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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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WU golf takes fourth in UCM Invitational

The Washburn golf team opened the fall season with a fourth-place finish in the Central Missouri Invitational at Mules National Golf Club... Read more

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

WU sports roundup: Tennis teams open strong in Wheatstate Classic, volleyball posts two wins in Rolla

The Washburn women’s tennis team swept singles play in the Wheatstate Fall Classic on Saturday at Kossover Tennis Center.... 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

Local sports briefs: WU hires assistant baseball coach

Washburn baseball coach Harley Douglas has hired Jon Pomatto as an assistant coach, Washburn announced Wednesday.

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Washburn picked No. 16 in AVCA poll

The Washburn volleyball team was tabbed No. 16 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II preseason poll released Monday.

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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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Washburn coach Brett Ballard announces fourth signee

Washburn men’s basketball coach Brett Ballard announced Tuesday the signing of Aaron Simmons II, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound small forward from Louisburg, N.C.... Read more

ESU baseball hangs on for regional win

The Emporia State baseball team put up 10 runs in the first five innings and held on for a 10-8 victory over... Read more

WU golf ties for 10th in regional

AXTELL, Neb. — The Washburn golf team finished its season by tying for 10th place at the NCAA Division II Midwest/Central Regional... Read more

Washburn golf in 17th place after Day 1 of regional

AXTELL, Neb. — The Washburn golf team is sitting in 17th place after the first round of the NCAA Division II Midwest/Central... Read more

Two Ichabods earn all-conference honors at MIAA Track and Field Championships; ESU gets six top-three finishes

The Washburn track and field teams finished their first MIAA Outdoor Championships with 12 personal records, three school records and an NCAA... Read more

Washburn track and field sets five NCAA provisional marks on Saturday at MIAA Outdoor Championship

The Washburn track and field team set five school records and made five NCAA provisional marks on the second day of the... Read more

Local sports briefs: WU announces team MVPs

Softball player Samantha Carson was named the Washburn Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year at the WU athletic department awards banquet on... Read more

Shorthanded WU women’s tennis team falls in regional

The Washburn women’s tennis team ended its season with a 5-0 loss to Southwest Baptist in the NCAA Division II Central Regional... Read more

WU men’s tennis ends season with loss to Southwest Baptist in Central Regional

The Washburn men’s tennis team ended its season with a 5-2 loss to Southwest Baptist on Saturday at the Central Regional in... Read more

Local sports briefs: Washburn golf makes NCAA regional

The Washburn golf team is headed to the NCAA Division II regional for the third straight year.

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WU women’s basketball announces six-player signing class; WU men sign Blue Valley’s Geiman

Washburn women’s basketball coach Ron McHenry announced six signees for next season, while Ichabods men’s basketball coach Brett Ballard announced his second... 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

Washburn golf in fourth place heading into final round at MIAA Golf Championship

SPRING HILL — Washburn dropped out of the lead Tuesday at the MIAA men’s golf championship but the Ichabods are just five... Read more

Ichabods lead after first round of MIAA Golf Championship

SPRING HILL — The Washburn golf team finished the first round of the MIAA Golf Championship at the top of the leaderboard... Read more

Washburn baseball game vs. Emporia State moved to Tuesday

The Washburn baseball team’s home finale with Emporia State has been moved to 4 p.m. on Tuesday because of the threat of... Read more

WU men’s tennis falls in MIAA Tournament final

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Washburn men’s tennis team fell 5-3 to Northwest Missouri in the MIAA Tournament final on Thursday at Dillon... Read more

Washburn men’s tennis team advances to MIAA Tournament final

The Washburn men’s tennis team earned a spot in the MIAA Tournament final with a 5-2 win over Southwest Baptist on Wednesday... Read more

Washburn women’s tennis advances to MIAA Tournament semifinals

The Washburn women’s tennis team advanced to the MIAA Tournament semifinals with a 5-3 win over Central Oklahoma on Tuesday in Lincoln,... 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

WU notebook: Ichabod tennis teams end regular season with wins at Rockhurst

The Washburn men’s tennis team picked up a 7-2 road victory against Rockhurst on Thursday, closing the regular season with a 15-3... Read more

WU baseball falls 9-2 to rival Emporia State

The Washburn baseball team lost 9-2 to Emporia State in the series opener Tuesday at Falley Field.

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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

Kevin Haskin: Ballard’s first taste of WU basketball was at camp

Years ago, Brett Ballard wanted desperately to be involved in Washburn basketball.

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Local sports briefs: WU baseball edged by Fort Hays State

The Washburn baseball team saw a late rally fall short on Wednesday at Fort Hays State, dropping a 9-8 decision to the... 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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Washburn splits softball doubleheader with Emporia State

Washburn and Emporia State split a softball doubleheader on Saturday at Trusler Sports Complex in Emporia, with the Hornets taking the first... Read more

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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