Shane Jackson

High School Sports Editor | reporter

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Shane is a sports writer for the Lawrence Journal-World and and one of the hardest working people we have on staff.

After working for the Journal-World in a part-time capacity during his college days at KU, Jackson returned to the paper after covering prep sports and K-State for the Manhattan Mercury.

In addition to helping out with all of our KU coverage, Jackson is in complete control of our coverage of the high school sports scene in and around Lawrence, writing stories, covering games, organizing freelance writers and photographers and keeping track of the schedule of the dozens of prep teams in the area.

A former 8-man football star in small town Kansas, Jackson has a real appreciation for all high school athletes and enjoys telling their stories, from the star of the team to the less heralded players living outside of the spotlight.

Jackson, a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens, lives in Lawrence and plays golf whenever he possibly can.

Recent Stories

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas pushes past Tennessee for 74-68 win

A depleted Kansas men’s basketball team was put to the test in the Big 12/SEC Challenge against Tennessee on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. In the end, the Jayhawks had the key players necessary to pull off a 74-68 win for their fourth victory in a row.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas rolls to easy win over Kansas State, but Sunflower Showdown ends in brawl

No. 3 Kansas claimed the first installment of the Sunflower Showdown. And it wasn’t particularly close.

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Quick recap: No. 6 Kansas earns 66-57 road win over Texas

Behind three double-digit scorers, No. 6 Kansas did enough to come away with a 66-57 win over Texas Saturday afternoon in the Erwin Center.

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Shane Jackson: Rare home loss to Baylor highlights KU's limitations on offense

Kansas head coach Bill Self shouldered the blame, but it is unlikely anybody would have faulted him given the circumstances that led to his team's first league loss of the season.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas overwhelms Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum

After years of tightly-contested battles between Big 12 foes, the first such matchup of the new decade was anything but that. No. 3 Kansas overwhelmed Iowa State from start to finish in its 79-53 win Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas defeats No. 16 West Virginia in Big 12 opener

In an old-school basketball game, KU’s big man stood taller than the rest. A strong second half by center Udoka Azubuike helped No. 3 Kansas power past No. 16 West Virginia, 60-53, Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

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How KU women's basketball went undefeated in nonconference play after dropping exhibition opener

For the first time in 14 years, the Kansas women’s basketball team will enter Big 12 play with an undefeated record.

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KU women's basketball pulls away from Wofford with decisive run in 3rd quarter

It was the type of play that tends to happen when a team is rolling. Late in the third quarter, senior forward Mariane De Carvalho had arguably the play of the year for the Kansas women’s basketball team.

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Quick recap: No. 5 Kansas earns convincing road win over Stanford

Thanks to a dominant defensive effort out of the gate, No. 5 Kansas earned a 72-56 road win over Stanford Sunday afternoon.

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'They're pretty special': KU football has high hopes for 2020 cornerbacks

Kansas head coach Les Miles was especially giddy about one position group after the early signing period.

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