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Royals Give up the Long Ball and Lose to the Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham each hit two-run homers, Trevor Plouffe also went deep and the Minnesota Twins held off the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Monday night. Cole De Vries (1-1) lasted five shaky innings to pick up his first major league victory in his third career start....
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GWAC Baseball, Softball All-League selections announced

(Scott City) (westernkansasnews.com)–The Great West Activities Conference released their All-League Selections for Baseball and Softball for thew 2012 season. Colby took the league title in baseball, while Goodland won the league softball title. Baseball First Team Pitchers: Braden Sager & Luke Cox, Colby; Drew Kite, Scott City Outfield: Macen Shull, Colby; Ross Davis, Hugoton,...
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Royals Mazzaro Blanks Struggling Oakland 2-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Vin Mazzaro pitched six stellar innings and the Kansas City Royals beat punchless Oakland 2-0 Sunday, handing the Athletics their third shutout in four games. Eric Hosmer homered as the Royals sent the A’s to their 10th loss in 11 games. Mazzaro (2-0), who pitched for the A’s in...
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Power Conference Alignment Still on the Table at NCAA Meetings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – NCAA president Mark Emmert says another round of conference realignment could be sparked by schools trying to improve their chances to play in the proposed four-team college football playoff. Emmert was in Kansas City on Thursday to discuss various issues with representatives of the Big 12, who were conducting...
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Sport Physicals to be Given at GCHS

Garden City-(westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City High School Athletic Department will be offering sport physicals this summer for the athletes planning on participating in their sport seasons for 2012-2013. It is with the help of several physicians in the Garden City medical community, that will be volunteering their time to the athletes in providing this...
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The KSHSAA Honors Long Time Service Awards to Officials for 2012

Topeka-(westernkansasnews.com) Each year, the Kansas State High School Activities Association recognizes and honors a select group of contest officials for their dedication and service to Kansas interscholastic athletic programs. This years 2012 recipients include Jeffrey Curtis from Lawrence for 20 years of service and for 50 years Maurice Elliot from Chanute. The KSHSAA Official...
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Weber Rounds out Kansas State Basketball Coaching Staff

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State coach Bruce Weber is rounding out his coaching staff by hiring former Illinois standout Chester Frazier as an assistant coach. Frazier will earn a base salary of $135,000. He joins former Southern Illinois coach Chris Lowery and Alvin Brooks III as assistant coaches, while Brad Korn will be...
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Royals Beat the Indians for Their 15th Win on the Road

CLEVELAND (AP) – Mike Moustakas had a career-best four RBIs to help rookie Will Smith get his first major league win, leading the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Moustakas hit a two-run homer off Justin Masterson (2-4) in the first and singled in two runs...
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Cimarron Girls, Scott City Boys & Girls finish in the top five of Class 3A

(Wichita) (westernkansasnews.com)–It was a pretty good weekend for the area teams in the Class 3A State Track & Field meet at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium Friday and Saturday. For the girls, the young Cimarron Blue Jay team came home with a fourth place finish, while the Lady Beavers of Scott City followed in fifth place....
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Meade Boys, Kiowa County Girls take home top three finishes

(Wichita) (westernkansasnews.com)–The Meade Buffalo boys took home the state runner-up trophy in the 2012 State Track & Field meet Friday and Saturday at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium. Meade was one point short of tying for the top spot with the Plainville Cardinals. Ness City also was a top 10 team finisher from the area, as...
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