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WU sports notebook: Golf finishes eighth at NSU Classic

The Washburn golf team finished eighth out of 17 teams in the Northeastern State Golf Classic in Muskogee, Okla.

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MIAA football roundup: No. 14 ESU edges Missouri Southern

No. 14-ranked Emporia State pulled out a 36-29 victory at Missouri Southern on Saturday night in Joplin, Mo.

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Washburn notebook: Ichabod golf in hunt at UCM Invitational

The Washburn golf team sits third after two rounds of the Central Missouri Invitational in Warrensburg, Mo.

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Washburn soccer takes first loss in 4-1 setback to Newman

The Washburn soccer team surrendered three goals in the first half and took its first loss under first-year head coach Davy Phillips,... Read more

Washburn notebook: D.J. Olmstead named co-MIAA defensive player of the week

D.J. Olmstead has been honored by the MIAA after just one game as an Ichabod, with the senior safety named co-defensive player... Read more

Brian Folkerts, former WU lineman, back in NFL with Carolina Panthers

Former Washburn All-American offensive lineman Brian Folkerts is headed back to the NFL with the Carolina Panthers.

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Central Missouri to host 2018 MIAA baseball tournament

The 2018 MIAA baseball tournament will be hosted by Central Missouri, the MIAA announced on Wednesday.

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Former MIAA stars lead Wichita team to Sunflower State Games basketball gold

It always takes an impressive collection of talent to stop one of the Topeka teams from capturing the Sunflower State Games adult... Read more

Owen, Golden Giants pound Rattlers, 17-6

ROSSVILLE – Brett Owen finished a triple short of the cycle, going four for six at the plate with a home run... Read more

Class 4A D-II baseball: Rock Creek falls in semis, regroups to claim third

EMPORIA — Rock Creek’s pursuit for perfection ended in the Class 4A Division II baseball semifinals, but the Mustangs finished the tournament... Read more

Class 4A D-II softball: Hayden unable to overcome rough inning

EMPORIA — When top-seeded Pratt threatened to break things open immediately by loading the bases in the first inning, Hayden found a... Read more

Class 4A Division II baseball: Nate Williams’ walkoff single helps Rock Creek remain unbeaten

EMPORIA — Rock Creek sophomore Nate Williams was thrown into the fire at catcher a couple weeks ago after a season-ending injury... Read more

Holton baseball cherishes first state tournament berth

Throughout its 17-year program history, Holton baseball has often fielded state-caliber teams with glossy records that simply fell victim to tough regionals.... Read more

Emporia State baseball eliminated from regional after heartbreaking losses

EMPORIA — The Emporia State baseball team thrived all season long in finding ways to pull out down-to-the-wire games like the Hornets... Read more

Heights, Seaman soccer earn regional victories

With missed opportunities piling up, frustration was starting to set in for the Shawnee Heights girls soccer team late in Tuesday’s Class... Read more

ESU baseball gives coach Bob Fornelli record win in dramatic fashion vs. Washburn

After notching his program-record 558th win in dramatic fashion with a 10-inning victory against Washburn on Tuesday night, Emporia State baseball coach... Read more

Emporia State baseball shakes off rough start, throttles Washburn

EMPORIA — Seeing its starter fail to get out of the first inning could have made for a long night for the... Read more

Washburn notebook: WU tennis teams set for MIAA Tournament

The Washburn men’s and women’s tennis teams will open the MIAA Tournament this week at the Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb.... Read more

Lexi Crabtree helps Washburn softball earn split against Fort Hays State

Not unusual for a freshman adjusting to the college level, Washburn pitcher Lexi Crabtree went through some growing pains early in the... Read more

WU softball sweeps Kearney

Pitching and defense carried the Washburn softball team through a light-hitting day at the plate, with Kelsee Henry and Lexi Crabtree tossing... Read more

Washburn baseball claims series with 5-3 win over Nebraska-Kearney

Washburn managed just four hits on Sunday, but two of the swings supplied enough offense to claim the rubber match against Nebraska-Kearney.... Read more

Big inning carries Washburn baseball past Nebraska-Kearney

The morale boost Washburn needed came in the form of a seven-run inning on Saturday at Falley Field.

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Local sports briefs: Hill sets Washburn tennis single-season record

Washburn tennis player Madeline Hill set the Ichabods’ single-season wins record during WU’s 6-3 loss to No. 20-ranked Northeastern State on Friday... Read more

Lopers crush Ichabod baseball, 11-2

A crucial series got off to a troubling start for the Washburn baseball team on Friday at Falley Field.

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Clark leads WU baseball to 10-5 win over Fort Hays State

Kasey Clark was a double shy of the cycle, Quentin McGrath tossed seven solid innings and the Washburn baseball team geared up... Read more

Washburn notebook: Matt Barlow named MIAA tennis player of the week

Washburn’s Matt Barlow was named MIAA men’s tennis player of the week on Monday, earning the honor for the second time this... Read more

Washburn softball completes sweep of Lindenwood

The Washburn softball team took its lumps with a brutal schedule to begin MIAA play, but this weekend offered the Ichabods a... Read more

Local fans cherish attending KU’s regional final in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of George Thompson’s most treasured moments as a Kansas basketball fan was watching his Jayhawks compete in... Read more

WU baseball drops series against Pittsburg State

A three-game series against a struggling Pittsburg State team figured to be a prime opportunity for the Washburn baseball team to move... Read more

Stanford women survive first-round scare in Manhattan

MANHATTAN — For a couple hours Saturday, New Mexico State probably added some purple-cladded spectators to its fan base in the first... Read more

Washburn notebook: Ichabod golf team in second after day one of Washburn Invitational

The Washburn golf team battled windy conditions to end the first day of the Washburn Invitational in second place on Monday at... Read more

Flott, Moten carry ESU women past Pittsburg State in regional semifinal

SEARCY, Ark. — Kathryn Flott posted 26 points and 14 rebounds and Kelly Moten accounted for Emporia State’s last 10 points of... Read more

ESU women survive scare in regional opener

SEARCY, Ark. — Thanks to clutch 3-pointers from Addie Lackey and Kyrstie Miller, the Emporia State women’s basketball team survived a tense... Read more

Jefferson West girls move on to Class 4A-II semifinals

EMPORIA — A couple years ago, the Jefferson West girls were just satisfied to be playing in the state tournament.

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Class 5A girls: Salina Central holds off Schlagle

After Salina Central took control early, Schlagle hit the Mustangs with a few spurts to stay within striking distance in Wednesday’s Class... Read more

WU’s Menghini, six ESU athletes to compete in Division II track and field indoor nationals

Junior pole vaulter Allexis Menghini is set to become the first Washburn track and field athlete to represent the program in the... Read more

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