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Minneapolis T-Ball Mighty Orange

Minneapolis T-Ball Mighty Orange

July 22, 2015

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Senior Olympics Registration

July 22, 2015

Registrations are now open for the 32nd annual Kansas Senior Olympics, sponsored by Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. An estimated 800 athletes from Kansas and across the U.S. are expected to compete this year at the games in Topeka. The 2015 Kansas Senior Olympics offers competition in 18 different sports for individuals who will be […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 22, 2015

Big 12 media members voted on their 2015 football predictions last week and there were some surprises: neither Oklahoma nor Texas received a single vote to win the conference championship. What a stunner. In the recent past, the Sooners and Longhorns have dominated the Big 12 rankings. TCU is favored to win it all with […]

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Minneapolis Sports  Hall of Fame Inductee: Dr. John Matt

Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Dr. John Matt

July 22, 2015

At 6’6” tall, John Matt was one of two tall players known as the ‘Twin Towers’ on the record-setting 1959 basketball team. For the first time in school history, a Minneapolis basketball team qualified to play in the finals of the State Class ‘B’ tournament. Led by Coach Gerald Shoemaker, his team went 25-1 losing […]

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Minneapolis Sports  Hall of Fame Inductee: Major General Clayton Comfort

Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Major General Clayton Comfort

July 15, 2015

Major General Clayton Comfort, Football, Class of 1947 While Clayton Comfort was a big, bruising lineman on the football field and an equally ferorious defender and rebounder on the basketball court, he was most recognized for his intelligence and service in the armed forces. The leadership skills Comfort displayed throughout high school sports and academics […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 15, 2015

The Royals are rockin’ and rollin’. Kansas City is on the verge of making a shambles of baseball’s American League Central title chase. Through the games of July 11, KC was 17 wins over .500 (51-34) and 4.5 games ahead of second place Minnesota. Defending champion Detroit trailed by 8 games and Cleveland and Chicago […]

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Chapman Earns All-League First Team

Chapman Earns All-League First Team

July 8, 2015

Hailey Chapman, the daughter of Chris Coffman and Lindsey Xaysongkham, was selected to the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail All League first team as a pitcher. Hailey also pitches for Salina Nemesis in the summer. The United States Specialty Sports Association recently ranked the team #l in the National Fast Pitch Girls 18 and under. Hailey, a […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 8, 2015

Kansas/USA defeated Turkey 66-57 on July 4 in their first test of the World University Games in South Korea. KU didn’t play particularly well, but Turkey had something to say about that. Turkey’s team was big, physical, mature, and had skilled 3-point shooters. Junior guard Wayne Selden (6-5, 230) excelled for Kansas. Selden led the […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 1, 2015

Kansas University’s basketball team traveled to South Korea on Sunday, June 28, to represent the U.S. in the World University Games. Coach Bill Self has been working his experienced ball club to get ready for the global tournament and international rules. KU won two exhibition games against Canada’s national team at the Sprint Center in […]

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Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Burnyce ‘Tex’ Hocker

July 1, 2015

Burnyce ‘Tex’ Hocker, Track and Field, Minneapolis Class of 1927 After 88 years, Burnyce Hocker’s high school long jump record of 22 feet 6 inches still stands. As a junior at the State Track Meet and at a time when athletes weren’t divided into separate classes, Hocker swept the entire State in three events: the 100 […]

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