseball coach (Audio)

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-The Dodge City High School Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Zach Shipley as the new Head Baseball coach of the Red Demons – pending Board of Education approval at the next scheduled meeting. Shipley has spent the past two seasons as the Head Coach at Russell High School, taking...
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A’s blown out again

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-After back-to-back nights of offensive futility, Dodge City finally found their groove. It still wasn’t enough.  El Dorado blew open a one-run game with a nine-run ninth inning en route to a 14-4 victory over the A’s on Wednesday night at Cavalier Field.  After striking out Noah Lee to begin the...
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Kansas holds off Canada in exhibition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shorter shot clock and longer three-point range – but basketball is basketball. Frank Mason III’s 28-point performance served as the perfect reminder that the long wait between seasons is over. Kansas began its dual role as the USA National Team in a 91-83 exhibition victory against Team Canada Tuesday night...
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El Dorado Hammers Dodge City

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-David Flores was hoping Monday night’s offensive struggles were a thing of the past. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case 24 hours later.  El Dorado hurler Adam Keller was sensational on the bump, tossing a complete-game, four-hit shutout in a 13-0 victory at Cavalier Field.  The Broncos scored in every inning but...
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Dodge City A’s win despite struggling offense

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-Despite hitting a wall offensively, Dodge City continues to push forward.  Kevin Connoloy’s RBI ground out and Alex Aguilar’s run-scoring double; both coming in the bottom of the first, was all the A’s needed in a 2-0 victory over El Dorado Monday night at Cavalier Field.  “We had some chances to...
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