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  • General Activities | March 02, 2016

    Kansas Nets play in Wamego tourney

    The Kansas Nets sixth grade boys basketball team from Manhattan won the Wamego Basketball Association tournament last Saturday.  The Nets opened pool play with a 49-38 win over Riley Count and then defeated Wamego 49-39 to advance to the finals.  In the championship

  • General Activities | January 19, 2016

    United volleyball team wins in Hutchinson

    The United 13-and-under Konza volleyball club team from Manhattan competed at the “In It To Win It” tournament in Hutchinson recently. United dominated the eight-team field by winning nine out of 10 sets. The team swept bracket play to earn first place. The team is made

  • Columns |General Activities | January 07, 2016

    Cameron: OK, we called this one

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Journalists who go out on a limb and get a story exactly correct when the whole world seems to be saying the opposite, well… We try to remain relaxed and humble about it. But we aren’t. Hell, no, we throw our

  • General Activities | January 07, 2016

    Royals sign OF Alex Gordon to $72 million, 4-year deal

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a cold wind blowing outside and the warmth of spring training still more than a month away, Alex Gordon walked into the home clubhouse of Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and grinned. He was home. And he will be for a while.

  • General Activities | December 27, 2015

    Rose deserves a fair shot at Hall of Fame

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    Forgive me for stepping outside the good cheer of the season, just for a few minutes. But I’m angry. Or maybe frustrated is a better word. The event that just lit me up once again was the announcement by Major League Baseball czar Rob

  • Columns |General Activities | December 17, 2015

    Cameron: Free agency leaves Royals with tough decisions

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dillon Gee. Never mind who he is for a moment. Instead, consider the panic he’s caused. Despite back-to-back World Series appearances and winning the whole enchilada last season, Royals fans are frightened. Maybe it comes from two decades in the wilderness —

  • Columns |General Activities | December 08, 2015

    Royals going all in with pitching, pen

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    KANSAS CITY — Here’s one stone-cold fact we learned last year: Trusting the Royals’ scouts might be the safest bet in baseball. Given this group’s track record of finding gold in dry river beds (Kendrys Morales, Chris Young, Ryan Madson, Kris Medlen, etc.), you

  • General Activities | December 01, 2015

    Cameron: Tough road for Royals in free agency

    KANSAS CITY — No question, Royals fans are terrified. You can see it on the guy wearing his “World Series Champion” hoodie at the grocery store — face pinched, body slightly hunched as though waiting to absorb a mighty blow. This is what baseball folk call the “

  • General Activities | November 27, 2015

    Local bowlers compete at state meet

    A number of local youth bowlers from the Manhattan area competed in the USBC state championship this past weekend in Olathe. The Little Apple Lanes 1 team won the Division 1 team competition with a score of 2,873, finishing 184 pins better than second place. The team was made

  • General Activities | November 20, 2015

    5-year-old golfer hits hole-in-one

    It may be another few years before Charlie Haney fully understands the scope of his accomplishment at Colbert Hills Golf Course earlier this month. The 5-year-old golfer hit a hole-in-one on No. 3 at Colbert Hills’ Par 3 Course, sending a shot over the creek with his

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